Business co-op names cash contest winners

The Savoy Business Co-Op has announced the winners of its holiday cash giveaway.
Grand prize winner Eva Kingston of Philo received $500 cash, and second-place winner Patti Spurlock of Savoy received $250 cash.
Registration was open at 16 participating businesses that had boxes for entries, registration slips and sets of rules through Nov. 18.

Business co-op head talks about priorities

Savoy has an organization committed to drawing customers to shop local, and last Thursday the Rotary Club of Savoy heard all about it.

Urbana towing company opens Tolono location

An Urbana towing company has opened a new location in Tolono.
Feldkamps Towing is now open at 116 S. Pease St.
“We just opened one in Tolono because there’s not really a towing company there and we get a lot of calls from there,” manager Taylor Feldkamp said.

Read the full story in the March 4 issue of The County Star.

Dance studio doubles as nightclub on Saturdays

 A dance studio here is now moonlighting as a nightclub.
Christine Rich opened the doors of the Breathe Nightclub at 1402 Regency Drive West, Savoy, last month. The all-ages club will be open every Saturday night.

Read the full story in the Nov. 13 issue of The County Star.

New bakery opens in Tolono

A new bakery has moved into the former Double Dip ice cream shop in Tolono.

New nail salon opens in Philo

With a few coats of paint and some glittering accessories, one of Philo’s newest businesses, Nail Studio 1000, is making fingers, toes and downtown Philo look good.

Curves location offering Complete program

Fitness experts at the Curves Champaign South & Savoy club know that they won’t get the results they want by just dieting.

Celebrity instructors planned at grand opening of CU Woodshop School of Woodworking

A new woodworking school will open in Champaign this month, and several celebrity woodworkers will be on hand to help launch it.
The CU Woodshop School of Woodworking will operate from the former HL Precision Machining building at 1302 Parkland Court, C.
A grand opening is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 in the 8,000-square-foot instructional facility.

Sale to be held in former Tolono Curves building

Kathy Harden, former owner of Tolono Curves, will be holding a sale in the building at 104 E. Main St., Tolono in April. There will be some exercise-related items, office items, seasonal decor, household items, tables, lamps, clothing, shoes, books, videos, furniture, Cherished Teddies, baby items and much more. After the sale, Harden plans to put the building up for sale.

Money Smart Week: A chance to prepare for financial decisions

When we’re 9 years old our financial decisions center around remembering that you cannot buy a $2.99 pack of cards with $3 — not when you add in tax! By the time we’re 16, we’re focusing on “gathering” money from jobs or parents so that we can spend it on the weekend. In our 20s, we step into the world of loans: credit cards, student loans and car loans.

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