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Healthy meals made easy

By Carey Smith   Celeste Malham started FED Kitchen when she became a stay-at-home mom in 2019 as a way to utilize her personal training background and help others with their health goals.  PHOTO BY NORMA ZUNIGA Meal delivery systems were growing in popularity even before the pandemic, and with many more people [...]

Technology and trampolines – Ram Talluri has businesses worldwide, including a global technology company based in Springfield

By David Blanchette Springfield-based entrepreneur Ram Talluri reaches for the stars with his numerous business ventures around the world, ranging from technology to film production to jumping really high on trampolines. “It has been a great run so far, and I look forward to adding more value in whatever way I can,” the 45-year-old Talluri [...]

By |August 14th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Businesses use technology to pivot during pandemic

By Holly Whisler Small retail boutiques are known for carrying unique and one-of-a-kind items. They are not typically known for selling online to a mass market, but that does not mean they cannot be successful doing so when a pandemic causes an economic shutdown, for example. Elizabeth “Liz” Eckert, owner of Bella Boutique, 2805 West [...]

By |August 3rd, 2020|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Breaking down reality to create Greyhound

Springfield native Aaron Schneider directs Tom Hanks’ latest film By Chuck Koplinski   It’s a long way from Chatham Road to Hollywood, California, but it’s a journey Springfield native Aaron Schneider has made over the course of his 54 years. The filmmaker, who cut his teeth as a cinematographer on videos for Eminem and Cyprus [...]

Best Places To Work – B&B Electric

By Eric Woods Photo by Terry Farmer For more than 50 years, B&B Electric has been serving the needs of businesses in central Illinois. Todd Brinkman Sr. had been working for South Town Electric Radio & TV with his father, Fred Brinkman, when they decided to take a leap of faith and start their own [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Best Places To Work – Brown, Hay & Stephens

By Eric Woods Photo by Terry Farmer Founded in 1828 by John Todd Stuart, the history surrounding Brown, Hay & Stephens (BHS) includes a young lawyer named Abraham Lincoln, who joined the firm nine years after its establishment. As the firm closes in on 200 years, employees have long enjoyed their careers at Brown, Hay [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Best Places To Work – Dan Deweese Painting and Woodfinishing

By Eric Woods Photo by Terry Farmer Dan Deweese Painting and Wood Finishing began in November 2014 with only two employees. Within three months the business had five people on staff, and today the company employs 20 people including Deweese’s father, three siblings and a nephew. The employees are excited to work for such a [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Best Places To Work – Springfield Clinic

  By Eric Woods Photo by Terry Farmer Springfield Clinic, a staple in the community, just celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2019. The clinic was founded in 1939 by five physician partners in Springfield and is constantly growing and evolving. Not only are its physicians working to find new, innovative ways to better provide care [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Categories: Secondary Feature|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