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7 Perks Your Local Business Gets When Joining Virtual Taste of C-U!

 Taste of Champaign-Urbana is celebrating 50 years! The party is still going to go on….but now for a whole week, and virtually! Taste will still be about food, music, and arts, but like any good party, it’s more fun with surprises. Mark your calendar so you don’t miss the fun of us spotlighting your business and encouraging our community to support you!

We are not taking any percentages of what you raise during the week. The $10 application fee will go toward purchasing signage and other items for businesses to use to promote the week long event. During these tough times, we need to support local businesses more than ever! Help us help you with your participation in Virtual Taste of Champaign-Urbana!  Together, we can lift Champaign-Urbana when it’s needed the most.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 17, 2020

Applications available at: https://champaignparks.com/taste/ >>

So what does a virtual Taste of CU look like?

This year instead of vendors setting up for us in the park, we are going to send people straight to you! Each participating vendor will get a write-up about their business, signage to show their participation, and inclusion in our virtual Taste guide. Each day on all Champaign Park District digital platforms we will showcase different vendors encouraging our community to go have a Taste at their establishment!

We are working hard to make Taste’s 50th Birthday a blast from the past. We think you could benefit from becoming part of the celebration!

Here are 7 Perks of Your Local Business Gets When Joining Virtual Taste of C-U!

1. Advertising!


We’ll spotlight your business to the community on all our digital platforms via a plethora of mediums.

2. Low participation fee!


For just $10 we’ll cover any materials for advertising like signage, custom business review write up, and videos!

3. The customers will to come to you!


It’s the easiest Taste yet! There will be no park setup this year….or tickets! And we don’t need those buckets either.

4. You’ll keep the money!


Taste 50 works around YOUR business: your hours, your procedures, your funds. We are not taking any percentages of what you raise during the week. 

5. Customize your Taste Experience


Virtual Taste of C-U gives your business a chance to choose which way you participate:

  • Be creative! Make your own special, one-of-a-kind menu item just for this event
  • Make a Taste sampler of your favorite menu items
  • Offer a special Taste discount

6. Be a part of reuniting the community!


Young woman wearing a light pink woven sun hat waiting in line. A few people surround her but she is staring straight ahead with a confident smile on her face.

Highlight your local business by welcoming back a community missing its local scene.

7. This year is special! Taste is turning 50!


We’re celebrating 50 years of Taste and we have quite a few things in store. What’s a good party without a few surprises?!


For Food & Artist Vendor Applications and more information, please visit our website:  https://champaignparks.com/taste/ >>


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 17, 2020

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