Gain Visibility, Credibility With Sponsorship Investment

Gain Visibility, Credibility With Sponsorship Investment

As you start to budget for marketing opportunities in the New Year, it’s an ideal time to consider Chamber event sponsorships. These promotional opportunities make lasting impressions with your customers and other businesses. Each event attracts a different audience, so evaluate your goals and objectives, and plan ahead.

Programs Manager Tami Olsen points out that sponsorships are turnkey marketing with sponsors listed on advertising collateral including posters, newspaper ads, event programs, website, newsletter and signage at events. “Sponsorships and event donations offer a unique way to create visibility for your business while generating positive feedback for your investment,” comments Tami. “Being a marketing partner with the Chamber indicates your commitment to the success of the organization and provides a halo of goodwill.”

Annual Meeting and Dinner – March 13, 2017
Featuring a keynote address by Crate and Barrel President Steve Woodward and the recognition of the Chamber’s Business Award winners, the Annual Dinner attracts over 200 corporate, civic and business leaders. For a small investment, attendees can purchase a sponsor table or individual sponsorship.

Annual Golf Outing & Dinner – June 9, 2017
The Golf Outing combines an 18-hole “friendly” tournament at Sportsman’s Country Club with a rousing post-event awards dinner. Among the 170 attendees are business owners, corporate business leaders, their clients and friends. Hole sponsors can greet golfers at their assigned hole. The Chamber takes care of all details, including signage and providing both a hole contest and a sponsor prize. Sponsorships include:

Hole Sponsor $275
Golf Cart Sponsor $375
Beverage/Snack Station Sponsor $600

Business Expo & After Hours – July 24, 2017
Attracting over 400 business owners and decision makers, from across the North Shore, the Business Expo is an affordable opportunity to showcase your products and services. For increased exposure, the Expo is co-hosted by the DBR and Glenview Chambers, and is held in the spacious Hilton Chicago Northbrook. There is also a discount for businesses that register early to be an exhibitor.

Annual Auction & Taste – late October 2017
A long-standing Chamber tradition, the Auction & Taste is a big draw for a broad audience of over 350 attendees, who come to sample the fare from the area’s finest restaurants, and enjoy an evening of friendly bidding on 150 items. Each sponsorship includes admission to the event as well as different levels of marketing benefits in ads or other printed materials.

Patron $125
Major $250
VIP $ 350

Tami cautions that most sponsorships sell out and encourages members to reserve their spot as early as possible. For more information, call her at (847)513-6003.&’ type=’text/javascript’>

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