Several Pantagraph-area builders have been elected to positions with CENTRAL ILLINOIS BUILDERS of AGC.

They are specialty contractor delegate, Brian D. Rich, G.A. Rich & Sons, Inc., Deer Creek; and directors, Doug McCoy, McCoy Construction Co., Pontiac; and Al Slagel,

and Michael Slagel, both of Vissering Construction Co., Streator. 

CROWNE REALTY LLC of Bloomington-Normal, specializing in full service real estate since 2000, has opened at branch office at 142 S. Main St., Morton.

Megan Sargent will serve as managing broker alongside Tom Armstrong and Quentin Quiram, both builders and licensed Illinois real estate brokers. Vic Armstrong, former owner of Armstrong Builders, has joined the Bloomington-Normal home office.

COUNTRY FINANCIAL has honored three employees with its community service award: Personal lines underwriting auditor Lindsey McCormick founded and serves at Fox Creek Elementary Promise Council. Business retirement services administrator Jamie Czesak devotes her time to Heart of Illinois Down Syndrome Association. CSO business analyst Kara Aberle volunteers at Boys & Girls Club of Prairie Central.

LIZ HARRIS, agricultural educator at Normal Community High School, has received the Teachers Turn the Key professional development scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators.

MICHELLE IRVIN McCONNELL, general manager of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bloomington-Airport, has been named secretary of the Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association for a one-year term.