Sarah Graham takes new position at Illinois Bankers Association.

Sarah Graham has accepted a position as director of career services for the Illinois Bankers Association. In this role, she will oversee the day-to-day marketing activities of IBA’s nationwide talent management and job board, Bank Talent HQ, as well as manage the flagship Future Leaders Alliance program which trains bankers to become financial industry executives. [...]

By |February 21st, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Bumgarner and Mason Promotions

Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP and KEB Asset Management LLC has promoted Cliff Bumgarner and Justin Mason to the position of Senior Manager. Bumgarner graduated with his bachelor of science in accountancy from Millikin University and has over nine years of public accounting experience. Mason graduated with his bachelor of science in personal financial planning [...]

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Whataburger: Fact or Fiction?

Rumors have been flying about the fate of the former Denny’s restaurant on Wabash Avenue after the social media site 217 Memes posted last week that a Whataburger would be opening at that location, citing unnamed sources. However, Whataburger’s corporate office later commented on the post with this statement: “This post is a hoax and [...]

Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Feb. 12, 2018, and Feb. 18, 2018.

Phoenix Center obtained a commercial remodeling permit for interior and exterior renovations at 109 E. Lawrence.  The contractor is Pankey Builders and the project is valued at $70,000. KB Properties and Rentals obtained a commercial remodeling permit for 510 Apple Orchard Road for an interior remodel.  Karl Backs is the contractor and the project is [...]

By |February 21st, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Change in ownership for State House Inn

The State House Inn, located at 101 E. Adams in Springfield, is undergoing a rebranding as part of a recent ownership change. General manager Jerald Harris stated that the prior owners sold the hotel on November 8, 2017. He explained that they are now owned by Packard Hospitality Group out of San Diego, California. “We’re [...]

Sikich promotes Richard Lynch to partner-in-charge in Springfield.

Professional services firm Sikich recently promoted Richard Lynch, CPA, to partner-in-charge of its Springfield office. With 18 years of experience providing audit, tax, accounting and consulting services to clients, Lynch also leads the firm’s not-for-profit and higher education practices. “Sikich has been a key part of the Springfield community for more than 35 years, and [...]

By |February 14th, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Engrained Brewery & Restaurant promotes Gabi Turley to General Manager.

Engrained Brewery & Restaurant has promoted Gabi Turley to General Manager. Gabi has been with the local company since 2016 and was formerly the Restaurant and Events Manager. The Springfield native and mom of two said she was excited about the new role. “Working for Engrained has been the highlight of my career. Being a [...]

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Author of ‘Just Medicine’ to speak on racial bias in health care

Implicit bias is the single most important determinant of health and health care disparities, argues author and lawyer Dayna Bowen Matthew. She will address questions of race, inequality and health care at the 2nd Annual Alonzo Homer Kenniebrew, MD, Presentation on Health Inequities and Disparities. The address is part of an annual discussion of health [...]

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ATHENA Leadership Award

Nominations for this year’s ATHENA Leadership Award are open. Nominations must be submitted online at by February 28. The ATHENA Leadership Award honors an exemplary leader who has achieved excellence in their business or profession, served the community in a meaningful way and, most importantly, actively assisted women to achieve their full leadership potential. [...]

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Building Permit Roundup – Feb. 14

BY NAN KORDING Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Feb. 5, 2018, and Feb. 11, 2018. County Market has obtained a commercial building permit for 1903 W. Monroe St. The permit is for a 20 x 40 tent for the garden center from Mar. 20, 2018, to Jun 25, [...]

By |February 14th, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments
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