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City seeks public comment on $799,000 in funds for COVID-19 relief

Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG) totaling $799,000 have been allocated for Springfield COVID-19 relief, and a city commission has recommended financially assisting small businesses and providing rental assistance to low-income residents. The Springfield Community and Economic Development Commission, comprised of business owners and nonprofit organizations, is working with the city’s Office of Planning and [...]

By |May 7th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|0 Comments

Winter Farmers Market will take place on April 25

The Winter Farmers Market scheduled for April is still on -- to provide access to locally produced, nutritious food products -- but with many changes to ensure patrons and vendors comply with national, state and local social distancing restrictions. Illinois Farmers Markets have been deemed an essential business by the State of Illinois during the [...]

By |April 17th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|0 Comments

The Springfield Area Home Builders Association’s (SAHBA) annual Home Expo returns to the Bank of Springfield Center from Feb. 21-23.

The Home Expo highlights the latest trends in the home building and remodeling industry. Local vendors will be onsite to talk with attendees about a wide range of topics including new home construction, remodeling, flooring, roofing, siding, windows, garages, home furnishings and much more. Attendees can also take advantage of seminars featuring a wide variety [...]

By |February 19th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Nominations now being accepted for the Women of Influence recognition program

Springfield Business Journal and Security Bank are now accepting nominations for the annual Women of Influence recognition program. This annual program honors local women for their contributions to the Springfield area community. Selected by their peers through submitted nominations, all have made important contributions to the community at large. Nominations are not limited to the [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Public Works to hold an open house

The City of Springfield’s Public Works department will hold a community open house on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 4-6 p.m. in the Carnegie Room of the Lincoln Library, 326 S. Seventh St. The public is invited to view and provide feedback on the proposed plans for downtown Springfield including traffic light upgrades, discussion of one-way [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

John Maxwell LIVE2LEAD Leadership event

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with PNC, is once again bringing the rebroadcast of the John Maxwell LIVE2LEAD Leadership event to Springfield. LIVE2LEAD is a half-day leadership development experience that offers practical tools and takeaways that are valuable to any level of employee. The rebroadcast will be held at the Dove Center [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Career Connections Expo

University of Illinois Springfield and Lincoln Land Community College are holding a Career Connections Expo on Thursday, Feb. 6. Students and alumni from the hosting institutions as well as community members are invited to attend the free event to explore career opportunities and network with participating employers. The Expo will take place from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 [...]

By |February 5th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Today’s Challenge, Tomorrow’s Reward conference

The Illinois Department of Transportation is hosting the Today’s Challenge, Tomorrow’s Reward conference on Feb. 10 and 11 at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield. The conference, now in its 30th year, is hosted by IDOT’s Office of Business and Workforce Diversity and is intended to provide female- and minority-owned business with opportunities to make connections [...]

By |February 5th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Best Places to Work nomination deadline

Nominate your company for this year’s Best Places to Work, sponsored by United Community Bank and Springfield Business Journal. The winning companies will be profiled in the March issue of SBJ and all employees will be invited to a reception and awards ceremony. Criteria to nominate your company: Must have been in business at least two years Be [...]

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Business News, Events|0 Comments