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Fact or fiction: Will Mike Murphy be the next Chamber of Commerce president?

During the Oct. 8 morning show on Sports Radio 1450, talk show host Sam Madonia said, “I am told that Mike Murphy will be the new executive director of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce,” a claim he repeated again during a monologue about possible mayoral candidates for the city of Springfield. Rep. Mike Murphy, [...]

By |October 11th, 2021|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Dr. Jason Goldstein joins AlignLife of Springfield Chiropractic & Natural Health Center

Dr. Jason Goldstein has joined AlignLife of Springfield Chiropractic & Natural Health Center. Goldstein worked in Springfield for a decade before moving to Texas where he focused on medical software and ways to streamline health care paperwork. He returned to Illinois two years ago and most recently worked at a chiropractic clinic in Lincoln. Goldstein [...]

By |October 11th, 2021|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Adam Lockwood launches Exposure Real Estate Media

After spending the past decade working in sales and marketing, Adam Lockwood has started his own company to help individuals and businesses market their real estate. Exposure Real Estate Media offers real estate photography, floor plans, virtual tours and virtual staging. “It’s geared to Realtors, homeowners or businesses that are looking to get professional photography [...]

By |October 8th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Sept. 27-Oct. 3 2021

Jae and Soo Young Choi obtained a commercial roofing permit for 838 South Grand Ave. East. Williams Roofing and Construction is the contractor and the project is valued at $30,241. The City of Springfield obtained a commercial demolition permit for 1022-1032 E. Adams St. The contractor is R. D. Lawrence and the project is valued [...]

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

The Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance launches new public job search tool

The Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance (SSGA) is unveiling several new web-based tools it has developed to assist businesses in retaining top talent and helping those searching for employment find the right opportunities. The new features, which can be found on SSGA’s website at thriveinspi.org/work/, include a public job search tool called Find A Job with [...]

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sean Keeley to become general manager and executive chef at Sangamo Club

A familiar face will soon be taking the helm at Sangamo Club. Springfield native Sean Keeley is slated to become the executive chef and general manager as of Oct. 11. Keeley is currently the lead culinary specialist at Lincoln Land Community College’s Culinary Institute and a well-known name in the Springfield dining scene. He worked [...]

By |October 5th, 2021|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

We have a plan – now what?

By Steven Simpson-Black Springfield is just OK at urban planning. We still do planning like the 1990s, leaving out some pretty important aspects in our comprehensive planning process. We don’t really plan for transit or bicycling, and infill planning is sparse. Still, the most recent Springfield 2037 Comprehensive Plan does talk about transit and calls [...]

By |October 4th, 2021|Categories: Article, Articles|0 Comments