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International Trade Center Honored as Presidential “E” Award Recipient for Export Achievements

International Trade Center Honored as Presidential “E” Award Recipient for Export Achievements 39 American Companies and Organizations Receive Highest U.S. Honor for Export Success CHAMPAIGN, IL, October 26, 2020 – The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation is pleased to announce that its International Trade Center of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County Read more »

Pritzker Administration Awards 50 BIG Grants for Businesses in CU Area

First Wave of Business Interruption Grants Released to 2,655 Small Businesses, Including More Than 50 Percent Minority-Owned and Businesses Hit Hardest by COVID-19  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday August 13, 2020 CHAMPAIGN-URBANA – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today visited the Champaign-Urbana area to announce $46 million in Read more »

Champaign County Safety Pledge Launched to Keep Health and Safety of Workers, Residents, Students, and Future Visitors at the Forefront

Today, a coalition of local organizations and municipalities have launched a new online resource to help Champaign County businesses as they progress through the next stages of the state’s Restore Illinois plan. The new website – champaigncountysafe.org – was developed to maintain the safety and well-being of our communities and to share information and resources Read more »

Virtual Community Dining and Toast to Celebrate Champaign County Hospitality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    March 26, 2020 Virtual Community Dining and Toast to Celebrate Champaign County Hospitality Champaign, IL – On Saturday, March 28, ChambanaMoms.com, You’re Welcome CU, and Visit Champaign County will host Takeout & A Toast for Champaign County virtually though Facebook. The event encourages locals to get takeout from Read more »

Postponed: 15th Annual Innovation Celebration

March 11, 2020 For the health and safety of our community, we have decided to postpone our 15th Annual Innovation Celebration – scheduled for April 1st – until a later date still to be determined. While there are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Champaign County, we are taking proactive measures to protect our 400+ attendees. Read more »