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 [...]

Weatherholt Joins Hanson Professional Services

Aaron Weatherholt, P.E., recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Springfield headquarters as a senior project manager. He will take a leading role in the advancement of Hanson’s Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and local government transportation engineering endeavors and serve as a project manager for transportation engineering project.  Before joining Hanson, Weatherholt worked for IDOT [...]

Best Places to Work Reception

Members of the local business community are invited to attend the Best Places to Work reception and awards ceremony on Wednesday, February 7 from 5:30-7p.m. at the United Community Bank location at 1900 West Iles Avenue in Springfield. Please RSVP to michelle@springfieldbusinessjournal.com. The recipients of the 2018 “Best Places to Work,” sponsored by Springfield Business [...]

By |January 31st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best places to work

Balance of freedom and control BY SCOTT FAINGOLD  “Working here is far different than any sales structure I had ever been in,” said Greg Pacelli, senior account executive, who has been working in sales for Midwest Family Broadcasting for five years. “I’m allowed to take care of my clients and do what I need to [...]

Norb Andy’s to reopen

Norb Andy’s Tabarin, located in the historic Hickox Building at 518 E. Capitol Avenue, is scheduled to reopen soon. Owner David Ridenour said he is finalizing a lease with an established operator who has a restaurant in Peoria and plans to open a second location in Springfield. The building has undergone major renovations in the [...]

Central Illinois Builders of AGC names 2018 officers and Board directors

BY MICHELLE OWNBEY Steve Halverson from Halverson Construction in Springfield has been elected president of Central Illinois Builders of AGC for 2018. Mike Sunley of O’Shea Builders, who is serving as secretary/treasurer, is the other officer from Springfield. Mike Landgrebe of Landgrebe Interior Construction and Steve Povse of Kerber, Eck & Braeckel, LLP were both [...]

Women in Startups and Investment – Nov 20

If you’re interested in obtaining funding for a startup company, investing in one, or networking with other women who are engaged in startups, Innovate Springfield is hosting a program on Women in Startups and Investment from 4-5:30 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 20. Innovate Springfield will be facilitating a conversation with women who have started, scaled, [...]

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

Jon Austin steps down from SAAC; accepts position with FEMA

Jon Austin, the executive director of Springfield Area Arts Council (SAAC), has stepped down in order to accept a position with the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA). In his new role, Austin will be working with FEMA to assist with museum restoration after disasters such as the recent hurricanes and wildfires. Austin joined the Arts [...]

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

Gases fuel profits at ILMO Products – A family company pulling business out of thin air for 104 years

BY DAVID BLANCHETTE A Jacksonville-based family company has been pulling business out of thin air for 104 years. But they are not just sitting on their gases. They continue to add product lines and find new uses for existing ones. ILMO Products Company is a distributor of industrial, laboratory, medical, cryogenic and propane gases in [...]

By |October 26th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|1 Comment
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