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Lead • Influence • Impact

April 2018 Volume III No. 2

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• Business Blast Exhibitor Guide • Increased business advocacy in 2018 • Cyberthreats for small business on the rise

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CONTENTS Features On the Cover

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Message from the CEO

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Cyberthreats for small business on the rise

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Increased business advocacy in 2018

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LaHood talks Tax Reform with The Chamber

Business professionals participate in the largest Speed Networking event last year.

To be a catalyst that helps create a strong, growing economy through talent, leadership and collaboration.

Tom Gihl......................................Immediate Past Chair

Illinois National Bank

At-Large Directors Roger Austin.......................Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc.

State of the City Luncheon May 10

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‘Shoes & Brews returns this summer

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Get away from the office July 12 for Chamber’s Corporate Cup Challenge

Dr. Charles Lucore..................HSHS St. John’s Hospital

Leadership Springfield graduates Class of 2018

Mike Murphy......................MPM Restaurant Consultants

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Floor Plan

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Exhibitor List

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Exhibitor Directory

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Speed Networking at Business Blast

Member Recognition 20

Ribbon Cuttings

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Welcome to our New Members

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Advertiser’s Index

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With online image affecting business, companies turn to review management

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Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden

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Business Services, Technology & Education

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33rd Annual Small Business Awards

Industry Focus

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It’s as simple as ABC...Always Buy Chamber

Our Vision:

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Jennifer Gill................................................1st Vice Chair

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Enhance our members’ success and advance our economy.

Express Employment Professionals

John P. McCarthy..........................................Chair-Elect

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Business Blast

Our Mission:

Executive Committee Jim Britton.................................................................Chair

News & Events

Wayne Utterback/The Chamber

GREATER SPRINGFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2018 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The current state of backups for small and medium-sized businesses

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Jennifer Boyer...............................Springfield Clinic, LLP Dr. Ruby Davis..............................Ruby Funeral Services

& Chapel, Inc.

Raylene DeWitte Grischow...........................Hinshaw &

Culbertson LLP

Pamela Frazier.....................................All In One On-Site

Wash & Detail

Dr. Susan J. Koch............University of Illinois Springfield Eloise L. Mackus.........................................Security Bank Greg Matthews...........................Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Brady Smith...........................Zara’s Collision Center, Inc. Adam Solomon...............................Solomon Colors, Inc.

Appointed Member John Staff........................................................Staff Carpet

GSCC STAFF Chris Hembrough........................President and CEO Lisa Schafer....................Vice President - Operations David Earhart......................Vice President - Member Services Bri Coons.............................................Events Manager Teri Hill.............................Advertising Representative Tom Owen.........Membership Sales Representative Wayne Utterback............Communications Manager Cassie Veach......................................Events Manager

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce 1011 S. 2nd Street Springfield, Illinois 62704 217.525.1173 | www.gscc.org UPDATE (USPS 0703 630) is published six times a year by The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, 1011 S. Second Street, Springfield, IL 62704. Periodical postage paid at Springfield, IL. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to UPDATE, 1011 S. Second Street, Springfield, IL 62704.

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Message from the CEO

Relationships make the world go ‘round

I am a firm believer that almost anything of great value that takes place in our personal and/or business lives is based on relationships. Relationships make the world go ‘round…and they are the source of business development, growth, and success. In our technology filled world, which serves us very well, especially when it comes to information and efficiencies, we often times miss the opportunities for new relationships that lead to success. Creating new connections is crucial to any business, big or small. Why struggle with phone calls or emails when you can spend an afternoon and evening at the one place where faceto-face conversations will be the norm and where businesses and individuals will make connections for growth and success. Business Blast is a new event, a mini-business expo, taking place on April 25, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre. Business Blast will provide you with a great opportunity to build relationships, with businesses and organizations coming together under one roof to show their products and services to countless attendees. Exhibitors will find Business Blast as an excellent opportunity for increased exposure to the entire Chamber membership. However, Business Blast is not the only event at the Wyndham on April 25. We are offering a day full of opportunities, including Speed Networking, Business Blast, and Business After Hours. Prior to the 3 p.m. kick-off of Business Blast, we will host our

always popular Speed Networking event from 9 – 11 a.m. Speed Networking is limited to 110 participants, so register today by calling our office at (217) 525-1173, or visit our website at www.gscc. org. Business After Hours begins at 4 p.m. as a part of Business Blast. I’d like to extend my thanks to our generous Business Blast sponsors, Premier Sponsor, CQI Associates, our Partner Sponsors, Davita and Republic Services, our Chris Hembrough Venue Sponsor, The Wyndham President and CEO Springfield City Centre, and our Speed Networking Sponsor, The Greater Springfield McDonald’s McGraw Enterprises, Chamber of Commerce Inc. In this edition of our Update Magazine, you will find a listing of all the participating businesses and organizations, as well as an exhibitor map. Make Business Blast a priority! Don’t miss your opportunity to be where everyone else will be on Wednesday, April 25.

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Cyberthreats for small business on the rise Chamber To Hold Seminar May 2 When people hear the words “cyberattacks” and/or “cybersecurity”, most of us think that’s a problem that large corporations deal with – it will never be a problem for my business. However, several local businesses had their computer networks compromised in the last year. Not only did it cost their business thousands of dollars - it cost them several weeks of disruption to fix and fully secure their data. There are several types of cyberattacks, with the most common being: identity-theft where thieves steal credit card information, social security numbers, and passwords; hacking where individuals gain access to computer networks and download information or install computer viruses; ransomware where computer bandits gain control of your network and demand payment before giving back control to the owner. Many times, gaining access is as easy as sending bogus emails to employees to click links that look valid, or weak policies regarding password criteria or sharing of passwords. Cyberattacks are growing at an alarming rate, both in number and sophistication. The vulnerability of small businesses is also increasing because many times they don’t have IT policies or safeguards in place to protect themselves, and hackers also use them as a conduit to bigger fish – the larger corporations with which they do business. As business owners and leaders, it’s our responsibility to protect our customers’ data as well as our own. The expense to respond to an attack is usually staggering – the average cost is $200 per customer record and higher for banks and health-related businesses – and some businesses never recover from the financial burden and business interruption it causes. That’s why The Chamber is offering a seminar on how business leaders can protect their organizations. Representatives from premier sponsors PNC Bank and Levi, Ray & Shoup, as well as partner sponsor Heyl Royster, will cover the following and more: •

Business email compromise, account takeover, and ransomware

New lawsuits affecting businesses involving cybersecurity

What to do if your company suffers a data breach

Anatomy of a cyberattack

How hackers bypass the defenses

Penetration testing & vulnerability testing

Technical infrastructure setup for the best defense

The event will be held May 2 from 7:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Dove Conference Center at Prairie Heart Institute. Breakfast is included in the $45 event fee.

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This issue will not go away, so if you haven’t protected your business, begin the process of reducing your risk of a cyberattack. Register to attend at The Chamber’s website, www.gscc.org.

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Business Blast Exhibitor Guide

PREMIER SPONSORS

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES Speed Networking 9 - 11 a.m.

PARTNER SPONSORS

Exhibit Floor Opens 3 - 7 p.m. Business After Hours 4 - 7 p.m.

VENUE SPONSOR

It’s as simple as ABC…Always Buy Chamber Whenever possible, members are encouraged to purchase their products and services from their fellow Chamber members. Membership in The Chamber makes a statement that you care about and support your community! You and your employees reside in the community and the quality of life of that community matters. Chamber membership is an investment in your business and a commitment to the success of our area’s 4

future growth, progress and well-being. To contribute toward community improvement and to promote civic pride, all members are strongly encouraged to find ways to do business with other likeminded businesses that also support our community. Business-to-business buying makes sense! It helps create jobs and grow the local economy.

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EXHIBITOR LIST Springfield Chamber of Commerce BUSINESS BLAST 2018

Affordable Shred and Storage.......................... 217 Alice Campbell Staffing..................................... 210 Audibel Hearing Center.................................... 118 Bella Milano....................................................... 114 Capital City Property Management.................. 201 CDS Office Technologies.................................. 206 CEFCU................................................................ 208 Cooper’s AlleySide............................................. 104 CQI Associates, LLC.......................................... 100 Crowne Plaza Springfield.................................. 207 Davita ................................................................. 212 Ed Clark Photography & Music Services.......... 119 GoWeb1.............................................................. 110 Illinois Educators Credit Union........................ 205 Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc...................................... 101 Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRS........................................ 214 CHAMBERUPDATE |

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Maids “R” Us, Inc............................................... 209 MASCO Packaging & Industrial Supply........... 117 Orangetheory Fitness........................................ 102 ProHub............................................................... 216 Rassik Complete Recovery, Inc......................... 109 Republic Services............................................... 211 RK Dixon............................................................ 219 Sangamo Club.................................................... 112 Spavia Day Spa................................................... 200 Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau....... 218 Springfield Supportive Living........................... 213 Springfield Wellness Center.............................. 222 Supplement Superstores................................... 215 Wyndham Springfield City Centre.................... 111

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EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY Affordable Shred and Storage

Cooper’s AlleySide

Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc.

Alice Campbell Staffing

CQI Associates, LLC

Lincoln Land Championship presented by LRS

Audibel Hearing Center

Tom Schreyer 3327 Terminal Ave. Springfield, IL 62707 (217) 525-1206 tom@affordableshred.com www.affordableshred.com

(located inside King Pin Lanes) 3115 E. Sangamon Ave. Springfield, IL 62702 (217) 993-1196 info@cooperstreatside.com www.cooperstreatside.com

Jean Campbell 2121 W. White Oaks Dr., Suite D Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 793-5522 jean@acstaffing.com www.acstaffing.com

Brian McLemore 55 Barnes Dr. Decatur, IL 62526 (217) 855-8417 brian@cqiassociates.com www.cqiassociates.com

Kate Peters 2966 Baker Dr. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 670-2910 kpeters@brunoeventteam.com www.lincolnlandchampionship.com

Rick Reynolds 2347 W. Monroe St. Springfield, IL 62702 (217) 793-3333 Rick@audibel.us www.audibel.com

Crowne Plaza Springfield

Jason Thoron 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 529-7777 jthoron@cpspringfield.com www.cpspringfield.com

Maids “R” Us, Inc.

Bella Milano

Davita

MASCO Packaging & Industrial Supply

Steve Palmer 4525 Wabash Ave. Springfield, IL 62711 (217) 547-0011 spalmer@bellamilanos.com www.bellamilanos.com

Cathy Pavolko 600 N. Grand Ave. West Springfield, IL 62702 (Office) 217-528-4094 cathy.pavolko@davita.com www.davita.com

Capital City Property Management Glenna Winters 3126 S. 6th St. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 679-1234 gwinterscapitalcitypm@gmail.com www.capitalcitypm.net

CDS Office Technologies Mark Watson 612 S. Dirksen Pkwy. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 528-8936 mwatson@cdsofficetech.com www.cdsofficetech.com

CEFCU

Veronica McQuire 2424 W. Iles Ave. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 546-0076 vmcquire@cefcu.com www.cefcu.com

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Dick Levi 2401 W. Monroe St. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 793-3800 www.lrs.com

Tina Johnson P.O. Box 13231 Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 757-8872 maidsrusinc@yahoo.com www.maidsrusinc.com

Jeff Dillman 290 North St. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 744-0339 jeff@mascopac.com www.mascopackaging.com

Ed Clark Photography & Music Services

Orangetheory Fitness

GoWeb1

ProHub

Ed Clark 960 First St. Sherman, IL 62684 (217) 652-3686 edclark@icloud.com www.edclarkphotography.com

Mark Roberts 1028 S. Grand Ave. West Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 241-8554 theteam@goweb1.com www.goweb1.com

Illinois Educators Credit Union Alisha Stair 1420 S. 8th St. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 528-2642 astair@iecumember.org www.iecumember.org

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Cami Kern 2450 W. Wabash Ave. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 953-0054 studio0805@orangetheoryfitness.com www.orangetheoryfitness.com/

Everett Grady (847) 946-7237 everett.grady@prohubdata.com www.prohubdata.com

Rassik Complete Recovery, Inc. Anita Chandra 1201 S. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 210-2353 anitachandra@rassik.net www.rassik.net

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EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY Republic Services

Mark Starr 2980 Granger Dr. Springfield, IL 62707 (217) 522-7797 mstarr@republicservices.com www.republicservices.com

RK Dixon

Jackie Kelly 2912 Stanton St. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 529-7899 jkelly@rkdixon.com www.rkdixon.com

Sangamo Club

Jim Repeta 227 E. Adams St. Springfield, IL 62701 (217) 544-1793 ext. 109 jrepeta@sangamoclub.net www.sangamoclub.net

Spavia Day Spa

(coming soon in September!) Laura Carmody 3110 W. Iles Ave. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 718-4600 laura@spaviaspringfield.com www.spaviadayspa.com

Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau

Caitlin Justice 109 N. 7th St. Springfield, IL 62701 (217) 789-2360 ext.5527 Caitlin.justice@springfield.il.us www.visitspringfieldillinois.com

Springfield Supportive Living

Jennifer Heaton Buhlig 2034 Clear Lake Ave. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 522-8843 jenniferh@springfieldslf.com www.springfieldsupportiveliving.com

Springfield Wellness Center Nick Silveri 1000 S. Durkin Dr. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 726-0422 nsilveri1@hotmail.com www.WellnessSpringfield.com

Supplement Superstores

Jake Katnik 2302 Wabash Ave. Springfield, IL 62704 (217) 679-2096 Jkatnik@SupplementSuperstores.com www.supplementsuperstores.com

Wyndham Springfield City Centre The Grille 700 E. Adams St. Springfield, IL 62701 (217) 789-1530 kfurman@wyndhamcitycentre.com www.citycentrecuisine.com

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Speed Networking at Business Blast

With typically over 90 participants, this is The Chamber’s largest Speed Networking event of the year! It offers businesses extensive exposure and the opportunity to develop new leads in a structured, fast-paced format. Participants are assigned to a table of up to nine other people and each attendee has two minutes to make a presentation about their company and product or service. Each person gives their presentation four times to a different group of prospects. Deadline to register is Friday, April 20. To register or for more information, please contact Bri Coons at (217) 525-1173 ext. 216 or bcoons@gscc.org.

BAR OPEN: 11:00 A.M. TO 10:00 P.M. BREAKFAST: 6:30 A.M. TO 11:00 A.M. DINNER: 4 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M.

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LaHood talks Tax Reform with The Chamber

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Congressman Darin LaHood talks to guests during a roundtable discussion on the topic of Tax Reform held on February 22.

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Chamber hosts manufacturing event

The Chamber hosted a meeting for local manufacturers to provide them with information about local training opportunities specific to their industry. Governor Bruce Rauner addressed the group about his agenda regarding workforce and other business-related issues.

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Increased business advocacy in 2018 One of The Chamber’s four core functions is our role as the leading voice OF and FOR business, as one of THE organizations that will stand in the gap to influence pro-business, pro-growth policies and procedures while opposing those that are not.

On March 2, The Chamber submitted a letter to the Mayor and Aldermen on behalf of our members and board of directors opposing the proposed new natural gas tax which was defeated by the Springfield City Council, 9-0, on March 6, 2018.

At the beginning of 2018, we promised to track local, state, and federal legislation and inform members of how it may impact their business and our community. We promised to inform and guide them when action is needed, and to provide the necessary information and most effective ways to take such action. We’ve done all of the above and more, significantly increasing our advocacy efforts during the first quarter of 2018, which we’re recapping here:

The Chamber provided members with summary information, as well as contact information, encouraging members to contact representatives opposing The Wage Lien Act (HB4324).

The Chamber Board adopted its 2018 Policy Agenda which can be found on our website at gscc.org/pages/advocacy. The Chamber worked with the private sector development community including the Capital Area REALTORS, the Springfield Area Home Builders Association, engineers and developers, to request amendments to the City of Springfield’s new Comprehensive Plan. The Chamber Development Policy Council (DPC) was concerned parts of the plan could be used by future administrations to prohibit development, and by growing voices opposed to development and capital investment. After sharing our concerns with the Mayor and Aldermen, the adoption of the plan was delayed in order to work on the appropriate amendments. The DPC worked with City staff and the Springfield/ Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission, crafting the amendments and the new Comprehensive Plan was approved by the Springfield City Council on January 16, 2018. The Chamber informed its members, particularly restaurant owners and operators, of the reported (by the SJ-R) potential for a City dine-in Tax. The Chamber encouraged members to attend the City’s first budget workshop on January 18 to stay informed and be involved in the process. Many attended the workshop during which Alderman Chuck Redpath acknowledged their presence and then assured them the reported potential dine-in tax would not happen.

The Chamber shared our support of the Fair Maps Amendment (HJRCA0043) and supported the ongoing effort to turn the process over to an independent non-partisan panel. The Chamber joined The Illinois Chamber of Commerce for a press conference sharing the recent TRIP Transportation report findings, including the need for a clear plan to address our deteriorating infrastructure, specifically our roads and bridges. The Report can be found on our website at http://business.gscc. org/TRIPreport. The Chamber hosted several events with elected officials, including a Tax Reform Roundtable with Representative Rodney Davis, a Legislative Update with Representative Darin LaHood, and a Manufacturing Roundtable, hosting Governor Bruce Rauner for a presentation and a question and answer session. For updates on other advocacy efforts, visit our website at www.gscc.org.

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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 Bernard G. Segatto, III Randall W. Segatto R. Kurt Wilke Barry Hines Michael Glenn Barton 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 John E. Stevens 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 Edward W. Dwyer Katherine D. Hodge Lance T. Jones Stephen R. Kaufmann Jennifer M. Martin Thomas H. Wilson Adrian E. Harless Michael T. Kokal Theresa M. Powell Gary S. Schwab Daniel R. Simmons Edward R. Gower Raylene DeWitte Grischow William P. Hardy James M. Lestikow Michael D. Morehead Russell L. Reed J. William Roberts Charles R. Schmadeke Robert E. Wagner Todd A. Bresney Ronald J. Kanoski Stephen Scott Morrill James E. Neville Timothy S. Richards Robert G. Wuller, Jr. Cheryl S. Neal James A. Borland Matthew J. Maddox David R. Reid

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Comm Lit; Creditor Rights/Commercial Collect; Real Estate: Commercial; RE: Residential Close/Private Held; Comm Lit; Land Use/Zoning/Condemn; Real Estate: Commercial Close/Private Held; Elder; Real Estate: Commercial Civil Appellate; Close/Private Held; Real Estate: Commercial Agriculture; Real Estate: Commercial; Trust/Will/Estate Agriculture; Close/Private Held; Real Estate: Commercial; Tax: Individual; Trust/Will/Estate Employment: Mgmt; Environmental; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin Family Association & Non-Profit; Trust/Will/Estate Construction; ADR: Commercial Real Estate/Enviro/Construction Trust/Will/Estate Close/Private Held; Comm Lit; Creditor Rights/Commercial Collect; Real Estate: Commercial Comm Lit; Criminal Defense: DUI; Criminal Defense: Felonies/Misd Civil Rights/Constitutional; Employment: Employee; False Claims Act/Whistle Blower Construction; Family; ADR: Family Family Construction Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin Bankruptcy: Individual; Bankrupt/Workout: Comm; Comm Lit; Land Use/Zoning/Condemn Bankrupt/Workout: Comm; Close/Private Held; Comm Lit; Land Use/Zoning/Condemn; RE: Comm Criminal Defense: DUI; Criminal Defense: Felonies/Misd Criminal Defense: DUI; Criminal Defense: Felonies/Misd Civil Rights/Constitutional; Employment: Employee Criminal Defense: DUI; Criminal Defense: Felonies/Misd; Criminal Defense: White Collar Association/Non-Profit; Close/Private Held; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; Trust/Will/Estate Close/Private Held; Real Estate: Commercial; Tax: Business; Trust/Will/Estate Comm Lit; Election, Political & Campaign; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; Trust/Will/Estate Comm Lit; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin Civil Appellate; Election/Political/ Campaign; Family; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; Trust/Will/Estate Bankrupt/Workout: Comm; Comm Lit; Creditor Rights; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; Real Est: Comm Trust/Will/Estate Environmental Environmental Environmental Employment: Mgmt; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; PI Defense: General Class Act/Mass Tort Def; Ins Coverage/Reinsurance; PI Def: General; Product Liab Def; Tox Tort Def Environmental Civil Appellate; Comm Lit Health; Med-Mal Defense; PI Defense: General Product Liab Defense; Toxic Torts Defense Employment: Mgmt; Med-Mal Defense; Prof’l Malpractice Defense PI Defense: General; Prof’l Malpractice Defense PI Defense: General; Work Comp Defense Comm Lit; Construction; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin PI Defense: General; Work Comp Defense Civil Appellate Trust/Will/Estate Banking Med-Mal Defense; PI Defense: General; Prof’l Malpractice Defense Comm Lit; Criminal Defense: White Collar; Gaming & Casino; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin Civil Rights/Constitutional; Employment: Mgmt; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; School Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; Insurance Coverage/Reinsurance Personal Injury: General Personal Injury: General Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin Med-Mal Defense; PI Defense: General; Product Liab Def; Transportation Def; Tox Tort Def Med-Mal Defense; PI Defense: General; Product Liab Defense; Toxic Torts Defense PI Defense: General; Real Estate: Tax Trust/Will/Estate PI Defense: General; Product Liab Defense Med-Mal Defense; PI Defense: General; Prof’l Malpractice Defense Tax: Business; Tax: Individual; Trust/Will/Estate

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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

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

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Adoption & Reproductive Technology; Family Appellate; Family; Trust/Will/Estate Family; Personal Injury: General Bankrupt/Workout: Comm; Close/Private Held; Tax: Business; Tax: Individual; Trust/Will/Estate Trust/Will/Estate; Workers’ Compensation Real Estate: Assoc/Condo; Real Estate: Commercial; Real Estate: Residential Social Security Disability Workers’ Compensation Land Use/Zoning/Condemn; Real Estate: Commercial; Workers’ Compensation Personal Injury: General; Personal Injury: Prof’l Malpractice; Workers’ Compensation Assoc/Non-Profit; Close/Private Held; Labor: Mgmt; Real Estate: Commercial; RE: Residential Close/Private Held; Real Estate: Commercial; Real Estate: Tax; Tax: Business; Trust/Will/Estate Close/Private Held; Health Association & Non-Profit; Banking; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin Civil Appellate; Employment: Mgmt; PI Defense: General Banking; Close/Private Held; Mergers & Acquisitions Close/Private Held; Mineral & Natural Resource; Real Estate: Commercial Health Animal; Environmental; Mineral & Natural Resource Association/Non-Profit; Close/Private Held; Real Estate: Commercial; RE: Residential; Tax: Indiv Banking; Close/Private Held; Employee Benefits; Real Estate: Commercial Election, Political & Campaign; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin Close/Private Held; Employment: Mgmt Med-Mal Defense; PI Defense: General; Prof’l Malpractice Def; Transportation Def Election, Political & Campaign; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin Comm Lit; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin; Land Use/Zoning/Condemn; Real Estate: Commercial Agriculture; Comm Lit Family Tax: Individual; Trust/Will/Estate Banking; Close/Private Held; ADR: Comm Lit; Real Estate: Commercial; Tax: Business Banking; Close/Private Held; Real Estate: Commercial

These EMERGING LAWYERS have been identified by their peers to be among the TOP LAWYERS in Illinois who are age 40 or younger OR who have been admitted to the practice of law for 10 or fewer years. Brittany Kink Toigo

Barber Segatto Hoffee Wilke & Cate

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Ashley D. Davis

FeldmanWasser

217.544.3403 Civil Rights/Constitutional; Family

Jason E. Brokaw

Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC

217.525.1571 Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin

John M. Gabala, Jr.

Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC

217.525.1571 Civil Appellate; Comm Lit; Copyright/Trademark; PI Defense: General

Abby L. Sgro

Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC

217.525.1571 Crim Defense: DUI; Crim Defense: Felonies/Misd; Environmental; Family; PI Defense: General

Matthew R. Trapp

Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC

217.525.1571 Civil Appellate; Comm Lit; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin

Jessica L. Galanos

HeplerBroom LLC

217.993.7159 Agriculture; Civil Appellate; Civil Rights/Constitutional; Comm Lit; PI Defense: General

Joshua J. Houser

HeplerBroom LLC

217.993.6076 Environmental

Michael P. Murphy

HeplerBroom LLC

217.993.7156 Insurance Coverage/Reinsurance; PI Defense: General; Product Liab Defense

Esther J. Seitz

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

217.528.7375 Advertising & Media; Copyright/Trademark; Gov/Muni/Lobby/Admin

Colleen R. Lawless

Londrigan Potter & Randle PC

217.544.9823 Employment: Employee; Family; Personal Injury: General

Christopher D. Galanos

Quinn Johnston Henderson Pretorius & Cerulo

217.753.1133 PI Defense: General; Work Comp Defense

Jason T.H. Germeraad

Scott & Scott PC

217.753.8200 Bankruptcy: Individual; Comm Lit; Foreclosure Defense

Pamela E. Hart

Scott & Scott PC

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

Benjamin M. Sgro

Sgro Hanrahan Durr Rabin & Bruce LLP

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

Joshua J. Watson

Sorling Northrup

217.544.1144 Family

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33rd Annual Small Business Awards

Help us celebrate local small business owners The Chamber’s 33rd Annual Small Business Awards, presented by Hickory Point Bank, recognizes area small business owners for their outstanding achievements in five different categories: •

Not-For-Profit Business Director of the Year

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New & Emerging Business Owner of the Year

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Small Business Owner of the Year

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Lifetime Award –Business Owner of the Year

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Outstanding Civic Involvement – Business Owner of the Year

Over 150 small business owners have been recognized at this event over the past 32 years. Small businesses are an essential part of our community. Over 80 percent of our Chamber membership consists of small businesses with less than 25 FTE employees. Supporting the work of small business owners helps our local economy and

community. The luncheon provides a great opportunity to network with your clients and friends. This is our opportunity to honor the most outstanding entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hard work and innovation have created and promoted a successful and growing business in the Springfield area. We’ll celebrate the qualified nominees’ accomplishments and successes on Tuesday, June 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Springfield. Reservations are $30 per member ($40 per member after June 1), Table sponsorships are available for $375 and include promotion in the event program. Deadline for reservations is Monday, June 11.

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For more information about this event, contact Bri Coons at bcoons@gscc.org or (217) 525-1173 ext. 216.

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State of the City Luncheon May 10

Local leaders will gather May 10 for a City of Springfield status report at the Chamber’s annual State of the City Luncheon. Mayor Jim Langfelder will review accomplishments and challenges of the past year, outline priorities for the upcoming months, and provide the administration’s perspective on the City’s outlook.

Presented by the Commercial Real Estate Network of the Capital Area REALTORS, the event will be held Thursday, May 10 at the President Abraham Lincoln Springfield – A DoubleTree by Hilton, beginning promptly at 11:30 a.m. Premier sponsor for this event is Comcast. Tickets purchased on or before Friday, April 20 are $30, and after that the fee increases to $40. Table sponsorships are also available that include 10 seats and your company’s name printed in the luncheon program. Register for the luncheon at www.gscc.org or contact Cassie Veach at (217) 5251173 ext. 212 or cveach@gscc.org.

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LEADERSHIP We stand out. of combined local owners,

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BUSINESS SERVICES, TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION With online image affecting business, companies turn to review management A company’s reputation can be made or broken online. With the advent of UrbanSpoon, Yelp, TripAdvisor, and other review-based platforms, customers have been quick to share their experiences, praising or complaining in turn. These candid reviews are actively impacting businesses - both for better and for worse.

reviews can damage consumer trust. Even nonexistent reviews can hurt online reputation. After all, if no one has written about a business or agency, consumers don’t know what to expect. Without that foundation of trust, a consumer will likely choose another option for doing business.

In today’s digital generation, more than 90 percent of customers research a company online before making a purchase. This fact alone makes online feedback critical to generating business.

Here’s where review management comes in. Knowing that customer feedback plays such a large role in forming online reputation, many marketing companies have started to provide services that capitalize on customer feedback. Here’s what they do:

A Matter of Trust Positive reviews and high star ratings tend to cultivate consumer trust, and consequently, better business. Indeed, 68 percent of customers are more likely to trust a company with positive online reviews, and star rating has been shown to be the number one factor in choosing a business. That can make a significant difference in a competitive market. Conversely, negative or outdated

Cultivating a Positive Online Reputation

1. Gather feedback automatically. Marketing companies will start by streamlining the process of gathering customer feedback. Often, this means setting up a simple, automated survey that will collect customer sentiment after important experiences: after dining out, a finished project, or some other special business transaction.

2. Sort sentiment accordingly. If the feedback that a customer provides on the survey is positive, the customer will automatically be encouraged to leave an online review on a highly visible site. If the feedback is negative, customer service will be notified immediately. This will help the company to salvage the experience of the unhappy customer and protect the reputation of the business. 3. Market customer reviews. Companies can then use the abundance of customer reviews as testimonials to fuel marketing campaigns. They can feature exceptional reviews on platforms like Facebook or LinkedIn. Overall, the digital generation is already actively engaged with online reviews. Review management simply acts as a tool for businesses looking to guide that process to their own advantage. Submitted by GoWeb1.com

MEMBER LISTINGS FOR BUSINESS SERVICES, TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION For more information about these members, visit our Business Directory at www.gscc.org. Audio-Visual - Sales, Service or Rental

Binding & Printing Services

Background Screenings

Binding, Laminating, Paper Shredding Equipment & Supplies

Premiere Audio Visual Inc. - Mr. Bob Rutter Thirdwave Data/Comm, Inc. - Mr. Chris Oury

Identi-Check, Inc. - Mr. Micah R. King Midwest DNA & Drug Testing, Inc. - Ms. Dana Clinard MBA

Banquet Halls & Meeting Rooms

MyBinding.com - Mr. Ed Schainker

Business Brokerage

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum - Ms. Patty Knepler Comfort Inn & Suites - Mr. Joseph Council Cooper’s Alley Side - Ms. Kendra Cooper Crowne Plaza Hotel - Mr. Alan Filer Inn at 835 - Ms. Julie Downs La Quinta Inn & Suites - Mr. John Sexton Loukinens’ on 4th - Ms. Laurie Loukinen New Salem Roots - Ms. Rachelle Reincke Panther Creek Country Club - Ms. Whitney Hubbard Route 66 Hotel and Conference Center - Mr. Anoop ‘’Snoop’’ Kataria Sangamon Prairie Reception Center - Ms. Paula J. Staab-Polk Wyndham Springfield City Centre - Ms. Emily Mitchell

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R & R Bindery Service, Inc. - Mr. Nick Graham

Transworld Business Advisors of Central Illinois - Mr. Scott Wilson

Business Consulting Services

Dimensional Growth LLC - Mr. Joe Radloff Financial Keepers, LLC - Ms. Evelyn Ivy Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP - Mr. Stephen L. Povse Manpower - Mercedes Werries Marjorie Communications - Ms. Rebecca Gordon MPM Restaurant Consultants - Mr. Mike Murphy YCN Media - Mr. Matt Minder ZG Worldwide Consultants - Mr. Lothar E. Soliwon

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BUSINESS SERVICES, TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION Business Services

Computers - Training

Corporation Service Company - Mr. Tom Kabarec Illinois workNet Center - Ms. Anne Schneider Innovate Springfield - Ms. Katie Davison Office Services, LLC - Mr. Raghu Raghuraman Synergetic Solutions, Inc. DBA Your Corner Office, Inc. - Ms. Melissa Hamilton

Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Mr. Richard Levi

Consultants - Government Affairs Accelerant Health - Ms. Andrea Danes Cook-Witter, Inc. - Mr. Randall F. Witter

Cleaning Services - Commercial

Consultants - Information Technology

Collection Agencies

Consultants - Social Media

Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP - Mr. Stephen L. Povse King Technology, Inc. - Mr. Micah King Lead IT Corporation - Mr. Ram Talluri Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Mr. Richard Levi Marucco, Stoddard, Ferenbach & Walsh, Inc. - Mr. Darrell A. Stoddard MCS - Mr. Jesse D. Coultas SEA Group, Inc. - Mr. Joe F. Marchizza Sensible Innovations - Ms. Rasha Said Sikich Technology - Mr. Don Nims

Cardinal Cleaning LLC - Mr. R. Adam Springer Maids R Us, Inc. - Ms. Tina L. Johnson Maintenance Supply Corp. - Ms. Jennifer Wagner Military Sherry’s Cleaning Service - Ms. Sherry Mitchell Office Pride - Mr. Douglas Snell Pioneer Building Maintenance, Inc. - Mr. Steve Lowder Solid Ground Solutions, Inc. - Mr. William Bishop IV Sparc - Mr. Greg O’Connor Wyzard Cleaning Service, Inc. - Ms. Lisa Wyzard

ContentWorks LLC - Mr. Michael Turley Corporate Team Building Escape Springfield - Ms. Rebecca Henderson

Pro Com Services of Illinois, Inc. - Ms. Connie M. Matrisch

Computers - Equipment Dealers

King Technology, Inc. - Mr. Micah King Micropower Computer Systems - Ms. Elsie Fox

Delivery Services

Unishippers - Mr. Barry Jensen

Computers - Network Cabling

Digital Recording / Dictation and Transcription

Heart Technologies, Inc. - Ms. Sheila Feipel Prairie Telecom Services, Inc. - Mr. Jason Blackburn SEA Group, Inc. - Mr. Joe F. Marchizza Thirdwave Data/Comm, Inc. - Mr. Chris Oury

Computers - Network Services

Nelson Systems Inc. - Mr. Douglas Nelson

Drone Services

Measure: Midwest UAS Technologies - Mrs. Jackie Reiser

GFI Digital - Mr. Adam Reiss Hanson Information Systems, Inc./Family Net - Ms. Karen H. Pletsch Heart Technologies, Inc. - Ms. Sheila Feipel KB Computer Consulting, Inc. - Mr. Karl L. Backs King Technology, Inc. - Mr. Micah King Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Mr. Richard Levi LRS Web Solutions - Mr. Jeff Enlow MCS - Mr. Jesse D. Coultas Sikich Technology - Mr. Don Nims

Computers - Sales, Service or Recycling BLH Computers - Mr. Brian Dickerson

Computers - Software & Services

King Technology, Inc. - Mr. Micah King MCS - Mr. Jesse D. Coultas Sikich Technology - Mr. Don Nims Vervocity Interactive - Ms. Michelle Schuckman

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Education

Cathedral School - Mr. Tony Cerveny Midwest Technical Institute - Ms. Shelia Wilson Sangamon County Regional Office of Education - Mr. Jeff Vose Springfield Education Association - Ms. Crysta Weitekamp Springfield Learning Center - Mr. John Champaign

Fingerprinting

FIRM - Mr. David Stover Fire & Safety Equipment - Sales & Services A.E.C. Fire - Safety & Security, Inc. - Mr. John E. Archer Getz Fire Equipment Company - Mr. Rod Getz Garbage Removal & Recycling - Residential & Commercial Lake Area Disposal Service, Inc. - Mr. Rex A. Jaronske Republic Services - Mr. Mark Starr Legal Marketing and Referral Leading Lawyers - Mr. Scott C. Anderson

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BUSINESS SERVICES, TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION Locksmiths

Starfleet Lock & Safe, Inc. - Mr. Gene Gyure Mailing List Compilation Services Modern Mailing & Printing, LLC - Mr. Ron Kamerad O’Connor Mailing Service, Inc. - Mr. Jack Marinelli

Mailing Services

Modern Mailing & Printing, LLC - Mr. Ron Kamerad O’Connor Mailing Service, Inc. - Mr. Jack Marinelli Quicksilver Mailing Services - Mr. Frank X. Farley

Marketing

Capitol Radio Group - Mr. Tom Nankival Central Illinois Marketing - Mr. Scott Moss Client Focused Media - Mr. Gene White CMFI Group - Mr. Dave Seei Constant Contact - Ms. Alison Bubly DCC Marketing - Ms. Kara Demirjian Huss Sentext Solutions - Mr. John Zak Targeted Marketing Resources - Ms. Larissa Hansen

Mobile Apps

Bee Chosen Marketing + Mobile Apps - Mr. Shawn Mayernick Springfield Emojis - Mr. Timothy Wallin

Office Rentals

Office Services, LLC - Mr. Raghu Raghuraman

Payroll Services

PFA Tax and Accounting Professionals - Mr. Ryan Nowakowski

Safes - Commercial & Gun

Starfleet Lock & Safe, Inc. - Mr. Gene Gyure

Schools

Ball-Chatham Community Unit School District No. 5 - Dr. Doug Wood Benedictine University at Springfield - Ms. Michelle Koppitz Blackburn College - Mr. Steve Morris Capital Area Career Center - Ms. Jodi Ferriell The Goddard School of Springfield - Ms. Barbara Burrows Greenville University - Ms. Renae Bauer Hope - Mr. Clint Paul Illinois College - Ms. Marcia K. Short Lawrence Education Center - Ms. Kathi Lee Lincoln Land Community College - Dr. Charlotte Warren Lutheran High School - Mr. Glenn Rollins Midwest Technical Institute - Ms. Shelia Wilson Regional Office of Career & Technical Education (R.O.C.T.E.) - Ms. Mary Jo Wood Robert Morris University - Ms. Mary Wienhoff SIU School of Medicine - Dr. Jerry E. Kruse Springfield Public School District 186 - Ms. Jennifer Gill University of Illinois Springfield - Dr. Susan Koch

Schools - Private/Parochial

Blessed Sacrament School - Mrs. Kathy Wear Cathedral School - Mr. Tony Cerveny Christ the King School - Ms. Pamela Fahey Sacred Heart-Griffin High School - Sister Katherine O’Connor St. Agnes Catholic School - Sr. M. Joan Sorge Trinity Lutheran Church and School - Ms. Pam Sausaman

Security Equipment

SEA Group, Inc. - Mr. Joe F. Marchizza Starfleet Lock & Safe, Inc. - Mr. Gene Gyure

Photographers - Commercial

Flynn Photography, Inc. - Mr. Danny Flynn Nathan Michaud Photography - Mr. Nathan Michaud

Security Guard & Patrol Service

Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. - Mr. Ken Hollis

Printing & Mailing - Commercial

Modern Mailing & Printing, LLC - Mr. Ron Kamerad O’Connor Mailing Service, Inc. - Mr. Jack Marinelli

Printing Services

Capitol Blue Print, Inc. - Mr. Brad Books Color World of Printing - Mr. Bobby Hawes Frye-Williamson Press, Inc. - Mr. Lynn Serena Martin One Source - Mrs. Sherry Feagans Modern Mailing & Printing, LLC - Mr. Ron Kamerad O’Connor Mailing Service, Inc. - Mr. Jack Marinelli Premier Print Group - Mr. Bill Williams

Records Management & Storage

Bekins Van Lines/Springfield Van and Storage Co. - Ms. Evelyn B. Wanless Hillier Records Management Company - Mr. Thomas R Swift Shred-It - Mr. Kevin Kuberski 18

Security Systems & Monitoring

Central Illinois Security, Inc. - Mr. Scott Parker Heart Technologies, Inc. - Ms. Sheila Feipel Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. - Mr. Ken Hollis Young’s Security Systems, Inc. - Mr. Jim Havey

Shredding - Paper / Products

Affordable Shred and Storage - Mr. Tom Schreyer Shred-It - Mr. Kevin Kuberski

Small Business Assistance, Information & Advocacy Illinois Small Business Development Center at LLCC - Mr. Kevin Lust SCORE - Mr. John C. Bury U.S. Small Business Administration - Ms. Valerie Ross

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BUSINESS SERVICES, TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION Speakers

Video Surveillance

Capitol City Speakers Bureau - Mr. Mike Klemm

BARBECK Communications Group, Inc. - Mr. Matthew A. Beck Central Illinois Security, Inc. - Mr. Scott Parker King Technology, Inc. - Mr. Micah King Young’s Security Systems, Inc. - Mr. Jim Havey

Storage - Household & Commercial

A Storage Box - Ms. Boony Smith Luparell Bekins Van Lines/Springfield Van and Storage Co. - Ms. Evelyn B. Wanless Hillier Storage & Moving Co. - Agent for Allied Van Lines - Mr. Thomas R. Swift

Website Services

Title & Escrow Companies

Allied Capital Title, LLC - Ms. Kim Young Chicago Title Insurance Company - Mr. Eric Campbell Cornerstone Title Groupe LLC - Ms. Bev Brauer Illinois Real Estate Title Center, LLC - Ms. Dana Lyons Prairie Land Title - Ms. Leigh Ann Hughes

Training - Leadership, Professional, or Workforce Development

Dale Carnegie Training of Greater Illinois, Inc. - Mr. Steve Garland Illinois workNet Center - Ms. Anne Schneider Lincoln Land Community College - Dr. Charlotte Warren LLCC Capital City Training Center - Ms. Paula Luebbert

Uniforms

Aramark Uniform Services - Mr. Phil Mckinney Bright Star Scrubs & Uniforms - Ms. Tammy Hearn Cintas Corporation - Ms. Kimberly Welsh

AnalyticL Inc. - Mr. Jon Thomas Energized Graphics - Ms. Brandy Riley e-websmart.com - Ms. Michelle Tjelmeland GoWeb1.com - Mr. Mark O. Roberts III Hanson Information Systems, Inc./Family Net - Ms. Karen H. Pletsch hibu - Ms. Jane Mosey-Nicoletta King Technology, Inc. - Mr. Micah King Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. - Mr. Richard Levi LRS Web Solutions - Mr. Jeff Enlow MCS - Mr. Jesse D. Coultas O3 Internet Consulting, Inc. - Ms. Carol Kneedler Vervocity Interactive - Ms. Michelle Schuckman

Correction from February Issue:

The following businesses were accidentally omitted from last month’s Update.

Contractors – Residential Construction Buraski Builders, Inc. – Frank Buraski Hasara Construction – John Stites Michael von Behren Builder, Inc. – Kim Morris

Video Production Services

Crowdson Creative - Mr. Brian L Crowdson The Storyteller Studios - Mr. Josh Hester WICS-TV NewsChannel 20 (ABC) - Mr. Rick Lipps

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and this should be kept in mind. Most organizations backup just their files when the reality what they really need is a backup of their entire system. Full system backups can be restored in hours. Just having your files available can take days to get back up and running. When systems are down, recovery time is crucial. Many times, new customers of ours completely fail our audit of their backups and they are shocked. We may find backup software is indeed installed on the server but it has either never run or has not run in a very long time. The issue with managing backups is just that. You have to actually take the time to manage them. There is no backup technology that can be setup and forgotten about while still maintaining

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a high degree of confidence that it will continue to work properly. Ideally, hard drives would never crash, and disasters would never happen. Nevertheless, I have seen organizations come to my company after a data loss after they thought they had backups but when the time actually came to rely on them, they were useless. We partner with a company that offers data recovery in a clean room, but this service can easily be thousands of dollars and there is definitely not a 100 percent success rate. This option is the absolute last resort. Self-managing your own backups can be a great way to save money but keep in mind that you must not only check your backup plan regularly, but your restoration plan as well. Submitted by MCS 19


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Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum 212 N. Sixth St. (217) 558-8844

Buzz Bomb Brewing Company 406 E. Adams St. (503) 975-3804

District 23 830 S. Grand Ave. West (217) 679-1352

Keller Williams Capital 3435 Liberty Dr., Suite D (217) 610-8573

Outback Steakhouse 2590 Wabash Ave. (217) 523-2815

Xfinity Store by Comcast 3405 S. Freedom Dr. (800) 934-6489

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AAA Nielsen’s Billiards Joe Nielsen 2601 Taylor Ave. Springfield, IL 62703 T: (217) 585-1660 http://www.joerackem.com Billiards – Retail Anvil & Forge Brewing and Distilling Mike Zerkle 619 E. Washington St. Springfield, IL 62701 T: (217) 416-8054 http://www.anvilandforge.com/ Microbreweries & Wineries

E. E. Thomas Garage, LLC John Thomas 1140 W. Jefferson Springfield, IL 62702 T: (217) 787-0115 Automobile Repair & Service

Nathan Michaud Photography Nathan Michaud Springfield, IL T: (217) 502-0990 http://www.nathanmichaud.co Photographers – Commercial

Executive Transportation Kate Mann 900 Capitol Airport Drive Springfield, IL 62707 T: (217) 523-5466 http://www.etlimos.com Limousine Services

The November Rose Comp Willa Waters 975 S. Durkin Drive Suite P Springfield, IL 62704 T: (217) 624-0015 http://tnrc.massagetherapy.com Massage Therapy

Aperion Care Capitol Kim Spencer 555 W. Carpenter St. Springfield, IL 62702 T: (217) 525-1880 https://aperioncare.com/ Nursing Homes & Retirement Centers

Feldco Windows, Siding & Doors Katie Tamburo 125 E. Oakton Des Plaines, IL 60018 T: (708) 437-4100 https://www.4feldco.com/service-areas/ springfield/ Windows & Doors - Sales & Service

ATI Physical Therapy South West Joe Williams 2308 W. Wabash Ave. Springfield, IL 62704 T: (217) 241-0380 http://www.atipt.com Physical & Occupational Therapy

Fresenius Kidney Care - Koke Mill Home Therapies Matthew Caldwell 2550 S. Koke Mill Springfield, IL 62711 T: (217) 546-9853 http://www.freseniuskidneycare.com Dialysis Services

Bendsen Signs and Graphics, Inc. Steve Miller 1506 E. McBride Decatur, IL 62526 T: (217) 877-2345 http://www.bsg1946.com Signage

The Goddard School of Springfield Barbara Burrows Springfield, IL 62704 T: (314) 598-6796 http://www.goddardschool.com Schools

Bright Star Equestrian Centre Dana Ingle 13922 State Highway 97 Petersburg, IL 62675 T: (217) 502-3390 http://www.brightstarequestriancentre.com Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy

Village of Jerome Michael Lopez 2901 Leonard Springfield, IL 62704 T: (217) 546-2203 https://www.villageofjerome.com/wp/ Government / Government Officials

CareLink Kerri Hartman 1999 Wabash Ave. Suite 202 Springfield, IL 62704 T: (877) 884-8480 http://www.carelinkhomeservices.com Home Health Services

Just the Basics LLC Madison Hannah 15 S. Old State Capitol Plaza Springfield, IL 62701 T: (217) 789-7239 Catering

Cintas Corporation Kimberly Welsh 2015 Eagle Road Normal, IL 61761 T: (309) 454-6737 http://www.cintas.com Uniforms DADA Vending Allen Lott Springfield, IL 62704 T: (217) 303-3571 Vending Machines

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Lincoln Land ABATE Charissa Reed P.O. Box 5774 Springfield, IL 62705 http://www.abate-il.org/lincolnland/ Associations

Robert ‘Chick’ Fritz, Inc. Mike Sullivan 1000 Hazel Dell Road Springfield, IL 62703 T: (217) 529-8200 http://www.robertchickfritz.com/ Beverage Distributors Smallcakes Jody Thomas 2300 Wabash Ave. Springfield, IL 62704 T: (217) 679-0683 http://www.smallcakescupcakery.com Bakeries or Bagel Shops Southern Wine & Spirits of Illinois/ Midstate Division Mark Chiapetto 4700 Industrial Drive Springfield, IL 62703 T: (217) 585-9770 http://jobs.southernwine.com/ Liquor & Wine – Wholesalers Supplement Superstores Jake Katnik 2302 Wabash Ave. Springfield, IL 62704 T: (217) 679-2096 http://www.supplementsuperstores.com Retail Stores Visiting Angels Rod Lane 2800 Montvale Drive Suite G Springfield, IL 62704 T: (217) 299-2928 http://www.visitingangels.com Home Health Services

M.E.R.C.Y. Communities, Inc. Amy Voils 1344 N. Fifth St. Springfield, IL 62702 T: (217) 753-1358 http://www.mercycommunities.org Social Services

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‘Shoes & Brews returns this summer

The time has come for The Chamber’s 2nd Annual ‘Shoes & Brews event in July and this is an event you don’t want to miss! Last year, ‘Shoes & Brews brought over 650 people out to Erin’s Pavilion for a night of networking and fun! This event will again feature some of Springfield’s top horseshoes, wineries and breweries among other great varieties of local food, beverages, live music and conversation!

must be at least 21 years of age. ‘Shoes & Brews is an opportunity to relax and enjoy an evening of catching up with friends and colleagues.

The event will be held at Erin’s Pavilion on Thursday, July 19 starting at 5 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend, but you

Join The Chamber and great friends in making memories for years to come!

Sponsorships for ‘Shoes & Brews are now available. Sponsorships are limited, so contact Bri Coons today at (217) 5251173 ext. 216 or bcoons@gscc.org to learn more about how your business can take advantage of this amazing opportunity!

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

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Mitch Hudson

OWNER/OPERATOR

Agency Sales Manager

t: 217-679-8844 1001 Lejune Drive Springfield, IL Seating for 260

Office (217) 679-3342

Party Rooms – Reserve one today!

Catering for 5 to 500

Ask about our Community Impact Nights to benefit your organization or individual cause

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Cell (217) 732-9126

Medicare supplement Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans Dental insurance Long-term care

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Short-term convalescent care Life insurance Annuities

Advertise on The Chamber’s website or in the eUpdate!

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Get away from the office July 12 for Chamber’s Corporate Cup Challenge The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s 23rd Annual Corporate Cup Challenge Golf Outing will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Piper Glen Golf Club. The Corporate Cup Challenge features Springfield area businesses competing against one another in a shotgun start, scramble format. Teams have their choice of a morning (7:30) or afternoon (12:45) tee time.

SPONSORS

The Chamber’s Corporate Cup golf outing awards prizes in multiple scoring flights. The top three teams in each flight will walk away with fantastic prizes, but only the best of the best will win the right to display the Corporate Cup Challenge traveling trophy for the year! Major sponsors of the outing include CEFCU, Health Alliance and O’Shea Builders. Sponsorships are still available but filling up quickly. For more information or to download a registration form, visit the Event Calendar on the Chamber website, www.gscc.org, or contact Cassie Veach at (217) 525-1173 ext. 212 or cveach@gscc.org.

Leadership Springfield graduates Class of 2018

Chamber members are invited help us celebrate the Leadership Springfield Class of 2018 at its graduation ceremony on May 23 at the Northfield Inn & Suites. Over 35 local up-and-coming leaders will be recognized as having completed the comprehensive training that includes leadership development activities, community tours, and group projects. Certificates will be presented to this year’s graduates, and the 2018 recipient

of the Distinguished Alumni Award will be recognized. A keynote address will be given by Habeeb Habeeb, motivational speaker and CEO & President of BPC. Graduation sponsors Memorial Health System and Springfield Electric Supply Company encourage members to join the current class, alumni and supporters of Leadership Springfield for this inspirational evening. Cost to attend is $35. To register for the event or find out more about Leadership Springfield, go to www.gscc.org or contact David Earhart at dearhart@gscc.org or (217) 525-1173 ext. 215.

Habeeb Habeeb President and CEO BPC

ADVERTISERS INDEX American Republic Insurance Services..........................................23 CDS Office Technologies..................................................................8 CEFCU................................................................................................3 DaVita.................................................................................................9 GoWeb1..............................................................................................9 The Grille at City Centre...................................................................8 Hanson Professional Services Inc....................................Back Cover Healthlink..........................................................................................2 Hickory Point Bank.........................................................................15 Hillier Records Management Company.........................................14 Hillier Storage & Moving Company...............................................20 Hy-Vee.....................................................................Inside Back Cover 24

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MINORITY PARTICIPATION PROGRAM EMPOWERING THE YOUTH OF TODAY WITH THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW

The City of Springfield, Sangamon County and Hanson Professional Services Inc. are entering their fifth year of the Grow Our Own Minority Participation Program. Through this program, the young talents of our city take part in great learning opportunities for brighter futures within our community.

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