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Don’t neglect long-haul COVID in the panic over Delta variant

By Dr. Jeffrey Gold “Long-haul COVID” is one of many scary phrases that have barged into our vocabulary since the pandemic upended global life. Those who have it are afflicted with a COVID that seems never to go away. With the present panic over the Delta variant, there’s a danger that we will not accord [...]

By |September 29th, 2021|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Weaving a legacy

Dan Frachey launches a business to capture seniors’ stories By Carey Smith “People may say they don’t have much of a story to tell, but when people start talking, when they are given permission to share, they start revealing that there is a great narrative over the course of one’s life,” said Dan Frachey, owner [...]

By |September 29th, 2021|Categories: Article, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Q&A with Damond Boatwright

By Lana Shovlin Damond Boatwright, 49, became president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System in June, making him both the first man and African American to hold the top administrator position. Before coming to Springfield, Boatwright served as the regional president of operations and chair of the hospital board at SSM Health Wisconsin near [...]

By |September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Article, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

COVID exposes inequity in health care outcomes

Life expectancy is correlated to zip codes By Carey Smith   “What really defines somebody’s health is much more what happens outside the hospital than what happens inside,” explains Dr. Sameer Vohra, chair of population science and policy at SIU School of Medicine in Springfield. “Around 80% of your health outcomes, arguably more, are determined [...]

By |September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Article, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Companies adapt to a remote workforce

By Holly Whisler Only one year ago, unless your job was deemed essential, you were working from home and doing the best you could with the technology you had on hand. On the flip side, employers were doing their best to support their remote workforces, often scrambling to put additional technology in place to allow [...]

By |August 12th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Building a better future

Southtown Construction provides job training and life skills By Holly Whisler “I am the youngest of 10 kids. We grew up in the projects of Springfield. My father was killed when I was teenager, and my mom raised us on public assistance and what she earned from her job as a waitress,” said Calvin Pitts [...]

Horace Mann helps teachers and students

By Janet Seitz Among Springfield’s major employers is Horace Mann, founded in 1945 and the nation’s largest financial services company focused on providing educators and school employees with insurance and retirement solutions. With that presence comes responsibility to give back to its educator base and the communities in which they work and live. Historically, the [...]

By |June 10th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Are you networking or not working?

By Bob Barber I often hear, “How do I network now that people may or may not be comfortable gathering and meeting?” Frankly, I believe many people have become lazy about generating introductions to new prospects. Yes, that may be harsh, but it is time to be honest about your past networking efforts and improve [...]

By |June 2nd, 2021|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Spaces for “we” and “me”

By Holly Whisler “It has to be rough to be in the office furniture business right now,” is a comment often heard by Chris Davis, vice president of operations and account manager at Resource One Interior Solutions & Design, 321 E. Adams St., since COVID-19 forced many people to work from home. However, “Our market [...]

Legal Files helps companies stay organized

  By David Blanchette   A Springfield firm that was formed to satisfy an unmet need has now been keeping the legal profession organized for three decades. “My father, Ron Kanoski, was looking for a software application to use in his firm, but couldn’t find anything that was quite right,” said John Kanoski, CEO of [...]