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.

It's Your Business: A sweet, savory food truck addition

Chicken-and-waffles fare to debut at Urbana market

If you haven't tried chicken-and-waffles, you may get your chance as soon as next Saturday at Urbana's Market at the Square.

That's expected to be the signature dish of the new Hendrick House food truck when it debuts at the market.

Business listings, May 25, 2014

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

Crazy's Auto Detailing, 706 W. Bradley Ave., Unit C, C, by Shmonica R. Cobb, P.O. Box 3761, C.

Dave's Hair Studio, 103 Diller Ave., Broadlands, by Jess Cole and David Z. Cole, both of 302 N. Lincoln St., P.O. Box 178, Broadlands.

Business calendar, May 25, 2014

Wednesday, May 28

Urbana Blender. 5 to 7 p.m., Eastland Suites Hotel & Conference Center, 1907 N. Cunningham Ave., U. An opportunity to network with other Urbana Business Association members while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Contact Cynthia Chandler at

Saturday, May 31

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.


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

Updated directory shows growth in local tech firms

The 2014 Advanced Technology Directory recently issued by the Champaign County Economic Development Corp. lists about 150 companies, up from 87 companies in 2010, the previous time the directory was revised.

If there's any doubt about the demand for computer programming skills, look at the number of companies that fall into the software/information technology sector: 64 this year.

Unemployment drops throughout area

CHAMPAIGN — Unemployment rates dropped in April throughout East Central Illinois, with Danville's rate falling to single digits for the first time in a year.

Urbana food cooperative adopts product rating system

A roundup of business news:

URBANA — Common Ground Food Co-op in Urbana has introduced the HowGood rating system in its store so shoppers can see how food products — and the companies that market them — rate in terms of sustainability, social impact and environmental friendliness.

Weather cooperating with farmers

Yes, it's been a long, cold, lonely winter, but if the sun and warmth continue here this week, farmers say their crops will soon be looking more than all right.

Home sales up again in April

CHAMPAIGN — Home sales in the Champaign County area continue to run ahead of last year, both in terms of units sold and dollar volume.

A total of 211 homes were sold in April, with a dollar volume of nearly $33.5 million, according to the Champaign County Association of Realtors' Multiple Listing Service.

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