Building permits, Feb. 22, 2015

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, site and cost.


Farm bill affecting funding, acreage for conservation

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It's Your Business: Developer updates First/Springfield plans

CHAMPAIGN — Dan Hamelberg has updated his plans for developing the northeast corner of First Street and Springfield Avenue in Champaign.

Hamelberg, the chairman of The University Group, said he plans to tear down all the buildings on the east side of First Street from Springfield Avenue north to White Street.

Business listings, Feb. 22, 2015

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

C-U Air Duct Cleaning, 309 Bluestem Drive, Savoy, by Louis E. Fincham, same address.

Lefilsmak Production, 508 E. Bradley Ave., C, by Di Makaya, same address.

Remarc Media Group, 604 Rosewood Drive, St. Joseph, by Eric Cramer, same address.

Dick's Sporting Goods, Field & Stream to combine at former Sears site at Market Place

CHAMPAIGN — Dick's Sporting Goods and an affiliated outdoors store, Field & Stream, plan to open at Market Place Mall in a new 102,000-square-foot building on the site of the recently demolished Sears store.

IYB sneak peek: Neil Street hotel eyes late-summer opening

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The superstructure for the new Home2 Suites Hotel on South Neil Street in Champaign is up, and owner Steve Horve said he’s hoping it will be ready for guests in August or September.

Bermingham named Athena Young Professional

CHAMPAIGN — Kathryn J. Bermingham has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Athena Young Professional Award and will receive it at a luncheon today.

The award is given annually to an emerging leader between the ages of 25 and 35 who serves as a role model or mentor for other women.

Athena Award winner: 'Find the good'

CHAMPAIGN — Amy Randolph, this year's Athena Award winner, measures her own success largely by how well she helps others succeed.

Randolph, executive vice president and chief brand officer at First Busey Corp., said she was shocked to learn she would receive the award, to be given at a luncheon today at the Champaign Country Club.

Elmore to lead Small Business Development Center

CHAMPAIGN — Don Elmore has been named director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center, effective March 2.

Elmore, the co-owner of Jane Addams Book Shop in downtown Champaign, has held marketing and product management roles with several local companies, many of them technology-based. He also has been active in several civic organizations.

Working outside the box

URBANA — Inside the doors of a downtown Urbana storefront, you'll find a design firm, a graphic artist, video and social media consultants, a health and wellness communications specialist and a freelance copy editor all sharing a common workspace.

Occasionally, you'll find a pop-up doughnut shop or home decor shop there too.