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Blue Cross Blue Shield is moving back into previous location

BY MICHELLE OWNBEY Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) is expanding its office space in Springfield. A representative for the company confirmed today (Jan. 17) that they are finalizing a lease for approximately 30,000 sq. ft. of space at 3200 Robbins Road to accommodate about 200 employees. BCBSIL previously leased space at the [...]

By |January 17th, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|1 Comment

Building permit roundup – Jan 17

BY NAN KORDING Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Jan. 8, 2018, and Jan. 14, 2018. Rock Island Economic Growth Corp has obtained a commercial demolition permit for 501 E. Capitol Ave. The permit covers the non-structural interior demolition of the former First United Methodist Church. The contractor is [...]

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2018 ‘Best Places to Work’ recipients announced

BY MICHELLE OWNBEY Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank have announced the recipients of the 2018 “Best Places to Work.” Midwest Family Broadcasting, Resource One and Staab Funeral Home are being honored with awards this year, and Lincoln Land Community College and Orthopedic Center of Illinois, both prior recipients, are receiving awards in the [...]

By |January 17th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Mary Starmann-Harrison elected chair-elect of Illinois Health and Hospital Association Board

Mary Starmann-Harrison, president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System in Springfield, has been elected chair-elect of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association’s (IHA) 2018 Board of Trustees. Starmann-Harrison will become chair of the Board in 2019. The Board of Trustees is the policymaking body for the Association, representing more than 200 hospitals and nearly [...]

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Kyle Sitko transitions from banking to family business

Dr. Kyle Sitko has recently joined Sitko Chiropractic, the practice where both his father and brother also work as chiropractors. A Springfield native, Sitko received his MBA from Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, and worked with the McDonald’s Corporation in Oak Brook before moving back to Springfield in 2010. He then spent five years as [...]

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Former Atlantis Pools building sold

BY MICHELLE OWNBEY Atlantis Pools, based out of Alton, Illinois, closed their Springfield location in December 2016, citing poor sales in the local market. The freestanding building at 3014 Montvale Dr. has been vacant since, and was listed for sale for nearly a year at $299,000. Kyle Killebrew, a broker with The Real Estate Group, [...]

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Athens Bancorp, Inc., NBP Financial Services consolidate holding companies, banks

BY MICHELLE OWNBEY The board of directors of Athens Bancorp, Inc., parent company of the Athens State Bank, and the board of directors of NBP Financial Services, parent company of the National Bank of Petersburg, have announced that the parties have signed a letter of intent outlining the terms of a consolidation of the two [...]

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Building permit roundup – Jan 10

BY NAN KORDING Joseph L. Black has obtained a commercial remodeling permit for 2402 W. Jefferson. The permit is for the addition of a new bath and office. The contractor is Joseph L. Black of Springfield, and the project is valued at $15,000. Monarch Cabinets has obtained a commercial electrical permit for 3145 Hedley Road. [...]

By |January 10th, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

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 [...]

Sarah Beuning hired as general counsel at ICASA

BY MICHELLE OWNBEY Sarah Beuning has been hired as general counsel at Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA). Since 2006, she had served as general counsel and director of human resources for Tom Lange Company, Inc. in Springfield. “I got to the point where I was ready for a new challenge and wanted to do [...]

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