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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connections over cocktails

The Urbana Business AssociationPiato Cafe and First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign-Urbana, are excited to bring you Connections Over Cocktails, an evening networking event for the Champaign-Urbana Community.

Our January Connections Over Cocktails will take place on Tuesday, January 22 from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Piato Cafe - 804 E Main Street Urbana. Please Note: There is limited parking in front of the building. Additional parking is available on Weber St., on Main St. across from Piato, and behind the building.

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.

2019 networking schedule

January 22, 2019 - 5:30PM-7:00PM -  Piato Cafe
February 26, 2019 - 5:30PM-7:0PAM - Dish Passionate Cuisine
March 26, 2019 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - CU Adventures In Time and Space
April 23, 2019 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Analog
May 28, 2019 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - First Federal Savings Bank of Champaign
June 25, 2019 - 7:30 AM-9:00PM - Tricoci School of Beauty Culture
July 23, 2019 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Brookdale Urbana
August 20, 2019 - TBD
September 24, 2019 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Baldarotta’s Porketta and Sicilian Sausage
October 22, 2019 - 5:30PM-7:00PM - Carpet Advantage
November 26, 2019 - TBD
December 2019 - TBD

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.