The following building and zoning permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Nov. 13, 2017 and Nov. 19, 2017: Springfield Mass Transit has obtained a permit for a commercial building addition at 1110 S. Ninth St. The permit covers the demolition of the existing block building, the rebuilding of the north-end wall on [...]
Sharon Havey and Nancy Peterson, proprietors of The Toy Shop.
The latest retail holiday pop-up is The Toy Shop, at 407 E. Adams St., located next to Café Moxo in a space that was formerly home to the law office of Cavanagh & O’Hara. Two Springfield moms, Sharon Havey and Nancy Peterson, had both independently thought about such a venture and felt there was a [...]
Nominate your company for “Best Places to Work,” sponsored by United Community Bank and Springfield Business Journal, for a chance to win a $100 gift card for yourself and recognition for your company. Everyone who makes a nomination before Dec. 31 will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card. The winning companies [...]
Niccole Clements has recently taken on a new position with PNC as vice president of community development banking. While she still lives in Springfield, she now covers a much larger territory in her new role. Clements said, “I’m still working with community development groups, but now it’s throughout central Illinois as well as St. Louis. [...]
Michael Curtis has been promoted to administrator of business development and strategic planning for Memorial Health System. He began his new duties on October 1. In his new role, Curtis will assume service line responsibility for business development, strategic planning, market outreach, volunteers, community service and community benefit. He will continue to provide support and [...]
Photo courtesy of H.D. Smith: (left) Chris Smith, President and CEO of H.D. Smith, LLC, and Dale Smith, Chairman and CEO of H. D. Smith Holding Co.
On Nov. 20, H.D. Smith and AmerisourceBergen announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement under which AmerisourceBergen will purchase H.D. Smith, the largest independent pharmaceutical wholesaler in the U.S., for $815 million in cash. AmerisourceBergen plans to fund the acquisition through the issuance of new long-term debt. The transaction is subject to regulatory [...]
BY EMILY JANKAUSKI Home to 21 banks and six credit unions, the capital city is well acquainted with financial service offerings from both national and local financial institutions. In terms of growth, however, local banks appear more prosperous than national competitors. In 2016, Chase Bank closed its North Grand Avenue branch, while Illinois-based Citizens Equity [...]
BY DAVID BLANCHETTE Quincy-based Niemann Foods turned 100 this year, and although nearly half of its 6,000 employees are associate owners, for the past century everyone at the company has known who the real bosses are. “Our boss is every customer that we either have in the stores or we are trying to attract,” said [...]
Lincoln Land now has better facilities for training aircraft mechanics, who are in demand BY SCOTT FAINGOLD “As a young person, you aren’t thinking about being an aircraft mechanic – it doesn’t even come onto your radar,” said Dave Pietrzak, program director of Lincoln Land Community College’s aviation department which, despite Pietrzak’s concerns, has recently [...]
Do you love where you work? Nominate your company for Best Places to Work, sponsored by United Community Bank and Springfield Business Journal, for a chance to win a $100 gift card for yourself and recognition for your company. Visit www.springfieldbusinessjournal.com and complete a brief nomination form with information about what makes your company a [...]