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ACHIEVEMENTS
Achievement

ECONOMICS
Business as usual in springfield?

FINE PRINT
Fine print

GET TO KNOW THE CEO
Get to know the ceo
   Steve Tarramt is chief executive officer of Steve Tarrant State Farm, 106 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign.

MARKETING
How many p's in profit?

GREEN TIPS
Not easy being green -- or is it?

INNOVATION > THE OUTER LIMITS
Sawbo
   Changing the world, one video at a time

EDITOR'S NOTE
Spring into cib

COVER STORY
Success in the field
   Multibrand distribution and manufacturing facility sets high national standards in Central Illinois

MADE IN CHAMPAIGN COUNTY
Volition
    Company GM Cermak and crew take gaming to a profitable level

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Fresh edition of CIB

By Bridget Broihahn

Hello everyone. My name is Bridget Broihahn and I'm the new editor for CIB. I look forward to getting to know more about the businesses in Central Illinois. This issue has been exciting to create.

Spring is finally here, and business in Champaign County is alive and well, ready to take on the outdoor season.

That is certainly true for BRG Sports, our feature story. This outstanding company just keeps breaking records and winning awards in business. Led by energetic and enthusiastic general manager Lewis Hornsby, this crew makes hard work look easy as they gear up for the bicycling season. His energy level had me motivated, and the employees left me energized.

I also hope you'll check out the article on Scientific Animations Without Borders, better known as SAWBO. Barry Pittendrigh and Julia Bello-Bravo came up with a great way to share information worldwide through animation. It's free, and a great resource for the world community.

The dedicated businesspeople I had the chance to share some time with for this issue inspired me. This includes Steve Tarrant of State Farm. He's one of those people who pulls up a chair, cracks open a soda and lends you a hand. He makes your peace of mind his business.

Additionally, I had the chance to hang out with the game designers at Volition. This unique group made its mark in the video gaming industry, and has made Champaign home. They even gave this mom of a teenage boy some cool points, if just for a little while, anyway. That's no small feat!

Bridget Broihahn is editor of Central Illinois Business magazine. She can be reached at 217-351-5695 or bbroihahn@news-gazette.com.