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- Ground was broken Dec. 17 for the new Terra Cotta Tech Center in Crystal Lake. The center is a 38-acre mixed use project consisting of five office parcels, five retail parcels and 10 manufacturing/industrial parcels. Located at Route 176 and Terra Cotta Road, the center offers businesses easy accessibility to all parts of the county.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by city of Crystal Lake officials Aaron Shepley and Joe Misurelli as well as Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce representatives Bob Blazier and Dennis Adams. Charles River Development Group Inc. is the developer of the project.

GVA Williams has been signed as the marketing and leasing agent for the project.

The project team hopes to complete the Tech Center in three to four years.

- Centegra Health System's Environmental Services Department recently promoted Ray Lenzi to the role of crew chief of Environmental Services at the Memorial Medical Center South Street Campus in Woodstock.

Lenzi has served as interim crew chief for three months before assuming the role on a permanent basis. His primary responsibilities are to continue assisting with daily operations of the department, planning projects and provide service to the internal and external customers of Centegra.

Lenzi has been with Centegra Health System for 20 years.

- The Holiday Inn Crystal Lake and Conference Center has announced the facility currently holds No. 49 out of all 948 Holiday Inns across the country.

Bob Handzel, general manager, said, "This success is one that could not have happened without the commitment and passion of the entire hotel team. One year ago we were at 350. One year from now, I hope to be sitting No. 1."

Evaluations are sent by Six Continents, Holiday Inn's parent, at random to guests who have stayed at the hotel. Once received, the feedback is recorded and each hotel is sent a copy of the guest's name and their responses. …