Champaign Gets ‘Bronze’ Bike-Friendly Status

Article Source: The News-Gazette CHAMPAIGN — The city can now boast its “bicycle friendly community” status after it was one of 17 new cities listed by the League of American Bicyclists on Monday. Champaign entered the ranking as a bronze-level bicycle-friendly community. Five other Illinois cities are ranked — including Urbana, which achieved its bronze Read more »

Greg Gonda Receives Accredited Business Planning Advisor (ABPA) Designation

Greg Gonda

CHAMPAIGN, IL – Gregory J. Gonda, the Illinois Small Business Development Center Director has successfully attained the professional Accredited Business Planning Advisor designation (ABPA). Mr. Gonda attended Accredited – Certified Business Planning Advisor training in New Orleans this past September at the National Association of Small Business Development Center’s 2012 Annual Meeting. This advanced training Read more »

Millennial Entrepreneurs Event to be Held May 1st


Contact: Carly McCrory, Communications Director Champaign County Economic Development Corporation (217) 359-6261 @CHCEDC CHAMPAIGN, IL – Enterprising youth and their impact on economic development will be the topic of discussion at two events to be held on May 1, 2013 starting at 3 pm at the Thelma Keller Convention Center in Effingham, IL. Read more »

Local plant to expand for storage

Article Source: The News-Gazette CHAMPAIGN — A $2.4 million addition to the Silgan White Cap facility in Champaign will enable the container-lid manufacturer to store more materials in-house, the plant manager said. Sam Finch said the plant in Interstate Research Park will add 71,620 square feet to the west side of its building this year, Read more »

2013 Innovation Celebration Winners

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Over 200 people gathered at the National Center for Supercomputer Applications for the Eighth Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening of February 28th 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 »