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Two long-standing local banks merge

As of Nov. 1, two long-standing local banks have completed a merger that was initially announced at the beginning of this year. Athens Bancorp, Inc., parent company of the Athens State Bank, and NBP Financial Services, parent company of the National Bank of Petersburg, have merged their holding companies to create AC Bancorp, Inc., which [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Startup city

Innovation awards spotlight entrepreneur spirit By Zachary Roth There were some award categories at the inaugural Illinois Capital Innovation Awards that weren’t too surprising for those who appreciate this fair city. Government solutions, health care applications and medical device innovations can be expected in a town with a thriving medical industry and a bustling political [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Social Media Seminars

Local marketing firm Systemax will be offering a series of six social media seminars designed to address questions that business owners may have about how to best promote their products and services. “We’ve been getting a lot of questions from customers after we speak at conferences on the topic of social media.  They want additional [...]

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Events, News|0 Comments

Fact or Fiction: What’s really happening at Legacy Pointe?

By Michelle Ownbey Several weeks ago, new signs at Legacy Pointe appeared announcing 2019 openings for The Outlets at Springfield and Springhill Suites by Marriott. On March 19, Fox Run Restaurant & Lounge shared photos of the signs on Facebook and said, “Getting some new neighbors soon.” The images are now widely circulating on social [...]

By |March 20th, 2018|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

The Goddard School is opening a Springfield location

By Michelle Ownbey The Goddard School, a private preschool with nearly 500 locations nationwide, will be opening a location in Springfield later this year. Located in 37 different states, Goddard School serves 65,000 children ages six weeks through six years old. Barbara Burrows, the local franchisee, has operated the Goddard School in Edwardsville for the [...]

By |February 26th, 2018|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Change in ownership for State House Inn

The State House Inn, located at 101 E. Adams in Springfield, is undergoing a rebranding as part of a recent ownership change. General manager Jerald Harris stated that the prior owners sold the hotel on November 8, 2017. He explained that they are now owned by Packard Hospitality Group out of San Diego, California. “We’re [...]

Riedesel takes on new opportunity at Illini Country Club

Rich Riedesel, who has been with the Sangamo Club for 24 years, has accepted a position with Illini Country Club. He currently serves as the assistant general manager for Sangamo Club and his last day will be February 24. Riedesel, who is originally from Springfield, was involved in the opening of the Renaissance Hotel (now [...]

Constitution Drive strip center sold

After nearly five years of vacancy, the strip center on Constitution Drive, just south of Target, should be seeing quite a bit of activity soon. In 2013, the two largest occupants moved out when Carpet Weavers relocated to Prairie Crossing and Friar Tuck expanded to a new building on West Wabash. Since then, the 28,400 [...]

2018 – Best Places To Work

Do you love where you work? Nominate your company for Best Places to Work, sponsored by United Community Bank and Springfield Business Journal, for a chance to win a $100 gift card for yourself and recognition for your company. Everyone who makes a nomination before December 31 will be entered into a drawing for a [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Categories: Events, Featured Article|0 Comments