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 October Connections Over Coffee will take place on Tuesday, October 24 from 7:30 AM -9:00 AM at Consolidated Communications - 1300 S Neil St in Champaign.

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! 


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.