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    Franchise a dream come true for DreamMakers

    By Mark Thoma

    Taking an already successful business and building on the success of others: that was the reason Curt and Deb Trampe hooked up with DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen about eight years ago. The Waco, Texas-based franchise offered a […]

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    Airport improvements

    by Job Conger

    Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport (SPI) reports a calendar year 2014 expenditure of $7 million, mostly from user fees and state and federally underwritten sources, for improvements to airport safety and security. Executive director Mark Hanna recently reviewed […]

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    Best Places to Work 2015

    About the awards
    Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank are pleased to sponsor this year’s “Best Places to Work,” recognizing outstanding businesses in central Illinois.

    Perhaps not surprisingly, two of them are family-owned businesses and the other followed in his […]

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