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Business in the 217: Springfield Business Journal Chat with Michelle Ownbey - 05/22/2024

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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:

  • Charro Mexican Restaurant opened Monday at 2500 Sunrise Dr., just off South Dirksen Parkway.


  • After getting her start at the Old Capitol Farmers Market, Alli Donaldson is transitioning Golden Hour Bake House to a brick-and-mortar location downtown that will offer an expanded menu.


  • Residents of the Val-E-Vue subdivision near Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport say they are relieved the airport backed down on a plan to change about 92 acres from residential to industrial zoning. However, the airport is moving forward with its overall request to rezone 1,089 acres of land to help facilitate future development.


  • Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank invite the business community to attend this year's Best Places to Work reception and awards ceremony on Thursday, May 23. The event will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. at United Community Bank, 1900 W. Iles Ave.

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