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2017 – 15 Under Fifteen

Each year, Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank recognize 15 outstanding local businesses with 15 or fewer employees. The 2017 recipients cover the gamut from restaurants and retail to personal and professional services to entertainment. They each have a unique story to tell, and we hope you’ll take the time to not only read [...]

By |September 25th, 2017|Categories: Events, Featured Article|0 Comments

Customer service and leadership seminar Oct. 3

Business leaders, marketing professionals, customer service representatives and front-line managers are invited to attend a customer service and leadership seminar and breakfast on Tuesday, Oct. 3, held from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m., at the Dove Conference Center at Prairie Heart Institute. The seminar, titled “Vertical Lessons,” is part of an educational series hosted by [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Events|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

Small Business Award winners announced

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Hickory Point Bank announced the winners of the 2017 Small Business Awards at a luncheon on June 20. The winners are: Not-for-profit Business Director of the Year - Keith Wetherell of Illinois AMVETS New & Emerging Business Owner of the Year- Daren and Lisa Bohannan of Mosquito Squad [...]

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

Brandt to sponsor Lincoln Land Charity Championship

Lincoln Land Charity Championship announced a new sponsor last week, followed this week by an announcement of two golfers joining the event. The charity golf event in Springfield is part of the Web.com Tour of the PGA. On May 26, Lincoln Land Charity Championship announced Springfield-based agricultural chemical company Brandt Consolidated, Inc. as a sponsor. [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|Categories: Business News, Events, News|0 Comments

What are those teal ribbons downtown for?

By Patrick Yeagle Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault is responsible for the appearance of teal ribbons in part of downtown Springfield this month. The ribbons, tied to light poles, trees and parking meters in a five-block area between the Old State Capitol and the current Illinois Statehouse, are meant to raise awareness of sexual assault [...]

By |April 13th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|0 Comments

Women of Influence 2017 awardees announced

Security Bank announced today the awardees for the 2017 Women of Influence program. Women of Influence honors local women for their contributions to the community in and around Springfield. The 2017 awardees are: Dr. Susan J. Koch, chancellor of University of Illinois Springfield Molly Berendt, executive director of Compass for Kids Margaret "Boony" Luparell, owner [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|Categories: Events, News|1 Comment

15 Under Fifteen 2016

By Michelle Higginbotham, associate publisher While our state often gets a bad reputation for both its politics and business climate, a study released last year by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that Illinois was one of the states with the greatest increase in the number of new business startups, second only to Massachusetts. While [...]

By |October 4th, 2016|Categories: Events|0 Comments

2016 Springfield Preservation Awards

The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln & Springfield Business Journal present 2016 SPRINGFIELD PRESERVATION AWARDS JOIN US FOR THIS EVENT AT THE ELIJAH ILES HOUSE Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 7 5 P.M. COCKTAILS AND HORS D’OEUVRES 6 P.M. AWARDS CEREMONY Admission: Guests are asked to make a donation to Historic Preservation Fund, CFLL. RSVP to [...]

By |August 26th, 2016|Categories: Events|0 Comments

WindSolarUSA launches initiative to promote solar energy in Springfield

In an effort to continue to help make Springfield “green” for homeowners and businesses, WindSolarUSA is launching a group purchasing initiative called “Go Solar Springfield.” An informational session is currently scheduled at Café Moxo on August 25. The overall program – described as a “one-stop shop” for those interested in utilizing solar energy – uses American-made modules and [...]

By |August 16th, 2016|Categories: Events|0 Comments
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