State announces low-interest loans and grant programs to help small businesses

Illinois Small Business Emergency Loan Fund   This $60 million fund will support low-interest loans of up to $50,000 for small businesses in every industry outside of Chicago.  DCEO and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) are partnering with Accion, the Illinois Bankers Association and the Community Bankers Alliance of Illinois to create [...]

By |March 25th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Searchable local business directory now online

A new website, donated by Springfield businesses GoWeb1 and AlertsMadeEasy.com, will consolidate business information across Sangamon county to keep consumers appraised of the status of their favorite local businesses and their services in one, easily searchable place.   The website is SpringfieldZoom.com. Any Sangamon county business or organization can simply click on “Register My Business” [...]

By |March 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jackie Webb joins the Illinois Health Care Association

Jackie Webb recently joined the Illinois Health Care Association as the communications director. Webb comes to the association with marketing and communications experience in both the nonprofit and private business sectors.  Prior to joining the association, Webb was a product marketing manager for a national and international baby company. “I have a strong passion for [...]

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

CILCSA Networking social

The Central Illinois Customer Service Association (CILCSA) is holding a networking social on Wednesday, March 25 from 5-7 p.m. at Ace Sign Company, 2540 S. First St. in Springfield. The Craig Russo Jazz Trio will provide the entertainment and food will be provided by Nelson’s Catering. To register, visit https://conta.cc/2uPTQvY. CILCSA is committed to improving [...]

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jerk Shop Go open in downtown

A new Caribbean restaurant, Jerk Shop Go, is opening today in downtown Springfield in the space that was most recently occupied by Taste of Jamaica, but owner Kadejia Berkley said it’s purely a coincidence. Berkley, who is a triplet, originally lived in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago and her family opened a restaurant there in [...]

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cocktails for a Cause

United Way's Cocktails for a Cause, benefiting local summer learning programs, will take place on Wednesday, March 4 at Crows Mill Pub, 1220 Toronto Rd. in Springfield. From 5-7 p.m., volunteer bartenders will be serving drinks and all tips will go toward United Way’s programs to help children in the community learn, achieve and succeed. [...]


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By |February 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Open houses planned

Wild Rose and Abe’s Old Hat Antiques and Country Store, two adjacent retail shops downtown, are both holding events on Saturday, Feb. 1 Earlier this month, SBJ reported that Monica Reed has gone from being an artist selling her creations at Wild Rose to being the new owner of the downtown shop, located at 115 [...]

By |January 29th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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