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Are flexwork options the new workplace norm?

By Kristina Barbee Whether due to family dynamics, mental or physical health status, or simply a desire to avoid being confined to beige cubicle farms, the demand and desire for a more flexible work schedule has increased significantly as the digital age allows for more convenience into our personal and work lives. The number of [...]

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Harvest Market concept comes to Springfield

By Meredith Howard Quincy-based Niemann Foods, Inc. is rebranding the County Market on West White Oaks Drive in Springfield into the country’s second Harvest Market, a health-oriented grocery store focused on providing farm-to-table options. The first Harvest Market opened in Champaign in 2016, and the Springfield location is expected to open this fall after an [...]

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Don’t tear down downtown

We can have a university presence without mass demolitions By Stacey Pfingsten, executive vice president, American Institute of Architects Illinois; Scott Troehler, board president, Downtown Springfield Heritage Foundation; Frank Butterfield, director of Springfield office, Landmarks Illinois As a group of nonprofit organizations that are located in, invested in and committed to the future and vitality [...]

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Springfield area to get its share of Rebuild Illinois funds

Nearly $1 billion allocated for Sangamon County projects By David Blanchette Forty-five billion dollars is a lot of money, and a portion of that will be spent in central Illinois as the projects funded by the Rebuild Illinois state-funded infrastructure program begin. Citizens should soon see workers on the job at several local road, university [...]

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Three Twigs branches out

By Michelle Ownbey Three Twigs Bakery reopened Jan. 7 after a week-long holiday break which also allowed time for remodeling the interior of the store. It’s been a whirlwind year for Emily Lewis, who relocated to the former Free Press Coffee space at 1370 Toronto Road last January after previously occupying part of Custom Cup [...]

By |January 30th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Featured Article|0 Comments

Architecture and engineering projects that reshaped the landscape in 2019

By Catherine O'Connor   New YMCA connects to community With construction in full swing at the corner of Fourth and Carpenter streets, Springfield’s newest YMCA facility is set to rejuvenate lives in Springfield’s medical district, creating a link between the Enos Park neighborhood to downtown and beyond.  According to executive director Angie Sowle, since breaking [...]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Best Places to Work alumni spotlight: The Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group, a privately-held company founded in 1997, was recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank in 2014. What’s changed in the last five years? First, The Real Estate Group has increased its number of licensed brokers from 125 to 152, including mergers [...]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

New leadership for AIA Illinois

The new executive vice president for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Illinois is only the third leader the organization has had in the past 41 years, but after only four months on the job at the organization’s Springfield headquarters she already sees “nothing but great opportunity for our Illinois architects.” Stacey Pfingsten is a [...]

By |January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Featured Article|0 Comments

A place at the table – Building Board Diversity helps nonprofit boards reflect the community

BY DAVID BLANCHETTE Where there’s a will there’s a way, and a year-old group is hoping to motivate nonprofit organizations in the Springfield area to diversify their boards. The founders of the Building Board Diversity (BBD) initiative have been meeting with and offering training for nonprofit executive directors and current board members to show them [...]

By |November 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments