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Marine Bank being acquired by Morton Community Bank

Marine Bank, headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, will merge into Morton Community Bank in the second quarter of 2023, adding 11 locations to the footprint of Morton Community Bank and bringing the total assets of the employee-owned community bank to about $5.75 billion. The transaction will also involve the acquisition of Marine Bancorp, Inc., the holding [...]

By |December 1st, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Darin Gehrke joins SomerCor

Darin Gehrke has joined SomerCor as senior vice president and market lead for central and southern Illinois. Based in Springfield, Gehrke will lead strategy planning and business development to expand SomerCor’s SBA 504 lending and other economic development services in Central and Southern Illinois. SomerCor is a nonprofit Certified Development Company (CDC) licensed by the [...]

By |November 30th, 2022|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Illinois Product Holiday Market returns Dec. 2-4

The Illinois Department of Agriculture will bring the Illinois Product Holiday Market back to Downtown Springfield this year. The market takes place Dec. 2-4 on Jackson Street along the Y Block north of the Governor’s Mansion. The holiday market will feature a variety of Illinois products. “We are excited to partner with Downtown Springfield’s Holiday [...]

By |November 29th, 2022|Categories: Events, News|0 Comments

Building Permits – Nov. 21 – Nov. 27, 2022

Depend-A-Bull Motors, Inc. obtained a commercial roofing permit for 601 S. Dirksen Parkway. Griffitts Construction Co. Inc. is the contractor and the project is valued at $32,340. Whistle Pig Illinois, Inc. obtained a commercial demolition permit for 1015 S. First St. to demolish portions impacted by fire. The owner is the contractor and the project [...]

By |November 29th, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Natalie and Nate Grider are the new owners of Appearances Salon & Retreat

Natalie and Nate Grider are officially the new owners of Appearances Salon & Retreat in Springfield after a two-year transition of ownership period from Bernie Koch Jr. Appearances Salon and Retreat is a locally owned and operated business with a 90-year history in Springfield. Bernie Koch Sr. opened a barbershop in 1932. His son, Bernie [...]

By |November 28th, 2022|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Wildly Rooted Boutique opening downtown

Three small business owners and artisans have teamed up to open Wildly Rooted Boutique in downtown Springfield. The store will hold a grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 26. Callie Estes, owner of Jo Jo’s Jewelry; Jessica Lynn, owner of Green Haven Co. and One Knotty Maker in Jacksonville; and Courtney Wright, owner of Cloth + [...]

By |November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments