Local First is holding a social event on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Engrained Brewery & Restaurant. This will kick off the first of six after work socials throughout the year to allow local businesses the chance to network and learn more about how to support other locally owned businesses. There is no [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Feb. 11 and Feb. 17, 2019.
Building permit roundup – Feb. 20 BY STACIE LEWIS J. C. Penney Co. Inc. Property Tax Office obtained a commercial permit for 1351 S. Dirksen Pkwy. The contractor is K. P. Sullivan Builders and the project is valued at $620,000. Paul and Lynne Carlson obtained a commercial remodel permit to refurbish space for Turbo Fire [...]
U-Haul Moving & Storage plans to open a new location next week at 3250 Clear Lake Ave. in the space formerly occupied by Springfield’s last remaining Kmart store. Aaron Freeman, president of U-Haul Company of Illinois, said he’s glad for the opportunity to expand his business by reusing an existing building. “It’s infill development on [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Feb. 4 and Feb. 10, 2019.
Building permit roundup – Feb. 13 BY STACIE LEWIS Walmart obtained a commercial remodel permit for 1100 Lejune Dr. The contractor is Place Services, Inc. and the project is valued at $60,000. First Baptist Church obtained a commercial remodel permit for 301 South Grand Ave. West. Zinn Construction, LLC is the contractor and the project [...]
A reception and awards ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the United Community Bank located at 1900 W. Iles in Springfield. The public is welcome to attend, although RSVPs are requested by emailing email@example.com. The 2019 recipients of the Best Places to Work award, sponsored by United Community Bank [...]
Cyber threats are an unfortunate reality for businesses these days. For business owners interested in learning how to protect business data and prepare for security threats and unavoidable disruptions, LRS Network Support is offering a learning session on Wednesday, Feb. 20. This free online seminar will help companies ensure normal business operations for customers and [...]
Custom Cup Coffee has expanded both their drink offerings and their menu, with the addition of a custom-built espresso machine and hiring Ashley Meyer, formerly of RealCuisine Catering, as their resident baker. Co-owner Kendra Boesdorfer said customers have requested espresso drinks since the coffee shop first opened four years ago at 319 E. Monroe. “We [...]
Springfield Clinic has opened a new location for rehabilitation services named Springfield Clinic West Wabash. It is located at 4525 Wabash Avenue in Suites D and E in the YellowStone complex, which formerly housed Anytime Fitness and a physical therapy office. O’Shea Builders recently completed a $650,000 renovation of the 6400 square foot space. The [...]
The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with PNC, is once again bringing the rebroadcast of the John Maxwell LIVE2LEAD leadership event to Springfield. LIVE2LEAD, a half-day leadership development experience offering practical tools and takeaways, will be held at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation on Tuesday, Feb. 26. CEOs, business owners and [...]
After decades of being affiliated with Coldwell Banker, Curtis Tillett is now a broker with The Real Estate Group, effective Feb. 1. His longtime assistant, Lindsey Leonard, also made the transition. However, both will continue working out of their current office, located at 427 E. Monroe in downtown Springfield. “Rita (Victor) and I bought the [...]