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Monica Reed is the new owner of Wild Rose

Monica Reed has gone from being an artist selling her creations at Wild Rose to being the new owner of the downtown shop, located at 115 N. Sixth St. in Springfield. “I absolutely love the store,” said Reed, who explained that she had been helping with social media and other promotions for the store when [...]

By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Business After Hours

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly Business After Hours on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the State House Inn, 101 E. Adams St. Each month, Business After Hours provides a casual atmosphere conducive to connecting with other professionals at a member host business. Refreshments will be provided by 5Flavors [...]

By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Jan. 6 – Jan. 12

By Stacie Lewis Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Jan. 6 and Jan. 12. Hidden Acres Apartment Homes, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for 2305 S. Cherry Hills Dr. The contractor is Repair Masters and the project is valued at $48,500. William Tinsley IV and Debra Fry obtained [...]

By |January 15th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Two firms merge to form LifeMap Wealth Management

ClearWay Wealth Management of Springfield and Reiss Financial Group of Decatur have merged, effective Jan. 1. The combined entity will operate under the new name of LifeMap Wealth Management and the current offices, located at 1124 Rickard Road in Springfield and 147 N. Water St. in Decatur, will remain the same. Jake Gronewold and Jerry [...]

By |January 8th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Three Twigs Bakery plans to open a cafe

Three Twigs Bakery reopened Jan. 7 after a week-long holiday break which also allowed time for remodeling the interior of the store. It’s been a whirlwind year for Emily Lewis, who relocated to the former Free Press Coffee space at 1370 Toronto Road last January after previously occupying part of Custom Cup Coffee’s space downtown. [...]

By |January 7th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Illinois Small Business Development Center has moved

The Illinois Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Lincoln Land Community College has moved to new offices at LLCC’s Capital City Training Center, 130 W. Mason St. in Springfield. The Illinois SBDC is open for appointments Mondays through Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours available. The Illinois SBDC provides professional guidance for [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Storage construction project underway

Despite the winter weather, construction work is underway at the corner of Constitution Drive and Cockrell Lane. The first phase of the project involves building 148 mini-storage units of various sizes on a 2.7 acre site, which allows room for future expansion. The new business, Secure Storage USA, is comprised of a local ownership group [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

A kids’ entertainment complex opens

Bounce Tag, a kids’ entertainment complex that includes bounce houses, an obstacle course, laser tag and an arcade, is opening on Dec. 21. Dr. Tubosun Dennis, a local anesthesiologist, and her mother, Tola Danmole-Odimayo, are the co-owners of the new business. The building at 3720 Hollis Dr. in Springfield has been extensively renovated since it [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Dec. 9 – Dec. 15

BY STACIE LEWIS West Side Christian Church obtained a commercial remodel permit for 2850 W. Cider Mill Lane. O’Shea Builders is the contractor and the project is valued at $300,000. Taylor Collision Enterprises obtained a commercial building permit for a new building at 1501 S. Groth St. Guy Taylor is the contractor and the project [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments