Business and professional briefs Dec. 2, 2012

Business and professional briefs Dec. 2, 2012

New jobs

Meadowbrook assigns new duties. Kellijo Leach and Kristy Stoker have been given new responsibilities at Meadowbrook Health Center at Clark-Lindsey, Urbana.

Leach has been named the life enrichment director. She will continue to supervise the restorative program and therapy program. She has worked at Meadowbrook for more than two years.

Stoker will be dedicated full-time to the social services department. She will help residents with the process of moving in and moving out when ready to return home. She previously devoted time to both the life enrichment and social services departments. Stoker has worked at Meadowbrook for more than 20 years.

Frasca adds four employees. Margarita Carter, Sara Cravens, Gary Ingold and Cathy Smith have joined the staff of Frasca International, Urbana.

Carter is a part-time electronic technician. She is working toward an associate degree in electronic control systems at Parkland College. Previously a Navy petty officer second class, she is now in the Navy Reserve.

Cravens works in customer service support, providing customer service and product support. She was previously employed at the Champaign County sheriff's office.

Ingold is a mechanical engineer in the hardware engineering department. He was most recently employed at Tridan International, Danville.

Smith is a part-time export compliance specialist. She previously worked for Centra Technology, Arlington, Va.

Norrick named CEO. Scott Norrick has been appointed chief executive officer of Chicago-based Epic Burger.

Norrick has 12 years of executive-level restaurant experience, most recently having been senior vice president of development for Potbelly Sandwich Works for three years.

Before that, he held executive positions with Darden Restaurants and Steak 'n Shake.

Epic Burger has seven locations in the greater Chicago area. It was founded in 2008 by David Friedman, who will remain involved in public relations, brand initiatives and concept development.

Both Norrick and Friedman will serve on Epic Burger's board of directors.

Johnson joins Coldwell Banker Commercial. Kristina Johnson has joined the commercial brokerage team at the Champaign office of Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty.

Johnson was previously a market research intern for the company while attending school and rearing her son, Justice. A Champaign native, she is a former small business owner.

Salon adds three. Robert Davis of Champaign, Jessica Meiner of Urbana and Christy Ann Elamma of Bement have joined the staff of The Studio Salon, Photography and Day Spa in Urbana.

Davis is salon coordinator and stylist. He has been a longtime salon owner and a national consultant in the salon and spa field.

Meiner is a massage therapist providing Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, hydrotherapy sessions and body treatments, including anti-aging, exfoliating and detoxifying body wraps. She graduated from Parkland College's massage therapy program.

Elamma is a massage therapist providing massage, body wraps and body scrubs. She formerly worked at Namaste Healing Arts Studio, New Image Day Spa & Salon and Serenity Day Spa.


Society appoints Prom to post. Christopher J. Prom has been appointed publications editor of the Society of American Archivists.

He is assistant university archivist and associate professor of library administration at the University of Illinois.

Prom will begin his three-year term Feb. 28. The publications editor directs the work of the eight-member publications board and acquires and reviews manuscripts, among other duties.

The society has more than 6,000 individual and institutional members.

Satterwhite wins teaching award.Marcy Satterwhite has won the North Central Business Education Association's 2012 Postsecondary Teacher of the Year Award for outstanding contributions to business education.

Satterwhite is business instructor and coordinator of the desktop publishing and graphic design programs at Lake Land College, Mattoon.

The association covers the North Central Region, which includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.

CERL employees receive honor. Researchers Louis "Buddy" Bartels of Mahomet and Lance Marrano of Champaign have received the Commander's Award for Civilian Service at the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, Champaign.

They were cited for contributions in forming the Asset Management Program Delivery Team to support the Defense Logistics Agency in conducting real property inventory and condition assessments worldwide.

They also developed a new business process for completing the assessments.

Flowers earns designation. Donna Flowers has completed requirements to be named an American Society for Quality-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence.

Flowers is a quality improvement coordinator at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

School design wins award. The design of the new Carrie Busey Elementary School in Savoy has won an Award of Distinction from the Illinois Association of School Boards.

The award was given to the Champaign school district and Cannon Design.

The Award of Distinction is the top honor in the school design competition sponsored by IASB Service Associates. This year's jury gave one Award of Distinction, three Awards of Merit and two Honorable Mentions.

Pharmacy gains accreditation. Doug's Compounding Pharmacy, Paxton, has been accredited by the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board.

Doug's was the fifth pharmacy in Illinois to receive that accreditation. Nationwide, 167 pharmacies have been accredited.

Doug Higgins is owner of and pharmacist at Doug's Compounding Pharmacy, which has been preparing compounded medications since 1997. The pharmacy has more than 15 employees.

Nelson speaks at conference. Douglas Nelson was the featured presenter at the fall education conference for the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association in Eau Claire, Wis.

The topic was precision neuromuscular therapy for the neck and head. The presentation covered soft-tissue pain and dysfunction and its role in pain and limitation in neck movement, headaches and orofacial pain.

Nelson is president of BodyWork Associates, Champaign.

Roy given nursing award. Registered nurse Lauren Roy has received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses at Carle. She is a member of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit staff.

Roy received a certificate, pin, sculpture and bouquet.

Brain injury group commends Carle. Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, received the Make a Difference Award at the annual conference of the Brain Injury Association of Illinois.

The association cited outstanding care in the emergency department and excellence in acute care, rehabilitation, outpatient services, brain injury waivers and support groups.

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