Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank are hosting a reception and awards ceremony to recognize the small businesses who were chosen as this year’s 15 Under Fifteen. The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 5-7 p.m. at the United Community Bank located at 1900 W. Iles Avenue in Springfield. There is no charge to attend, but guests are asked to RSVP to info@springfieldbusinessjournal.com.

Each year, the Business Journal partners with United Community Bank to recognize 15 outstanding small businesses in the local area. To qualify, a business must be located in Sangamon or Morgan county, have been open for at least two years and have 15 or fewer full-time employees.

This year’s recipients are profiled in the October issue of Springfield Business Journal.