• Springfield’s big dig

    Springfield’s big dig

    An architect reflects on the 1960s Old State Capitol facelift By Catherine O’Connor Freelance Contributor In the early 1960s, the capital city’s downtown corridor was the home to bustling shops of all kinds, including the Hub Clothiers, Fishman’s Sporting Goods, [...]

  • Paul Ellis means business for Jacksonville

    Paul Ellis means business for Jacksonville

    By Colin Patrick Brady Freelance contributor . . “Our business is to build business,” says Paul Ellis, who assumed the post of president of the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation in August. Ellis was born on the West Coast and spent [...]

 

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