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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

Springfield-based M.J. Kellner Foodservice transition to an employee-owned business

Springfield-based M.J. Kellner Foodservice, a 102-year-old business serving the commercial food service industry in six states, will celebrate its transition from a family-owned to an employee-owned business with a fresh brand identity. A special ceremony will be held on Friday, Aug. 26, at the company’s headquarters, 5700 International Parkway. The ceremony will also recognize Bill [...]

By |August 24th, 2022|Categories: Business News|1 Comment

Heartland Bank and Trust Company has announced plans to merge with Town and Country Bank

Bloomington-based Heartland Bank and Trust Company has announced plans to merge with Town and Country Bank, headquartered in Springfield. In a statement released Aug. 23, HBT Financial, Inc., the holding company for Heartland Bank and Trust Company, and Town and Country Financial Corporation, the holding company for Town and Country Bank, announced the signing of [...]

By |August 24th, 2022|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

BLH Computers recycles electronic waste for customers near and far

By Karen Ackerman Witter BLH Computers, Inc. is the largest computer and electronics recycling facility in the area. Many individuals take their outdated electronics to BLH in Laketown Shopping Center on Stevenson Drive. BLH also has facilities in Taylorville and Jacksonville. In 2021, BLH collected 3.1 million pounds of material, of which 2.4 million pounds [...]

By |August 1st, 2022|Categories: Article, Business News|0 Comments

Thompson Center sale finalized with Google to be building’s lone occupant

By Peter Hancock, Capitol News Illinois After years of failed efforts that spanned multiple administrations, the state has finalized the sale of the controversial James R. Thompson Center in Chicago to a company that will make it the new Chicago home of tech giant Google. Gov. JB Pritzker made the announcement during a news conference [...]

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

Trustwell Living acquires Bickford of Springfield

Trustwell Living has acquired a 67-unit senior living community in Springfield, the former Bickford of Springfield property located at 2451 W. White Oaks Dr. The purchase was finalized on May 13. Trustwell Living is a senior living operating company based in New York City that was launched in 2021 by senior housing veteran Lawrence Cohen [...]

By |May 24th, 2022|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

$5 million renovation project planned for Springfield Electric property

Springfield Electric Supply Company’s Springfield headquarters will be undergoing significant renovations, and the property owners are seeking TIF assistance from the city of Springfield. Springfield Electric’s location at 700 N. Ninth St. will be impacted by the Springfield Rail Improvements Project, and construction on Usable Segment Six, between Carpenter Street and Ridgely Avenue, is expected [...]

By |April 26th, 2022|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Magro’s Meat & Produce to streamline operations to meat processing only

Magro’s Meat & Produce is coming full circle with its business model. “We’re going back to our roots,” said Tony Magro, president and co-owner of the family-run business. “We’re still going to offer vacuum-sealed meats, but we’re getting away from grocery, produce and deli items.” Magro’s Meat & Produce opened a Springfield location in January [...]

By |April 14th, 2022|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments