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New restaurant coming to downtown

Downtown Springfield is getting a new restaurant, as a familiar name prepares to move into the space at 213 S. Fifth St. formerly occupied by JoJo’s Street Quisine. Taste of Jamaica, which was a regular booth in the Ethnic Village at the Illinois State Fair for many years, is now opening a year-round location. Owner [...]

By |December 17th, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

New event space open

The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space recently moved downtown, but their former space at 711 S. 5th St. in Springfield is already home to a new business venture. Kelci Kuntzi and her mother, Robin Martin, have launched Venue 1929 to offer the distinctive space for rent. “My father-in-law owns Jack Stoldt Auto Service Center,” said [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Guns and Drugs in the Workplace Chamber training

Two issues that employers are increasingly dealing with are concerns over drug use by employees as well as how to handle threats of violence or weapons in the workplace. As the opioid addiction crisis grows, employers are increasingly torn between wanting to help an employee who is struggling but minimize the risks to the company. [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Delivering Service with a Local Flare presentation

The Central Illinois Chapter of the National Customer Service Association (CIL-NCSA) will host a panel presentation on “Delivering Service with a Local Flare” on Thursday, Dec. 13. Representatives from Engrained Brewery, Sheedy Shores and the Springfield Running Center will share best practices on hiring tactics, employee retention and the promotion of a customer service culture [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Michael L. McGlasson to retire

Michael L. McGlasson, president of Bank of Springfield (BOS), has announced his plan to retire effective Dec. 31, 2018. McGlasson began his banking career in 1973 with the original Marine Bank in Springfield and later went to Illinois National Bank.  By the time he joined BOS in 1997, McGlasson had nearly 25 years of banking [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2, 2018.

Building permit roundup – Dec. 5 BY STACIE LEWIS New Salem Bluff, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for 2912 E. Ridge Ave.  The contractor is Scott Canti and the project is valued at $75,000. AC Building, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for an expansion and renovations at 3200 S. Robbins Rd.  Evans Construction [...]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Facebook’s Community Boost program

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Facebook to host a Community Boost program at the BOS Center in Springfield on Dec. 3 and 4. A series of free workshops will be held during the two day event. Topics will include:  Facebook for small business, Facebook for nonprofits, digital skills education, leveling the [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Simmons Cancer Institute receives proceeds from Beautiful Bras fundraiser

On Nov. 19, BJ Grand Salon & Spa presented a check to Dr. Aziz Khan of Simmons Cancer Institute, representing a donation of $12,375 raised from the most recent Beautiful Bras fundraiser. Proceeds from the October event will be used to purchase hair loss accessories including wigs, hats, and scarves for the wig boutique at Simmons Cancer Institute, [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

Sean Mulhern joins SB Financial

Sean Mulhern has joined SB Financial, a subsidiary of Security Bank, as a financial adviser. Mulhern graduated from Illinois State University earlier this year with a degree in economics and finance. “My dad is a financial adviser in Peoria, and I made up my mind my sophomore year of college that’s what I wanted to [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Central Illinois Builders of AGC has elected its 2019 officers

Central Illinois Builders of AGC recently elected its officers for 2019 at the association’s 64th annual meeting, held at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. The 2019 officers are: President – Chris S. Uhlarik, The Petry-Kuhne Co., Champaign Senior Vice President - John B. Sutherland, River City Construction, LLC, East Peoria Vice President – Michael [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments
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