Businesses of all types and sizes can access this tool on the Chamber’s website for up-to-date, reliable business advice and information. Tools for Business Success has local, state, federal and best-of-web resources to help start, grow and maintain your business.
Business Advisors' Council (BAC), a committee of the Chamber, provides one-on-one consultations for small and growing businesses at no charge. It is a group of retired business executives providing free, confidential business counseling to area small businesses and individuals considering opening businesses.
Intersect Illinois is a statewide economic development entity whose goal is to drive business growth, create jobs and provide unbeatable customer service.
The SBDC is a great resource if you are looking to start a business. The organization provides guidance, training and other important information for new and existing businesses.
Below is a list of area financial institutions in Champaign County that support the local business community. They are helpful resources when starting a new business and/or expanding your current business.
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BankChampaign, N.A. – 217.351.2870
Busey Bank – 217.351.6500
Central Illinois Bank – 217.355.0900
Commerce Bank – 217.359.9790
First Bank Champaign – 217.398.0067
First Busey Corporation – 217.365.4556
First Financial Bank – 217.352.6700
First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust – 217.586.3450
First Midwest Bank Corporate Banking Center – 217.378.7634
First State Bank – 217.239.3000
Heartland Bank & Trust Co. – 217.359.5555
Hickory Point Bank & Trust, FSB – 217.351.7100
Marine Bank – 217.239.0100
Midland States Bank – 217.398.3800
Philo Exchange Bank – 217.684.2600
Prairie State Bank & Trust – 217.239.7616
Prospect Bank – 217.352.0077
Regions Bank – Champaign – 217.352.9440
S C B Bank – 217.356.6789
University of Illinois Employees Credit Union – 217.278.7700
Area Loan Programs
There is a variety of loan programs available for businesses, governments and organizations in Champaign County. More details can be found on the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission website.
Trailing Partners Program
If your spouse or partner’s new job required you to relocate to Champaign County, our Trailing Partners Program is a great resource for you. Use our membership directory to determine employers that are part of the program. Then what?
- Send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Indicate the type of position you are looking for, what companies attracted you and where your spouse or partner is now currently employed by.
Submitting your resume gives the Chamber permission to circulate your resume to the appropriate participating companies in the Trailing Partner Program. The goal of this program is connect you directly with hiring decision makers, which gives trailing spouses and partners a competitive advantage in your employment search.
Whether you are new to Champaign County and looking for a job or a business in Champaign County and looking for employees, our Job Bank is a great place to start.
The Trends Report is a publication designed to provide our members with information and data that can be used in their daily business decision making. The publication will be distributed to all Chamber members. The full-color report provides data about the local marketplace and demographics that can be helpful to members as they strategically plan for the future.