On this episode, we get you ready for Black Friday and beyond with Erin Lippitz, the Executive Director of the Champaign Center Partnership and Cynthia Johnson the Executive Director of the Urbana Business Association. We discuss why it’s a great idea to shop local businesses during the holiday season including some speical offers in downtown Champaign and downtown Urbana. Plus we learn about Champaign’s Parade of Lights and Urbana’s Holiday Market. Finally, we delve into the art of balancing the needs of businesses with the needs of city government.
Smile Politely Radio airs each Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. on WEFT 90.1 FM in Champaign and is available as a podcast the following week.