L E A D | IN F LUENCE | IMPACT Chamber Core Function
LEADERSHIP & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
IN THIS ISSUE 4Business Blast Exhibitor Section 4Economic Outlook Breakfast Nov. 14 4Industry Focus: Business Services and Technology
October 2019 | Volume IV | No. 5
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IN THIS ISSUE
Elected Officials Reception Wrap-Up
Leadership Springfield Class of 2020
Energy Co-op Can Save on Utility Costs
Board Members Elected For 2020
ON THE COVER 16 Leadership Springfield
Message From The CEO
8-10 Business Blast Exhibitor Section 17
Economic Outlook Breakfast
Karl Barnhart, Chief Marketing Officer of Brandt Consolidated, Inc., presents on the impact of agriculture on our regional economy at one of this fallâ€™s Leadership Springfield programs.
MEMBER RECOGNITION 7
Welcome to our New Members
BUSINESS SERVICES AND TECHNOLOGY 14
Five Signs Your Website is a Zombie
14-15 Member Listings
Correction from August Update
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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The following was omitted from the Industry Listings in our August issue. We apologize for this error.
Meat - Retail or Wholesale Y-T Packing
MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
BUSINESS BLAST 2019
This year’s Business Blast, a members only mini-business expo, taking place October 29, from 4 – 7 pm, at Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center, will provide opportunities for building relationships with businesses and organizations coming together under one roof to show off their goods and services. While this year’s business expo has a techfocus, businesses of all shapes, sizes, and industries will be present.
Chris Hembrough President and CEO Life experience tells me nearly everything of great value that takes place in our lives is based on relationships. Relationships really do matter…and they are the source of business development, growth, and success. In our technology filled world, which serves us well, especially when it comes to information and efficiencies, we often miss the opportunities for new face-to-face connections and relationships. One of the core functions of The Chamber is to provide members with opportunities for Increased Visibility and To Make Personal Connections That Matter. Creating new connections is crucial to any organization, big or small. Why struggle with phone calls or emails when you can join us at Business Blast, the place where face-to-face conversations are the norm and where businesses and individuals make those strategic connections?
Nearly every business uses some form of technology, and The Chamber is providing members with an opportunity to showcase ways their business utilizes it. Therefore, in addition to individual booths on the show floor, we will have several technology demonstrations. Premier Sponsors CDS Office Technologies and Levi, Ray & Shoup will provide demonstrations. CDS Office Technologies will provide a presentation on the latest regarding Ransomware and Cybersecurity, while Levi, Ray & Shoup will be demonstrating the Aware App for mobile devices. LRS worked with Rasha Said and her newly formed company Sensible Innovations to design and develop an iOS app to be an electronic guide for the visually impaired. Chamber member exhibitors have also been asked to submit a brief description of their proposed
demonstrations and several will be given the opportunity to do so. In closing, I’d like to extend my thanks to our generous Business Blast Premier Sponsors, CDS Office Technologies and Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Our Venue and Food Sponsor, Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center will be providing a Performance Taco Station, Hot Hors d’oeuvres Station, and a Dessert Table. I hope you will make Business Blast 2019 a priority! Don’t miss your opportunity to catch up with old friends and make some new ones, all while taking in the latest available technologies our businesses have to offer. 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. Hon. Raylene Grischow................1st Vice Chair Circuit Court Judge Lori Milosevich.................Secretary/Treasurer Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden
HSHS Medical Group Foundation Level
Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.
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
Michelle Eccles........ The Horace Mann Companies Anna Evans.........................Memorial Health System
Bank of Springfield Express Employment Professionals PNC 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.
Bunn-O-Matic Corporation Carrollton Bank CEFCU Security Bank, s.b. Warren-Boynton State Bank
John Staff.............................................Staff Carpet
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.
Appointed Members Mylas Copeland.....................................Green Toyota Volkswagen Audi Sara Wojcicki Jimenez ..........HSHS Central Illinois Division
GSCC STAFF Chris Hembrough................... ...President and CEO Lisa Schafer................Vice President - Operations David Earhart..................Vice President - Member Services
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Bri Coons.....................................Director of Events Teri Hill........................Advertising Representative Tom Owen...................Membership Representative Heather Woomer..........................Events Assistant
SAVE THE DATE! UPCOMING EVENTS
ELECTED OFFICIALS RECEPTION
151st Annual Gala February 7, 2020 6:00 p.m. Cocktails 7:00 p.m. Dinner 7:45 p.m. Program 8:30 p.m. Networking
Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway Springfield, IL
John Maxwell Live2Lead February 27, 2020 8:30 a.m. Dove Conference Center 619 E. Mason St. Springfield, IL
Thank you to those who attended the 4th Annual Elected Officials Reception on September 12, presented by Fehr Graham. There was a great turnout with over 140 members and elected officials in attendance. This informal reception gave members the unique networking opportunity to interact face-to-face with individuals who have been elected to serve our community. TheCHAMBERUPDATE |
RIBBON CUTTINGS BURGER KING 2901 South Grand Ave., East (217) 241-1099
CAPITOL RADIO GROUP 3501 E. Sangamon Ave. (217) 753-5400
HOPE VOCATIONAL ACADEMY 6444 S. Sixth St. Road (217) 789-1424
KINDRED HOSPICE 2815 Old Jacksonville Road, Suite 202 (217) 525-6200
160 DRIVING ACADEMY 2935 Clear Lake Ave., Suite 2B (217) 572-1881
SPRINGFIELD BEER COMPANY 3788 W. Wabash Ave. (217) 441-2780
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Welcome To Our New Members July and August 2019 160 Driving Academy Autism Home Support Services Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering and Testing, Inc. Bickford Senior Living CarMax CEFCU (McQuire) CEFCU (Taylor) Community, Walgreens Pharmacy DMH Salon & Boutique J. Garth ‘’Butch’’ Elzea, III Escape Springfield Farmers Insurance District Office Hickory Point Bank (Krell) Hickory Point Bank (Schultz) i3 Broadband Illinois Commerce Commission - Denysha Crawford Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP (Kienzler) Midwest Dental Springfield Northwestern Mutual (Conklin) Northwestern Mutual (Cook) Production Press, Inc. Schwan’s Home Service Sentinel Insect Control Laboratory Springfield Beer Company Steve Ray Plumbing Service, Inc. Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski Warren-Boynton State Bank (Flanigan) Warren-Boynton State Bank (Hermes) Warren-Boynton State Bank (Lubrant) Warren-Boynton State Bank (Pfeffer) Watts Copy Systems, Inc.
BUSINESS BLAST EXHIBITOR SECTION
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center 3280 Northfield Drive $5 admission fee This mini business expo will showcase ways Chamber member businesses
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
utilize technology. Several fifteen-minute demonstrations will be shown special “Performance Taco Station” will be provided by Venue Sponsor
Exhibit Floor Open 4 - 7 p.m.
Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center, Adult beverages will also be available. For more information, go to www.gscc.org/events.
Show Floor Demonstrations 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
periodically on the show floor. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a
Business After Hours 4 - 7 p.m.
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Springfield Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS BLAST 2019
201 200 112
BUSINESS BLAST EXHIBITOR SECTION
AmeriCall Communications Company, Inc............ 208
Save Around.......................................................... 210
CDS Office Technologies....................................... 203
Central Illinois Community Blood Center............... 205
SEA Group............................................................ 112
Central Illinois Security, Inc................................... 207
Stratus Networks, Inc............................................ 200
Dale Carnegie Training of Greater Illinois, Inc....... 211
ZG Worldwide........................................................ 103
Hallelujah Holiday Lighting.................................... 106 i3 Broadband......................................................... 209 iMechanic.............................................................. 204 Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.......................................... 206 Lincoln Land Community College......................... 110 MASCO Packaging & Industrial Supply................ 113 Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center...107-109
Commercial & Residential
Office Essentials.................................................... 101 Republic Services.................................................. 102 Ryan Electrical Solutions....................................... 202
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BUSINESS BLAST EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY Americall Communications Company, Inc. Sara Linn 447 N. Walnut St. Springfield, IL 62702 (217) 522-2255 email@example.com www.americallinc.com
Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Shannon Heisler 2401 W. Monroe St. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 793-3800 firstname.lastname@example.org www.lrs.com
Ryan Electrical Solutions Ann Ryan 4151 W. Jefferson St. Springfield, IL 62707 (217) 698-4877 email@example.com www.ryanelectricalsolutions.com
CDS Office Technologies Mark Watson 612 S. Dirksen Pkwy. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 528-8936 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cdsofficetech.com
Lincoln Land Community College Mac Warren 5250 Shepherd Road, P.O. Box 19256 Springfield, IL 62794 (217) 786-2227 email@example.com www.llcc.edu
Save Around Janine Drew P.O. Box 13403 Springfield, IL 62791 (217) 331-8963 firstname.lastname@example.org https://savearound.com
Central Illinois Community Blood Center Jim Watts 2801 S. 10th St. Springfield, IL 62703-2419 (217) 241-7546 email@example.com http://www.cicbc.org
MASCO Packaging & Industrial Supply, Inc. Jeff Dillman 290 North St. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 744-0339 firstname.lastname@example.org www.mascopackaging.com
SCORE Becky Hamilton 3330 Ginger Creek Dr., Ste. B East Springfield, IL 62711 (217) 433-0961 email@example.com www.decatur.score.org/ springfieldbranch
Central Illinois Security, Inc. Sharon Wilson 2451 W. Monroe St. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 787-4970 firstname.lastname@example.org www.centralillinoissecurity.com
Northfield Inn, Suites & Conference Center Pamela Risinger 3280 Northfield Drive Springfield, IL 62702 (217) 492-5552 email@example.com www.northfieldinn.com
SEA Group, Inc. Joe Marchizza 3901 Pintail Drive, Suite A Springfield, IL 62711 (217) 523-1717 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.seagrp.com
Dale Carnegie Training of Greater Illinois, Inc. Susan Wise 7820 N. University St., Suite 102A Peoria, IL 61614 (309) 691-6808 email@example.com www.greateril.dalecarnegie.com
Office Essentials Ayrin Hintz 4765 Industrial Drive Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 622-4491 firstname.lastname@example.org www.offess.com
Stratus Networks, Inc. Maggie Gullo 4700 N. Prospect Road, Suite B Peoria Heights, IL 61616 (217) 793-2559 email@example.com www.stratusnet.com
Hallelujah Holiday Lighting Daren & Lisa Bohannan 1009 Zepher Dr. Athens, IL 62613 (217) 636-3003 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.hallelujahholiday.com
Republic Services Mark Starr 2980 Granger Drive Springfield, IL 62707 (217) 522-7797 email@example.com www.republicservices.com
i3 Broadband Demeion Collins 602 High Point Lane East Peoria, IL 61611 (309) 670-0500 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.i3broadband.com iMechanic John Keating 1736 Wabash Ave. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 679-0617 email@example.com www.imechanic.com
ZG Worldwide Lothar Soliwon 2150 Illini Road Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 691-0554 firstname.lastname@example.org www.zgworldwide.com
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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. 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 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 Lance T. Jones Stephen R. Kaufmann Jennifer M. Martin Thomas H. Wilson Adrian E. Harless Michael T. Kokal John O. Langfelder Deanna Seward Mool 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 William J. Harrington John J. Waldman
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FIVE SIGNS YOUR WEBSITE IS A ZOMBIE
In today’s online environment, your business website is the cornerstone of your marketing plan. It’s how your customers meet you and decide whether to trust you. Studies show that 89% of people search online before making a purchase. As a busy business professional, you may not be aware that your company’s website is actually a zombie – a set of walking-dead pages that may seem to you as healthy as the day they were born. Nothing can scare away your customers like an outdated website. Not sure if your website is alive or dead? Here are five signs that your website is a monster:
1. Your Website Design is as Fresh as the Rotting Flesh of the Undead. The average lifespan of a website is less than 3 years, according to Orbit Media. What does an outdated design look like? If your site still uses Flash player, clipart, or frames, it’s time to bring it back to life. Today’s best web designs use authentic photos, easy-to-read type, clean, grid layouts and engaging illustrations. Dynamic design, beautiful photography, engaging videos, and shareable infographics will keep visitors hanging around your site and wanting more. Review your site for outdated design elements. These may be especially noticeable when you view the site on your smartphone. Talk to your web developer about solutions for the site, even if it’s just adding a few new pictures, eliminating colored fonts, and consolidating mega-menus. 2. The Website is as Friendly to Mobile Devices as Zombies are to Machetes. While desktop isn’t dead, mobile devices are everywhere, casting a zombie-like spell over people who hunch over their phones day and night. According to statista.com, more than 50% of global web traffic originates from a mobile device. If your site doesn’t translate well on a smartphone or a tablet, it may scare your customers away. Check out Google’s mobile-friendly tester: https://search.google.com/test/mobile-friendly. 3. Your Site is Slower Than Authorities Responding to a Zombie Attack. We’ve all been frustrated waiting for websites to load. How long would you wait? A report from Kissmetrics showed that 40 percent of visitors won’t wait more than 3 seconds for a site to load. If you don’t want your website to be as deserted as a graveyard on Halloween, check your site speed using Google’s Page Speed Insights. (https://developers.google.com/speed/ pagespeed/insights/). You may be able to downsize your photos or do other maintenance to buy some time in between website redesigns. 4. The Content was Last Updated When “The Walking Dead” Premiered. Content is king. Your customers visit your website expecting current, valuable information that answers their questions and solves their problems. Dig into your website and review content for any outdated services, events, defunct programs or departed employees. Think like your customer. Is the content easy to read, free of jargon and acronyms? Does it reflect your current services and your value proposition? Does it include your targeted keywords and address your customer’s pain points? Is it targeted to your customer or is it straight from your company’s brochure? Ask your company’s writers to take a stab at revising content or hire a local freelancer. Online marketing vendors like SEM Rush offer writing assistants to check for readability. 5. Updating the Website Turns Your Brains into Breakfast for Zombies. Updating your website needs to be on your weekly, or even daily, to-do list. But if you need a coding degree to use the software, you’re probably more willing to kiss a corpse than manage website content. Ask the people who maintain your site how comfortable or frustrated they are using the website software, which nowadays is called a “content management system (CMS).” Research easy-to-use CMS platforms from established companies that provide a helpdesk team. It’ll make website updates a much less frightening task. Submitted by Levi, Ray & Shoup
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LEADERSHIP SPRINGFIELD CLASS OF 2020 Leadership Springfield, a program of The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, recently began its 34th annual class. Leadership Springfield exists to assist with the development of current and future leaders for area businesses, organizations, and the community at-large. It is our goal to strengthen our community one leader at a time. Upon completion of the program, participants will be recognized and honored during our Annual Gala on February 7, 2020. Over 14 weeks this fall, participants will learn about various personality types, leadership styles and roles, leadership choices, strategic planning and team building. They will also enhance their leadership capabilities by learning from some of our community’s best leaders and developing a deeper awareness of our community in the areas of Tourism; Health Care; Education; State Government; Emergency Management and Homeland Security; Local Government, and Technology and Innovation. Outside of regular program sessions, participants will also be challenged to exercise creativity and problem-solving skills by working as teams on projects for the benefit of area not-for-profit organizations. Leadership Springfield may be more relevant today than any other time in the program’s history. When you consider our ever-changing culture, ongoing technological advances and the need for leaders to guide organizations while connecting the right people to the right priorities – great leadership is essential. We need leaders who, for decades to come, will understand how to bring people together to solve problems and not just talk about them. And, maybe most of all, we need leaders who want to and will do the right thing, even in the face of opposition. Information about this year’s class and Leadership Springfield in general can be found on the Chamber’s website.
Leadership Springfield Class of 2020 Front row, left to right: Courtney McGill, CEFCU; Lindsay Van Zele, INB; Shawn Gibbs, Hanson Professional Services, Inc.; Joey Morris, City of Springfield; Erica Austin, SIU School of Medicine; Jen Kusak, HSHS Medical Group; Shannon Piazza, The Horace Mann Companies; Melisa Galloway, Inn at 835; Kyla Kruse, Lincoln Land Community College; Tracy Celletti, Springfield Public School District 186. Second row, left to right: Matthew Maslowski, U.S. Bank; Corey Wilson, Sikich LLP; Rodney Riech, Brandt Consolidated, Inc.; Derek Hensley, State Farm Insurance; Craig McFarland, University of Illinois Springfield; Leah Farraher, CEFCU; Zach Reed, First Bankers Trust Company; Andre Curtis, Town and Country Bank; Fred Weber, Little Flower Catholic School; Matthew Overbey, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.; Adam Perschbacher, Hanson Professional Services, Inc. Third row, left to right: Robert Ellison, Memorial Health System; David Crumly, Troxell Financial; Dakota Greer, Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP; Brett Jackson, Bank of Springfield; Patrick Moore, Lincoln Land Community College; Zackery Fox, Solomon Colors, Inc.; Connor Lohse, Bunn-O-Matic Corporation; Andrew Olson, Town and Country Bank. Not pictured: Jennifer Bosaw, Heartland Credit Union; William Lunt, RSM US LLP; John Sawyer, Fehr Graham.
ECONOMIC OUTLOOK BREAKFAST JAMES GLASSMAN RETURNS The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and presenting sponsor Chase will once again offer the Economic Outlook Breakfast. We regret that circumstances beyond our control will prevent Anthony Chan, retired Chief Economist for Chase, from joining us as the keynote speaker. James Glassman, Managing Director and Head Economist of Commercial Banking for JPMorgan Chase Bank, returns as the keynote speaker. Glassman 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 Register online at www.gscc.org
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BOARD MEMBERS ELECTED FOR 2020 As of September 13, 2019, in keeping with Chamber bylaws, Chamber members in good standing elected six Chamber members to three-year terms, effective January of 2020, as At-Large Directors. Congratulations to the following members who have been elected to serve either a first or second term on The Chamber Board of Directors: Mr. Roger Austin, Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. Mr. Mylas Copeland, Green Toyota Volkswagen Audi Ms. Ruby Davis, Ruby Funeral Services & Chapel, Inc. Hon. Raylene Grischow, Circuit Court Judge Ms. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, HSHS Central Illinois Division Ms. Sharon Riechers, BUNN
Also, congratulations to the following Chamber members appointed to a one-year term, effective January of 2020: Jennifer Call, TROXELL Kayla Edwards, Express Employment Professionals Josh Flanders, Buzz Bomb Brewing Company
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