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Studio on 6th has new owners, same mission

Chris and Laura Camp, owners of Simply Fair, are also the new owners of Studio on 6th, an artists’ co-op in downtown Springfield. While the two retail businesses each have a different business model, Laura Camp said there is actually some overlap. “We have folks come in and ask if they can put their handmade [...]

By |August 21st, 2019|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Express Talks series

Are you interested in learning what today’s employees look for in a job, a boss and an employer? Do you want to learn how to attract and retain exceptional people, and how your company might be missing the mark? There has been a significant shift in the workforce and workplace expectations over the past 30 [...]

By |August 21st, 2019|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Corrin McWhirter starts new job with Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Corrin McWhirter, a familiar name in the Springfield arts community, is now the assistant director of the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault after spending the past five years as the gallery director for the Springfield Art Association. “My training and background is in the visual arts, but I also have a background in management and [...]

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Bailey Felts joins Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes

Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. has hired Bailey Felts as an associate attorney. Felts previously worked at the Illinois State Bar Association, where she served as an associate counsel. Prior to that, she was an assistant public defender at the Sangamon County Public Defender’s Office. Felts received her undergraduate degree from University of Illinois [...]

By |August 14th, 2019|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – August 5 – August 11

By Stacie Lewis Springfield Clinic obtained a commercial remodel permit for the Springfield clinic West parking lot at 2200 W. Wabash Avenue.  The project is valued at $1,200,000. Another commercial remodel permit was obtained for a non-structural demolition at the same address and that project is valued at $67,248. O’Shea Builders is the contractor for [...]

By |August 14th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

New ownership for Mel-O-Cream Donuts

Mel-O-Cream Donuts, a Springfield staple since 1932, has been sold to a new owner. Springfield resident Amanda Crossland is the principal of Sangamon Donuts, LLC and acquired the four retail locations on July 14. Crossland, who previously worked for Bunn and H.D. Smith, was the manager for consumer marketing and sales support when she left [...]

By |August 8th, 2019|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Stacey Pfingsten named AIA Illinois’ executive vice president

Following a national search, Stacey Pfingsten has been named AIA Illinois' incoming executive vice president. Pfingsten, an Illinois native, will begin her tenure in September 2019. She is replacing Mike Waldinger, who announced earlier this year he would be stepping down in October from the position he’s held for the past 18 years to take [...]

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