Steady undergraduate enrollment at UIS while online majors grow

  Despite challenges such as the uncertainty of the state budget and visa status concerns among international students, University of Illinois at Springfield’s 2017 fall census illustrates that 2017’s undergraduate enrollment at the University of Illinois Springfield is similar to that of the year before. According to UIS’s fall 2017 census, 2,932 students are enrolled [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Serious Lip Balm picked up by Bon-Ton stores

Serious Lip Balm, an all natural, locally made lip balm produced in Jacksonville, has been picked up by The Bon-Ton Stores Inc.’s “Close to Home” initiative for the 2017 holiday season. Bon-Ton’s “Close to Home” initiative is designed to help locally owned and operated companies expand product sales within their region. This will mark the [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Sept. 20

  Maulding Dev Corp LLC has obtained a permit to install an illuminated store sign for Tacos Pepe, a new restaurant coming to the former Smashburger location at 2661 Chatham Road. The contractor is Ace Sign Company, and the project is valued at $12,500. SNK2 Properties LLC has obtained permits for a solar array installation [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Four new stores coming to White Oaks Mall

Four new stores are coming to Springfield’s White Oaks Mall, just in time for the fall and holiday seasons. The new offerings are a mix of local and national retailers, which means that more than 40 out of White Oaks Mall’s 110 specialty stores and dining options are local brands. Seasonal Fair is a fair-trade [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory coming to Scheels

Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory, a retail candy and specialty toy franchiser, has entered into a master franchise agreement with Scheels All Sports, Inc., who have positioned themselves as the world’s largest retailer of sports, fashion and footwear. The agreement states that Fuzziwig’s will open three stores during the next year and a half, with the first [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Trinity Lutheran Church, Ferguson Building, Binny’s

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church obtained a permit to build an addition onto the church located at 220 S. Second St. Joyner Construction Services is the contractor, and the project is valued at $700,000. Bright New Day Investments, Inc., obtained a permit to renovate the entrance of the Ferguson Building, located at 524 E. Monroe St. [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

ALPLM a top three Illinois attraction, according to USA Today

Voters in USA Today’s 10 Best Reader’s Choice Travel Award Contest have selected Springfield’s Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as a top attraction in Illinois. The museum, which voters on USA Today’s ranked as the number three attraction in Illinois, is the top Illinois attraction outside of the Chicago area. Since the Abraham [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Categories: Business News|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

Ardoin named human resources manager at Hanson

Rob Ardoin. Photo courtesy of Hanson Professional Services Inc. Hanson Professional Services Inc. announced that Rob Ardoin has been named human resources manager at the Springfield-based engineering firm. Previously, Ardoin was the human resources business partner at H.D. Smith Speciality Solutions in Springfield and a recruiter for Memorial Health System in Springfield. Ardoin [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Chamber releases economic impact study on proposed EmberClear plant

By Patrick Yeagle The site of the proposed Lincoln Land Energy Center, 12 miles southeast of Springfield. Image via EmberClear presentation to Springfield City Council. A proposed natural gas plant near Pawnee would bring needed development to Sangamon County, according to an economic impact study released this week by the Greater Springfield Chamber [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments
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