Local Women-Owned Businesses

Our mission is to support local women-owned businesses and help you to do the same! Want to be included? Fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

STOREFRONTS

Art Coop, Inc., Urbana

Art Coop, Inc. is an art supply store and gift shop located in Lincoln Square Urbana. Art Coop has been owned and operated by local artists since 1971!

Blue, Peoria and Washington

Quality on trend goods for the mindful soul. Find Frye, Patagonia, Free People, Prana, Lolë, Bed Stu, Bella Dahl, Merrell, Chaco, Spiritual Gangster plus unique jewelry and gifts

Bruno's Barkery, Monticello

Pet boutique focused on carrying the best quality foods and treats for cats, dogs, and small pets! Offering free delivery to Champaign, Bloomington, Decatur, Springfield, Danville, and more!

checkered moon, Champaign

checkered moon was founded by sharon crow in october of 2000 in champaign, Illinois. sharon’s style stems from her florida roots – a blend of modern, friendly, and fun rolled into a shop! she added her second store in in the quaint town of mount dora, fl (just outside of orlando) in february 2014. checkered moon prides itself on it’s great energy, great staff, great selections and most of all it’s great customers! with a curated mix of styles and price points, checkered moon is a shop that brings people together and always makes you smile. it doesn’t take itself too seriously – the way life should be! our fabby finds are inspired by sharon’s eclectic taste and fun sense of humor – she invites you to follow along and keep up with the constantly changing collection of pieces and items for you and yours!

Expressions Gift and Consignment, Cerro Gordo

I opened Expressions in 2008. Started more as a thrift/gift shop, but my goal was to turn it into more of an art/craft shop. I do glass painting, recycled glass art, mosaic art, and some canvas painting, and many more handmade items. All self taught. I also take items on consignment from artist and crafters, Those vary from photography, paintings, card making, and furniture refurbishing.
Looking for unique and unusual handcrafted gifts, we have them.

Findings Boutique, Champaign

Contemporary clothing & accessories, handbags and gifts. Specializing in modern classics with a focus on quality fabrics and construction.

Hartfield Book Company, Monticello

Independent bookstore in downtown Monticello selling new books and bookish gifts.

The Laurel & The Linden, Decatur

Handforged jewelry, faux stained glass art and wine bottle lights, and various creations in between created by mother-daughter duo Laura Harrison and Lindsey Kirk.

Monticello Mercantile, Moticello

Opening in 2016 In an Italianate -style home built in 1860, the Monticello Mercantile is located in downtown Monticello on E. Main Street, across from Monarch Brewing Company. The "Merc" is centered around making the connection between your shopping experience and memories. With a wide selection of home décor and kitchenware, patrons can also find boutique women's clothing and accessories, baby and shower gifts and accessories, and bath and body products. The Merc prides itself is giving local makers exposure, and has monthly events spotlighting certain lines and products. Visit the Monticello Mercantile Facebook page to discover our eclectic wonderfulness!

Orphans Treasure Box

Orphans Treasure Box is a nonprofit used bookstore that turns unwanted books into support for vulnerable kids. All of our books are donated from the community, and we sell them online and in a local outlet store. The net profits support orphan initiatives around the world, at-risk kids locally in CU, and adoption grants through Lifesong for Orphans. We also set aside jobs in our business for homeless, single parents through a program called ReStart. At Orphans Treasure Box, you can find every type of book, from recent thrillers to textbooks to religious texts, and support vulnerable kids at the same time!

Posies & Pattycakes, Tuscola

We are a shop located in downtown Tuscola that offers embroidery, creative customs, and DIY workshops. We create shirts for one person or a group of 100. Our workshops cover a variety of topics from custom signs to wreathes and arm knitted blankets.

Yellow & Co., Mahomet

Shop downtown Mahomet- Full of art, accessories, home decor, jewelry, candles, paper goods, baby items, apparel and more! Much or our merchandise is handmade by local and regional makers, women-owned companies, or companies with a mission to do good in the world. We are now home to Paint Like ME! Party Studio. Visit our new location at 604 E. Main St, downtown Mahomet.

BEAUTY & BODY

Bouffant Salon

Bouffant Salon focuses on healthy hair. We strive for excellence on guest service. Our mission is to not only do great hair in our salon but teach our guests how to use the right products, styling techniques and tools at home to maintain their style!

Glow by Lola

Soaps, oils, facial and body products, workshops, coaching and more! CONNECT you to your highest, truest, best self. EXPAND your mind beyond what you’re used to PROVIDE you with the tools to discover and achieve EXACTLY what you want from this beautiful journey of life.

Hansen & Co. Beauty Lounge

A local beauty lounge where we cultivate “a fusion of authenticity and creativity to generate beauty”.

Lauren Foran Bridal Beauty

Wedding beauty experts since 2012, we are on-location glamour that provides make up and/or hair for weddings, events, photo shoots and more. Based in Champaign, Illinois, but we have a passion for travel. We can go anywhere a car or plane can take us! Available at Wingard Salon in Champaign, 805 S. Neil Street for trials and in salon events as well.

Limited Edition Hair Studio

Warm, welcoming, hair and nail studio where we create your own kind of beautiful!

Oak Street Salon

Family driven Aveda Concept Salon in Mahomet, Il. Focuses on haircuts, highlighting, formal hair, waxing, facials, and nail services.

Queen Anne’s Lace Farm-to-Face

On our small family farm in Camargo IL, we are committed to raising our goats, honeybees and botanicals organically, ethically and holistically. Each ingredient in our products begins in a pasture, field or forest, not a factory. Any ingredient that we are unable to grow ourselves is sourced from organic farms and fair trade suppliers around the world. The essential oils used in our products are of the highest therapeutic grade providing an unparalleled benefit to our clients. Beeswax, honey, goat milk and botanicals for our products are grown and harvested by hand on our farm. We then package each product by hand in environmentally friendly, recyclable packaging before shipping to you, our wonderful customers! It is our desire to create a unique and luxurious skincare experience using only the best that nature has to offer from the roots up!

Salon 105

Upscale hair salon in downtown Mahomet. Certified in Brazilian blowouts, micro bead sew in extensions, balayage, formal updos, airbrush makeup, and all other hair needs. Appointments available for everyone in the family. Follow us on Instagram at salon105kb. Call or text the salon at 217.714.2628 for inquires or booking.

Something You Salon & Spa

Aveda concept salon and spa specializing in cuts, color and extensions.

The Wright Soapery

The Wright Soapery is a small batch, palm oil free, artisan soap company located in Urbana, Illinois. Soap is our passion and we are committed to crafting the highest quality bath soaps that not only look and smell good but, most importantly, feel great on your skin. We want you to love using The Wright Soapery soaps as much as we love making them.

CANDLES & HOME GOODS

Fire Doll Studio

I utilize health and environmentally conscious materials to create beautiful and functional folk art and home decor through repurposing. The nature of my work allows for fun and funky expression while encouraging thoughtfulness with regard to what we can do with the things we normal just throw out. This is home decor you can feel really good about.

Jarah's Naturals

Jarah's Naturals handcrafted soy wax candles are made in small batches and handpoured in Central Illinois. As a busy mother of two, making candles is a fun, creative outlet combining my love of nature, beautiful and responsible apothecary packaging, amazing fragrance, and quality ingredients. My products are phthalate-free, lead-free, and bpa-free. Fragrance has the power to set a mood and even bring back a special memory of a time, place, or person. I strive to help my customers find that special connection with a fragrance in my handmade candle collections.

Soy Fabulous

When we started candle making we knew we were on to something. Wonderful smelling candles, responsibly sourced products, delivered in beautiful packaging that was not over priced? How could we not launch this into a business and make wonderful smelling soy candles available to everyone? And that's how Soy Fabulous was born. We use 100% soy wax for EVERY candle. All products are sourced from the United States. All candles are made in small batches and hand poured, this allows for greater quality control. We hope you find these candles as amazing as we do!

Tracks on Wax

Tracks on Wax opened up shop in 2015 after Amber decided to combine her love for art and music. Her handcrafted soy candles are a true work of art. Each candle represents a musician or song and is combined with a scent to capture a story. Much time, patience, and heart went into the construction of each candle. Amber also drew the “album art” for each scent. 

CHILDCARE/EDUCATION

Be the Benchmark

Be the Benchmark offers confidence and communication coaching for teen and tween girls (and occasionally adult women as well!) Benchmark services include monthly Fierce Girl events, 1:1 coaching, and group workshops. Utilizing the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Erin keeps clients of all ages connected to their "why" and accountable to their short and long term goals. She brings the perfect balance of fun, friendship, and challenge to her clients and workshops; creating an environment that is equal parts motivational and inspirational. Benchmark Mantra: Choose your thoughts. Create your life. Change the world.

Illini Tutoring

From student athletes to developing artists to scholastic bowl champs, students of all types trust Illini Tutoring to help them get better grades and test scores. Our team of experienced, full-time staff of certified teachers and tutors offers second-to-none tutoring, homework help, and test prep for all math and science classes for 6th-12th graders. Our ACT, SAT, and SSAT prep programs have helped thousands of students get into their dream schools and win major scholarships.

Nannyville, LLC

Nannyville is an enhanced sitter service that specializes in connecting reliable-qualified caregivers with busy Champaign-Urbana families. Beyond helping families find the perfect nanny for their family we offer a Babysitting Membership. Families enrolled in our Babysitting Membership have access to qualified, pre-screened babysitters for on call and last minute babysitting. Whether it’s last-minute help when your regular childcare arrangements fall through, an extra pair of hands on the weekend, an unexpected sick day, or an occasional date night, we’re here to help!

Tutor Doctor

Tutor Doctor provides in-home, one-to-one tutoring and test prep services in any subject and all ages.

The Wright Start Preschool

I'm a licensed teacher with a licensed preschool in my home. I teach a hands-on, real life, experience- based learning style. A touch of Montessori influence mixed with kindergarten readiness skills, community involvement and many field trips to local places is the best way to learn in early childhood. I provide children unique, creative and fun experiences that will give them an excitement for learning.

CLOTHING

Michelle’s Bridal and Tuxedo

Full-service bridal salon. We offer bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother’s dresses, tuxedos and suits, flower girl dresses, and bridal accessories.

Moon+Heart Co.

A small-batch bow shop offering hair bows made from unique and vintage materials as well as one of a kind embroidered bows.

Polished Prints

Polished Prints is a parenthood-inspired collection of modern apparel, gifts and wall decor. We believe in simple, creative designs that are a reflection of this time in our lives — pure, playful and strong. Our prints intentionally boast meaningful, positive messages that are intended to push more love out into the world.

The Quirky Quiltress

Quirky textile artist based in Monticello - Quirkin' up quilts and quilted home decor, gifts, and accessories such as pot holders, bags, pillows and more. I use fun and funky prints as well as fabrics that I have hand dyed. You can find me anywhere online, or at summer art fairs across Illinois and the Midwest. Instagram: @quirkyquiltress Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheQuirkyQuiltress

COUNSELING

Kurtz Counseling, LLC

Kurtz Counseling opened in October 2017. Rachel Kurtz, owner and LCSW, has been working with children, adolescents and adults since 2010. Her goal is to empower individuals and families to reach their full potential. She strives to connect with her clients and help them feel safe and secure in her office. Feel free to connect with her via Facebook, Instagram, or email at kurtzcounseling@gmail.com.

Steadfast Center

Steadfast Center offers counseling services for people impacted by emotional, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and other painful experiences. We are specialists in working with anxiety, depression, dissociation, and complex PTSD resulting from relational trauma.

Two Roads Wellness Clinic

Two Roads Wellness opened in 2015 and is owned by Jessica Nemecz, Lori Young, and Heidi McGill with a shared vision to change lives through holistic mental health services. It has two locations including Danville and Champaign. They offer a variety of services to help you live your best life including counseling with 11 counselors available, supplementation support, medication management, and nutritional counseling with 2 nurse practitioners available, and community education. They help support children, teens, adults, couples, and families.

CRAFTS & GIFTS

Bonnie's Baskets

Basket making supplies and classes

Generous Pieces

Custom Gift sets for every occasion.

Teagan and Lu

Teagan and Lu is my handmade knit and crochet shop. I made home decor, clothing and accessories (available on Etsy) and also design independent and sponsored crochet and knit patterns (available on my website and Ravelry site). I love taking custom orders, and making things that will suit your space and lifestyle.

EVENT VENUES & LODGING

Bluestem Hall

Bluestem Hall is a historic even venue located on the beautiful 120 acre Barnhart Prairie Nature Preserve! A family treasure, Bluestem Hall was built in 1963 and stands strong today with its original wood and metal interior. Brand new restrooms, bar, and multi-use room connect to the 250 guest main hall. Outfitted in a gorgeous hand-charred cedar siding, the building and the expansive views of the prairie seen from the wrap around porch create the most magical setting for any event. Open for tours now and available to book!

Sisters Inn & Take Five

Hoffman House is a historic home in Fairbury, IL which I have transformed into lodging and a wine bar.

Zybell House

The Zybell House is a vacation home and event venue that is equal parts charm and convenience. The house was built in 1859 but has been renovated with a host of modern amenities to make your stay comfortable and cozy. We have four guestrooms and a large event space ideally suited for bridal showers and other gatherings. The space is available to rent by the room, the whole house, or just the event space on the main floor. We've become experts at hosting wedding parties, family reunions, and corporate functions!

HEALTH, WELLNESS, FITNESS & DANCE

Daily Bread Yoga

An interfaith (includes who knows & none) community of people who practice yoga together in collaboration with local faith communities that provide hospitality (space! lights! heat! clean floor! bathrooms!) so that a daily practice of yoga is affordable and accessible to the whole community.

Defy Gravity Pole Fitness & Aerial Arts Studio

Defy Gravity is a pole fitness, aerial arts, and group fitness gym that welcomes people of all shapes, sizes, and gender identities, no matter what your current fitness level. Gain strength, confidence, and a positive body image while interacting with a diverse and supportive community. We will cheer you on as you meet your goals and have loads of fun! Our instructors are certified pole and aerial fitness professionals with the knowledge to make your experience safe and energizing!

FIT4MOM Champaign/Urbana

FIT4MOM believes is the strength of women in motherhood. We offer fitness and social programs for women in ever stage of motherhood. Our classes are specifically designed to assist women with child birth, to recover from childbirth and to gain a village of friends while working out. We have stroller based programs so moms can workout with their young kids in tow and teach them healthy habits and we have classes just for moms! Your first class is free, join us and you could meet your new best friend!

Journey Elite Coaching, LLC

We are a Health & Wellness company focused on empowering others to become the best version of themselves. Living the life they have always dreamed of, being healthier & happier. We have a certified Health, Life & Transformational coach, a certified Elite Personal trainer and a certified Yoga & Meditation instructor. We are currently hosting workshops and focusing on corporate wellness.

FLOWERS & NATURE

A. Hunt Design

A. Hunt Design is a studio florist working out of her home offering whimsical floral design for everyday and special occasions as well as weddings and events. Andrea of A. Hunt Design was born and raised in Champaign. She traveled the country to study and explore life through her 20s and 30s and recently moved home to raise her family and root her business in her hometown.

Backyard Beauty

Backyard Beauty is a flower & art farm in White Heath that offers sustainably-grown cut flowers, medicinal herbs, and on-farm workshops. In partnership with Intuit Studios, unique creations for the home and garden are also offered. Backyard Beauty’s owner/operator, Megan Murphy, is the 4th generation to live on her family’s centennial farm. 

BoHo Chic

I am a semi-retired floral designer who loves to create! My items are handcrafted,usually 1 of a kind. I have wreaths,modernized dream catchers,florals in repurposed antique containers,repurposed dolls and prayer flags. I am able to design fresh and artificial flowers for all clients.

Delight Flower Farm

Delight Flower Farm is a sustainable, women-owned cut flower farm. Since 2011, we have provided the Champaign-Urbana community with access to beautiful, fresh and safe cut flowers. What began as a humble experiment in a backyard garden, has grown into a thriving small farm that provides an alternative to the status quo of the present day global flower industry.

Flowers by Kristine

Wedding and Event Floral Design

FOOD & DRINK

Holly's Country Canning

Remember all those amazing jams and jellies and pies your Grandma made? That is how Holly's Country Canning came about. I inherited all of my Grammy's recipe boxes, all 8 of them. I thought about what I learned when I was in the kitchen and wanted to bring back the recipes of yesteryear. I make over 25 kinds of jams and jellies. Wine jelly, sauces, bacon jam and salsas are also in the line up. I do custom baking using my jams and jellies in cakes, pies, tarts, my famous ginormous cinnamon rolls, and cookies. I added catering to my business as well as freezer prepped meals for crockpot and oven in family size and portions for 2.

Industrial Donut

Coming spring 2019- Industrial Donut is a made-to-order donut and coffee shop, located in Savoy, IL. FRESH cake donuts, customized by YOU... the possibilities are endless! Industrial Donut proudly serves coffee from locally owned and operated, Columbia Street Roastery.

Just BEE Acai

Just BEE Açai is a vintage 1963 Shasta Compact Camper that is currently being restored into a mobile food “truck”. Launching Spring 2019, you will start to see this eye-catcher of a beauty being pulled all around Central Illinois providing customers with both nutrient-rich food options and, more importantly, positive mindsets to help fuel their body as their on-the-go trying to keep up with this crazy adventure that we call life!

Page Roasting Co.

Established in 2017, Page Roasting Company is an artisanal coffee roasting business offering alternating single origin coffees, in addition to a few consistently available blends. Page aims to offer members of the community the highest quality coffee possible, manually roasted in small batches and made available to drink and for purchase at many Champaign/Urbana locations. 

Tastefully Done

Grab-n-go meals at the Refinery Gym Don’t blow your work-out efforts with unbalanced take-out food. Pre-order a breakfast, snack or dinner and have it waiting for you at the gym! Get as many individual meals as you want, or order family-sized trays that serve 4. Pick up a ready-to-eat healthy, clean meal at a sensible price with the confidence that it’s a macro balanced, positive step keeping you on your meal plan. * Multiple Meals delivered to your home or office, early in the week, to make sure you have the healthy, balanced options at your fingertips. Ready made meals mean NO wondering what to cook, NO time spent on shopping, cooking and cleaning and NO temptation to go off-plan with delicious meals already in your kitchen.

FURNITURE

Wildflower Restorations

Antique and vintage furniture restoration and redesign. I do custom work as well as pieces from my own inventory. Contact me if your furniture needs a face lift! Teachers, military, and first responders get 10% off of all services and pieces for sale!

HOME SERVICES & REALTY

Debby M. Auble, Ward & Associates Realtors, Inc.

My company, Ward & Associates, Realtors, Inc., offers over 40 years of real estate experience in all facets of real estate services - Residential, Commercial, Rental, Brokerage Services as well as Market Prep, Design and Staging, Renovation, Consulting, and Management. As an independently, locally owned agency we have an inherent passion for our local area, strong ties to our community and an intimate understanding of our market. The quality of our service and the level of care we bestow on our clients set us apart. We quickly adapt to the diversity of our individual clients and markets through an unparalleled industry expertise and our unwavering commitment to service. We are always on hand to provide astute insightful advice on all your property needs.

Guth & Associates

Guth & Associates is a boutique firm specializing in commercial real estate, primarily in the office and retail markets.

Kristen Long, REALTOR® RE/MAX Realty Associates

Buying and selling a home is one of the greatest decisions one can make in their lifetime. I work to help educate buyers on the process of buying a home and everything that happens from contract to close. When assisting sellers in the process of selling their home, I do so much more than stick a sign in the yard. From implementing an aggressive and current marketing strategy to maintaining regular contact with the client, I make sure the process is as stress free as possible. If you’re not quite ready to sell but want to start preparing your home for the market, I can help guide you on what investments you will see a return on and what updates might be better left for the next owner. I feel that I am the true definition of “when you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work.”

Littlefield Group

Helping families and seniors make a move from homes, condo and/or start an investment portfolio.

McGuire Homes

McGuire Homes has been around for over 40 years. We specialize in custom built homes and residential and commercial remodels using our well known metropolitan luxe design. We work closely with all of our clients to assure their design and needs are met throughout the layout of their home.

Organizing CU

Organizing CU is really about reducing clutter and stress, saving time and money, and improving your quality of life by helping you get your house and life organized. Staying organized is ongoing, constant, and daily. I want to help you personalize a system that works for you that becomes a new lifestyle for your family.

JEWELRY

Andrea’s Glitz & Glamour Plunder Jewelry

We are a direct sales company that offers vintage, chic, and up to trend jewelry! I do online, open house, or both for parties. I also set up at several vendor events.

MEDIA & NEWS

Chambanamoms.com

The top information resource for families in and around Champaign-Urbana.

MUSIC

Stone & Snow

"If Florence and the Machine made folk music, it might sound a little like Stone & Snow." --Katie Anastas, NPR Music. Winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest NAMM 2019 edition for "Love is a Weapon". Stone & Snow is an alt-folk pairing of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, Karen Bridges and Clint Thomson. In 2012, they began a collaboration filled with close harmonies and thoughtful lyrics. They gave it a name that gives nod to the mountain landscapes of the West-- Stone & Snow. Two successful crowdfunding campaigns resulted in the release of their first and second full-length studio albums, These Are The Hills (2014) and Devil That I Know (2016). They perform private concerts, events, and weddings in Central Illinois.

PETS

Brit's Furry Friends

Boarding dogs in a home environment instead of a kennel environment. Also, going to homes to let dogs out when you are gone on a long day trip, or going to houses during vacations to care for cats.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Adriannexo Photography

Adriannexo Photography is a commercial + editorial photographer based in Champaign, IL. Specializing in product and lifestyle photography, Adriannexo help brands create stunning visual content for social media, e-commerce and marketing. She has an eye for stylized flatlays, authentic moments, and conceptual studio work.

BURTco.

Husband and Wife wedding photography team!

Cain Birth Photography

Hi! I'm Ashley, I specialize in Birth Photograhy serving Champaign, Decatur and surrounding areas. Birth is an amazing and emotional time for many. In the hustle of labor we often forget the little details and those special first moments. Don't let your birth experience be forgotten. Let me capture your precious memories and help you remember your little ones journey into this world!

Heaven's Storm Photography

I am a wedding and newborn photographer based in Decatur, IL but servicing Champaign, Bloomington, Springfield, and Peoria...and everything in between! My style is light and airy and full of joy and emotion!

Karen Shoufler Photography

Hi friends! I'm Karen, a wedding photographer based in East Central Illinois. I serve all of Illinois and travel coast to coast for engagement sessions and weddings, but my heart will always be here in the good old Midwest. I call myself a wandering homebody, an extroverted introvert and an all around joyful person. I'm a mom of five daughters, which I think makes me great at managing wedding days! Haha! When I'm not shooting weddings, you'll find me photographing seniors and a few families, or hanging out with my kiddos.

Kathleen Madden Photography

Kathleen Madden Photography specializes in photographing weddings, elopements and love stories of all kinds! As a photographer I am committed to the art of capturing the true essence of relationships and crafting images that will serve as keepsakes for years to come.

kDarling Photography

I am a newborn, child, family & senior photographer located just a short drive from Champaign. I have a studio for indoor sessions, and will travel for outdoor sessions.

Lacuna & Co.

la·cu·na/ləˈk(y)o͞onə/noun: an unfilled space or interval; a gap. The importance of storytelling initially was what brought Layla Alazawy, the gal behind the lens, to start her own photography company. Photography holds the power to complete the gaps to one's adventurous story without a single spoken word. By uniting her two passions, adventure and photography, Layla aims to serve as the eye to capture the love you may share with the people, moments, and things around you. Lacuna & Co specializes in small business photography, weddings, and portrait photography. Although based in the Midwest and Central Illinois, her soul belongs on the road and is always prepared to meet you where you are at.

My Little Light Photography

Newborn, Children, Family and Senior Photography

PM Photography

Hello beautiful people! I am relatively new to the official business thing, but I have always loved taking photos. Currently located right outside of Arthur, I have my own indoor studio with 3 staging areas - I love to provide variety! I also do outdoor sessions as well as in-home Lifestyle sessions. I have a wide range of photo love: maternity, Fresh 48 and newborn, families, seniors, professional headshots, Love, and so much more! I’m willing to take on anything in order to help my creative mind grow! Adding to the list in 2019 will be videography, more professionally printed products (think unique metal and wood prints!), as well as design work.

Stephanie Strick Photography

Hey, hi, and hello! Stephanie Strick Photography is a boudoir, cosplay, portrait photographer that travels all around the Midwest! I frequent Chicago cons where I also schedule sessions at. I strive to make people laugh and feel confident and comfortable during our sessions and in the images we take! You can find me on facebook.com/stephaniestrickphotography and on Instagram @stephaniestrickphotography

Sweet Darling Weddings

We are 2 best friends, Heather & Kristin that have paired together for wedding and engagement photography, serving couples in Central Illinois and beyond!

Sweet Lemonade Photography

Heather Wanninger, a life long C-U area resident and UI graduate, began Sweet Lemonade Photography in 2012 when her life got turned upside down. Life gave her lemons and she turned it into sweet lemonade. Sweet Lemonade Photography that is. Sweet Lemonade Photography strives to empower and encourage every client by showing beauty and joy in free-spirited fun images that inspire confidence and a strong sense of self-worth. Heather specializes in teen photography capturing memories that will last a lifetime through a process that’s equally as memorable. She recently designed a unique destination program for high school seniors with plans to expand internationally in the future. In addition, Sweet Lemonade Photography works with corporations to create branding images for marketing purposes, from social media to billboards, as well as standard headshots. Heather also photographs weddings, locally and internationally, branded under Sweet Darling Weddings.

T-Stagg Photography

Hello, lovelies! T-Stagg Photography is a lifestyle newborn, children and family photography business that also specializes in weddings, boudoir and headshots. During each session, I strive to give my families and couples the best and most comfortable session they've had. I want everyone leaving with a smile on their face and having felt like they'd made a new friend and are getting some wonderful photographs to commemorate this time in their lives. I believe in capturing the natural connections between people and your authentic self and do so using a warm and rich editing style. Each family, newborn, boudoir and couple's session is filled with cuddles and loads of laughter. I love capturing magical moments for people and giving them a product that they will love and appreciate and that the will be proud to pass down to generations to come.I hope to see you soon!

PLANNERS & RENTALS

The Legacy Building, El Paso

Historic Opera House In El Paso, Illinois.

Hillary Rae Events

Hillary Rae Events is a team of event planners who create beautiful events from start to finish for weddings and corporate clients looking for help turning their event vision into reality — with step-by-step guidance along the way. We also specialize in vintage décor rentals by providing custom event design and antique décor for events looking for a non-traditional look. We provide unique items to rent for centerpieces, place settings, and more! Hillary Rae Events is located in Champaign, Illinois. We would love to work with you to plan your upcoming local or destination event!

IDo Events

Wedding design and rentals

Kelly Nelson Events

Your event. Your way. Perfectly organized. Exceptionally executed.

Lumen Events

We specialize in WOW! Lumen offers event design and management services and premium bar catering in Champaign-Urbana and the Central Illinois area. We customize your event to you, whether you are celebrating at one of our preferred venues or your location of choice. When planning events, Lumen aligns every detail to the vision and mission of the client. Lumen immerses guests in a unique world, if only for a night, and creates memories for a lifetime.

Megan Dain Weddings and Events

I am a Certified Wedding Planner from Taylorville Illinois. However, I do travel to any location and have decorated and coordinated weddings out of the state. I offer a large variety of decoration rentals from any kind of linens to centerpieces and barn doors and arches. I set up and take down decorations for your wedding/event. I can coordinate your event with all your included vendors or even coordinate your entire day. I do not only do weddings but all events such as graduations, bridal/baby showers, retirement, anniversaries, business meetings, and more. My consultations are free!

PROFESSIONAL CREATIVE SERVICES & STATIONARY

Apricity Ink

Apricity Ink is a calligraphy and design studio that specializes in custom heirloom quality stationery, envelope calligraphy, signage, and paper goods for weddings and special events. I combine modern and classic styles and add in a bit of whimsy to create something that is unique, fresh and perfectly captures your personality. The result is so much more than just paper. I promise.

Bad Love Creative Co

Hey everyone! My name is Sara Easter and I'm a creative from central Illinois. I service all of Illinois + surrounding states, as well as travel + tour. I started my photography business back in 2015 under the name Sara Easter Photography, but changed to Bad Love Creative Co in February 2019 due to adding services + let's be honest, growing up! (I started my business at the ripe old age of 16 so you can imagine how much I've changed since then) While I have a background in seniors, events, families, boudoir, + dance my bread + butter is music, fashion/commercial, and couples. I have an extensive portfolio + resume in music photography, such as working with Take the Pulse, Sound Bites Media, Artists Underground, Sony Music U, + Stitched Sound, as well as having the pleasure of having the faces of many popular + local artists in front of my camera. AND I tour! How frickin cool?! I'm also obsessed with fashion + commercial photography, as well as couples! These things fill my heart! The last two services I offer are graphic design + videography. Prices + projects taken can be discussed privately with me. The cool thing about my business is, there's a service to meet everyone's needs + I'm usually down to take on whatever kooky idea you have! I hope you'll have my crazy self document whatever it is you need. I love taking someone's stories + passions + helping them show the world. So message me to start a journey together!

Five Foot Productions

I got my start more than 15 years ago producing videos. Since moving to Champaign in 2009, I’ve produced videos for some of the most high-profile organizations in Champaign County and beyond, including Visit Chicago Southland, 40 North – Champaign County Arts Council, Champaign County Economic Development Corporation, Visit Champaign County, United Way of Champaign County, Champaign Park District, City of Urbana, Illinois Marathon, Hyatt Place, The News-Gazette, and many, many more. I’m a storyteller at heart and I get that those stories need to be affordable. That’s why I can work with you and your budget to create engaging content for your website and social media that tells your story.

IdeaWorks Design Studios

IdeaWorks Design Studios is a full-service graphic design studio specializing in branding, print and signage. We can manage your project from conception to completion, even including delivery of the final product. Our specialty is small business, nonprofit and corporate communications.

Jessie Marie Studio, LLC

Visual branding through the art of graphic design. Jessie Scheunemann brings 15 years of professional experience to your dream design project. She believes logos are successful when they can shrink down, hold their meaning, and fit on a pen that you can hand out to your customers. She nerds out over typography and color. And loves a good photograph. And cheese.

Katie Goulet Design Co

Katie Goulet Design Co is a website design and digital marketing agency serving businesses that need an online presence and want to make a great first impression online. Started in 2011 and serving small businesses to medium size businesses with full-service web design and development and digital marketing consulting services.

Letters from Lindsey

Letters from Lindsey offers bespoke calligraphy and stationery design for modern and style-conscious couples, hosts and hostesses, and to all lovers of details. Officially beginning in Urbana in 2015, it was born out of a love for small details, design, and hand lettering.

Nicole Medlin Graphic Design

Nicole Medlin is an award-winning freelance graphic designer with over 8 years of experience designing for the Central Illinois area and beyond. Nicole takes the time to get to know her clients and their story—whether it be getting to know an individual’s interests, passions, and aesthetic or understanding a business's values, mission, and target audience. If you decide to work with her on a design, you can expect an initial meeting free of charge to discuss what you are looking for and how she can best serve you or your business. Some of her services include logo design, branding, business cards, flyers, brochures, invitations, banners, web graphics, and more. Contact her today for a free consultation!

ThirdSide

Graphic design and web design for local businesses and nonprofit organizations.

VISUAL ARTS

Caroline Goldsmith

Landscape oil painter known for Plein Air oil painting impressionist artwork. Commissions welcome. Commisioned artwork is created onsite or in studio from photographs. Large inventory of original artwork available through her website or at Carolines studio/gallery - visit by appointment. Also available through The Gilbert Gallery, Prairie Fire Gallery, Textures Home Store and Catalyst Creative Studio and Gallery.

Dana Overman Studio

As a painter Dana sees herself as being able to let her work guide her paintbrush - it becomes a collaborative effort between her medium, the canvas and herself. She paints primarily in acrylics but will often include watercolor and encaustic work to her repertoire. It is unmistakable to see how both nature and the human spirit influences her work. You can find her original artwork available for purchase on her website including limited prints. Commission requests are always welcomed.

Mikayla Jean Art

Mikayla is an independent artist from Blue Mound who paints bright, swirling abstract paintings and loves working on large canvases. Her mission is to bring joy to those who see her work and help viewers to see past their current heartache.

Studio Looong

Whimsical illustration and hand-made goods

Tori Beach Videography

Weddings are a favorite of mine to capture. I understand the importance of capturing the precious moments that are often forgotten or overlooked, and how wonderful it is to revisit and relive that special day. As a solo videographer, it will be just me, in the background, capturing those intimate moments, allowing you to enjoy the day without even knowing I'm there! Candid moments are the best and that's what I capture - real and authentic emotion and love.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES & OTHER

Allaso Performance Solutions, Inc

Allaso Performance Solutions (APS) is a multi-faceted, management and consulting company focused on leading people, teams, and change. Our solutions approach is grounded in People & Talent , Strategic Planning, Operations, and Systems. We serve both individuals and organizations up to 500 members.

The Law Office of Julie C. King, PLLC

If you are starting or running a business, need to do your estate planning, or want to protect your brand, I can help you. I am a solo attorney offering a transactional practice focused on estate planning, business formation and transactions, trademark and copyright registration and licensing, and related legal issues to help you plan for and navigate through various life and business stages and events. In 2019 I am celebrating 20 years of working with clients, from individuals to large businesses, to help them with life stage planning, business planning, intellectual property protection, dispute resolution, and other legal matters. My “proactive planning” approach to my practice means that I work with clients to carefully develop plans of action to help achieve their personal and business goals as smoothly as possible and avoid common problems as they move forward. Time spent creating and executing thoughtful plans is a sound investment compared with having to deal with time-consuming and costly problems that could have been avoided.

ParaElite Lifestyle Management

Have you found yourself saying... I forgot to pick up a gift for a party. I wish there was event I can attend regarding... Did I make dinner reservations? I would like my home decorated for the holidays. I think I need an event planner - DJ, photographer, video, catering. I need my car washed and tank filled with gas. I have a To-List a mile long and need help. I need a quick get-a-way for the weekend. My office needs decorating. I need a Personal Assistant! ParaElite Lifestyle Management is a personal concierge (assistant) service focused on assisting busy professionals find balance, calm, and spend more time doing the things that matter most - spending time with self, family, and others.

Travel by Beth LLC

Travel by Beth is a full-service travel agency specializing in our clients. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and create memories more powerful than any gift. We believe that the travel experience provides and incredible opportunity to connect with your spouse, your family, and your friends.

Women's Dreamvision Network

Are you a woman entrepreneur? Are you thinking of starting a business? With the Women’s Dreamvision Network, Michelle coaches wonder women entrepreneurs to build their business, step up as leaders, and enact change for a greater good. She provides guidance and knowledge on strategy, goal setting, prioritizing, scaling, and business planning. Michelle helps you streamline all the things you need to do as an entrepreneur, or not do. You'll get a roadmap toward greater success for your business so you can continue creating more financial freedom for you and your family on a schedule that makes you happy.

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