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Barney’s Furniture to close, Ashley Outlet Store will take its place

Barney’s Furniture has reopened as of June 1, but only long enough to have a going-out-of-business sale. However, owner Barry Seidman said the pandemic is not to blame. “This was actually planned before any of the shutdown occurred,” he said, explaining that the closure due to COVID-19 simply delayed the ability to liquidate the remaining [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Portillo’s confirms plans for Springfield location

After years of speculation about whether Portillo’s would open a location in Springfield, the fast-casual restaurant based in Oak Brook, Illinois, has officially confirmed plans for a restaurant in the capital city. In April, Mayor Jim Langfelder had indicated the company had a “strong interest” in Springfield and was seriously considering the former Walgreens location [...]

By |May 28th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Resume assistance for job seekers

Alice Campbell Staffing is offering free resume review and recommendations to job seekers in the Springfield area. “With thousands of people laid off and furloughed, we felt this was one simple way we could use our expertise to help job seekers,” said Jean Campbell, business manager at Alice Campbell Staffing. “While there is a lot [...]

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

LLCC offering 10 free, non-credit online classes

Lincoln Land Community College’s community education program is offering 10 free, non-credit online classes from now until June 30. Once signed up, participants can complete these courses at their own pace within three months. Classes include 12 Steps to a Successful Job Search, Managing Customer Service, Fundamentals of Supervision and Management, Personal Finance, Creating Webpages, [...]

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Don’t panic, pivot

By Lisa Clemmons Stott In 1976, M. F. Weiner wrote an article in the journal Medical Economics entitled “Don’t Waste a Crisis — Your Patient’s or Your Own.” According to the Freakonomics blog, Weiner meant that a medical crisis can be used to improve aspects of one’s personality, mental health or lifestyle. At the moment, [...]

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments