Celebrate the city’s amazing makers at our market on Small Business Saturday


We are hosting a Makers Market on Saturday, November 30thto celebrate the 10thannual Small Business Saturday. 

Our market, which will be located in our purpose-built showroom and workshop on 1315 Ottis Street, Springfield, 62703, will feature local independent artisans, Just the Basics cocktail bar, and a children’s make and take workshop. 

We really hope that people will come out, the weekend after Thanksgiving, and support our local makers and small independent businesses. 

Sam Madonia and the Springfield AM crew will be broadcasting live from Sangamon Reclaimed the day of the market, which takes place from 8am to 4pm. 

For more information visit our facebook page.

Sangamon Reclaimed Founder and President named Central Illinois Business magazine Forty Under 40 recipient

Sangamon Reclaimed Founder and President, Brian Frieze has been named as a Central Illinois Business magazine Forty Under 40 recipient. 

Winners are chosen based on their achievements, innovation, leadership ability, expertise in their field and community involvement. 

“It’s an honor to be recognized among this year’s class of Central Illinois Business magazine Forty Under 40 recipients, but Sangamon Reclaimed and the work we do in the community would not be possible were it not for our loyal customers, family, and friends.” 

Brian will feature in the October/November issue of Central Illinois Business magazine and will be honored at a luncheon on Thursday, October 10 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign.

Brian’s list of accolades to date include Springfield Business Journal's Top Forty Under 40 Award, Woodworking Network’s 40 Under 40 Award, and The Junior Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Young Persons Award of Illinois. While Sangamon Reclaimed has also received the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards - Business Owner of the Year 2016, The Illinois Department of Veterans' Illinois Veterans' Business Appreciation Award, the Good as Gold Honor Business Roll by the University of Illinois Springfield 2018 and 2019, and Local First Springfield Emerging & Energized Award 2018. 

Sangamon Reclaimed founder and president Local First Springfield Annual Awards 2019 judge

I had the pleasure of judging this year’s Local First Springfield Annual Awards alongside Paula Ryan of Ryan Homes and Paula Ryan Design and longtime Local First member Lashonda Fitch

Having received the Emerging and Energized Award at the inaugural event in 2018 I was excited to play my part in the judging process this year. What an amazing membership Local First Springfield has! The level of entries was quite astounding. There are companies out there making a positive impact on our economy, on the community, and encouraging people to support local! With so much competition it was certainly not an easy task to choose the 2019 winners. 

I can’t wait to celebrate with this year’s nominees and winners on Thursday, September 12 at Springfield Electric Lighting & Design.

For information about those shortlisted visit: https://www.localfirstspringfield.com/post/get-to-know-our-2019-local-first-springfield-award-nominees

To book your spot at this year’s Local First Springfield Awards visit:

See you there!


Photos by Hannah Draughan Photography