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L E A D | IN F LUENCE | IMPACT Chamber Core Function

UPDATE

VISIBILITY & CONNECTIONS THAT MATTER

IN THIS ISSUE 42019 Small Business Awards Recipients 4Elected Officials Reception Sept. 12 4Economic Outlook Breakfast Nov. 14

August 2019 | Volume IV | No. 4

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Because you never know the when.

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Even the best game can end in disaster. A stroke can happen anywhere — and when it does, you can count on Memorial Medical Center to be at the top of our game. Memorial is the only Springfield hospital certified as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, with an expert team fully prepared to handle any stroke case, no matter how complex. Equipped with a 24-hour neurointensive care unit and the latest lifesaving tools, Memorial is the region’s most advanced stroke care provider.

The where for stroke care.


IN THIS ISSUE

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Potential Savings on Commercial Insurance

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Energy Co-op Can Save on Utility Costs

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Elected Officials Reception

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Disagreeing Agreeably Seminar

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‘Shoes & Brews

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ON THE COVER

Message From The CEO

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Economic Outlook Breakfast Chamber to Offer Tech-Focused Expo

SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS Starting top left clockwise: New & Emerging Business Owner of the Year Cari Claussen, Country Lane Memory Care Assisted Living with presenter Lisa Bohannan; Not-for-profit Business Director of the Year Karen Sanders, Lincoln Land Community College Foundation with presenter Pam Molitoris; Lifetime Award Business Owner of the Year Shellie Jacobs,

Del’s Popcorn Shop with presenters Doug and Michael Sutton; Small Business Owner of the Year Margaret “Boony” Smith Luparell, A Storage Box with presenter Shaun Lambert.

MEMBER RECOGNITION 6-7

Ribbon Cuttings

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Welcome to our New Members

INDUSTRY FOCUS FOOD AND RETAIL 12

Fun, Healthy Food Ideas

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Member Listings

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce 501 E. Capitol Ave., Suite A | Springfield, Illinois 62701 217.525.1173 | www.gscc.org UPDATE (USPS 0703 630) is published six times a year by The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, 501 E. Capitol Ave., Suite A, Springfield, IL 62701. Periodical postage paid at Springfield, IL. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to UPDATE, 501 E. Capitol Ave., Suite A, Springfield, IL 62701.

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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

THE IMPORTANCE OF SMALL BUSINESS

New & Emerging Business Owner of the Year, Cari Claussen, Country Lane Memory Care Assisted Living. Cari and her team pride themselves on meeting the physical and emotional needs of their residents by giving the highest level of care and accommodation along with the encouragement of daily activities to stimulate their minds and memories. Country Lane takes pride in providing a safe, caring, and engaging community for their residents and their families.

Chris Hembrough President and CEO

Small businesses, however you define them, play a vital role in our economy. Over 90 percent of all businesses in the US have 25 employees or less. Eighty percent of our local Chamber members have 25 employees or less. Small businesses continue to be incubators for entrepreneurship, innovation, and employment growth. Small businesses are at the heart of our economy, which is why The Chamber hosted the 34th Annual Small Business Awards luncheon on June 18 at the Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center. The event, presented by Hickory Point Bank, recognized 34 business owners, leaders, and not-forprofit directors. Of those, four outstanding community entrepreneurs received the following awards:

Small Business Owner of the Year, Margaret ‘Boony’ Smith Luparell, A Storage Box. The central Illinois self-storage business has four locations and approximately 800 units. A Storage Box provides customers top-notch, safe, and well-cared for units with a personal touch, establishing the rapport and trust necessary for clients to trust that their belongings and memories will always be secure. Not-for-Profit Business Director of the Year, Karen Sanders, Lincoln Land Community College Foundation. Karen thrives on making a difference in the lives of others and, ultimately, strengthening the fabric of our community. She wears many hats with no two days ever looking the same. Under Karen’s leadership the foundation recently

received an $18 million gift, equaling the third largest ever given to a community college. Lifetime Award Business Owner of the Year, Shellie Jacobs, Del’s Popcorn Shop. Whether you want to satisfy your sweet tooth or find a special gift for someone you love, Del’s has a special mix of bliss and nostalgia that will take you back to those carefree days of childhood. Shellie continues to build on Del’s rich history of 85 years and brand of outstanding customer service, having recently formed a holding company that owns the intellectual property of the business, ensuring the brand will continue to thrive and grow. 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 and recipients.

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.

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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. Hon. Raylene Grischow................1st Vice Chair Circuit Court Judge

Leadership Level

HSHS Medical Group Foundation Level

Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Premier Level

U.S. Bank

Lori Milosevich.................Secretary/Treasurer Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden 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. Mark Donovan.......................... Illinois National Bank Anna Evans.........................Memorial Health System

Catalyst Level

Bank of Springfield Express Employment Professionals PNC Bank Executive Level

Bunn-O-Matic Corporation Carrollton Bank CEFCU Security Bank, s.b. Warren-Boynton State Bank

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

Appointed Members Mylas Copeland.....................................Green Toyota Volkswagen Audi Sara Wojcicki Jimenez ..........HSHS Central Illinois Division

Tiered Investors receive recognition and enhanced benefits for an additional investment. To learn more, contact Chris Hembrough at (217) 525-1173 x205 or chembrough@gscc.org.

GSCC STAFF Chris Hembrough................... ...President and CEO Lisa Schafer................Vice President - Operations David Earhart..................Vice President - Member Services Bri Coons.....................................Director of Events

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

Teri Hill........................Advertising Representative Tom Owen...................Membership Representative Heather Woomer..........................Events Assistant

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POTENTIAL SAVINGS ON COMMERCIAL INSURANCE POLICIES

RIBBON CUTTINGS ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM

Members of The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce are frequently eligible to receive a discount on their commercial property, liability, auto and workers’ compensation policies for being a member. Ask your insurance provider to see if your carrier (such as Auto Owners) offer discounts to businesses for being a Chamber member. Often the discount can save as much as 10-12% overall on the premiums and in effect pay for your membership investment.

212 N. Sixth St. (217) 558-8844

BOURN VISION WELLNESS INSIGHT 4000 Westgate Drive (217) 303-8600

CBD BOTANICALS 2538 S. Koke Mill Road (217) 588-8161 Corporate Sponsor

September 19, 2019 5:00 p.m. CROSSFIT INSTINCT

Erin’s Pavilion 4965 S. 2nd St. Springfield, IL

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301 South Grand Ave. West (217) 414-8260

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RIBBON CUTTINGS CONT’D KNIGHT’S ACTION PARK & CARIBBEAN WATER ADVENTURE 1700 Knights Recreation Drive (217) 546-8881

Welcome To Our New Members May and June 2019 Auto Club Group Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois Central Illinois Community Blood Center (Watts) CrossFit Instinct Get Around 217 Mobility Home Plate Bar & Grill (Opening Fall of 2019)

NU-VOH 400 E. Jefferson St. (217) 572-1994

OSF HEALTHCARE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF ILLINOIS 2524 Farragut Dr. (217) 528-6833

SPRINGFIELD ACCIDENT & PAIN CENTER 2035 W. Iles Ave, Suite A (217) 787-9100

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Just Above Normal, Inc. MCCO-MC Community Outreach Next Steps Coaching Nu-Voh The Oaks Golf Course Ryan Electrical Solutions (Ladage) Ryan Electrical Solutions (Ann Ryan) Springfield Pediatric Dentistry Stellar Aviation of Springfield Stuff-It Storage The Autism Program of Illinois U.S. Bank (Beaman) U.S. Bank (Dorman) U.S. Bank (Fairclough) U.S. Bank (Friedrich) U.S. Bank (Harr) U.S. Bank (Hulligan) U.S. Bank (Johnston) U.S. Bank (Maslowski) U.S. Bank (Perrin) U.S. Bank (Rahn) U.S. Bank (Sandvos) U.S. Bank (Silkowski) U.S. Bank (Vorachek) U.S. Bank (Warrens)

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ENERGY CO-OP CAN SAVE MEMBERS ON UTILITY COSTS The Chamber offers a benefit to its members that could potentially

The benefit is only available to Chamber members who receive their

save them hundreds or thousands of dollars in annual utility costs

electric and/or natural gas services through Ameren. The co-op

through a commercial energy cooperative (co-op) managed by

leverages the power of a large group to negotiate a lower commercial

CQI Associates. CQI is a reputable company that has been helping

electric and/or gas rate that a single business could not secure on its

businesses save on their utility rates for over 12 years in the Decatur

own. CQI Associates aggregates the kilowatt-hour (kWh) load of the

area.

commercial accounts, which reduces the overall cost.

The benefits your business or organization receives when you join the

The Chamber’s mission to enhance our members’ success and

commercial energy co-op include:

advocate on their behalf is met through programs like these that help

businesses reduce their overhead and allocate those dollars to other

Co-op members can expect to save about the equivalent of their July electrical bill and/or their February natural gas bill.

Members will receive a competitive rate based off current market prices

needs or their bottom line. For more information, or if you would like an estimate on what your company’s savings will be, contact David Earhart at (217) 525-1173 ext. 215 or dearhart@gscc.org, or Brian McLemore (CQI) at (217) 855-8417 or brian@cqiassociates.com.

Deregulation has sparked healthy competition. As the energy market changes in the future, the Co-op will negotiate on the members’ behalf.

The Co-op offers options to obtain up to 100% clean, renewable, wind-powered electricity.

Signing up for the service is easy and free to members.

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ELECTED OFFICIALS RECEPTION ACCESS TO LOCAL LAWMAKERS 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 12 from 5-7 p.m. at Illinois REALTORS, located at 522 South Fifth Street.

Cost to attend is $10 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. As a benefit to membership, this event is open only to members and their employees. Questions? Contact Heather Woomer at hwoomer@gscc.org or (217) 525-1173 x-201.

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

Thursday, September 12, 2019 Illinois REALTORS 522 S. Fifth St. 5-7:00 p.m.

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POWERFUL PEOPLE SKILLS SEMINAR SERIES

DISAGREEING AGREEABLY

In Partnership with Dale Carnegie Training

Whenever you have more than two people, there’s bound to be conflict. Disagreements are a natural and inevitable part of any work environment. It’s when they go unresolved that tensions rise, energy is wasted and productivity suffers. Led by Steve Garland, this seminar offers insights into your own work style and communication “hot buttons.” You will not only explore situations that challenge you most, you’ll learn to manage your emotions and to express your opinions in a productive way that leads to acceptance and agreement. Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce 501 E. Capitol Ave., Suite A Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:00 a.m. Lunch (included in fee) 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Seminar

$49 on or before September 30 $65 after September 30 Register online at www.gscc.org Questions? Contact Heather Woomer hwoomer@gscc.org or 217/525-1173 x-201

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Reduce Your Business Energy Cost!

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A new location for Springfield families As a parent, you want to choose a health care provider who has the resources and expertise to care for your child. OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois in Peoria is the only full service children’s hospital in Illinois outside of Chicago.

Join the Commercial Energy Co-op & Save Money The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce members that receive their electricity or natural gas gas from from Ameren Ameren can can join join the the Commercial Commercial Energy Energy Purchasing Purchasing Cooperative Cooperative brought brought to to you by CQI Associates. They have negotiated you by CQI Associates. They have negotiated prices prices with with licensed licensed electricity electricity and and natural natural gas gas suppliers to get the lowest rates to you. suppliers to get the lowest rates to you. Call Call CQI CQI at at 217-855-8417 217-855-8417 for for further further information. information.

With more than 140 pediatric specialists, OSF Children’s Hospital delivers the highest level of care available. Our inpatient and outpatient services treat nearly all childhood illnesses, even the most complex. The expert care at OSF Children’s Hospital is also available in Springfield. At our new location at 2524 Farragut Drive, we offer outpatient appointments as well as pre- and post-operative care in these specialties: • General pediatric surgery • Pediatric cardiology • Pediatric neurology • Pediatric neurosurgery

Learn more at osfchildrenshospital.org/withoutlimits.

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FUN, HEALTHY FOOD IDEAS FOR SUMMER CAMPING TRIPS Dining under the stars is a great family-friendly way to celebrate summer, but you don’t have to limit yourself to hot dogs and s’mores over the fire. Check out these fun ideas from Kelsi Evans, MS, RD, LDN, a registered dietitian at Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center in Springfield and Lincoln. Kelsi is an avid camper who enjoys preparing colorful, nutritious meals—even when enjoying the great outdoors. Here are some of Kelsi’s tips for creating delicious family meals over a fire: • A favorite breakfast for camping trips is pancakes in a foil pan. Mix the pancake batter in a bowl and pour into a lightly greased foil pan and grill it over the fire. Add fresh fruit, nuts or seeds for different textures and flavors. • The foil pan method can also be used for brownies. Use a sugar-free brownie mix and add light whipping cream and fresh strawberries for dessert. • Like veggies? Use thinly sliced zucchini and yellow squash with peppers, onions and potatoes in a foil packet. Season with light Italian dressing and cook over the fire. This is a great side for marinated chicken skewers. • Camping snacks can be fun and healthy, too. Consider “cowboy caviar,” which combines fresh vegetables with beans, avocado and cilantro for a non-dairy, no mayo dip for whole-grain chips or crackers. “I recommend those who are cooking over a fire to stir often, cover with foil and rotate over the flames for quick and even cooking,” Kelsi said. “The more prep you do at home, the fewer dishes you’ll have at camp,” she added. “We marinate our meats beforehand, and I make most of the cowboy caviar too. Just add diced avocados later.” Submitted by Memorial Weight Loss and Wellness Center

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MEMBER LISTINGS FOR FOOD AND RETAIL MEMBER LISTINGS BY CATEGORY

Antiques

Flea Market to Fabulous

Appliances - Sales or Service Ken’s Appliance Service Art & Framing Galleries David Bourland Gallery

Bakeries or Bagel Shops Krispy Kreme Pease’s at BUNN Gourmet Smallcakes

Bars & Taverns

Boone’s Saloon D’Arcy’s Pint Pinnacle Club Lounge Prairie State Gaming Sky Lounge

Billiards - Retail

AAA Nielsen’s Billiards

Bird Seed, Feeders & Nature Gifts Wild Birds Unlimited

Boutiques

District 23 Mercantile & Foundry DMH Salon & Boutique Itty Bitty Fashion Trunk Purple Plum Boutique

Catering

Arena Food Service, Inc. Conn’s Catering & Events 5 Flavors Catering / Secret Recipes Catering Inn at 835 Just the Basics LLC McAlister’s Deli - Iles McAlister’s Deli - Dirksen Nelson’s Catering Subway - Wabash Subway - Freedom Dr. Subway - Iles

Chocolate/Candy Shops

Trendsetters Design, Inc. True Colors Floral Artistry

Treasures for Tails, Inc.

Furniture - Hand Painted or Repurposed

Del’s Popcorn Shop, Ltd. - Sixth Del’s Popcorn Shop, Ltd. - Lindbergh

Flea Market to Fabulous

Furniture Dealers

Aaron’s Sales & Lease Aaron’s Sales & Lease Ashley Furniture Homestore Barney’s Furniture, Inc. Just Beds La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries Slumberland Furniture Springfield Furniture Direct

Gift Shops Simply Fair

Grocery Stores

County Market - Veterans County Market - Carpenter County Market - Monroe County Market - Sixth Humphrey’s Market Hy-Vee, Inc Little World International Food Market Robert’s Seafood Company

Hardware - Retail

Ace Hardware - Walnut & Wabash

Home Decor - Inside or Outside Flea Market to Fabulous

Home Food Services Schwan’s Home Service

Hot Tubs & Spas Backyard Leisure

Jewelers

Giganti & Giganti Fine Jewelry

Jewelry - Gold, Silver & Costume Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski

Lighting Fixtures - Retail

Cocoa Blue Chocolates Pease’s at BUNN Gourmet Pease’s Candy, Inc.

Central Illinois Sign Co. Springfield Electric Supply Company

Clothing

Just Beds Sleep Number Slumberland Furniture Springfield Furniture Direct

Oceans Apparel

Clothing - Men’s

Jos. A. Bank Clothiers

Coffee Houses

Pease’s at BUNN Gourmet Rise and Grind Cafe Wm. Van’s Coffee House

Mattresses

Meat - Retail or Wholesale BUNN Gourmet

Microbreweries & Wineries

Electronics - Retail

Anvil & Forge Brewing and Distilling Buzz Bomb Brewing Company Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Danenberger Family Vineyards Hand of Fate Brewing Company Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery and Eatery Sangamo Brewing Company Sheedy Shores Winery Springfield Beer Company West of Wise Winery

Florists

Capital City Music

Consignment - Services and Shops Flip Flops Consignment

Department & Variety Stores Walmart Supercenter (Dirksen) Walmart Supercenter (Freedom) Sundown One

Fifth Street Flower Shop Petals & Co Pleasant Nursery, Inc.

For more information about these members, please visit our Business Directory at www.gscc. org. Questions about your listing, please contact Teri Hill at (217) 525-1173 x208 or at thill@gscc.org.

Music Store

Pet Supplies or Gifts

Lincoln’s Doggie Delicatessen

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Popcorn

Restaurants

Alexander’s Steak House Bella Milano Boccardi’s Italian Imports Boone’s Saloon Burger King #106 - Sixth Burger King #107 - Northfield Burger King #108 - South Grand Burger King #111 - Veterans Burger King #113 - Jefferson Café Andiamo Cafe Moxo LLC Charlie Parker’s Diner The Chili Parlor (formerly The Den, Joe Rogers’ Chili) Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Cousin Eddie’s Sports Bar & Grill Cozy Dog Drive In, Inc. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center D’Arcy’s Pint Dew Chilli Parlor’s of America Dublin Pub Finley’s Tap House Fox Run Restaurant & Lounge Gabatoni’s The Grille at City Centre Hooters of Springfield, Inc. IHOP - Sunrise & Wabash La Piazza Cucina Italiana Loukinens’ on 4th Nick and Nino’s Penthouse Steakhouse Nu-Voh Olive Garden Italian Restaurant Osaka Japanese Restaurant Papa Frank’s Papo’s Cafe Parkway Cafe, Inc. Pease’s at BUNN Gourmet Pizza Ranch Public House 29 Route 66 Motorhead Bar & Grill Saputo’s Italian Foods Texas Roadhouse Westwoods Lodge Pub & Grill Yanni’s Gyros

Restaurants - Bar & Grill

The Alibi Boone’s Saloon The Brickhouse Grill & Pub The Corner Pub & Grill The Grainery Home Plate Bar & Grill (Opening Fall of 2019) 3Sixteen Wine Bar

Restaurants - Deli or Sub Sandwiches

McAlister’s Deli - Dirksen & Iles Penn Station East Coast Subs - Lindbergh & Dirksen Subway - Wabash Subway - Freedom Dr. Subway - Iles Subway - Rochester, IL

Restaurants - Fast Food Arby’s - Sixth Arby’s - Dirksen Arby’s - Veterans

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‘SHOES & BREWS IS COMING!

The time has come for The Chamber’s 3rd Annual ‘Shoes & Brews event and this is an event you don’t want to miss! ‘Shoes & Brews will feature some of Springfield’s famous horseshoes, wineries and breweries among other great varieties of local food, beverages, live music featuring Chris Camp and His Blues Ambassadors and conversation! Corporate and Supporting sponsorships for ‘Shoes & Brews are still available. Contact Bri Coons at (217) 525-1173 x216 or bcoons@gscc.org. A special thanks to our Venue Sponsor, Springfield Park District! Erin’s Pavilion 4965 S. Sixth St. Thursday, September 19, 2019 5 - 8:30 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance $20 day of event Register online at www.gscc.org Questions? Contact Bri Coons bcoons@gscc.org or (217) 525-1173 x-216.

Corporate Sponsor

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ECONOMIC OUTLOOK BREAKFAST SAVE THE DATE The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor Chase will once again offer the Economic Outlook Breakfast. Anthony Chan, Chief Economist for Chase, is the keynote speaker. Chan will review the global issues that are driving U.S. economics, discuss the latest macroeconomic trends affecting the business environment and provide an outlook for investment markets. Thanks also to corporate sponsor Hanson Professional Services, Inc., premier sponsor Comcast, and venue sponsor University of Illinois Springfield. University of Illinois at Springfield Student Union, 2251 Richard Wright Drive Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:15 a.m. breakfast buffet 8:00 a.m. program $25 on or before October 25 $35 after October 25

Anthony Chan

Register online at www.gscc.org Questions? Contact Bri Coons bcoons@gscc.org or (217) 525-1173 x-216.

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CHAMBER TO OFFER TECH-FOCUSED BUSINESS EXPO Nearly every business uses some form of technology, and The Chamber is providing members with an opportunity at a mini business expo to showcase ways their business utilizes it. Maybe you use a drone to market your products. Perhaps you serve the elderly and use technology in a way to protect their well-being. Or maybe you work in the medical field and use some form of technology to advance the state of healthcare. Your customers don’t always know what cool things your business may be doing to make their lives easier with the use of technology. While this show has a tech-focus, all members are welcome to exhibit. Members are encouraged to not only market their products and services to attendees, but also show how technology is used to enhance them. In addition to individual booths, three fifteen-minute demonstrations will be shown every hour on the show floor. Members are invited to provide The Chamber with a brief description of their demonstration, and the top three will be chosen. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a special “Performance Taco Station” will be provided by Venue Sponsor Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center, Adult beverages will also be available. Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center 3280 Northfield Drive 4 - 7 p.m. Booth Fees $200 on or before October 9 $250 after October 9 Register online at www.gscc.org Questions? Contact Bri Coons bcoons@gscc.org or 217/525-1173 x-212

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Scheels Star Uniforms of Central Illinois UNDERDOG Sports, Memorabilia & Games

Chick-fil-A White Oaks McDonald’s - Clear Lake Ave. McDonald’s - Dirksen North McDonald’s - Dirksen South McDonald’s - Jefferson McDonald’s - North Grand McDonald’s - Sixth St. McDonald’s - South Grand McDonald’s - Toronto Road McDonald’s - Wabash McDonald’s - (McGraw Enterprises)

Shoe Stores

Big R of Springfield

Shopping Centers & Malls White Oaks Mall

Tire Dealers

Discount Tire Co.

Toys

Little Lincoln’s Toy Shop

Restaurants - Mexican-American Casa Real No Way Jose’s Taco Bell Taco Gringo, Inc. - North Grand Taco Gringo, Inc. - Clocktower Taco Gringo, Inc. - Jacksonville, IL Taco Gringo, Inc. - South Grand Taco Gringo, Inc. - Taylorville, IL Tacos Pepe

Uniforms

Aramark Uniform Services Cintas Corporation

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Restaurants - Pizza

Antonio’s Pizza - Wabash Ave. Antonio’s Pizza - Lawrence Ave. Antonio’s Pizza - Toronto Road Mario’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria - Clear Lake & Mansion Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza Razzo’s Family Pizzeria Rosati’s Pizza

(309) 246-4777 www.mcdonalds.com

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Retail Stores

The Arizona Tile Company Duffy & Associates Gordmans (LIncoln, IL) Here Today Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries, Inc. Remarkable Resale

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Prices starting at $379.00/month

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