SBDC has two certified FastTrac® facilitators

Greg Gonda and Chirag Shah with the Small Business Development Center at the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation have been certified as facilitators in the Kauffman Foundation FastTrac® workshops. FastTrac® programs are practical, hands-on business development courses designed to help entrepreneurs hone the skills needed to create, manage and grow successful businesses. FastTrac® participants don’t Read more »


Source: World News with Diane Sawyer Diane Sawyer has compiled a coast-to-coast list of products being made in the US. Thirty-seven, here, in Illinois. Made in America Map

Hobbico picks up three new radio-control lines

Article Source: The News-Gazette Fri, 01/13/2012 – 12:00pm | The News-Gazette CHAMPAIGN — Hobbico has acquired three new lines of radio-controlled cars — one from California and the other two from the United Kingdom. The Champaign-based manufacturer and marketer of model hobby products announced this week that it had acquired Irvine, Calif.-based Axial Racing, which Read more »

Former Employees Claim Ownership of Twitter Handles, LinkedIn Connections

Article Source: Society for Human Resource Management 1/10/2012 By Allen Smith Lawsuits over social media are on the rise as employers and former employees wrangle over who owns Twitter handles and followers as well as LinkedIn connections. The law is developing on these questions, according to Eric Meyer, an attorney with Dilworth Paxson LLP in Read more »

Flightstar acquires Bloomington firm

Article Source: The News-Gazette Fri, 01/13/2012 – 10:00am | Don Dodson, staff writer SAVOY — Flightstar Corp. has acquired the assets of Bloomington Avionics and transferred its five employees to Flightstar’s facility at Willard Airport. Bloomington Avionics had operated at Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington for more than 30 years. It had a full-service Read more »