A new era is starting for the Great River Economic Development Foundation following the retirement of long time president Jim Mentesti. GREDF's annual meeting last night celebrated the work of the man termed the Godfather of Economic Development. Among the speakers was former Adams County Board Chairman Mike McLaughlin...

Mentesti says selling a community requires more than a sales pitch.He says Quincy has the total package..

Mentesti became president of GREDF in 1986 following the death of Al Sellers.