• 2017 Women of Influence

    2017 Women of Influence

    Security Bank and Springfield Business Journal are proud to bring you the 14th annual Women of Influence. This program honors local women for their contributions to the Springfield area community. Selected by their peers through [...]

  • Meet Kara Rapacz – Q and A with SHG’s first lay principal

    Meet Kara Rapacz – Q and A with SHG’s first lay principal

    On March 13, Sacred Heart-Griffin High School named Kara Rapacz as its next principal and its first lay principal. Katherine O’Connor, president and interim principal of SHG, said the school examined several qualified candidates from [...]

  • Hope for a bright future

    Hope for a bright future

    By Patrick Yeagle Inside a nondescript brick building in Springfield’s South Town business district, a wall covered with clear acrylic instead of drywall illustrates various tools and electrical wiring standards. Between the wooden studs, next [...]

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Michael Wallis: The Donner Party

June 13, 2017, 5:30pm - June 13, 2017, 8:30pm

Don't miss out on this incredible event with Emmy nominee, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Route 66 Historian, and voice of the Sheriff in Disney Pixar's Cars 1, 2, and 3, Michael Wallis, at the W...

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A new vision for an old block

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BY PATRICK YEAGLE Dan Senftner practically bursts with excitement when talking about Main Street Square, the public space he helped develop nearly a decade ago in Rapid [...]

2017 Women of Influence

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