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Champaign-Urbana Named One of Top Cities for Job-Seeking College Grads

Champaign-Urbana earned the #4 spot in the smallest metros (population below 250,000) on American Institute for Economic Research’s (AIER) ranking of the top cities in America for young college graduates. The nine-factor formula centered on demographics, economics and quality of life. Additional factors in the Employment Destinations Index included bars and restaurants, entertainment and arts venues, Read more »

You’re Welcome CU Reaches New Heights

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The top of Illinois American Water‘s new tower was raised this morning – and it features a familiar look, the logo of You’re Welcome CU. The structure, located near the intersection of I-72 and I-57 in Champaign, is set to be completed this August. The 1 million gallon storage tank will be providing water storage Read more »

JELD-WEN Launches Training Initiative, Opens JELD-WEN University in Rantoul

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Today we attended the grand opening & ribbon cutting celebration of JELD-WEN University – Midwest Learning Center in Rantoul. This is the first regional learning center for the company. In total, the company will create four learning centers with several more coming soon to service regional demand. The learning centers will provide deep-dive training into Read more »

Willard Airport TSA Pre✓® Local Enrollment Event

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Frequent traveler? Consider enrolling in TSA Pre✓® , an expedited screening program available at 167 U.S. airports. Fly Champaign-Urbana is hosting a local enrollment event from April 25th to May 6th. Learn more/schedule your appointment: https://www.flycmi.com/tsaprecheck. From the press release: CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Air travelers who would like to enroll in TSA’s popular expedited-screening program Read more »

CEB Data Innovation Center Opens at UI Research Park

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From the press release: CEB TAPS TOP TECH MINDS TO ADVANCE TALENT ANALYTICS LEADERSHIP Employees at new Data Innovation Center at Research Park at the University of Illinois to Focus on Emerging Technologies’ Applications for Talent-Focused Organizations ARLINGTON, Va., March 16, 2016—CEB (NYSE:CEB), a best practice insight and technology company, today announced the grand opening Read more »