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Lead • Influence • Impact

June 2018 Volume III No. 3

• New advocacy section added to Chamber website • Leadership Springfield graduates 32nd Class • ‘Shoes & Brews returns this summer








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CONTENTS Features On the Cover


Message from the CEO


New advocacy section added to Chamber website


Leadership Springfield graduates 32nd Class


‘Shoes & Brews returns this summer

Express Employment Professionals

John P. McCarthy..........................................Chair-Elect The Horace Mann Companies

Jennifer Gill................................................1st Vice Chair Springfield Public School District 186

Lori Milosevich.............................Secretary/Treasurer

Estes, Bridgewater & Ogden

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

Illinois National Bank


Small Business Awards nominees announced

News & Events 4

Class of 2019 applications due June 30

5 Nominees for the Small Business Awards have been announced. Learn more about the nominees on page 18.

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

Photos provided by Ed Clark Photography


Register today for Greater Springfield Chamber Job Fair


Seminar provided on cybersecurity


Hembrough participates in Chamber Day


Chamber Golf Outing July 12

At-Large Directors Roger Austin.......................Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. 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 Dr. Charles Lucore..................HSHS St. John’s Hospital Eloise L. Mackus.........................................Security Bank Greg Matthews...........................Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Mike Murphy......................MPM Restaurant Consultants Brady Smith...........................Zara’s Collision Center, Inc. Adam Solomon...............................Solomon Colors, Inc.

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


Chamber invites members to join CONNECT


Elected Officials Reception set for September 13

Our Mission: Enhance our members’ success and advance our economy.

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

Member Recognition 12

Ribbon Cuttings


Welcome to our New Members


Advertiser’s Index


Components of a reliable retirement roadmap


Member listings


Battling the opioid addiction in our community


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

Industry Focus Healthcare, Financial Planning & Senior Care




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Message from the CEO

Reviewing the first half of 2018

As we begin the summer, it is a good time to look back at the first half of 2018. This year has been filled with numerous opportunities and significant accomplishments on behalf of our members, Q5 investors, and the community at-large. We hosted several can’t miss, major events and professional development opportunities: The Annual Gala, The State of the City Luncheon, Business Blast, the John Maxwell Live2Lead Leadership Development event, and our recent Cybersecurity Seminar. Each provided significant community engagement and information, expanded business opportunities, venues for professional development, and opportunities to make strategic connections and build your network. The first half of 2018 has also served as a time of transition as we have worked alongside many community leaders and investors to support the creation of the Land of Lincoln Economic Development Corporation (EDC), while at the same time wrapping up the work of our Quantum Growth Partnership (Q5). The creation of the new EDC, with the singular focus of advancing economic development, provides a significant opportunity to move our region forward, and The Chamber will continue to support the work of the EDC in whatever ways possible. Change and transition always provide significant opportunities and this transition is no different. It has provided an opportunity for greater focus on, and to direct more resources to, our Four Core Functions: • Increased business advocacy as the voice OF and FOR business in our region. • Providing member businesses with resources, support and assistance. • Facilitating leadership and professional development opportunities. • Providing opportunities for visibility and strategic connections. We have made significant advancements and investments in all four core functions, but none more than our increased business advocacy efforts. As the voice OF and FOR business, we have done significant work on pro-business, pro-growth policies, while at the same time opposing those that are not. Visit our new Advocacy webpage to see our policy agenda and regular updates. As you can see, the first half of 2018 has been significant for our members, investors, and our community. I am sure the remainder of the year will be just as significant. In this edition, you will learn more about The Corporate Cup Challenge, ‘Shoes & Brews, the September Elected Officials Reception, our advocacy work and webpage, and CONNECT – our career pathway tool connecting high schools students to local employers for job shadowing and internship opportunities.

Chris Hembrough President and CEO The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce As always, thank you for your investment, membership, and partnership, as together we work to enhance our members’ success and advance our economy.

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New advocacy section added to Chamber website 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. At the beginning of 2018, we promised to track local, state, and federal legislation and inform you, our members, of how it may impact your business, organization, and our community. We promised to inform and guide you 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 business advocacy efforts since late last year. As a part of our work, we have a new Advocacy page on our website. The page includes several important items, including our 2018 Policy Agenda (officially adopted by our Board of Directors), an up-to-date listing of recent Chamber advocacy efforts, and an Elected Officials link. Why is this webpage important? As the voice OF and FOR business, this page provides you with a clear picture, through our Policy Agenda, of how we are representing you on important issues like Development Policy, the State Budget and Finances, Minimum Wage, Redistricting Reform, Healthcare, and Tax Reform, just to mention a few items.

The page is updated regularly to reflect recent advocacy activities and efforts, and it provides all the information necessary to contact your elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Now more than ever, elected officials need to be held accountable for how they represent their constituents and allocate the use of tax-payer dollars. The Advocacy page can be found at

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Leadership Springfield graduates 32nd Class Over the past 32 years, more than 880 participants have completed the Leadership Springfield program. Last month, the 32nd class graduated from the program. Habeeb Habeeb, motivational speaker and CEO and Principal of BPC, was the keynote speaker at this year’s graduation ceremony. He spoke to the graduates about how adversity shapes us as leaders and how a title or position doesn’t necessarily make a person a leader. The 13th Annual Distinguished Alumni Award was presented at the graduation ceremony. This award is given to an alumnus or alumnae of the program whose achievements in business and community reveal prominent leadership skills. The individual’s leadership must result in significant contributions to his or her place of employment or to the Springfield community. This year’s award was presented to John Stremsterfer, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln and a graduate from the Class of 2003.

Cassie Veach/The Chamber John Stremsterfer receives the 13th Annual Distingushed Alumni Award from Stacy Reed.

Cassie Veach/The Chamber Habeeb Habeeb speaks during the Leadership Springfield graduation.

Sarah Petty Photography The Leadership Springfield Class of 2018 celebrated its graduation on May 23. This year, 35 graduates completed the program. Class participants are, front row, left to right, Stacey Courtwright Russell, Megan Hutcheson, Elizabeth Standley, Sarah Kinkade, Frankie Baker-Brown, Cindy Thayer, Tiffani Saunders, Veronica McQuire, and April Becker. Second row, Austin Mudd, Raychel Yokem, Allison Richard, Deanna Blackwell, Amanda Long, Kristin Nisbet-White, Monica Walls-Butler, Anna Sutton, Kayla Graven, Jeaneene Gesell, Adena Rivas, and Brent Mason. Third row, Matthew Yarnell, Austin Graham, Jayson Smith, Michael Curtis, Gregory Huntley, William Kane, Lucas Turner, Justin Mason, Steve Hewell, Jordan Kelly, and Bradley Franke. Not pictured are Lauren Crocks, Scott Germeraad, Lisa Price, Darren Volle and Jessica Weitzel.

Class of 2019 applications due June 30 This fall, Leadership Springfield will feature a new condensed schedule. The schedule will include a 14-week series of half day programs during which participants will gain leadership skills and in-depth exposure to critical issues affecting the Springfield area. During the program, participants interact with community 4

leaders and decision makers who share diverse perspectives on significant accomplishments and opportunities within the Springfield community. Interactive professional development is a cornerstone of Leadership Springfield.

(beginning September 2018) can be found on The Chamber’s website, www.gscc. org/leadership-springfield. The application deadline is June 30, 2018. For questions, please contact David Earhart at dearhart@ or (217) 525-1173 ext. 215.

The application for the Class of 2019




Register today for Greater Springfield Chamber Job Fair The Greater Springfield Chamber Job Fair will be held on Tuesday, August 28 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Presenting Sponsor of the Fair is Lincoln Land Community College. Company representatives are continually impressed with the professionalism and the high quality

job seekers that attend. An average of 500 job seekers traditionally attend the Fair, allowing companies the opportunity to screen many individuals in a short period of time. Companies frequently report high satisfaction with their results from the job fair events, including strengthening their talent pool and/or hiring new employees.

The Job Fair will be advertised through various media outlets and other employment-related organizations. Register by July 31 to get the early bird rate of $125. Contact Lisa Schafer at or (217) 525-1173 ext. 203 for more information.


Wayne Utterback/The Chamber Job seekers speak with potential employers during The Chamber’s Job Fair earlier this year.

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Seminar provided on cybersecurity The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce held a Cybersecurity Seminar on May 2 to help make local businesses aware of the ever-increasing threats of cyberattacks. The vulnerability of small businesses to a cyberattack is increasing due to the fact that most don’t have a plan in place to protect themselves. The amount of damage caused by individual attacks is climbing into the multimillions. The chances of a company falling victim to an attack continues to rise. Businesses of all sizes need to more effectively manage the ongoing risks.

PNC and Levi, Ray & Shoup were premier sponsors of the event. Trevor Buxton, Fraud Communications Manager with PNC, presented an overview of cybersecurity threats. Greg Hetrick, Security Solutions Technical Advisor & Penetration Testing Lead for LRS, presented information on how to protect your business from an attack. Heyl Royster was the partner sponsor of the event, and Attorney Mike Kokal provided an overview of the legal landscape and what to do in the event of an attack. Additional support for the event was provided by HSHS St. John’s Hospital.

Bri Coons/The Chamber Greg Hetrick of LRS speaks to the crowd during the Cybersecurity Seminar held at May 2.

Handouts from the session can be found in the Chamber’s Member Information Center. Members can access this area with their Chamber login information on the Chamber’s

homepage at If you’re not sure of your login information, please contact Cassie Veach at (217) 525-1173 ext. 212 or or use the link on the login page.








Hembrough participates in Chamber Day As a part of our advocacy efforts, Chamber President and CEO Chris Hembrough represented our members and the local business community at Chamber Day, an advocacy event hosted by The Illinois Chamber of Commerce and The Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Pro-business advocates from across the state gathered in Springfield on April 11 for legislative updates on critical issues regarding the business climate, the regulatory environment, and the state of our State. The day included updates and advocacy efforts on numerous bills in the following categories: Business Regulation, Infrastructure, Employment Law, Financial Services, Technology, Energy and Environment, Healthcare, and Taxes. A complete list of key bills discussed by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, including their official position on each, can be found at the following link,

Photo Provided Chamber President and CEO Chris Hembrough talks to other participants during Chamber Day.

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HEALTHCARE, FINANCIAL PLANNING & SENIOR CARE Components of a reliable retirement roadmap As with most people when it comes to retirement planning, you are overwhelmed at the prospect of gathering enough money to retire without having to worry about finances. Some solutions to this challenge we all eventually face are obvious, while others are less so. We would like to highlight three primary components of a reliable retirement roadmap (a GPS of sorts) that are vital to getting you where you want to be: accumulation, portfolio management and investor behavior. Accumulation… This is the easiest of the three topics. You must fund investments now for your future retirement (no one else will). A general rule of thumb is to save ten percent of your earnings; however, this varies widely based on how much you want to spend in retirement. The real answer is to save as much as you can without adversely affecting your current lifestyle. (You want to enjoy life along the way!) Make sure you are contributing what is necessary to get the maximum match from your employer’s 401k plan. After that, a Roth IRA is a very good way to accumulate tax free retirement dollars. Roth plans, which are also available in many 401ks, do not give current year tax deductions, but they grow tax free.

Anyone under the age of 50 has significant time for Roth investments to grow. A couple more accumulation tips: Start contributing monthly now. Do not put it off, even if you think it is a small amount. If you get annual pay raises, use those increases as additional contributions to your retirement savings. Finally, it is a good idea to save monthly into a non-retirement account. This money will be accessible in case of an emergency, whereas, withdrawals from retirement plans usually result in penalties. Portfolio Management… For long-term retirement saving, we suggest investing in a diversified portfolio of equities. Equities is another term for the stock market. The stock market is often misunderstood. A stock represent ownership in a company. Therefore, a portfolio of equities is just owning small pieces of whole bunch of companies. By owning a diverse group of companies, you benefit from their profits, dividends, and ultimate success of their management team. These companies and their management constantly work to make money, whether we are in a recession or a boom economy. The best way to own equities, in our view, is through mutual funds. Choosing

funds based on consistent adherence to an investment philosophy tends to be better than basing choices on past performance or rating systems. Investor Behavior… Oddly enough, this is the hardest thing for investors to control, which is a big reason why many prefer to use a financial advisor. In our view, the single greatest deterrent to successful investing is improper behavior by clients/investors. Oftentimes they believe the market can be timed successfully. It cannot be. Based on analysis done by J.P. Morgan and others, the S&P 500 (which is the top 500 stocks in the U.S.) have fluctuated about fourteen percent from low point to high point on average each year over the last 38 years. So, successfully timing this year after year does not seem to be possible. In addition, trying to pick individual stocks, sectors, or hot mutual fund managers are among the many reasons for a bad investment experience. The financial media wants you to think these things are possible… even easy. To us, however, they are just major road blocks to a successful retirement. Submitted by Skinner, Cooper & Ehmen Wealth Management, LLC


For more information about these members, visit our Business Directory at Addiction Treatment, Psychiatric or Counseling Services 490 Outreach - Mr. Dean L. West Gateway Foundation - Ms. Debbie Kuhns Illinois Institute for Addiction Recovery - Brittany Ott Rassik Complete Recovery, Inc. - Ms. Anita Chandra Rebound Healthcare Systems - Ms. Danielle Watts

OraTech Laboratories, Inc. - Mr. Norman H. Ross


Centrum Cardiology - Ms. Ashley Klockenga Children’s Hospital of Illinois - Mr. Michael Wells

Advanced Dental Care of Springfield - Dr. Matt G. VanderMolen Capati Dental - Dr. Albert P. Capati D.M.D. John M. Colbert, DMD, LLC - Ms. Linda Campas Dental Care at Prairie Crossing - Dr. Jeff Whiteside Phillip M. Jensen D.M.D., P.C. - Ms. Tanya Miner Milner Dentistry, LLC - Dr. Ty Milner Renken Dentistry - Dr. Joshua M Renken Rochester Family Dentistry - Dr. Ellen Fischer Ruggless Dental : Dr. Shane Ruggless, DMD - Dr. Shane Ruggless Secure Dental Springfield - Dr. Noel Liu Springfield Dental Care - Dr. Stacie Beasley D.D.S.

Chiropractic Physicians

Dialysis Services

Blood Banks

Central Illinois Community Blood Center - Ms. Tara Matheson Octapharma Plasma - Mr. Craig Devore

Cardiac Care

Advanced Center for Pain and Rehab - Dr. Paul Venturini Chatham Chiropractic Clinic - Dr. Bryan Taylor Curry Chiropractic - Dr. John Curry Fluid Motion Sports and Rehab, Inc. - Dr. Douglas A. Zobrist D.C. Holzmacher Chiropractic - Dr. Rodney A. Holzmacher D.C. Optimal Chiropractic - Dr. Daryl Allen D.C. Springfield Accident & Pain Center - Dr. John D. Warrington Springfield Wellness Center - Dr. Nick Silveri Sullivan Chiropractic Center - Dr. Maurice E. Sullivan D.C. Upper Cervical Springfield - Dr. Frederick T. Schurger D.C. 8

Dental Laboratories

DaVita - Ms. Cathy Pavolko Fresenius Kidney Care - Koke Mill Home Therapies - Mr. Matthew Caldwell Fresenius Kidney Care - Centre West - Ms. Kara Thomas

Employee Assistance Programs

Memorial Behavioral Health - Counseling Associates - Mr. Vern Reinert MS, LCPC





Holistic / Alternative Medicine

BPC Benefits Planning Consultants - Mr. Habeeb Habeeb MBA, ACFCI Quorum Consulting Group - Ms. Angela R Davis

Acupuncture and Integrative Wellness Center - Ms. Lindsay Record

Home Care & Supplemental Staffing & Nursing PRN HealthCare Services - Ms. Polly Marchizza

Financial Services

Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. - Mr. Brian Barstead CFP, ChFC Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. (Koch, Sylvia and Associates) Mr. Steven R. Koch AXA Advisors, LLC - Mr. Charles Hunt Benjamin F. Edwards & Co. - Mr. Eric Loy Clearway Wealth Management - Mr. Jake Gronewold Country Financial - Megan Henley Brown Agency Davis Financial Group - Mr. J. Andrew Davis Edward Jones - Mr. Brent R. Davis Edward Jones - Brad Davis, Financial Advisor Forsyth Insurance Group, Inc. - Mr. Dale A. Blankenship Judy Financial Group, Inc. - Mr. Eric Judy Lion Financial - Mr. Neal A Savage Merrill Lynch - Mr. Eric Graue CFP Merrill Lynch - Mr. Gary Seitz Morgan Stanley - Mr. Larry A. Hardy Northwestern Mutual - Mr. Patrick Scheina Robert Gordon & Associates, Inc. - Mr. Bob Gordon Sikich Financial - Mr. Andrew Paoni Skinner, Copper and Ehmen Wealth Management - Mr. Douglas Skinner MBA, CFP Slagle Financial - Mr. Chad A. Tobin TROXELL - Mr. Michael Aiello

Health & Nutrition

Complete Nutrition - Mr. Andy Selway CT Manufacture - Mr. Charles Hopkins Natural Nutrition Health Food Store / Natural Health & Healing Institute - Dr. Mike Ogwal Zinzino - Mr. Jeff Dillman

Healthcare & Rehabilitation Centers

Aperion Care Capitol - Ms. Kim Spencer Aperion Care Springfield - Ms. Kim Spencer Heritage Health: Therapy & Senior Care - Ms. Dana Larson Lewis Memorial Christian Village - Ms. Kelley Tierney Pleasant Hill Village - Ms. Paulette Buch Miller Regency Nursing Care - Mr. Tony Twardowski

Healthcare Services

Central Counties Health Centers, Inc. - Ms. Heather Burton HCI Alternatives - Mr. Scott Abbott Hospital Sisters Health Systems - Ms. Mary Starmann-Harrison HSHS Medical Group - Mr. Craig Brace HSHS Mind-Body Health Services - Ms. Kim Luz Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation - Ms. Lexi Kirbach Redefine Healthcare - Mr. Matthew Saxsma

Hearing Aids (Audiologists)

Audibel Hearing Center - Mr. Rick Reynolds Central Illinois Hearing, Ltd. - Dr. David M. Groesch Connect Hearing - Ms. Vicki Michaels Heartland Hearing, Inc. - Ms. Wanda Brann



Home Health Services

BrightStar Care Springfield - Mr. Christopher Miller CareLink - Ms. Kerri Hartman Celtic Healthcare - Ms. Amy Devening Home Instead Senior Care - Ms. Amy Best HSHS Home Health Services - Ms. Ann Derrick Memorial Home Services - Ms. Ronda Dudley Visiting Angels - Mr. Rod Lane

Hospice Care

Avalon Hospice - Ms. Amy Wronikowski


Children’s Hospital of Illinois - Mr. Michael Wells HSHS St. John’s Hospital - Dr. Charles L. Lucore MD, MBA Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center - Mr. Mark Littrell Memorial Health System - Mr. Edgar J. Curtis Vibra Hospital of Springfield - Ms. Cyndi Dodge


AARP - Teresa C Jones Allstate Insurance Company - Mr. Doug Mayfield American Central Insurance Services, Inc. - Mr. Stanton K. Travelstead American Central Insurance Services, Inc. - Mr. Dennis Lister American Central Insurance Services, Inc. - Mr. Jeremy Travelstead American Family Insurance - Bryan Bridges Agency Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. - Mr. Jim Hillestad Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. - Mr. Tim Nicoud Jr. Bailey Family Insurance - Ms. Christine Bailey Blue Cross Blue Shield - Mr. Scott Alexander Country Financial - Megan Henley Brown Agency Dimond Bros. Insurance Agency, Inc. - Mr. Toby Bartos Farmers Insurance Group - Mr. Rob Lehr Farmers Insurance Group - Mario Gutierrez Agency Farmers Insurance Group - Mr. R. Allan Hamilton Formea Insurance Group, Inc. - Ms. Tracy A Formea Forsyth Insurance Group, Inc. - Mr. Dale A. Blankenship Gillmore-Allen Insurance Agency, Inc. - Mr. Rick Allen Health Alliance Medical Plans - Mr. John Velde The Horace Mann Companies - Mr. Paul Wappel Insurance Partners, Inc. - Mr. Bryan Ryherd Lee/O`Keefe Insurance Agency, Inc. - Ms. Glenda C. Richards Preston Insurance Agency - Mr. William Preston Shelter Insurance - Mr. Dean Stottler Snyder & Snyder Insurance Agency - Ms. Karen Butler State Farm Insurance - Ms. Fredia Hawthorne State Farm Insurance - Mr. Ron Mays State Farm Insurance - Mr. Bill McGee State Farm Insurance - Mr. Mike McNicholas TROXELL - Mr. Michael Aiello TROXELL - Mr. John Eck Jr. TROXELL - Mr. Christopher A. Leming TROXELL - Mr. David White Waters Agency, Inc. - Mr. Perry Waters




Music Therapy & Instruction

Insurance - Financial Services


TROXELL - Mr. Michael Aiello

Music Therapy Connections - Ms. Rachel Rambach

Country Financial - Joni R. Baietto Agency Insurance Partners, Inc. - Mr. Paul L. Smay Jenifer Sellers State Farm Agency - Ms. Jenifer R. Sellers New York Life Insurance Company - Mr. Marco Coelho Prudential - Mr. Dallas ‘Lee’ Whittaker Prudential - Wellman / Oeser Agency - Mr. Brandon Wellman State Farm Insurance - Mr. Jeff Burtis State Farm Insurance - Mark Cortesi Agency State Farm Insurance - Mr. Derek Hensley State Farm Insurance - Mr. Daton Kaisner

Insurance - Health, Dental, Life or Disability

American Central Insurance Services, Inc. - Mr. Andrew Novaria American Central Insurance Services, Inc. - Mr. Jeremy Travelstead Davis Financial Group - Mr. J. Andrew Davis Delta Dental of Illinois - Ms. Karyn Glogowski HealthLink - Ms. Carla Flamm HealthMarkets Insurance Agency - Ms. Patti A. Roseboom Northwestern Mutual - Mr. Dennis P. McCormick CLU TROXELL - Mr. Michael Aiello Ware Group General Agencies - Mr. Brad Probst

Insurance - Long Term Care, Senior Health & Life American Republic Insurance Services - Mr. Mitchell Hudson Senior Benefit Specialists - Mr. Jon Garland-Sutter

Insurance - Property & Casualty

American Central Insurance Services, Inc. - Mr. Nick Ratterman American Central Insurance Services, Inc. - Mr. Lee Rupnik

Investment Services

Clearway Wealth Management - Mr. Jake Gronewold Cornerstone Wealth Consultants, LLC - Mr. Joseph L. Kula GBA Financial - Ms. Jenny Kleinschmidt KEB Asset Management, LLC - Mr. J. Marc Carter Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP - Mr. James K. Hagerman L. A. Burton & Associates - Mr. Larry A Burton Merrill Lynch - Mr. Eric Graue CFP Morgan Stanley - Mr. Larry A. Hardy Skinner, Copper and Ehmen Wealth Management - Mr. Douglas Skinner MBA, CFP Wells Fargo Advisors - Mr. Tony Guzzardo

Medical Supplies

American Medical Supply & Service Company - Ms. Karen M. Burtle Koala Center for Sleep Disorders - Ms. Lindsay Bolsen Vono Medical Supplies - Ms. Susan Cain

Mental Health Care

Lincoln Prairie Behavioral Health Center - Mr. Mark Littrell Memorial Behavioral Health - Springfield Adult Services - Ms. Janice Gambach


Bergh-White Opticians, Inc. - Mrs. Sue I. White


Bard Optical - Jane Scott Vision Care Associates - Dr. David C. Holland O.D.

Organ & Tissue Banks

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network - Ms. Lauren Plavnick Saving Sight - Mr. Richard Hamilton


Tuthmvr, LLC - Dr. Jason Aleman


The Medicine Shoppe - Dr. Beaux Cole

Physical or Occupational Therapy

ATI Physical Therapy South West - Mr. Joe Williams PT ATI Physical Therapy West - Mr. Ryan Schallenberg, PT, ATC, OCS Regency Nursing Care - Mr. Tony Twardowski

Physicians & Surgeons

Craig A. Backs, M.D., L.L.C. - Dr. Craig A. Backs M.D. Centrum Cardiology - Ms. Ashley Klockenga Children’s Hospital of Illinois - Mr. Michael Wells Adarsh A. Kumar, MD, FRCP, FAAD - Dr. Adarsh A. Kumar Prairie Cardiovascular Consultants, Ltd. - Mr. Edward D. Brooks Jr. Springfield Clinic, LLP - Ms. Patty Kuhn

Physicians & Surgeons - Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Central Illinois Allergy and Respiratory (CIAR) - Ms. Julie Brown

Physicians & Surgeons - Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Orthopedic Center of Illinois - Ms. Kelsey Dyckman

Retirement & Life Care Communities

Bickford Senior Living - Ms. Bridget Beaty Brenden Gardens - Mrs. Carolyn Balota Centennial Pointe Assisted Living by Americare - Mr. Michael Hammond Concordia Village - Ms. Jacque Bogner Eastland Retirement Community, LLC - Ms. Carrie Rooney Hickory Glen Active Senior Living - Ms. Jill A. DelValley Lewis Memorial Christian Village - Ms. Kelley Tierney New Century Community Living Center - Mr. Todd Byers Springfield Supportive Living - Mrs. Jennifer Heaton Buhlig Timberlake Supportive Living - Ms. Barbara Varwig Wyndcrest Assisted Living - Ms. Tami Foster





Merrill Lynch - Mr. Eric Graue CFP Morgan Stanley - Mr. Larry A. Hardy Retirement Defenders - Mr. Mark Pettyjohn

Wealth Management

Athens State Bank Wealth Management - Mr. Jason O’Brien Marine Bank Administrative Office - Mr. Chris Zettek Marine Bank - Ms. Misty Shaw Marine Bank - Mr. Jeffrey Owen Marine Bank - Ms. Nicole Miller

Marine Bank - Ms. Ella Broche Marine Bank - Ms. Stephanie Pottier Marine Bank - Mr. Paul Provart Marine Bank - Branch Manager Merrill Lynch - Mr. Eric Graue CFP Morgan Stanley - Mr. Larry A. Hardy SB Financial - Ms. Eloise L. Mackus Skinner, Copper and Ehmen Wealth Management - Mr. Douglas Skinner MBA, CFP Troxell Financial - Mr. Kevin W. Crumly

Battling the opioid addiction in our community Opioid addiction is one of the most prevalent and impactful health issues facing American families today, with more than 2 million Americans now addicted to some kind of opioid. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016. That’s an average of 115 opioid overdose deaths each day. Overdoses from heroin and fentanyl, in particular, have claimed more American lives in 2017 than were lost in the entire Vietnam War. Unlike other drugs (i.e. meth), opioid addiction is common among people of all backgrounds, genders, ages, and professions. Everyone, from doctors, lawyers, coal miners, students, to hospitality workers, is equally at risk. Specific help is available for licensed professionals in diversion programs which allow them to continue to practice under supervision. Addiction Heroin and prescription pain relievers such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine and fentanyl, all fall into the class of drugs called opioids. Not everyone who uses an opioid is an addict. Scientific research is now proving “addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disease, involving compulsive drug use”; indicating that some people have a genetic predisposition to addiction. Addicts spend all their time chasing the ‘high’ they got the first time they used drugs. They take increasing amounts as they try to recreate that first ‘high’. CHAMBERUPDATE |


How do people become addicted to opioids? Self-medication - People with mental illnesses often use opioids to make them feel “better”. For example, someone who has depression and needs psychiatric help may take a prescribed opioid or something purchased on the street to make them feel good rather than going to a physician. They do not realize that it is only a temporary fix. Prescription pain medication – Those people genetically predisposed to addiction they can become addicted with the first prescription. They will keep asking their physician for more medication even though the pain is gone.

Recovery There are different approaches to detoxification and recovery. Withdrawal and cravings are part of the natural process of recovery. The brain needs time to heal from the effects of the drug and alcohol. Medications that decrease the intensity of these symptoms like Suboxone, Methodone, Subutex and Naltraxone greatly increase the odds of a complete recovery. These medications are generally non-addicting and have a lower potential for abuse. However, medication alone is not the perfect solution. The best way to treat addiction is to treat the whole person from a bio-psycho-social perspective.

Medications first control the withdrawal and then the cravings. Psychological - The psychological aspect is a large component of overall recovery. Access to both group and individual therapy with a professional who has a good understanding and background in addiction is essential. Social - Addicts spend most of their time and energy in acquiring drugs that they destroy their support system by lying, cheating and stealing from their relatives and friends. These relationships need to be rebuilt, as strong support from the family and friends is a vital part of putting their life back together again. They need to find employment and hobbies to regain structure in their lives, as well as emotional and financial stability. Over my 40 years in practice, I have seen many patients with psychiatric conditions and substance use disorder. While the number of Americans impacted by opioid addiction is in fact quite staggering, I have seen the bio-psychosocial approach work wonders for those ready to face their addiction and put in the work necessary to get their lives back on track. Submitted by Rassik Complete Recovery

Biological-Medically Assisted Treatment is the first step to battling addiction.



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Chamber Golf Outing July 12

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. The Chamber’s Corporate Cup golf outing awards prizes in two 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! Teams and hole 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., or contact Cassie Veach at (217) 525-1173 ext. 212 or


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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 to learn more about how your business can take advantage of this amazing opportunity!

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Chamber invites members to join CONNECT A common barrier for local businesses seeking to expand is finding a qualified workforce. One tool The Chamber offers, CONNECT, provides a future talent pipeline while encouraging young people to stay in our community. This web-based, career preparation and readiness platform links area high school students to local employers, providing them with real workplace information and experiences. As a participating company in CONNECT, you can expect to: • Create visibility for your company as students and future job seekers explore their career options • Connect with the students who are likely to be most interested in your company and the work-based learning activities you offer (internships, company visits, etc.)

• Promote our local community as a place to live and work, now and in the future

• Inform the future workforce about the occupations your company employs, educational requirements for the identified occupations, and the attributes you look for when hiring

There is no cost to participate. Register today at http://www.gscc. org/pages/connect or contact Chris Hembrough for more information at or (217) 525-1173 Ext. 205.

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Elected Officials Reception set for September 13 Join us on Thursday, September 13, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at the Illinois Association of REALTORS, for the 3rd Annual Elected Officials Reception, presented by Hanson Professional Services, Inc. This informal reception will provide a unique networking opportunity to interact face-to-face with individuals who have been elected to serve our community. The reception offers a valuable chance to meet those people who work on issues that sometimes have a great impact on local businesses. This event is held exclusively for Chamber members and their employees. Register online on The Chamber’s event calendar at or contact Cassie Veach at cveach@gscc. org or (217) 525-1173 ext. 212. The cost to attend is $10 per person. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

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Welcome to our New Members Acupuncture and Integrative Wellness Center Lindsay Record 716 S. 2nd. St. Springfield, IL 62704 T: (217) 544-8118 Holistic / Alternative Medicine Alta Equipment Company Chris Russell 1035 Wylie Drive Bloomington, IL 61705 T: (309) 585-3800 Industrial Equipment & Supplies American Family Insurance - Bryan Bridges Agency Bryan Bridges 1128 S. 5th St. Springfield, IL 62703 T: (217) 523-5421 springfield/1128-s-5th-st/ Insurance Camelot Care Center Kathy Henke 2924 Stanton St. Springfield, IL 62703 T: (217) 585-9185 Family, Adoption or Foster Care Services Capital City Music Matt Waldhoff 3700 Wabash Ave. Springfield, IL 62711 T: (217) 787-7788 Music Store Clean Impact LLC Kirk Kellus 15 S. Old State Capitol Plaza , 2nd Floor Springfield, IL 62701 T: (217) 494-9586 Cleaning Services – Commercial Cleaning General Janitorial Services Inc. Dushun Hogan P.O. Box 21242 Springfield, IL 62708 T: (217) 502-4108 Cleaning Services – Commercial D Lewis Electric, Inc. Amber Reese 1204 W. Dean Virden, IL 62690 T: (217) 965-5095 Electric Contractors/Electricians David Bourland Gallery David Bourland 939 C Durkin Drive, Clocktower Village Springfield, IL 62704 T: (217) 381-4735 Art & Framing Galleries CHAMBERUPDATE |


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Dew Chilli Parlors of America Mike Monseur 2312 Wabash Ave. Springfield, IL 62704 T: (217) 679-2940 Restaurants

Recon Techs Springfield Derek Roberts 820 E. Black Ave. Springfield, IL 62702 T: (217) 670-1132 Car Detailing - On-site, Mobile

Edward Jones - Brad Davis Brad Davis 927 W. Spresser St. Taylorville, IL 62568 T: (217) 287-2663 Financial Services

Redefine Healthcare Matthew Saxsma 2815 Old Jacksonville Road Springfield, Illinois 62704 T: (217) 441-2546 Healthcare Services

Epilepsy Foundation Greater Chicago Kimberly Janssen 17 N. State St., Suite 650 Chicago, IL 60602 T: (312) 939-8622 Social Services

Reflections Memory Care Heather Peters 401 N. Park Chatham, IL 62629 T: (217) 483-4490 Assisted Living Facilities

Erthal Oil Scott Brooks 50 Johnson St. Jacksonville, IL 62651 T: (217) 243-3421 Transportation - Gasoline & Fuel

Ryan Homes and Development Paula Ryan 500 W Monroe St., Suite 2W Springfield, IL 62704 T: (217) 523-3976 Contractors - Commercial Construction

Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network Lauren Plavnick 2401 Memphis Drive Springfield, IL 62702 T: (217) 789-9363 Organ & Tissue Banks Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) Sean Black 100 N. 16th St. Springfield, IL 62703 T: (217) 753-4117 Not-For-Profit Agencies Lincoln’s Doggie Delicatessen Juli Dowding 2028 South 15th Street Springfield, IL 62703 T: (217) 220-5544 Pet Supplies or Gifts Natural Nutrition Health Food Store / Natural Health & Healing Institute Mike Ogwal 3325 S. Sixth Road, Suite 8 Springfield, IL 62703 T: (217) 679-2756 Health & Nutrition Purple Plum Boutique Glenna Winters 484 S. Durkin Drive Springfield, IL 62704 T: (217) 679-9933 Boutiques


Spavia Day Spa Laura Carmody 3110 W. Iles Ave. Springfield, IL 62704 T: (217) 718-4600 Massage Therapy Sutton Siding & Remodeling, Inc. Douglas Sutton 1926 N. Peoria Road Springfield, IL 62702 T: (217) 528-3911 Siding & Windows Contractors The Villas of Holly Brook - Reflections Memory Care Clinton Lawhorn 3401 Hedley Road Springfield, IL 62711 T: (919) 414-2479 Assisted Living Facilities Veterinary Services of Rochester Jessica Ostermeier 455 State St. Rochester, IL 62563 T: (217) 498-0363 Veterinarians Villas of South Park Patrick Lam 10000 S. Main St. Chatham, IL 62629 T:(217) 697-5415 Assisted Living Facilities 17

Small Business Awards nominees announced

The 33rd Annual Small Business Awards luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19 at the Crowne Plaza Springfield, located at 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy. 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. The nominees are selected from nominations by their peers. The nominees then answer questions about their business and community involvement. A panel of impartial judges then reviews and scores the responses. The finalists with the highest scores become the award recipients. Thirty-seven (37) small business owners and not-for-profit directors will be recognized.

Nominees featured on the cover are, first row, left to right, Doug & Mike Sutton – Sutton’s, Richard & Cynthia Pottier – KnR Tomahawk Awards, Carl Fischer, Forrest Hoffman & Paul Wheeler – FWAI Architects, Inc., Jyl & Bob Waller – My Friends Discovery Center, and Val & Chris Butler – Butler Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center. Second row, left to right, Laura & Chris Camp – Simply Fair, Mike & Brie Allison

– Hand of Fate Brewing Company, Tina & Darrell Simmermaker – West of Wise Winery, Melanie & Colin Jacobs – Best Expo, Inc., and Kendra & Justin Cooper – Cooper’s Hospitality Inc. Third row, left to right, Jessica Tharp – Better Business Bureau of Central Illinois, Spencer Goff – Sage Finance Group, Colleen Stone – Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County, Brian Maloy – Gietl Brothers, Inc., Pamela Molitoris – Central Illinois Foodbank, Inc., Bill McGee – McGee State Farm Agency, Shaun Lambert – Lambert Custom Pools, Tara Davlin Holcomb – The Farmstand by Willow City Farm, and Mia Woods – Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region.

Fourth row, left to right, Richard Solomon – Solomon Colors, Inc., Cari Claussen – Country Lane Memory Care Assisted Living, Eleana & Ross Fielding – Fields of Sweets, PJ Staab II – Staab Funeral Homes, Brett Jackson – Systemax Corporation, Christine Lindsey – Family Service Center, Melissa Hamilton – Synergetic Solutions DBA Your Corner Office, Inc., Mark Cortesi – Mark Cortesi State Farm Insurance, and Martin J. Haxel – Haxel Law.


Fifth row, left to right, Gus Gordon – Hoogland Center for the Arts, Angela Bertoni – Sojourn Shelter & Services, Inc., Tina Johnson – Maids R Us, Inc., David Bourland – David Bourland Gallery, John Staff – Staff Carpet, Jennifer Wagner – MASCO Packaging & Industrial Supply, Deb West – Mid-West Family Broadcasting, Ted Galassi – Artisan Stone Products and Polly Poskin – Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA).

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