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The Spaghetti Shop has new ownership, expansion plans

Springfield will soon have three Spaghetti Shop locations again, although the ownership has changed. Brian Carter, a Navy veteran whose background is in construction, purchased the business last December after a chance encounter with his former employer, Calvin Kirk. “I worked for Calvin when I was 16 years old at the Sangamon location,” said Carter. [...]

By |July 24th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

State employment agency hit in nationwide fraud scheme

IDES says federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program is ripe for abuse By Peter Hancock, Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com The Illinois Department of Employment Security said Wednesday it has been affected by a nationwide fraud scheme involving the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. That program, enacted as part of the federal CARES Act, provides 100% federally [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

The Greater Springfield Job Fair

Is your company seeking qualified candidates for full-time, part-time or seasonal employment? The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce will host its annual fall job fair on Thursday, Aug. 20 from 4-6 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center. Hundreds of job seekers of all ages, including high school students, college students and professionals, attend [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – July 13 – July 19

Read which building permits were recently approved by the City of Springfield. Sam’s Real Estate Business Trust obtained a commercial remodel permit for 2300 W. White Oaks Drive. The contractor is UHC United Heating and Cooling, LLC and the project is valued at $203,106. Menlo Realty Income Properties in care of Realty Income Properties 2 [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Andrew Harby joins Country Financial

After more than 13 years with Neuhoff Communications, July 17 was Andrew Harby’s last day with the company. “It’s the only company I’ve ever worked for; I grew up in the business,” said Harby, who started working for Neuhoff while still in high school. For the past five years, he has served as the sales [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Three Twigs Bakery branches out again

By Michelle Ownbey Despite the business interruptions resulting from recent stay-at-home orders, Emily Lewis has not been slowing down over last few months. She and her husband, Tim, the owners of Three Twigs Bakery at 1370 Toronto Rd., kept that location operational with deliveries and pickup orders and moved forward with opening a new café [...]

By |July 20th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Hanson Professional Services hires structural designer and civil designer

Nathan Olejniczak Nathan Olejniczak, a structural designer, and A.J. Gabr, a civil designer, recently joined Hanson Professional Services Inc.’s Springfield headquarters. Olejniczak will assist with structural design work for a variety of facilities. Prior to joining Hanson, he was a civil structural designer for Hampton, Lenzini and Renwick, an engineering, environmental and surveying [...]

By |July 15th, 2020|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

LLCC hires director of apprenticeship programming

Brenda Elliott has joined Lincoln Land Community College as director of apprenticeship programming. She began her new duties July 1. “The director of apprenticeship programming is a new role at the college focused on helping to prepare students for work in high-demand fields through the development of apprenticeship partnerships. These partnerships will be with local [...]

By |July 15th, 2020|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

University radiologists join Springfield Clinic

Springfield Clinic will now offer radiation oncology services. University Radiologists, a group of five physicians and one advanced practice provider, has joined Springfield Clinic effective July 1, 2020. They will continue to provide cancer care as part of Springfield Clinic from their current location at Memorial Medical Center, 701 North First St., as well as [...]

By |July 15th, 2020|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments