• Business Advisors Council

  • Starting or Growing Your Business? 
    The Chamber Has Your BAC.

    The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce's Business Advisors' Council (BAC) is here to help.

    With over 15 experienced advisors with backgrounds in a variety of fields, the Business Advisors' Council is committed to growing business one idea at a time through complimentary business counseling and affordable workshops and seminars. 


    By utilizing the skills and expertise of volunteer seasoned business professionals, the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce cultivates, encourages, and fosters business development and growth of entrepreneurial startups and existing businesses through direct or indirect mentorship, education, counseling and networking.


    • To assist in starting new businesses in East Central Illinois.
    • To provide business start-ups and existing small companies with needed guidance and expertise to grow their companies.
    • To assist in job creation for the region.
    • To grow the local economy.


  • One-On-One Banker Consultation

    Are you a business owner, or an entrepreneur, who has questions about; types of business loans, budgeting and forecasting, cash management or how to repair your bad credit?

    If so, this complimentary program is for you.  The Chamber has partnered with local banks to provide existing business owners, or aspiring business owners, with a neutral space to discreetly discuss their financials on a one-on-one basis with a banking professional without the pressure of sales, or stigma that would be felt by attending a seminar. 

    It is through you, and the great organizations partner with the Chamber, that we will continue to leverage our collective knowledge and help Champaign County become an economically thriving community.

    Chamber membership is not required for a one-on-one consulation.