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INVALUABLE EXPERIENCES IN LEADERSHIP

October 2021 | Volume VI | No. 5

IN THIS ISSUE 4Economic Outlook Breakfast 4Energy Co-op - Still Time to Sign Up 4New Board Members Elected


Memorial Health System is now

In 1897, we were a single Springfield hospital. Today, we are one of the leading healthcare organizations in Illinois with more than 10,000 colleagues and partners serving at five community hospitals and care locations across the region. And now we have united all of them under a single name—and a new symbol. Introducing “Memorial Health.” Healthcare has changed a lot in the past century, but our mission to deliver care to the community will never change. And as one united health system, we are ready for whatever tomorrow brings. Welcome to the new symbol of health.

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Back to Business (B2B) Grant Program Chamber Served as Community Navigator

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Brianna Yost Hired As New Admin Assistant

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New Directors Elected For 2022

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GMS | BAH Schedule For Remainder of Year

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Energy Co-Op Still Time, No Cost to Sign Up

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2021 Small Business Award Recipients Announced at Luncheon

FEATURES 4

ON THE COVER

Message From the CEO Thank You

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LEADERSHIP SPRINGFIELD

Economic Outlook Breakfast Glassman to Keynote

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Leadership Springfield Class Underway Now in Its 36th Year

MEMBER RECOGNITION 5

Tiered Investors

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Ribbon Cuttings

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Welcome to Our New Members

Chamber Mission Enhance our members’ success and advocate on their behalf Chamber Vision To be the voice of business and catalyst that promotes a vibrant community and economy

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The Chamber’s Leadership Springfield program on September 30 was hosted by Levi, Ray & Shoup. In addition to a presentation from LRS, the program featured a CEO Panel made up of Mike O’Shea, O’Shea Builders; Sarah Phalen, INB; Hy Bunn, Bunn-O-Matic Corp; and Tiffany Mathis, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois.

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

THANK YOU

relationships built and the lessons learned over the last seven years.

Chris Hembrough President and CEO Nearly seven and a half years ago I stepped into my role with The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce with a deep passion for our community, for business, and for the people who make Springfield and Sangamon County a great place to live, work, and raise a family. As I wrap up my time with The Chamber, I walk away with the same passion for our community, but an even deeper appreciation for people, for the many relationships I have had the privilege of enjoying along the way. On many occasions I have said, “almost anything of great value that happens in our lives, whether personal or professional, happens through relationships.” I am more convinced of this now than any other time in my life. Life and business are all about relationships. I will forever be grateful for the

I have witnessed firsthand what I have always known to be true. Great businesses and great organizations don’t emerge by accident. Yes, they emerge and grow because they deliver great products and services, but I would contend it is about much more than the products and services, it is about people. Great businesses and great organizations don’t see people as another cog in the wheel or a commodity to be used to achieve their goals, instead, they know how to treat people, they truly value people and relationships. In my role with The Chamber, I have been afforded the unique opportunity to interact with literally hundreds of people from nearly every kind of business and organization that exists, as well as with many local, state, and federal officials. The one common denominator of those who have great respect and are known as true contributors and leaders is they value people; they treat people the right way. As I look across the landscape of our membership and community, I see so many I have had the opportunity to get to know, who have graciously given me their time,

invited me in, and reminded me of what matters most. Thank you for the lessons learned and the wisdom and insights you have passed along over the years. Last, I want to thank each Chamber member, our Board of Directors, our many volunteers, and of course, our staff. It has been my privilege to work alongside each of you. To each member, you can be certain the Chamber staff will always give you and your organization their very best. The staff is as talented a team of professionals as I have ever been around, and I have no doubt they will continue to fulfill our core functions – advocacy, delivering business resources and support, providing leadership and professional development, and offering numerous opportunities for visibility and strategic connections – each day with excellence. As always, we are grateful for our partnership and the privilege to serve you. Thank you for your continued investment in membership, the work of The Chamber, and the community at-large. And thank you for seven very good years.

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 & Chair Elect Mark Donovan..............................................................INB 1st Vice Chair Sharon Riechers.....................................................BUNN 2nd Vice Chair Kayla Edwards...........................Express Employment Professionals Vice Chair Tyler Cormeny..................................... O’Shea Builders

Leadership Level

HSHS Medical Group

Secretary/Treasurer Lori Milosevich-Lahr......................Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden

Foundation Level

Immediate Past Chair Roger Austin...............Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.

Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Visionary Level

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

U.S. Bank

At-Large Directors Jennifer Boyer...........................Springfield Clinic, LLP Chris Bullock............................... Capitol Radio Group Jennifer Call...................................................... TROXELL Mylas Copeland......Green Toyota Volkswagen Audi Dr. Ruby Davis.........................Ruby Funeral Services & Chapel, Inc. Rachel DeVries.......................... HSHS Illinois Division Michelle Eccles........... The Horace Mann Companies

Catalyst Level

Bank of Springfield PNC Bank 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.

Anna Evans.......................................... Memorial Health Josh Flanders...........Buzz Bomb Brewing Company Josh Shugart...............................................................KEB Adam Solomon........................... Solomon Colors, Inc. 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

Teri Hill..............................Advertising Representative Brianna Yost.........................Administrative Assistant

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ECONOMIC OUTLOOK BREAKFAST GLASSMAN TO KEYNOTE

James Glassman

Chase and The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce will present the 2021 Economic Outlook Breakfast on Tuesday, October 26 at Lincoln Land Community College. James Glassman, Managing Director & Head Economist of Commercial Banking for Chase, will discuss national economic data and trends and their potential impact at the local level.

and Investor Relations, as well as the Investment Bank and Government Relations groups, providing financial analysis and research. Cost for the event is $35, or $325 to sponsor a table (8 seats). Members can register at www.gscc.org. Along with Chase, Corporate Sponsor Hanson Professional Services, Premier Sponsor Comcast Business, and Venue Sponsor Lincoln Land Community College all help make this event possible.

Doors open at 7:15 a.m., with a buffet breakfast served to attendees by Lincoln Land Community College culinary students. The program begins at 8:00 a.m.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

In his role at Chase, Glassman provides market insights to help clients better understand the changing economy and its impact on their business. Mr. Glassman also works closely with the firm’s Corporate Sector, including the Chief Investment Office

Please call Jeff Holt today at

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BACK TO BUSINESS (B2B) GRANT PROGRAM CHAMBER SERVED AS COMMUNITY NAVIGATOR

not receive assistance through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) or the State’s Business Interruption Grant (BIG) program. Businesses in the hardest hit industries, as well as those located in Disproportionately Impacted Areas (DIAs) were also prioritized for funding.

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce (GSCC) served as a “Community Navigator”, providing program information, updates, and one-on-one technical assistance to many Springfield and Sangamon County businesses applying for the B2B Grant over the last two months. The application opened on August 18 and recently closed, having received over 50,000 applications from Illinois businesses. The B2B Grant program, for businesses and not-for-profit organizations impacted by COVID-19, was funded with $250 million from the American Rescue Plan Act and administered through the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The grant program prioritized businesses and organizations that did

The Chamber will continue to monitor any additional funding programs for those impacted by the pandemic. GSCC will also provide relevant updates and technical assistance for new funding programs.

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LEADERSHIP SPRINGFIELD CLASS UNDERWAY NOW IN ITS 36TH YEAR

Leadership Springfield, a program of The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, recently began its 36th annual class. Leadership Springfield exists to assist with the development of current and future leaders for area businesses, organizations, and the community at-large. Over 14 weeks this fall, participants will learn about various personality types, leadership choices, styles and roles, time management, and team building. They will also enhance their leadership capabilities by learning from some of our community’s top leaders and developing a deeper awareness of our community in the areas of Healthcare; Education; Local & State Government; Tourism; Emergency Management & Homeland Security; and Technology. Outside of regular program sessions, participants are 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 everchanging 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.

BRIANNA YOST HIRED AS NEW ADMIN ASSISTANT

Brianna Yost was hired earlier this month as The Chamber’s new Administrative Assistant. She will work in areas of the organization such as social media, communications, events, and support for the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Yost graduated in May of 2020 from the University of Illinois Springfield, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Management, with a Minor in Marketing. She worked for Country Financial for a year before joining The Chamber. Brianna’s hobbies include hiking, cooking Asian cuisine, learning about different cultures, and attending local events. Brianna and her fiancé, Jake, are planning to wed next year.

CLASS PARTICIPANTS Megan Aubuchon Flat Branch Home Loans

Nick Horton INB

Samantha Auby BRANDT, Inc.

Terrance Jordan Springfield Public School District 186

Alexandria Bailey Springfield Memorial Hospital Maryssa Bandy CEFCU Heather Bechtold Springfield Clinic, LLP Lauren Blackburn INB Kelsey Brady Carrollton Bank Areli Calderon SIU School of Medicine Dominic Campo Campo Realty, Inc. Dowin Coffy Hospital Sisters Health System

Jason King HSHS Medical Group Ambra Knox Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. Tish Leach Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois David Lee Public Market, Inc. Alex Palmer United Community Bank Ben Prevett Solomon Colors, Inc. Paige Remmert Hanson Professional Services Inc. Brileigh Sarnes CEFCU

Chantel Corrie Midwest Mission Distribution Center Adam Schmidt O’Shea Builders David Ervin The Horace Mann Companies Anthony Schuering Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP Haley Fitzgerald Security Bank, s.b. Candace Silas Lincoln Land Community College Hannah Hahn HSHS St. John’s Foundation Derrick Stevens Edward Jones Alysse Hewell TROXELL Adele Taylor Sikich LLP Allison Hogan Heartland Credit Union Jared Thoele Hanson Professional Services Inc. Dushun Hogan Cleaning General Janitorial Adam Watkins Services, Inc. Lincoln Land Community College Schyler Hollis Bank of Springfield

Jill Wilmot Girl Scouts of Central Illinois

Dane Holmes KEB

Emily Wilson BUNN

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NEW DIRECTORS ELECTED FOR 2022

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WEEK CLASSES!

As of September 17, 2021, in keeping with Chamber bylaws, Chamber members in good standing elected eight Chamber members to three-year terms, effective January of 2022, as AtLarge Directors. Congratulations to the following members who have been elected to serve either a first or second term on The Chamber Board of Directors: Katherine Battee-Freeman University of Illinois Springfield

Michelle Eccles The Horace Mann Companies

Kevin Corbin Edward Jones

Anna Evans Memorial Health

Tyler Cormeny O’Shea Builders

Ronda Folkerts Hanson Professional Services Inc.

Mark Donovan INB

John Staff Staff Carpet

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8-week courses begin Oct. 18.

www.llcc.edu/12-and-8-week-classes

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GMS | BAH SCHEDULE FOR REMAINDER OF YEAR

GOOD MORNING SPRINGFIELD (GMS) November 9, 2021 Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau December 7, 2021 Edwards Group LLC

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS (BAH) November 18, 2021 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum December 9, 2021 SIU School of Medicine If your business is interested in hosting a GMS or BAH in 2022, contact Lisa Schafer at lschafer@gscc.org or (217) 525-1173 x203.

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Hello. WELCOME

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ENERGY CO-OP

STILL TIME, NO COST TO SIGN UP 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. 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.

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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, 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, please contact Shelby Dupont with CQI Associates at shelby@cqiassociates.com or (217) 521-9400.

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Apricot Lane Boutique Arrowroot Coffee Co. Edwards Group LLC

INB LEARNING CENTER 425 S. Fourth St. Springfield, IL 62701 (217) 747-5500

Federation of Independent Illinois Colleges & Universities KEDPLASMA

THE ROOST BOUTIQUE

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Kinner & Co. Dance Studio LA Formals & Bridal Pawn King RE/MAX Professionals (Kaylin Fauley) Safelite AutoGlass Special Olympics Illinois Region H

WALMART SUPERCENTER 2760 N. Dirksen Parkway Springfield, IL 62702 (217) 522-3090

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2021 SMALL BUSINESS AWARD RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED AT LUNCHEON

The Chamber’s Annual Small Business Awards, presented by Hickory Point Bank, was held August 24 and recognized 45 nominees representing 32 businesses for their outstanding achievement in four different business categories. Congratulations to this year’s recipients, shown below.

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PRESENTING SPONSOR

NEW AND EMERGING BUSINESS OWNER

MARK DENZLER

THEO SPILMAN KRISTEN SPILMAN

ILLINOIS MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION Founded in 1893, the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association is the oldest and one of the largest state manufacturing trade associations in the United States. Its mission is to advocate, promote and strengthen Illinois’ manufacturing sector that employs 556,000 men and women and generates the largest share of the state’s economy.

NOTHING BUNDT CAKES (THE SPILMAN GROUP LLC) From “Happy Birthday” to “Just Because,” nothing says it better than a Nothing Bundt Cake. With 10 flavors, four sizes and a wide selection of handcrafted decorations, Nothing Bundt Cakes uses the finest ingredients and works to use only local suppliers. The focus is on community and employee involvement in order to make the world more joyful and celebratory. It is about so much more than cake.

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OFFICES AROUND THE COUNTRY AND IN YOUR BACKYARD

MARK FORINASH CAFE MOXO, LLC Cafe Moxo is a locally owned restaurant that is passionate about its food, service employees and community. The basic principle behind Cafe Moxo is to create a great sandwich, salad, pot pie or soup and then finish with hand-crafted desserts. It sounds simple, but it is the simple things in life that are most cherished.

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TIMOTHY B. SMITH EVAN LLOYD ASSOCIATES, INC. ARCHITECTS

3201 W. White Oaks Dr., Suite 102 Springfield, IL 62704 CHAD LUCAS

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INDUSTRY FOCUS BUSINESS SERVICES & TECHNOLOGY CATEGORY LISTINGS

Access Control Systems Audio-Visual - Sales, Service or Rental Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Building Automation Controls or Systems Business Consulting Services Business Services Cleaning Services - Commercial Collection Agencies Communications Systems - Sales & Service Computers - Equipment Dealers Computers - Network Cabling Computers - Network Services Computers - Sales, Service or Recycling Computers - Software & Services Computers - Training Consultants - Social Media Drug-Free Workplace - Policies & Procedures Electronics Recycling Employee Assistance Programs Employment - IT Services Employment - Office Services Employment - Professional Staffing Employment - Temporary Help Employment Agencies & Services Event Planning Fire & Safety Equipment - Sales & Services Garbage Removal & Recycling - Residential & Commercial Information Technology Interior Designers Mailing List Compilation Services Mailing Services Marketing Mobile Apps

Mobile Communications Motivational Services Office Equipment Office Furniture Office Supplies Payroll Services Photographers - Commercial Printer Toner and Cartridges Printers - Sales or Service Printing & Mailing - Commercial Printing Services Printing Supplies Records Management & Storage Security Equipment Security Guard & Patrol Service Security Systems & Monitoring Shredding - Paper / Products Small Business Assistance, Information & Advocacy Software Development Storage - Household & Commercial Telecommunications Telephone - Answering Services Telephone Equipment & Systems - Dealers Telephones - Cellular Training - Leadership, Professional, or Workforce Development Uniforms Universal Waste Recycling Video Conferencing Solutions Video Production Services Video Surveillance Website Services Wireless 2-Way Radio Communications

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. ALWAYS BUY CHAMBER

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DIVERSE PEOPLE. DIVERSE PROJECTS. To build something extraordinary, you need many hands and a variety of viewpoints. Hanson’s core values reflect the importance of diversity in the communities we live and work in, and we are changing our industry through student programs. We are proud to promote diversity in our community and connect youth with STEM through the Grow Our Own Minority Participation Program. Our annual Shadow Hanson event is designed to inspire high school students with an interest in STEM careers. In 2020, we launched STL Next Gen to encourage St. Louis-area minority students to pursue careers in engineering and science. Our internship program focuses on recruiting minority and female students each year, giving them opportunities to launch careers with us. These promising young minds will help shape our future. With diversity, we can build extraordinary things.

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FULL-SPECTRUM CARE • Pre-Employment Services - DOT physicals - Pre-placement physicals - Drug and alcohol testing - Respirator physicals - Pulmonary function testing - Audiograms - Immunizations • Injuries and Workers’ Compensation • Random Drug-Screen Program • Return-to-Work Center - Job site analysis - Functional capacity evaluations - Fit-for-duty assessments - Post-offer employment testing • On-Site X-Ray • Wellness Screenings and Lab Services • Mobile Medical Clinic

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Briggs, please call 217-546-0512.

John Briggs, DO, MPH, Joins Occupational Health & Wellness Springfield John Briggs, DO, MPH, received his medical degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, West Virginia. He performed an occupational and environmental medicine residency at University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Briggs offers a customized, complete package of occupational health services, including consultation, prevention, treatment and follow-up care, so employees work smarter and recover from on-the-job injuries faster.

HSHS Medical Group

Occupational Health & Wellness

HSHS Medical Group Occupational Health & Wellness - Springfield

1836 S. MacArthur Blvd. • Springfield, IL 62704 • Ph: 217-546-0512 • Fax: 217-528-9854 HSHSMGOccHealth.Springfield@hshs.org Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.