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Christian Horizons to acquire River Birch Senior Living

Effective Feb. 1, Christian Horizons will be acquiring River Birch Senior Living, located at 4012 Cockrell Lane in Springfield. The transaction will also include 19 acres of land for potential future growth, according to Ray Dickison, chief operating officer for Christian Horizons. However, he said the company is “currently considering different options” and doesn’t have [...]

By |January 27th, 2020|Categories: Business News, New Businesses|0 Comments

RSM restructures Springfield office

RSM US, part of a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms, is keeping its Springfield office open but not necessarily all of its previous clients. Earlier this month, some individual and corporate clients received a letter from RSM which stated in part, “…due to the new tax reform legislation and related changes [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Best Places to Work nomination deadline

Nominate your company for this year’s Best Places to Work, sponsored by United Community Bank and Springfield Business Journal. The winning companies will be profiled in the March issue of SBJ and all employees will be invited to a reception and awards ceremony. Criteria to nominate your company: Must have been in business at least two years Be [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Business News, Events|0 Comments

Program fosters entrepreneurship

Innovate Springfield helps take ideas from concept to completion   Gordon Davis, co-founder of Whimsy Tea. Photo by Tim Klasinski, Foto-Graphics   BY CATHERINE O’CONNOR For nine local start-up entrepreneurs, graduation night on Oct. 30 marked the completion of the Co.Starters program, a series of weekly three-hour intensive seminars presented through Innovate Springfield, [...]

Elevation Financial Group acquires two senior living properties in Springfield

Elevation Financial Group has acquired its first two properties in Illinois, Homestead at Montvale and Homestead Place. The company, based out of Orlando, Florida, owns and manages seven senior living complexes nationwide and provides management services for an additional three senior properties, according to Jennifer Morrill, vice president of senior portfolio and operations. In addition, [...]

By |October 16th, 2019|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

MSF&W under new ownership

MSF&W, an information system consulting firm founded in Springfield in 1991, has new ownership as of Sept. 30. Longtime employee Laurie King is now a majority shareholder with 52% ownership of the company, while two of the original founders, John Marucco and Darrell “Duke” Stoddard, each retained 24% ownership. “Now we can apply to become [...]

By |October 14th, 2019|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Mix of residential and commercial development planned for Rochester

By David Blanchette Plans for the 49-acre multi-use Cardinal Hill Crossing development in Rochester are moving along, and the project developer hopes to begin physical work on the property in early 2020. Cardinal Hill Crossing is flanked on one end by Rochester Intermediate School and the new Rochester Fire Protection District Station and on the [...]

By |September 6th, 2019|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

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

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