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LLCC apprenticeship program builds tech skills

By Cinda Ackerman Klickna “Let’s build talent, not buy talent,” says Brenda Elliott, director of apprenticeship programming at Lincoln Land Community College. The program, only in existence for a year, was developed as a way for local businesses to fill needed information technology positions while offering LLCC students a path for a career or career [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Nonprofits adapt to COVID-19 – Demand for services increases while fundraising options are reduced

By Carey Smith For many Americans, leaning heavily on social service agencies has gotten them through the pandemic. But how have these nonprofits adapted and coped with the increased demand but often reduced fundraising opportunities? For Midwest Mission Distribution Center, which specializes in disaster relief, the transition was fairly smooth. The organization distributed three times [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Architecture firm selected for renovation of the State Armory Building

The Illinois Capital Development Board (CDB) has selected Tilton, Kelly + Bell, as the preferred architectural design firm for the renovation of the State Armory Building in Springfield. CDB will oversee the project’s design and construction in accordance with the protocol for state-appropriated projects. Through Governor JB Pritzker’s capital plan, Rebuild Illinois, nearly $122 million [...]

By |April 7th, 2021|Categories: Government, News|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – March 29-April 4

LV Springfield, LLC in care of SLK Global Solutions America, obtained a commercial remodel permit for 3201 S. West White Oaks Drive. Milliman Construction is the contractor and the project is valued at $250,000. Kelp, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for work at 2601 S. Chatham Road. The contractor is O’Shea Builders and the [...]

By |April 6th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

New Papa John’s in Parkway Pointe to replace Chatham Road location

The former Subway restaurant at 3422 Freedom Dr. is being converted to a Papa John’s Pizza location, which will replace the nearby Papa John’s on Chatham Road. Pending city inspections, the new location is scheduled to open on April 8. The local director of operations, Jamie Cartwright, said in a written statement, “The new location [...]

By |April 5th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Spaghetti Shop to partner with Turbo Fire Pizza

Both Spaghetti Shop locations in Springfield will soon be offering pizza, in addition to pasta, thanks to a new partnership with Turbo Fire Pizza. Brian Carter purchased the Spaghetti Shop franchise in December 2019 after a chance encounter with Calvin Kirk, his former employer. In an interview with SBJ last year, he explained, “I worked [...]

By |April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments