Prairie Analytical acquired by Peoria company

Prairie Analytical, which has an environmental testing facility located at 1210 Capital Airport Drive in Springfield as well as a location in Lake in the Hills, Illinois, has been acquired by a Peoria company. Coulter Companies, Inc. has acquired, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PDC Laboratories, Inc., the assets of Prairie Analytical Systems, effective February 1, [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Lauren Gibson takes new job with McLean County Regional Planning Commission.

Lauren Gibson, who is the marketing specialist for the City of Springfield’s Office of Planning and Economic Development (OPED), has taken a new job in the Bloomington area. Her last day with the city is March 13. After that, she will be working in community planning for the McLean County Regional Planning Commission. Gibson is [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act seminar being offered.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, commonly referred to as Tax Reform, was recently signed into law affecting all taxpayers. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Kerber, Eck & Braeckel to offer a tax reform seminar that reviews the many changes in the TCJA that will affect small and medium-size businesses and their [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

HSHS appoints Catie Sheehan as Vice President, Advocacy and Communications

Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) has announced the appointment of Catie Sheehan as HSHS Vice President, Advocacy and Communications.  Sheehan succeeds Brian Reardon, HSHS Vice President, External Relations, who recently accepted a position as Vice President of Communications and Marketing with the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in St. Louis, Missouri. Sheehan [...]

News from Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation

The Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation (JREDC) has selected Helena Chemical to receive the 2017 Harold Cox Award for Industry of the Year.  JREDC representatives presented the award during their annual meeting on February 15. Through the course of the last two years, Helena has created a new premier agronomy center. The project started with [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Local First will be hosting a class for local business owners.

Local First will be hosting a class for local business owners, “Business Collaboration – fostering a business ecosystem,” on March 8. At this 90-minute class, participants will learn about the benefits of working together and sharing skills. Examples of successful ecosystems that already exist in Springfield will also be given by Innovate Springfield executive director [...]

HSHS Medical Group welcomes two new physicians to Chatham.

HSHS Medical Group welcomes Erin Blackburn, MD, and Gopinathan Nambiar, MD, FAAP, to the Chatham community. Both pediatricians, these physicians offer patient-first care to patients from birth to 21 years of age. Blackburn earned her medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a bachelor’s degree from Baker University in Kansas. She [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

News from the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln

The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln has elected three new members to join its board of directors in 2018. Jane Denes, Wendi Wills El-Amin and Josh Renken will each serve a four-year term as director. Jane Denes is a partner of Posegate & Denes, P.C. in Springfield. Among her many volunteer activities, Denes [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Feb 28

Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Feb. 19, 2018, and Feb. 25, 2018. BY STACIE LEWIS Little Angels Child Care obtained a commercial interior demo permit for the structure at 101 E. Allen.  The contractor is Carolina Contractors and Painting, Inc. and the project is valued at $4,000.   The [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

The Goddard School is opening a Springfield location

By Michelle Ownbey The Goddard School, a private preschool with nearly 500 locations nationwide, will be opening a location in Springfield later this year. Located in 37 different states, Goddard School serves 65,000 children ages six weeks through six years old. Barbara Burrows, the local franchisee, has operated the Goddard School in Edwardsville for the [...]

By |February 26th, 2018|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments
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