Poof! The former Frogs & Fairies space at The Pines shopping center in southeast Urbana has been transformed.
Beginning Monday, it will be home to the Omnibarre group fitness studio.
The U.S. video game industry grew much faster than the overall U.S. economy between 2009 and 2012, according to a report released this week by the Entertainment Software Association.
The video game industry grew by an annual rate of 9.7 percent, while the overall economy increased by only 2.4 percent a year.
These applications for assumed business names were filed recently at the Champaign County clerk's office:
Fadak Books, 1511 S. Smith Road, U, by Eiyad Al-Kutubi, same address.
I'Mage Hair Designs & Just B Cause Hair Salon, 1816 Glenn Park Drive, C, by Ayanna Hart, 1711-A Harrington Drive, C.
MANSFIELD — Next weekend will be the busiest time of year for Paul Hart's deer-processing business.
It's the opening weekend of deer season for those who hunt with shotguns.
So Hart expects to spend a lot of time cutting up deer for steaks, roasts, ground meat and deer sausage.
Wednesday, Nov. 19
Food sanitation manager certificate course. 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Round Barn Banquet Centre, 1900 Round Barn Road, C. Fee $145, includes the national exam. Also, a two-hour food handler class offered at ctcfoodsanitation.com for $9.95. To register, call Corporate Training Center, 800-705-8204.
Thursday, Nov. 20
Have a biz tip? Email our Don Dodson at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign company plans to use nearly $400,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help develop and commercialize ozone generators for purifying water.
CHAMPAIGN — The new Cronus Fertilizers plant west of Tuscola is expected to draw employees from a five- to six-county area at a minimum, a Tuscola economic development official said.
CHAMPAIGN — It didn't take long to find a new occupant for the space once occupied by Cabo's Cantina and Grill.
Wedge Tequila Bar and Grill, which already has a location in downtown Champaign, plans to open a second one in the former Cabo's space at Village at the Crossing, said Wedge owner Victor Fuentes.
CLINTON — A longtime Exelon Generation executive has been named site vice president at the Clinton nuclear plant.
Mark Newcomer was appointed to replace Brian Keith Taber, who retired from Exelon in October.