June 17th - June 17th

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Connect@Lunch

Neil St. Blues, 301 N. Neil St., Suite 106, Champaign

Connect, share and learn while enjoying a meal. 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. Registration forms are available at champaigncounty.org. Contact Lindsay Quick to sign up at LindsayQ@champaigncounty.org or 217-359-1791. 

June 19th - June 19th

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

PTAC Services as CUSBDC

Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC, 1817 S. Neil Street, 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. 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 contacting us at ptac@cusbdc.org or calling 217-378-8535.

June 20th - June 20th

9:30 am to 12:00 pm

SBDC office hours

Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St., Champaign

SBDC Director Don Elmore will hold open office hours at Launch. Launch at the Library business services include a walk-in coworking space, seminars, meeting rooms and resources to help start, manage and grow your business. Visit champaign.org/launch for more information.

June 21st - June 23rd

7:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Unstuck2 Women’s Conference (P.U.S.H.)

Hilton Garden Inn & Conference Center, 1501 S. Neil St., Champaign

Wear your best white and bling accessories. Register at Eventbrite.com. VIP Admission $35 (you will receive a conference T-shirt, gift bag and be entered into a raffle for your chance to win a $200 gift card, meet the speaker, attend a private VIP reception on Saturday, red carpet recognition with professional photos on Friday night and more). General admission $25 at the door ($20 early bird on Eventbrite) The first 20 women to register for general admission, purchase your ticket for $10. Special prizes also given upon arrival for this group of early registrants. Special group rates for five or more available. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each event start time.  For more information, email biglargegreat@gmail.com

June 25th - June 25th

7:30 am to 9:00 am

Connections Over Coffee

Tricoci School of Beauty Culture, 202 E. University Ave., Urbana

A morning networking event for the Champaign-Urbana community. Remember to bring your business cards. The event is free.

June 25th - June 25th

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

SBDC Workshop: LinkedIn for Business 101

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

Free to attend; registration required to secure a spot. Limited space available. RSVP via email at info@cusbdc.org or call 217-378-8535. All materials will be provided.

June 27th - June 27th

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

2019 Come Wine With Us

Curtis Orchard and Pumpkin Patch, 3902 S. Duncan Road, Champaign

The event celebrates Champaign County's strong roots in agriculture and agribusiness. Come out and enjoy food samples from various Chamber member restaurants and beverages. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter to win door prizes and learn more about agriculture in the community. You also have the opportunity to win 60 bottles of wine. Wine raffle tickets are available for purchase for $10 per ticket. Purchase of a raffle ticket enters you for a chance to win 60 bottles of wine. Tickets may be purchased over the phone by calling 217-359-1791, from any Chamber staff member or at the event. Proceeds from the $5-per-person donation at the door will help fund Chamber programs. The donation for non-members and guests is $10.

July 9th - July 9th

9:00 am to 11:00 am

SBDC Workshop: Starting Your Business in Illinois

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

Presented By: Don Elmore, Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC. This workshop helps entrepreneurs understand many of the steps and requirements for starting a business in Illinois. You’ll be taken step-by-step through a variety of topics and have the opportunity to ask questions. Free to attend; registration required to secure a spot. Materials will be provided. RSVP by calling 217-378-8535 or email info@cusbdc.org.

July 12th - July 12th

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

SBDC Workshop: Digital Marketing Metrics

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

Presented by Clanin Marketing. In order to make strategic marketing decisions, you need to understand your online audience, how customers found you, how effective your campaigns were and more. Reviewing your digital marketing metrics will help answer these questions. Start making smarter marketing decision by simply understanding your digital marketing metrics. Free to attend; registration required to secure a spot. Limited space available. RSVP via email at info@cusbdc.org or call 217-378-8535. All materials will be provided.

July 15th - July 15th

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Connect@Lunch

Neil St. Blues, 301 N. Neil St., Suite 106, Champaign

Connect, share and learn while enjoying a meal. 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. Registration forms are available at champaigncounty.org. Contact Lindsay Quick to sign up at LindsayQ@champaigncounty.org or 217-359-1791. 

July 17th - July 17th

10:00 am to 4:00 pm

PTAC Services as CUSBDC

Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC, 1817 S. Neil Street, 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. 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 contacting us at ptac@cusbdc.org or calling 217-378-8535.

July 17th - July 17th

12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

SBDC Workshop: Advertising with Google Ads

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

Google Ads is the leading online marketing service that allows companies to promote ads at the top of Google search results and throughout websites across the world. Through this workshop, you will be trained by a Google Certified Professional who will cover all the necessary steps to create, manage and measure successful campaigns on the Google Search and Google Display networks. Free to attend; registration required to secure a spot. Limited space available. RSVP via email at info@cusbdc.org or call 217-378-8535. All materials will be provided.

July 18th - July 18th

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Chamber Business After Hours

Flightstar Corporation, 7 Airport Road, Savoy

Join fellow Chamber 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.

July 23rd - July 23rd

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Connections Over Cocktails

Brookdale Urbana, 1706 E. Amber Lane, Urbana

An evening networking event for the Champaign-Urbana community. Remember to bring your business cards. The event is free.

July 24th - July 24th

9:00 am to 11:00 am

SBDC Workshop: Starting Your Business in Illinois

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

Presented By: Don Elmore, Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County EDC. This workshop helps entrepreneurs understand many of the steps and requirements for starting a business in Illinois. You’ll be taken step-by-step through a variety of topics and have the opportunity to ask questions. Free to attend; registration required to secure a spot. Materials will be provided. RSVP by calling 217-378-8535 or email info@cusbdc.org.


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