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

UPDATE

BUSINESS RESOURCES AND SUPPORT

IN THIS ISSUE 4Visibility For Non-Profit Members 42020 Board of Directors Installed 4John Maxwell LIVE2LEAD - Feb. 27

December 2019 | Volume IV | No. 6

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IN THIS ISSUE

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Chamber Events in 2020

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Your Link To Proven Chamber Brand

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Recreational Marijuana Seminar Held

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LIVE2LEAD - Chamber Offers Rebroadcast For Fourth Year

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Job Fair Offers Prime Opportunity

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Visibility For Non-Profit Members

FEATURES 4

ON THE COVER Economic Outlook Breakfast

Message From The CEO

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Join Us For The Chamber’s Annual Gala

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Meet The 2020 Chamber Board of Directors

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Powerful Visibility On Chamber Website

MEMBER RECOGNITION 5

Tiered Investors

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Ribbon Cuttings

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Welcome To Our New Members

Chamber Events in 2020 February

7th - Annual Gala 27th - John Maxwell LIVE2LEAD

April

9th - Spring Job Fair

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James Glassman, Managing Director & Head Economist, Commercial Banking from Chase addresses the large crowd at The Chamber’s annual Economic Outlook Breakfast.

Home Buying Tips To Avoid Common Mistakes

12-13 Member Listings

May

13th - State of the City Luncheon

June

23rd - Small Business Awards

July

16th - Corporate Cup Challenge Golf Outing

August

20th - Fall Job Fair

September

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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TBD - Elected Officials Reception 17th - ‘Shoes & Brews

October

TBD - Business Blast

November

TBD - Economic Outlook Breakfast

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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW YEAR

As we look forward to 2020 and fulfilling our mission, “to enhance our members’ success and advocate on their behalf,” our energy and resources will continue to be focused on our Four Core Functions:

Chris Hembrough President and CEO As we wrap up the holiday season and look forward to a new year, it is a great time to reflect on the many things for which we are grateful. It has been our privilege to work with you on important business and community issues, to represent you and make sure your collective voice has been heard. We are confident your investment in membership has provided value to you, your business, and the community at-large.

This year, as a result of your investment in membership, we have had the honor of coordinating, facilitating and leading many efforts from leadership and professional development opportunities to significant advocacy work to assisting a number of members with specific needs. We relocated our offices to the redeveloped former First United Methodist Church, a project The Chamber lead and facilitated, which will serve as a catalyst for future investment and revitalization in downtown Springfield.

Advocacy: In 2019, more than ever before, we fulfilled our role as a significant voice of and for business. As we turn the calendar to the new year, we will continue tracking local, state, and federal legislation. We will add a Public Policy Newsletter. The Chamber will weigh in with elected officials, using our Board Adopted Policy Agenda as our foundation. At times, we will encourage you to do the same. As always, we will advocate for community-wide initiatives that will make our community an even better place to live, work, and raise a family. Business Resources & Support: As we did in 2019, we will connect members to resources that reduce barriers to growth and expansion as specific needs are identified through member visits and communications. We will offer a spring and fall job fair, assistance with strategic planning, and several money saving opportunities, including but not limited to reduced energy costs through our energy co-op, and advertising discounts through negotiated deals with our many media partners.

Leadership & Professional Development: The new year will feature the John Maxwell LIVE2LEAD event, the always popular Leadership Springfield program, and ExpressTalks Celebrity Edition (formerly Refresh Leadership) in partnership with Express Employment Professionals. We will offer a number of relevant professional development and HR training opportunities, like the Powerful People Skills Seminar series and Recreational Marijuana Employment Law session offered in 2019.

Visibility and Connections That Matter: We will recognize and celebrate member and volunteer accomplishments through the Annual Gala and Small Business Awards Luncheon. You will enjoy significant marketing opportunities through the members’ only section of our website, growing social media presence, and member-to-member advertising options. We will create strategic opportunities for you to make connections that matter through events like the Economic Outlook Breakfast, Elected Officials Reception and State of the City Luncheon.

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.

At UCB, your

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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. Visionary Level

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

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............................................................INB Michelle Eccles........ The Horace Mann Companies Anna Evans.........................Memorial Health System Dr. Susan J. Koch.......................University of Illinois Springfield

U.S. Bank

Mike Murphy ............... Illinois State Representative 99th District

Catalyst Level

Brady Smith..................Zara’s Collision Center, Inc.

Bank of Springfield PNC Bank

Adam Solomon.........................Solomon Colors, Inc.

Executive Level

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

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

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

GSCC STAFF 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.

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

Chris Hembrough................... ...President and CEO Lisa Schafer................Vice President - Operations David Earhart..................Vice President - Member Services Bri Coons.....................................Director of Events Teri Hill........................Advertising Representative Tom Owen...................Membership Representative Heather Woomer..........................Events Assistant

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JOIN US FOR THE CHAMBER’S ANNUAL GALA Plan to attend The Chamber’s 151st Annual Gala on February 7, 2020 at the Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center. Business and community leaders attend this prestigious dinner and networking reception to celebrate Chamber accomplishments from the previous year, review priorities for the current year and recognize exceptional volunteer leaders. The 2020 Leadership Springfield graduates will also be recognized.

Friday, February 7, 2020 Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center 3000 S. Dirksen Parkway 6:00 p.m. Cocktails 7:00 p.m. Dinner 7:45 p.m. Program

Networking reception follows program Presenting Sponsor

Tickets are available through January 24 at the early bird rate of $60 per person ($75 after this date). Businesses can also sponsor a table of 10 for $850, which includes their name in the program (deadline to sponsor is January 17). We’re expecting another large crowd and recommend everyone register early, or buy a table and invite your staff and key clients!

Premier Sponsors

For more information, or to register, visit The Chamber’s website, www.gscc.org, or contact Heather Woomer at (217) 525-1173 ext. 201 or hwoomer@gscc.org.

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RIBBON CUTTINGS

Welcome To Our New Members September and October 2019

AUTISM HOME SUPPORT SERVICES 3130 Chatham Road, Suite A (888) 943-1921

CEDARHURST ASSISTED LIVING OF SPRINGFIELD 3520 Old Jacksonville Road (217) 742-6018

Abe’s Hideout All In One Management & Services, Inc. America Ambulance Service, Inc. Bounce Tag Hon. Tim Butler, State Representative (87th District) Centre@501 Community Connection Point Dunkin’ Donuts - Sixth St. Economic Growth Corporation Farm & Home Supply Springfield East Forefront Hallelujah Holiday Lighting HSHS Medical Group - Family Health HSHS Medical Group Anesthesiology & Perioperative Services

HUNAN RESTAURANT 1333 Wabash Ave. (217) 726-5760

KNOB HILL LANDSCAPE COMPANY 661 Camp Sangamo Road (217) 638-2949

HSHS Medical Group Family & Internal Medicine - Panther Creek HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine - Sherman HSHS Medical Group Family Medicine Rochester HSHS Medical Group Foot & Ankle Specialists HSHS Medical Group Hospitalist Program St. John’s HSHS Medical Group Intensivist Program St. John’s HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care - Springfield HSHS Medical Group Multispecialty Care, Pediatrics - Springfield HSHS Medical Group Pediatrics Specialty Clinic - Chatham HSHS Neuroscience Center Hunan Restaurant Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group

SHIELDS ACCOUNTING SERVICES 15 S. Old State Capitol Plaza (309) 648-8177

SPRINGHILL SUITES SPRINGFIELD SOUTHWEST 3921 MacArthur Blvd. (217) 789-0000

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LS Building Products Montvale Estates Moroleon Tropical Priority Care South MacArthur Rotary Club of Midtown Springfield Rotary Club of Springfield in Chatham Rotary Club of Springfield Sunrise Solid Ground Solutions, Inc. Springfield Rotary Westside Springhill Suites Springfield Southwest Staver Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. SYNERGY HomeCare of Central Illinois The CEO.Co Walk-In Clinic in Meijer

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YOUR LINK TO PROVEN CHAMBER BRAND When you’re targeting the Sangamon County business market, The Chamber can play an important role in your marketing plan. Chamber membership creates a strategic partnership that links your business with the proven chamber of commerce brand and that affiliation enhances your business credibility. Our exclusive marketing opportunities include:

UPDATE MAGAZINE The Update serves as a communication and information source to keep members current with our advocacy efforts, business issues as well as Chamber events and activities. Over 2,000 full color copies are distributed to Chamber members, business and community leaders.

WEBSITE BANNER ADS AND ENHANCED LISTINGS The Chamber’s website is a trusted source of business information and individuals visiting our site are looking for reputable businesses in the area. The website is a powerful advertising tool. An Enhanced Listing can help you stand out from your competition! Receive priority placement, add your logo, business description and more!

EUPDATE EMAIL BANNER ADS Each week, the Chamber’s eUpdate can include your marketing message. Sent to over 3,500 people, the eUpdate contains information about issues that can impact the business climate, updates on Chamber events and activities, business tips, and member news.

DIRECT MAILING PROGRAM The Chamber organizes a monthly mailing containing promotional flyers from member businesses and for upcoming Chamber events. It’s a costeffective way to advertise everything from a grand opening to the launch of a new product or service. For more information, contact Teri Hill at (217) 525-1173 ext. 208 or thill@gscc.org.

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA SEMINAR A seminar explaining how employers can prepare for the new Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act was held at the Dove Conference Center at Prairie Heart Institute earlier this month. Attorneys with Brown, Hay & Stephens presented an overview of the Act and what employers need to know for implementing changes in their policies and procedures. A representative of supporting sponsor CBD Botanicals also explained how CBD products can be offered by employers as resources to their employees. INB sponsored the lunch portion of the program. Over 60 members attended.

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CHAMBER OFFERS REBROADCAST FOR FOURTH YEAR

The Chamber, in partnership with Presenting Sponsor PNC Bank, is once again hosting The John Maxwell Company Live2Lead rebroadcast. John Maxwell’s books and events are among the best of the best. He is challenging, encouraging, and motivating, while at the same time providing a wealth of real-life insights for those who desire leadership success at the highest level. We encourage members to join us for this half-day leadership development experience that offers practical tools and takeaways from world-class leadership experts! The rebroadcast of the 2019 John Maxwell Company Live2Lead leadership event features John C. Maxwell, #1 New York Times best-selling author, coach and speaker; Marcus Buckingham, global researcher and thought leader; Angela Ahrendts, former Senior Vice President of Retail for Apple, Inc.; Rachel Hollis, #1 New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur; Chris Hogan, the leading voice on building wealth and retirement. Live2Lead will take place Thursday, February 27 from 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Dove Conference Center at Prairie Heart Institute (a hot breakfast will be served at 8:00 a.m.) Register on or before February 14 and pay $49 per person ($64 after February 14). For more information, contact Heather Woomer at (217) 525-1173 ext. 201 or hwoomer@gscc.org.

Presenting Sponsor

Partner Sponsor

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TOP LAWYERS SPRINGFIELD AREA

These LEADING LAWYERS have been recommended by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS in Illinois. Matthew J. Cate Randy S. Paswater Bernard G. Segatto III Randall W. Segatto R. Kurt Wilke Barry Hines Michael Glenn Barton 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

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 Bruce S. Bonczyk Law Office Delano Law Offices LLC Delano Law Offices LLC 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 Harrison & Held LLP HeplerBroom LLC HeplerBroom LLC HeplerBroom LLC HeplerBroom LLC HeplerBroom LLC 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 Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Kanoski Bresney Kanoski Bresney Kanoski Bresney Kanoski Bresney Kanoski Bresney Kanoski Bresney

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Comm Lit; Creditor’Rights/Commercial Collect; Real Estate: Comm; RE: Residential Creditor’s Rights/Commercial Collections ; Elder Close/Private Held; Comm Lit; Land Use/Zoning/Condemn; Real Estate: Comm Close/Private Held Business; Elder; Real Estate: Commercial Civil Appellate; Close/Private Held Business; Real Estate: Commercial Agriculture; Real Estate: Commercial; Trust, Will & Estate Agriculture; Close/Private Held; Real Estate: Comm; Tax: Indiv; Trust/Will/Estate Agriculture; Environmental; Public Utilities: Gas/Water/Electric; Real Estate: Comm Agriculture; Trust, Will & Estate Planning Employment: Mgmt; Environmental; Gov/Municipal/Lobby/Admin Family Association & Non-Profit; Trust, Will & Estate Planning Construction; ADR: Comm Real Estate/Enviro/Construction Trust, Will & Estate Planning Close/Private Held; Comm Lit; Creditor Rights/Comm Collect; Real Estate: Comm Comm Lit; Criminal Defense: DUI; Criminal Defense: Felon/Misd Civ Rights/Constitution; Employment: Employee; False Claims Act/Whistle Blower Construction; Family; ADR: Family Family Construction Bankruptcy: Indiv; Bankrupt/Workout: Comm; Comm Lit; Land Use/Zoning/Condemn Bankrupt/Workout: Comm; Close/Private Held; Comm Lit; Land Use/Zoning; Real Estate: Comm Criminal Defense: DUI; Criminal Defense: Felonies & Misdemeanors Criminal Defense: DUI; Criminal Defense: Felonies & Misdemeanors Civil Rights/Constitutional; Employment: Employee Criminal Defense: DUI; Criminal Defense: Felon/Misd; Criminal Defense: White Collar Assoc/Non-Profit; Close/Private Held; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; Trust/Will/Estate Close/Private Held; Real Estate: Comm; Tax: Business; Trust/Will/Estate Comm Lit; Election, Political & Campaign; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; Trust/Will/Estate Commercial Litigation; Gov/Municipal/Lobby/Admin Civ Appellate; Election/Political/Campaign; Family; Gov/Muni/Lobby; Trust/Will/Estate Bankrupt/WO Comm; Comm Lit; Creditor Rights/Comm Collect; Gov/Muni/Lobby; RE: Comm Trust, Will & Estate Planning Environmental Employment: Mgmt; Gov/Municipal/Lobby/Admin; PI Defense: General Class Act/Mass Tort Def; Ins/Ins Cov/Reinsurance; PI Def: Gen; Product Liab Def; Tox Tort Def Environmental Civil Appellate; Commercial Litigation Health; Med-Mal Def; PI Defense: General Commercial Litigation; Copyright/Trademark; Patent PI Defense: General; Toxic Torts Defense; Workers’ Comp Defense Gov/Municipal/Lobby/Admin; Health Employment: Mgmt; Med-Mal Def; Prof’l Malpractice Defense Personal Injury Defense: General; Prof’l Malpractice Defense Personal Injury Defense: General; Workers’ Compensation Defense Commercial Litigation; Construction; Gov/Municipal/Lobby/Admin Civil Appellate Trust, Will & Estate Planning Banking & Financial Institutions Med-Mal Def; PI Defense: General; Prof’l Malpractice Defense Comm Lit; Criminal Def: White Collar; Gaming/Casino; Gov/Muni/Lobby Civil Rights/Constitutional; Employment: Mgmt; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; School Gov/Municipal/Lobby/Admin; Insurance/Ins Coverage/Reinsurance Workers’ Compensation Personal Injury: General Personal Injury: General Workers’ Compensation Personal Injury: General Workers’ Compensation


James E. Neville Timothy S. Richards Cheryl S. Neal James A. Borland Matthew J. Maddox David R. Reid Gregory A. Scott Jared M. Scott R. Stephen Scott Ellen C. Bruce Michael M. Durr Donald J. Hanrahan Alex B. Rabin Gregory P. Sgro Timothy M. Shay Stephen J. Bochenek Michael C. Connelly E. Zachary Dinardo William R. Enlow James G. Fahey Mark H. Ferguson C. Clark Germann Lisa Harms Hartzler Stephen F. Hedinger Michael G. Horstman Jr. Brian D. Jones Jeffrey R. Jurgens John A. Kauerauf Kirk W. Laudeman James M. Morphew Lisa A. Petrilli David A. Rolf Peggy J. Ryan John R. Simpson Stephen A. Tagge Todd M. Turner Randall A. Wolter

Neville Richards & Wuller LLC Neville Richards & Wuller LLC PNC Wealth Mgmt/Estate Settlement Quinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulo Quinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulo 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 Sgro Hanrahan Durr Rabin & Bruce LLP 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 Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Sorling Northrup Wolter Beeman Lynch & Londrigan

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These EMERGING LAWYERS have been identified by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS in Illinois who are age 40 or younger OR who have been admitted to the practice of law for 10 or fewer years. Brittany Kink Toigo Ashley D. Davis Jason E. Brokaw John M. Gabala Jr. Matthew R. Trapp Michael P. Murphy Abby L. Sgro J. Tyler Robinson Esther J. Seitz Jason T.H. Germeraad Pamela E. Hart Benjamin M. Sgro Joshua J. Watson

Barber Segatto Hoffee Wilke & Cate LLP FeldmanWasser Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC HeplerBroom LLC HeplerBroom LLC Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen PC Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Scott & Scott PC Scott & Scott PC Sgro Hanrahan Durr Rabin & Bruce LLP Sorling Northrup

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Family Civil Rights/Constitutional; Family Gov/Municipal/Lobby/Admin Civil Appellate; Comm Lit; Copyright/Trademark; PI Def: General Civil Appellate; Commercial Litigation; Gov/Municipal/Lobby/Admin Insurance/Ins Coverage/Reinsurance; PI Defense: General; Product Liability Def Crim Defense: DUI; Crim Def: Felon/Misd; Environmental; Family; PI Def: General False Claims Act/Whistle Blower; Health; Med-Mal Def Advertising & Media; Copyright & Trademark; Gov/Municipal/Lobby/Admin Bankruptcy: Individual; Commercial Litigation; Foreclosure Defense Bankrupt/Workout: Comm; Elder; Family; RE: Residential; Trust/Will/Estate Personal Injury: General; Real Estate: Comm; RE: Residential; Workers’ Comp Family

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HOME BUYING TIPS TO AVOID COMMON MISTAKES Buying a home can be overwhelming — it’s just not something people do every day. Whether you’re buying your first home or your third, here are a few tips to keep in mind to avoid some common mistakes and items many home buyers overlook. Don’t Over Extend Your Budget Think long term — what expenses will you have in 10 years? What about 15? While you don’t have a crystal ball, you can still plan ahead by considering your future.

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“One of the key items our Home Loan team encourages buyers to think of is to be sure to look ahead several years, and consider more than just the purchase price of the home and current taxes and insurance,” says Jeff Ambrose, Manager of CEFCU’s Iles Avenue Member Center in Springfield. Will you have room for expenses like childcare, a new vehicle, or future home maintenance? What about saving for retirement? Or, if you’re thinking of moving into a rural area, have you factored in your likely higher transportation costs if you’re farther from your work? Simply be sure to consider current and potential future budget needs.

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Get Familiar with the Area Where You’re Buying If you’re not familiar with the area where you are buying, it’s a good idea to drive around and check out the neighborhood. For example, “If there are a large number of ‘for rent’ or ‘for sale’ signs, that could indicate high turnover in the area,” says Ambrose. Are nearby streets quiet, or are they busy and crowded? If there are neighbors outside, try talking with them to get a better idea for what living there is really like. Also, consider future improvements that might happen in the area. While you may love the location today, you could feel differently if a major commercial space begins to develop near you. Avoid Getting the Wrong Loan Let’s face it, there are dozens of choices: adjustable or fixed rate, 15-, 20-, 30 year terms, federal assistance options, and more. Then, there’s also the down payment. If you’re buying your first home, have you researched special first-time home buyer programs and loan options that may be available? Choosing the right home and mortgage is a key to success. Take time to research and understand all your options, plus think about your current and future needs. By doing so, you can find the home and loan that best fits your situation. Submitted by CEFCU

MEMBER LISTINGS FOR

BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES Agricultural Lending

Banks - Business Development

Farm Credit Illinois U.S. Bank Warren-Boynton State Bank

Banks

Hickory Point Bank PNC Bank U.S. Bank Warren-Boynton State Bank

Alliance Community Bank Bank & Trust Company Bank of Springfield Carrollton Bank JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Commerce Bank First Bankers Trust Company Hickory Point Bank INB Marine Bank Peoples Bank & Trust PNC Bank Rochester State Bank Security Bank Town and Country Bank Town and Country Financial Corporation U.S. Bank United Community Bank Warren-Boynton State Bank West Central Bank Williamsville State Bank and Trust

Banks - Commercial Lending Hickory Point Bank PNC Bank U.S. Bank Warren-Boynton State Bank

Credit Unions

CEFCU Credit Union 1 Heartland Credit Union Illinois Educators Credit Union Land of Lincoln Credit Union

Employee Benefits

BPC Benefits Planning Consultants Quorum Consulting Group

Finance Companies

Citizens Finance of Illinois Growth Corp One Main Financial Services Sage Finance Group SomerCor World Finance Corporation

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Financial Planning - Insurance CEFCU

Financial Services

Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. CEFCU Clearway Wealth Management Country Financial - Megan Henley Brown Agency Davis Financial Group Edward Jones Forsyth Insurance Group, Inc. Lion Financial Merrill Lynch Northwestern Mutual PNC Bank Robert Gordon & Associates, Inc. Security Bank Sikich Financial Skinner, Copper and Ehmen Wealth Management Slagle Financial TROXELL U.S. Bank

Insurance

AARP Allstate Insurance Company American Central Insurance Services, Inc. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.


MEMBER LISTINGS

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.

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Auto Club Group Bailey Family Insurance Blue Cross Blue Shield Country Financial - Megan Henley Brown Agency Dimond Bros. Insurance Agency, Inc. Farmers Insurance Group Formea Insurance Group, Inc. Forsyth Insurance Group, Inc. Gillmore-Allen Insurance Agency, Inc. Health Alliance Medical Plans The Horace Mann Companies Insurance Partners, Inc. Lee/O`Keefe Insurance Agency, Inc. Northwestern Mutual PNC Bank Preston Insurance Agency SB Financial Services, Inc. Security Bank Snyder & Snyder Insurance Agency State Farm Insurance TROXELL Waters Agency, Inc.

Insurance - Bonding TROXELL

Insurance - Financial Services Farmers Insurance District Office Northwestern Mutual Prudential SB Financial Services, Inc. State Farm Insurance

Insurance - Health, Dental, Life or Disability American Central Insurance Services, Inc. Davis Financial Group Delta Dental of Illinois HealthMarkets Insurance Agency Memorial Choice Meridian Health Plan Northwestern Mutual Simplete TROXELL

Insurance - Long Term Care, Senior Health & Life American Republic Insurance Services

Insurance - Property & Casualty American Central Insurance Services, Inc.

Investment Services

Clearway Wealth Management GBA Financial KEB Asset Management, LLC L. A. Burton & Associates Merrill Lynch SB Financial Services, Inc. Skinner, Copper and Ehmen Wealth Management U.S. Bank Wells Fargo Advisors

Investments - Precious Metals The Gold Center, Inc.

Loans

Cash Store

Mortgages

CEFCU Flat Branch Home Loans INB Marine Bank PNC Bank Regions Mortgage Security Bank Town and Country Banc Mortgage Services, Inc. Warren-Boynton State Bank

Retirement Planning Merrill Lynch Retirement Defenders Security Bank U.S. Bank

Wealth Management

ACB Wealth Management Bank of Springfield (Jones) KEB Asset Management, LLC Marine Bank Trust & Investment Management Merrill Lynch PNC Bank SB Financial Services, Inc. Security Bank Skinner, Copper and Ehmen Wealth Management Troxell Financial U.S. Bank

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JOB FAIR OFFERS PRIME OPPORTUNITY

VISIBILITY FOR NON-PROFIT MEMBERS

The Chamber and Title Sponsor Express Employment Professionals are offering employers an opportunity to find qualified candidates for openings in their businesses or organizations at its Greater Springfield Spring Job Fair on Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Springfield Convention Center.

Non-profit organizations are an important part of our community that address social issues and other important matters within our society. Recent tax law changes have likely impacted donor donations for many nonprofits, and The Chamber recognizes the funding challenges these members face. As a small way to assist them, we are extending two opportunities to nonprofits for additional visibility:

For a booth space fee of $150 ($175 after March 20), Chamber member companies can screen large numbers of candidates in a short period of time. The event is promoted extensively via print, radio and social media to bring quality applicants in front of employers. Hundreds of job seekers of all ages attend the Chamber job fairs each year with companies frequently reporting high satisfaction with their results.

• Recognition in the Chamber’s eUpdate: At least one time per

month, The Chamber provides a spotlight on a local, Chamber member non-profit. Non-profits need to complete a form and provide a logo to The Chamber, and are recognized in the order in which we receive information.

• Recognition at Business After Hours or Good Morning Springfield:

Member hosts of these events have the opportunity to highlight a Chamber member non-profit of their choice at the event. Host businesses choose from a list of non-profits who are members in good standing.

Find your next great employee at the Greater Springfield Chamber Job Fair! Register online at www.gscc.org/events. For more information, contact Heather Woomer at 217-525-1173 ext. 201 or hwoomer@gscc.org. Title Sponsor

We hope our members recognize the impact our local non-profits have on our community, and that this assistance raises awareness for our member non-profits. Contact Lisa Schafer at lschafer@gscc.org for more information.

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POWERFUL VISIBILITY ON CHAMBER WEBSITE! Members of The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce have access to an exclusive online marketing tool called the Member Information Center (MIC). The MIC is the members’ only section of the Chamber website and it gives members greater control over their business and brand name.

Each member has their own web page on The Chamber’s website with the following options available:

• • • • Your listing on our website enhances your overall Search Engine • Optimization (SEO). In fact, Google loves chamber websites. It • knows they consist of credible business information and aren’t trying • to cheat their system. Larger Chamber sites are often very powerful • and robust, so a direct link back to the member’s website is an • authoritative and trusted reference point for search engine relevancy. It tells Google your site is also important by association. In fact, search engine optimization experts believe a unique advantage of being a chamber member is how it positively impacts your SEO. Members can take full advantage of this linkage to their chamber by optimizing their online listing.

Business contact and representative information Website link Links to social media Business description Hours of operation Map link and driving directions Online bill pay center and event registration Access to additional chamber resources Submit requests to post Hot Deals, job postings, events and member news

If you don’t already have your username and password to access the MIC, please contact David Earhart at The Chamber at (217) 525-1173 ext. 215 or dearhart@gscc.org.

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