LLCC opens new Nursing Education Center in partnership with Memorial Health System

Signaling a new era in local nursing education, Lincoln Land Community College, in partnership with Memorial Health System, has opened a state-of-the-art facility aimed at addressing the regional nursing shortage. The new Nursing Education Center on the LLCC campus will allow 90 additional students to enroll in LLCC’s nursing program each year, for a total [...]

By |August 31st, 2021|Categories: Medical News, News|0 Comments

Tanya Rolfe opens Timeless Beauty MedSpa

Tanya Rolfe has opened Timeless Beauty MedSpa, a business that she hopes will help people improve their confidence and enhance self-care and wellness.  A nurse practitioner, Rolfe said, “This is something that I’ve always wanted to do, and I started looking into it before COVID hit. But I was pregnant and in school, so I [...]

By |August 27th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Join Local First for a back-to-school social

Local First is holding a back-to-school social on Thursday, Aug. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Whether you are celebrating the kids being back in school, a return to a more normal routine or just want to get back to networking, join Local First at the Jane Hay Team’s staging showroom, 3001 W. White Oaks Dr., for [...]

By |August 25th, 2021|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Brad Leonard joins Bank of Springfield to launch property and casualty insurance division

Brad Leonard is returning to his roots at Bank of Springfield, this time to help launch a property and casualty insurance division. “It was a natural fit to come back to BOS; this is where I started my career after college,” said Leonard. “They put me through the management training program when I was younger.” [...]

By |August 24th, 2021|Categories: News, People on the Move|0 Comments

New ownership and location for Sangamon Reclaimed

A local ownership group has purchased Sangamon Reclaimed from founder and former president, Brian Frieze, with an eye toward growth and further community engagement. Sangamon Woodworks, LLC, is managed by Gregg Harwood, who has owned several businesses over the years, including Thermionics Corp. and Tele-Sav Communications. Sangamon Reclaimed, which uses wood from old buildings to [...]

By |August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Zara’s Collision Center sold to national company, Caliber Collision

Brad Zara started Zara’s Collision Center, originally known as Zara’s Auto Body, in 1987 and was initially the sole employee. On Aug. 13, the company was sold to Caliber Collision, the largest collision repair consolidator in the country, with more than 1,400 locations nationwide. Brad Zara and his brother, Mike Zara, who served as the [...]

By |August 20th, 2021|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments