Community Involvement

JSM places a priority on being involved in the community, which provides a valuable resource for our retailers. Please see our list below of all the great organizations and events JSM is associated with. 


JSM is a proud member of the following organizations:


The Champaign Center Partnershipis a 501c6 not-for-profit 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 is the newest district "Midtown". This central commercial area along University Avenue and First Street links both Downtown and Campustown through the newly complete Boneyard Second Street Reach. The goals of the organization are to jointly market the center city to not only the residents of Champaign and Urbana but to a regional and national market. For more information, please visit

The Urbana Business Association is a membership driven, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote Urbana as a dynamic place in which to live, work and do business. For more information, please visit  

The Champaign County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) is a public-private partnership dedicated to fostering a cooperative, county-wide approach to economic development. The EDC coordinates with a number of other key organizations in the area to promote an environment in which business thrives. Supported by a streamlined staff, the EDC includes members from area businesses, developers, utilities, educational institutions and local municipalities. For more information, please visit


Visit Champaign County is a private, non-profit organization established in 1982 to promote Champaign County as an overnight visitor destination. Their vision is to improve the quality of life and enhance economic growth in Champaign County by helping people work, learn and play here, making Champaign County the premiere destination in Central Illinois. For more information, please visit


The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. For more information, please visit



JSM is a proud sponsor of the following businesses, organizations and events: 


The JSM Challenger of Champaign–Urbana is a professional tennis tournament held annually in Champaign, Illinois and is part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour. 

The Krannert Center for the Performing Arts is an educational and performing arts complex dedicated to the advancement of the education, research, and public engagement mission of the University of Illinois through the pursuit of excellence and innovation in the performing arts. For more information, please visit    

Pygmalion Music Festival is a multi-day music festival which takes place in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois every September. For more information, please visit


Lon Tay and Jeremy Werner co-host the "Tay and J Show," a 3-6 p.m. sports show talking about all the issues in the sports world, especially the ones that hit home in central Illinois. Listen live on ESPN Radio 93.5. For more information, please visit