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Serious Lip Balm picked up by Bon-Ton stores

Serious Lip Balm, an all natural, locally made lip balm produced in Jacksonville, has been picked up by The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.’s “Close to Home” initiative for the 2017 holiday season. Bon-Ton’s “Close to Home” initiative is designed to help locally owned and operated companies expand product sales within their region. This will mark the [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Sept. 20

  Maulding Dev Corp LLC has obtained a permit to install an illuminated store sign for Tacos Pepe, a new restaurant coming to the former Smashburger location at 2661 Chatham Road. The contractor is Ace Sign Company, and the project is valued at $12,500. SNK2 Properties LLC has obtained permits for a solar array installation [...]

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

Four new stores coming to White Oaks Mall

Four new stores are coming to Springfield’s White Oaks Mall, just in time for the fall and holiday seasons. The new offerings are a mix of local and national retailers, which means that more than 40 out of White Oaks Mall’s 110 specialty stores and dining options are local brands. Seasonal Fair is a fair-trade [...]

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

Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory coming to Scheels

Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory, a retail candy and specialty toy franchiser, has entered into a master franchise agreement with Scheels All Sports, Inc., who have positioned themselves as the world’s largest retailer of sports, fashion and footwear. The agreement states that Fuzziwig’s will open three stores during the next year and a half, with the first [...]

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

Building permit roundup – Trinity Lutheran Church, Ferguson Building, Binny’s

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church obtained a permit to build an addition onto the church located at 220 S. Second St. Joyner Construction Services is the contractor, and the project is valued at $700,000. Bright New Day Investments, Inc., obtained a permit to renovate the entrance of the Ferguson Building, located at 524 E. Monroe St. [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

ALPLM a top three Illinois attraction, according to USA Today

Voters in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Travel Award Contest have selected Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as a top attraction in Illinois. The museum, which voters on USA Today’s 10Best.com ranked as the number three attraction in Illinois, is the top Illinois attraction outside of the Chicago area. Since the Abraham [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Sept. 21 elected officials reception

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor Hanson Professional Services, Inc., will host the second annual elected officials reception on Thursday, Sept. 21, from 5-7 p.m., at the Illinois Association of REALTORS, 522 S. Fifth St. This event is designed to provide Chamber members the opportunity to network and interact face-to-face with those [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Committed to Downtown – for another 50 years

BY THOMAS C. PAVLIK JR. When you’re open for business in the same community for more than five decades, you’ve probably done a few things right. And let’s be honest: you’ve probably made a few well-intentioned mistakes, too. This year marks our 50th anniversary, and we’re proud to have served the capital city for the [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

CMT goes solar – Project is largest of its kind in Illinois

BY NAOMI VELAZQUEZ GREENE Harnessing the sun’s energy is the newest project undertaken by engineering firm Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, and it’s the largest such project in Springfield. Headquartered in Springfield, CMT just completed installation of a solar plant atop its west side office, which promises to save energy while serving as a model for [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

A breath of fresh air – Springfield gets bigger role in American Lung Association

BY ROBERTA CODEMO The American Lung Association has a long history in Springfield dating back more than 30 years. Now, a new chapter is being written, with the Springfield office recently opening a second location  to accommodate its growing needs. The move comes at a time when the American Lung Association is undergoing internal changes. [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments
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