Reduce Food Waste at Restaurants with Zero Percent

Article Source: TECH cocktail, Kira Newman, April 25, 2012 Urbana, IL’s Zero Percent is tackling a problem that’s already been accepted as the norm: food waste. “As standard business practice, U.S. restaurants waste over $10 billion a year —Literally. When faced with the chore of trying to find use of excess fresh-food inventory, the easiest thing for Read more »

TECH cocktail photo highligts

Here are some highlights from last night’s TECH cocktail event. All of the photos can be found on our Facebook page.   All of the photos can be found on our Facebook page.

Meet 10 Early Stage Startups at Tonight’s TECH cocktail Champaign Mixer

Article Source: TECH cocktail, Monika Jansen, April 24, 2012 We are excited to be back in Champaign, IL for our 2nd Tech Cocktail Champaign Mixer event.  While all of our events are unique thanks to any one city’s unique community mix of academia, established startups, investors, and mentors, Champaign’s startup scene sets itself apart thanks to Read more »

‘Big Broadband’ progress reported

Article Source: The News-Gazette, Thursday, 4/12/2012, Don Dodson Mike Smeltzer of the Urbana Champaign Big Broadband project said 75 percent of the conduits for the project have been installed so far, with the first fiber installed in February. He said the first customers are expected to “go live” in June and July, with grant-funded construction Read more »

Solo Cup plant looking forward to planned merger with Dart

Article Source: The News-Gazette, Thursday, 4/12/2012, Don Dodson CHAMPAIGN — Local economic development officials say it’s “business as usual” at Urbana’s Solo Cup plant following the recent announcement that Dart Container plans to acquire Solo. Representatives of the Champaign County Economic Development Corp. met with local Solo officials on April 5, two weeks after the Read more »