DACC business center to host Internet marketing seminar

DANVILLE – Danville Area Community College's Small Business Development Center will host a seminar called "Internet Marketing 101" on June 15.

It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at DACC's Village Mall site, 2917 N. Vermilion St., Danville.

The registration fee is $15, and it includes a box lunch.

Champaign in midst of remaking its website

CHAMPAIGN – In the middle of a $31,000 process to update the city's website, officials are hoping to make information easier to find and become more "interactive with the customers."

Urbana launches new municipal website

URBANA – An updated website for the city of Urbana will focus more on functions and issues rather than municipal government departments.

Bill DeJarnette, director of information services for Urbana, said the new site – – will officially launch Thursday.

FCC approves Frontier's acquisition of Verizon landlines

Phone bills for some customers in East Central Illinois will look different beginning later this summer.

Pretty good predictions on tablet computing from UI scientists - except timing

Before the University of Illinois invented the web browser, a team of UI researchers "invented" – in theory – a tablet computer with most of the features of Apple's iPad.

The year was 1988. The web browser, Mosaic, came five years later.

Three Champaign businesses first to be certified green by state association

CHAMPAIGN – An office, retail store and salon are the first three organizations to earn green business certification from the Illinois Green Business Association.

Mattoon firm's earnings jump despite drop in revenue for first quarter

MATTOON – Consolidated Communications' first-quarter earnings were more than double those of a year ago, even though revenues were down 3 percent, the company reported Thursday.

SolarBridge has $15 million to help in testing, production

CHAMPAIGN – SolarBridge Technologies has secured $15 million in Series "B" funding that will help the company finish testing and certification of microinverters and ramp up production of them.

Lumber prices increasing as production remains slow; more raises likely

CHAMPAIGN – If you calculated the price of installing a new deck last year but never got around to building it, you'd better update your figures.

Lumber prices have been climbing this year, and some lumberyard operators say an end isn't in sight yet.

It's Your Business: Hip-hop shop now open on North Prospect

A new store featuring hip-hop clothing and accessories has opened on North Prospect Avenue in Champaign.

Activewear, located in the former Rest Spot furniture store at 1505 N. Prospect Ave. by Good Vibes, opened this spring.

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