• 2022 Member Accolades and News

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    Barham Benefit Group
    Barham Benefit Group is a leading local broker providing employee benefits packages. We are pleased to announce our newest team member – Jeanne Bohlen. For many of you, no introduction is necessary. 
    Jeanne is a human resources and benefits specialist with 24 years of experience, whose goal is to serve as an advocate for the insured. A continuous learner, Jeanne has attained multiple certifications throughout her career, including Certified Administrative Professional through the International Association of Administrative Professionals, the Group Benefits Associate from the Wharton School, SHRM Certified Professional certification from the Society for Human Resource Management and SHIP counselor certification from the Illinois Department of Aging. Jeanne is a SHIP volunteer at the Community Resource Center at OSF in Urbana where she helps seniors navigate the scope of Medicare options. She is a member of the Central Illinois Human Resource Group (a chapter of SHRM) where she has served on the board for the past 5 years, most recently as chapter president. 

    CLA Wealth Advisors (CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC) 
    CLA Wealth Advisors an SEC-registered investment advisor, is pleased to announce that Stacey Jolley has joined the firm as a wealth advisor. She will be helping individuals and businesses in the Champaign and Danville areas. Jolley has an extensive background in the financial services industry. She can provide comprehensive financial, estate, college, and insurance planning. Jolley works closely with individuals and businesses to develop investment strategies designed to help meet their financial objectives, while also delivering a high level of client service.

    Regency Multifamily
    Regency Multifamily is excited to announce the addition of three individuals to the company’s Leadership Team. Laural Collins joined Regency as the new Director of Human Resources, Keith Hardyman was promoted to Director of IT, and Jessica Lewis was promoted to Director of Operations.
    As the Director of Human Resources, Laural is responsible for developing, implementing, directing, and coordinating human resources policies, practices and programs covering employment, benefits, training, placement, safety, and health of all employees. Areas of focus include payroll, employee benefits, personnel conflict resolution, recruiting, as well as claims related to disability, workers’ compensation, and unemployment per local, state and federal guidelines as well as Regency standards.

    As the Director of IT, Keith is responsible for Regency's server implementation and maintenance, SaaS management, helpdesk support, network security, domain management, and technology contract negotiations. Keith also plays a critical role in the company's acquisition and development efforts, assisting with the due diligence process and development planning.

    As the Director of Operations, Jessica is engaged in the overall operations of Overture Flats, The Pines of Rochester, and Red44. Jessica is accountable for budgeting, financial reporting, training and supervising office staff, as well as collaborating on marketing strategies, negotiating and evaluating contracts, and inspecting each property to ensure the highest standards are maintained.

    The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation (CUSF)
    The Champaign Urbana Schools Foundation is pleased to welcome the following business and community leaders to their Board of Directors:  Jeff Scott, CEO Stephens Family YMCA, and Yavonnda Smith, Director of Professional Development at Urbana District 116. CUSF recognized the following board members who completed their terms in June:  J. Steven Beckett, retired University of Illinois College of Law and Vanna Pianfetti, Outreach Specialist at the University of Illinois Extension. 

    ClarkLindsey is pleased to announce Crystal Bailey as its Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer,
    Liz Waterstradt as the new Therapy Director, new Executive Chef DeAngelo Newson, and Anna Moyer as the Director of People and Culture. Crystal Bailey, a certified public accountant, joined Clark-Lindsey in 2019 in the role of accounting manager before joining the Executive Council as vice president of finance and now becoming Chief Financial Officer. Waterstradt brings with her a breadth of experience as a rehab director from a retirement community in Chicago. Newson has worked in local and commercial kitchens ranging from fine dining Italian restaurants to a national fraternity. He has worked across the country and cooked for celebrities including Drake, Mario Batali and Emeril Lagasse. Moyer will build relationships and promote the existing strong team and community environment already in place at ClarkLindsey. She is an innovative leader who continually develops creative ways to implement strategic goals and create positive change for organizations.

    Everyday Kitchen 
    Just in time for autumn, Everyday Kitchen, 1807 S. Neil St. at the corner of Fox Drive in Champaign, is rolling out a brand-new all-day menu, plus dinner entrées, craft cocktails, and $5 happy hour features – all in celebration of comfort food. Everyday Kitchen Head Chef and Champaign-Urbana local Michael Maggi is the architect of the menu remix, which launches tomorrow on the first day of autumn.
    “When the days get shorter and a chill begins to fill the air, we all start craving comfort food,” says Maggi, who also serves as Everyday Kitchen's Operations Manager. “Our updated menu is the best of the best in local comfort food … a mix of familiar favorites and new dishes with a couple of fun twists along the way. It’s designed to be a taste of the kinds of things we love here in Champaign-Urbana."

    The star of the craveable All-Day menu, which is a collection of shareables, signature handhelds, a build-your-own burger and savory sides, is a twist itself, literally. The “BFD” Bavarian Pretzel – the size of a dinner plate – is baked-to-order, big enough to feed four, and served with housemade cheese sauce and spicy mustard.

    More items winning rave reviews include Irish Nachos, heaped with corned beef; spicy Mushroom Diablo Tacos, and Maggi’s take on a Central Illinois classic: the Horseshoe. His version features hand-carved, oven-roasted turkey breast and beer-battered sidewinder fries smothered in a luscious queso blanco sauce. The all-day menu is available Wednesday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.