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Thirteen Springfield businesses receive a Business Interruption Grant

On Wednesday, $46 million in grant funding was awarded to more than 2,600 small businesses throughout Illinois who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including $220,00 earmarked for 13 businesses in Springfield. The funding comes from the Business Interruption Grant (BIG), which is part of the federal CARES Act. Nine Springfield businesses received grants [...]

By |August 13th, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

DSI launches Virtual Cash Mob events

Downtown Springfield Inc. and its Momentum on Main Street committee are launching a series of online shopping experiences, known as “cash mobs,” to encourage local shoppers to visit downtown retail shops and purchase featured items via Facebook Live.  A “cash mob” is a group of people coordinated to meet and spend money at a local, [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Fact or Fiction: What’s going into the former O’Charley’s building?

New signage for Sweet Basil Café recently appeared at the former O’Charley’s building in Prairie Crossing. The location at 4241 Conestoga Dr. has been vacant since O’Charley’s closed in March 2019, although the Sangamon County circuit clerk shows that a lease was recorded on June 19, 2020. While many restaurants are closing or cutting back, [...]

By |August 12th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Nothing Bundt Cakes opening on Aug. 8

Nothing Bundt Cakes is opening a Springfield location on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 2476 Wabash Ave. in the Sherwood Plaza shopping center. The husband and wife team of Theo and Kristen Spilman are new franchisees for the bakery chain based in Las Vegas. Nothing Bundt Cakes started in 1997 and currently has more than 300 [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – July 27 – Aug. 2

Read which building permits were recently approved by the City of Springfield. BJD Properties, LLC in care of CEFCU-Garrison Group, Inc. obtained a commercial remodel permit for a non-structural interior demolition at 2713 E. Adlai Stevenson Drive. The contractor is Garrison Group, Inc. and the project is valued at $25,000. Bridge Real Estate, LLC obtained [...]

By |August 5th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Sikich expands into Peoria with acquisition of Heinold Banwart

Sikich announced that it has signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire the operating assets of Heinold Banwart, Ltd., a public accounting firm based in the Peoria area. The move expands Sikich’s presence in central Illinois. “The Heinold Banwart team adds valuable talent to our group and strengthens our position as a leading service provider in [...]

By |August 4th, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments