6 episodes

Think you know all about Champaign-Urbana? Think again. With the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as our anchor, this area is bursting with impressive people, vibrant arts and culture, tantalizing local flavors, exciting sports, and endless activities. Carly from the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, and Terri from Visit Champaign County—two self-professed community gurus—catch up every other week on what’s going on and things you need to know. Good things happen in Chambana every day, so give Chambana Proud a listen to catch up with the many people, places, and events that will make you proud to live in the C-U area. Brought to you by Visit Champaign County and the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation.

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Think you know all about Champaign-Urbana? Think again. With the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as our anchor, this area is bursting with impressive people, vibrant arts and culture, tantalizing local flavors, exciting sports, and endless activities. Carly from the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, and Terri from Visit Champaign County—two self-professed community gurus—catch up every other week on what’s going on and things you need to know. Good things happen in Chambana every day, so give Chambana Proud a listen to catch up with the many people, places, and events that will make you proud to live in the C-U area. Brought to you by Visit Champaign County and the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation.

    What’s Happening in Chambana — Thanksgiving Weekend

    What’s Happening in Chambana — Thanksgiving Weekend

    Once Turkey Day has passed, Carly & Terri have a variety of events and activities to check out throughout the Champaign County area, from shopping (with wine!) to parades to football. Plan your holiday weekend with this week’s episode, brought to you by Guth & Associates.
    Show links:
    Guth & Associates: https://www.guthandassociates.com/
    Monticello Main Street: https://monticellomainstreet.org/
    Parade of Lights: https://champaigncenter.com/parade-of-lights/
    IHSA State Football Championships: https://legendsplayhere.com/football/  
    Shop Local Guide: https://www.visitchampaigncounty.org/our-stories?rec_id=366
    Winter Nights at Prairie Farm: https://champaignparks.com/winter-nights-at-prairie-farm/  
     

    • 5 min
    Episode 3: Get Merry with the Champaign Center Partnership

    Episode 3: Get Merry with the Champaign Center Partnership

    It's time to turn to holiday happenings as Carly & Terri, joined by Xander from the Champaign Center Partnership, talk about the Parade of Lights and Shop Local Saturday. Xander shares some must-shop spots and joints in on Terri's quest to get Carly outside. Check out their conversation and start planning for the weekend's upcoming events.
    Show links:
    Guth & Associates: https://www.guthandassociates.com/ 
    Champaign Center Partnership: https://champaigncenter.com/ 
    Parade of Lights: https://champaigncenter.com/parade-of-lights/ 
    Smoky’s House BBQ: https://www.smokysbbqsavoy.com/ 
    Weird Meat Boyz: https://weirdmeatboyz.com/ 
    Chambana Proud Merchandise: https://www.chambanaproud.com/ 
    Gifford Community Craft Show: https://www.facebook.com/The-Gifford-Community-Craft-Show-1118991424932288/  
    In Blackest Shade, In Darkest Light: https://www.parkland.edu/Audience/Community-Business/Parkland-Presents/Art-Gallery/Exhibitions-Events/Exhibits/2022-Exhibits/In-Blackest-Shade-in-Darkest-Night
    Community Yoga at the Sun Singer: https://allerton.illinois.edu/events/community-yoga-at-the-music-barn-402/
    Urbana Park District’s Turkey Trot: https://www.urbanaparks.org/buy-your-turkey-trot-t-shirts-today/
    Visit Champaign County Calendar of Events: https://www.visitchampaigncounty.org/events/calendar-of-events 
     

    • 51 min
    What’s Happening in Chambana? November 10–13, 2022

    What’s Happening in Chambana? November 10–13, 2022

    Before returning next week, Carly & Terri share a few events coming up this weekend throughout the Champaign County area and beyond. Art, antiques, basketball, and some satire are just a few things on the list.
    Upcoming events: https://www.visitchampaigncounty.org/events/calendar-of-events 
    Speak Café at Krannert Art Museum: https://kam.illinois.edu/events
    Rural Life Antique Show Weekend: https://www.rurallifeshow.com/ 
    Fighting lllini Men’s Basketball: https://fightingillini.com/sports/mens-basketball?path=mbball 
    League of CU Fine Art Fair: https://craftleagueofcu.org/ 
    Station Theatre’s The Thanksgiving Play: https://stationtheatre.com/

    • 5 min
    Episode 2: The Story Behind ChambanaMoms.com

    Episode 2: The Story Behind ChambanaMoms.com

    Episode 2 is filled with surprises with a new theme song from the one and only Ryan Groff of Elsinore & Modern Drugs fame, who shares his muse behind the music. The Mom-in-Chief of ChambanaMoms.com, Laura Bleill, joins Carly & Terri to share how the popular site started and how they’ve built a supportive community online and off.
    Show links:
    Middle Fork River Forest Preserve: https://www.ccfpd.org/forest-preserve/middle-fork-river-champaign-county
    Perennial Sound Studio: https://www.perennialsoundstudio.com/
    Modern Drugs: https://www.facebook.com/ModernDrugsBand/
    Elsinore: https://elsinore.bandcamp.com/
    ChambanaMoms.com
    Upcoming events: https://www.visitchampaigncounty.org/events/calendar-of-events
    International Pro Rodeo Finals at Gordyville: https://www.gordyvilleusa.com/calendar/2022/11/4/bwawm1rftca7imxcr4ctq32r68nqzs
    Dark Side of the Moon at the Planetarium: https://www.parkland.edu/Audience/Community-Business/Parkland-Presents/Planetarium
    Illini Women’s Basketball: https://fightingillini.com/sports/womens-basketball?path=wbball
    Pow Wow 101 at Spurlock Museum: https://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/events/#all
    CUDO Board Game Playtest Convention: https://www.cudoplays.com/events 

    • 49 min
    Episode 1: Why Carly & Terri are Chambana Proud

    Episode 1: Why Carly & Terri are Chambana Proud

    In episode 1, we get an introduction to Carly & Terri, our Chambana Proud hosts. They give insights into what they do, their favorite part of working for the community, and answer some very difficult questions such as what their favorite restaurant is in the area (seriously, this is the hardest one to answer!). Dive in a little deeper to the Chambana Welcome Crew and how our community ambassadors are welcoming new residents and getting them connected. Finally, get your calendars ready and hear about the many upcoming events happening in the greater Champaign-Urbana area.
    Show links: 
    Podcast + Store—www.chambanaproud.com 
    Champaign County Economic Development Corporation—www.champaigncountyedc.org 
    Visit Champaign County—www.visitchampaigncounty.org (Events—www.visitchampaigncounty.org/events/calendar-of-events) 
    Chambana Welcome Crew—www.yourewelcomecu.com
    New to CU Mixers—www.visitchampaigncounty.org/events/new-to-cu-mixer
    Folk & Roots Festival—www.folkandroots.org
    Boba Fest—www.urbanabobafest.com
    Diwali on the Quad—oiir.illinois.edu/aacc/aacc-events/diwali-celebration
    Disability Resource Expo— http://www.disabilityresourceexpo.org/
    PechaKucha— https://www.pechakucha.com/events/pechakucha-night-champaign-urbana-event
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra— https://krannertcenter.com/events/chicago-symphony-orchestra-3 

    • 47 min
    Chambana Proud—An Introduction

    Chambana Proud—An Introduction

    Carly & Terri sit down to give us some exciting news we didn’t know we needed—a new podcast, Chambana Proud! They talk about why they thought they needed microphones, what’s to come in future episodes, and a moment where Terri sees Star Wars in track and field equipment. Tune in and get ready to follow along.
    The javelin on EDC's Made in Champaign County wall is made by Champaign-based Litania Sports Group: https://www.litaniasports.com/. 

    • 5 min

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