Hershey unwraps new corporate logo

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The Hershey Co. is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products.

The candy maker on Friday announced the new logo design, which adds a new version of the Kisses chocolate at the end of the company's name.

Decision time: Cash out of stocks or stay

NEW YORK — Is it time to cash out of stocks?

The market has nearly tripled in a little over five years, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 2,000 for the first time on Tuesday. With each record, the temptation grows to take your winnings and flee.

It's Your Business: Sharing the Magic

Professional magician Andy Dallas, who has escaped from water coffins and body bags, is now attempting his latest feat: extricating himself from his costume and magic business.

Dallas is turning over management of Dallas & Co. Costumes & Magic to his son, Rob, and daughter-in-law, Ashley.

Business calendar, Aug. 31, 2014

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Business listings, Aug. 31, 2014

These applications for assumed business names were filed recently at the Champaign County clerk's office:

Blossom Painting & Decorating, 1215 W. Park Ave., C, by Lisa Gustafsson, same address.

Frerichs Real Estate Team, 2441 Village Green Place, C, by John R. Frerichs, 818 E. North St., Monticello.

Quick Read: Area firms make Inc. 5000 list

Inc. magazine recently released its 2014 Inc. 5000 list, a compilation of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately owned U.S.-based firms based on revenue growth from 2010 to 2013.

Figures below show area companies that made the list, revenue for the 2013 calendar year, three-year revenue growth rate, description of company and number of employees.

New fund focuses on 'behavioral science' research

Firm says effort is only publicly traded mutual fund managed in county

CHAMPAIGN — Cozad Asset Management has launched what it believes is the only publicly traded mutual fund managed in Champaign County.

The fund, known as the Cozad Small Cap Value Fund, began trading July 1 under the ticker symbol COZIX.

Business and professional briefs, Aug. 31, 2014

New jobs

Two join Kirby Medical Center. Mark Fred and Andrew Buffenbarger have joined the staff of Kirby Medical Center, Monticello.

Fred has been named chief operating officer. He will oversee imaging, lab, environmental services, facilities, food and nutrition services, quality, infection control and accreditation.

Building permits, Aug. 31, 2014

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, location and cost.


Mode 3 Architecture, new multifamily residence at 507 S. Second St., $5,340,361.

Sneak peek at IYB: Another Jimmy John's on the way

Here's a sneak peek at an item from It's Your Business. Read this and more Sunday.