BRG Sports Featured on Cover of Central IL Business Magazine

BRG Sports, a 2015 Innovation Celebration award recipient located in Rantoul, is featured on the latest edition of Central Illinois Business Magazine. The article covers their products (including a Hello Kitty bike helmet!), 800,000+ SF manufacturing and distribution facility, and company culture.  On the cover is Lewis Hornsby, Vice President Global Logistics/Fulfillment and General Manager Read more »

2015 Innovation Celebration Winners Announced

Over 400 people gathered at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for the 10th Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening on 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 the University’s economic Read more »

Caterpillar Celebrates Grand Opening of Data Innovation Lab at UI Research Park

Article Source: University of Illinois Research Park  Caterpillar Inc. announced today the grand opening of its first data innovation lab, located in Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The lab brings together resources from key fields for the company’s research and development (R&D) efforts, including engineering, computer science, operations research and statistics, Read more »

Champaign County EDC Announces Elmore as New SBDC Director


The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce Don Elmore as the new Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC. Elmore was chosen as the top candidate after a search and evaluation that included EDC Board members and community leaders. Elmore’s first day of work is set for Read more »

Ameren Innovation Center Opens at University of Illinois Research Park

Article Source: University of Illinois Research Park  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced that Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE), a St. Louis-based Fortune 500 energy company, has opened an Innovation Center on campus. Ameren is the first major energy company to open an office at the University of Illinois Research Park. The Ameren Innovation Center Read more »

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