Business and professional briefs, May 25, 2014

Business and professional briefs, May 25, 2014

New jobs

Delaney named executive director. Molly Delaney has been hired as executive director of the CU Schools Foundation.

She will work to develop and support innovative programs to help make students in Champaign-Urbana schools ready for college or career.

Delaney most recently was director of educational outreach for WILL.

Drane joins Midland States. Ron Drane has joined Midland States Wealth Management as managing director of its Bloomington and Decatur offices.

He previously spent seven years as executive vice president and senior managing director for Busey Wealth Management.

The new wealth management team for Midland States in Bloomington and Decatur will operate from temporary offices until long-term offices are ready for occupancy.

Millage joins Regent Ballroom. Steffanie Millage has joined the Regent Ballroom, Savoy, as office manager and banquet assistant.

She will help brides plan their weddings and guide them through the event.

Millage has two years of reception planning experience and is a professional makeup artist.

Ramshaw Real Estate adds Wolken. Stephanie Wolken of Paxton has joined Ramshaw Real Estate, Champaign, as a leasing agent.

She will correspond with current and future tenants to schedule and perform showings of rental units.

Wolken has eight years of customer service experience in the financial services field.

She recently received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Eastern Illinois University.

Carle hires Kloeppel. Tiffany Kloeppel has joined Carle as a certified registered nurse anesthetist in anesthesiology.

She earned a master's degree in nursing from Millikin University in 2013.

Association appoints marketing coordinator. Daley Schwengel has joined the Urbana Business Association staff as marketing coordinator.

She will manage the association's social media accounts, maintain its weekly and monthly newsletters and facilitate the city's street pole banner program.

Schwengel, who previously was an aide at Market at the Square and a marketing and special events intern for the city of Urbana, succeeds former UBA marketing coordinator Michelle Lepka.

Morris joins carpentry firm. Dalton Morris of Pesotum has joined Nusbaum and Sons Custom Carpentry, Farmer City, as an estimator.

He is a 2012 graduate of Parkland College's design and construction management program.

Nusbaum and Sons is a family-owned and -operated trim carpentry and finish carpentry business.


Wittig wins nursing award. Cristy Wittig has won the Clinical Nurse Excellence Award at Presence Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.

She is a registered nurse in the hospital's Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center.

Criteria for the award include commitment, compassion and skill in the nursing profession. Peers nominate nurses for the honor, and the winner is chosen by members of the hospital's Professional Practice Committee and hospital leaders.

Palmer appointed to committee. Champaign attorney Mark C. Palmer has been appointed to the Illinois State Bar Association's Standing Committee on Marketing & Communications.

He also serves on the association's Assembly and its Standing Committee on Legal Technology.

Palmer is an attorney with Evans, Froehlich, Beth & Chamley in Champaign and teaches at the University of Illinois College of Law and Police Training Institute.

Crisis Nursery receives Inspire Award. The Crisis Nursery has received Presence Covenant Medical Center's inaugural Inspire Award for community service.

The award is given annually by the medical center to a community organization or leader that exemplifies community outreach values.

"The care they provide for children and families in crisis is inspirational," said Jared C. Rogers, Presence Covenant's interim president and CEO.

Airport takes state honors. The Vermilion Regional Airport in Danville was named "General Aviation Category 'A' Airport of the Year" by the Illinois Department of Transportation's Division of Aeronautics.

The award was one of seven presented to Illinois airports for accomplishments throughout the year. Category "A" airports accommodate aircraft needing more than 5,000 feet of runway.

Tresslar wins sales award. Tim Tresslar of Plato's Closet, Champaign, received the company's Sales Excellence Award at its annual conference in Anaheim, Calif.

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