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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|1 Comment

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

Ardoin named human resources manager at Hanson

Rob Ardoin. Photo courtesy of Hanson Professional Services Inc. Hanson Professional Services Inc. announced that Rob Ardoin has been named human resources manager at the Springfield-based engineering firm. Previously, Ardoin was the human resources business partner at H.D. Smith Speciality Solutions in Springfield and a recruiter for Memorial Health System in Springfield. Ardoin [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Chamber releases economic impact study on proposed EmberClear plant

By Patrick Yeagle The site of the proposed Lincoln Land Energy Center, 12 miles southeast of Springfield. Image via EmberClear presentation to Springfield City Council. A proposed natural gas plant near Pawnee would bring needed development to Sangamon County, according to an economic impact study released this week by the Greater Springfield Chamber [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Brewing supply store opens in Springfield

By Patrick Yeagle Jeremy (left) and Blake Burris of Capitol City Brewing Supply. Photo courtesy of Blake Burris. Springfield beer and wine brewers have a new option for supplies with the opening of Capitol City Brewing Supply this week. Owned by father-son team Jeremy and Blake Burris, the new shop opened Aug. 30. [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments
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