SBDC has Two Certified Business Development Advisors

Champaign,IL– Greg Gonda and Chirag Shah with the Small Business Development Center at Champaign County Economic Development Corporation have been certified as Business Development Advisors by the Illinois Entrepreneurship and Small Business Growth Association. They met the requirements as specified by the private/public partnership of the Illinois Entrepreneurship Network and the Illinois Department of Commerce Read more »

Yahoo! adds jobs at UI Research Park

Article Source: The News-Gaztte, Don Dodson, June 14, 2012 CHAMPAIGN — Yahoo’s office in the University of Illinois Research Park is adding 15 new software engineering jobs, park director Laura Frerichs said Wednesday. The expansion comes just two months after Yahoo announced it would cut 2,000 jobs worldwide, or roughly 14 percent of its staff. Read more »

UC2B Update: Minority firm wins contract for UC2B work

Article Source: The News-Gazette, Patrick Wade, June 12, 2012 CHAMPAIGN — After putting forward an “alternative” bidding process, city officials and community members are hoping that a $1.6 million contract with a minority-owned firm will open up more job opportunities for the city’s underserved neighborhoods. And the company’s owner says he knows how important the Read more »

Yahoo Adding 15 New Engineering Positions in the Research Park

Article Source: Research Park, University of Illinois, June 8, 2012 Yahoo!’s Champaign, Ill., office in the Research Park announced an expansion of their current workforce to include 15 new software engineering positions. The positions will work on the Yahoo! data processing infrastructure.  The positions including challneging responsibilities in designing and implementing high-performance algorithms that can scale Read more »

Congratulations to EDC stakeholder, Dwight Miller, Entrepreneur of the Year!

Article Source: The News Gazette, Don Dodson, June 7, 2012 CHAMPAIGN — Local McDonald’s franchisee Dwight Miller was hailed as a high-energy, goal-oriented businessman in being named Parkland College Foundation’s Entrepreneur of the Year. About 250 people turned out Wednesday to honor Miller — whose company operates 10 area McDonald’s restaurants — at a banquet Read more »