BLOOMINGTON — Frontier Airlines will begin using larger aircraft on its Bloomington-to-Denver route, starting Jan. 7, 2013.
The airline will begin using 138-seat Airbus 319 planes on the route, boosting the number of seats per week by 39 percent, according to a press release from Central Illinois Regional Airport.
Frontier provides service between Bloomington and Denver four days a week — Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Sundays. It started flying that route May 18.
"Increasing the number of seats to Denver has been one of our goals since the new route stated in May, and we are thrilled that will happen in January, just seven months after service started to Denver," said Charlie Moore, chief executive officer of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce.
Heartland Dental to sell majority stake to pension plan
EFFINGHAM — Heartland Dental Care has agreed to sell a majority stake in the company to Teachers' Private Capital, the investment division of Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
As part of the transaction, Heartland Dental's founder and CEO, Dr. Rick Workman, will keep a "significant minority position" along with management and employees, a release from the company stated.
Terms of the transaction weren't disclosed.
Based in Effingham, Heartland Dental provides office support services to dental offices in 21 states. It provides more than 500 affiliated dentists — including nine in the Champaign, Danville and Charleston areas — and their team members with administrative staffing, human resources, purchasing, information technology and other services.
Heartland Dental is expanding its Effingham headquarters and adding staff to support continued growth.
The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which has $117 billion in assets, administers the pensions of 300,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.
Pavlov Media tops its record for network deployment
CHAMPAIGN — Pavlov Media, which provides broadband services to apartment communities across the nation, said this week it has had a record year in terms of deploying Internet and video networks.
During the summer construction season, Pavlov Media built networks to serve apartments and other multifamily residences with 13,945 beds. For the full year, it has completed development and construction to complexes with more than 16,000 beds.
"We built out to more apartments and more beds than ever before and set a pace that is well ahead of industry standards for construction," said Glenn Meyer, president of multi-dwelling unit services for Pavlov Media, in a company release.