Together we can help shape our community

Celebrating Uptown Kingston

The KUBA mission is to provide leadership, foster trade and commerce and interface actively with the local government in efforts to promote Uptown Kingston as a viable place to visit, work and live. The Kingston Uptown Business Association (KUBA), is a wholly voluntary, not-for-profit organization that works hard to make a difference in the Uptown community.

Become a KUBA member

Your support of KUBA is critical.

Snowflake Festival

This community celebration routinely provides horsedrawn wagon rides, live music, lighting of the Uptown tree, and a visit from Santa Claus himself.

Uptown Proud

KUBA is leading numerous programs to make the physical environment increasingly pleasing and conducive to recreation, business and tourism.

Supported Events

KUBA supports the Uptown Jazz Festival, O+ Festival, Snowflake Festival & Parade, New Year's Eve Ball Drop, Kingston Farmers' Market, Clean Sweep Event, and more!

Join KUBA…We Need Your Voice

The momentum is shifting in historic Uptown Kingston.  We are entering a time of renewed interest.  The unique dining options combined with antiques, art, entertainment and fashion have set the stage for increased traffic.  As a business community we need to seize the moment and capture the hearts of locals and tourists alike.

What does KUBA do?

Government Liason

KUBA regularly interfaces with Kingston City Government to ensure that our member’s voices are heard.

Shop Local

KUBA’s many initiatives are aimed at increasing commerce in our community to support our local businesses.


As a KUBA member take advantage of networking opportunities to support one another while growing your business.


Our collective voice continues to encourage government to help us in solving the growing problem of finding available space for parking.

Internet Advertising

KUBA maintains its website and active FB page and provides free advertising for its members.

Event Support

KUBA’s supports many events happening in Uptown Kingston, such as O+, the Uptown Jazz Festival, and more!


KUBA creates & distributes Uptown brochures & shopping guides as well maintains the Thruway exit 19 information kiosk – free advertising space for members!

"Kingston Happenings"

KUBA, happily supports the Business Alliance of Kingston’s “Kingston’s Happenings” website.

100% of your membership dues support our growing community

What Our Members Say

  • “..KUBA is a vital association of business, arts and cultural people in Uptown. Information sharing, group vision and community building are engaging participation in close working referrals and great initiatives. KUBA is cool!”

    Gloria Waslyn
    Gloria WaslynUptown Gallery / Kingston Festival of the Arts
  • “Joining KUBA has not only allowed us to take a more active role in our community, it has also helped us grow our client base by revealing networking opportunities.”

    Adam Mastropaolo
    Adam MastropaoloCIXdesigns
  • "Thank you KUBA for your support and all the community connections you supply. You have been a big help to me over the years."

    Bill Oderkirk
    Bill OderkirkKingston's Opera House Office Bldg.
  • "Being a KUBA member helps give me - and others - a voice in making our community work better."

    Bridget Ricks Miller
    Bridget Ricks MillerEcce Terra Restaurant
  • “Small businesses like ours can really affect change when we come together on common issues. KUBA helps create that place for us.”

    Philip Bender-Tymon
    Philip Bender-TymonPetalos Floral Design

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