morning and evening networking opportunities

Our networking events allow our members and the community to make connections in a casual, welcoming and friendly environment. Our monthly networking events take place the 4th Tuesday of every month.


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The Urbana Business AssociationFirst Federal Savings Bank of Champaign-Urbana, and Dish Passionate Cuisine are excited to bring you Connections Over Coffee, a morning networking event for the Champaign-Urbana Community. Bring your business cards, a friend, and your spunky personality for a morning of connections! 

Our August Connections Over Cocktails will take place on Tuesday, August 22 from 7:30 AM -9:00 AM at Tricoci University of Beauty - 202 E. University Ave Suite H in Urbana.

Tricoci will be featuring a Mannequin Up-Do Style Contest. So, bring your best hair stylin' moves to compete for an amazing prize.

Connections Over Coffee is free and the business community is encouraged to attend.  


2017 Networking Schedule

January 24, 2017 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign
February 28, 2017 - 7:30AM-9:00AM - Dish Passionate Cuisine
March 28, 2017 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Riggs Beer Company
April 25, 2017 - 7:30AM-9:00AM - Habitat for Humanity
May 23, 2017 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Hampton Inn by Hilton
June 27, 2017 - 7:30AM-9:00AM - Cunningham Children's Home
July 25, 2017 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Collider CoWork
August 22, 2017 - 7:30AM-9:00AM -  Tricoci University
September 26, 2017 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Virtual Chameleon
October 24, 2017 - 7:30AM-9:00AM - Consolidated Communications
November 28, 2017 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Bluebird Boutique
December 19, 2017 - 5:30PM-7:30PM - UBA Holiday Party! 


want to become a host location?

what you do

  • Must be an UBA member and all membership dues must be paid.
  • Pay $175 - this covers the food and beverage, games, marketing, set up and tear down of food and beverage.
  • Pick an activity  from a list provided by the UBA or one of your very own!*
  • Provide tables, chairs, and give-a-way item!
  • Open your doors to showcase your fabulous business to the community!

what we do

  • UBA promotes your event and activity for the entire month leading up to the big day! 
  • UBA provides the food and beverage catered by Dish Passionate Cuisine. This includes set up, serving, and tear down of food and beverage.
  • Marketing package includes social media posts, boosts and cover photo ad, radio, television, website event, and banner ad, newsletter, and flyers
  • UBA assists in organizing your activity for the night. 

 *all activities must be approved by UBA staff.