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Thirteen Springfield businesses receive a Business Interruption Grant

On Wednesday, $46 million in grant funding was awarded to more than 2,600 small businesses throughout Illinois who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including $220,00 earmarked for 13 businesses in Springfield. The funding comes from the Business Interruption Grant (BIG), which is part of the federal CARES Act. Nine Springfield businesses received grants [...]

By |August 13th, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

DSI launches Virtual Cash Mob events

Downtown Springfield Inc. and its Momentum on Main Street committee are launching a series of online shopping experiences, known as “cash mobs,” to encourage local shoppers to visit downtown retail shops and purchase featured items via Facebook Live.  A “cash mob” is a group of people coordinated to meet and spend money at a local, [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Fact or Fiction: What’s going into the former O’Charley’s building?

New signage for Sweet Basil Café recently appeared at the former O’Charley’s building in Prairie Crossing. The location at 4241 Conestoga Dr. has been vacant since O’Charley’s closed in March 2019, although the Sangamon County circuit clerk shows that a lease was recorded on June 19, 2020. While many restaurants are closing or cutting back, [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

SCORE is presenting a free webinar on how to brand and market your business

Are you interested in learning more about how to brand and market your business? SCORE has partnered with DCC Marketing to offer a webinar on “Brand development and marketing tips.” Topics covered will include the steps to build a successful brand and market strategy, understanding the branding process and how to build and implement an [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Springfield Clinic expands into Peoria

Springfield Clinic has announced a new affiliation Peoria Surgical Group, Ltd (PSG), a well-established, locally owned and operated surgical practice in Peoria. “Peoria Surgical Group has been caring for their community for decades. They have dedicated themselves to creating genuine relationships with their patients, which has led to great results and a quality experience for [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Josh Collins joins Lincoln Land Community College

Josh Collins has joined Lincoln Land Community College as assistant vice president of business relations. He began his new duties Aug. 3. Collins previously served as interim CEO of the Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance and the director of business and community development at the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce. He is a certified economic developer [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Nothing Bundt Cakes opening on Aug. 8

Nothing Bundt Cakes is opening a Springfield location on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 2476 Wabash Ave. in the Sherwood Plaza shopping center. The husband and wife team of Theo and Kristen Spilman are new franchisees for the bakery chain based in Las Vegas. Nothing Bundt Cakes started in 1997 and currently has more than 300 [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – July 27 – Aug. 2

Read which building permits were recently approved by the City of Springfield. BJD Properties, LLC in care of CEFCU-Garrison Group, Inc. obtained a commercial remodel permit for a non-structural interior demolition at 2713 E. Adlai Stevenson Drive. The contractor is Garrison Group, Inc. and the project is valued at $25,000. Bridge Real Estate, LLC obtained [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments