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Legal Files helps companies stay organized

  By David Blanchette   A Springfield firm that was formed to satisfy an unmet need has now been keeping the legal profession organized for three decades. “My father, Ron Kanoski, was looking for a software application to use in his firm, but couldn’t find anything that was quite right,” said John Kanoski, CEO of [...]

Downtown’s upper stories

By Carey Smith   The heart of a vibrant downtown is its residents, who often work, live and play all within the same walkable community. The patterns of revitalization repeat in mid-sized cities across the nation. After decades of development on the edges of a community, which unerringly decimate downtowns and city cores, residents begin [...]

LLCC apprenticeship program builds tech skills

By Cinda Ackerman Klickna “Let’s build talent, not buy talent,” says Brenda Elliott, director of apprenticeship programming at Lincoln Land Community College. The program, only in existence for a year, was developed as a way for local businesses to fill needed information technology positions while offering LLCC students a path for a career or career [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Nonprofits adapt to COVID-19 – Demand for services increases while fundraising options are reduced

By Carey Smith For many Americans, leaning heavily on social service agencies has gotten them through the pandemic. But how have these nonprofits adapted and coped with the increased demand but often reduced fundraising opportunities? For Midwest Mission Distribution Center, which specializes in disaster relief, the transition was fairly smooth. The organization distributed three times [...]

By |April 8th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

BRANDT and Hello Beverages launch new partnership

By Karen Ackerman Witter A partnership between BRANDT, a Springfield-based global agricultural company, and hellowater, a consumer beverage company, may initially seem surprising. However, it is in keeping with BRANDT’s entrepreneurial spirit and based on patented BRANDT technology. Together, these companies will launch a new beverage product in March that supports immune defense and elimination [...]

By |February 24th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments