An accounting firm with strong roots in the Riverbend is merging with another firm with ties to areas a bit further south.  Scheffel & Company, PC and J.W. Boyle & Co., LTD became one entity as of January 1.  Mike Fitzgerald, one of the principals with Scheffel & Company, says it took about three months to complete the deal.

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He says the merger will be seamless, and the only change customers should notice is a change in the company’s letterhead.  Now known as Scheffel Boyle, Fitzgerald says they will continue to have locations in Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville, Highland, Columbia, Jerseyville and Carrollton, Illinois

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