Flash index: Growth slow but steady

URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index dropped slightly in June, indicating slow but steady growth in the Illinois economy, according to the economist who compiles the index.

The index — a weighted average of growth rates in corporate earnings, consumer spending and personal income — fell from 106.2 in May to 106 in June.

Employers win healthy worksite designations

CHAMPAIGN — Six Champaign County employers have been named winners of Illinois Healthy Worksite designations.

The winners, announced by the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, include Carle, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District, the City of Urbana, Human Kinetics and Parkland College.

Business and professional briefs, June 29, 2014

New jobs

Rogers elected chairman of bankers association. Kevin J. Rogers has been elected chairman of the Illinois Bankers Association for 2014-15.

He is president of the Philo Exchange Bank, with offices in Philo, Broadlands and Allerton.

Quick read: Minimum wage

As Illinois ponders an increase in its minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour, here are some facts from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics about the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour and who gets it:

Building permits, June 29, 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, description, location and cost.


Business listings, June 29, 2014

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

C-U Sell Your Home, 1305 Brighton Drive, U, by Jerry Dengmanivanh, same address.

Greensleeves Photo Booth Rentals, P.O. Box 7013, C, by Marilyn L. Cochran, 1014 W. Columbia Ave., C.

Campustown Q&A: Jill Guth

Sixteen years ago, Jill Guth was director of Campustown 2000, the business association for Champaign's Campustown. Today, she's director of commercial leasing and marketing for JSM, which is developing Campus Center, a mixed-use development in Campustown that will include a Marriott TownePlace Suites hotel.

It's Your Business: Fyx your phone

Brendan Hsu realized many cellphones and computers can be fixed, rather than replaced, when damaged, and he's getting ready to move his repair business, fyxit, to a storefront along Green Street in Campustown.

Within the next week or so, fyxit is expected to open on the first floor of Park Place Tower, 202 E. Green St., C — the former location of Quick Package Pickup.

Business calendar, June 29, 2014

Wednesday, July 2

Law firm adding longtime attorney, expanding offices

CHAMPAIGN — The Meyer Capel law firm is adding longtime Bloomington-Normal attorney Bob Lenz as a principal of the firm and expanding its offices to a new location in Bloomington, the firm announced Friday.

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