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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 [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

AmerisourceBergen signs agreement to purchase H.D. Smith

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 |November 21st, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Technology won’t replace customer service at area lenders

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 [...]

County Market parent company celebrates its centennial

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 [...]

Local toy store opens downtown

  The latest retail holiday pop-up is The Toy Shop at 407 East Adams Street, 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 [...]

Ryan Development builds second phase on Hedley Road

Mike Ryan of Ryan Homes and Development, Inc. has purchased the former Super Wash at 3121 Hedley Road in Springfield to build a retail center. The site, across from Lowes, is located just east of his current project at 3141 Hedley where Ryan is putting the finishing touches on a newly constructed strip center. The [...]

Building permit roundup – Nov. 1

The following building and zoning permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Oct. 23, 2017 and Oct. 29, 2017: U.S. Bank has obtained a permit for commercial demolition at 3009 S. Dirksen Parkway. The permit covers the removal of a kiosk ATM building, removal of a concrete island, and lot repair with compacted [...]

Home décor and apparel retailer Gordmans is hiring for the holidays

Despite the bankruptcy announcement made earlier this year by Stage Stores Inc., the parent company of national apparel and home décor retailer Gordmans, the Springfield Gordmans store, located at 3231 S. Veterans Parkway, will remain open to deal-seeking shoppers throughout the holiday season. Gordmans is known for selling high quality, brand-name products at discounted prices, [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Father-son team launches Safe House Home Inspections

Safe House Home Inspections is open for business. The locally owned and operated father-and-son team offers home inspections, termite inspections, septic inspections, radon testing, water quality tests and additional services to home buyers and sellers in the Springfield and central Illinois area. With two generations of experience inspecting homes and more than 5,000 home inspections [...]

District 23 to occupy The Wardrobe building, starting in February 2018

On Friday, Oct. 20, District 23, a women’s clothing and accessories boutique whose sales benefit the Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation, announced plans to move their Springfield shop to a new location near the MacArthur corridor in February 2018. The popular retail shop, currently located at 1413 S. MacArthur Blvd., will occupy the building at 830 [...]

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