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Upcoming Local First Workshop

Local First is hosting a workshop for small business owners, How to Succeed at the Hardest Part of Business: Employees. It will be held on Friday, July 13 at 9 a.m. at Engrained Brewery & Restaurant, located at 1120 W. Lincolnshire Boulevard in Springfield. One of the most challenging things about entrepreneurship is finding - [...]

By |June 13th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

The Show Must Go On: Donnie B’s Reopens

Donnie B’s Comedy Club and the adjacent restaurant, Westside Pub and Grill, closed on June 9 and owner Don Bassford had originally announced the business would not be able to continue to operate. “We officially closed on Saturday night, I gave glasses away and when I walked out of the bar at 1:15 on Sunday [...]

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

Buzz Bomb Brewing Co. buys second brewery

By Niko Robledo Buzz Bomb Brewing Co., a downtown Springfield brewery located at 406 E. Adams St., has purchased a second brewery in Illiopolis to meet their rising demand. Formerly known as Reinstone Brewery, the facility will contain a 10-barrel electric brewing system. Co-owners Bill Larson and Josh Flanders say this new facility will nearly [...]

By |June 5th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

33rd Annual Small Business Awards

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce will hold the 33rd annual Small Business Awards on Tuesday, June 19 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Springfield. The Chamber's Small Business Awards, presented by Hickory Point Bank, recognizes area small business people for their outstanding achievement in five different business categories. Regular attendees include area business owners [...]

By |June 5th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Systemax’s continuing social media seminar series

Local marketing firm Systemax is offering a workshop on “Instagram vs. Snapchat for Businesses,” the fourth of a series of six social media seminars designed to address questions that business owners may have about how to best promote their products and services. This session will help people understand an overview of each platform as well [...]

By |May 30th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Underneath the Purple Rain

Break out your ruffled shirt and eyeliner and join Downtown Springfield, Inc. in celebrating what would have been Prince’s 60th birthday while supporting revitalization efforts in the heart of our city. On Thursday, June 7 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. DSI will host “Underneath the Purple Rain” at the Barker family farm, located at 4491 Old Chatham [...]

By |May 30th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Here Today

Here Today, a discount store with an ever-changing inventory of items at closeout prices, is getting ready to open a Springfield location at 1774 West Wabash. Evans Construction is the general contractor for the $1,195,000 project currently under construction in the Chatham Square Shopping Center. An 8800 square foot addition is being built on to [...]

By |May 16th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments
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