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It’s a Champaign Life: Business Backstage

October 16, 2015

Would you like your own It’s a Champaign Life t-shirt?  How about actually screen printing it yourself, perhaps while sipping on some delicious wine from Miga? The best part: it’s free! On Tuesday, October 20th from 6:00-7:30, we’re hosting the first of Champaign Center Partnership’s new series It’s a Champaign Life: Business Backstage that explores what goes on behind the scenes at our local businesses in our community.  Register here today, there’s only a few spots left!


Scott Clanin of JSM Living is a volunteer member on the Public Image Committee for Champaign Center Partnership. A big thank you to Scott for creating this design that celebrates our local community! See more of his design work on his website,


You know the Parade of Lights in Downtown Champaign? How about Midtown Sundaze, Thirteen Thursdays, Conscious Cuisine, and Shop Local Saturdays?  These are all events put on by the Champaign Center Partnership.  Not to mention their involvement in and promotion of so many other downtown, midtown, and campustown events throughout the year, such as Roger Ebert Fest and Pygmalion.

Champaign Center Partnership is a member-based business organization that promotes local and provides opportunities for local business members.  Find out more about the awesome things they do on


From the press release:It's a Champaign Life

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of some of our local businesses? Are there businesses you’ve walked or driven by but have never actually visited? Business Backstage is a series of open houses that give the community a peek “backstage” at some of our local businesses they may be unfamiliar with. You’ll have the chance to hear their story, meet their staff and learn about what they do through a FREE hands-on class or demonstration.

Can’t attend a class but want to see behind the scenes footage of the event? Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live updates during the open houses!

See the full press release on Smile Politely.

We hope to C-U there!