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Restaurants push back as 10th region placed under mitigation

By Peter Hancock, Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com Illinois restaurant owners are asking Gov. JB Pritzker to rethink the state’s efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 as yet another region was placed under enhanced mitigation measures on Friday. “We want to collaborate with the state of Illinois on a different path, one that addresses the [...]

By |October 30th, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

2020 15 Under Fifteen

This is the 18th year that Springfield Business Journal has partnered with United Community Bank to recognize 15 outstanding small businesses in the local area. To qualify, a business must be located in Sangamon or Morgan county, have been open for at least two years and have 15 or fewer full-time employees. A business is [...]

Springfield Chamber announces Small Business Award winners

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce hosted the 35th Annual Small Business Awards on Oct. 21 at the Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center. The 28 nominees attended the event in person while nearly 200 people viewed the event virtually. The event recognized four outstanding community entrepreneurs in the following categories: Jordan Powell of Illinois Primary [...]

By |October 21st, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Public policy forum to be held on Lincoln Land Energy Center project

The Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance is adding new fuel behind proposed plans for the Lincoln Land Energy Center (LLEC). The development is a proposed 1,090-megawatt natural gas-fueled combined-cycle facility located just south of Pawnee in Sangamon County. A recently updated economic impact study, completed by Northern Illinois University, indicates the project will generate $1.53 billion in [...]

By |October 21st, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

New corporate and general aviation facility dedicated at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport

Airport officials, community leaders and aviation stakeholders held a dedication on Oct. 15 to commemorate the opening of the new corporate and general aviation facility at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield. “Today, we officially opened a new and modern facility that will serve as the front door to our community for years to come,” [...]

By |October 15th, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Back to Business Illinois

The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) announced the launch of Back to Business Illinois, a free, voluntary service to connect small businesses of 250 employees or fewer with consultants who will help them evaluate and address workplace safety and health issues related to COVID-19. The consultants will create a plan for small businesses that promotes [...]

By |September 30th, 2020|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Businesses help parents with remote learning

By Holly Whisler Springfield business MB Heating & Cooling realized that many of their employees were facing a dilemma: go to work, or stay home with kids who are learning remotely. General manager Doug Gholson explained that last spring, the company had a plumber and an installer who could not work a full week because [...]

Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau launches its new SPI 7 in 7 competition

As businesses in the Springfield area continue to cope with ripple effects of the pandemic, including declines in tourism, the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau has launched a new program to encourage people to patronize businesses in the community. The SPI 7 in 7 competition consists of seven categories with seven activities each that can [...]

By |September 9th, 2020|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Scooter’s Lawn Care acquired Lawn Perks

Scooter’s Lawn Care, a full-spectrum lawn and landscaping company, has acquired Lawn Perks, effective Sept. 1. Lawn Perks, based in Chatham, also provides both residential and commercial services. Jacob Godar, owner of Scooter’s Lawn Care, headquartered at 3805 N. Dirksen Parkway in Springfield, said the acquisition will allow the company to do “even more of [...]

By |August 31st, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments