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Easton-Bell Sports Distribution Site Simulation

The new center would be home to the company’s current 300 team members and serve as one of the company’s primary North American sites for assembling, distributing and servicing products from its market-leading sports brand portfolio. Easton-Bell Sports currently operates multiple manufacturing and distribution facilities in Rantoul. The new center would consolidate these facilities into Read more »

Busey’s 60th Champaign County Economic Seminar

Video Source: FirstBusey’s YouTube Channel, Busey, May 14, 2012 In case you missed Busey’s 60th Champaign County Economic Seminar, the program is now available on FirstBusey’s YouTube channel. This year’s theme was “Champaign County—Great by Choice” hosted by Vice Chairman of Busey Bank Ed Scharlau. Expressing optimism about the economy, Scharlau discussed positive trends in Read more »

SBDC has Two Certified Business Development Advisors

Champaign,IL– Greg Gonda and Chirag Shah with the Small Business Development Center at Champaign County Economic Development Corporation have been certified as Business Development Advisors by the Illinois Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth Association. They met the requirements as specified by the private/public partnership of the Illinois Entrepreneurship Network and the Illinois Department of Commerce Read more »

Yahoo! adds jobs at UI Research Park

Article Source: The News-Gaztte, Don Dodson, June 14, 2012 CHAMPAIGN — Yahoo’s office in the University of Illinois Research Park is adding 15 new software engineering jobs, park director Laura Frerichs said Wednesday. The expansion comes just two months after Yahoo announced it would cut 2,000 jobs worldwide, or roughly 14 percent of its staff. Read more »

UC2B Update: Minority firm wins contract for UC2B work

Article Source: The News-Gazette, Patrick Wade, June 12, 2012 CHAMPAIGN — After putting forward an “alternative” bidding process, city officials and community members are hoping that a $1.6 million contract with a minority-owned firm will open up more job opportunities for the city’s underserved neighborhoods. And the company’s owner says he knows how important the Read more »

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