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Program fosters entrepreneurship

Innovate Springfield helps take ideas from concept to completion   Gordon Davis, co-founder of Whimsy Tea. Photo by Tim Klasinski, Foto-Graphics   BY CATHERINE O’CONNOR For nine local start-up entrepreneurs, graduation night on Oct. 30 marked the completion of the Co.Starters program, a series of weekly three-hour intensive seminars presented through Innovate Springfield, [...]

Construction trades target high school and college students

BY ERICK ZEPEDA As the construction trades are faced with both a growing number of retirements and projected growth, there is a strong demand for apprentices to fill vacant positions. With the cost of college attendance continuing to rise, an apprenticeship offers an earn-while-you-learn approach that allows you to get paid from day one. Certified [...]

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Article|0 Comments

Leadership Springfield survey

A group from this year’s Leadership Springfield class is conducting a survey of area professionals to find out what motivates people to volunteer their time to nonprofit organizations and how they prefer to go about doing so. The brief, eight question survey can be accessed on SurveyMonkey. Leadership Springfield, a program of the Greater Springfield [...]

By |October 9th, 2019|Categories: Article|0 Comments

CHARLES CRAIG MANNSCHRECK (Nov. 6, 1944 – Aug. 21, 2019)

By Karen Ackerman Witter  The world could use more people like Craig Mannschreck— kind, upbeat, friendly, genuine, humble and concerned about others before himself. Mannschreck passed away peacefully on Aug. 21 after a three-month battle with lymphoma. “Craig was ‘others-oriented,’ “says Cindy Davis, Mannschreck’s longtime business partner at Resource One, located at 321 E. Adams [...]

By |September 5th, 2019|Categories: Article|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

Confidence soars during trades training

BY LINDSEY SALVATELLI Students at South Town Construction Training Center are in week six of the 12-week program, and have just received their OSHA cards, a necessary step to working in the electrical trade. The students who are part of the current class have left their mark on the training center, with a wall they’ve [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: Article|0 Comments

Building confidence for the future

BY LINDSEY SALVATELLI Six students have taken the opportunity to learn the construction trade at South Town Construction Training Center, 1122 S. Grand Ave E.  Students are given hands-on-training through a 12-week program that aims to give unskilled workers potential knowledge and real experience they’re able to apply while working on residential construction sites. By [...]

By |March 12th, 2019|Categories: Article|0 Comments