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Business listings, July 17, 2016

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

Ars Antiqua-Il, 2606 Melrose Drive, C, Kenneth Howell, same address.

Clemith and Ava's Helping Hands, 2703A Wellington Drive, C, Ava Henry, 1411 Montgomery St., U, and Clemith Eskridge, 2703A Wellington, C.

It's Your Business: Teacher starts Spanish school

A Champaign man has launched a new private Spanish language school not far from the University of Illinois campus.

Steve Getz opened Intelengua Spanish School at 24 E. Green St., #24, C, not far from the corner of Neil and Green streets.

Getz said the word "Intelengua" is a play on the word "intelligence."

No windfall in early days of investment crowdfunding

NEW YORK — The idea that grew out of the Great Recession was promising: Let small businesses raise money from individual investors online without all the paperwork that usually accompanies the process of going public.

It's Your Business: Grain bin guest house opens

Now you can spend the night in a genuine grain bin from the 1950s.

The Has Bin Guest House is holding its grand opening today at a working farm at 2 Chicago St. on the south edge of Alvin.

Business listings, July 10, 2016

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

A.T.S. Custom Construction & Remodeling, 3208 Fawn Hill Court, U, Tanner Shiley, same address, and Levi Knight, 1408 Bluegrass Lane, C.

Intelengua, 24 E. Green St., #14, C, Steven Getz, same address.

Wired In: Stephen Cheng

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, Stephen Cheng, 22, is co-CEO, and co-founder, with his twin brother William, of ExoWear.

Studio Visit: Linda Lehovec

Studio Visit is a Q&A with an artist. Linda Lehovec, 55, of Philo is an associate professor of dance at the University of Illinois, a choreographer and with her husband, Brian Behrns, co-owner of Dancing Dog Eatery & Juicery in Urbana. Lehovec recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli. 

Major Makeover for Midtown

CHAMPAIGN — On Springfield Avenue between Second and Third streets, demolition crews are hard at work on a part of town that's been somewhat underwhelming in recent years.

It's Your Business: Brothers' brewery features corn from family farm

Over the years the Urbana property at 1901 S. High Cross Road has hosted everything from a softball complex to a comedy club, off-track betting parlor, the Cardinal Caravan and a family pizza restaurant.

On Thursday, the building began its latest reincarnation: as the home of the Riggs Beer Company.

Business listings, July 3, 2016

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

BeUtiful Boutique, 3906 Rockdale Drive, C, Dennessia Hall, same address.

Call Eddie, 2303 Welland Drive, C, Rosalva Favila and Heriberto Huerta, same address.

Greer Outdoor Service, 1758 Layman Lane, St. Joseph, Christopher Greer, same address.