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 a very special Connections Over Cocktails, Whiskey Wonderland.  

Join us for an evening filled with holiday cheer!  You will enjoy the live holiday music of Katie Flynn, a photobooth, whiskey bar, give-a-ways, and nibble on scrumptious cuisine from three different food stations.

APPETIZER STATION

Rosemary and Roasted Tomato Cheese Dip

Shrimp Cocktail with Banana Mango Cocktail Sauce

Cheese and Charcuterie Display

Mushroom, Onion and Gruyere Tarts.

BBQ SLIDER STATION

Sauces - BBQ, Mustard BBQ, Horseradish Cream, and Chipotle Aioli, 

Meats - Pulled Chicken, Shredded Brisket, Pulled Pork and Sliced Turkey

DESSERT STATION

Whiskey Eggnog Cheesecake

Bourbon Balls

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This event is FREE to attend but an RSVP is appreciated. Please click here to RSVP and bring a friend!


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
TBD - 5:30PM-7:30PM - UBA Holiday Party @ Lodgic Everyday Community


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 - Athletico
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.