The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau soon will have a new home in Urbana. In the coming weeks the Chamber and Visitors Bureau will relocate to 127 W. Court St.. This historic brick colonial will house the Chamber, Visitors Bureau and community partners.
The Chamber is celebrating its 100th anniversary year, the move to a new site and a new plan to better support businesses in the area, according to a news release, which also expresses appreciation to subcommittee members for continued commitment for the education and enhancement of businesses in Champaign County.
For information about subcommittees or how to participate, contact the Chamber of Commerce.
Committees supporting businesses in the county include the following:
-The Visitors Bureau committee meets monthly to continue attracting visitors to help enhance the county’s economic and social vitality.
-Champaign County Safety Council is operated and funded by the Champaign County Chamber and the Bureau of Worker’s Compensation Division of Safety & Hygiene. It is open to all companies, corporations and individual employees. There are advantages to joining and attending Champaign County Safety Council, with rebates being one of the most popular reason for companies.
-Leadership Champaign County is a community development program in which participants with diverse backgrounds and experiences can broaden their perspectives, enhance leadership skills and learn from others active in the community.
-Champaign County Local Food Council, LLC is supported by the Chamber and the Champaign Economic Partnership and is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of marketing opportunities for Champaign County producers of specialty crop, niche market and value-added production.
-iLead Young Professionals works to facilitate valuable business and social networks to create opportunities to connect professionals with Champaign County communities. The program was named iLead – Inspiring, Learning, Encouraging and Developing Champaign County young professionals.
-Lunch & Learn program was formed in 2005 and offers area business professionals the opportunity to learn ways to improve their organization during a concise lunchtime presentation.
“We hope all our business members and patrons will stop in to visit and check out the new location,” said President-Elect Tom Coles. “This site will provide us with more parking, meeting space and visitor access than ever before. This new location will allow us to provide additional resources to Champaign County businesses and an enhanced guest experience for visitors to our county.”
“The additional and convenient parking options while still maintaining a close proximity to downtown will be an asset to members and visitors,” said Chamber Board President Justin Evans. “We are ecstatic about our new location, where we will continue to promote our county as a great place to live, work and play.”
The Chamber will officially open in its new location Dec. 3. The current office will close Dec. 2.
For more information about the Chamber, call 937-653-5764 or email [email protected].