The Champaign Center Partnershipis a 501(c)6 nonprofit organization founded in 2010 through a merger of the Champaign Downtown Association and the Campustown Business Group. This partnership between the two historic commercial centers of the community opened a new chapter in joint marketing and cooperation between the areas.
Included in this partnership are the districts of Downtown, Campustown and the central commercial area along University Avenue and First Street known as Midtown. The districts are collectively known as Champaign Center.
The Champaign Center Partnership is a member-based business organization providing marketing and promotion opportunities for our members as well as opportunities for collaboration, education and networking.
To learn more about membership benefits and how to become a member, click here. To see what our members are saying about us, click here. Read the highlights report from our FY2019 Annual Meeting celebration here.
The mission of the Champaign Center Partnership is to foster a vibrant, inviting and active core Downtown, Midtown and Campustown by strengthening business and building community.
Our vision is to create healthy and vibrant micro-urban areas for our residents and visitors through marketing, advocacy and special events. Our citizens can take pride in Champaign Center districts and this is crucial to maintaining the current retailers, restaurants and specialty shops as well as recruiting more businesses to join Champaign Center.
We encourage and educate the public to shop locally throughout the year. When you spend $100 at a locally-owned business, $68 stays in your community.
"A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm."