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Davidsan’s Japanese Maples is closing

Davidsan’s Japanese Maples will be closing due to the owner’s retirement, although customers still have a short window of time to place orders. In a written statement, owner Gale Myers said, “During this last year full of major changes in the country, the world and our lives, including COVID, each of us has had the [...]

By |April 14th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

NFIB COVID-19 Survey: Small business recovery remains fragile

The NFIB Research Center released its latest COVID-19 survey on the impact the pandemic has had on small businesses. Thirteen percent of small business owners report that they will have to close their doors if current economic conditions do not improve over the next six months, down from 25% in December. “After a year of the COVID-19 pandemic and [...]

By |March 31st, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grateful Coffee Co. to open

A new coffee shop is opening at 1370 Toronto Road in Springfield, and the owners say the name, Grateful Coffee Co., is intended to pay tribute to everyone who has helped them achieve their dream of opening a small business. Owners Brandon and Cana Austin are friends with Emily and Tim Lewis, who currently operate [...]

By |March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sara Wojcicki Jimenez has started KIND Consulting

Sara Wojcicki Jimenez has started her own business, KIND Consulting. She most recently worked as director of marketing, communications and advocacy for HSHS Central Illinois Division but is best known for her work in state government and as a television reporter. “Living through this pandemic has given me some time to reflect,” she said. “I [...]

By |February 17th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jerk Shop Go is expanding in White Oaks Mall

Jerk Shop Go is opening in the White Oaks Mall food court on Feb. 8, but fans of the Carribean cuisine will still be able to patronize the original downtown location as well. “The move to White Oaks Mall is an expansion,” said owner Kadejia Berkley. “We’re hoping to introduce our brand to a new [...]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments