In an interview with AdaptBN, Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe gave several key updates on the company's progress. The company currently employs 250 people across the US, including 40 at the plant in Normal.
Automotive Startup Rivian has made two additional executive hires gaining Ryan Green as Chief Financial Officer and Neil Sitron as General Counsel. Green joins Rivian after 13 years at Harley Davidson, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Harley Davidson's Financial Services division. Sitron brings 13 years of experience as a counsel at Crowell Moring, working with Rivian as a client for several years.
As legend has it, Bloomington’s early nineteenth century settlers called the area Keg Grove after Indians found a keg of whiskey hidden among the trees.Historical record or tall tale, Jeff Mroz took a shine to the story--enough to name his brewery after it. It’s a kind of homage to the community that helped make Keg Grove Brewing Company a reality.
The Garlic Press opened in 1974 when the central business district in Normal was still known as Downtown Normal. Dorothy Bushnell took over the business in 1976; and in 1981 the business moved to its current location at 108 North Street.
The number of passengers using the Central Illinois Regional Airport (CIRA) in Bloomington has decreased significantly since it peaked at 579,265 in 2011. By 2016, passenger traffic, which includes departures and arrivals, had dropped by a third to 381,109.
Bill’s Key & Lock Shop has been a fixture in the Bloomington-Normal community since 1976. After starting in the basement of the Janet Hayslip Dance Studio on Beaufort Street in Normal, today Bill’s has two locations in Uptown Normal and Downtown Bloomington.
State Farm is kicking off 2018 with $1,000 bonuses for employees nationwide, outside of the regular merit or incentive programs.State Farm spokesperson Missy Dundov said the company’s CEO Michael Tipsord announced the bonus in an internal communication Wednesday.
Leo Hermes graduated from Bloomington High School in 1973. He never went to college and says he doesn’t regret the decision to go straight to work in his father’s refrigeration business. Leo is one of nine children, seven of whom are active in family businesses of refrigeration, heating & cooling, or commercial laundry. (The businesses are not all connected in ownership or management, however).
“A place for the entire family,” boasts the website for Avanti’s Italian Restaurant, located at 407 S. Main Street in Normal. The restaurant opened in 1971. A second location opened at 3302 E. Empire Street in Bloomington in 2009.
On Tuesday, Council members will consider whether to begin negotiations with Iowa-based Bush Construction for its proposed $29.2M mixed-use building northeast of The Circle. The 1.28-acre development site includes the public Trail East parking lot and the Town-owned building currently housing The Pod, a local art and accessories shop, at 104 E. Beaufort Street.