Wednesday, July 30
Urbana Blender. 5 to 7 p.m., Holiday Inn Hotel and Banquet Center, 1001 Killarney St., U. An opportunity to network with other Urbana Business Association members while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Contact Cynthia Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, Aug. 6
These applications for assumed business names were filed at the Champaign County clerk's office:
AMG Cleaning, 2 California Court, U, by Ashley Goines, same address.
Charity Cakes, 816 Arends Blvd., Rantoul, by Christine Rudnicke, same address.
Dan Wild Creative, 314 N. Fair St., C, by Dan Wild, same address.
Pizzeria Antica to use wood-fueled, hand-built ovens at Champaign site
Downtown Champaign soon could get another place for pizza — but this time it will be authentic Neapolitan pizza baked in wood-fired ovens.
Pizzeria Antica plans to set up shop at 40 E. University Ave., in the building just east of Seven Saints.
CHAMPAIGN — University of Illinois alum Bob Youakim settled into investment banking after graduate school, but left it a few years ago to pursue a career in parking.
Not as a parking valet, but as managing partner of a venture that helps cities and other entities manage parking better through technology.
Quick! Which of the nation's hottest retailers are most likely to come to Champaign-Urbana soon?
Based on markets they're already in, the smart money might be on Swedish clothing retailer H&M and The Fresh Market, a gourmet supermarket chain headquartered in Greensboro, N.C.
Carle chooses vice president. Matt Kolb has been hired as vice president of the Carle Neuroscience Institute.
He formerly worked for Allina Health System in Minneapolis as vice president of operations, neuroscience and spine services.
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.
Signature Homebuilders, new single-family home at 5012 Emmas Way, $200,000.
A roundup of agriculture news, compiled by The News-Gazette's Don Dodson
URBANA — Illinois produce farmers can get a better handle on what the market is bearing, with University of Illinois Extension staff collecting data on what's charged at farmers' markets.