Shopping at home

The Sidney Improvement Group hosted its annual Shop at Home event on Dec. 9 at Unity East Elementary School. Over 30 small businesses were represented, and there were cash drawings held each hour.

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.

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