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Innovation awards spotlight entrepreneur spirit By Zachary Roth There were some award categories at the inaugural Illinois Capital Innovation Awards that weren’t too surprising for those who appreciate this fair city. Government solutions, health care applications and medical device innovations can be expected in a town with a thriving medical industry and a bustling political [...]

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

Systemax’s continuing social media seminar series

Local marketing firm Systemax is offering a workshop on “Facebook Ads Manager,” the third 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 using Facebook for their business understand the steps to building [...]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Lynn Whalen Named NCMPR Vice President/President-Elect

Lynn Whalen of Springfield was recently installed as vice president/president-elect of the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations Board of Directors at the association’s annual conference in Las Vegas held in March. Whalen will take over as president of NCMPR in 2019. Whalen is the executive director of public relations and marketing at Lincoln Land Community [...]

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Photography for Social Media seminar

Are you interested in learning the best techniques for getting great photos for social media?  Whether you own a restaurant, retail store or work in the service industry you can take images ready to post online on your phone that will help sell your business to your followers. Local First is partnering with Kate Spencer [...]

By |April 18th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

“Marketing Dos and Don’t’s”

For business owners who would like to get tips about their marketing, Local First is holding a training called “Marketing Dos and Don’t’s” on Tuesday, April 10 from 9-10:30 a.m. at Engrained Brewery & Restaurant. At this 90-minute class, Custom Cup co-owner Kendra Boesdorfer will teach participants the virtues and pitfalls of up-selling versus discounting. [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Waggener Chiropractic and Wellness Center opens for business in Piper Glen

Waggener Chiropractic and Wellness Center recently opened for business at 7012 Kingsmill Court, in the Piper Glen area. Samantha Mayberry-Waggener, or Dr. Sammy as she’s affectionately called by her patients, is already well-known in the local area. Originally from Rochester, she attended Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Missouri before completing an internship in Virginia. [...]

By |April 4th, 2018|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Clarion Consulting wins $100,000 prize from Microsoft

Last week, a Springfield man who started his own company just three years ago and remains the sole employee took home a $100,000 prize from Microsoft by winning a global developer competition. More than 5,000 software developers participated in the Dream.Build.Play 2017 competition and Stellar Conquest, a game designed by Shaun Tonstad with Clarion Consulting [...]

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

Fact or Fiction: What’s really happening at Legacy Pointe?

By Michelle Ownbey Several weeks ago, new signs at Legacy Pointe appeared announcing 2019 openings for The Outlets at Springfield and Springhill Suites by Marriott. On March 19, Fox Run Restaurant & Lounge shared photos of the signs on Facebook and said, “Getting some new neighbors soon.” The images are now widely circulating on social [...]

By |March 20th, 2018|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

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
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