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Business in the 217: Springfield Business Journal Chat with Michelle Ownbey - 04/10/2024

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Trent R. Nelson speaks with Michelle Ownbey, publisher of the Springfield Business Journal and Illinois Times, about the latest happenings in the Springfield business community and all of the relevant bits fit for the greater community to learn about.

Topics Discussed In This Interview:

  • Your Corner Office and Synergetic Solutions will be relocating from downtown to a new west-side location on the corner of Monroe Street and Chatham Road.


  • Aviatori Coffeehouse has closed, but the business is still for sale and the owner hopes to find someone to carry on the aviation-themed coffee shop.


  • Karen Conn, president of Conn’s Hospitality Group in Springfield, spoke at a news conference Wednesday at the Capitol. She said she will have to raise prices and cut employees’ hours and benefits if the state eliminates a tipped wage credit:


  • Citing an increase in violent incidents and concerns for public safety, the Sangamon County Board voted Monday to eliminate 3 a.m. liquor licenses for bars.

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