Women's Business Council of Champaign County

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WBC Luncheon - Nov 21st 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Age Friendly Initiative Panel

Why are these exceptional women collaborating to qualify Champaign and Urbana for an Age-Friendly Community designation?  Learn about this initiative and why it matters for all of us.  Did you know that living in Champaign County can add years to your life? Seniors make a huge difference in C-U through their experience, philanthropy, volunteerism and purchasing power. Get involved and support the effort to make this a friendly community for all ages!

Panel of experts:

· Wendy Bartlo, PhD, Asst Director of Strategic Initiatives and Research Relations, College of Applied Health Sciences, University of Illinois

· Laura Edwards, BS, MS, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Clark-Lindsey.  

· Kathleen Holden, BA, MSW, was the Founding Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), University of Illinois.  

CityView Banquet and Meeting Center at Illinois Terminal, 45 E University Ave, Champaign

Registration is $22 at the door.



 networking/mingle with WBC (plus, open invite to WE and Synergy group)... Tuesday, November 19th from 5 - 7 pm at the Urbana Country Club.  Only $5 per person to attend (and yes... feel free to invite a guest!!) We will have a veggie tray, fruit, pizza, and people can order off the menu for anything extra, or for drinks!  Please RSVP if you plan to attend and whether you will be planning on bringing a guest, so we can get a head count!  We are also helping to get gifts for the kids at Cunningham Children's Home.  Some of you received ornaments with names on it at the last meeting.  But, if you were not able to attend, please click onto  https://www.cunninghamhome.org/sites/default/files/Christmas_Wish_List_19.pdf to browse the gifts the children typically request. People are encouraged to bring the unwrapped gift at the networking event!  Looking forward to seeing you then!!

RSVP - WBC Members

RSVP - Non-Members


Time to nominate your favorite charitable organization for 2020!


Please use this form for nominations and return by November 22, 2019 to be given full consideration. 


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About WBC

Who We Are

 Women’s Business Council (WBC) serves women of all ages who live, work and play in Champaign County. WBC formed in 1985 to provide a forum for members to discuss career goals, foster leadership skills and increase their professional networking opportunities. We are committed professionals creating opportunities for personal and professional growth while building strong relationships to address the challenges we face—together. We are supportive of one another, active in the community, fun-loving and dedicated to building strong bonds.   

Join Today To

  • Build personal and professional networks.
  • Engage with other community-minded women.
  • Learn about an interesting topic each month.
  • Further your career through scholarship opportunities.
  • Attend fun social outings.

Become a Member

Join us the fourth Thursday of each month* for a luncheon meeting.

Guests are welcome to attend two meetings before joining. 

 * Luncheons held the third Thursday in November and December. 

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Women's Business Council of Champaign County

PO Box 3323 · Champaign, IL 61826