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O’Shea Builders hires three new employees

O’Shea Builders has hired three new staff members who will be based out of the Springfield office. Evan Dorks, a project engineer, joins the O’Shea team after starting his professional career with S.M. Wilson. He has a bachelor’s degree in construction management from  Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville. Dorks resides in Glenarm with his wife, [...]

By |July 7th, 2021|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Shatonya Adams expanding her salon business

After four years in business, Shatonya Adams is ready to expand her salon to a larger location with additional services. “I started Tink’s Beauty Bar in 2017, but things have gotten bigger,” she said. After working on her own for the past several years, Adams says she wants to bring others on board to create [...]

By |June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

UIS’ Innovate Springfield and College of Business and Management launching a pilot startup fellowship

By Blake Wood The University of Illinois Springfield’s Innovate Springfield and College of Business and Management is launching a pilot startup fellowship program, with support from the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln. They have also partnered with iVenturED and the Sangamon CEO program. The fellowship is open to Sangamon CEO alums, UIS entrepreneurship students and local aspiring entrepreneurs [...]

By |June 8th, 2021|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Applications now open for free tech skills training course

Applications are now being accepted for a unique tech training program that aims to build a more inclusive tech workforce in Central Illinois. Illinois Reboot is a free, live virtual course created and presented by the University of Illinois Research Park, with sponsorship support from American Family Insurance. It provides participants with a foundation in [...]

By |May 19th, 2021|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

J&J Ventures Gaming acquires Illinois Gaming Systems

J&J Ventures Gaming has acquired Illinois Gaming Systems, and the purchase of all gaming operations of IGS will give J&J Ventures nearly 3,000 locations in gaming and amusements. J&J Ventures Gaming and J&J Ventures Amusements are headquartered in Effingham, Illinois, where their predecessor, J&J Ventures, Inc., began route operations in 1929. IGS is headquartered in [...]

By |May 5th, 2021|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Arena Food Service acquires GÜ

Arena Food Service has acquired GÜ, but not much has changed, other than the company’s plans for growth. In 2018, David Radwine, who had previously worked as executive chef at the Sangamo Club, and Dennis Bringuet, owner of Ace Sign Company, teamed up to launch a new company that would provide healthier options for workplace [...]

By |May 4th, 2021|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

BOS Asset Management has acquired L.A. Burton & Associates

BOS Asset Management, a newly created registered investment advisory firm, has acquired L.A. Burton & Associates following the retirement of owner Larry Burton. “It was an acquisition of his book of business; he was retiring after 27 years,” said Brian Brewer, senior vice president and program manager for BOS Investment Services. Brewer also serves as [...]

By |April 28th, 2021|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

New data tracker shows decline in small business — hospitality businesses experienced largest decrease

By Sarah Mansur, Capitol News Illinois Hospitality jobs in Illinois have declined nearly 52% since the pandemic began, according to new data, as lawsuits continue against the governor’s orders to close nonessential businesses. While leisure and hospitality jobs were hit the hardest, the number of small businesses open in Illinois overall has fallen by about [...]

By |April 21st, 2021|Categories: Business News|0 Comments