October 4, 2021 – Gabriel Brothers Inc., or Gabe’s, is excited to announce a new distribution center in Springfield, Ohio, at the PrimeOhio II Industrial Park at 1801 Prime Parkway. Measuring more than 850,000 square feet, it will be the company’s largest distribution center. Construction at the 114-acre site will begin mid-October and hiring will commence in the fall of 2022. The facility is expected to open for full operation in February 2023. The $77.5 million project will create more than 800 full-time and part-time jobs over five years. Positions will include material handlers, packers, sorters, equipment operation, truck drivers, counters, maintenance, administration, supervisors and managers.

“Gabe’s is thrilled to join the incredible Springfield community,” said Jason Wolter, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Gabe’s. “It is our commitment to build a state-of-the-art facility and run a top-tier operation that will contribute positively on behalf of all Ohioans.”
Partnership News+Events
You are cordially invited to join us for a special Legislative Reception
to be held at the Springfield Country Club on October 7th,
from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM. 

This event will provide our members with a unique opportunity to discuss Federal, State and local issues with our elected officials. 

Elected officials confirmed: Representative for Congressman Davidson,
Senator Bob Hackett, Sam Bain for Senator Rob Portman, Michael King for Senator Sherrod Brown, Representative Kyle Koehler, Mayor Warren Copeland, City Manager Bryan Heck, City Commissioners Dr. David Estrop and Rob Rue, County Commissioners Melanie Flax-Wilt and Lowell McGlothin and representation from Township Trustees.
Advanced registration is $15 and includes light appetizers.
The 2021 Best of Springfield Celebration - in partnership with Springfield News-Sun and sponsored by Mercy Health, Park National Bank and Clark Schaefer Hackett - takes place on October 21st at Mother Stewart's Brewing Co. The event includes:

  • Emcee: Comedian & Magician Michael Kent
  • Awards presented in 40 categories
  • Highlights from our 2021 Annual Meeting Awards
  • Presentation of the Dale Henry "Big Dreamer" Banner
  • Food Trucks (vouchers provided)
  • (2) Drink tickets per attendee

Single Tickets: $40
Package of (8) Tickets: $275
Investor News+Events

Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (OACVB) held its 23nd Annual STAR Awards Luncheon before their September Board Meeting in Columbus, Ohio on Thursday, September 16, 2021. At the luncheon, STAR Awards were presented for destination marketing and tourism development efforts in ten different categories.

Visit Greater Springfield received STAR awards in seven categories including four first-place awards in the categories of Visitor Guide, COVID-19 Response Marketing, Promotional Video and Print Advertisement. The Bureau received second place awards in three other categories: Website, Marketing Campaign (for IndieCraft) and Specialty Marketing (for the Discovery Pass).
From The Hub
Jessimi Jones strives to lead the Springfield Museum of Art with a community-focused mindset
Jessimi Jones took on her role as the new executive director of the Springfield Museum of Art in January 2020. 

She didn't know it at the time, but she'd only have about seven weeks in her new position before the COVID-19 pandemic would halt her plans and give her more time to establish what direction she really wanted to lead the museum.

That direction includes ensuring the museum feels welcoming, community focused, and intentional.