Recent News

International Trade Center Awarded Governor’s Export Award

CHAMPAIGN, IL, May 30, 2018 – The International Trade Center of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC proudly accepted the Export Awareness and Development Award at the 2018 Governor’s Export Awards, held at the Union League Club of Chicago on May 24th. The Governor’s Export Awards are Illinois’ highest recognition of Read more »

II-VI Incorporated Opens New Facility for Epitaxial Wafer Manufacturing

As part of the II-VI Epiworks event, a Proclamation was read by Council Member Angie Brix (on behalf of Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen) declaring May 15, 2018 as II-VI EpiWorks Day in the City of Champaign. From the press release: PITTSBURGH, May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – II‐VI Incorporated (NASDAQ:IIVI), a leading provider of compound Read more »

Champaign County Freight Study: Stakeholder Survey

We invite you to participate in a short survey to help the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission develop a freight plan for Champaign County. The freight plan aims to identify and address the challenges of freight movement on the transportation network in Champaign County. To help ensure the needs and priorities of the business community Read more »

Early College & Career Academy (ECCA) Video

Together with Education for Employment System #330, we’re excited to release a new video highlighting the Early College & Career Academy (ECCA), a joint effort of EFE #330 (a K-12 Career and Technical Education cooperative) and Parkland College. The Early College and Career Academy (ECCA) is a program for high school juniors and seniors to Read more »

Litania Sports Group – 100/150 Anniversary Celebration

We celebrated two big milestones with Litania Sports Group yesterday – 100 years for Gill Athletics & 150 years for Porter Athletic. Champaign Mayor Deborah Frank Feinen read a proclamation declaring April 18, 2018 as Litania Sports Group Day. Gill Athletics, founded in 1918, is the official Track Equipment Corporate Partner of the NFHS and the Official Read more »