Business of the Month


Congratulations to our most recent 2023 Village BUSINESS OF THE MONTH!

About Business of the Month: Businesses are decided at the discretion of the mayor, village board, and staff, based on a variety of factors including community involvement, reputation, recommendations and the offering of quality products and services to the Glen Carbon community. 

NOVEMBER BUSINESS of the MONTH: Premier Audio Video

Premier Audio Video opened in the fall of 2016 as a home-based business and moved into its new location and showroom at 184 S. Main Street in Glen Carbon earlier this year. The owner, Tim Root, has been in the audio/video industry for more than 26 years. Tim grew up in Glen Carbon as a child and he currently resides in Glen Carbon with his wife & 3 children.

Premier Audio Video specializes in sales and installation of home theater systems, whole home audio/video, surveillance systems, smart home automation and outdoor entertainment just to name a few.  They also work with commercial clients and their needs whether it be for corporate conference rooms, bars & restaurants, schools or government facilities, medical offices or banks. Learn more about Premier Audio Video by visiting their website at:

OCTOBER BUSINESS of the MONTH: Tzinberg & Associates, P.C.

Tzinberg & Associates, P.C. is a Certified Public Accounting firm that has served clients for over four decades. Initially founded in Granite City, Tzinberg & Associates relocated to Glen Carbon over twenty years ago. The firm’s unwavering mission is to deliver comprehensive, efficient, and budget-friendly tax planning and preparation, payroll management, sales tax returns, and monthly financial statements to small, closely held businesses. They also offer bill payment services, allowing clients to focus their precious time and energy on the core aspects of growing their business.

Tzinberg & Associates follow three basic rules: Rule 1: Compliance with tax laws, Rule 2: While following Rule 1, strategize with clients to minimize taxes and maximize net worth. Rule 3: While following Rules 1 and 2, live by their motto, An Asset, Not An Expense!™, which embodies their relentless effort to deliver exceptional value at competitive rates.

Tzinberg & Associates pride themselves in maintaining consistent communication with clients and use state-of-the-art software and carefully crafted procedures to enhance efficiency and service delivery and, ultimately, client satisfaction. Tzinberg & Associates offer bundled services and fixed fee agreements, allowing clients to budget effectively and without any unexpected billing surprises. 

At Tzinberg & Associates, they understand that successful client relationships are built on a foundation of open and honest communication. The goal is to foster a collaborative environment, marked by consistent and engaging communication, to ensure they meet and exceed clients' expectations. Visit and check Google reviews for some feedback from current clients.

SEPTEMBER BUSINESS of the MONTH: Steele Law Offices, LLC 

Frye Functional Health Center is a holistic health care facility founded in 2007 by doctors Clint and Brooke Frye. Their practice specializes in Advanced Functional Medicine with an emphasis in holistic healing through the utilization of organic, whole-food supplementation, homeopathic medicine, and advanced clinical nutrition as well as acupuncture, rehabilitative massage therapy and chiropractic care.  

Brooke attended SIUE for her undergraduate studies and Clint graduated from The University of Illinois.  Both Dr. Brooke and Dr. Clint graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic in 2006 and 2007, respectively, where they received their Doctorate of Chiropractic degrees.  

Brooke and Clint are proud residents of Glen Carbon, and both proudly serve on the board of Edwardsville Neighbors since 2010.  Edwardsville Neighbors is a community based 501(c)(3) organization that assists local families that have suffered a medical hardship or crisis. 

Frye Functional Health Center is located at 3809 South State Route 159 in Glen Carbon. Their website is for more information.

AUGUST BUSINESS of the MONTH: Steele Law Offices, LLC 

Attorney Randall P. Steele is a lifelong member of the Glen Carbon community, having grown up in the Village and attending Glen Carbon grade school. His firm handles general practice, including estate planning, probate, civil, family and other areas of law. He is proud to have represented several generations of families within the area. 

Mr. Steele received his JD Degree from St. Louis University in 1988. He is an active member in his church, Unity Spiritual Center, in Collinsville, Illinois where he is President. 

He has practiced in the Glen Carbon community for over 35 years, licensed in both Missouri and Illinois, as well as State and Federal courts. He is looking forward to serving the community for many more years. You can learn more about Steele Law at

JUNE BUSINESS of the MONTH: Hardee's in Glen Carbon.  

Hardee’s started out in1960 in Greenville, North Carolina, as a simple walk-up counter business owned by Wilbur Hardee. It eventually grew into a small-town hero to hungry diners throughout the South and Midwest. The chain built a reputation for great quality food, nontraditional fast-food fare. The Glen Carbon Hardee’s in the Village of Glen Carbon opened its doors 43 years ago on May 8, 1990, and has been going strong ever since. Although throughout the years the brand has made various menu changes, one thing has stayed the same for over 40 years, “made from scratch” biscuits. The “made from scratch biscuits” is one of the things that makes Hardee’s unique. Erich Winkelmann has managed the Glen Carbon location for 13 years and he has been with the company for 23 years. The restaurant has a core group of enthusiastic, amazing team members. Glen Carbon is the home to many regular guests who have become more like family. Glen Carbon is owned and operated by Capstone Restaurant Group.

Kitchens by Valerie, Inc. opened in the fall of 2006 at the 4521 State Route 159 location in Glen Carbon.  The business is currently working on a second showroom at 6616 Center Grove Rd. in Glen Carbon scheduled to open this summer.

The owner, Valerie Adkins, is a second-generation cabinet designer & dealer for Amish crafted cabinetry. She is specialized in offering any wood specie, door style & finish for any area of the home as well as  countertop surfaces & decorative cabinet hardware.

Kitchens by Valerie works with new & remodeling contractors & interior designers to provide beautiful, creative and functional areas for the home. Their success is based on their commitment to understanding customer needs & providing the quality, craftsmanship & professionalism to fulfill those expectations.

Contact Kitchens by Valerie at their Glen Carbon office by calling 618-288-0800 to schedule a consultation for your next project.

Sunset Hills Memorial Estates assists in planning or pre-planning for traditional funerals and burials, cremation services, funeral products, keepsake and remembrance jewelry, online guestbooks, photo tribute videos and more. 

Located at 50 Fountain Drive in Glen Carbon, they are available 24 hours per day to assist families in need of memorial planning assistance. You can learn more at

Kristen C. Strieker, a 2012 graduate of St. Louis University School of Law, began her legal career in Madison County over 10 years ago.  During that time, she has focused her practice exclusively on family law, and she continues to advocate for her clients on issues relating to divorce, custody, child support, and post-judgment modification issues.   In 2017, Kristen also received her certification from the Illinois Supreme Court to conduct family law mediation, and she has been a certified Guardian Ad Litem since 2015.

When deciding to open Strieker Law Firm in 2018, Kristen’s goal was to provide her clients with a modern approach to family law, including prioritization of eliminating or reducing the high conflict nature involved with domestic relations litigation.  When selecting an office location, Kristen quickly zeroed in on Glen Carbon as a top choice, due in large part to the supportive business community.  To this day, she believes that community support has been integral to the firm’s success these last 4 years. As such, Kristen has been committed to public service and local philanthropy, focusing her efforts on causes that directly benefit Glen Carbon residents. 

Immediate plans for Strieker Law Firm this year include moving to a new office location in Glen Carbon, which is set to open this Spring 2023 in the Magnolia Commons Professional Office Park.  Kristen is hopeful that the additional office space will allow the Firm to grow and to increase capability to help local residents with their family law needs.
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