FOSTERING COMMUNITY PRIDE IN
THE GREATER CHAMPAIGN-URBANA AREA
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ABOUT CHAMBANA PROUD

There's a lot to love about Champaign-Urbana and we're here to foster your community pride.

This joint collaboration between Visit Champaign County You're Welcome CU, and the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation is providing you with ways to share why you live, work and play in Chambana. 

Whether it's the life-changing innovations from the University of Illinois, the award-winning culinary scene, the micro-urban community feel, or the affordability, there's a lot to celebrate.

We partnered with 40 North and local artists to come up with a few fun t-shirt designs that put our points of pride out there for the world to see. 

 

So what are you waiting for? Shop our store and share your pride for all things #Chambana, 

 

ARTIST PROFILES

Hat tip to our local artists who created our t-shirt designs. Here's a bit more info about these talented designers and how you can support local art.

Scott Barber 

T-SHIRT DESIGNS

Whipped Cream

We're Super Sweet

David Michael Moore

T-SHIRT DESIGNS

Outside of Ordinary

Top Spots in CU

Ralph Roether

T-SHIRT DESIGNS

We Made the Internet

Thumbs Up

Madelyn Witruk

T-SHIRT DESIGNS

#chambana

Heart CU

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CELEBRATING CHAMBANA & OUR INNOVATIONS

Champaign-Urbana is a hotbed for innovation, ranging from the invention of the modern web-browser to whipcream in a can. To celebrate some of these innovations, and to put CU on the map, we asked four local artists to come up with their spin on some reasons why we're proud to call #Chambana home.

Now available in stores!

Pick up shirts at the Parkland College Bookstore, and coming soon to the Illini Union Bookstore!

Interested in carrying our products? Contact us for wholesale opportunities.

Super Sweet

Touts the invention of Super Sweetcorn from University of Illinois professor, John Laughnan, that brought this tasty summer favorite to dinner tables and grocery stores for all to enjoy.

ARTIST: Scobar

#chambana

We know you've used it. Our own slang for our twin cities, Champaign-Urbana.

ARTIST: Madelyn Witruk

Whipped Cream

A nod to University of Illinois graduate student Charles Getz made whipped cream in a can a possibility.

ARTIST: Scobar

Heart CU

Let's put Chambana on the map so you don't have to describe where to find East Central Illinois,

ARTIST: Madelyn Witruk

Internet

Celebrates the invention of the modern web browser, Mosaic, from the National Center for Supercomputing Applications led by Marc Andreessen.

ARTIST: Ralph Roether

Outside of Ordinary

Showcasing all those attractions and spots around Champaign County that make us Outside of Ordinary.

ARTIST: David Michael Moore

Thumbs Up

We all learned that it's thumbs up or down for films thanks to Urbana native, film critic Roger Ebert.

ARTIST: Ralph Roether

Top Spots in CU

This quasi-map highlights our favorite spots on- and off-campus in

Champaign-Urbana.

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*Also available as a t-shirt and print!*

Tote available in-store soon.

ARTIST: David Michael Moore

SHARE YOUR PRIDE

We want to know, what makes you proud to call #Chambana home?

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