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Horace Mann helps teachers and students

By Janet Seitz Among Springfield’s major employers is Horace Mann, founded in 1945 and the nation’s largest financial services company focused on providing educators and school employees with insurance and retirement solutions. With that presence comes responsibility to give back to its educator base and the communities in which they work and live. Historically, the [...]

By |June 10th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Lincoln Land Community College offering a cybersecurity course

Lincoln Land Community College is offering a cybersecurity certificate designed for students who wish to enter the workforce as cybersecurity professionals in 18 months. “We increasingly hear about cybersecurity attacks in the news. As the number of people and devices that are online continues to grow, so do the opportunities for cybercrimes,” explains Dr. Carmen [...]

By |June 9th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Barcom Security opens an office in Springfield

Barcom Security, a Swansea-based company that is expanding its reach, has opened a Springfield office at 386 S. Koke Mill Road. The company provides residential, small business, commercial and enterprise security systems. Last November, Marc Camp was hired as the new central Illinois business development manager for the company. “Barcom Security was founded back in [...]

By |June 9th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – May 31-June 6

All C Leasing, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for 2427 N. Denver Drive. The contractor is 3M Remodeling, LLC and the project is valued at $6,500. Myers Family Real Estate of Springfield, LLC, in care of Steve Myers, obtained a commercial remodel permit for 1 W. Old State Capitol Plaza. Pieper Electric is the [...]

By |June 9th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

UIS’ Innovate Springfield and College of Business and Management launching a pilot startup fellowship

By Blake Wood The University of Illinois Springfield’s Innovate Springfield and College of Business and Management is launching a pilot startup fellowship program, with support from the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln. They have also partnered with iVenturED and the Sangamon CEO program. The fellowship is open to Sangamon CEO alums, UIS entrepreneurship students and local aspiring entrepreneurs [...]

By |June 8th, 2021|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Are you networking or not working?

By Bob Barber I often hear, “How do I network now that people may or may not be comfortable gathering and meeting?” Frankly, I believe many people have become lazy about generating introductions to new prospects. Yes, that may be harsh, but it is time to be honest about your past networking efforts and improve [...]

By |June 2nd, 2021|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Post-pandemic party planning

Event planners see increased demand as restrictions ease By Carey Smith   Audrey Kondelis got her start in party planning last summer, inspired after a fire at MJ’s Fish and Chicken Express closed the restaurant for an extended time. Kondelis’ birthday was approaching and as she says, “I felt bad for them, and I thought, [...]

Lisa Peterson has joined Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission

Lisa Peterson has been hired by the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission as a senior planner for policy analysis. She will start her new position on June 14. “I created the position a couple of years ago, but it’s never been filled,” said Molly Berns, executive director of the SSCRP. “I’m pretty excited for when [...]

By |June 2nd, 2021|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments