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Rod Lane opens Visiting Angels in-home elder care

On March 5, Visiting Angels officially opened for business at 2800 Montvale Drive, Suite G, in Springfield.  A national franchise, Visiting Angels has locations across the United States that provide in-home elder care services. The local owner and director is Rod Lane, who most recently worked for Memorial Health System as director of fund development [...]

By |March 14th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Cedarhurst breaks ground on $14 million project on Old Jacksonville Road

Cedarhurst of Springfield Assisted Living and Memory Care broke ground last week at 3520 Old Jacksonville Road, located adjacent to Memorial Health System’s Koke Mill Medical Center and the Orthopedic Center of Central Illinois. The $14 million senior living community is scheduled to open in early 2019. Cedarhurst of Springfield will feature 52 assisted living [...]

By |March 12th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Prairie Analytical acquired by Peoria company

Prairie Analytical, which has an environmental testing facility located at 1210 Capital Airport Drive in Springfield as well as a location in Lake in the Hills, Illinois, has been acquired by a Peoria company. Coulter Companies, Inc. has acquired, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PDC Laboratories, Inc., the assets of Prairie Analytical Systems, effective February 1, [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act seminar being offered.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, commonly referred to as Tax Reform, was recently signed into law affecting all taxpayers. The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Kerber, Eck & Braeckel to offer a tax reform seminar that reviews the many changes in the TCJA that will affect small and medium-size businesses and their [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

HSHS appoints Catie Sheehan as Vice President, Advocacy and Communications

Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) has announced the appointment of Catie Sheehan as HSHS Vice President, Advocacy and Communications.  Sheehan succeeds Brian Reardon, HSHS Vice President, External Relations, who recently accepted a position as Vice President of Communications and Marketing with the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in St. Louis, Missouri. Sheehan [...]

News from Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation

The Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation (JREDC) has selected Helena Chemical to receive the 2017 Harold Cox Award for Industry of the Year.  JREDC representatives presented the award during their annual meeting on February 15. Through the course of the last two years, Helena has created a new premier agronomy center. The project started with [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Local First will be hosting a class for local business owners.

Local First will be hosting a class for local business owners, “Business Collaboration – fostering a business ecosystem,” on March 8. At this 90-minute class, participants will learn about the benefits of working together and sharing skills. Examples of successful ecosystems that already exist in Springfield will also be given by Innovate Springfield executive director [...]

The Goddard School is opening a Springfield location

By Michelle Ownbey The Goddard School, a private preschool with nearly 500 locations nationwide, will be opening a location in Springfield later this year. Located in 37 different states, Goddard School serves 65,000 children ages six weeks through six years old. Barbara Burrows, the local franchisee, has operated the Goddard School in Edwardsville for the [...]

By |February 26th, 2018|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Whataburger: Fact or Fiction?

Rumors have been flying about the fate of the former Denny’s restaurant on Wabash Avenue after the social media site 217 Memes posted last week that a Whataburger would be opening at that location, citing unnamed sources. However, Whataburger’s corporate office later commented on the post with this statement: “This post is a hoax and [...]

Change in ownership for State House Inn

The State House Inn, located at 101 E. Adams in Springfield, is undergoing a rebranding as part of a recent ownership change. General manager Jerald Harris stated that the prior owners sold the hotel on November 8, 2017. He explained that they are now owned by Packard Hospitality Group out of San Diego, California. “We’re [...]

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