Recent News

Patterson Wins Cozad Entrepreneur Award

Congratulations to Lori Gold Patterson, CEO of Pixo and EDC Board member! Lori will receive the V. Dale Cozad Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Parkland College on June 8th at the iHotel and Conference Center. Read more about the award here. Pixo was recently honored at Innovation Celebration 2016 as a finalist for the Innovation: Longevity Read more »

TINKER by IntelliWheels, Inc. Selected as National Finalist in SBA InnovateHER Business Challenge

From the January 21, 2016 press release: SBA Names Finalists for InnovateHER Business Challenge 10 Game Changing Entrepreneurs Selected to Pitch Their Innovative Products and Services During Women’s History Month WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced the finalists of the 2016 InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge, a nationwide business competition Read more »

Guth Named EDC Chair for Remainder of FY16

Jill Guth

Jill Guth, of Guth & Associates, has been named EDC Board Chair for the remainder of EDC FY16, ending June 30, 2016. Guth replaces Ron Smith of the Illinois American Water Company who resigned his position last month for a new job opportunity in the St. Louis area. Guth has over 28 years of leadership Read more »

2016 Innovation Celebration Winners Announced

Over 400 people gathered at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for the 11th Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening on January 22nd to recognize those individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions, taken risks, and provided leadership to ensure the continuing economic success of Champaign County, the ongoing success of the University’s economic Read more »

Honoring a Student Innovator Who Worked to Help Others, Alexis Wernsing Innovation Award to be Presented at Innovation Celebration 2016

The University of Illinois Office of Technology Management, Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, and organizers of Innovation Celebration are pleased to announce a new award to be given at Friday’s event. The Alexis Wernsing Innovation Award recognizes an individual or team from the University of Illinois that has channeled their experience living with a disability Read more »