Business

In the market for a new home? Hoodle wants your clicks

CHAMPAIGN — If you want to build a new home but don't know precisely where, you may want to huddle with Hoodle.

Hoodle (rhymes with "noodle") is a new website that provides all kinds of information about subdivisions under development in the Champaign-Urbana area, as well as other parts of Illinois.


Drones hold promise for agriculture

Aaron Sheller was sitting in a lawn chair behind his machine shop in Hamilton County, Ind., when his farm business partner asked, "What are you doing?"

His response?

"I'm scouting our corn, Mom."

In the old days, farmers walked through their fields of corn and soybeans, searching for aphids, weeds and other pests or problem areas.


Building permits, June 1, 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.

CHAMPAIGN

Armstrong Construction, new single-family home at 2009 Savanna Drive, $228,500.


Business listings, June 1, 2014

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

Celebrate Nature's Gifts, 1839 County Road 3500 N, Ludlow, by Lisa M. Birch, same address.

DeBords Auto Care, 2706 E. Main St., U, by Damian and Merle DeBord, same address.

Dee's Sugar Shack, 1510 Thornton Drive, C, by Darlene Dobynes-Ferris, same address.


It's Your Business: Yoga center moves from Urbana to Champaign

The Living Yoga Center plans to move from downtown Urbana to midtown Champaign in early July, according to the center's website.

Now located at 115 W. Main St., U, the center expects to occupy 212 S. First St., C, the longtime home of Painters Local 363.


Business calendar, June 1, 2014

Monday, June 2


PlantLink maker moves to Boston

Oso Technologies, which captivated investors, entrepreneurs and even late-night talk shows with plans for a system that monitors how much water your lawn, garden or houseplant needs, is leaving Champaign.

The company, which concluded a successful Kickstarter campaign for its PlantLink system, is moving to the Boston area.

Why leave? Not enough moisture here?


Business and professional briefs, June 1, 2014

New jobs

Carle promotes Salmons. Dr. Sally Salmons has been appointed medical director of primary care, pediatric subspecialties and regional health, at Carle.


Building permits, May 25, 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.

CHAMPAIGN

Ironwood Builders, new single-family home at 2107 Leahs Lane, $330,000.


Changes for Easton-Bell Sports shouldn't affect Rantoul plant

RANTOUL — Easton-Bell Sports has adopted a new name: BRG Sports.

The new name reflects its three major brands: Bell cycling helmets and accessories, Riddell football helmets and Giro cycling helmets and accessories.


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