August 19th - August 19th

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Connect@Lunch 08.19.19

Neil St. Blues, 302 N. Neil St., Champaign

Connect, share and learn while enjoying a meal. Whether you want to meet other members, look for sales leads or share your business concerns with others, this is the place to do it. This program is for people who want to just meet other members of the business community; find sales leads or explore possible solutions to a business problem utilizing other members’ experience and expertise. For $17, you will have your choice of several meal options along with soft drinks. Plus every attendee will receive a free pass for an upcoming Business After Hours. Contact Lindsay Quick to sign up at or 217-359-1791.

August 20th - August 20th

7:30 am to 9:00 am

Connections over Coffee

Reynolds Towing, 1417 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana

Connections over Coffee is a morning networking event for the Champaign-Urbana community. Bring your business cards, a friend and your spunky personality for a morning of connections! Contact the Urbana Business Association for more information at 217-344-3872.

August 20th - August 20th

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

SBDC Workshop: Website Design

Lodgic Everyday Community, 1807 S. Neil St., Champaign

Presented by Clanin Marketing. In this workshop, you will learn the latest website design trends and strategies to help improve your search engine rankings and user experience across your website. You will also learn the importance of having Google Analytics and conversion tracking codes installed on your website, the popularity of customer live chat systems and more. Free to attend; registration required to secure a spot. Limited space available. RSVP by emailing or calling 217-378-8535. All materials will be provided.

August 20th - August 20th

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Illinois Pioneer Coalition Summit

The iHotel, 1900 S. First St., Champaign

The one-day event brings together like-minded individuals who are focused on achieving better outcomes in the changing landscape in long-term care by focusing on the person as the driver of care and the staff that nurtures the mission. For more information, contact co-chairs Leslie Pedtke and Natalie Mueller at 618-327-3064 ext. 224 or

August 21st - August 21st

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

PTAC Services at CUSBDC

Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC, 1817 S. Neil St., Suite 100, Champaign

Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) are resources for small businesses looking to enter the world of government contracting. The centers provide one-on-one counseling, technical information, marketing assistance and training to existing businesses interested in selling their goods and services to local, state, and/or federal government agencies. The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC offers PTAC services via Bradley University on select days each month. Services include one-on-one counseling, identifying bid opportunities including customized bid matching services, government vendor registrations, training workshops and seminars, market research/technical assistance, subcontracting plans/small business programs, business certification assistance, proposal/bid preparation and contract readiness counseling. Small businesses in the area who need expert assistance with government contracting may schedule appointments with Keli Krueger-Huhra, Illinois PTAC Director at Bradley University, by emailing or calling 217-378-8535.

August 22nd - August 22nd

7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Agronomy Day 2019

4202 S. First St., Savoy

Researchers and Extension specialists from across the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will share the latest discoveries and best practices in agronomy and land stewardship. This year, Agronomy Day will include seven tours, with presentations covering corn and soybean issues, sustainability topics, specialty crops and considerations for dairy operations. Directions and additional information appear on the Agronomy Day website, Contact Linda Harvey at 217-244-1693 or with questions.

August 22nd - August 22nd

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

LEAD Champaign County – Opening Reception/Trivia Night

1201 S. Neil St., Champaign

The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce offers the Champaign County Leadership Development Program for area young professionals. LEAD Champaign County aims to mold young professionals into strong local leaders. Participants will gain confidence, knowledge, professionalism and strong leadership skills they can bring back to their place of employment. The program is a way to connect young professionals with their peers and build strong business relationships. The 10-week program will feature speakers each week lecturing on a variety of work-related topics from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Test to leadership management skills to the impact of young professionals in the workplace. Scheduled activities include a leadership challenge course at Allerton Park and an etiquette luncheon. For more information, contact Lindsay Quick at

August 23rd - August 23rd

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

SBDC Workshop: Target Your Customers with Remarketing Codes

Champaign Public Library (Robeson A and B), 200 W. Green St., Champaign

Presented by Clanin Marketing. Notice specific ads that appear on Google or Facebook after visiting a website? Learn how these profitable remarketing ads work and how to apply them to your business. You will learn how to install remarketing codes to your website and best practices for running successful remarketing campaigns. Free to attend – registration required to secure a spot. Limited space available. RSVP by emailing or calling 217-378-8535. All materials will be provided. 

September 6th - September 6th

7:30 am to 9:00 am

Chamber First Friday Coffee

Chemical Maintenance, 1100A W. Bloomington Road, Champaign

Enjoy complimentary coffee, conversation and a light breakfast as you network. For more information, visit

September 11th - September 11th

7:30 am to 3:00 pm

Second Annual Wingman Classic

Urbana Country Club, Urbana

The event benefits Folds of Honor, a nonprofit organization that awards scholarships to family members of fallen or disabled service men and women. The tournament fee includes golf, food, player gifts and prizes. To register an individual, a team or to become a tournament sponsor, email

September 17th - September 17th

8:30 am to 10:00 am

BSSS: Strategic Business Goals Made Easy; A Measurable Difference in 90 Days

Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 303 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign

By carefully lining up your strategic goals with your key business needs you can make a difference in your business in 90 days. This seminar will help you isolate the factors in your business that cause you to lose sleep at night and will provide a methodology for gaining control of your time and your business. The presenter will be Sandra Jones of, who has professional experience as VP of strategic planning; owner of a business responsible for its strategy and implementation; coach and consultant to hundreds of businesses worldwide dealing with issues of strategy, planning, operational execution and business crisis management.

September 19th - September 19th

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Chamber Business After Hours

Adams Outdoor Advertising, 1711 Dobbins Drive, Champaign

Join fellow Champaign County Chamber of Commerce members and their guests in this networking opportunity. Proceeds from the $5-per-person donation at the door will help fund Chamber programs. The donation for non-members and guests is $10.

September 24th - September 24th

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Connections over Cocktails

Baldarotta’s Porketta and Sicilian Sausage, Lincoln Square food court, Urbana

Connections over Coffee is an evening networking event for the Champaign-Urbana community. Bring your business cards, a friend and your spunky personality for a morning of connections! Contact the Urbana Business Association for more information at 217-344-3872.

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