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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 [...]

Rock Candy now open for unique holiday gifts

With so many small businesses in Springfield and new ones opening all the time, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. However, having a life-size replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull in your front window is one way to get people’s attention. Rock Candy opened for business on Nov. 4, and while [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Tamar Kutz promoted at Memorial Health System

Tamar Kutz has been promoted to administrator of ambulatory operations for Memorial Health System, effective Oct. 1. In her new role, Kutz is responsible for Memorial Home Services, one of seven affiliates of Memorial Health System, which includes home health, home hospice, home infusion and durable medical equipment. She is also responsible for advanced care [...]

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Paul Ellis steps down as president of Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation

Springfield isn’t the only city in central Illinois looking for a new leader for their economic development organization. Paul Ellis has stepped down as president of the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation (JREDC) to take a position as director of economic development for the city of Fairview Heights, Illinois. Ellis explained, “I was approached by [...]

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Forefront hosts #ILGive for #GivingTuesday – Nov. 28

As the holiday season ramps up, so does charitable giving. More donations are made at year end than any other time. As a boost to that effort, nonprofit organizations are increasingly participating in #Giving Tuesday, the annual event on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving -- Nov. 28 this year -- helping spotlight charitable causes and [...]

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ISA to host 11th annual Holiday Farmers Markets

Illinois Stewardship Alliance will host their eleventh annual Holiday Farmers Markets in Springfield this year on Saturday, Nov. 18 in the Expo Building and Saturday, Dec. 16 in the Orr Building on the State Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. both days.Illinois Stewardship Alliance will host their eleventh annual Holiday Farmers Markets in Springfield [...]

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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 [...]

Downtown Kiwanis Club donates to St. John’s Children’s Hospital K-Kart Program

On Nov. 1, HSHS St. John’s Foundation celebrated a $35,000 donation from the Downtown Kiwanis Club of Springfield to fund the HSHS St. John’s Children’s Hospital K-Kart Program. K-karts are specialized carts that will be utilized in various departments within the children’s hospital. The carts include sensory carts for pediatrics, surgery and the emergency department, [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Gary Hinkle joins Graham & Hyde Architects, Inc.

Gary Hinkle has joined the staff of Graham & Hyde Architects, Inc. Hinkle brings almost 20 years of previous architectural experience in the visual arts and the architectural profession to Graham & Hyde and previously worked for Nudo Products, J.H. Petty & Associates and Hurwitz Enterprises. “Gary brings a unique set of attributes to Graham [...]

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Building permit roundup – Nov 9

Capital City Trust, C/O Mid-America Asset Management has obtained a commercial remodeling permit for AMC Springfield 8, located at 2945 S. Dirksen Parkway. The permit covers interior and exterior remodeling, MEP renovations, fixtures furnishings and equipment replacement. The contractor is Madison, Wisconsin-based Tri-North Builders, and the project is valued at $2,247,973. Shop N Save, Inc. [...]

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