benefits and services


welcome to the UBA!

Once you join the UBA, not only do you have access to all of the amazing benefits and services listed below but your business will also receive a window decal featuring the UBA logo. Displaying the Urbana Business Association's logo is a great way to demonstrate that you are part of a proud and trustworthy business community. Now, let's talk about what we can do for you!


members only discounts & services

When you become a member of the Urbana Business Association, you are able to take advantage of members only discounts and services throughout the year.  UBA members receive discounts on vendor fees at our festivals, indoor farmer's markets, sponsorships, advertising, seminars, events, and much more!  As a member, don't forget to regularly visit our website for the latest special offers that are designed just for you!


website features

  • New members can JOIN the UBA online through our new and improved website!
  • MEMBER CENTER - Members have their own login which allows for online MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS, update their business directory listing, submit Hot Deals, offer Member to Member discounts, post a Job, submit Events Requests, view their own website statistics and much more!
  • BUSINESS DIRECTORY
  • EVENTS - View the Calendar of Events and sign up to attend events online.
  • MEMBER TO MEMBER DISCOUNTS - specials that are offered from member businesses and only member businesses may take advantage of the discounts.
  • HOT DEALS - are specials that a member business posts for consumer viewing on the UBA website.
  • JOB POSTINGS - Included in the price of your membership!
  • INFORMATION REQUESTS - a place for people to request information on the community, businesses and recreational activities in our area. 
  • NEWS RELEASES
  • MARKETSPACE - market items, specials or other offerings to members and/or the community.

talk of the town

Published biweekly, Talk of the Town is an entertaining and engaging member and community e-newsletter.  As part of your UBA membership, you may submit a request to be featured as the "In the Limelight" business of the week, promote a special event, or provide deals to the community. Don't want to miss out on all of the fun? Subscribe Today!   


marketing & sponsorship

The Urbana Business Association's goal is to provide services and strategies that will allow our businesses to thrive and succeed.  The UBA offers marketing consultations, member discounts on vendor fees at our markets and festivals, sponsorship opportunities, educational workshops, a variety of events, and much more! 


networking events/workshops

Networking events and professional development are proven to provide owners, executives and employees with an avenue for growth in today's fast paced business world.  Therefore, in order provide effective growth opportunities to our business community, UBA is proud to host a variety of networking events and workshops throughout the year. So, whether you are a member of the UBA or just looking for a great opportunity to network with fellow business professionals or expand your knowledge on hot business topics, put our next event on your calendar!


ribbon cuttings

Celebrations are an important aspect of your business, and can also be a great marketing tool. The Urbana Business Association offers you special ways to make your celebration a memorable one. Whether you're a brand new business, opening a new location, or achieving a significant milestone, a ribbon cutting ceremony is the perfect way to celebrate the occasion. For more details, please see our ribbon cutting page.