• Resources

  • Tools For Business Success

    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)

    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

    Intersect Illinois is a statewide economic development entity whose goal is to drive business growth, create jobs and provide unbeatable customer service.

     

    Small Business Development Center

    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.

     

    Financial Institutions

    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.

    BankChampaign, N.A. – 217.351.2870
    Busey Bank – 217.351.6500
    Central Illinois Bank – 217.355.0900
    Commerce Bank – 217.359.9790
    First Busey Corporation – 217.365.4556
    First Financial Bank – 217.352.6700
    First Mid Bank & Trust – 217.398.0067
    First Midwest Bank – 217.378.7639
    First State Bank – 217.239.3000
    Heartland Bank & Trust Co. – 217.359.5555
    Hickory Point Bank & Trust – 217.351.7100
    Marine Bank – 217.239.0100
    Midland States Bank – 217.974.7139
    Prairie State Bank & Trust – 217.239.7616
    Prospect Bank – 217.352.0077
    SCB Bank – 217.356.6789

     

    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.

     

    Job Bank

    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.

     

    Trends Report

    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.

     

    Additional Community Resources

    https://www.urbanaillinois.us/incentives

    http://champaignil.gov/starting-your-business/

    https://www.village.rantoul.il.us/245/Business-Licenses

    https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/employer-id-numbers