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Building permit roundup – June 8 – 14

Read about the most recent building permits issued by the City of Springfield. Mt. Zion Apostolic Church, Inc. obtained a commercial accessory structure permit for 2637 S. 10th St. The owner is the contractor and the project is valued at $3,500. PK Downtown Springfield, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit to change office space into [...]

By |June 17th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

State House Inn rebrands as a Wyndham hotel

The State House Inn, located at 101 E. Adams in Springfield, is now part of the Trademark Collection by Wyndham, although the ownership remains the same. “We decided that we needed more uniqueness in the market,” said Robin Hood-Grazioso, vice president of sales and marketing for Packard Hospitality Management, which operates the State House Inn. [...]

By |June 12th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – June 1 – June 7

Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between June 1 and June 7. AWH Springfield, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for 3201 S. Horizon Drive. The contractor is Composition Construction and the project is valued at $1,200,000. Daniel Sronce obtained a commercial remodel permit for first and Jefferson, LLC for [...]

By |June 9th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Volkert opens Springfield office

Volkert, a professional services firm with locations in nearly two dozen states, has opened an office in Springfield at 2925 Meadowbrook Rd. as of June 1. “We do work across central Illinois with Ameren, Prairie Power, IDOT and regulatory agencies here in Springfield,” explained Meghan Oh, an environmental project manager who is based out of [...]

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

Barney’s Furniture to close, Ashley Outlet Store will take its place

Barney’s Furniture has reopened as of June 1, but only long enough to have a going-out-of-business sale. However, owner Barry Seidman said the pandemic is not to blame. “This was actually planned before any of the shutdown occurred,” he said, explaining that the closure due to COVID-19 simply delayed the ability to liquidate the remaining [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Portillo’s confirms plans for Springfield location

After years of speculation about whether Portillo’s would open a location in Springfield, the fast-casual restaurant based in Oak Brook, Illinois, has officially confirmed plans for a restaurant in the capital city. In April, Mayor Jim Langfelder had indicated the company had a “strong interest” in Springfield and was seriously considering the former Walgreens location [...]

By |May 28th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Resume assistance for job seekers

Alice Campbell Staffing is offering free resume review and recommendations to job seekers in the Springfield area. “With thousands of people laid off and furloughed, we felt this was one simple way we could use our expertise to help job seekers,” said Jean Campbell, business manager at Alice Campbell Staffing. “While there is a lot [...]

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

LLCC offering 10 free, non-credit online classes

Lincoln Land Community College’s community education program is offering 10 free, non-credit online classes from now until June 30. Once signed up, participants can complete these courses at their own pace within three months. Classes include 12 Steps to a Successful Job Search, Managing Customer Service, Fundamentals of Supervision and Management, Personal Finance, Creating Webpages, [...]

By |May 27th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments