Champaign Center Partnership Business Information


Get connected with the local community and beyond by becoming a member of the Champaign Center Partnership. We offer five tiers of membership based on your geographical location and company size, as well as three tiers of investment opportunities. Retail businesses, micro-businesses, and nonprofit organizations located in our districts can become a member at any time during the year to access our great benefits.


  • Get connected to the Downtown, Midtown, and Campustown community
  • Be informed on new developments and business-related news in Champaign Center with updates straight to your inbox
  • Expand your knowledge by attending educational workshops, seminars, and panel discussions
  • Highlighted listings on district maps
  • Inclusion of events and promotions in our public, monthly e-newsletter (Downtown, Midtown, and Campustown members only)
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  • Collaboration with local businesses in a friendly setting through participation in our active committees and industry round table discussions
  • Networking at quarterly member social events and bi-monthly Morning Meetups
    Marketing opportunities, printing discounts, and free radio spots with our media partners.
  • Promotion of your business on Champaign Center Partnership’s social media accounts with over 9,000 combined followers
  • Discounted co-op advertising opportunities with the Daily Illini, Smile Politely, billboard campaigns – and more!

To see all benefits, please see our Partnership guide. Contact us if you would like to meet and further discuss these benefits.

Champaign Center Partnership Benefits
CCP Bus tour
on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.


Contact us to find an investment that fits your needs or set up a meeting to discuss how the Champaign Center Partnership can be a resource to your business.

CORNERSTONE – $10,000+
PILLAR – $5,000-$9,999
FOUNDATION – $2,500-$4,999

RETAIL – $500

All memberships are valid for a 12-month period beginning on the date application and payment is submitted. Payment may be divided into two separate installments upon request


We understand that every dollar counts when it comes to running a business. That’s why we are excited to offer a variety of discounts for qualifying businesses. Click the buttons below to see if your business or businesses qualify for any of the discounts available.

  • UNDERREPRESENTED BUSINESS. Up to 50% off for businesses owned by minorities, women, veterans, or socially-disadvantaged groups.
  • REFERRED/REFERRAL BUSINESS. Up to 50% off for current and new member businesses when referred by a CCP member.
  • MULTIPLE BUSINESSES. 25% off for businesses owned by the same individual/investors.
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How to Join


Joining the Champaign Center Partnership is easy! To become a member, please:
1. Fill out and submit a membership application.
2. Submit payment electronically or by check.
Once your application and payment is received, our staff will contact you with a welcome packet to guide you in making the most of your membership investment!

Out-of-district businesses

Out-of-district businesses may join as a Supporter of the Partnership with benefit levels. We also offer corporate investments for companies wishing to increase the impact of their membership through banner ads, in-depth features, event sponsorship, and more.

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Each year, we ask our members and supporters to share their feedback so that we can ensure that we effectively delivering benefits and services to them, their business, and their commercial district. We are proud to receive high marks from our stakeholders.

Businesses value membership
96% of CCP members rated the value of CCP membership as GOOD or EXCELLENT (Sep. 2021).
Business recommend membership
100% of CCP members would LIKELY or VERY LIKELY recommend CCP to another business (Sep. 2021).
Businesses are only partners
60% of CCP members are not members of any other professional organization (Sep. 2021)

Member testimonials