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IN THIS ISSUE 4”Developer’s Agreement” Replaced With New Ordinance 4State of the City Luncheon May 15 4Small Business Awards June 18
April 2019 | Volume IV | No. 2
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IN THIS ISSUE
Upcoming Events - Save The Date
Enhanced Member Communications
Activity at the Capitol
Applications for the Leadership Springfield Class of 2020 are now open
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Message From The CEO
Steve Garland, president and owner,
Powerful People Skills Seminar
“Developer’s Agreement” Replaced With New Ordinance
Dale Carnegie Training of Central Illinois presents at the first of three leadership development sessions.
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MEMBER RECOGNITION 6
Welcome to our New Members
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES 12
New Infrastructure Improves The Springfield Downtown Experience
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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
REPRESENTING THE INTERESTS OF OUR MEMBERS
Development Policy Council, an agreement was reached to replace what has been known as the “Developer’s Agreement” with a new road standards ordinance. The ordinance was approved by the Springfield City Council on March 5, 2019. See page 8 for the details.
Our 2019 Board adopted Policy Agenda clearly states The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, as a significant voice of and for business, has an obligation to represent the interests of our members to all levels of government and to the public. The Chamber supports pro-business, pro-growth policies that encourage entrepreneurship, development, job creation and investment. We oppose public policy that creates unnecessary regulation and negatively impacts the business climate and therefore our members. Our focus during the first quarter has been both with the city and lawmakers at the State Capitol.
D eve l o p e r ’ s
The Big Three at the State Capitol: • Governor J.B. Pritzker has released
Chris Hembrough President and CEO
conversation forward. There are no public details yet. Negotiations continue among lawmakers and the bill will be amended in the future. The Chamber will insist that if recreational marijuana use is legalized, employer protections must be a part of the law, including the right to drug test and maintain a safe and drug free workplace.
Ag re e m e n t : I n keeping with our policy agenda, after significant leadership by The Chamber’s
his proposed graduated income tax. In order to become reality it would first have to be approved by a three-fifths vote in both the Illinois House and Senate, and then a constitutional amendment would have to be approved by Illinois voters at the earliest in November of 2020. At this time it looks like a vote in the House and Senate will likely take place before session adjourns in May. The proposal would allow for a graduated tax structure, but would not lock in the rates proposed by the Governor.
• Conversations regarding a capital bill are increasing and gaining momentum. There is no question the State needs a capital bill to address our deteriorating infrastructure. The question is how to pay for it. Stay tuned for updates on all three.
a number of other bills we have been following or have weighed in on, in keeping with our Board adopted Policy Agenda. We will continue to do so in the coming weeks. Several are listed on page 7.
• Illinois is at the forefront of states considering the legalization of recreational marijuana, and many believe legalization is inevitable. On Tuesday, April 3 the state Senate Executive Committee passed a “shell bill” moving the
Other Bills at the Capitol: There are
As always, we are grateful for our partnership and the privilege to serve you and your business. Thank you for your investment in membership, the work of The Chamber, and the community at-large.
Chamber Four Core Functions Advocacy
As the voice of business, we support legislative policies and practices conducive for a thriving business community and local economy, and oppose those that are not.
Business Resources & Support
We connect local businesses to resources that reduce barriers to growth and expansion.
Leadership & Professional Development
We offer opportunities for professional growth and leadership development to members and their employees.
Visibility & Connections That Matter
We provide marketing, programming and relationship-building opportunities to help members grow their businesses.
TIERED INVESTORS Summit Level
2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Executive Committee Jennifer Gill............................................ Chair Springfield Public School District 186 Roger Austin...................................Chair-Elect Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. Raylene DeWitte Grischow..........1st Vice Chair Lori Milosevich.................Secretary/Treasurer Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden
HSHS Medical Group Premier Level
Jim Britton.....................Immediate Past Chair Express Employment Professionals
At-Large Directors Jennifer Boyer........................Springfield Clinic, LLP Tyler Cormeny................................... O’Shea Builders Dr. Ruby Davis.......................Ruby Funeral Services & Chapel, Inc.
Bank of Springfield PNC Bank Executive Level
Bunn-O-Matic Corporation Carrollton Bank Security Bank, s.b. Warren-Boynton State Bank Tiered Investors receive recognition and enhanced benefits for an additional investment. To learn more, contact Chris Hembrough at (217) 525-1173 x205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chamber Mission: Enhance our members’ success and advocate on their behalf.
Mark Donovan.......................... Illinois National Bank Anna Evans.........................Memorial Health System Dr. Susan J. Koch.......................University of Illinois Springfield Mike Murphy ............... Illinois State Representative 99th District Brady Smith..................Zara’s Collision Center, Inc. Adam Solomon.........................Solomon Colors, Inc. John Staff.............................................Staff Carpet Paul Wappel..........The Horace Mann Companies
Appointed Members Mylas Copeland.....................................Green Toyota Sara Wojcicki Jimenez ..........HSHS Central Illinois Division
GSCC STAFF Chris Hembrough............... ...President and CEO Lisa Schafer.............Vice President - Operations David Earhart...............Vice President - Member
UPCOMING EVENTS - SAVE THE DATE
Corporate Cup Challenge
Bri Coons..................................Director of Events
Thursday, July 11 Piper Glen Golf Club
Teri Hill.....................Advertising Representative
‘Shoes & Brews Thursday, September 19 Erin’s Pavilion
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Tom Owen............... Membership Representative Heather Woomer.......................Events Assistant
ENHANCED MEMBER COMMUNICATIONS
The Chamber offers more than just its bi-monthly Update magazine and weekly electronic newsletter eUpdate to communicate with its members. We also post weekly blogs on our website and send text alerts to those who sign up for our two text clubs.
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The Chamber started posting blogs earlier this year on issues pertinent to members. Articles focus on the Chamber’s advocacy efforts, business resources available to members, human resource tips, and member benefits. Blogs are posted every Monday and can be found at www.gscc.org under “News”. A link is also shared in eUpdate.
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The Chamber sends periodic text alerts to members who sign up for one or both of the following distribution groups:
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1. Chamber 217: This distribution group texts information about upcoming events and reminders about resources to help members run their businesses.
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2. Advocacy: This distribution group texts information about The Chamber’s efforts in advocating on behalf of its members through tracking, monitoring, and taking action on local, state and federal legislation.
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Members who provide The Chamber with their cell phone number are automatically added to both distribution lists. Those who haven’t provided us with their cell number but wish to receive text alerts can do the following: 1. Text CHAMBER217 to “70000”. 2. Text ADVOCACY to “69302”.
The Chamber hopes members takes advantage of these additional communication methods so that they stay better informed about ways we can help businesses be successful.
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If you have questions about either communication, contact Lisa Schafer at (217) 525-1173 x203 or email@example.com.
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ACTIVITY AT THE STATE CAPITOL There are a number of bills we have been following at the Capitol. We will continue to do so in the coming weeks, and weigh in with lawmakers in keeping with our policy agenda. As always, The Chamber encourages members to do the same. Please understand some or many of these bills may have been acted upon by the time you receive this publication. HB 2838 would hold General Contractors (GC) liable for payment of wages to employees of a subcontractor even when the GC has paid the subcontractor in full. As of this writing this bill has passed in the House of Representatives and is before the Senate Assignments Committee. Chamber is opposed. HB 2343 would require all employers, regardless of size, to provide a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave annually to their employees, both full-time and part-time. This bill has been sent back to the House Rules Committee and appears unlikely to move forward this session. Chamber is opposed. HB 2565 would prohibit all non-compete clauses between an employer and ANY employee. Chamber is opposed. HB 2217 and SB 1379 would amend the Illinois Property Tax Code to create a system where certain taxpayers of income producing property would be required to submit (annually) income and expense data related to the property to the chief county assessment officer. As of this writing SB 1379 has passed in the Senate and is before the House of Representatives. Chamber is opposed. HB 2127 and SB 1326 would require tracking software for any professional services contracts with the state. Chamber is opposed. HB 255 would repeal the Rent Control Preemption Act, allowing rent control to be enacted. The bill failed to win approval in the commercial law subcommittee of the Judiciary-Civil committee. This does not bode well for future passage of the bill. This bill has been sent back to the House Rules Committee. Chamber is opposed. HB 2026 and SB 2088 would create the Digital Fair Repair Act otherwise known as the Right to Repair. This bill would force original equipment manufacturers (from tablets to tractors) to provide sensitive repair and diagnostic documentation, including embedded software updates, to independent repair providers and/or to owners of equipment, in the same manner as that information is made available to the manufacturer’s authorized repair providers. These bills, which have been sent back to House Rules Committee and Senate Assignments Committee, respectively, appear unlikely to move forward during this session. Chamber is opposed. HB 1614 would increase the threshold considered for retail theft as a felony from $500 to $2,000. Chamber is opposed. HB 19 would create the Community Bank of Illinois Act that would establish a state-run bank. The bill has been sent back to the House Rules Committee. Chamber is opposed.
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Welcome To Our New Members January and February 2019 Ace Mechanical Heating & Cooling Anchor Home Health Care Bank of Springfield (Anderson) Bank of Springfield (Gleason) Bank of Springfield (Jackson) Bank of Springfield (Knoedler) Bank of Springfield (Krager) Bee Chosen Marketing + Mobile Apps Groups Inc. Beginning Steps Child Development Center Brother James Court Butler Funeral Home of New Berlin Carrollton Bank (Hustedde) CBD Botanicals Dream Big With Sherri Leopold Edward Jones - Kevin Corbin, Financial Advisor Gerber Collision & Glass Hanson Professional Services Inc. (Comerio) Hanson Professional Services Inc. (Hausman) Happy Nails and Spa It’s All About Wine JJ Swartz Co. Jostes Garage K & K Plumbing, Ltd. Memorial Home Hospice Miracle Ear No Way Jose’s Office Services, LLC Raylene Grischow Ridings Plumbing (Berroyer) Ridings Plumbing (Ridings) Sangamo Brewing Company Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office Special Olympics Illinois Region H Star Uniforms of Central Illinois Thumbs-Up Designs LLC West Central Bank (Gibson) West Central Bank (Krones) WSEC / WSIU
“DEVELOPER’S AGREEMENT” REPLACED WITH NEW ORDINANCE Over the last 12 months, The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, through the leadership of its Development Policy Council, has worked with the City of Springfield, specifically the Department of Public Works, and the private sector development community to replace what has been known as the “Developer’s Agreement”. After numerous meetings and significant work by all involved, an agreement was reached on the new minimum road standards ordinance which was approved by the Springfield City Council on March 5, 2019.
After significant leadership by The Chamber’s Development Policy Council, we now have a new ordinance. The new ordinance is better for the City of Springfield, its taxpayers, and the development community than the ordinance it replaces. The new road standards ordinance ensures that the appropriate roads will be built as new subdivisions are built.
Under the previous ordinance, created in the mid 1990’s, developers building a subdivision could pay cash up front or submit a letter of credit to the city showing they could pay for road improvements once the city was ready to build a road. As city attorney Jim Zerkle said, “It (the previous ordinance) provided for letters of credit, but never built any roads.”
APPLICATIONS FOR LEADERSHIP SPRINGFIELD CLASS OF 2020 ARE NOW OPEN
Leadership Springfield (LS) is the premier leadership training program in the Capitol City. During a 14 week series of half day programs, participants gain leadership skills and in-depth exposure to critical issues affecting the Springfield area. Participants will interact with community leaders and decision makers who share diverse perspectives on significant accomplishments and opportunities within the Springfield community. Interactive professional development is a cornerstone of Leadership Springfield. To apply for the program, go to http://www. g s cc .o rg /p a g e s / h ow- to - a p p l y o r c l i c k h e re. A p p l i c a t i o n s a re d u e by J u n e 3 0 , 2 0 1 9 .
STATE OF THE CITY LUNCHEON TO BE PRESENTED MAY 15 Local leaders will gather Wednesday, May 15 for a City of Springfield status report at the Chamber’s annual State of the Luncheon. Mayor Jim Langfelder will review accomplishments and challenges of the past year, outline priorities for the upcoming months, and provide the administration’s perspective on the City’s outlook. Presented by the Commercial Real Estate Network of the Capital Area REALTORS, the event will be held at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – A DoubleTree by Hilton, beginning promptly at 11:30 a.m. Tickets purchased on or before Friday, April 26 are $35, and after that the fee increases to $45. Table sponsorships are also available that include 10 seats and your company’s name printed in the luncheon program. Register for the luncheon at www.gscc.org or contact Bri Coons at 217.525.1173 ext. 216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 President Abraham Lincoln Springfield - A DoubleTree by Hilton 701 E. Adams St. 11:30 a.m.
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TOP LAWYERS SPRINGFIELD AREA
These LEADING LAWYERS have been recommended by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS in Illinois. Matthew J. Cate Randy S. Paswater Bernard G. Segatto III Randall W. Segatto R. Kurt Wilke Barry Hines Michael Glenn Barton Claire A. Manning Amy K. Schmidt Robert A. Stuart Jr. Bruce S. Bonczyk Sarah Delano Pavlik Thomas Chester Pavlik Jr. J. Randall Cox Carl R. Draper Howard W. Feldman Kelli Ellen Gordon Stanley N. Wasser John E. Stevens James R. Enlow Gordon W. Gates Todd M. Goebel Frederick J. Schlosser Bradley B. Wilson D. Peter Wise Herman G. Bodewes Creighton R. Castle David A. Herman R. Mark Mifﬂin Christopher E. Sherer John L. Swartz Thomas G. Hamill N. LaDonna Driver Edward W. Dwyer Katherine D. Hodge Lance T. Jones Stephen R. Kaufmann Jennifer M. Martin Thomas H. Wilson Adrian E. Harless Michael T. Kokal John O. Langfelder Theresa M. Powell Gary S. Schwab Daniel R. Simmons Edward R. Gower William P. Hardy James M. Lestikow Michael D. Morehead Russell L. Reed J. William Roberts Charles R. Schmadeke Robert E. Wagner Larry A. Apfelbaum Todd A. Bresney Jeffrey I. Cisco Charles N. Edmiston II Stephen Scott Morrill James E. Neville Timothy S. Richards
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These EMERGING LAWYERS have been identified by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS in Illinois who are age 40 or younger OR who have been admitted to the practice of law for 10 or fewer years. Brittany Kink Toigo Ashley D. Davis Jason E. Brokaw John M. Gabala Jr. Abby L. Sgro Matthew R. Trapp Michael P. Murphy J. Tyler Robinson Brett E. Siegel Esther J. Seitz Jonathan T. Nessler Jason T.H. Germeraad Pamela E. Hart Benjamin M. Sgro Christine L. Self Joshua J. Watson
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NEW INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVES THE SPRINGFIELD DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE It’s encouraging to see efforts being made to enhance
The project also includes a unique underground
our downtown, making it a more vibrant place to live and
stormwater detention system involving a network of 2,300
experience. This includes both public and private efforts
feet of five-foot diameter pipes, designed to hold up to
to enhance historical buildings, but also investments
340,000 gallons of stormwater. The system is built on the
into the very streets and civil infrastructure that makes a
southernmost portion of the vacant city-owned YWCA
community livable. One area of downtown that has been
block, where it intersects with the 84-inch Town Branch
substantially improved in the past year is the two-block
combined sewer, constructed in the 1860s. A key benefit
section referred to as the Jackson Street Corridor.
will be a major improvement in downtown stormwater
The city-led Jackson Street Project (between 4th and 5th streets) was one of three projects that were carried
The streetscape features for the project include updated
out in proximity to each other to coincide with the State
ornamental street lighting, power stations for hosting
of Illinois’ Bicentennial. The other two projects were the
events, permeable pavers for collecting surface stormwater
renovation of the Illinois Governor’s Mansion and grounds,
runoff in the street, infiltration islands at each intersection
for which Jackson Street serves as a gateway, and the
to collect and filter stormwater runoff from behind the
construction of the Illinois Realtors Bicentennial Plaza,
curb, and retractable bollards to restrict traffic during
which provided a key connection between historical sites
events. The Bicentennial Plaza features similar materials
and also serves as an adjoining event gathering space.
for continuity, along with 20-foot tall light towers with
The Jackson Street project provides a streetscape revitalization and stormwater improvements through
customizable programmable lights and interpretive display panels highlighting Springfield’s history.
a one-block stretch of a much larger corridor that will
Many entities were involved in making these projects
eventually connect the historic Lincoln’s Home to the
a success, demonstrating what can be achieved when
Illinois State Capitol Building. In conjunction with the
everyone works together toward the common good of
Bicentennial Plaza, the project creates a pedestrian-
our city and its downtown.
friendly corridor that will enhance the visitor experience for tourists and provide more opportunities for outdoor events in the downtown area.
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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES MEMBER LISTINGS BY CATEGORY Accountants - C.P.A. CliftonLarsonAllen LLP Cowan, Epperson & Associates, P.C. Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP (Castor) Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP (Corpin) Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP (Hogge) Eck, Schafer & Punke, LLP (Punke) Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Becker) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Burnett) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Capps) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Carter) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Hagerman) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Hunt) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Jenkins) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Kienzler) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Martin) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Nelson) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Petropoulos) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Povse) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Ringer) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Sakach) Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Ward) Lawrence Travis & Co. Murphy & Associates CPAs LLC Myers & Myers CPAs, Ltd. Pehlman & Dold, P.C. PFA Tax and Accounting Professionals RSM RSM (Barnett) RSM (Caldwell) RSM (Swanberg) RSM (Tomaw) Sikich LLP Sikich LLP (Lascody) Sikich LLP (Lucas) Sikich LLP (Lynch) Sikich LLP (Neubauer) Sikich LLP (Noonan) Sikich LLP (Thompson) Sikich LLP (Usher)
Accounting, Bookkeeping or Income Tax Services PFA Tax and Accounting Professionals
Attorneys Barber, Segatto, Hoffee, Wilke & Cate Bellatti, Barton, Cochran & White, LLC Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP (Joyce) Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP (Tracy) Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP (Wilday) Clark Baird Smith LLP Feldman Wasser Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. Harrison & Held Haxel Law
HeplerBroom, LLC Hesse Martone, P.C. Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP (Lestikow) Kopec, White & Spooner Linder Law Office Londrigan, Potter & Randle, P.C. Joseph E. McMenamin, Attorney at Law Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo Scott & Scott, P.C. Sheehan & Sheehan, Lawyers, P.C. Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup (Dinardo) Sorling Northrup (Jones) Sorling Northrup (Kauerauf) Sorling Northrup (Rolf) Zack Stamp, Ltd./Zack Stamp Consulting, LLC
Awards, Plaques & Trophies KnR Tomahawk Awards MD Designs, Inc.
Business Consulting Services Cstar Business Consulting, LLC Dimensional Growth LLC KC Community Consultants Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP Manpower Marjorie Communications ZG Worldwide
Carpet & Rug Cleaners Clean Rite, Inc. Office Pride Peerless Cleaning & Restoration Services Stanley Steemer
Computers - Network Cabling AmeriCall Communications Company, Inc. Heart Technologies, Inc. SEA Group, Inc. Thirdwave Data/Comm, Inc.
Lead IT Corporation Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Marucco, Stoddard, Ferenbach & Walsh, Inc. MCS SEA Group, Inc. Sensible Innovations Sikich Technology
Disaster Restoration Services - Biohazard, Fire, Mold, or Water Advanta Clean of Springfield CAP Restoration, Inc. dba Steri-Clean Clean Rite, Inc. Peerless Cleaning & Restoration Services
Legal Marketing and Referral Leading Lawyers
Security Systems & Monitoring Central Illinois Security, Inc. Heart Technologies, Inc. Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. Young’s Security Systems, Inc.
Storage - Household & Commercial A Storage Box Bekins Van Lines/Springfield Van and Storage Co. Hillier Storage & Moving Co. - Agent for Allied Van Lines
Tax Preparation PFA Tax and Accounting Professionals Security Finance
Telephone Equipment & Systems - Dealers AmeriCall Communications Company, Inc. Heart Technologies, Inc. Thirdwave Data/Comm, Inc.
Video Surveillance Central Illinois Security, Inc. King Technology, Inc. Thirdwave Data/Comm, Inc. Young’s Security Systems, Inc.
Computers - Network Services GFI Digital Hanson Information Systems, Inc./Family Net Heart Technologies, Inc. KB Computer Consulting, Inc. King Technology, Inc. Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. LRS Web Solutions MCS
For more information about these members, please visit our Business Directory at www.gscc.org.
Consultants - Environmental & Industrial D.A.S. Consulting Services, LLC
Consultants - Government Affairs Accelerant Health Cook-Witter, Inc.
Consultants - Information Technology Comcast Business / xfinity Retail Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP King Technology, Inc.
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