Business and professional briefs, May 4, 2014

New jobs

Carle names vice president. Registered nurse Julianna Sellett has been named vice president of diagnostic and transitional care services for The Carle Foundation.

In addition to diagnostic services, she is responsible for home health services, Carle Medical Supply, Carle Therapy Services, case management and pharmacy services.

Local results from the 2012 agricultural census

The following figures were released Friday by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, for Champaign and Vermilion counties.

The statistics come from the department's Census of Agriculture, which is conducted every five years. These records are from the 2012 census, and were just released.

UI index falls for 3rd month in a row

URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index dropped for a third straight month in April, indicating slowing growth in the state economy.

The index fell from 106.5 in March to 106 in April, after reaching a post-recession high of 107.2 in January, according to the UI's Institute of Government and Public Affairs.

Floor lamp/grow light nears production at Product Manufactory

URBANA — The Product Manufactory is getting ready to roll out its first product — a fashionable floor lamp that can provide indirect overhead lighting as well as a grow light for plants.

The Pria lamp uses three poles standing in a crisscross design, with magnetic LED lights fastened to connectors, high and low, that bridge the poles at two points.

Ad technology firm opens Research Park office

CHAMPAIGN — A Silicon Valley advertising technology company has opened a space in the University of Illinois Research Park.

Turn, which has about 470 employees in offices around the globe, has leased space in the Atkins Building on South First Street, the building formerly home to Motorola before that company closed its offices in the park.

Presence offers electronic access to records

Both Presence hospitals in Urbana and Danville have begun offering patients access to their own electronic medical records around the clock.

Business and professional briefs, April 27, 2014

New jobs

Kaluzny joins law firm. Anna Kaluzny has joined the Schum Law Office, Champaign, as an associate attorney.

She will concentrate her practice in the areas of personal injury and workers' compensation. She is fluent in Spanish and Russian.

Kaluzny received her law degree, cum laude, from the University of Illinois in 2010.

Business listings, April 27, 2014

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

Clark Solutions-Investments, 1607 Harbor Point Drive, C, by Byron Clark, same address.

Cop-Jay's Body Makeover Mobile Fitness, 273 Keystone Drive, Apt. 5, Rantoul, by Jacob Job Ediba, same address.

Building permits, April 27, 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, location, description and cost.


Herman & Kittle Properties, addition and alteration to clubhouse and office at 2106 W. White St., $398,500.

TODAY'S QUIZ: Stating the brand value

What's the most valuable brand in Illinois?

It's McDonald's, according to Brand Finance, which has studied America's corporate brands and ranked them by value.

The Oak Brook-based restaurant chain had a brand value of $26 billion, easily topping Illinois runners-up Walgreens ($15 billion), Accenture ($11 billion) and Boeing ($11 billion).

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