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Philly Pretzel Factory expanding to Springfield

A pretzel retailer based in Pennsylvania is expanding to Springfield. Philly Pretzel Factory, which sells ready-to-eat pretzels and related foods, is seeking franchise operators to open stores in Springfield. The company has 167 franchises open in 19 states. Tom Monaghan, chief development officer for Philly Pretzel Factory, says most of the company's stores are in [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

SIU to hold Alzheimer’s trials, launches Nurse-Family Partnership

SIU School of Medicine is seeking patients and care partners for clinical trials testing the effectiveness of treatments for Alzheimer's disease and memory loss. The school's Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (CADRD) is helping to coordinate four separate studies of treatments for memory loss. Two of the trials test existing treatments for patients [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rebound opens new addiction recovery center

Rebound Health Care Systems opened a new facility in Springfield this week. The addiction recovery company cut the ribbon on its new center at 435. W. Washington St. on May 8. Owner Michael Reeves is a licensed clinical social worker and certified drug and alcohol counselor with a master's degree  in social work. In a [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

SIU names new ortho chief

Dr. Ryan Pate SIU School of Medicine named a new chief in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery on May 3. Dr. Ryan Pate, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, joined SIU's faculty last week as Ortho chief and will also serve as an assistant professor of surgery. Pate specializes in hip and knee reconstruction and [...]

By |May 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Can co-working work in Springfield?

By Emily Jankauski Starting a business can be expensive. Startup costs alone threaten a business’ potential growth and future success. Co-working spaces offer a professional, low-cost shared environment for startup companies, small businesses, creators and entrepreneurs. Equipped with amenities and a professional atmosphere, co-working spaces supply business professionals with a collaborative working space that suits [...]

By |May 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Illinois Senate advances update to ‘genetic privacy’ law

By Monica Stabile Legislation that protects employees from having to disclose their genetic testing information to employers was unanimously approved Tuesday by the Illinois Senate. An update to Illinois’ Genetic Information Privacy Act was passed this week, in direct response to controversial legislation in Congress which would allow companies to penalize workers who refuse to [...]

By |May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coopers opening new restaurant at King Pin Lanes

The owners of Cooper's StrEATside Bistro, a popular food truck in Springfield, are opening a new permanent location. The new Cooper's Alleyside is opening at King Pin Lanes, 3115 E. Sangamon Ave., on April 20. Kendra Cooper, who runs the food truck with her husband Justin, says a brick-and-mortar restaurant has always been their goal. They [...]

Fehr Graham relocating Springfield office

Engineering firm Fehr Graham is relocating its Springfield office this week. The company, which handles a variety of areas like environmental, structural and transportation engineering, is moving on April 21 from its current location at 755 South Grand Avenue West to an office at 2060 W. Iles Ave. Tara Cormier, a project assistant at Fehr [...]

McCaffrey Family Health Center planning expansion

A holistic health clinic in Springfield is planning an expansion to it space and its services this summer. McCaffrey Family Health Center plans to add about 2,000 square feet of space to its existing facility at 3330 Hedley Road in Springfield. The new space will be used to offer additional laboratory services, patient education and [...]

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