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Virtual Community Dining and Toast to Celebrate Champaign County Hospitality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    March 26, 2020 Virtual Community Dining and Toast to Celebrate Champaign County Hospitality Champaign, IL – On Saturday, March 28, ChambanaMoms.com, You’re Welcome CU, and Visit Champaign County will host Takeout & A Toast for Champaign County virtually though Facebook. The event encourages locals to get takeout from Read more »

Postponed: 15th Annual Innovation Celebration

March 11, 2020 For the health and safety of our community, we have decided to postpone our 15th Annual Innovation Celebration – scheduled for April 1st – until a later date still to be determined. While there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Champaign County, we are taking proactive measures to protect our 400+ attendees. Read more »

New Report Highlights Willard Airport’s $99.75M Economic Impact to Region

For Immediate Release  Contacts: Carly McCrory, Executive Director Champaign County Economic Development Corporation 217-649-2586 carly@champaigncountyedc.org www.champaigncountyedc.org Tim Bannon, Executive Director University of Illinois-Willard Airport 217-244-8689 tbannon1@illinois.edu www.iflycu.com  NEW REPORT HIGHLIGHTS WILLARD AIRPORT’S $99.75M ECONOMIC IMPACT TO REGION CHAMPAIGN, IL, October 24, 2019 – In a new report measuring the economic impact of the University of Read more »

U.S. Customs and Border Protection General Aviation Facility Being Constructed at Willard Airport

SAVOY, IL (AUGUST 8, 2019) – Construction is underway on a new state-of-the-art U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) General Aviation Facility (GAF) at Willard Airport. The facility, funded through Flightstar, will allow for international General Aviation to arrive directy at Willard without having to pass through customs at another airport. “This future CBP facility Read more »

2019 Innovation Celebration Winners Announced

CHAMPAIGN, IL, April 1, 2019 – Over 350 people gathered at Parkland College for the 14th Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening of Friday, March 29 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 Read more »