Women's Business Council of Champaign County

Welcome to Women's Business Council of Champaign County

Welcome to Women's Business Council of Champaign County

Welcome to Women's Business Council of Champaign County Welcome to Women's Business Council of Champaign County




Join Us February 27th

City View, 45 E. University Ave., Champaign
Check in and lunch served: 11:30 am
Program: 12:00-1:00 pm


Building an Inclusive Economy through Community Business

As seen on WCIA3 News and FOX News, Mariah Madison is a well renowned serial entrepreneur. She is the Founder of BuyBlackChambana.com, Adventure Girl, and Nannyville, LLC. As the Vice President of the Champaign County Black Chamber of Commerce she advocates on behalf of businesses within the community.  

Home to Champaign-Urbana’s first black-owned business directory filled with over 150 businesses, Buy Black Chambana is an online resource dedicated to empowering and creating space for all people to celebrate and honor black culture, support black businesses, and uplift the community through our many events, workshops, festivals, and partnerships. Come and hear from Mariah about this new emerging community resource, and how WBC members can get involved.

RSVP by February 21 for $15 rate. 

After February 21, pay $22 at the door.



It's time to renew your membership with Women's Business Council. We valued your 2019 participation and encourage you to renew your membership for an exciting 2020 experience.

Membership dues help fund the luncheon programs, networking events, community service projects, website and social media activities and the JumpStart Scholarship program.
This year we provided 2 high school senior ladies with $500 scholarships. We provided numerous networking opportunities: painting door hangers and a cooking class at Grovestone to name a few. We provided rides for a Family Services client from her dialysis and supported the American Cancer Society.

If you would like to prepay your luncheon fees for the entire year, it would be $165 which locks in the discounted price of $15, one month free and automatic registration each month. Prepaid luncheons are not refundable but can be used by a guest or another member if you are unable to attend that month. 



After hearing Nancy Fahey speak last year, many of you had expressed that you were sorry to miss the Illini Women's Basketball game, so we are going to do it again this year! Come meet up with your WBC ladies on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at the State Farm Center to cheer on your Illini Women's Basketball Team against Purdue!  The game starts at 2 pm, so let's meet at Houlihan's at 12:00 pm for a drink, brunch, or some snacks!  Then, we'll leave Houlihan's at 1:30 pm to walk over and get a section together... tickets are typically only $3 - $5 per person!  We will post something online... please RSVP and let us know if you or any guests plan to attend! See you there!


Membership in Women’s Business Council has allowed dozens of women in our community to cultivate professional contacts, build lasting friendships, and grow as a professional.  Considering membership? Guests can attend two lunches before joining.  Be sure to register the week before each luncheon to ensure you receive discounted lunch price of $15.


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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. 

Contact Us

Get in touch!

Women's Business Council of Champaign County

PO Box 3323 · Champaign, IL 61826