Gain Visibility, Credibility With Sponsorship investment

Gain Visibility, Credibility With Sponsorship investment

As everyone starts to plan ahead for the New Year, it’s a great time to consider taking advantage of the many ways the Chamber can help increase your business visibility. The Chamber offers a number of promotional opportunities that can help make powerful impressions with your customers and the Northbrook area community. Each event attracts a different audience, so now is a great time to evaluate your goals and objectives and set aside a few marketing dollars.

Do you want to make an impression or send a message to larger, corporate businesses? Do you enjoy a hands-on setting where you can interact one-on-one with potential customers? Or are you too busy to participate and your objective is visibility on event marketing publicity? The Chamber offers options for all of these marketing objectives.

Programs Manager Tami Olsen points out that sponsorships offer turnkey marketing which highlights the ease of participation. Sponsors are listed on advertising collateral including posters, local media ads, event programs, website, newsletter and signage at events. “Sponsorships generate a lot of goodwill with members and area residents and build credibility,” she notes. “It sends a signal to others that they care and are important partners in the event.”
Opportunities include:

Annual Dinner: – Monday, February 22
Featuring a nationally recognized keynote speaker and the recognition of the Chamber’s Business Award winners, along with comments from the Chamber leadership, the Annual Dinner attracts over 200 corporate, civic and business leaders. For a small investment, attendees can purchase a sponsor table or an individual sponsorship that communicates your strong support early in the year for the organization and the business community.

Annual Golf Outing & Dinner – June 10, 2016
The Golf Outing combines an 18-hole “friendly” tournament at Sportsman’s Country Club with a rousing post-event dinner and awards presentation. Among the 170 attendees are business owners, corporate business leaders, their clients and friends. Golf Outing Hole sponsors can participate at the event, interacting with golfers at their assigned golf 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 2016
When demonstration is your best sales tool, the Expo is an excellent venue for showcasing your company. Traditionally the event attracts over 400 attendees including decision makers at area businesses, community leaders and consumers from throughout the North Shore. For added exposure, the Expo is co-hosted by the DBR and Glenview Chambers. There is also a discount for businesses that register early to be an exhibitor.

Annual Auction & Taste – October 2016
A long-standing Chamber tradition, the Auction & Taste is a big draw for a broad audience of over 400 attendees, who come to sample the fare from 18 of the area’s finest area restaurants, and enjoy an evening of fun featuring a Live and Silent Auction, with 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 many sponsorships sell out and encourages members to reserve their spot as early as possible. For more information, email her at

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