• 2017 – 15 Under Fifteen

    Each year, Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank recognize 15 outstanding local businesses with 15 or fewer employees. The 2017 recipients cover the gamut from restaurants and retail to personal and professional services to [...]

  • A tale of pluck – Barnabas Helmy’s electronic Puck

    BY PATRICK YEAGLE Like many inventions, Barnabas Helmy’s Puck began with a problem. Helmy’s daughter, two years old at the time, ruined the remote control for their home’s Apple TV by chewing on it. “They’re [...]

  • The minimum wage battle – Possible minimum wage increase divides business community

    BY MONICA STABILE The Illinois General Assembly’s approval last month of a measure to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour over a five-year period has drawn mixed reviews among the business community. Warning [...]

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2017 – 15 Under Fifteen

September 25th, 2017|0 Comments

Each year, Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank recognize 15 outstanding local businesses with 15 or fewer employees. The 2017 recipients cover the gamut from restaurants [...]

Committed to Downtown – for another 50 years

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

BY THOMAS C. PAVLIK JR. When you’re open for business in the same community for more than five decades, you’ve probably done a few things right. And [...]

CMT goes solar – Project is largest of its kind in Illinois

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

BY NAOMI VELAZQUEZ GREENE Harnessing the sun’s energy is the newest project undertaken by engineering firm Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, and it’s the largest such project in [...]

A breath of fresh air – Springfield gets bigger role in American Lung Association

September 5th, 2017|0 Comments

BY ROBERTA CODEMO The American Lung Association has a long history in Springfield dating back more than 30 years. Now, a new chapter is being written, with [...]

Old Gillett Farm to be auctioned – Estate was home to ‘Cattle King of the World’

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

BY MONICA STABILE In 1868, John Dean Gillett was known as the “Cattle King of the World.” The influential businessman was a close friend of Abraham Lincoln [...]

Seven cybersecurity recommendations for small businesses

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

BY MICHAEL KOKAL Cybersecurity is a growing concern for businesses at all levels. The potential threats are numerous, and a successful attack can cripple or even destroy [...]

A tale of pluck – Barnabas Helmy’s electronic Puck

July 27th, 2017|0 Comments

BY PATRICK YEAGLE Like many inventions, Barnabas Helmy’s Puck began with a problem. Helmy’s daughter, two years old at the time, ruined the remote control for their [...]

Why buy SPI? The importance of supporting local businesses

July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

BY VAL YAZELL PRESIDENT OF LOCAL FIRST SPRINGFIELD “Think local first.” You have likely heard this phrase used by the independently owned businesses in our community. It [...]

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