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.


connections over cocktails

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The Urbana Business Association, First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign-Urbana, DISH Passionate Cuisine and Brookdale Senior Living are excited to bring you Connections Over Cocktails, an evening of networking for the Champaign-Urbana community! July’s networking event will be hosted by Brookdale Senior Living at 1706 East Amber Lane, Urbana, Il 61801 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m on Tuesday, July 23.

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


2019 networking schedule

January 22, 2019 - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM -  Piato Cafe
February 26, 2019 - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM - Dish Passionate Cuisine
March 26, 2019 - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM - CU Adventures In Time and Space
April 23, 2019 - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM - Analog
May 28, 2019 - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM - The Atkins Group & First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign
June 25, 2019 - 7:30 AM-9:00 AM - Tricoci University of Beauty Culture
July 23, 2019 - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM - Brookdale Urbana
August 20, 2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Reynolds Towing
September 24, 2019 - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM - Baldarotta’s Porketta and Sicilian Sausage
October 22, 2019 - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM - Carpet Advantage
November 26, 2019 - 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Habitat For Humanity
December 19, 2019 - 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Urbana Country Club


2020 networking schedule

January 28, 2020 - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM - Lodgic Everyday Community

February 25, 2020 - 5:30 PM-7:00 PM - Ruth Wyman Law Office


want to become a host location?

what you do

  • Must be an UBA member and all membership dues must be paid.

  • Pay $250 for a Coffee or $350 for a Cocktails - this covers the food and beverage, marketing, set up and tear down of food and beverage.

  • 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.