Springfield ICON (Inner City Older Neighborhoods) will host an event on Thursday, Nov. 15 featuring Bernice Radle, a developer from Buffalo, New York, who will address the topic of small scale economic development in neighborhoods. ICON will also present the fifth annual Good Neighbor Awards at the annual dinner, held at the Inn at 835 [...]
Upper Limits Midwest, a vape shop located at 1205 S. Second St. in Springfield, is planning a significant expansion. The business opened five years ago and owner Matthieu Fortin said, “We’ve experienced a healthy growth over the last few years. We’re in the process of purchasing the building we’re currently in, and we’ll be doubling [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Oct. 29 and Nov. 4, 2018.
Building permit roundup – Nov. 7 BY STACIE LEWIS Lorraine and James Hamrick obtained a commercial remodel permit for remodeling a former barbershop to a multi-media agency at 1401 S. 5th St. Abitogun Ayodele is the contractor and the project is valued at $1,500. Walmart Real Estate Business Trust obtained a commercial remodel permit for [...]
As of Nov. 1, two long-standing local banks have completed a merger that was initially announced at the beginning of this year. Athens Bancorp, Inc., parent company of the Athens State Bank, and NBP Financial Services, parent company of the National Bank of Petersburg, have merged their holding companies to create AC Bancorp, Inc., which [...]
HSHS St. John’s Hospital, SIU Medicine and HSHS Medical Group unveiled the new women and children’s clinic on Oct. 30 with an event that included a blessing, ribbon cutting, reception and building preview. Many health care leaders, colleagues and community members were present as the Rev. Msgr. David J. Hoefler of the Diocese of Springfield [...]
The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space will soon be located downtown in the former Staley building at 623 East Adams. In November, The Pharmacy will relocate from its current space at 711 S. Fifth St., where the art gallery has been housed for the past four years. President Janet Sgro said the new space is [...]
Cori Mose has joined the staff of LRS Web Solutions as an account executive. In her new position, Mose will establish and cultivate client relationships with organizations to improve their online presence through web-based marketing solutions customized to grow their business and revenue. Mose brings 19 years of sales and customer service experience with her [...]
Liz Willis Soldwedel has joined HPR Marketing in Springfield as vice president of operations. Soldwedel said, “Moving to HPR was the right path, considering the advantages that CEO Wally Hamlin and CMO Kari Downey could offer – specifically, moving ahead in the digital world, using research-infused insights and the team’s ability to quickly adapt strategies as [...]
New construction is underway on the remaining outlot in Sherwood Plaza at the corner of Veterans and Wabash. CoreLife Eatery, a fast causal restaurant that prides itself on serving healthy meals, has signed a lease for the smaller 3,500 square foot outlot. It will be the first location in Springfield, although CoreLife Eatery has nearby [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Oct, 22 and Oct. 28, 2018.
Building permit roundup – Oct. 31 BY STACIE LEWIS Jerry Myerscough obtained a commercial plumbing remodel permit for a new tenant build out at 3788 Wabash Ave. The contractor is Bear Plumbing of Edinburg and the project is valued at $200,000. Steve Clark obtained a commercial sign permit for an American Family Insurance sign project [...]