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Carpe Diem CrossFit opening soon

Carpe Diem CrossFit, a 10,000-square-foot facility at 4600 Alex Blvd. in Springfield, is opening on May 10. Local business owners Matt and Megan Saxsma, along with Karl and Shawn Backs, broke ground for the new business last fall and originally hoped to be open by January. “The thing we ran into was trying to build [...]

By |May 5th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

J&J Ventures Gaming acquires Illinois Gaming Systems

J&J Ventures Gaming has acquired Illinois Gaming Systems, and the purchase of all gaming operations of IGS will give J&J Ventures nearly 3,000 locations in gaming and amusements. J&J Ventures Gaming and J&J Ventures Amusements are headquartered in Effingham, Illinois, where their predecessor, J&J Ventures, Inc., began route operations in 1929. IGS is headquartered in [...]

By |May 5th, 2021|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – April 26-May 2

Cobblestone Place, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for an emergency remodel after vehicle damage at 4141 W. Yucan Drive. The contractor is Joyner Construction Services, Inc. and the project is valued at $10,000. Springfield Clinic, LLP obtained a commercial building permit for 1028 S. Seventh St. O’Shea Builders is the contractor and the project [...]

By |May 5th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Arena Food Service acquires GÜDgut.life

Arena Food Service has acquired GÜDgut.life, but not much has changed, other than the company’s plans for growth. In 2018, David Radwine, who had previously worked as executive chef at the Sangamo Club, and Dennis Bringuet, owner of Ace Sign Company, teamed up to launch a new company that would provide healthier options for workplace [...]

By |May 4th, 2021|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

BOS Asset Management has acquired L.A. Burton & Associates

BOS Asset Management, a newly created registered investment advisory firm, has acquired L.A. Burton & Associates following the retirement of owner Larry Burton. “It was an acquisition of his book of business; he was retiring after 27 years,” said Brian Brewer, senior vice president and program manager for BOS Investment Services. Brewer also serves as [...]

By |April 28th, 2021|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

John Kelker announces plans to retire from United Way of Central Illinois

John Kelker has announced his intention to retire as president and chief professional officer of the United Way of Central Illinois (UWCIL), effective April 1, 2022. Kelker began his career as president of the local United Way in 1996.  During his tenure, Kelker has grown the organization’s resource development efforts while embracing a national Community [...]

By |April 28th, 2021|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

J&J Ventures Gaming acquires Illinois Gaming Systems

J&J Ventures Gaming has acquired Illinois Gaming Systems, and the purchase of all gaming operations of IGS will give J&J Ventures nearly 3,000 locations in gaming and amusements. J&J Ventures Gaming and J&J Ventures Amusements are headquartered in Effingham, Illinois, where their predecessor, J&J Ventures, Inc., began route operations in 1929. IGS is headquartered in [...]

By |April 28th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Black-Owned Business Vendor Fair

The Springfield Park District and Springfield Black Chamber of Commerce are hosting a Black-Owned Business Vendor Fair on Sunday, May 2 from 1-4 p.m. at Erin’s Pavilion in Southwind Park. “One of the many challenges that Black businesses owners are faced with is lack of exposure,” said Dominic Watson, president of the Springfield Black Chamber [...]

By |April 28th, 2021|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – April 19-April 25

Springcar Company, LLC in care of Carnegie Center obtained a commercial remodel permit for 900 E. Linton Ave., R. D. Lawrence Construction Co. Ltd. is the contractor and the project is valued at $750,000. Horace Mann Service Corp. obtained a commercial accessory structure permit for 905 E. Jefferson. B & B Electric, Inc. is the [...]

By |April 28th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments