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
The Urbana Business Association, CARPET ADVANTAGE First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign-Urbana, and Dish Passionate Cuisine are excited to bring you Connections Over Cocktails, an evening networking event for the Champaign-Urbana Community.
Our October Connections Over Cocktails will take place on Tuesday, October 23 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Carpet Advantage - 213 Industrial Ct, Urbana.
Remember to bring your business cards because we will be having a drawing for fun prizes.
Connections Over Cocktails is free and the business community is encouraged to attend.
2018 networking schedule
January 23, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Weiner Companies
February 27, 2018 - 7:30AM-9:00AM - Tricoci University
March 27, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Dish Passionate Cuisine
April 24, 2018 - 7:30AM-9:00AM - Athletico
May 22, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Brookdale
June 26, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign
July 24, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Lincoln Square
August 21, 2018 - 7:30AM-9:00AM - Habitat For Humanity
September 25, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Young Professionals of Champaign Urbana & Urbana Business Association
October 23, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Carpet Advantage
November 27, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Comfort Suites
December 18, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Bluebird Boutique
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, 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.