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

Systemax’s social media seminars continue

Local marketing firm Systemax is offering a workshop on “Facebook Insights – Building an Audience of Advocates,” the second 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 [...]

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

5 Star Nutrition coming to Springfield

5 Star Nutrition, a retailer focusing on health and wellness products, is preparing to open a Springfield location at 2476 Wabash in Sherwood Plaza. The company has more than 80 locations nationwide, primarily on the east coast and throughout the Midwest, including a store in Peoria and one in Champaign that opened last year. Based [...]

By |April 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors opening Springfield location

Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors originally opened for business 40 years ago in Chicago, and the original showroom in Evergreen Park still serves Chicago area residents. The company is now headquartered in Des Plaines, Illinois and has expanded to include operations in Rockford and Peoria, along with three locations in Wisconsin and a new location [...]

Backyard Leisure prepares to open Springfield location

Backyard Leisure, a company based out of Terre Haute, Indiana, is preparing to open a store in Springfield, which will be their second location. They have purchased the building at 1434 Wabash Avenue that formerly housed Divine Designs and are currently moving in inventory. “We have every intention of being open in the next couple [...]

Nominations for Women of Influence now open

Each year in May, Security Bank partners with Springfield Business Journal for a program recognizing local women for their achievements. Women of Influence honors local women for their contributions to the Springfield area community. The recipients are profiled in the May issue of the Business Journal and recognized at a special ceremony and reception. These [...]

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

2018 Golf Outings

Is your organization or non-profit planning a golf outing that is open to the public? Springfield Business Journal will have a calendar of local golf outings as part of the special section in our April issue. There is no charge to have your outing included. Please submit information to stacie@springfieldbusinessjournal.com no later than Wednesday, March [...]

By |March 14th, 2018|Categories: Events, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Busy as bees – April 2017

Buzz Bomb Brewing Company prepares to open downtown By Patrick Yeagle What started as some friendly sword play is leading to a new brewery in downtown Springfield. Buzz Bomb Brewing Company plans to open its doors this fall at 406 E. Adams St. – formerly Oasis bar. Josh Flanders, a co-owner at Buzz Bomb Brewing, [...]

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