Guns and Drugs in the Workplace Chamber training

Two issues that employers are increasingly dealing with are concerns over drug use by employees as well as how to handle threats of violence or weapons in the workplace. As the opioid addiction crisis grows, employers are increasingly torn between wanting to help an employee who is struggling but minimize the risks to the company. [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Delivering Service with a Local Flare presentation

The Central Illinois Chapter of the National Customer Service Association (CIL-NCSA) will host a panel presentation on “Delivering Service with a Local Flare” on Thursday, Dec. 13. Representatives from Engrained Brewery, Sheedy Shores and the Springfield Running Center will share best practices on hiring tactics, employee retention and the promotion of a customer service culture [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Nov. 26 and Dec. 2, 2018.

Building permit roundup – Dec. 5 BY STACIE LEWIS New Salem Bluff, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for 2912 E. Ridge Ave.  The contractor is Scott Canti and the project is valued at $75,000. AC Building, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for an expansion and renovations at 3200 S. Robbins Rd.  Evans Construction [...]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Facebook’s Community Boost program

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Facebook to host a Community Boost program at the BOS Center in Springfield on Dec. 3 and 4. A series of free workshops will be held during the two day event. Topics will include:  Facebook for small business, Facebook for nonprofits, digital skills education, leveling the [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Simmons Cancer Institute receives proceeds from Beautiful Bras fundraiser

On Nov. 19, BJ Grand Salon & Spa presented a check to Dr. Aziz Khan of Simmons Cancer Institute, representing a donation of $12,375 raised from the most recent Beautiful Bras fundraiser. Proceeds from the October event will be used to purchase hair loss accessories including wigs, hats, and scarves for the wig boutique at Simmons Cancer Institute, [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: Medical News|0 Comments

Sean Mulhern joins SB Financial

Sean Mulhern has joined SB Financial, a subsidiary of Security Bank, as a financial adviser. Mulhern graduated from Illinois State University earlier this year with a degree in economics and finance. “My dad is a financial adviser in Peoria, and I made up my mind my sophomore year of college that’s what I wanted to [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Central Illinois Builders of AGC has elected its 2019 officers

Central Illinois Builders of AGC recently elected its officers for 2019 at the association’s 64th annual meeting, held at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois. The 2019 officers are: President – Chris S. Uhlarik, The Petry-Kuhne Co., Champaign Senior Vice President - John B. Sutherland, River City Construction, LLC, East Peoria Vice President – Michael [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

McCormick’s closing restaurant to focus on catering operations

The last day of operations for McCormick's Smokehouse Restaurant, located at 2930 Plaza Drive in The Gables, will be Dec. 24, 2018. The restaurant, which includes a drive-thru and delivery service, has operated at the current location for more than 10 years. Owners Jarred and Sarah McCormick say they have plans to restructure the family-run [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday may not be as well known as Black Friday, or even Cyber Monday, but it continues to gain traction both nationwide and in the Springfield community. In 2010, American Express launched a Small Business Saturday campaign to encourage shoppers to patronize small, local businesses rather than the big box chains that tend [...]

By |November 21st, 2018|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Dan Schafer joins O’Shea Builders

O’Shea Builders has hired Dan Schafer as a project engineer. He will be based out of the Springfield office, located at 3401 Constitution Drive. A native of Springfield, Schafer most recently worked at Prairie Analytical Systems. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from University of Illinois Springfield in 2014. Although Schafer did not begin [...]

By |November 21st, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments
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