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Understanding the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act seminar

Do you have questions about how the upcoming legalization of recreational marijuana will affect your business? The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar to assist with understanding the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Attorneys from Brown Hay & Stephens LLP will discuss what this [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: Events|0 Comments

John S. Herring, Sr. joins INCIL as new executive director

The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL), a statewide disability advocacy organization, has hired John S. Herring, Sr. as its new executive director. The vacancy resulted from Ryan Croke’s departure to become the chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Human Services. Croke had served the organization since 2017 following founding executive [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Taqueria el Paisa is now open

After working in Mexican restaurants for more than 20 years, Oscar Alvarado has now opened his own restaurant. Taqueria el Paisa is located at 1827 North Peoria Rd. in the building that originally housed Java Express, and more recently, Taste of Windy City. Alvarado was the general manager of Los Agaves, which closed in 2017. [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Ralls Melotte retires from MMLP

After more than 50 years in architecture, Ralls Melotte has retired and returned to his roots in Wisconsin, where he recently purchased a home in Kewaunee. Melotte was born in Wisconsin and graduated from University of Illinois in 1970 with a degree in architecture. Along with Richard Morse, he co-founded the firm now known as [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Nov. 11 – Nov. 17

BY STACIE LEWIS Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Nov. 11 and Nov. 17, 2019. Siciliano, Inc. obtained a commercial remodel permit for an interior demolition at 3501 Winchester Rd. The owner is the contractor and the project is valued at $7,500. Central Illinois Trade Services, LLC obtained a [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Ashleigh Brinkman joins Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce as executive director

The Chatham Area Chamber of Commerce has hired Ashleigh Brinkman as executive director and Ryan McKennedy as coordinator. Brinkman was born and raised in Chatham, where she and her husband, Tim, currently live with their three children. She most recently worked in medical sales and also has experience in event planning and fundraising. Brinkman holds [...]

By |November 13th, 2019|Categories: People on the Move|1 Comment

HIP Advertising to close

HIP Advertising, a full-service marketing agency, will close at the end of the year when owner Myra Hoffman retires after 27 years. Hoffman founded HIP Advertising in 1993, along with Barb Pape, and has been the sole owner since 2007. The agency, located at 2809 Mansion Road in Piper Glen, represents a variety of Springfield-area [...]

By |November 13th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Association for Women in Communications reception

The Association for Women in Communications will host a reception on Wednesday, Nov. 13, featuring Angie Muhs, who was named AWC’s Professional Communicator of the Year award winner. Muhs was selected to receive the award because of her state and national journalism leadership, including championing the First Amendment importance of a free press. She currently [...]

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Nick Williams has been chosen president of the Illinois Coal Association

Nick Williams has been chosen to succeed Phil Gonet as president of the Illinois Coal Association.  He will start with the ICA on Dec. 1 and assume the position of president on Jan. 1, 2020. Williams, an Illinois native, is currently the associate director of the Illinois Petroleum Council. He has previously held several legislative [...]

By |November 6th, 2019|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments
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