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Kotewa Honored by Central Illinois Business Magazine as ‘Forty Under 40’ Award Recipient

The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce that Erik Kotewa, our Deputy Director, has been selected as a ‘Forty Under 40’ award recipient by Central Illinois Business Magazine, a publication by The News-Gazette.

The awards recognize young professionals for their achievements, experience, innovation, leadership and community involvement. The magazine solicited nominations from the community, and an independent panel of judges reviewed the nominations and chose the 40 winners, including a Woman of the Year and Man of the Year.

“We are thrilled for Erik to be recognized with this honor and look forward to celebrating his award with him in October”, said Craig Rost, EDC Executive Director. “This list is a wonderful representation of the young professionals in Champaign County making a positive impact in their communities.”

Kotewa will be honored at the 7th Annual ‘Forty Under 40’ Awards luncheon on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. For more information about the luncheon and to view the full list of winners, visit