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Members shortlisted for second annual awards!

We have a BIG announcement! The following members have been shortlisted in the second annual Local First Springfield Awards 2019. The winners of each category will be named on Thursday, September 12 at our annual meeting, which takes place at Springfield Electric Lighting and Design. The event is being co-hosted by Capital City Event Planning with food by Cured Catering and drinks available to purchase from Just the Basics.

Emerging & Energized Award – sponsored by The Arizona Tile Company

This award is for the members that are new businesses in operation and already turning heads.

Serious Lip Balm

Bow and Arrow Salon

Bailey Family Insurance

Pratt Woodworks

Social Change Maker Award - sponsored by Scooter’s Lawn Care

This award is for members where a positive social impact is at the core of their purpose. They are creating opportunities to address social issues and better our world.

Alignlife of Springfield

Sensible Innovations

Johnson & Johnson Auto Service Center (Carolyn Pemberton)

Eck, Schafer & Punke

Best Collaboration Award – sponsored by Heartland Financial Services

This award is for members that have worked together, developed, and achieved a successful collaboration.

Scooter’s Lawn Care

Distinctive Designs for Kitchens & Baths and Arizona Tile Company

Café Moxo and Buzz Bomb Brewing Co.

Innovators Award

This award is for members that have applied innovative solutions to overcome obstacles and experienced positive change as a result.

Buzz Bomb Brewing Co.

Casa Real

Just The Basics


Wave Makers Award – sponsored by Gem PR & Media

This award is for members that are established businesses and are setting the standard for their industry in and around the city.

Springfield Electric Lighting & Design

The Gallery of Springfield

Crowdson Creative

Milner Dentistry

Two further awards will be presented on the night; the Local First Springfield Member of the Year Award, sponsored by Sangamon Reclaimed, for the best of the best and selected by our panel of judges. The second is the Local First Springfield Champion Award for a member that encompasses everything for which our organization stands. This award is chosen by the Local First Springfield president and sponsored by Marine Bank.

Thank you to all our sponsors that help make this night possible and to our awesome organizing committee.

Images from our Inaugural Local First Springfield Awards


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