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Jim Hinterlong of the University YMCA

The University YMCA – better known as the University Y – develops campus and community leaders committed to social justice, environmental protection, interfaith cooperation and global engagement by fostering dialogue, reflection and action. It’s located on the University of Illinois campus on S. Wright Street. We sat down with Jim Hinterlong, executive director, to learn more …

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Casey Gold, Dan Church, & Greg Bugbee of The Venue CU

The Venue CU is a new, upscale wedding and events venue located on the historic East Main Street in downtown Champaign (in the former Varisty Theater and Vriner’s Confestionery). We sat down with Casey Gold (left), Dan Church (right),  and Greg Bugbee (seated) at The Venue CU to hear their  family-owned business got started in …

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Ashley Withers of Community Choices

Community Choices is a family cooperative supporting individuals with disabilities to live in the community, have jobs, and make new friends. We sat down with Ashley Withers to learn more.    What is Community Choices? Community Choices is actually set up as a human services cooperative, which basically just means that we have a lot …

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Champaign Gift Cards

Support your favorite small and independent businesses in Champaign by purchasing gift cards. Gift cards provide a much needed cash advance, no strings attached, for small businesses during the pandemic. Purchase gift cards for upcoming birthdays, special occasions, holidays, and more!     Retail Gift Cards BodyWork AssociatesDowntown BodyWork Associates  sees massage therapy as a …

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