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Decatur, Champaign EDCs Announce Partnership

From the press release: DECATUR, IL, April 19, 2017 – Businesses in the Decatur area now have local access to the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the United States. Officials from the Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of Decatur – Macon County and Champaign County EDC announced the expansion of the Illinois Small Business Read more »

New Videos: Why Champaign-Urbana

Residents of Champaign-Urbana (& the surrounding area) share what it is they love about living, working, and running a business/organization in C-U. Part 1 Testimonials: – Al Fleener – President & Creative Director, Surface 51 – Laura Bleill – Mom-in-Chief, + Associate Director, UI Research Park – Bill Giannetti – President, Flightstar Corporation – Read more »

2017 Innovation Celebration Winners Announced

CHAMPAIGN, IL, March 6, 2017 – Over 350 people gathered at Parkland College for the 12th Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening of Friday, March 3rd 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 Read more »

United Airlines To Begin Service At Willard Airport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2/27/17 CONTACT: Gene Cossey, Executive Director University of Illinois-Willard Airport 217-244-8640 United Airlines to Begin Service at Willard Airport CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — United Airlines announced today that it plans to begin service between Champaign-Urbana (CMI) and Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) starting June 8, 2017. The new service offers convenient flight Read more »

New Processing Facility Coming to Central Illinois for Organic and Non-GMO Sunflower and Soy Products

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Curtis Bennett Vice President, Sales & Operations Clarkson Soy Products, LLC 217-763-9511 – Ext. 124 CHAMPAIGN, IL, February 21, 2017 – A new state-of-the-art 30,000 sq ft processing facility for organic and non-GMO sunflower and soy lecithin is slated to open in August 2017 at Titan Warehouse in northeast Read more »