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Stephan Paul Antonacci named president and CEO of Security Bank

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 [...]

Tobin Jewelers to close

Tobin Jewelers, a family-owned business that has operated in Springfield for more than 100 years, will be closing on March 15. Since 1997, the business has been led by the fourth generation of the Tobin family, R. Evan Hart. “Quite simply, the demographics of Springfield and the habits of buying have changed. We’ve seen a [...]

By |January 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jamison joins Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation

Kristin Van Aken Jamison, a Jacksonville native with experience in the fields of communications and development, has recently joined the staff of the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corporation (JREDC). Jamison is now the JREDC vice president of marketing and communications, effective Jan. 2. She joins vice president of operations Bonni Waters. “Directors of the JREDC [...]

Jim Timpe selected as president and CEO at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield

Jim Timpe has been selected to serve as the new president and CEO at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. Timpe comes to St. Francis from HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield where he most recently served as the director of imaging services, rehabilitation services, sleep and neuro-diagnostics. He had been in that role since [...]

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

New class, fresh connections

By Lindsey Salvatelli Calvin Pitts and his wife, Danyel, stood with their backs to the windows lining the front of South Town Construction Training Center and faced their new students. The students came to the center Dec. 17 for an orientation about the Pitts’ expectations of the incoming class and a basic rundown of the [...]

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Jordan Powell named president and CEO of Illinois Primary Health Care Association

Five months after Jordan Powell was appointed as the Illinois Primary Health Care Association’s acting president and CEO, the board of directors selected him to permanently serve in that role. Powell is the fourth CEO in the organization’s 36-year history and the first African-American to hold that title. He previously served as IPHCA’s senior vice [...]

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Charitable donations and the new tax laws

BY JUSTIN MASON AND CASEY TOM The War Revenue Act of 1917 authorized the first tax deduction for charitable giving. Since that time, charitable tax deductions for giving have incentivized taxpayers to make charitable contributions to minimize their overall federal tax liability. One hundred years later, in 2017, the passage of the Tax Cuts and [...]

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Jay Barnes and Darren Jones join First Bankers Trust

First Bankers Trust Company has added two new employees to its Springfield location.  Jay Barnes was hired as senior vice president and Darren Jones as vice president of commercial lending. Both Barnes and Jones were most recently employed by West Central Bank, Barnes as community bank president since 2009 and Jones as vice president of [...]

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Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Dec. 3 and Dec. 9, 2018.

Building permit roundup – Dec. 12 BY STACIE LEWIS Horace Mann Service Corp. obtained a commercial remodel permit for improvements at 905 E. Jefferson.  The contractor is Evans Construction Co. and the project is valued at $65,000. St. John’s Hospital of Hospital Sisters obtained a commercial remodel permit for 800 E. Carpenter St.  O’Shea Builders [...]

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