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Developers: Landing new stores not easy
 Springfield is home to many local and national restaurants and stores, but it often cannot land big names that are happy to have multiple locations in communities only 30 minutes away. Many Springfielders often wonder why the area cannot attract Starbucks, Gabriel Brothers or Barnes & Noble, for example. The Springfield News-Sun talked...

2:25 AM Sunday, Jun. 02, 2013

Springfield is home to many local and national restaurants and stores, but it often cannot land big names that are happy to have multiple locations in communities only 30 minutes away. Many Springfielders often wonder why the area cannot attract Starbucks, Gabriel Brothers or Barnes & Noble, for example. The Springfield News-Sun talked...
Dance store going out of business
 The dance studio industry in Springfield has survived the recession as the economy improved, but the retail arm of the industry never fully recovered. That’s why Bodies in Motion, 2210 E. Main St., the only area dance apparel store, is closing after nearly 10 years in business. Owner Thalia Laventzis said the store will close as soon...

11:45 PM Saturday, May. 25, 2013

The dance studio industry in Springfield has survived the recession as the economy improved, but the retail arm of the industry never fully recovered. That’s why Bodies in Motion, 2210 E. Main St., the only area dance apparel store, is closing after nearly 10 years in business. Owner Thalia Laventzis said the store will close as soon...
Champaign gains 300 jobs in month

4:05 AM Wednesday, May. 22, 2013

Unemployment in Champaign County dropped 1.4 percentage points in April, the largest drop in the Clark-Champaign area in at least five years. Champaign County’s unemployment rate fell from 7.7 percent in March to 6.3 percent in April, mainly because of job gains in the county, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services...
Local restaurant growth continues
 Springfield is on pace to have more restaurant openings this year than each of the past three years, a sign of the rapidly improving restaurant market in Ohio. So far, five new restaurants have opened in 2013: two Japanese steakhouses, Create a Crepe Cafe in Upper Valley mall, Planet Pressnell and the Hamburger Shoppe. The Springfield News-Sun...

10:30 PM Saturday, May. 18, 2013

Springfield is on pace to have more restaurant openings this year than each of the past three years, a sign of the rapidly improving restaurant market in Ohio. So far, five new restaurants have opened in 2013: two Japanese steakhouses, Create a Crepe Cafe in Upper Valley mall, Planet Pressnell and the Hamburger Shoppe. The Springfield News-Sun...
Springfield business sued, cited
 Despite the often dark windows and the for sale sign in front of Infusions Dining and Spirits, the locally owned business is still open in its downtown location — now just two days a week. But in the last month, Infusions has been sued by the Small Business Development Center for an unpaid loan, and has been cited for fire code violations...

2:45 AM Saturday, May. 18, 2013

Despite the often dark windows and the for sale sign in front of Infusions Dining and Spirits, the locally owned business is still open in its downtown location — now just two days a week. But in the last month, Infusions has been sued by the Small Business Development Center for an unpaid loan, and has been cited for fire code violations...
Hospice of Miami Valley expanding

1:00 AM Saturday, May. 18, 2013

Hospice of Miami Valley, which opened its first satellite office in Springfield to serve Clark, Champaign and Madison counties at the end of last year, held its first open house Wednesday. The hospice opened in Xenia five years ago and serves 13 counties. But owner Tara Brodbeck said the need for services has grown, so the company needs a...
Restaurant adding jobs, seats

11:30 PM Thursday, May. 16, 2013

Texas Roadhouse will hire 10 to 15 people after it completes a nearly $200,000 expansion. The restaurant, located at 1750 N. Bechtle Ave., will add more than 450 square feet to the building — providing space for eight more tables and up to 50 people, said David Willey, a managing partner of the Springfield store. “When you give...
Honda to build $70 million plant
 Honda by the numbers Honda, which employs 2,700 people from the Dayton-Springfield area, will invest $70 million in Ohio and transfer 100 current employees to build a new high-end sports car in Marysville. The company hosted media and government officials Tuesday in what will become its new manufacturing plant — the former North American...

4:05 AM Wednesday, May. 15, 2013

Honda by the numbers Honda, which employs 2,700 people from the Dayton-Springfield area, will invest $70 million in Ohio and transfer 100 current employees to build a new high-end sports car in Marysville. The company hosted media and government officials Tuesday in what will become its new manufacturing plant — the former North American...
Honda to build new car in area

3:06 PM Tuesday, May. 14, 2013

Honda will spend $70 million to build its new Acura NSX sports car in Marysville, the company announced today. The car will be built in the former North American logistics facility, a 184,000 square foot production center. The company initially plans to move 100 workers from other positions at Honda plants to build the NSX. Honda first announced...
New store to bring 40 jobs to city
 A North Carolina-based retail chain plans to hire up to 40 people at an event this week for a new store that will open on Springfield’s north side this summer. Roses, part of discount retail chain Variety Wholesalers, will take applications from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday at 2960 Derr Road. It will be in the...

1:45 AM Tuesday, May. 14, 2013

A North Carolina-based retail chain plans to hire up to 40 people at an event this week for a new store that will open on Springfield’s north side this summer. Roses, part of discount retail chain Variety Wholesalers, will take applications from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and again Thursday at 2960 Derr Road. It will be in the...
Job fair a sign of economic growth
 Digging deeper Springfield has hosted an increasing number of job fairs over the last two years, but the latest was so successful that employers see it as a sign of an improved economy. More than 600 people attended the March 13 job fair, which 75 percent of businesses rated a 4 or 5 on a 5-point scale. Last week, the Greater Springfield...

2:00 AM Monday, May. 13, 2013

Digging deeper Springfield has hosted an increasing number of job fairs over the last two years, but the latest was so successful that employers see it as a sign of an improved economy. More than 600 people attended the March 13 job fair, which 75 percent of businesses rated a 4 or 5 on a 5-point scale. Last week, the Greater Springfield...
Outgoing president honored by women’s charity

6:38 PM Thursday, May. 09, 2013

A local women’s charity organization honored Clark State Community College’s outgoing president Thursday at its first spring luncheon. The Women’s Partnership Funds — an affiliate of the Springfield Foundation which has an endowed fund to help programs targeting women in need — created the Extraordinary Woman...
Sweet Manufacturing leader inducted into Hall of Fame
 Alicia Hupp, the president of Sweet Manufacturing, will be inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame on May 16, along with Roberta Kaufman Greenland — who will be inducted posthumously. Hupp is the second in her family to be inducted. Her father, Dean Sweet, was inducted into the hall of fame in 2005. Sweet Manufacturing...

11:00 PM Saturday, May. 04, 2013

Alicia Hupp, the president of Sweet Manufacturing, will be inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame on May 16, along with Roberta Kaufman Greenland — who will be inducted posthumously. Hupp is the second in her family to be inducted. Her father, Dean Sweet, was inducted into the hall of fame in 2005. Sweet Manufacturing...
1,300 in Clark, Champaign could see cuts

2:45 AM Saturday, May. 04, 2013

More than 1,300 people in Clark and Champaign counties could see a reduction in unemployment benefits after Sunday because of sequestration. During the Great Recession, the federal government paid for extended unemployment benefits past the standard 26 weeks of benefits provided by the state of Ohio. Because of the $85 billion in across the...
Firesale store moves to downtown Springfield
 CodeBlue, a major Springfield employer, has moved its retail arm from the Jeffersonville outlets to a vacant, historic building downtown. The company’s Firesale Warehouse, which sells discounted goods recovered from damaged businesses and homes, is open in a former appliance store at 122 E. Main St. A grand opening will be held the...

2:50 AM Wednesday, May. 01, 2013

CodeBlue, a major Springfield employer, has moved its retail arm from the Jeffersonville outlets to a vacant, historic building downtown. The company’s Firesale Warehouse, which sells discounted goods recovered from damaged businesses and homes, is open in a former appliance store at 122 E. Main St. A grand opening will be held the...
Speedway sales climb in sync with parent company’s profits
 Marathon Petroleum, owner of the Speedway service station/convenience store chain that operates throughout southwest Ohio, reported a 22 percent earnings increase in first quarter 2013 from first quarter 2012. Still, shares of Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) fell $4.07, or 4.9 percent, to $78.34 in heavy trading as oil industry analysts fretted...

3:45 PM Tuesday, Apr. 30, 2013

Marathon Petroleum, owner of the Speedway service station/convenience store chain that operates throughout southwest Ohio, reported a 22 percent earnings increase in first quarter 2013 from first quarter 2012. Still, shares of Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) fell $4.07, or 4.9 percent, to $78.34 in heavy trading as oil industry analysts fretted...
Caterer to open family restaurant
 Tammy Pressnell has owned her local catering business for seven years, and she is now using her food industry knowledge to open a restaurant. Planet Pressnell, a family restaurant on East Main Street, will open next Sunday at 5:30 p.m. with a grand opening celebration. So far, Pressnell has hired 30 people for the restaurant. “I&rsquo...

11:15 PM Saturday, Apr. 27, 2013

Tammy Pressnell has owned her local catering business for seven years, and she is now using her food industry knowledge to open a restaurant. Planet Pressnell, a family restaurant on East Main Street, will open next Sunday at 5:30 p.m. with a grand opening celebration. So far, Pressnell has hired 30 people for the restaurant. “I&rsquo...
Job training could see $52K cut

2:50 AM Saturday, Apr. 27, 2013

It’s been nearly two month since the $85 billion sequester cuts took effect, but some local businesses and job agencies are still trying to figure out what it will mean to them. The Clark County WorkPlus One-Stop Center could lose more than $52,000 — or 15 percent — of its program funding to train dislocated workers due...
Assurant earns $94M in first quarter

1:15 AM Friday, Apr. 26, 2013

Assurant Group’s Springfield-based operation, Assurant Specialty Property, reported an increase in net income for the first quarter of the year but an overall decrease from the year before. Assurant has four insurance services across the country and is the second largest employer in Clark County with more than 1,800 workers. The business...
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