The Uptown Rutland Business Association ("URBA") is responsible for administering government funding each year to promote the businesses and assist members of URBA. Any business within the Rutland Business Improvement Area ("BIA") area is a member once they have had a business licence for 6 months. To see if you fall within the Rutland BIA and are therefore a member of URBA, please see the map located at the bottom of the URBA page. The BIA area is legislated by bylaw and is assessed through property taxes which creates the structure of URBA's annual budget.
Members are entitled to participate in URBA events which are ongoing year round. Members are encouraged to attend meetings to find out more about what is happening in Rutland. Newsletters and websites keep members up to date and informed.
URBA is a member of the Provincial Business Improvement Areas of BC.
Annually, the members (you) elect a Board of Directors who provide leadership and partner with the staff to carry out the obligations and duties of URBA while continuing to strengthen and enhance the viability of Rutland businesses. The Annual General Meeting is held in March, with Board of Director meetings held the third Wednesday of each month. All members are welcome; contact the Executive Director for details.
URBA coordinates major events and activities annually that are designed to attract people to come to the area to shop and conduct business in Rutland. URBA encourages members to do business with each other - Keep business in Rutland!