2018 Illinois Manufacturing Day / Month

Huge thanks to all of our local companies who opened up their doors for tours in celebration of Manufacturing Day and Illinois Manufacturing Month! More than 175 attendees joined us for tours at local companies, including several area high school students. Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. Champaign, IL Established in June 1986, Advanced Filtration Systems Inc. (AFSI), Read more »

2018 Manufacturing Day & Illinois Manufacturing Month

With the State of Illinois recognizing October as Manufacturing Month and Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 5, we’re celebrating in a big way by partnering with local companies to open up their doors for presentations and tours.   What is Manufacturing Day? Manufacturing Day® is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers and Read more »

SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Visits Champaign

Through our Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC and in partnership with University of Illinois Research Park, we were honored to host U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Linda McMahon in Champaign today, September 24. This visit is a continuation of the Administrator’s nationwide SBA Ignite Tour dedicated to highlighting SBA programs Read more »

Advanced Forklift Training Program at Parkland College BTCE

Parkland College Business Training & Community Education (BTCE) has put together an Advanced Forklift Training Program intended to educate and produce skilled and successful operators. The program will consist of a 4-day (32-hour total) training that includes both classroom and extensive hands on driving exercises. The training will take place September 18, 20, 25, and Read more »

JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton Visit Champaign-Urbana

Today we hosted JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton in Champaign-Urbana to showcase our community & meet local employers. We heard from many about why they choose our community – low cost of living, great companies to work for, access to talent, no traffic. Cathy Singer, VP Engineering, gave us a tour of Oath, the largest Read more »