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Philly Pretzel Factory expanding to Springfield

A pretzel retailer based in Pennsylvania is expanding to Springfield. Philly Pretzel Factory, which sells ready-to-eat pretzels and related foods, is seeking franchise operators to open stores in Springfield. The company has 167 franchises open in 19 states. Tom Monaghan, chief development officer for Philly Pretzel Factory, says most of the company's stores are in [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

SIU to hold Alzheimer’s trials, launches Nurse-Family Partnership

SIU School of Medicine is seeking patients and care partners for clinical trials testing the effectiveness of treatments for Alzheimer's disease and memory loss. The school's Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD) is helping to coordinate four separate studies of treatments for memory loss. Two of the trials test existing treatments for patients [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rebound opens new addiction recovery center

Rebound Health Care Systems opened a new facility in Springfield this week. The addiction recovery company cut the ribbon on its new center at 435. W. Washington St. on May 8. Owner Michael Reeves is a licensed clinical social worker and certified drug and alcohol counselor with a master's degree  in social work. In a [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

SIU names new ortho chief

Dr. Ryan Pate SIU School of Medicine named a new chief in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery on May 3. Dr. Ryan Pate, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, joined SIU's faculty last week as Ortho chief and will also serve as an assistant professor of surgery. Pate specializes in hip and knee reconstruction and [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Panda Express planned for North Dirksen – Building permit roundup

A new Panda Express Chinese Kitchen is planned for North Dirksen Parkway, according to a building permit issued by the City of Springfield on May 5. The restaurant will be new construction, following the demolition of the closed Royal Buffet at 2730 N. Dirksen Parkway. The contractors on the project are Prather Plumbing and Heating [...]

Can co-working work in Springfield?

By Emily Jankauski Starting a business can be expensive. Startup costs alone threaten a business’ potential growth and future success. Co-working spaces offer a professional, low-cost shared environment for startup companies, small businesses, creators and entrepreneurs. Equipped with amenities and a professional atmosphere, co-working spaces supply business professionals with a collaborative working space that suits [...]

By |May 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Illinois Senate advances update to ‘genetic privacy’ law

By Monica Stabile Legislation that protects employees from having to disclose their genetic testing information to employers was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Illinois Senate. An update to Illinois’ Genetic Information Privacy Act was passed this week, in direct response to controversial legislation in Congress which would allow companies to penalize workers who refuse to [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A new vision for an old block

BY PATRICK YEAGLE Dan Senftner practically bursts with excitement when talking about Main Street Square, the public space he helped develop nearly a decade ago in Rapid City, South Dakota. “It’s been over the top – far more than we ever dreamed,” he said. Senftner is president and CEO of Destination Rapid City, a combination [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Trane to establish offices in central Illinois

HVAC system manufacturer Trane is establishing offices in Springfield and other central Illinois cities. Mike Rolfes, Trane's district leader for Springfield, says the move represents a change from independent agents to company-owned offices and parts centers. Trane, one of a handful of brands owned by parent company Ingersoll Rand, has long offered service in Springfield [...]

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