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Raising Cane’s hiring in anticipation of March 7 opening

Raising Cane’s, a fast-food restaurant specializing in chicken fingers, will be opening at 3100 W. White Oaks Dr. on Tuesday, March 7, a year after announcing a Springfield location as part of the company’s aggressive expansion plans. “We’re very excited to be planting such strong roots in Illinois,” Jason Zwerin, vice president of company restaurants, [...]

By |January 30th, 2023|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Building Permits – Jan. 23 – Jan. 29, 2023

Advanced Medical Transport of Springfield Inc. obtained a commercial remodel permit for 200 North Grand Ave. W. O’Shea Builders is the contractor and the project is valued at $2.1 million. MBR Springfield Downtown Property LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for 560 W. Jefferson St. Contractor is Joyner Construction Services LLC and the project is [...]

By |January 30th, 2023|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Matto: Pies + Pints to open Feb. 2

Matto: Pies + Pints, a new concept from the team behind Vele, Curate and Soleil Café, is scheduled to open Thursday, Feb. 2. “The word ‘matto’ is Italian for insane, crazy,” said Nickey Sperry, who along with her husband, Dan Sperry, and executive chef Justin Richardson make up the parent company, Three Gen Hospitality Group. [...]

By |January 27th, 2023|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Longtime Springfield restaurateurs have a new venture in the works for the former Keefner’s space

Longtime Springfield restaurateurs Chris Hanken and Vic Lanzotti have a new venture in the works. The as-yet-unnamed business will be located in the former Keefner’s space, 1941 W. Iles Ave. “We’re hoping to be so much more than a restaurant,” said Hanken. “We’re going to have a small dining area, but it won’t function as [...]

By |January 25th, 2023|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Alicia Oberbeck joins Hanson Professional Services as event coordinator

Alicia Oberbeck recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc. as an event coordinator. She will coordinate Hanson’s involvement at trade shows, conferences and other events. Oberbeck worked for Drury Hotels for nine years, most recently as a meeting collections coordinator in Springfield. Hanson is a national, employee-owned consulting firm providing engineering, planning and allied services. The [...]

By |January 25th, 2023|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Building Permits – Jan. 16 – Jan. 22, 2023

Strategic Lincoln, LLC % Strategic Properties of NA obtained a commercial accessory structure permit for 520 S. Second St. Mastec Network Solutions is the contractor and the project is valued at $20,000. Cobblestone Place, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for 4401 Yucan Drive. Joyner Construction Services Inc. is the contractor and the project is [...]

By |January 23rd, 2023|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Bloom Wine Bar & Florals to open downtown

A new business is about to bloom this spring in downtown Springfield. Bloom Wine Bar & Florals will be opening at 2 S. Old State Capitol Plaza offering wine, craft cocktails and beer, along with floral services and a space for private events. Brittney Robinson, Hannah Goss and Caitlin Becker are the three ladies behind [...]

By |January 23rd, 2023|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Businesses and organizations invited to register for the Career Connections Expo at UIS

Businesses and organizations are encouraged to register now for the Career Connections Expo at the University of Illinois Springfield. The Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Recreation and Athletic Center (TRAC) on the UIS campus. In addition to the Expo, registered employers are invited to participate [...]

By |January 18th, 2023|Categories: Events, News|0 Comments

Mayoral forum planned for Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 5:30-7 p.m.

This spring, city elections will be held for several offices, including mayor of Springfield. Two candidates, incumbent Mayor James Langfelder and City Treasurer Misty Buscher, are seeking the top city post. Springfield Business Journal and Illinois Times are partnering with the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and Mid-West Family Springfield to host a mayoral forum [...]

By |January 18th, 2023|Categories: Events, News|0 Comments

Building Permits – Jan. 9 – Jan. 15, 2023

Absolute Perfection II, Inc. obtained a commercial remodel permit for 223 N. MacArthur Blvd. Pro Bid LLC is the contractor and the project is valued at $30,000. Spring Street Veterans’ Renaissance, Inc. obtained a commercial remodel permit for 209 W. Scarritt St. Repair Master’s Construction is the contractor and the project is valued at $10,000.

By |January 17th, 2023|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments