Michael Haskins

  • published Springfield Business Directory in Business 2024-06-14 05:27:26 -0400

  • published Vendors in Business 2024-05-28 16:48:22 -0400

  • published Membership 2024-05-18 10:00:53 -0400

  • published #SPARperks in Membership 2024-05-18 09:57:13 -0400



    Our #SPARperks program provides discounts from local businesses for SPAR members. Just present your #SPARperks key tag at checkout to access these discounts.

    Not a member? Join today to access these and other benefits!



     Thank you to the local businesses who make these discounts possible!

     If your business would like to participate, please contact us!



  • published Business 2024-05-17 15:03:09 -0400


    The Springfield Area Merchants and Business Association (SAMBA) works to:

    • Promote civic pride and awareness of Springfield’s assets, particularly those of the business community, through marketing, fundraising, and cultural participation; 
    • Recruit professionals and business owners to open offices and retail establishments in our area to provide a greater range of goods and services and job opportunities;
    • Collaborate with other neighborhood organizations and government agencies on projects designed to enhance the quality of life in our business district and surrounding neighborhoods; and
    • Offer educational and networking opportunities to member businesses.


    Membership supports our work and provides unique benefits specifically for local businesses, including access to our facade and marketing grants, preferred vendor status, and networking opportunities. Please consider a business membership today!




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  • published Committees in Membership 2024-02-17 15:52:23 -0500


    Joining a committee is a great way to get involved, learn more about upcoming developments impacting Springfield, and ensure that your voice is heard in our neighborhood. Our committee members provide valuable input and planning for a variety of Springfield initiatives.

    To join a committee, email us at [email protected] or call us at 904-353-7727 and we'll send you information on when and where the committee meets next. Please note that we ask our committee members to maintain general membership in Springfield Preservation and Revitalization.

    • Commercial Corridors: Improves our commercial corridors (Main Street, 8th Street, and Pearl Street) through small business grantmaking, running our business association, and beautification efforts
    • Community Engagement: Recruits volunteers for our events and programs throughout the year
    • Commercial and Residential Infrastructure: Reviews proposed changes to our neighborhood and provides opportunities for community input on new developments
    • Design Review: Reviews proposed changes to historic properties in our neighborhood and provides opportunities for community input on those changes
    • Fund Development: Raises funds to support our work through grant applications, corporate sponsorships, and donor giving
    • Holiday Society: Decorates the neighborhood for the holidays, including lights on Main Street and the tree in Sesquicentennial Park
    • Home Tour: Organizes the Historic Springfield Tour of Homes and Gardens
    • PorchFest: Organizes Jacksonville PorchFest, a free, annual community music festival

  • published Signature Events in Events 2024-01-31 06:10:39 -0500

  • published Endowed Fund in Donate 2024-01-23 17:46:12 -0500

  • signed up on Sponsorship 2024-01-10 16:18:52 -0500


    Springfield Preservation and Revitalization (SPAR) Council runs multiple yearly events and programs. If you or your business are interested in receiving sponsorship information on specific programs, please fill out this form and we will be in touch with you soon. Your in-kind gifts of items or services are also appreciated!

    Thank you for your interest in supporting our organization's work!

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