Jason Schutte, an attorney and partner at the Springfield law firm of Koepke, Hiltabrand & Schutte, has published his first novel, although perhaps not his last. “A Zealous Defense” is a fictional legal thriller set in Quincy, Illinois, an area quite familiar to Schutte. “I grew up on a farm there and started practicing law [...]
BY TOM PAVLIK I’ve been hearing about Papo’s Café for the last several months, but primarily in connection with its made-from-scratch breakfasts, baked goods and hand-crafted coffee drinks. And yes, Papo’s breakfast menu sure is enticing. Although plenty of business is done over breakfast meetings, this month the fates decreed a lunch meeting with a [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Jan. 14 and Jan. 20, 2018.
Building permit roundup – Jan. 22 BY STACIE LEWIS Maxey Family, LLC in care of Mary F. Moreland obtained a commercial accessory structure permit for Sprint’s proposed antenna upgrades at 3516 Ogden Rd. Vertical Limit is the contractor and the project is valued at $15,000. Peter and Charles Salvo obtained a commercial remodel permit for [...]
A love of craft beer and a home brew hobby has turned into a business venture for a local man. Ryan Kunken said he hopes to have his new microbrewery open in April, although he’s concerned that the partial government shutdown will delay some of the paperwork that he needs to receive. Springfield Beer Co. [...]
Roofers Mart, a St. Louis-based construction supply company, is expanding into the Springfield area. In December, the company purchased the building located at 1700 Clear Lake Avenue in Springfield, which has been occupied by several construction companies over the years. Originally built for Construx of Illinois, it was most recently leased to Mid-Illinois Companies. Roofers [...]
Central Illinois Retina Institute in Taylorville will become Springfield Clinic Taylorville-Cheney, effective Jan. 21. Dr. Lanny Odin, an ophthalmologist and retina specialist who is the sole physician at Central Illinois Retina Institute, will continue practicing at his current location in addition to a new location in Springfield as part of Springfield Clinic’s Eye Institute. Odin [...]
The First Baptist Church building at 301 South Grand Ave. in Springfield will soon be home to CrossFit Instinct, and owners Tim and Molly Hahn say they hope to share the space with other compatible businesses. Phil Zinn, owner of Zinn Construction, recently purchased the building and is planning an extensive renovation. CrossFit Instinct is [...]
Security Bank has promoted Stephan Paul Antonacci to president and CEO, effective Jan. 15. He succeeds Eloise Mackus, who is retiring after serving in the same capacity since 2012. “Paul has demonstrated a high level of commitment and service to our customers since his arrival at Security Bank in October 2014. He is well positioned [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Jan. 7 and Jan. 13, 2019.
Building permit roundup – Jan. 16 BY STACIE PEECHER LEWIS Jackson Family Limited Partnership obtained a commercial remodel permit for a renovation project at 2430 N. Dirksen Pkwy. Matthew Jackson is the contractor and the project is valued at $264,800. Springfield Clinic, LLP obtained a commercial remodel permit for infrastructure upgrades at 1025 S. 6th [...]
Are you running your business or is it running you? Are you concerned about a lack of control, or issues related to growth, profits, or employees? The Illinois Chamber of Commerce is hosting a workshop on Thursday, Jan. 24 from 9-11 a.m. at Innovate Springfield, located at 15 South Old State Capitol Plaza. Dan Zawacki, [...]