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.
The Urbana Business Association, 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. Bring your business cards, a friend, and your spunky personality for an evening of connections!
Our September Connections Over Cocktails will take place on Tuesday, September 26 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at the Urbana Civic Center hosted by Virtual Chameleon - 108 E Water Street in Urbana.
Connections Over Cocktails 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!
2018 Networking Schedule
January 23, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Weiner Companies
February 27, 2018 - 7:30AM-9:00AM - TBD
March 27, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Dish Passionate Cuisine
April 24, 2018 - 7:30AM-9:00AM - TBD
May 22, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign
June 26, 2018 - 7:30AM-9:00AM - TBD
July 24, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - TBD
August 21, 2018 - 7:30AM-9:00AM - TBD
September 25, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - TBD
October 23, 2018 - 7:30AM-9:00AM - TBS
November 27, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - TBD
December 18, 2018 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - TBD
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.