Rethinking workplace lunches

BY ZACH ROTH Business people looking for a quick bite to eat often grab some greasy fast food to satiate their appetites before returning to work. As much as people enjoy a double quarter-pounder, one can’t help but wonder about the health risks associated with excessive consumption of fast food, especially by people who sit [...]

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

2018 Springfield Architectural and Engineering Design Success Stories

COMPILED BY CATHERINE O’CONNOR   Photo courtesy of Dewberry Architects University of Illinois Springfield Student Union - Dewberry Architects UIS is seeking U.S. Green Building Council LEED Gold Certification for the new students union’s “living” roof. The 200,000 plants over a sloped membrane provides insulation, helps to lower air temperatures and lasts much [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured Article|0 Comments

Try something new at Nu-Voh

BY TOM PAVLIK Although I love a good steak, I get particularly animated over more esoteric dishes like steak tartare or roasted bone marrow.  It’s the kind of food that gets me excited, but not the type of fare usually seen in the capital city. So I was excited when I first saw Nu-Voh’s food-forward [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

FWAI builds a legacy

By David Blanchette Much of what is recognizable in Springfield has a connection to FWAI Architects Inc., but it’s something else that gives the firm’s founder the greatest sense of pride.  “Hiring good staff. We’ve fortunately always had good staff,” said Carl Fischer, who founded the firm with his wife, Kay, in 1976. “We’ve also [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

A century of crunching the numbers

BY DAVID BLANCHETTE Although figures are their business, a 100-year-old Springfield accounting firm wants customers to know that they are more than just numbers. “We provide a good service to a lot of people. I enjoy it, because it’s always something different,” said Lori Milosevich, CPA, one of three partners at Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden. [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured Article|0 Comments

FRANK G. “BEAVER” SCHWARTZ (Feb. 24, 1934-Oct. 19, 2018)

He was in the business of helping people   BY CATHY SCHWARTZ, ED SCHWARTZ, PAULA RYAN, JEAN WEISS AND ANN SCHWARTZ Springfield lost an icon last month with the unexpected passing of Frank G. “Beaver” Schwartz, Jr. Officially, Beaver’s business was financial planning, specializing in life and disability insurance, but he always felt that he [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured Article|0 Comments

#ILGIVE encourages charitable donations

BY JANET SEITZ ’Tis the season for giving, as many charities push year-end donations, which historically have provided donors with opportunities for both charitable gestures and tax deductions. Annual efforts such as #Giving Tuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, help spotlight charitable causes and the spirit of giving. Forefront, Illinois’ statewide association for nonprofits and [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Featured Article|0 Comments

American Metals Supply grows and adapts

BY DAVID BLANCHETTE A Springfield-based company that has eight locations in six states began more than a half-century ago over a dinner table discussion. “The business was started in 1962, and I remember sitting at the kitchen table with my dad and mom saying, ‘If this doesn’t work, we want to be able to keep [...]

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