Guth Named EDC Chair for Remainder of FY16

Jill Guth

Jill Guth, of Guth & Associates, has been named EDC Board Chair for the remainder of EDC FY16, ending June 30, 2016. Guth replaces Ron Smith of the Illinois American Water Company who resigned his position last month for a new job opportunity in the St. Louis area. Guth has over 28 years of leadership Read more »

2016 Innovation Celebration Winners Announced

Over 400 people gathered at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for the 11th Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening on January 22nd 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 »

Honoring a Student Innovator Who Worked to Help Others, Alexis Wernsing Innovation Award to be Presented at Innovation Celebration 2016

The University of Illinois Office of Technology Management, Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, and organizers of Innovation Celebration are pleased to announce a new award to be given at Friday’s event. The Alexis Wernsing Innovation Award recognizes an individual or team from the University of Illinois that has channeled their experience living with a disability Read more »

Ushering in the New – Fly Champaign-Urbana Welcomes Executive Director Gene Cossey

Executive Director Gene Cossey

Event Celebrates New Opportunity and Development at Willard Airport SAVOY, Ill. (Dec. 16, 2015) – Today in a special event, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officially welcomed Gene Cossey to the community as the Executive Director for the University of Illinois – Willard Airport. Cossey’s selection to the Champaign-Urbana team followed a national search Read more »

Four Champaign-Urbana Companies Featured in ChicagoInno’s List of “10 Illinois Startups To Watch Based Outside Of Chicago”

In ChicagoInno’s latest ranking of the “10 Illinois Startups to Watch Based Outside of Chicago“, four Champaign-Urbana companies make the list – Quicket Solutions, IntelliWheels, Agrible, and OceanComm. Quicket Solutions, a 2016 Innovation Celebration award finalist, is located in the University of Illinois Research Park. They provide cloud-based, mission critical solutions for law enforcement and Read more »