Executive Club of Champaign County

A professional club for executive women


Upcoming events

    • 19 Jul 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Champaign Country Club - 1211 S. Prospect Ave.

    Title: Promoting Your Campaign or Milestone: Marketing Techniques that Transcend 

    Description: Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary! Director of Advertising, Bridget Lee-Calfas, will be joining us in July to talk about the strategy around marketing and advertising, using Krannert's milestone as a case study. This talk is designed to give attendees a chance to consider how these techniques and thinking can be applied to their own campaigns, or company milestones. These fundamentals transfer to any company, big or small; simply scale and tailor. 

    Speaker Bio: Bridget Lee-Calfas has been at Krannert Center since 2006, when she relocated from sunny North Carolina to once again face the frozen (yet still beloved) plains of her native state. As the primary media correspondent for the Center, Bridget is thrilled to share the numerous performances, initiatives, and ongoing projects of the Center with our community through managing media relations, assisting with the marketing and patron relations efforts, and participating in the strong public engagement campaign that is central to Krannert Center’s mission. 

     11:30 a.m.: Registration and Networking

    11:45 a.m.: Buffet Opens

    12:15 p.m.: Meeting/Program

    • 02 Aug 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • DESTIHL, 301 N Neil Street, Champaign IL

    Retirement aka Re-Wirement Interest Group

    If you are retired, at least age 60 and would like to share the positive experience of this hard -earned time of your life, please join us. We will have fun and discuss serious issues too, in order to stay well. The caveat is to enjoy each other’s company.

    The initial meeting will be held Thursday, August 2, 2018 in the private dining room at

    DESTIHL, 301 N Neil Street, Champaign at NOON.

    If you plan to attend, please notify Joan Zernich at


    • 16 Aug 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Champaign Country Club - 1211 S. Prospect Ave.

    Title: How to Tell Your Story, with Nancy Gaylen, Executive Producer for ci Living

    Description: As a follow-up to our July luncheon where we learned about how to develop a strategic marketing plan and approach when celebrating a corporate milestone, Nancy Gaylen is going to dive a little deeper. As the executive producer for ci Living, Nancy receives many pitches, but how does she decide which make it on which don't? And, did you know there is a difference between earned media and paid media? Whether you're marketing for your company, or for your favorite charity, or simply "pitching" an idea internally at work, Nancy has some tips and tricks to share about how to ensure your story is heard. 

     11:30 a.m.: Registration and Networking

    11:45 a.m.: Buffet Opens

    12:15 p.m.: Meeting/Program

    • 23 Aug 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Harvest Market, Champaign IL
    • 20

    Cooking Demonstration, Aug 23 2018

    Thursdays, August at 5:00 PM, Harvest Market

    Come and join the customized cooking demonstration and social networking!

    ECCC would like to invite you to participate in a customized cooking demonstration and social networking, scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday, August 23, at Harvest Market in Champaign.

    Sit back, relax and enjoy what we like to call a “live cooking show”!  Seated around the main demonstration table, you will enjoy observing the dishes being prepared while learning about cooking techniques, tips and tricks on making the dish delish! You will be served each of the dishes as they are completed.  New recipes are introduced and different from 2017 cooking demonstration.

    After the demo, members are encouraged to stay for the social networking till 7:30 pm.  Wine, beverages, cheese and snacks are provided.

    Location: Harvest Market, 2029 S Neil St, Champaign, IL 61820

    Fee: $10 per person and the deadline for RSVP is: Wed, Aug 15, 2018.

    We are looking forward to seeing you.

    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Champaign Country Club - 1211 S. Prospect Ave.

    Title: Leadership Development and Life Skill Enhancement, with Dean Kim Kidwell

    Description: Kim Kidwell, Dean of the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences will join us on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Dean Kidwell has expertise in interpersonal communications and leadership development. Dean Kidwell combines expertise with ACES and University of Illinois faculty engaged in leadership development to create an expanded portfolio of leadership and life skill enhancement training opportunities for students, staff, faculty, and external participants, and she'll be sharing those insights with us.

     11:30 a.m.: Registration and Networking

    11:45 a.m.: Buffet Opens

    12:15 p.m.: Meeting/Program

Past events

17 Jul 2018 2018 Wine Interest Group - July
21 Jun 2018 June Luncheon: The Inside Scoop on Farmers' Markets
19 Jun 2018 2018 Wine Interest Group - June
17 May 2018 May Luncheon: "A National Study on the American Workplace: Insights from Cindy Somers, Spherion Staffing"
19 Apr 2018 April Luncheon: "A Tale of Training for the Olympics & Working with Your Spouse"
17 Apr 2018 2018 Wine Interest Group - April
20 Mar 2018 2018 Wine Interest Group - March
15 Mar 2018 March Luncheon: "A Panel Chat on Planning Your Staycation"
27 Feb 2018 Women Entrepreneurs' Networking 2018-02
25 Feb 2018 Private Yoga Class
20 Feb 2018 2018 Wine Interest Group
01 Jan 2018 2018 January luncheon
21 Dec 2017 December Luncheon: UIUC + Carle, Driving Innovation in Healthcare, with Dr. King Li, Dean, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Chief Academic Officer, Carle Health System
16 Nov 2017 November Luncheon: "Elections Don't Happen on Election Day Alone" - Cristina Cray, Director of Legislation for the Illinois State Board of Elections
09 Nov 2017 Women Entrepreneurs' Networking
25 Oct 2017 Chicago Shopping, Les Miserables and More. . .
19 Oct 2017 October Luncheon - Coming to C-U: Lodgic Everyday Community, with Cheryl Farr
30 Sep 2017 Searching for Alien Worlds and One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure Movie
21 Sep 2017 September Luncheon - The Communication Code: Words That Work, with Mary Shores
24 Aug 2017 Private Cooking Demo
17 Aug 2017 August Luncheon - Back to School Isn't Just for Kids!
20 Jul 2017 July Luncheon - How Do You Define, 'Financial Well-Being?'
29 Jun 2017 Private, behind-the-scenes tour at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
15 Jun 2017 June Luncheon (Bring your mom or daughter) Generations of Change in the Workplace
18 May 2017 May Luncheon - Living Without Limits
25 Apr 2017 Member Recruitment & Social Event: Private State Farm Center Tour & Happy Hour at Houlihan's
20 Apr 2017 April Luncheon: Planning Events that Produce Results
16 Mar 2017 March 2017 Luncheon - Food for Healthy Brain Aging
24 Jan 2017 January 24th, Wine Interest Group Gathering
24 Jan 2017 January 24th, Social Event: Flower Arranging at the Japan House
19 Jan 2017 January 2017 Luncheon - "Mentors: Be One, Find One"
15 Dec 2016 December 2016 Maximize the Use of Social Media
17 Nov 2016 November 2016 Habits of Conscientious Employees
10 Nov 2016 Annual Bus Trip
20 Oct 2016 October 2016 Luncheon Visual Storytelling
15 Sep 2016 September 2016 Luncheon Let's Get Acquainted!
18 Aug 2016 August 2016 Luncheon Materialism!
21 Jul 2016 July 2016 Luncheon Nice Bosses vs. Nasty Bosses
16 Jun 2016 June 2016 Mother Daughter Luncheon
19 May 2016 May 2016 Luncheon The Big 8 That Differentiate!
03 May 2016 Speed Networking Event has been postponed!
21 Apr 2016 April 2016 Luncheon - Bring a Guest for Free!
17 Mar 2016 PLEASE NOTICE CHANGE OF VENUE! March 2016 Luncheon
18 Feb 2016 Athena Award 2016 Luncheon
21 Jan 2016 January 2016 Luncheon Meeting
17 Dec 2015 December Luncheon Meeting
19 Nov 2015 November Luncheon Meeting
23 Oct 2015 Climbing with the VP
15 Oct 2015 October Luncheon Meeting
07 Oct 2015 ECCC Annual Bus Trip
17 Sep 2015 September Luncheon Meeting
20 Aug 2015 August Luncheon Meeting
16 Jul 2015 July Luncheon Meeting
18 Jun 2015 June Luncheon Meeting
21 May 2015 May Luncheon Meeting
16 Apr 2015 April Luncheon Meeting
19 Mar 2015 March Luncheon Meeting
15 Jan 2015 January Luncheon Meeting
18 Dec 2014 December Luncheon Meeting
20 Nov 2014 November Luncheon Meeting
22 Oct 2014 ECCC Annual Bus Trip
16 Oct 2014 October Luncheon Meeting
18 Sep 2014 September Luncheon Meeting
27 Aug 2014 Spanx for the Career - ECCC Networking Workshop
21 Aug 2014 August Luncheon Meeting
17 Jul 2014 July Luncheon Meeting
19 Jun 2014 June Luncheon Meeting
03 Jun 2014 Alto Vineyards Wine and Mingle Event
15 May 2014 May Luncheon Meeting
17 Apr 2014 April Luncheon Meeting
12 Apr 2014 U of I Women's Tennis vs. Iowa
20 Mar 2014 March Luncheon Meeting
26 Feb 2014 Happy Hour at Boltini
16 Jan 2014 January Luncheon Meeting
19 Dec 2013 December Luncheon Meeting
21 Nov 2013 November Luncheon Meeting
09 Nov 2013 Prairie Fruits Farm Tour
22 Oct 2013 Brewery Tour and Happy Hour
17 Oct 2013 October Luncheon Meeting
09 Oct 2013 ECCC Annual Bus Trip
19 Sep 2013 September Luncheon Meeting
15 Aug 2013 August Luncheon Meeting
31 Jul 2013 Etiquette Dinner
18 Jul 2013 July Luncheon Meeting
20 Jun 2013 June Luncheon Meeting
21 May 2013 Easy, Healthy appetizers - cooking class
16 May 2013 May Luncheon Meeting
18 Apr 2013 April Luncheon Meeting
21 Mar 2013 March Luncheon Meeting
21 Feb 2013 February Luncheon Meeting
19 Feb 2013 Happy Hour at Big Grove Tavern
29 Jan 2013 Speed Networking
17 Jan 2013 January Luncheon Meeting
15 Nov 2012 November Luncheon Meeting
18 Oct 2012 October Luncheon Meeting
10 Oct 2012 ECCC Annual Bus Trip
20 Sep 2012 September Luncheon Meeting
13 Sep 2012 ECCC Reception at Indi Go Artist Co-OP
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