New Episode of Champaign Connection

The newest episode of The Champaign Connection is now available for viewing on CGTV and for streaming online. In this episode, learn about a new online tool that is designed to help entrepreneurs with all the resources they may need to build or grow their small business. Senior Planner T.J. Blakeman explains how the new online Business Portal brings all the local providers of economic development services together in an exciting new way.

Also on this episode, residents will soon have another opportunity to learn about the inner workings of local government as the next Champaign City Government 101 Academy is starting in September. We’ll talk with Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin to find out more about the program and how it helps promote civic engagement.

We’ll also meet Rachel Joy, the City’s new Community Relations Manager & Compliance Officer. As part of our interview, we will explore the primary responsibilities and goals of the Community Relations Office and learn what they do to ensure equal opportunity and fair treatment for Champaign citizens.

This episode of Champaign Connection will air on CGTV through the end of September. The show is also available on-demand on the City’s website and on YouTube.

Champaign Connection is a multi-award winning half hour news magazine program which helps the City to better communicate with its residents. The show airs on CGTV (Comcast/iTV3 channel 5 and AT&T U-verse channel 99) at 6:30 p.m. most evenings. The City Manager’s Office produces Champaign Connection with advice from the Communications Advisory Committee.