Business and professional briefs Feb. 24, 2012

New jobs

Old National promotes Miller. Travis Miller has been promoted to assistant vice president, commercial lending, at Old National Bank, Danville.

He has been with the bank since 2001, when he started as a credit portfolio manager.

Complete Care hires Landa. Kelli Landa has been hired as a certified pharmacy technician at Complete Care Pharmacy, Champaign.

She previously worked for Walgreens, where she received recognition for outstanding customer service.

Landa will manage the "Simplify My Meds" program, a personalized refill service, for the pharmacy.

Complete Care recently opened a pharmacy and convenience store on Washington Street in downtown Champaign.

The company also operates pharmacies in Springfield and Chatham.

Forsythe joins Bella Medical Center. Dr. William Forsythe has joined Bella Medical Center, Champaign.

His practice includes varicose vein procedures, wound care, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, wellness and hormone replacement therapy.

Forsythe is board-certified in anti-aging and regenerative medicine and is a health, wellness and aging optimization specialist and internal medicine physician.

He previously worked in the state of Washington, where he was an emergency medicine physician for 12 years.

Law firm adds Bode. Champaign native Patrick Bode has joined the Decatur law firm of Samuels, Miller, Schroeder, Jackson & Sly.

His general civil law practice includes work in the areas of estate planning and probate, corporate and business organizations law, civil litigation and real estate.

Bode graduated magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law. A 2005 graduate of Champaign Centennial High School, he received a bachelor's degree in political science from the UI in 2009.

Rodzen affiliates with Twin City Realty. Patti Rodzen has joined Twin City Realty, Champaign.

Achievements

Broadlands native named to Hall of Fame. The late Merrill Anderson of Newman was one of four people recently inducted into the Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame during the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

Mr. Anderson was born near Broadlands in 1939 and attended the Superior School of Auctioneering, Decatur, in 1961.

He started his professional auction career in the purebred swine business, beginning with the Berkshire breed and adding Chester Whites.

In 1970, he formed C/A Livestock with partners Gordon Phillips, Hays Walker and Casey Anderson, marketing Simmental cattle.

Mr. Anderson also sold Arabian and standardbred horses. He died Feb. 2 of this year.

Attorneys named to Super Lawyers. Four attorneys from the Heyl Royster law firm's Urbana office were recently selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers.

Partner Renee Monfort was listed in personal injury defense — general, and partner Bruce Bonds was listed in workers' compensation.

In the Rising Star category, Brian Smith was listed under civil litigation defense, and Joseph Guyette was listed under workers' compensation.

Miller re-elected fair board president. Kirk Miller of Melvin was recently re-elected president of the Ford County Fair Board.

Dallas Meyer of Thawville and Corinne Brown of Paxton were re-elected vice president and secretary-treasurer, respectively.

Gernand cited for 25 years. Wanda Gernand of Champaign was recently honored for 25 years of service at the Developmental Services Center, Champaign. She has been a bus driver for the center since 1988.

Pruitt gets certification. Susan Pruitt recently passed her pharmacy technician certification test. She has worked in pharmacy for almost 35 years.

She started at Driscoll Pharmacy in Homer for 10 years, then worked at the Christie Pharmacy for 23 years. She joined Walgreens when it bought out the Christie Pharmacy last year.

Pratt commended for ag education. Diana Pratt has been named the Vermilion County 2012 Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year.

Pratt, a third- and fourth-grade teacher at Danville Lutheran School, received the award at the Vermilion County Farm Bureau's annual meeting.

She uses Ag in the Classroom presentations and thematic kits in her classroom. She participated in the first Summer Ag Institute in Vermilion County.

Association certifies first 'green' hotel. The Illinois Green Business Association has certified the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center as the first "green" hotel in Illinois under its Green Hotel Pilot Program.

As part of the hotel's green efforts, almost 100 percent of the lighting has been converted to high-efficiency LEDs (laser-emitting diodes). The hotel uses 100 percent recycled paper as well as motion-sensor lights and water-conserving faucets. Food waste is donated as compost for the community.

BPC earns designation. Benefit Planning Consultants, Champaign, has become one of the first third-party administrators in the nation to earn certification from the Centre for Fiduciary Excellence for retirement plan services.

BPC's retirement plans division serves plans with assets exceeding $1.1 billion for about 700 employers and more than 30,000 retirement plan participants.

The certification process involved a detailed assessment of operational data and procedures, followed by on-site interviews with key personnel.

Tolch receives honor. Toni Tolch of Urbana has earned the AFLIC award from American Family Insurance for outstanding sales of life insurance products.

She has been an agent for American Family since November 1995.

Troxell gains recognition. Jack Troxell has been awarded the Seniors Real Estate Specialist designation from the Seniors Real Estate Specialist Council of the National Association of Realtors.

Designees are deemed qualified to address the needs of homebuyers age 50 and older.

Troxell is affiliated with the Littlefield Team of Keller Williams Realty, Champaign.

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