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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: Featured Article|0 Comments

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

Local Godfather’s Pizza franchisees purchases Dew Chilli Parlor

Mike Monseur and John Leskovisek, the owners of three central Illinois Godfather’s Pizza franchises, recently purchased the Dew Chilli Parlor from Mark Roberts III, located at 1216 S. Fifth St., in Springfield. The historic chilli parlor is located just a half-block off Route 66, and has a strong tradition of serving tavern-style chilli. Monseur and [...]

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

Hovland joins Memorial Physician Services at Koke Mill

Dr. Rebekah Hovland, an internal medicine and pediatric physician, has begun her practice at Memorial Physician Services -- Koke Mill. A graduate of Rochester High School and Augustana College, Hovland received her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2013, and completed residency at Greenville Health System in Greenville, South Carolina. Hovland [...]

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

Customer service and leadership seminar Oct. 3

Business leaders, marketing professionals, customer service representatives and front-line managers are invited to attend a customer service and leadership seminar and breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 3, held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Dove Conference Center at Prairie Heart Institute. The seminar, titled “Vertical Lessons,” is part of an educational series hosted by [...]

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

CFLL announces hire of Aren Dow

The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln announces the hire of Aren Dow as programs and marketing associate. Dow, an alumnus of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a Bachelor of Arts in mass communications, previously worked as a reporter and copy editor for Decatur’s Herald & Review where he won multiple awards for news [...]

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