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Brian Hoffman becomes director of industry partnerships for Strategic Resource Management

Brian Hoffman is the new director of industry partnerships for Strategic Resource Management, as of Oct. 3. He spent 12 years with the Illinois Bankers Association in a variety of positions, most recently as president of Illinois Bankers Business Services. Prior to that, Hoffman worked for Security Bank in Springfield for nearly 10 years. Strategic [...]

By |October 4th, 2022|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Building Permits – Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2022

Sam’s Real Estate Business Trust obtained a commercial remodel permit for 2300 W. White Oaks Drive. Rick Shipman Construction Co. is the contractor and the project is valued at $90,000. Luis Morales obtained a commercial remodel permit for 4117 Wabash Ave. Joyner Construction Services, Inc. is the contractor and the project is valued at $40,000. [...]

By |October 4th, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

New Mel-O-Cream Donuts opens on Yucan Drive

The newest retail location for Mel-O-Cream Donuts is now open at 4411 Yucan Drive. Mel-O-Cream occupies 1,300 square feet on the west end of the strip center built by Joyner Construction Services earlier this year at the corner of Yucan Drive and Archer Elevator Road. Springfield resident Amanda Crossland acquired the four existing retail locations [...]

By |October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Dolphin Chicken, Fish and Grill

By Thomas Pavlik   I’ve been seeing lots of chatter on social media about Dolphin Chicken, Fish and Grill, and hearing some of my friends make favorable comments about it. So, I figured it was time to give Dolphin a shot. First thing to know is that Dolphin is drive-thru and take-out only. Second thing [...]

By |October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Q&A with John Kelker

By David Blanchette   John Kelker says he always knew he wanted to help people, and he worked in the nonprofit sector throughout his professional career. After graduating from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, he worked in Carrollton and Jacksonville before moving to Springfield in 1996 to become president of the United Way of Central Illinois. [...]

By |October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Rob Wilbern bringing Potbelly Sandwich Shop to Springfield

Springfield will soon have its first Potbelly Sandwich Shop. Rob Wilbern, a certified public accountant who also owns Robert’s Automotive and several other businesses in Springfield, has signed a franchise agreement with the parent company for Potbelly. Wilbern will open a total of five restaurants throughout Springfield, Decatur and Champaign, although the exact locations and [...]

By |September 30th, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

15 Under Fifteen – 2022

  This is the 20th year that Springfield Business Journal has partnered 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. A business [...]

Three Twigs Bakery & Bistro will be joining Biscuits + Brunch and The Salted Lemon – Market & Creamery under one roof

Emily Lewis said she always envisioned combining her three businesses into one location, but now Three Twigs Bakery & Bistro will be joining Biscuits + Brunch and The Salted Lemon – Market & Creamery sooner than anticipated. “We knew one day we wanted to create a beautiful space of our own where we would build [...]

By |September 28th, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments