Business calendar, Aug. 24, 2014

Business calendar, Aug. 24, 2014

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Urbana Blender. 5 to 7 p.m., Attie's Bar & Grill at Stone Creek Golf Club, 2600 S. Stone Creek Blvd., U. An opportunity to network with other Urbana Business Association members while enjoying complimentary refreshments. Contact Cynthia Chandler at

Thursday, Aug. 28

Women's Business Council of Champaign County luncheon. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Homewood Suites by Hilton, 1417 S. Neil St., C. Panel discussion of community health resources with representatives from Presence Covenant Medical Center, Champaign County Christian Health Center, Catholic Charities, Developmental Services Center, Family Service of Champaign County, Promise and/or Community Elements. Guests welcome, but guest attendance is limited to two luncheons. After two visits, you must be a member to attend. Luncheon cost is $20. Registration and information at

Business Success and Solutions Seminar. Noon to 1 p.m., Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 303 W. Kirby Ave., C. A learning seminar on "Productive Communication" facilitated by Envision Innovation. Learn practical solutions for turning frustrating interactions into open, productive dialogue at home and at work. Cost $12 for members, $22 for nonmembers. Register by 5 p.m. Wednesday. To register, contact Caryn Isenhower at 359-1791.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Legal issues workshop. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., University of Illinois Extension Office, 801 N. Country Fair Drive, Suite D, C. Sustainable farmers who run their own entrepreneurial businesses have a wide range of legal needs. The Land Connection, in collaboration with Rachel Armstrong, lead attorney at Farm Commons, will present information to help trainers present and disseminate the legal information and tools that farmers need to become economically viable businesses. Free. Register online at For information, call The Land Connection at 840-2128.

Young Professionals of Champaign-Urbana social. 5 to 7 p.m., Cafeteria & Company, 208 W. Main St., U. The YPCU aims to be an inclusive organization of 20- and 30-somethings focusing on community involvement, professional development and getting to know peers in the community. This month's social and appetizers is sponsored by Matt Cho at Urbana's [co][lab]. Meet other young professionals in a friendly, relaxed environment. Email or go to for information.


Homebuyers' seminar. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 4 and 11, Parkland College Business Training & Community Education, 1315 N. Mattis Ave., C. Learn steps in the homebuying process. Discover home maintenance tips and what to do if financial difficulties occur after the purchase. Fee is $29; covers two persons from the same household. Register by Thursday. Call Parkland, 351-2235.

Items may be emailed to or mailed to Don Dodson, The News-Gazette, P.O. Box 677, Champaign, IL 61824-0677.

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