The public is invited to a reception and awards ceremony to honor the recipients of this year’s 15 Under Fifteen small business awards, sponsored by United Community Bank and Springfield Business Journal. The event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5:30-7 p.m. at United Community Bank, 1900 W. Iles Ave. There is no cost to attend, but RSVPs are requested by emailing

This is the 17th year for the program, which recognizes small businesses based in Sangamon or Morgan counties with 15 or fewer employees. The 2019 recipients are: Dr. Lance Taylor D.M.D., Eye Candy Boutique, Eye Candy Salon & Spa, Frisina Family Chiropractic & Wellness, Johnson & Johnson Auto Services, ML Refrigeration, Prairie Wholesale Supply Co., Propel Sliding Door Automation, Quiznos, Rambach Insurance Agency, Recon Techs Springfield, The Roost, Scoop Du Jour Ice Cream & Coffee Parlor, Serious Lip Balm and Wild Time Exotics.

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