Our Merchants & Community Leaders


Bryan Gerber of Forage Kitchen

Brandon Fischer, ReStore Director

Brandon Fischer of Habitat for Humanity ReStore


Laura Young and Ivy Corson of DIGS

Ward and Lenhoff at the Urbana Free Library in Urbana Thursday, February 29, 2024.

photo by Darrell Hoemann
all rights transfer to Humanities Research Institute

Angie Zindars of INB

Stephanie Funkhouser, CXO of Royse + Brinkmeyer in one of the remodeled rooms in the Inman in downtown Champaign.on Thursday, February 8, 2024.

Stephanie Funkhouser of Royse + Brinkmeyer

Furniture Loungeon Monday, January 8, 2024.

Amanda McWilliams & Scott Schaub of Furniture Lounge

Xander Hazelon Wednesday, December 13, 2023.

Alexander Hazel of Champaign Center Partnership

CCP Darren Kamin Esquireon Friday, November 3, 2023.

Darren Kammin of Esquire Lounge

CCP Garron Sanchez on Thursday, September 14, 2023.

Garron Sanchez of Martinelli’s Market and Deli

CCP Nicoile Martin at Central Illinois Bakehouse on Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

Nicole Martin of Central Illinois Bakehouse


Stephanie Hege of The Virginia Theatre

CCP Sarah Sandquiston Monday, June 12, 2023.

Sarah Sandquist of Champaign Park District

Berry Stevenson, executive director of GCAP in the group’s downtown office on Wednesday, May 24, 2023.

Berry Stevenson of Greater Community AIDS Project

CCP Genenvieve Kirk
on Thursday, April 20, 2023.

Genevieve Kirk of the Community Foundations of East Central Illinois

Jacquelyn Evers of The Land Connection
on Friday, February 10, 2023.

Jacquelyn Evers of The Land Connection

CCP Michelle Ryan Big Groveon Wednesday, January 25, 2023.

Michelle Ryan of Big Grove Tavern

Nicole Frydman of Uniting Pride of Champaign County

Nicole Frydman of Uniting Pride of Champaign County


Dr. David Wurth of Wurth Chiropractic Center

Chris Knight - Meet Your Merchant

Dr. Chris Knight of Blind Pig Brewing

CCP Scott Claninon Thursday, September 22, 2022.

Scott Clanin of Clanin Marketing

Susan and Judy Elmore of Jane Adams Books in the shop
on Monday, July 11, 2022.

Susan and Judy Elmore of Jane Addams Book Shop

Magaly and Leonel with plates of food in a restaurant dining room.

Magaly Avila of La Bahía Grill


Jo Ellen DeVilbiss of The Conservatory of Central Illinois

Erin McGill at Golden Weather Goods
on Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Erin McGill of Golden Weather Goods

Matthis Helmick of Plant Mode in his store on Thursday, December 30, 2021.

Matthis Helmick of Plant Mode

University YMCA executive director Jim Hinterlong in the remodeled Latzer Hallon Wednesday, March 31, 2021.

Jim Hinterlong of the University YMCA

Casey Gold, Dan Church and Greg Bugee (seated) in one of the rooms at The Venue in downtown Champaign
on Monday, March 1, 2021. Darrell Hoemann Photography/Center City Partnership

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


Rob Dalhaus with CU at Home

Ashley Withers
Lead Employment Specialist
Community Choices

Ashley Withers of Community Choices

Peter Schmidt of UpClose Printing at his office in Champaign
on Thursday, September 24, 2020.

Peter Schmidt of UpClose Printing

Lanna Bartko INB for Champaign Center Partnership at her office ion Champaign on Friday, September 18, 2020.

Lanna Bartko of INB


Danelle Jameson of Circles Boutique


Gayle Starks of Neil St. Blues

Adrian Astorina

Adrian Astorina of Live Action Games

Joy Ruan CCP Kung Fu Tea
on Monday, May 13, 2019.

Joy Ruan of Kung Fu Tea


Mickie Phetchareune, Owner of Sticky Rice

CCP Keith Bowman at Trophy Time in Champaign, IL on Tuesday, September 18, 2018.

Keith Bowman of TrophyTime

1601 Lincolnon Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

Eric Cain of Flatland Tattoo Studio

Chef Nigel in the main room of KO Fusion in downtown Chamaignon Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Chef Nigel of KoFusion

on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.

Emily King of Ten Thousand Villages