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Old Gillett Farm to be auctioned – Estate was home to ‘Cattle King of the World’

BY MONICA STABILE In 1868, John Dean Gillett was known as the “Cattle King of the World.” The influential businessman was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln and was known for, among other things, developing the Shorthorn cattle breed. He established his farm on Elkhart Hill, north of Springfield, and after being in the family [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Seven cybersecurity recommendations for small businesses

BY MICHAEL KOKAL Cybersecurity is a growing concern for businesses at all levels. The potential threats are numerous, and a successful attack can cripple or even destroy a small business. Darrell Fortae, owner of Everlast Software, LLC. in Springfield, teaches community-based cybersecurity seminars at Lincoln Land’s Capital City Training Center. Here are his seven recommendations [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

A tale of pluck – Barnabas Helmy’s electronic Puck

BY PATRICK YEAGLE Like many inventions, Barnabas Helmy’s Puck began with a problem. Helmy’s daughter, two years old at the time, ruined the remote control for their home’s Apple TV by chewing on it. “They’re expensive, and it’s not even that functional of a remote,” Helmy said, sharing a story he has told dozens of [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: Featured Article|0 Comments

Mill Creek Estates seeks expansion approval

By Patrick Yeagle An addition to the Mill Creek Estates subdivision in Springfield is up for consideration by the Land Development Subdivision Planning Committee next week. The preliminary plans show 20 lots to be added to the subdivision, along with a large additional lot reserved for purchase as a public park. The site of the [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bohannon joins Resource One

Katie Bohannon | Photo courtesy Resource One. Katie Bohannon joined Resource One Interior Solutions & Design last week as furniture project manager. Bohannon will manage large projects involving logistics planning, installation and other duties. She most recently worked at her family's business and previously in facility design at Horace Mann. "Her goal will [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jan-Pro targets medical field in Springfield expansion

By Patrick Yeagle A commercial cleaning service with franchises around the globe is planning an expansion to Springfield. Jan-Pro Cleaning Systems, based in Georgia, expects to establish a location here and is seeking franchise candidates. The company serves a variety of industries, including medical, retail, fitness and real estate. Scott Thompson,  chief development officer for Jan-Pro, [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Holliday joins Carrollton Bank as VP

By Patrick Yeagle Timothy Holliday. | Photo by Terry Farmer. Springfield banker Timothy Holliday joined Carrollton Bank last month as vice president and home lending officer. Holliday previously worked 16 years at Town & Country Bank and  started at Carrollton Bank in mid-June. "It presented an opportunity to work with people I’ve known [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bird Armour joins Quorum Consulting at new office

Quorum Consulting Group purchased accounting and wealth management firm Bird Armour earlier this year, with the two Springfield-based companies joining offices this month. Don Wienhoff, owner of Quorum, says his company has practiced third-party pension administration for 24 years, but it more recently began offering accounting services. Wienhoff says he knew of Bird Armour, formerly [...]

By |July 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Barney’s Furniture completes solar installation – Building Permit Roundup

By Patrick Yeagle Barney's Furniture in Springfield has completed a solar installation after receiving a building permit last week. The store at 1987 Wabash Ave. obtained a permit from the City of Springfield building and zoning division on July 11 to install 25 kilowatts of solar power. Barney's president Barry Seidman says it made sense [...]

By |July 19th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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