Central Illinois Business Magazine
EDITOR'S NOTE          August 2015

Happy Summer!

Bridget Broihahn

By Bridget Broihahn

Happy summer everyone!

Even though I love watching the corn grow every summer, I thought it may be a good change to focus on livestock for this CIB issue on agriculture. I have purchased products from Kilgus Farmstead for a few years now. I love their milk! It tastes like the milk at my grandpa's farm that I would visit when I was a kid. The Kilgus family does things the old fashioned way: they actually let their animals roam free on their farmstead. They feed them non-GMO grain that they grow on their own farmstead, too. Their business is growing and it is no wonder why!

Now that you're hungry, I hope you enjoy the Good Business article on food trucks and the Food Truck Rally that the City of Urbana is hosting every last Tuesday of the month for the duration of the summer. These food trucks are a rolling success! The rally even ran out of food last time!

Since we're mentioning Urbana, I am so excited to be able to let readers know about Ellie Pinzarrone and her studio. Not only is she an accomplished art historian and multi-media embroidery artist, she is a teacher. She has been collaborating with area teachers, creating videos to get students excited about art.

Customer service done right and done well is the cornerstone of Rich Bishop's Insty-Prints, here in Champaign. They are a long standing brick and mortar business based on excellence. I would personally like to thank Rich for the support of our magazine, too!

Speaking of thanks, I would like to thank our Central Illinois Magazines graphic design and art director Joan Millis and magazine manager Pat Crotzer for their support and hard work. If I do well at all, it is because of the two of you.

Enjoy, East Central Illinois!

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Forty Under 40

By Bridget Broihahn

Central Illinois Business Magazine and The News-Gazette are proud to announce the 8th annual Forty Under 40 award recipients for 2015. The winners have been chosen by an independent panel of judges based on achievement, experience, innovation, leadership and community involvement. Two people have been recognized among the 40 winners as Woman and Man of the Year.

Profiles featuring the winners will be published in Central Illinois Business Magazine’s October/November edition. Winners will also be recognized at a luncheon Oct. 8 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign.

Tickets for the luncheon are $25 and can be purchased by going to news-gazette.com/luncheon or by contacting Sarah Scott at sscott@news-gazette.com. Anyone interested in formally congratulating the winners may purchase a celebratory message to be published in the Forty Under 40 edition of Central Illinois Business Magazine by contacting Pat Crotzer at 217-351-5276 or pcrotzer@news-gazette.com.

Forty Under 40 Awards are sponsored by Central Illinois Business Magazine, The News-Gazette, Busey Bank, and Hilton Garden Inn.

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