Business News

Home/News/Business News

More than a workplace – Systemax earns corporate culture nod

By Patrick Yeagle | Photos by John Muchow About seven years ago, one of Brett Jackson’s employees left his Springfield-based company for a large employer. Jackson realized Systemax, a marketing and supply firm, couldn't compete with the largest companies on pay and benefits, but he knew he could offer something even more valuable. It was [...]

Springfield economy would take a hit if state workers strike

The Illinois State Capitol. Photo courtesy of Illinois CMS Division of Media Services. By Monica Stabile The largest union of state employees has authorized a possible strike to force Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to negotiate a contract with them. A strike isn’t certain to happen, but if it does, Springfield’s economy would likely [...]

New jobs at two Springfield companies if enterprise zone expands

By Patrick Yeagle At Solomon Colors Inc. on Springfield's far north side, iron oxide powder is turned into a variety of vibrant dyes for concrete and other masonry products. Halfway across the city, Levi, Ray & Shoup Inc. designs and manages information technology systems. The two companies exist in completely different indstries, but they have [...]

Family Christian closing book stores, including Springfield location

Family Christian bookstore, 3435 Freedom Drive, is closing. Family Christian Stores announced this week it is closing its retail stores, including its Springfield location at Parkway Pointe. The company is closing all of its 240 stores across 36 states, although it's unclear whether online sales will continue. Ron Ayers, store manager at Family [...]

Springfield Clinic to open rehab facility at Sherman senior community

Springfield Clinic Rehabilitation Services is slated to open a new rehabilitation facility in March at The Villas Senior Care Community in Sherman. Rachel Gasperin, a spokesperson for Springfield Clinic, says the new Springfield Clinic at The Villas will offer more convenient care for patients in outlying communities. “Springfield Clinic has offered care to residents of [...]

Becker to leave Sangamo Club

By Patrick Yeagle Emily Becker - Photo by Terry Farmer Emily Becker, general manager at the Sangamo Club in Springfield, is stepping down in June. Becker is relocating to Louisiana, and she says she hopes to leave the club well-positioned for the future. “I absolutely loved our membership,” Becker said, describing what she [...]

Legislation would force quick updates to health insurance networks

By Monica Stabile New legislation in the Illinois Statehouse would require health insurance companies to quickly update provider networks. A pair of identical bills in the Illinois General Assembly target insurers whose customers are allegedly thrown into disarray when they find out too late that their doctor is no longer in the insurer’s coverage network. [...]

Skip to toolbar