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MacArthur Boulevard Association presents 2017 awards and charitable contributions

BY MICHELLE OWNBEY The MacArthur Boulevard Association (MBA) presented awards and charitable contributions at their annual meeting on December 14. MBA held four Bites on the Boulevard events during 2017, with as many as nine food trucks at a single event. “We hope that this event over the past three years has done its part [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Matt Denney named director of Senergy Technologies

BY MICHELLE OWNBEY Matt Denney recently accepted a position as the director of Senergy Technologies, a division of Senergy Electric Company, Inc. Based in Williamsville, Senergy Electric was founded in January 2014 by Matt Giacomini. Last year Senergy merged with Cardinal Technology Solutions, founded by Brandon Keafner, who is now a co-owner of Senergy Electric. [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Amy Voils named executive director at M.E.R.C.Y. Communities, Inc.

BY MICHELLE OWNBEY Amy Voils is the new executive director at M.E.R.C.Y. Communities, Inc., replacing Joan Hysler Queen, who recently retired. Prior to that, Voils was the executive director of Helping Hands. “When I heard that Joan was retiring, I had a friend who reached out to me and encouraged me to apply,” said Voils. [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Dec 20

BY NAN KORDING The following building and zoning permits were approved by the city of Springfield between Dec. 11, 2017 and Dec. 17, 2017: Mill Creek Alzheimer’s Center has obtained a commercial building permit for 3319 Ginger Creek Dr. The permit is for installation of a new storage shed. The contractor is Overland, Missouri-based Tuff [...]

By |December 20th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Sherwood Plaza construction and tenant update

BY MICHELLE OWNBEY Less than a year since the Kmart on West Wabash closed, the former big box store is nearly unrecognizable. The property owner, Seritage Growth Properties, is a publicly traded REIT and has a large portfolio of properties nationwide, specializing in redeveloping former Kmart and Sears locations into multi-tenant shopping centers. Based out [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Dan Deweese and his growing painting company – “People love the work we do. They’re amazed by it.”

BY WHITNEY BARNES Dan Deweese Wood Finishing thought he had realistic expectations when he started Dan Deweese Painting and Wood Finishing in November 2014. “When I started, it was just me,” said Deweese. He brought on a friend two weeks later, and was up to five employees after three months, and a staff of 12 [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Categories: Secondary Feature|1 Comment

Gases fuel profits at ILMO Products – A family company pulling business out of thin air for 104 years

BY DAVID BLANCHETTE A Jacksonville-based family company has been pulling business out of thin air for 104 years. But they are not just sitting on their gases. They continue to add product lines and find new uses for existing ones. ILMO Products Company is a distributor of industrial, laboratory, medical, cryogenic and propane gases in [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment

TCB announces commercial banking promotions

Town and Country Financial Corporation, the parent company for Town and Country Bank, recently announced multiple promotions within their commercial banking leadership team. Grant Franklin is now Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking. Steve Gnuse is now Executive Vice President and Community Bank President – Sangamon County. Matt Simhauser is now Senior Vice [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Springfield ranks #6 city where median household income buys the most home

According to a recent study of 200 United States cities conducted by SmartAsset, a New York-based personal finance technology company offering data-based, actionable and easy to understand advice to consumers, Springfield is the sixth-ranked city where residents earning a median household income can buy the most home. The average median household income for Springfield, $52,102, [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

New location for Fresh Visions Community Church

The Fresh Visions Community Church congregation is scheduled to move into their new building at 1551 J. David Jones Parkway on Thursday, Sept. 21. The church is currently located at 2400 N. Grand Ave. E. O’Shea Builders of Springfield is the contractor for the new facility. To celebrate the new building, the community is invited [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Business News, Comings & Goings|0 Comments
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