Champaign-Urbana Reminds World of Innovation History with “You’re Welcome” Campaign

YW Logo

Effort highlights history of innovation, culture, quality of life Champaign, IL (September 23, 2015) – From the plasma TV to the Web browser to LED technology and oh-so-delicious whipped cream in a can, Champaign-Urbana has a rich legacy of innovation that is virtually unmatched. Yet, few people outside of the 217 area code realize that Read more »

SBA Regional Administrator Marianne Markowitz Presents $100,000 Boost to Champaign’s Small Business Opportunities

SBA Check Presentation

The U.S. Small Business Administration was in town this morning to present $100,000 total in awards, including $50,000 to the City of Champaign, one of SBA’s 28 Startup in a Day winners, and $50,000 to EnterpriseWorks at University of Illinois Research Park, one of Illinois’ four Growth Accelerator Fund Competition winners. These awards will help Read more »

Fly Champaign-Urbana Unveiled as New Brand of University of Illinois – Willard Airport


Article Source: Smile Politely SAVOY, IL (Aug. 19, 2015) – Fly Champaign-Urbana has officially been unveiled as the new brand for University of Illinois – Willard Airport. New logos, a revamped website as well as social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have been established as part of larger effort to increase awareness Read more »

BRG Sports Featured on Cover of Central IL Business Magazine

BRG Sports, a 2015 Innovation Celebration award recipient located in Rantoul, is featured on the latest edition of Central Illinois Business Magazine. The article covers their products (including a Hello Kitty bike helmet!), 800,000+ SF manufacturing and distribution facility, and company culture.  On the cover is Lewis Hornsby, Vice President Global Logistics/Fulfillment and General Manager Read more »

2015 Innovation Celebration Winners Announced

Over 400 people gathered at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts for the 10th Annual Innovation Celebration on the evening on March 3rd 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 »