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Scooter’s Lawn Care acquired Lawn Perks

Scooter’s Lawn Care, a full-spectrum lawn and landscaping company, has acquired Lawn Perks, effective Sept. 1. Lawn Perks, based in Chatham, also provides both residential and commercial services. Jacob Godar, owner of Scooter’s Lawn Care, headquartered at 3805 N. Dirksen Parkway in Springfield, said the acquisition will allow the company to do “even more of [...]

By |August 31st, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

15 Under Fifteen awards program nominations being accepted

Springfield Business Journal is now accepting nominations for the 2020 15 Under Fifteen awards program. Each year, Springfield Business Journal partners with United Community Bank to recognize 15 outstanding small businesses in the local area. To qualify, a business must be located in Sangamon or Morgan county, have been open for at least two years and have 15 [...]

By |August 26th, 2020|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Whimsy Tea Company

While some small businesses are downsizing or even closing, Gordon Davis is preparing to open a brick-and-mortar location at 413 E. Adams in downtown Springfield for Whimsy Tea Company, the business he co-owns with his wife, Laura. “Even through the pandemic, our sales are up pretty significantly,” Davis said. In addition to selling 35 different [...]

By |August 26th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|1 Comment

The Hair Studio relocates, expands after previous building destroyed by drunk driver

Jade Ebert is having an eventful year. While 2020 has been challenging for small business owners across the board, Ebert has endured some additional setbacks. She had to close her business, The Hair Studio, for 10 weeks during the governor’s stay-at-home orders. Then, she had only been back to work for a few weeks when [...]

By |August 26th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Aug. 17 – Aug. 23

Islamic Society of Greater Springfield obtained a commercial remodel permit for work at 3255 Mathers Road. The owner is the contractor and the project is valued at $20,000. Genevieve Kelly obtained a commercial accessory structure permit for a detached garage at 44 Redwood Lane. The contractor is Fallingbrook Maintenance and the project is valued at [...]

By |August 26th, 2020|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

LLCC to offer free truck driving training for veterans, active military and their spouses

Veterans, active military and their spouses will be eligible to receive free training at Lincoln Land Community College for a career in truck driving, thanks to a federal grant just announced. LLCC is one of 20 institutions in the nation and the only one in Illinois to be awarded a U.S. Department of Transportation Commercial [...]

By |August 25th, 2020|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Springfield Chamber hosting job fair

Looking for a new job? 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. Employers from a variety of industries will be onsite to interview for full, part-time and seasonal positions. For a full list of participating [...]

By |August 19th, 2020|Categories: Events, News|0 Comments