Update – August 2021

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L E A D | IN F LUENCE | IMPACT Two Great Days on the Course

UPDATE

CORPORATE CUP CHALLENGE

August 2021 | Volume VI | No. 4

IN THIS ISSUE 4Annual Gala 4Energy Co-op Campaign 4’Shoes, Brews & Biz


T H E G O L D S TA N D A R D

IN CARE We applaud our colleagues at Memorial Health System who strive for excellence every day despite long hours, extraordinary demands and a global pandemic. They have met each challenge with an unrelenting commitment to deliver the gold standard in care to our patients. Thank you to our Memorial team for your passion and dedication.

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Small Business Owners Recognized At Awards Luncheon

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Annual Gala Scheduled for September 25 Volunteers, Others to be Recognized

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Elected Officials Reception September 16 at Pinnacle Club

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Economic Outlook Breakfast Glassman Returning as Keynote Speaker

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‘Shoes, Brews & Biz

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Corporate Cup Challenge Results Over 50 Teams Participated in Two Day Event

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Good Morning, After Hours Events Schedule for Remainder of Year

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ON THE COVER

Message From the CEO Vital to Our Economy

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Advocacy Updates and Resources Available on Chamber Website

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Energy Co-op Saves on Utility Costs Fall Campaign Sign Up Starts in September

CORPORATE CUP CHALLENGE The Chamber held its Corporate Cup Challenge Golf Outing on July 22 and July 23. Heartland Credit Union won First Place in the Championship Flight and the right to keep the traveling trophy until next year’s outing. For full results, see page 21.

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Tiered Investors

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Welcome to Our New Members

Chamber Vision To be the voice of business and catalyst that promotes a vibrant community and economy

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Chamber Mission Enhance our members’ success and advocate on their behalf

Category Listings

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce 501 E. Capitol Ave., Suite A | Springfield, Illinois 62701 217.525.1173 | www.gscc.org

What We Value Accountability Dedication Integrity Leadership Teamwork

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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

VITAL TO OUR LOCAL ECONOMY

Now more than ever it is time to recognize the ongoing contributions of our small businesses to our community and economy. During our Small Business Awards luncheon, presented by Hickory Point Bank for the 20th consecutive year, we will recognize 45 nominees representing 32 organizations. Of those, four outstanding community entrepreneurs and leaders will receive the following awards: Chris Hembrough President and CEO Small businesses play a vital role in our local economy. Over 90 percent of all businesses in the US have less than 20 employees. Eighty percent of our local Chamber members have less than 20 employees. They are at the heart of our economy, which is why The Chamber will host the 36th Annual Small Business Awards event on August 24th. Springfield and Sangamon County businesses and organizations have demonstrated amazing creativity and resilience over the last 18 months. Many have exhibited an incredible amount of flexibility and a willingness to change their operations at a moment’s notice, all the while wondering if their business or organization would even survive. Yet, as we continue to emerge from the pandemic, small businesses continue to be incubators for entrepreneurship, innovation, and employment growth.

New & Emerging Business Owner of the Year - recognizes the achievements of the owner of a business that has been established for more than one (1) year but less than four (4) years, who has demonstrated outstanding performance through their leadership, innovation, growth, and contributions to the community. Small Business Owner of the Year - recognizes an owner of a business established for four or more years with less than 100 employees who has demonstrated a significant level of success through their creativity, leadership, staying power, and ongoing contributions to the community. Not-for-Profit Director of the Year recognizes an executive of a not-for-profit organization who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, organizational skills, and the management expertise to create and or expand their organization’s results to the community and those they serve.

Lifetime Award Business Owner of the Year - recognizes a business owner whose for-profit company has been in business in Sangamon County for a minimum of 25 years and who has made significant contributions to commerce and the community. The Chamber honors all small businesses who work tirelessly to make Springfield and Sangamon County a better place to live, work, and raise families. Small businesses are critical to our economy and the heart and soul of our community. They bring character, local flavor, personal service - and they create jobs. Congratulations to this year’s Small Business Awards nominees. The full list of our 2021 nominees can be found on pages 6 - 9. I look forward to August 24th and congratulating this year’s nominees and awards recipients. I hope you will register and join us as we celebrate these small businesses and organizations. As always, we are grateful for our partnership and the privilege to serve you. Thank you for your investment in membership, the work of The Chamber, and the community at-large.

Chamber’s Core Functions Advocacy

As a significant 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 address specific needs, protect their businesses, and increase opportunities for growth.

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 make strategic connections.

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TIERED INVESTORS Summit Level

2021 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Executive Committee Chair Brady Smith..................... Zara’s Collision Center, Inc. Chair-Elect Mark Donovan..............................................................INB 1st Vice Chair Sharon Riechers.....................................................BUNN

Leadership Level

HSHS Medical Group Foundation Level

Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Visionary Level

Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. Express Employment Professionals Springfield Clinic Premier Level

U.S. Bank

Secretary/Treasurer Lori Milosevich-Lahr......................Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden Immediate Past Chair Roger Austin...............Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.

At-Large Directors Jennifer Boyer...........................Springfield Clinic, LLP Chris Bullock............................... Capitol Radio Group Jennifer Call...................................................... TROXELL Mylas Copeland......Green Toyota Volkswagen Audi Tyler Cormeny..................................... O’Shea Builders Dr. Ruby Davis.........................Ruby Funeral Services & Chapel, Inc. Rachel DeVries.......................... HSHS Illinois Division Michelle Eccles........... The Horace Mann Companies Kayla Edwards...........................Express Employment Professionals

Catalyst Level

Anna Evans...........................Memorial Health System

Bank of Springfield PNC Bank

Josh Flanders...........Buzz Bomb Brewing Company Josh Shugart...............................................................KEB Adam Solomon........................... Solomon Colors, Inc.

Executive Level

BUNN Carrollton Bank CEFCU Security Bank, s.b. Warren-Boynton State Bank Tiered Investors receive recognition and enhanced services for an additional investment. To learn more, contact Chris Hembrough at (217) 525-1173 x205 or chembrough@gscc.org.

John Staff.....................................................Staff Carpet

Appointed Members Kathyy Battee-Freeman.............University of Illinois Springfield Jennifer Gill......................... Springfield Public School District 186

GSCC STAFF Chris Hembrough..........................President and CEO Lisa Schafer...........................................VP - Operations David Earhart............................VP - Member Services

Chamber Mission: Enhance our members’ success and advocate on their behalf. ALWAYS BUY CHAMBER

Joshua Adams..............Membership Representative Teri Hill..............................Advertising Representative

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SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS RECOGNIZED AT AWARDS LUNCHEON

Each year, The Chamber honors outstanding entrepreneurs in four different categories whose ingenuity, hard work and innovation have created and promoted a successful and growing business in the Springfield area. Following are this year’s nominees. We encourage members to reach out and congratulate them for their accomplishments. The Chamber appreciates Presenting Sponsor Hickory Point Bank and all of our sponsors for their support of our business community in this meaningful way.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center

SMALL BUSINESS OWNER NOMINEES

RYAN BANDY

WILL HOECKER

WIN, LOSE, OR DRAUGHT

THE BRICKHOUSE GRILL & PUB

(217) 679-1546

(217) 546-2745 www.brickhousegrill.net

CARI CLAUSSEN

DONALD MACBETH NANCY MACBETH

COUNTRY LANE MEMORY CARE ASSISTED LIVING

SPRINGFIELD FURNITURE DIRECT

(217) 629-4265 www.countrylanememorycare.com

(217) 361-1357 www.springfieldfurnituredirect.com

MARK FORINASH

BRIAN REILLY MELISSA REILLY

CAFE MOXO, LLC

CURED CATERING

(217) 788-8084 www.cafemoxo.com

(217) 494-2425 www.curedcaters.com

CHELSEA FURLING ALYSSA FURLING CINDY FURLING TRACEY FURLING

BRAD WIKE PEERLESS CLEANING & RESTORATION SERVICES (217) 787-0725 www.peerlessrestoration.com

SUBWAY (FRESH FIT SUBS, INC.) (217) 787-1155 www.subway.com

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NOT-FOR-PROFIT DIRECTOR NOMINEES

CAROLYN AUSTIN

TIFFANY MATHIS

AGELINC - AREA AGENCY ON AGING FOR LINCOLNLAND

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF CENTRAL ILLINOIS

(217) 787-9234 www.agelinc.org

(217) 544-0548 www.bgccil.org

MOLLY BERENDT

JENNIFER MCMILLIN

COMPASS FOR KIDS, INC.

MINI O’BEIRNE CRISIS NURSERY

(217) 691-8103 www.compass4kids.org

(217) 525-6800 www.miniobeirne.org

ANGELA M. BERTONI

ERICA ROMINES

SOJOURN SHELTER & SERVICES, INC.

COMMUNITY CHILD CARE CONNECTION

(217) 726-5100 www.sojournshelter.org

(217) 525-2805 www.4childcare.org

CHANTEL CORRIE MIDWEST MISSION DISTRIBUTION CENTER (217) 483-7911 www.midwestmission.org

MARK DENZLER ILLINOIS MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION (217) 522-1240 www.ima-net.org

CAPTAIN JEFF EDDY THE SALVATION ARMY (217) 525-2196 www.saspringfield.org

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NEW AND EMERGING BUSINESS OWNER NOMINEES

BARBARA A. BURROWS

DEREK LEES SUSAN LEES

THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF SPRINGFIELD

SLAUTERHOUSE BREWING CO.

(217) 210-4545 www.goddardschool.com/schools/il/ springfield

slauterhousebrewing.com

MICHAEL BUZINSKI

THEO SPILMAN KRISTEN SPILMAN

BUZZWORTHY INTEGRATED MARKETING

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES (THE SPILMAN GROUP LLC)

(217) 685-3193 www.buzzworthy.biz

(217) 210-7450 www.nothingbundtcakes.com/ bakery/il/springfield

DEBRA CARROLL KATHY MILLBURG ANDREW BARTLETT

CORINA WILLIAMS-BLAIR

SIMPLY CBD

(217) 210-8808 www.corinstallation.com

CORINSTALLATION, FURNITURE & SUPPLY

(217) 679-6489 simplycbdwellness.com

MELANIE JESSE MELISSA MCCULLOCH

SAVE MONEY LOWER RATES

BEST LIFE COUNSELING SERVICES LLC (217) 764-8150 www.bestlifecounselingservices.com

KIRK KELLUS JONATHON ROE

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CLEAN IMPACT COMMERCIAL CLEANING (217) 494-9586 www.cleanimpactllc.com

JESSICA LANCE BEWITCHING BOTANICALS (217) 705-4578 www.bewtichingbotanicals.com

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LIFETIME AWARD BUSINESS OWNER NOMINEES

JIM BRITTON CAROLE BRITTON

CONNIE MATRISCH

EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT PROFESSIONALS

(217) 525-7600 www.pro-comservices.com

PRO COM SERVICES OF ILLINOIS, INC.

(217) 528-3000 springfieldil.expresspros.com

MICHAEL HIGGINS

TIMOTHY B. SMITH

MALDANER’S RESTAURANT

EVAN LLOYD ASSOCIATES, INC. ARCHITECTS

(217) 522-4313 www.maldaners.com

(217) 789-7011 www.evanlloydarchitects.com

PHILIP G. MARTIN STEVEN R. WALKER MARTIN ENGINEERING COMPANY (217) 698-8900 www.martinengineeringco.com

DARLENE H. WEAVER DISTINCTIVE DESIGNS FOR KITCHENS & BATHS (217) 544-7559 www.distinctivedesigns.net

QUALITY FOODS EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES CHEMICAL & BEVERAGE 217.483.1770 WWW.MJKELLNER.COM ALWAYS BUY CHAMBER

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ADVOCACY UPDATES AND RESOURCES AVAILABLE ON CHAMBER WEBSITE The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is a significant voice of and for business in Springfield and Sangamon County and has an obligation to represent the interests of its members. The Chamber supports public policy that encourages entrepreneurship, development, investment, and job creation. We oppose public policy that creates unnecessary regulation that will negatively impact the business climate and the creation of jobs.

You will also find a link to contact information for each of our local, state, and federal elected officials under the Advocacy menu on the website. The Chamber encourages all members to contact our elected officials with your questions, concerns, and policy insights related to the business climate.

At the end of each year, The Chamber Board of Directors adopts an annual policy agenda which guides The Chamber’s advocacy efforts in the coming year. The policy agenda, which includes positions on local, state, and federal policy, is available to review under the Advocacy menu of The Chamber’s website, www.gscc.org. You will find ongoing updates throughout the year regarding our efforts by clicking on the Advocacy Updates link on the website to view 2021 updates. Updates from the previous two years are also available at the bottom of the page.

Lead • Influence • Impact

Please call Jeff Holt today at

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ANNUAL GALA SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 25 VOLUNTEERS, OTHERS TO BE RECOGNIZED The 2021 Annual Gala, postponed earlier this year due to the pandemic, will be held on Saturday, September 25. Held at the Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center, the evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7 p.m. A networking reception will close out the evening (as allowed under Restore Illinois guidelines, if applicable).

Leadership Springfield Class of 2020 graduates and the 2020 Small Business Award recipients will also be recognized.

Every year, this prestigious dinner provides an opportunity to gather with top business and community leaders throughout Sangamon County. Chamber accomplishments are celebrated and exceptional volunteer leaders who contributed to The Chamber’s mission are honored. In addition, this year Chamber leaders will reflect on the business community’s response to the pandemic and its role in assisting members through this unprecedented crisis.

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor PNC, Premier Sponsors CEFCU, HSHS St. John’s Hospital and The Horace Mann Companies, and our Partner Sponsors Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. KEB, and Solomon Colors, Inc.

Tickets are available at $65 per person for Chamber members on or before the early bird deadline of Friday, September 3 ($80 after this date) or $875 for a table of 10, which includes recognition in the program. We hope you will join us, other Chamber members, and community leaders for what promises to be a great evening!

To register, visit The Chamber’s website, www.gscc.org, or contact Lisa Schafer at (217) 525-1173 ext. 203 or lschafer@gscc.org.

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TOP LAWYERS SPRINGFIELD AREA BASED UPON A SURVEY OF THEIR PEERS

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 Mark S. Cochran Andrew G. White Claire A. Manning Amy K. Schmidt Robert A. Stuart Jr. Joseph N. Rupcich Sarah Delano Pavlik Thomas Chester Pavlik Jr. Carl R. Draper Howard W. Feldman Kelli Ellen Gordon Roger L. Rutherford Stuart H. Shiffman Stanley N. Wasser James R. Enlow Gordon W. Gates Todd M. Goebel Frederick J. Schlosser Bradley B. Wilson D. Peter Wise Herman G. Bodewes Creighton R. Castle John M. Gabala Jr. David A. Herman R. Mark Mifflin Christopher E. Sherer Matthew R. Trapp Thomas G. Hamill Adrian E. Harless Michael T. Kokal John O. Langfelder Deanna Seward Mool Theresa M. Powell Gary S. Schwab Daniel R. Simmons Larry A. Apfelbaum Todd A. Bresney Charles N. Edmiston II William J. Harrington Kathy A. Olivero John J. Waldman Stephen Scott Morrill

Barber Segatto Hoffee Wilke & Cate LLP Barber Segatto Hoffee Wilke & Cate LLP Barber Segatto Hoffee Wilke & Cate LLP Barber Segatto Hoffee Wilke & Cate LLP Barber Segatto Hoffee Wilke & Cate LLP Barry Hines - Attorney at Law Bellatti Barton Cochran & White LLC Bellatti Barton Cochran & White LLC Bellatti Barton Cochran & White LLC Brown Hay & Stephens LLP Brown Hay & Stephens LLP Brown Hay & Stephens LLP Cassiday Schade LLP Delano Law Offices LLC Delano Law Offices LLC FeldmanWasser FeldmanWasser FeldmanWasser FeldmanWasser FeldmanWasser FeldmanWasser Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel Gates Wise Schlosser & Goebel Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC Harrison & Held LLP Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen PC Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen PC Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen PC Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen PC Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen PC Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen PC Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen PC Kanoski Bresney Kanoski Bresney Kanoski Bresney Kanoski Bresney Kanoski Bresney Kanoski Bresney Morrill & Fiedler LLC

217.544.4868 217.544.4868 217.544.4868 217.544.4868 217.544.4868 217.698.8444 217.793.9300 217.793.9300 217.793.9300 217.544.8491 217.544.8491 217.544.8491 217.993.5644 217.544.2703 217.544.2703 217.544.3403 217.544.3403 217.544.3403 217.544.3403 217.544.3403 217.544.3403 217.522.9010 217.522.9010 217.522.9010 217.522.9010 217.522.9010 217.522.9010 217.525.1571 217.525.1571 217.525.1571 217.525.1571 217.525.1571 217.525.1571 217.525.1571 217.546.6940 217.522.8822 217.522.8822 217.522.8822 217.522.8822 217.522.8822 217.522.8822 217.522.8822 217.523.7742 217.523.7742 217.523.7742 217.523.7742 217.523.7742 217.523.7742 217.789.5411

Comm Lit; Creditor’s Rights; Real Estate: Comm; RE: Residential Creditor Rights/Commercial Collection; Elder; Family Close/Private Held; Comm Lit; Land Use/Zoning; Real Estate: Comm Close/Private Held; Elder; Real Estate: Comm Civil Appellate; Close/Private Held; Real Estate: Comm AG; Real Estate: Commercial; Trust/Will/Estate AG; Close/Private Held; Real Estate: Comm; Tax: Indiv; Trust/Will/Estate AG; Environmental; Public Utilities; Real Estate: Comm Agriculture; Trust/Will/Estate Employment: Mgmt; Environmental; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin Family Association & Non-Profit; Trust/Will/Estate Civil Rights/Constitutional; Med-Mal Defense; PI Defense: General Trust/Will/Estate Close/Private Held; Comm Lit; Creditor’s Rights; Real Estate: Comm Civil Rights/Constitutional; Employment: Employee; False Claims Act/Whistle Blow Construction; Family; ADR: Family Family Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; Trust/Will/Estate Civil Appellate; Criminal Appellate; Crim Defense: Felon/Misd Construction Bankruptcy: Individual; Bankrupt/Workout: Comm; Comm Lit; Land Use/Zoning Bankrupt/Workout: Comm; Close/Private Held; Comm Lit; Land Use/Zoning; RE: Comm Criminal Defense: DUI; Criminal Defense: Felonies & Misd Criminal Defense: DUI; Criminal Defense: Felonies & Misd Civil Rights/Constitutional; Employment: Employee Criminal Defense: DUI; Crim Defense: Felon/Misd; Criminal Defense: White Collar Assoc/Non-Profit; Close/Private Held; Gov/Muni/Lobby; Trust/Will/Estate Close/Private Held; Real Estate: Comm; Tax: Business; Trust/Will/Estate Civil Appellate; Comm Lit; Copyright/Trademark; PI Def: General Comm Lit; Election/Political/Campaign; Gov/Muni/Lobby; Trust/Will/Estate Commercial Litigation; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin Civ Appell; Elect/Political/Campaign; Family; Gov/Muni/Lobby; Trust/Will/Estate Civil Appellate; Comm Lit; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin Trust/Will/Estate Health; Med-Mal Defense; PI Defense: General Comm Lit; Copyright & Trademark; Patent PI Defense: General; Toxic Torts Defense; Workers’ Comp Defense Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; Health Employment: Mgmt; Med-Mal Defense; Prof’l Malpractice Defense PI Defense: General; Prof’l Malpractice Defense PI Defense: General; Workers’ Compensation Defense Workers’ Compensation Personal Injury: General Workers’ Compensation Personal Injury: General Workers’ Compensation Workers’ Compensation Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin


James E. Neville Timothy S. Richards Cheryl S. Neal James A. Borland Matthew J. Maddox Betsy A. Wirth David R. Reid Gregory A. Scott Jared M. Scott R. Stephen Scott Michael M. Durr Gregory P. Sgro Timothy M. Shay Michelle L. Blackburn Michael C. Connelly E. Zachary Dinardo James G. Fahey C. Clark Germann Stephen F. Hedinger Michael G. Horstman Jr. Alan J. Jedlicka Brian D. Jones John A. Kauerauf Kirk W. Laudeman James M. Morphew Lisa A. Petrilli David A. Rolf Peggy J. Ryan John R. Simpson Stephen A. Tagge Randall A. Wolter

Neville Richards & Wuller LLC Neville Richards & Wuller LLC PNC Wealth Mgmt/Estate Settlement Quinn Johnston Quinn Johnston Quinn Johnston Reid Law Office LLC Scott & Scott PC Scott & Scott PC Scott & Scott PC Sgro Hanrahan Durr Rabin & Bruce LLP Sgro Hanrahan Durr Rabin & Bruce LLP Shay and Associates Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Wolter Beeman Lynch & Londrigan LLP

618.277.0900 618.277.0900 217.753.7130 217.753.1133 217.753.1133 217.753.1133 217.546.1001 217.753.8200 217.753.8200 217.753.8200 217.789.1200 217.789.1200 217.523.5900 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.544.1144 217.753.4220

Med-Mal Def; PI Def: General; Products Liab Def; Transportation Def; Tox Tort Def Med-Mal Defense; PI Defense: General; Product Liability Def; Toxic Torts Def Trust/Will/Estate PI Defense: General; Products Liability Defense Med-Mal Defense; PI Defense: General; Prof’l Malpractice Defense Family; Med-Mal Defense; PI Defense: General Close/Private Held; Tax: Business; Tax: Individual; Trust/Will/Estate Adoption/Reproductive Tech; Family Appellate; Family; Trust/Will/Estate Family; Personal Injury: General Bankrupt/WO: Comm; Close/Private Held; Tax: Business; Tax: Indiv; Trust/Will/Estate Real Estate: Assoc/Condo; Real Estate: Comm; RE: Residential Land Use/Zoning/Condemnation; Real Estate: Comm; Workers’ Compensation Personal Injury: General; PI: Professional Malpractice; Workers’ Compensation Family; Trust/Will/Estate Close/Private Held; Real Estate: Comm; Real Estate: Tax; Tax: Business; Trust/Will/Estate Closely & Privately Held Business; Health Civil Appellate; Employment: Mgmt; PI Defense: General Close/Private Held; Mineral/Nat Resource; Real Estate: Comm Animal; Environmental; Mineral/Natural Resource Assoc/Non-Profit; Close/Private Held; Real Estate: Comm; Tax: Indiv; Trust/Will/Estate Employee Benefits; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; Tax: Business Banking; Close/Private Held; Employee Benefits; Real Estate: Comm Closely & Privately Held Business; Employment: Mgmt Med-Mal Defense; PI Defense: General; Prof’l Malpractice Def; Transportation Def Election, Political & Campaign; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin Comm Lit; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; Land Use/Zoning; Real Estate: Comm AG; Comm Lit; Land Use/Zoning; PI Defense: General; Real Estate: Comm Family Tax: Individual; Trust/Will/Estate Banking; Close/Private Held; ADR: Comm Lit; Real Estate: Comm; Tax: Business Personal Injury: General; PI: Professional Malpractice; Workers’ Compensation

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

Barber Segatto Hoffee Wilke & Cate LLP

217.544.4868 Family

Ashley D. Davis

FeldmanWasser

217.544.3403 Civil Rights/Constitutional; Family

Samantha A. Bobor

Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC

217.525.1571 Employment: Mgmt; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; Labor: Mgmt; School

Jason E. Brokaw

Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC

217.525.1571 Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin

J. Tyler Robinson

Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen PC

217.522.8822 False Claims Act/Whistle Blower; Health; Med-Mal Defense

Gina Couri-Cyphers

Kanoski Bresney

217.523.7742 Personal Injury: General

Jason T.H. Germeraad

Scott & Scott PC

217.753.8200 Bankruptcy: Individual; Comm Lit; Foreclosure Defense

Pamela E. Hart

Scott & Scott PC

217.753.8200 Bankrupt/Workout: Comm; Elder; Family; RE: Residential; Trust/Will/Estate

Benjamin M. Sgro

Sgro Hanrahan Durr Rabin & Bruce LLP

217.789.1200 Personal Injury: General; Real Estate: Comm; RE: Residential; Workers’ Comp

Gregory E. Moredock

Sorling Northrup

217.544.1144 Commercial Litigation; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin

Joshua J. Watson

Sorling Northrup

217.544.1144 Family

Matthew A. Brewer

Stephen P. Kelly, Attorney at Law

217.544.8000 Workers’ Compensation

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ELECTED OFFICIALS RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 16 AT PINNACLE CLUB The Chamber and presenting sponsor, Fehr Graham, are providing Chamber members with a unique opportunity to interact face-to-face with our elected officials at the Annual Elected Officials Reception. This informal event will be held on Thursday, September 16 from 5-7 p.m. at The Pinnacle Club, located on the 30th Floor of the Wyndham Springfield City Centre at 700 E. Adams St.

As a benefit of membership, this event is only open to Chamber members and their employees.

As the voice of businesses in the greater Springfield area, The Chamber hosts this reception so that members have easy access to those elected officials who work on issues that impact our local businesses, and to encourage members to participate in the political process. The Chamber’s advocacy efforts give members a stronger voice in the policies that impact economic opportunity and the quality of life in Sangamon County.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Cost to attend is $15 per person, and members can register online at The Chamber’s website, www.gscc.org. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. A list of attending elected officials will be updated regularly on our website.

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ECONOMIC OUTLOOK BREAKFAST GLASSMAN RETURNING AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER The Chamber and Presenting Sponsor Chase Bank will hold the 2021 Economic Outlook Breakfast on Tuesday, October 26 at Lincoln Land Community College. Doors open and buffet begins at 7:15 a.m. with the program from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. James Glassman, Managing Director & Head Economist, Commercial Banking from JPMorgan Chase Bank will join us again this year to discuss national economic data and trends and their potential impact at the local level. In his role at Chase, Glassman provides market insights to help clients better understand the changing economy and its impact on their business. He also works closely with the firm’s Corporate Sector, including the Chief Investment Office and Investor Relations, as well as the Investment Bank and Government Relations groups, providing financial analysis and research.

Bank of Philadelphia Survey of Professional Forecasters and the National Association of Business Economists’ panel of macroeconomic forecasters. Mr. Glassman earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics from Northwestern University. Tickets are $25 for Chamber members through October 5, and increase to $35 after that date. To register, go to www.gscc.org.

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A publisher of independent research on the principal forces shaping the economy and financial markets, Mr. Glassman is regularly cited in the financial media, where he is also a frequent commentator on economic policy issues. Additionally, he is a long-standing participant in the widely followed Federal Reserve

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‘Shoes, Brews & Biz Craft Beer & Wine Tastings, Unique Horseshoes, Cool Cars & Motorcycles, and a Business Expo All Wrapped Into One

Thursday, October 21, 2021

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820 S. Airport Drive 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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Business Expo Details & Prices - 6-8 foot table and 2 chairs to showcase your products & services - Two (2) tickets to the event - $150 Early-Bird Pricing thru September 30

- Sample unique horseshoes - Taste wine & craft beer (4 tastings included - more can be purchased) - Browse products & services offered by Chamber members - Tour Richard Levi’s auto collection! - Purchase a chance to win $1,000! (Raffle tickets $5 each or 3 for $10)

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ENERGY CO-OP SAVES ON UTILITY COSTS FALL CAMPAIGN SIGN UP STARTS IN SEPTEMBER

The Chamber continues to partner with Nationally Recognized Energy Management experts, CQI Associates, to administer and manage the Chamber’s Energy Purchasing Cooperative. Competitive rates are obtained by leveraging aggregated usage from members of 23 Chambers of Commerce. The increased purchasing power allows members to receive lower rates than they could typically attain on their own. Since 2004, the Cooperative Electricity and Natural Gas rates have been lower than both market rates and the weighted annual utility standard offer service rates. This benefit is only available to Chamber members who receive their electric and/or natural gas services through Ameren. If your business or organization is a substantial user of natural gas and/or electricity, significant savings can be realized on its annual utility costs. In addition to receiving competitive rates, additional co-op benefits include having an organization working for you that monitors energy market changes and negotiates on your behalf. The co-op offers options

to obtain up to 100% clean, renewable, wind-powered electricity, and signing up for the service is easy and free to members. If you would like an estimate on your company’s savings, contact David Earhart at (217) 525-1173 ext. 215 or dearhart@gscc.org. For the estimate of savings, companies will need to complete a Letter of Authorization (download at www.gscc.org/member-savings) and provide a recent copy of their utility bill. For questions or specific details, please contact Shelby Dupont with CQI Associates at shelby@cqiassociates.com or (217) 521-9400.

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS

RIBBON CUTTINGS

MAY & JUNE

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2731 S. MacArthur Blvd. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 787-9234

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ANNIE’S SHOP MOSS

Carriage Crossing

1424 E. Sangamon Ave. Springfield, IL 62702 (217) 553-7851

Clean Impact Commercial Cleaning Club Car Wash Compass for Kids, Inc.

CLUB CAR WASH

2605 Dirksen Parkway Springfield, IL 62702 (833) 416-9975

Covid Clinic Cured Catering Dean’s Lawncare and Handyman Service

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2100 W. White Oaks Drive Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 679-5695

EV Energy Group Grateful Coffee Co. Live360 Health Plan

Buzz Bomb Brewing Co Craft Beer & Entertainment in the heart of Downtown Springfield Wed 5pm-11pm Thu 5pm-11pm Fri 3pm-12am Sat 10am-12am Sun 2pm-10pm

curedcaters.com | 217.494.2425 Gourmet provisions Refined presentation

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Owner | Operator | Chef


RIBBON CUTTINGS UPPER LIMITS MIDWEST, INC. 1205 S. Second St. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 679-4315

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS MAY & JUNE Maldaner’s Restaurant Marsden Northeast OOT Box Media, LLC Pole Barn Chic Events

VALLEY VIEW AGRI-SYSTEMS 500 Reichert Road Divernon, IL 62530 (217) 628-6217

Prairie Stars Cleaning The Roost Sangamon Tree Service Sator Trucking

WELLMAN OESER FINANCIAL SERVICES 6300 S. Sixth St. Frontage Road East Springfield, IL 62712 (217) 679-4199

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Contact Business Services today at 309.633.7065 to learn more, or visit cefcu.com/partner.

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INDUSTRY FOCUS FOOD & RETAIL

CATEGORY LISTINGS Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts Jewelers Jewelry - Gold, Silver & Costume Mattresses Meat - Retail or Wholesale Meat Packers Microbreweries & Wineries Pawn Brokers - Resale Stores Popcorn Produce Distributors Restaurants Restaurants - Bar & Grill Restaurants - Deli or Sub Sandwiches Restaurants - Fast Food Restaurants - Mexican-American Restaurants - Pizza Retail - Home Decor Retail Stores Shoe Stores Shopping Centers & Malls Toys Training - Safe Food Handling Vending Machines

Antiques Bakeries, Donuts and Pastries Bars & Taverns Beverage Distributors Bird Seed, Feeders & Nature Gifts Boutiques Catering Chocolate/Candy Shops Coffee - Gourmet Coffee Houses Consignment - Services and Shops Department Stores Distributors - Food Service & Institutional E-Cigarettes and Vaporizers Flooring & Furniture Dealers Florists Food - Wholesalers & Distributors Furniture - Hand Painted or Repurposed Furniture Dealers Gift Baskets & Services Gift Shops Grocery Stores Hardware - Retail Home Decor - Inside or Outside

Make sure your business is listed in the categories that fit your products and services. Members now receive two categories as part of their membership. To locate a member in any of these categories, please visit our Business Directory at www.gscc.org.

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2021 CORPORATE CUP CHALLENGE RESULTS OVER 50 TEAMS PARTICIPATED IN TWO DAY EVENT The Chamber’s Corporate Cup Challenge was held on July 22 and 23 at Piper Glen Golf Club. Fifty one teams participated over the two day event.

Championship Flight 1st Place – Heartland Credit Union (scorecard playoff) Jake Patterson*, Tate Hartman, Adam Loyd, Tim Torricelli 2nd Place – Bank of Springfield Scott Belcher*, Brian Anderson, Justin Knoedler, Ted Starkey 3rd Place – Security Bank Paul Antonacci*, Ben Call, Josh Giganti, Marc Maslauski

Second Flight 1st Place – Hickory Point Bank (scorecard playoff) Bob Mizeur*, Nick Faulkner, Kevin Fry, Jim Mizeur 2nd Place – Kuhn & Trello Consulting Engineers (scorecard playoff) John Saladino, Dillon Ruholl, CJ Saladino, Jake Saladino 3rd Place – Health Alliance Eric Brunk*, Mike Beckman, James Biddlecombe, Mike Musser * Team Captain

On Course Contests Winners (Name & Team) Closest to the Pin Hole 4 – Pat Phalen (INB) Hole 8 – Scott Ehrhardt (Springhill Suites Springfield) Hole 12 – Kevin Fry (Hickory Point Bank) Hole 15 – Brandi Moore (Illinois REALTORS) Longest Drive Hole 2 (Men’s) Christian Walker, First Bankers Trust Company Hole 14 (Women’s) Morgan Stone Padget, Robert Gordon & Associates Longest Putt Hole 6 (Men’s) John Saladino, Kuhn & Trello Consulting Engineers

Google IT Support

CERTIFICATE PROGRAM Prepare for an entry-level role in IT support, one of the country’s fastest growing fields! The Google IT Support Certificate program includes courses on troubleshooting, customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration and security.

Oct. 4, 2021-Feb. 7, 2022 Hybrid format; in-person classes meet Mondays at LLCC-Medical District, 130 W. Mason St., Springfield Remote classes on Thursday evenings.

More details and registration information: www.llcc.edu/medical-district

Hole 18 (Women’s) Betsy Benjamin, SYNERGY HomeCare

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GOOD MORNING, AFTER HOURS EVENTS SCHEDULE FOR REMAINDER OF YEAR GOOD MORNING SPRINGFIELD August 17, 2021 Illinois Educators Credit Union September 14, 2021 i3 Broadband November 9, 2021 Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

December 7, 2021 Edwards Group LLC

November 18, 2021 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

If your business is interested in hosting a Good Morning Springfield or Business After Hours, please contact Lisa Schafer at lschafer@gscc.org or (217) 525-1173 ext. 203.

For Life Saving Addiction Treatment Call 877.505. HOPE (4673)

YOUR WORKFORCE’S HEALTH IS IMPORTANT, THAT’S WHY WE DEVELOPED…

December 9, 2021 SIU School of Medicine

Subway® Catering Catering for any Meeting or Event 3 great ways to order:

The Triumph Program, Achievement in Recovery Gateway’s Professional Program may be right for you or your staff. Managing responsibilities and taking care of your health can happen at the same time.

Who is Triumph Designed For? Individuals, who are in a career, own a business or are employed in a family business, graduate students, professional or semi-professional athletes, corporate professionals and executives, and those involved in safety-sensitive professions. Those individuals who need access to work during their treatment stay.

1 . In-shop 1601 Wabash Ave 3132 W. Iles Ave In Springfield, IL Phone: (217)787-1155

2. Place your order at Subway.com 3. Ordering is easy at 217-787-1155 Please allow 24 hours’ notice for Giant Sub orders.

The Triumph Program Includes: Full continuum of services, including medical withdrawal management, residential, and outpatient care Health and wellness planning The ability to balance professional responsibilities while receiving comprehensive substance use disorder treatment About Gateway Foundation: Gateway Foundation is the largest national, nonprofit organization committed to reducing substance use and co-occurring mental health problems through effective, efficient, and personalized treatment programs.

Mindy Melton | Business Development Coordinator 217.685.4197 or 24/7 Help-Line 877.505.HOPE

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Valid at participating restaurants. Plus applicable tax. No cash value. Not for sale. Coupon must be surrendered with purchase. One time use. One coupon per qualifying item(s). Cannot be combined with promotional offers. Void if transferred, sold, auctioned, reproduced, purchased or altered, and where prohibited. Subway® is a Registered Trademark of Subway IP LLC ©2021 Subway IP LLC.


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