The former owner of a vape shop changed directions with the opening of Queen City Soda & Sweets; Indian grocery store Bombay Bazaar opened; and three businessmen teamed up to start Battlefield Pharmacy LLC
Reflecting on 2019, the SBJ newsroom selected the top 10 stories that impacted Queen City business.
Nearing the close of the fourth quarter, O’Reilly Automotive Inc. (Nasdaq: ORLY) officials say the company is on track to hit a 2019 sales goal of $10 billion.
The central Springfield neighborhood of Rountree has been targeted by both commercial and residential developers this year, with multiple projects announced or in progress.
Banking, education, health care and nonprofit industries are among those represented.
The company’s president announces the decision “with a heavy heart.”
The car dealership group is set to break ground within a few months at East Kearney Street and U.S. Highway 65.
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She provides legal expertise to O’Reilly Automotive Inc. as it makes acquisitions and employment policies for 80,000 team members; next up is $10 billion in annual sales.
His microbrewery, Tie & Timber Beer Co., has influenced the economic activity in the Rountree district and local brewery landscape. He’s also focused on investing in Springfield by bolstering a sense of community and giving back to local nonprofits.
The Springfield franchisee of Cincinnati-based Pet Wants began a brick-and-mortar store; SpringHill Suites by Marriott-Springfield North opened; and longtime Farmers Insurance agent Robert “Dewayne” Merritt started a Springfield agency.
Newsmakers in the areas of accounting, health care, hospitality, law, manufacturing, municipal, nonprofit, real estate and retail.
An event with attractions, snow machines and fireworks is scheduled this month in Freeport.
The CBD store operator plans to open a medical marijuana supply shop this month.
Rapid change to the industry, health concerns and public perception of the product has left vape shop owners reeling.
Colleen and Ryan Sundlie launched a new Commercial Street venture next door to their Date Lady Inc. business; Citizens Memorial Hospital finalized the purchase of Stephens Pharmacy Inc.; and a retail gift and apparel shop primarily aimed at men, dubbed H.I.M., opened.
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