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Illinois Small Business Development Center has moved

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Lincoln Land Community College has moved to new offices at LLCC’s Capital City Training Center, 130 W. Mason St. in Springfield. The Illinois SBDC is open for appointments Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours available. The Illinois SBDC provides professional guidance for [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Best Places to Work nomination deadline

Nominate your company for this year’s Best Places to Work, sponsored by United Community Bank and Springfield Business Journal. The winning companies will be profiled in the March issue of SBJ and all employees will be invited to a reception and awards ceremony. Criteria to nominate your company: Must have been in business at least two years Be [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Business News, Events|0 Comments

Ashley Jenkins joins the Illinois Health and Hospital Association

Ashley Jenkins, deputy chief legal counsel to the Illinois Senate President, is joining the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) as its director of government relations, effective Dec. 31.  Jenkins will focus on IHA’s advocacy to state legislators, legislative staff, state agencies and other stakeholders to advance the Association’s policy and legislative agenda. “Ashley has extensive [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Storage construction project underway

Despite the winter weather, construction work is underway at the corner of Constitution Drive and Cockrell Lane. The first phase of the project involves building 148 mini-storage units of various sizes on a 2.7 acre site, which allows room for future expansion. The new business, Secure Storage USA, is comprised of a local ownership group [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

A kids’ entertainment complex opens

Bounce Tag, a kids’ entertainment complex that includes bounce houses, an obstacle course, laser tag and an arcade, is opening on Dec. 21. Dr. Tubosun Dennis, a local anesthesiologist, and her mother, Tola Danmole-Odimayo, are the co-owners of the new business. The building at 3720 Hollis Dr. in Springfield has been extensively renovated since it [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Dec. 9 – Dec. 15

BY STACIE LEWIS West Side Christian Church obtained a commercial remodel permit for 2850 W. Cider Mill Lane. O’Shea Builders is the contractor and the project is valued at $300,000. Taylor Collision Enterprises obtained a commercial building permit for a new building at 1501 S. Groth St. Guy Taylor is the contractor and the project [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

HSHS plans renovation and expansion project

HSHS St. John’s Hospital has announced plans for a $17.2 million project to renovate and expand the intensive care unit. The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board approved the project, which will updated the existing rooms as well as add eight new ICU beds. The project also includes adding 32 beds in existing space [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kevin Sullivan to open The Barn

Kevin Sullivan started his food service career washing dishes at King Pin Lanes at the age of 16 and most recently worked for 5 Flavors Catering, where he served as the executive chef for Governor J.B. Pritzker’s inauguration dinner. In between, he’s worked for a variety of corporate chains and local restaurants, but is now [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Raychel Yokem joins Growmark

Raychel Yokem has started a new position as the diversity, inclusion and affirmative action manager at Growmark, effective Dec. 1. The company, an agricultural cooperative serving businesses and customers throughout the U.S. and Canada, is based in Bloomington, Illinois, although Yokem said she will commute from Springfield. She most recently worked in human resources at [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments