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Sign up to become a Bear Biz

Bear Biz is FREE! All your business has to do is provide a discount designed specifically for UNC students and display UNC promotional materials in your business where customers can clearly see them.

We will replenish UNC promotional materials for past participants, but if you are new and just joining, you will be given a UNC banner, window clings, a pennant, and other materials.

Participating businesses that are included on the Bear Biz listing are promoted in the following locations on the UNC Greeley campus:

  • Dining hall table tents twice a semester for four days each (Monday through Thursday)
  • Posters placed on select UNC bulletin boards once a semester for one month
  • Student newsletter announcement each semester
  • Internet Sites: QR codes, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Bear Biz website

In addition, Bear Biz is promoted by the City of Greeley, Greeley Chamber of Commerce, and the Downtown Development Authority.

Note: Businesses that do not provide student discounts will not be included in the Bear Biz listings but may still request UNC promotional materials by contacting Alex.Schaffer@unco.edu.

Planned Marketing and Events

  • Advertising at UNC dining halls and bulletin boards
  • Articles in the UNC e-newsletters to all students
  • Daily and weekly updates on Bear Biz Facebook and Twitter
  • Bear Biz discount sign at participating businesses
  • Bear Biz presence at Graduate Student Resource Fair, Community Fest and other campus locations

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How it works


Once you register your business with us, we provide you with a banner, window decals, pennants, and other UNC promotional items to prominently display your desire to welcome UNC students.


Offer discounts to participating students when they show their UNC student ID. These specials will be advertised through all Bear Biz marketing efforts. Some examples include offering:

  • 15, 20, or 25 percent off a meal or item in your store
  • A buy-one-get-one free special
  • $20 off a purchase of something in your store