Tiffany Mathis named new CEO of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois

Tiffany Mathis has been chosen as the new CEO and executive director for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Illinois, leveraging more than two decades of experience serving area youth and their families. Mathis has worked at the Club since 2015, most recently as director of fund development and community engagement. She previously served [...]

By |January 6th, 2020|Categories: News, People on the Move|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

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

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

Kevin Sullivan to open The Barn

Kevin Sullivan started his food service career washing dishes at King Pin Lanes at the age of 16 and most recently worked for 5 Flavors Catering, where he served as the executive chef for Governor J.B. Pritzker’s inauguration dinner. In between, he’s worked for a variety of corporate chains and local restaurants, but is now [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

6 St. Cafe to open downtown

After operating the Cookie Dough Factory for the past year at 214 S. Sixth St. in downtown Springfield, owner Sasha Brinson is switching her business model. The space will now be home to 6 St. Café, which already has signage promoting “breakfast, lunch and cocktails,” and Brinson said she hopes to be open within the [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings, New Businesses|0 Comments