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Chamber offers cybersecurity seminar

Chris Hembrough, president and CEO of the Greater Area Springfield Chamber of Commerce, said in a recent email to members, “Nearly every month, I hear from a business or organizational leader recently hit by a ransomware attack or some kind of cybersecurity violation that compromised data, caused significant IT issues, and/or cost them thousands of [...]

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Devin Cartwright joins Resource One

Devin Cartwright has joined Resource One as a sales coordinator. He said, “Working at Resource One Office is not your typical nine-to-five. Everyone here takes pride in their craft. We pay close attention to detail and listen carefully to our clients' needs, and we produce fantastic results for projects big and small.” Cartwright studied interior [...]

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Lynn Whalen Named NCMPR Vice President/President-Elect

Lynn Whalen of Springfield was recently installed as vice president/president-elect of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations Board of Directors at the association’s annual conference in Las Vegas held in March. Whalen will take over as president of NCMPR in 2019. Whalen is the executive director of public relations and marketing at Lincoln Land Community [...]

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon International Gift Gallery has opened at 1535 W. Wabash in Springfield. The retail location occupies 2700 square feet in the other half of the Benchmark Auto building, just west of Little Saigon restaurant. While the store has only been open for a week, owner Janet Barkmeier says she has come [...]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Photography for Social Media seminar

Are you interested in learning the best techniques for getting great photos for social media?  Whether you own a restaurant, retail store or work in the service industry you can take images ready to post online on your phone that will help sell your business to your followers. Local First is partnering with Kate Spencer [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Fact or Fiction: The fate of Bergner’s at White Oaks Mall

Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., the parent company of Bergner’s, announced late Tuesday that it has accepted a bid from liquidators that will close its stores nationwide. Several employees of the local Bergner’s store confirmed they were told yesterday that the Springfield location will close in 10-12 weeks. On February 4, 2018, Bon-Ton and its subsidiaries filed [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Apr. 18

BY STACIE LEWIS Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Apr. 9, 2018 and Apr. 15, 2018. AT&T Mobility (a lessee) obtained a commercial building permit to upgrade the existing telecommunications facility at 1215 Bunn Ave.  Fulton Technologies, Inc. is the contractor and the project is valued at $20,000. Springfield [...]

By |April 17th, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Allied Design Consultants moving to MacArthur Boulevard

Last fall, Springfield Business Journal reported that the boutique clothing and gift store District 23 would be moving into 830 South Grand, the location occupied for many years by The Wardrobe. Now architectural firm Allied Design Consultants, Inc. has moved into District 23’s former location at 1413 S. MacArthur Boulevard. Allied Design was previously located [...]

By |April 17th, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments
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