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 AssociationCARPET 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 2018 - Date and Time -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.