A different kind of reward

Transitioning from the private sector to the nonprofit world   BY WILLIAM LEGGE Before joining the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, most of my career was spent in sales and management for large corporations. It was a never-ending cycle, with hard work often rewarded with an increased quota. Sure, the commissions were great. [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured Article|0 Comments

From food to fun, Senior Services of Central Illinois has it all

ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY DAVID BLANCHETTE “There is always an activity at Senior Services. Our whole goal is to make sure that seniors are healthy and happy,” said executive director Carol Harms. “Our hope is to keep seniors independent for as long as they possibly can be.” Volunteers prepare Daily Bread meals before they [...]

By |September 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured 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|3 Comments

A gateway to recovery

Professional help for professionals struggling with addiction Article and Photos By David Blanchette The Gateway Foundation is giving more people a choice that’s closer to home for addiction treatment. Gateway will open a new 22-bed professional men’s treatment unit on Sept. 1 that provides a local alternative to out-of-state programs, according to Kerry Henry, executive [...]

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured Article|0 Comments

Motorcycle racing grows from rural sport to big business

BY CATHERINE O’CONNOR The Illinois State Fairgrounds track, which is historically known for setting the world’s fastest flat track records, hosts two of the 18 events comprising the National Championship American Flat Track pro-racing circuit. The Springfield Mile 1 is held on Memorial Day weekend, with Springfield Mile 2 taking place over Labor Day weekend. [...]

By |August 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Featured Article|0 Comments

LS Building Products prepares to open Springfield location

ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY DAVID BLANCHETTE It’s been a long, strange trip for LS Building Products, but the East Peoria-based wholesale distributor will soon open its largest facility, an 80,000-square-foot, full-service operation near the I-55 and Sangamon Avenue exit in Springfield. The LS Building Products Springfield operation will open in early August following two years [...]

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

Women working in STEM fields

BY MEREDITH HOWARD Although women earn 50.3% of all science and engineering bachelor’s degrees, they account for only 29% of the science and engineering workforce, according to the National Girls Collaborative Project, which encourages girls to learn about and work in STEM fields. Despite this statistic, Springfield is home to many female business owners and [...]

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

Does incentivized relocation pay dividends?

BY ERIC WOODS For those not tied to their current living locations, a couple areas in the United States are hoping to entice people to head their way. Both Tulsa, Oklaholma, and the state of Vermont have recently established programs that will pay people to relocate. It may only be a matter of time before [...]

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

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. [...]

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