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Business listings, Sept. 7, 2014

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

Buras Photography, 311 Chicory Lane, Savoy, by Michael Buras, same address.

Daily Bread Yoga, 309 Wheaton Ave., C, by Rachel Bass-Guennewig, same address.

Princess Delight, 305 G.H. Baker Drive, U, by Michelle Daniels, same address.

Game designers won't give up after Kickstarter failure

CHAMPAIGN — A pair of board game designers in Champaign are determining their next play after an initial attempt to raise money for their first game fell short.

It's Your Business: Sharing the Magic

Professional magician Andy Dallas, who has escaped from water coffins and body bags, is now attempting his latest feat: extricating himself from his costume and magic business.

Dallas is turning over management of Dallas & Co. Costumes & Magic to his son, Rob, and daughter-in-law, Ashley.

Business calendar, Aug. 31, 2014

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New fund focuses on 'behavioral science' research

Firm says effort is only publicly traded mutual fund managed in county

CHAMPAIGN — Cozad Asset Management has launched what it believes is the only publicly traded mutual fund managed in Champaign County.

The fund, known as the Cozad Small Cap Value Fund, began trading July 1 under the ticker symbol COZIX.

Quick Read: Area firms make Inc. 5000 list

Inc. magazine recently released its 2014 Inc. 5000 list, a compilation of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately owned U.S.-based firms based on revenue growth from 2010 to 2013.

Figures below show area companies that made the list, revenue for the 2013 calendar year, three-year revenue growth rate, description of company and number of employees.

Business listings, Aug. 31, 2014

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

Blossom Painting & Decorating, 1215 W. Park Ave., C, by Lisa Gustafsson, same address.

Frerichs Real Estate Team, 2441 Village Green Place, C, by John R. Frerichs, 818 E. North St., Monticello.

Playing it Forward

URBANA — As an independent video game designer, Luke Schneider has learned what works — and what doesn't — when it comes to selling games.

Over the last four years, Schneider's company, Urbana-based RadianGames, has issued nearly a dozen games, most available at app stores for download.

Business listings, Aug. 24, 2014

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

AVriculture, 508 W. Union St., #1, C, by Samantha Knoll and Alex Kreig, both of same address.

BV Cellular, 900 S. Mattis Ave., Suite D, C, by Paul Jiles, 3711 Pershing St., Danville, and Corey Jiles, 27604 N. 1575 E Road, Danville.

It's Your Business: Korean franchises making way to C-U

Champaign-Urbana is proving an attractive market for Korean franchises.

First up was Caffe Bene, South Korea's largest coffee franchise, which recently opened a cafe in the Gregory Place East building at Nevada and Gregory streets in Urbana. Caffe Bene has plans for a second location in JSM's Campus Center project near Sixth and Green streets in Champaign's Campustown.