Sharing the Community Story
As we continue to promote the greater Champaign County area to visitors as an Outside of Ordinary destination, we recognize the importance of showcasing the community to potential residents. To be relevant in all parts of the destination management cycle, Visit Champaign County offers various services and promotional materials to help during the recruiting process.
We are your partner in recruiting. Contact us if there are more resources you need to share our story!
CHAMBANA WELCOME CREW
Bringing in new recruits and want to get them connected to the community? Check out our new community ambassador program, Chambana Welcome Crew. This program is designed to help new and potential Champaign-Urbana area residents navigate their new home, connecting newcomers to one of our knowledgeable Ambassadors serving as a community champion who can authentically share their stories about living and working here. Learn more.
PRINT & DIGITAL RESOURCES
|Champaign County Area Experience Guide||
|Grocery, Markets & Specialty Stores|
Outside of Ordinary Branding Video
Outside of Ordinary Memories
VIRTUAL TOUR MAP
Check out our interactive Tour of the Greater Champaign County Area, with area attractions, major parks and forest preserves, and business districts.
Available upon request. Contact Terri Reifsteck with details on photos you need for your materials.
Provided by You're Welcome CU
Park Districts & Forest Preserves
Our landscape may be flat, but it provides plenty of opportunity to play and explore under our big, blue skies. Check out our area park districts for programming and parks available throughout the community.
- Champaign Park District
- Urbana Park District
- Champaign County Forest Preserve District
- Mahomet Parks & Recreation
- Monticello Parks & Recreation
- Rantoul Parks & Recreation
- Savoy Park District
If you need help finding information on the schools, both public and private, in Champaign County, look no further than the experts on all things kids, ChambanaMoms.com. Their comprehensive Champaign-Urbana Schools Guide will give you the insights needed to start your child's education.
The University of Illinois has long been a leader in disability resources. Several of the innovations that have come from over 50 years of advocating for accessibility include research that led to the development of the first architechtural accessibility standards that would become the American National Standards Institute Standards, the first wheelchair-accessible fixed route bus system, the first accessible university residence halls, and the first collegiate adapted sports and recreation program for students with disabilities, which also produced the first wheelchair athlete in the world to win an Olympic Gold Medal.
- Access Urbana-Champaign—Ranking the accessibility of area restaurants
Religious & Cultural Organizations
We've put together a directory of non-Christian religious centers, non-English speaking churches, and cultural resources.