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Check your blind spots

BY KAREN ACKERMAN WITTER Horace Mann hosted the “CEO Action Check Your Blind Spots” mobile tour on May 30, which was open to every staff member. The company promoted it as a continuation of its commitment to having a diverse and inclusive work environment, facilitating open and honest conversations and increasing awareness of unconscious biases. [...]

Forty Under 40

The Springfield Business Journal proudly features 40 leaders who are under the age of 40 in the Springfield and neighboring business communities. These individuals are selected based on their contributions to our local business community and the community in which they reside.They represent, in part, the future of business in our community and in central [...]

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Featured Article|0 Comments

Take a ride to Springfield Carriage Co.

BY TOM PAVLIK I love the kind of place that you only hear of by word of mouth - it’s like getting let in on a secret. And from the restaurant’s perspective it can be a gutsy play, but is also indicative of pride in what’s being served. And that’s Springfield Carriage Co. – a [...]

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured Article|0 Comments

Keeping kids and families safe

BY JANET SEITZ Shortages of care and agencies to protect children from abuse and neglect have made for plenty of recent headlines. “As we seem to keep hearing about struggles in our DCFS system every week,” said Beth Yockey, a volunteer with Safe Families for Children, a nonprofit national network of local chapters, “I think [...]

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Made in America

Tariffs and staffing are two major challenges for area manufacturers Article and photos by DAVID BLANCHETTE From diodes to doughnuts, manufacturers in the Springfield area make many different things and supply steady employment. They are established, often multi-generational members of the communities in which they are located. But manufacturers are also part of a volatile [...]

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Featured Article|0 Comments

Upcoming DSI, Inc. workshop

Downtown Springfield, Inc. is holding a workshop on Wednesday, May 29 entitled “Permits and city hall – Who you need to know and where you need to go.” From 12-1 p.m. at Lincoln Library, a variety of city staffers will explain how to work with the Building and Zoning department, the process for applying for [...]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Forty Under 40 nominations deadline

May 31 is the deadline to submit nominations for this year’s Forty Under 40 class. Springfield Business Journal, in partnership with Security Bank, University of Illinois Springfield, Mark Cortesi of State Farm and AmeriCall Communications, wants to recognize outstanding young professionals who live and work in Sangamon or Morgan County. Recipients will be profiled in [...]

By |May 15th, 2019|Categories: Article|0 Comments

Show me a sign

ARTICLES AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID BLANCHETTE Joe Bringuet may have married the boss’ daughter for what he jokingly calls “job security,” but after 69 years with the company, he makes sure the fourth-generation members of the family business know they have to begin the same way he did in 1950. “I started like everybody does [...]

By |April 24th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured Article|0 Comments
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