The Southern - Southern Business Journal

Cover: Flow of dollars: Shopping locally helps fill the economic pool

It’s November. Swimming pools probably do not come to mind very often this time of year. Yet when Carbondale Economic Development Director … Read more

Energy Awareness: Southern Illinois makes shopping locally a breeze

As a small-town business that is focused on sustainability and saving our customers money, shopping locally is very near and dear to our he… Read more

Social Media and Business: What is local to your business? Social media helps bridge the gap between local and global commerce

It’s time to change the way we talk about Shop Local. It’s time to change the way we talk about selling locally. It’s time to acknowledge t… Read more

Investments: Where does the money come from?

A frequent question we get with Champion Community Investments is if CCI isn’t a bank, where does the lending money come from? Let’s take a… Read more

Chamber of Commerce: Make your list, check it twice and shop local

As we approach the holiday season, for many of us that means shopping for gifts. So as you make your list and check it twice, be certain to… Read more

Social Security: Social Security when you are self-employed

Most people who pay into Social Security work for an employer. Their employer deducts Social Security taxes from their paycheck, matches th… Read more