Events and Activities


SBA Presents: “Meet the Lenders”

This is your opportunity to meet one-on-one with loan officers from SBA participating lenders. Bring your business plan and discuss your business loan proposal with the lenders. You will also learn about loan programs available to small businesses from federal, state and community agencies. You will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with experts from: U.S. Small Business Administration; Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity; SBA Micro Lender; United States Department of Agriculture; Illinois Ventures for Community Action; and the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission. Additionally, business owners will be able to talk with representatives from: Champaign County Chamber of Commerce; Illinois Small Business Development Center at Champaign County Economic Development Corporation; Procurement Technical Assistance Center at Western Illinois University; Illinois Small Business Development Center at Danville Area Community College; and the Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce.
Who: Small Business Owners, local business stakeholders, community leaders
What: SBA Meet the Lenders
When: September 16, 20142:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Where: Parkland College Student Union,l 2400 West Bradley Avenue Champaign, IL
Register: Please RSVP to Caryn Isenhower at the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce, 217-359-1791 or There is no fee to attend.