Springfield has been without The Pasta House Co. since 2012 when local franchisee Joe Rupnik closed the location at 2800 Southwest Plaza. The building was sold to Quattro Development, which turned it into a four unit retail center. However, Rupnik retained the franchise rights and expressed intentions all along of opening in a new location. [...]
Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP has announced the admission of three new partners to the Springfield office effective May 1: Josh Clark, Kirsten Kienzler and Bethany Jaeger. Clark joined the Springfield office of Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP in 2004 and has approximately 14 years of accounting experience. Josh earned his Bachelor of Science and [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Apr. 30 and May 6, 2018.
Building permit roundup – May 9 BY STACIE LEWIS Illinois State Police Heritage obtained a commercial building permit for the Illinois State Police Memorial Park site at 615 E. Lawrence. R. D. Lawrence is the contractor and the project is valued at $2,580,000. The Springfield Police Department obtained a new commercial building permit for a [...]
Innovation awards spotlight entrepreneur spirit By Zachary Roth There were some award categories at the inaugural Illinois Capital Innovation Awards that weren’t too surprising for those who appreciate this fair city. Government solutions, health care applications and medical device innovations can be expected in a town with a thriving medical industry and a bustling political [...]
Recycled Cottage, a retail shop offering refurbished furniture and supplies for do-it-yourself customers, recently announced they will be closing on May 12. The business began in 2014 and has been located at 1208 S. Sixth Street in Springfield since 2015. Owner Nikki Baker said there are no plans to open another store anywhere else, although [...]
Local marketing firm Systemax is offering a workshop on “Facebook Ads Manager,” the third of a series of six social media seminars designed to address questions that business owners may have about how to best promote their products and services. This session will help people using Facebook for their business understand the steps to building [...]
Springfield Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Forty Under 40 class. Each year, the Business Journal partners with Security Bank, the University of Illinois Springfield and the Greater Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce to recognize the outstanding achievements of 40 local business people under the age of 40 who have contributed to [...]
MECO Engineering, a firm based out of Hannibal, Missouri, is opening an office in Springfield. Established in 1985, MECO provides civil, mechanical/electrical, and structural engineering and land surveying services to the public and private sectors. They also have a location in Pittsfield, Illinois in addition to offices in Jefferson City, St. Charles, Branson and Boonville, [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Apr. 23, 2018 and Apr. 29, 2018.
Building permit roundup – May 2 BY STACIE LEWIS Silverleaf Children’s Academy obtained a commercial demo permit for interior non-structural demolition work at 3220 Pleasant Run. The contractor is Joyner Construction Services are the project is valued at $20,000. Kirk Jeffers obtained a commercial fence permit for 1800 E. Adams St. Goodman Fence, Inc. is [...]
Are you an entrepreneur hoping for a big break that will allow you to sell your products at local Walmart stores, or perhaps even nationwide? Walmart’s Open Call is scheduled for June 13 in Bentonville, Arkansas, but the deadline to secure a seat at the table with one of the company’s buyers is this Friday, [...]