Ogden bank hires Damler. Jeff Damler of Champaign has been hired as vice president/commercial lending at the First National Bank of Ogden.
He previously was a commercial lender at Heartland Bank & Trust Co. for six years.
Here's the breakdown of BauerFinancial's ratings of 77 banks with offices in East Central Illinois based on data from the quarter that ended Sept. 30:
— Arcola First Bank
— Bank of Gibson City
— Bank of Rantoul
— Buckley State Bank
— Busey Bank
— Cissna Park State Bank
Round Barn True Value Hardware has been in its same location nearly 40 years, but next March it plans to move to bigger quarters in Champaign's Country Fair Shopping Center.
Owner Bob Cooper said the new True Value store will occupy 15,000 square feet between CVS Pharmacy and This Is It Furniture.
Three area banks were downgraded and six were upgraded in the latest ratings from the BauerFinancial rating service, based on data for the quarter that ended Sept. 30.
These applications for assumed business names were filed recently at the Champaign County clerk's office:
Ambiance - Home, 511 N. Osborn St., Thomasboro, by Shahrazed Rabai, 209 W. Charles St., C.
Baraka Taxi, 912 Crescent Drive, #2-3, C, by Malik Ouzidane, 390 Paddock Drive West, Savoy.
One area credit union was downgraded in BauerFinancial's latest ratings, based on regulatory data from Sept. 30.
Lauhoff Employees Credit Union in Danville, which had been rated 5-star ("superior") in the previous quarter's ratings, was downgraded to 4-star ("excellent") in the latest ratings.
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.
Becknell Services LLC, new shell building for Kraft at 710 N. Mattis Ave., $16.6 million.
CHAMPAIGN — November home sales in the Champaign County area were down from a year earlier, but yearly sales continued to run ahead of 2012, the Champaign County Association of Realtors reported.
The association's Multiple Listing Service said 159 single-family homes were sold in November, down from 175 in November 2012. That's a decrease of 9 percent.
A roundup of agricultural news:
ST. LOUIS — The results are in, and China was by far the biggest buyer of U.S. soybeans during the 2012-13 marketing year, the United Soybean Board reported this week.
China bought 772 million bushels of beans, far outstripping second-place Mexico, at 98 million bushels, and Japan, at 63 million bushels.
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