International Trade Center Impacts Illinois Businesses

The International Trade Center offers both new and well-established businesses the opportunity to expand their profits by exporting. Read how one central Illinois company used the services of ITC to create value for regional farmers in Illinois, for farmers in Eastern Europe, and for their company. More»

January 2006

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The Dean's Note

Dean Ghosh on attributes noted entrepreneur Sam Zell and College of Business students have in common. More»

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Jimmy John Liautaud.Cold Cuts Make for Hot Success

Local entrepreneur Jimmy John Liautaud offered some company history in a presentation sponsored by the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership this month. Liautaud is the CEO of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches. More»

Cele Otnes.Retailers Put Heart into Valentine's Day Sales

Guilt, says reporter Roger Mezger, is a growth industry, especially around Valentine's Day. Ritual consumption expert Cele Otnes comments on the difference between the sexes on this most romantic of holidays. More»


Internship Tips Offered in Chicago

Chicago-area companies learned about the characteristics of successful internship programs at the “Enhance Your Workplace with an Intern” meeting held in mid-January at the Illini Center in Chicago. More»

Collaborative Academic Research Program Announces Commissioned Research

Three research proposals were funded recently by the Business Measurement Research Program, an joint initiative of KPMG and the Department of Accountancy. The department also announced download figures for educational materials designed to keep classroom studies current. More»

Campus Posts Strategic Plan

"Our success in the future, as in the past, will depend on our capacity to provide people of rich potential with an institutional environment in which their individual creativity can thrive."
The Chancellor's Office submitted the Urbana campus strategic plan to President B. Joseph White this month and posted the complete document to the web. More»


Howard Engle, 2006 Chicago Illini of the Year. Howard Engle Named 2006 Chicago Illini of the Year

College of Business alumnus Howard Engle was named a Chicago Illini of the Year for his contributions to his profession, community, and the Windy City. Engle will be honored at a February 23 reception. All alumni are invited. More»

Dress Alma

She's not a person but Alma Mater is like a friend to Illinois alumni. Spend a few minutes getting Alma ready for an event ... on campus, at the seashore, in the big city. More»


  • Roundtable Luncheon, Chicago, February 7, 2006 [For more info]
  • Second Tuesdays, Chicago, February 14, 2006 [For more info]
  • LaSalle Bank Photo Exhibit, Chicago, February 22, 2006 [Register now>> ]
  • Chicago of the Year Dinner, Chicago, February 23, 2006 [For more info]
  • Spring Luncheon, Chicago, March 3, 2006 [Register now>> ]
  • Second Tuesdays, Chicago, March 14, 2006



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