Promote Your Business

Someone once said, “If you aren’t growing, you are dying.” How are you growing your business?  How are you marketing your products or services, enhancing brand recognition in the community, and/or building a reputation as an organization committed to the long-term development of Spartanburg?
 
The answer to each of those questions is the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce.
 
With every event, every initiative, and every program, there is the ability to attend and participate but also an opportunity to promote your business in Spartanburg and beyond. Furthermore, when you support the Chamber,  you are supporting the bigger picture of community building and economic development.
 
If you are interested in promoting your business and making a difference in Spartanburg, you are encouraged to review the 2017 Sponsorship Guide below. Between networking, council meetings, and investor events, the Chamber offers individual sponsorships for every budget. Click below to learn more about these opportunities.

Small Business Sponsorship See Details

Doing Business Better | Love Where You Live Gift Card | Small Business of the Month Award

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING Sponsorship See Details

Ambassadors | CEO Social | Chamber 101 | FYI Friday | Intercity Board Retreat | Let’s Do Lunch | Past Chairs Reception | Past Chairs Update | The Exchange

INCLUSION Sponsorship See Details

Inclusion Fund | Women in Business Conference

GOVERNMENT sponsorship See Details

Governmental Relations Committee | Legislative Outlook Breakfast | Spartanburg Political Leadership Institute | Voice of Business Brunch

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT sponsorship See Details

Economic Forecast Breakfast | Flag Sponsor | Spartanburg Showcase

Leadership Program sponsorship See Details

Leadership Spartanburg |  Junior Leadership Spartanburg | College Leadership Spartanburg

Spartanburg YOUNG PROFESSIONAL sponsorship See Details

SYP ‘n Shuck | SYP ‘n Social | LeaderSYP | State of SYP

ANNUAL CELEBRATION sponsorship See Details

Presenting Sponsor | Reception Sponsor|  Platinum Sponsor|  Gold Sponsor | Silver Sponsor | Awards Sponsors |  Program Advertisements

ADVERTISING See Details

Business View Advertising |  Membership Excellence |  Weekly E-News Ads |  Website Banner Ads

 

Small Business SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Doing Business Better series features human resources, accounting, marketing, customer service and general organizational improvement experts. These professionals will equip local businesses with the necessary tools to be more profitable, compliant and efficient.

ANNUAL PRESENTING SPONSOR





NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•  Company name included in the title of the event: "Doing Business Better Series presented by Company Name”
•  Company recognition in all event marketing (such as publications, website and social media)
•  Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•  Company recognition before and throughout the event
•  Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks
•  Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in PDF
•  Post-program marketing impressions report
•  First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorshi

 

MONTHLY EVENT SPONSOR: $250
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 12
•  Company recognition in all sponsored event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•  Company recognition on over 3,000 emails
•  Company recognition before the event
•  First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you purchase Love Where You Live cards, you are helping to support and build the Spartanburg business community. Every single dollar is spent locally, with Chamber members. It looks like a normal credit card, but its impact is anything but!

PRESENTING SPONSOR




NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in the title:”Love Where You Live Gift Card presented by Company Name”
•   Company recognition in all program marketing (such as publications, website, video and social media)
•   Premier placement on the program’s dedicated webpage on the Chamber’s website
•   Company logo on issued gift card holders (estimated 1,000 gift cards to be sold)
•   Company branded letter, or marketing collateral, mailed to all participating businesses
•   Annual meeting with chamber staff to discuss marketing impressions report

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chamber’s Small Business Council, comprised of representatives from growing small companies actively involved in the Spartanburg area business community, will select and award a deserving member business with “Small Business of the Month.” The twelve winners of the Small Business of the Month Award will serve as the nominees for the 2018 James B. Thompson Small Business of the Year Award, presented at the Chamber’s Annual Celebration.

DATE: MONTHLY Watch Video

ANNUAL PRESENTING SPONSOR




NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•  Company name included in the title of the award: ”Small Business of the Month presented by Company Name”
•  Company recognition in all monthly event marketing (such as publications, website, video and social media)
•  Company representative to present award recognition to monthly recipient and make remarks
•  Company logo on all award certificates
•  Company recognition in the 2017 Annual Celebration program recognizing all Small Business of the Month winners from the prior year
•  Annual marketing impressions report
•  First right of refusal for 2018 program sponsorship

 

 

 

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


 

 

 

 

 

Ambassadors are dedicated volunteers and business leaders committed to helping the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce fulfill its mission of building a strong, vibrant business community. Ambassadors are always present at Chamber events and programs and serve as a volunteer extension of staff when meeting with member businesses and helping them celebrate important milestones. 

ANNUAL PRESENTING SPONSOR: $1,500

DATE: MONTHLY
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company name included in event title: ”Spartanburg Area Chamber Ambassadors presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on all program communications (emails, agendas, etc.)
•   Opportunity for a company representative to participate in the program
•   Company recognized as the sponsor of the Ambassador of the Year given at the Chamber’s Annual Celebration
    o  Company recognition during award presentation
    o  Company logo featured on “big screen” during award presentation
    o  Company representative to be on stage to present award to recipient
    o  Company name featured on the commemorative award presented to the recipient
•   Annual marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Two CEO Socials will be held each year (Spring & Fall). The CEO Social provides an opportunity for CEOs, general managers and key Chamber representatives to network with each other and hear from a prominent business executive. This event is limited to high level business leaders.

DATE: SPRING & FALL 2017 See Calendar

PRESENTING SPONSOR


PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 100+ PER EVENT
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0 (1 Spring, 1 Fall)
•   Company name included in event title: ”CEO Social presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on all event invitations (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (such as publications, website, video and social media)
•   Company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout the event
•   Company representative to welcome and make remarks
•   Up to twelve (12) complimentary tickets for company representatives and guests
•   Option to provide promotional centerpiece items for tables
•   Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in PDF
•   Post-event marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


UPGRADE TO TITLE SPONSOR: +$1,500

•   Company name headlining event: "Company Name presenting CEO Social”
•   Up to eighteen (18) complimentary tickets for company representatives and guests

 

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR: $2,000
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 4  (2 Spring, 2 Fall)
•   Company name on all event invitations (print & email)
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing
•   Company recognition on all event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout the event
•   Up to ten (10) complimentary tickets
•   Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in PDF
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 

 

GOLD SPONSOR: $1,500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 8  (4 Spring, 4 Fall)
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing
•   Company recognition on all event signage
•   Company recognition before event
•   Up to eight (8) complimentary tickets
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


SILVER SPONSOR: $800

NUMBER AVAILABLE: 8  (4 Spring, 4 Fall)
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing
•   Company recognition on all event signage
•   Up to four (4) complimentary tickets

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Be the first company to greet new businesses, members and/or new employees at our monthly Chamber 101 event. This hour long session will educate new and existing members about the many benefits and services the Chamber offers, and this is the ideal time to share your message with our members too. 

DATE: MONTHLY See Calendar
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 20+ PER EVENT


PRESENTING SPONSOR





NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in event title: ”Chamber 101 presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on all event invitations (email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (such as publications, website, video and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before the event
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks
•   Display table available during each event
•   Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in PDF
•   Post-series marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The FYI Friday luncheon series is a monthly business event designed to help business professionals learn, grow and succeed. FYI Friday includes lunch, and features speakers to address important issues relating to businesses and the community.

DATE: MONTHLY (4th FRIDAY) See Calendar
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 75–100 PER EVENT


ANNUAL PRESENTING SPONSOR



NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in event title: ”FYI Friday presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on over 1,000 print event invitations and over 30,000 email event invitations
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website, video and social media)
•   Up to eight (8) complimentary tickets to each event for company representatives and guests
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout the event
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks
•   Post-series marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship


MONTHLY PRESENTING SPONSOR: $500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 12
•   Company recognition in all sponsored event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Up to four (4) complimentary tickets to sponsored event for company representatives and guests
•   Company recognition before the event
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Twice a year, the current Chair of the Board hosts a reception for Past Chairs to update them on all Chamber, Economic Futures Group, and Convention & Visitors Bureau developments.

DATE: SPRING & FALL 2017 See Calendar
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 30+ PER EVENT


PRESENTING SPONSOR

YOUNG OFFICE
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in event title: ”Past Chairs Update presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on all event invitations (print & email)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout event
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks
•   Company branded letter, or marketing collateral, mailed to all participants after the event
•   Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in PDF
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 

 


 

 

 

 

The Exchange, an event unlike any you’ve ever attended before. In fact, our team at the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce won’t even use that word because The Exchange is so much more than an event. It’s an experience. The people you want to know. The resources you need. The ideas you’ve been looking for. They’re all at The Exchange.

BUSINESS RESOURCE TABLES
Business Expo, redefined. Business Resource Tables are a way to provide structure and visibility to this relationship building event without the pressure of constantly manning an exhibition booth. Tables provided will be standard, skirted, cocktail rounds with a diameter of 36 inches. Businesses will be able to choose what materials are displayed on their table. We recommend that you have someone present at your table throughout the night to provide the most valuable experience for your business and attendees. Chamber will coordinate Business Promotional Tables rental and setup. Any cost incurred for Business Promotional Tables and set-up will be assumed by the Chamber.
Table Pricing:
Single Event - $75
Two Events - $125
Four Events - $250
Six Events - $375

 


ANNUAL PRESENTING SPONSOR: $3,500
Company name included in event title: “The Exchange presented by Company Name”
Up to ten (10) complimentary tickets for company representatives and guests
Company logo on over 4,000 event notifications and over 30,000 email event invitations
Company recognition in all marketing (such as publications, website, video and social media)
Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
Company recognition before and throughout each event
Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks at each event
Dedicated Business Promotional Table available at each event
Mailing list of attendees provided, in Excel format, following each event
Annual meeting with Chamber staff to discuss marketing impressions report
First right of refusal for following year event sponsorship

 


ANNUAL TITLE SPONSOR: $5,000
Company name headlining event “Company Name presenting The Exchange”
Up to fifteen (15) complimentary tickets for company representatives and guests
Benefits listed above

 


HOST SPONSORSHIP: $1,000
Company logo on over 4,000 event notifications and over 30,000 email event invitations
Company recognition in all event marketing (such as publications, website, video, and social media)
Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks at each event
Company recognition before and throughout each event
Dedicated Business Promotional Table in premier location at event
Mailing list of attendees provided, in PDF format, following each event

 


VENDOR SPONSORSHIP: IN KIND
Company logo on over 4,000 event notifications and over 30,000 email event invitations
Company recognition in all event marketing (such as publications, website, video, and social media)
Company recognition before and throughout each event
Company signage in appropriate location at event
Dedicated Business Promotional Table in premier location at event
Mailing list of attendees provided, in PDF format, following each event

 

 

INCLUSION SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


 

 

 

 

 

 

This mini-conference features insightful presentations and interactive sessions by Spartanburg business women and regional leaders on topics of interest to professional women.

DATE: MAY 2017 See Calendar
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 150+


PRESENTING SPONSOR: $3,000
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company name included in title: “2017 Women In Business Conference presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on all event invitations (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (such as publications, website and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout the event
•   CEO, or company representative, to welcome attendees and make remarks
•   Two tables of reserved seating, with company signage, in premier location
•   Option to provide promotional centerpiece items for all tables
•   Company display table in registration area
•   Post-event marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR: $2,000
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 2   
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Company recognition on all event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout the event
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location
•   Post-event marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship
•   Maintain “next right of refusal’ to assume the Presenting Sponsorship

 

 

BREAKFAST & REFRESHMENTS SPONSOR: $1,500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (such as publications, website and social media)
•   Company recognition on appropriate event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout the event
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location
•   Company representative to welcome guests
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 

 

GOLD SPONSOR: $1,000
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 6   
•   Company recognition on appropriate event signage
•   Company recognition before the event
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


SILVER SPONSOR: $500

NUMBER AVAILABLE: 12   
•   Company recognition on appropriate event signage
•   Company recognition before the event
•   Reserved seating for four (4), with company signage, in preferred location
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 

 

GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Governmental Relations Committee is a diverse and seasoned group of business leaders and governmental relations professionals that meet on a regular basis to discuss issues that affect the local business community. This group helps guide public policy initiatives; advocates for pro-business laws and legislation; and provides input on the Chamber’s annual Legislative Agenda. Sponsorship of the committee puts your company’s message in front of key influencers from throughout Spartanburg County and the Upstate.

PRESENTING SPONSOR



NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company logo on all committee invitations (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all committee marketing (such as publications, website and social media)
•   Company recognition before each committee meeting
•   Company representative to welcome attendees, make remarks and introduce the speaker (when applicable)
•   Annual marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

In advance of the 2018 session of the South Carolina General Assembly, members of the Spartanburg Legislative Delegation will be invited to this panel discussion to offer their perspective on current issues. There is a Q&A session where guests will have the opportunity to ask questions of the legislators.

DATE: DECEMBER 2017 See Calendar
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 125+


PRESENTING SPONSOR





NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in event title: ”Legislative Outlook Breakfast presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on event invitations (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (such as publications, website and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout the event
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location
•   Option to provide promotional centerpiece items for all tables
•   Post-event marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


PLATINUM SPONSOR: $1,500

NUMBER AVAILABLE: 4
•   Company listing on event invitations (print & email)
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing
•   Company recognition on all event signage
•   Company recognition before the event
•   Reserved seating for eight (8) in preferred location
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


GOLD SPONSOR: $750

NUMBER AVAILABLE: 8   
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing
•   Company recognition on all event signage
•   Company recognition before event
•   Reserved seating for four (4) in preferred location
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

For anyone that may be interested in running for public office, this program introduces many key elements needed to run a successful campaign. Attendees will learn about filing for office, media relations, ethics, forms of government, and raising money, and hear from former elected officials about their experience in office. Graduates of this local program will be eligible to participate in the Upstate Political Leadership Institute program that dives even deeper into the nuances of political campaigns. 

DATE: May 21 & 23 2018 See Calendar
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 25+


PRESENTING SPONSOR: $2,000
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company name included in the program title: “Spartanburg Political Leadership Institute presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on event invitations (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (such as press releases, publications, website and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before the event
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 

 

PLATINUM SPONSOR: $500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 8   
•   Company listing on event invitations (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (such as publications, website and social media)
•   Company recognition on all event signage
•   Company recognition before the event
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Legislative issues at the local, state and federal level can dramatically impact your bottom line. This series will feature issue experts and elected officials that will equip you with the necessary information to position your business accordingly and strengthen the Chamber’s ongoing advocacy efforts.

DATE: QUARTERLY (Feb/May/Aug/Nov) See Calendar
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 75+ PER EVENT


ANNUAL PRESENTING SPONSOR






NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in event title: "Voice of Business Brunch presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on over 1,000 print and over 12,000 email invitations
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (such as publications, website, video and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before & throughout each event
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks at each event
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location during each event
•   Display table available during each event
•   Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in PDF
•   Post-series marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


TABLE SPONSOR: $300 per event
($1,000 for entire series)
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 10
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


 

 

 

 

 

 

This breakfast event is for Chamber members and their guests to learn about economic trends and forecasts from experts. Local economic development experts will discuss past successes and future opportunities while outlining trends that affect Spartanburg’s economic vitality.  In addition, a national expert will provide a keynote address focusing on regional, national and global projections.

DATE: JANUARY 2018 See Calendar
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 200+

PRESENTING SPONSOR




NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in program title: ”Economic Forecast Breakfast presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on event invitations (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout the event
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks
•   Two tables of reserved seating, with company signage, in premier location
•   Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in PDF
•   Option to provide promotional centerpiece items for all tables
•   Post-event marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship


PLATINUM SPONSOR: $2,000
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 4  
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Company recognition on appropriate event signage
•   Company recognition before the event
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship
•   Maintain “next right of refusal’ to assume the Presenting Sponsorship

 


GOLD SPONSOR: $500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 20
•   Company recognition before event
•   One reserved table with company signage
•   Company recognition on event signage

 


 

 

 

 

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce invites commercial developers, real estate brokers, restauranteurs, retailers and other investors from the Upstate and beyond to learn more about the Spartanburg community and the many investment opportunities this market presents. Highlighting projects that are developed, underway, or planned for the community, a tour of a small sampling of available properties and a networking reception are a few ways this initiative seeks to proactively market Spartanburg.

DATE: FALL / SPRING  See Calendar
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 75+ PER EVENT


ANNUAL PRESENTING SPONSOR




NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in event title: ”Spartanburg Showcase presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on all event invitations (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (such as publications, website, video and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks
•   Company display table at event
•   Option to provide swag bag items for all attendees
•   Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in PDF
•   Post-event marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 



RECEPTION SPONSOR





NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name on event invitations (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (such as publications, website and social media)
•   Company name on all event signage
•   Option to provide swag bag items for all attendees
•   Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in PDF
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 

 
SWAG BAG SPONSOR




NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name on event invitations (print & email)
•   Option to provide swag bag items for all attendees
•   Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in PDF
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize our international businesses and the contributions that they have made to the region. To honor their commitment to the community, 14 flags, including the flags of the United States of America and the State of South Carolina, fly in front of the Chamber offices in a prominent gateway into the City of Spartanburg. They are flown for approximately 10 months out of the year in accordance to the Chamber’s flag policy. The following flags are available to be sponsored because they represent countries  where Spartanburg businesses are currently headquartered/based.

FLAG SPONSOR: $1,000
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 14
•   Company sponsors one flag to be flown at the Chamber facility from late August through late May (flag replacements are included to account for damage and fading due to weather)
•   Company spotlight in one Chamber newsletter during the year of sponsorship (includes write-up, logo & website link)
•   Company recognition in a Chamber social media post
•   Company recognition on the Chamber’s website and social media sites
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

AVAILABLE FLAGS:
•   U.S.A.
•   Austria
•   Bermuda
•   Canada
•   China
•   Denmark
•   France
•   Germany
•   Greece
•   Ireland
•   Italy
•   Japan
•   Luxembourg
•   Mexico
•   Netherlands
•   South Korea
•   Sweden
•   Switzerland
•   Taiwan
•   Thailand
•   United Kingdom

 

 

Leadership Program SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Among the Chamber’s flagship programs is Leadership Spartanburg, a nine-month issues awareness program aimed at developing a well-informed cadre of leaders for the greater Spartanburg community. Now in its 38th year, over 1,400 people have completed Leadership Spartanburg and are active leaders throughout the community.

DATE: SEPTEMBER 2017 - MAY 2018
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 40+


PRESENTING SPONSOR



NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in program title: ”Leadership Spartanburg presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on program nomination forms, agendas, and applications (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before/throughout each day
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks during retreat dinner and each program day
•   One complimentary participant in Leadership program
•   One half-scholarship donated to a deserving participant from a non-profit organization
•   One table of reserved seating, in a premium location, at Leadership Spartanburg Graduation Celebration
•   Post-program meeting with chamber staff to discuss marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship


 

 

PROGRAM DAY SPONSOR: $1,500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 8
•   Company name included in the title of the program day: ”History Day presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on program nomination forms, applications, and program day agenda (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Company recognition on all program signage
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks
•   One company representative is able to participate in all activities during sponsored program day
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 



PROGRAM DAY LUNCH SPONSOR: $500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 8
•   Company logo on program day agenda (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks before sponsored lunch
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 



GRADUATION CELEBRATION SPONSOR
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in program title: ”Leadership Spartanburg Graduation presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on event invitations (print and email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Company recognition on all program signage
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks on sponsored program day
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location at Graduation Celebration
•   Post-event marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Junior Leadership Spartanburg is a nine-month issues awareness program for 11th graders from Spartanburg County high schools. It is focused on developing a well-informed cadre of young leaders for the greater Spartanburg community. Support our future generation of leaders in one of the following ways:

DATE: SEPTEMBER 2017 - MAY 2018
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 40+


PRESENTING SPONSOR



NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in program title: ”Junior Leadership Spartanburg presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on program nomination forms, agendas, and applications (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout each program day
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks during each program day
•   One table of reserved seating, in premium location, during Graduation Celebration
•   Post-program marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


GRADUATION CELEBRATION SPONSOR: $1,500

NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company name included in event title: ”Junior Leadership Spartanburg Graduation presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on event invitations (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Company recognition on all program signage
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location at Graduation Celebration
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


LUNCH SPONSOR: $500

NUMBER AVAILABLE: 8
•   Company logo on program day agenda (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks before sponsored lunch
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

College Leadership Spartanburg an intensive community awareness and professional development program for students from Spartanburg’s seven colleges. It is focused on encouraging their involvement within Spartanburg, and engaging and retaining a well-informed cadre of young leaders.

PRESENTING SPONSOR



NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in program title: ”College Leadership Spartanburg presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on program nomination forms, agendas, and applications (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout each program day
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks during each program day
•   One table of reserved seating, in a premium location, during Graduation Celebration
•   Post-program marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


GRADUATION CELEBRATION SPONSOR: $1,500

NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company name included in event title: ”College Leadership Spartanburg Graduation presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on event invitations (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Company recognition on all program signage
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location at Graduation Celebration
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


LUNCH SPONSOR: $500

NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing and signage
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks before sponsored lunch
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 

 

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Spartanburg Young Professionals host an annual event highlighting the role young professionals are playing in Spartanburg. The event features guest speakers, networking, entertainment, food and beverages.
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 100
DATE: JUNE 2018 See Calendar

PRESENTING SPONSOR: $1,500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company name included in the event title: ”STATE OF SYP presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on event invitations
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (website and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before & throughout the event
•   Opportunity to speak during the event
•   Ten (10) event tickets
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship


 

PLATINUM SPONSOR: $750
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 4
•   Company recognition on appropriate marketing
•   Company recognition on appropriate event signage
•   Company recognition throughout the event
•   Maintain “next right of refusal” to assume the Presenting Sponsorship
•   Six (6) event tickets

 


GOLD SPONSOR: $500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 10
•   Company recognition on appropriate marketing
•   Company recognition on appropriate event signage
•   Company recognition throughout the event
•   Four (4) event tickets

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Spartanburg Young Professionals host an annual oyster roast open to SYP members and the public. This popular event with food, beer, wine and live music.

DATE: SEPTEMBER 2017 See Calendar
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 150

PEARL SHUCKER (Presenting Sponsor)

 



NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in event title: ”SYP ‘n’ Shuck presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on event poster (print & email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (email, website and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout the event
•   20 event tickets
•   Opportunity to speak during event
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


GOLD SHUCKER: $1,000
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 4
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing
•   Eight (8) event tickets
•   Company recognition on appropriate event signage
•   Company recognition throughout the event
•   10 event tickets
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship
•   Maintain “next right of refusal’ to assume the Presenting Sponsorship

 


SILVER SHUCKER: $500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 10
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing (email, website)
•   Company recognition on appropriate event signage
•   Four (4) event tickets

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

These quarterly events are focused on leadership development and community initiatives of importance to young professionals. Topic experts and local businesses are invited to participate in a panel to educate young professionals and encourage discussion around these areas.

DATE: QUARTERLY See Calendar
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 50+ PER EVENT


ANNUAL PRESENTING SPONSOR





NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in the title of the series…”LeaderSYP presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on event invitations (print and email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (website and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout each event
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks at each event
•   Display table available during each event
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


EVENT SPONSOR: $250
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 4
•   Company recognition on sponsored event invitations (email)
•   Company recognition in all sponsored event marketing (website and social media)
•   Company representative to make remarks during sponsored event
•   Display table available during sponsored event

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYP ‘n Social is a themed after-hours networking event which is hosted at a local business and is open to all Spartanburg Young Professionals (SYP) members.

DATE: QUARTERLY See Calendar
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 50+ PER EVENT


ANNUAL PRESENTING SPONSOR: $2,000
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company name included in the title of the series: ”SYP ‘n’ Social presented by Company Name”
•   Company logo on event invitations (email)
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (website and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company recognition before and throughout each event
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks at each event
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


EVENT SPONSOR: $250

NUMBER AVAILABLE: 4
•   Company recognition on sponsored event invitations (email)
•   Company recognition in all sponsored event marketing (website and social media)
•   Company representative to make remarks during sponsored event

 


 

ANNUAL CELEBRATION SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Annual Celebration brings hundreds of Upstate business leaders together to celebrate the past successes and future plans of the Spartanburg business community and the Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce. Your company will want to be represented at this event and have the opportunity to network with the business and community leaders of the Upstate.

DATE: MARCH 2018 See Calendar
PROJECTED ATTENDANCE: 650


PRESENTING SPONSOR



NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company name included in event title: ”2017 Annual Celebration presented by Company Name”
•   Full-page, 4-color advertisement on the inside front, or back cover, of the event program
•   Company logo on over 1,000 print event invitations and over 10,000 email event invitations
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website, video and social media)
•   Top billing, with company logo, on all event signage
•   Company representative featured in a pre-event invitation video
•   Company recognition before and throughout the event
•   Company representative to welcome attendees and make remarks
•   Two tables of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location
•   Option to provide promotional centerpiece items for all tables
•   Post-event meeting with chamber staff to discuss marketing impressions delivered through sponsorship
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


RECEPTION SPONSOR: $5,000
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company name included in event title: ”2017 Annual Celebration Reception sponsored by Company Name”
•   Half-page, 4-color advertisement inside event program
•   Company name on over 1,000 print event invitations and over 10,000 email event invitations
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications, website and social media)
•   Company name on all event signage
•   Company recognition before the event
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location
•   Post-event meeting with chamber staff to discuss marketing impressions delivered through sponsorship
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


PLATINUM SPONSOR: $4,500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 4
•   Half-page, 4-color advertisement inside event program
•   Company name on over 1,000 print event invitations and over 10,000 email event invitations
•   Company recognition in all event marketing (publications,website and social media)
•   Company name on all event signage
•   Company recognition before the event
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location
•   Post-event meeting with chamber staff to discuss marketing impressions delivered through sponsorship
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


GOLD SPONSOR: $3,000
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 6
•   Quarter-page, 4-color advertisement inside the event program
•   Company name on over 1,000 print event invitations and over 10,000 email event invitations
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing (publications & website)
•   Company recognition before the event
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage, in preferred location
•   Post-event marketing impressions report
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


SILVER SPONSOR: $1,500




NUMBER AVAILABLE: 29
•   Company name listed inside the event program
•   Company recognition before the event
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage
•   25% discount on any sized 4-color ad inside event program
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 


NEVILLE HOLCOMBE DISTINGUISHED CITIZENSHIP AWARD SPONSOR: $3,000
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing (publications and website)
•   Company recognition during award presentation
•   Company logo prominently displayed during award presentation
•   Company representative to be on stage to present award to recipient
•   Company name featured on the commemorative award presented to the recipient
•   One table of reserved seating, with company signage
•   Company recognition in award media releases
•   25% discount on any sized 4-color ad inside event program
•   First right of refusal for 2018 award sponsorship

 


DUKE ENERGY CITIZENSHIP & SERVICE AWARD SPONSOR: $1,500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing (publications and website)
•   Company recognition during award presentation
•   Company logo prominently displayed during award presentation
•   Company representative to be on stage to present award to recipient
•   Company name featured on the commemorative award presented to the recipient
•   Reserved seating for up to 4, with company signage
•   Company recognition in award media releases
•   25% discount on any sized 4-color ad inside event program
•   First right of refusal for 2018 award sponsorship

 


INCLUSION AWARD SPONSOR: $1,500

NUMBER AVAILABLE: 0
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing (publications and website)
•   Company recognition during award presentation
•   Company logo prominently displayed during award presentation
•   Company representative to be on stage to present award to recipient
•   Company name featured on the commemorative award presented to the recipient
•   Reserved seating for up to 4, with company signage
•   Company recognition in award media releases
•   25% discount on any sized 4-color ad inside of event program
•   First right of refusal for 2018 award sponsorship

 


JAMES B. THOMPSON SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSOR: $1,500

NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•  Company recognition in appropriate event marketing (publications and website)
•   Company recognition during award presentation
•   Company logo prominently displayed during award presentation
•   Company representative to be on stage to present award to recipient
•   Company name featured on the commemorative award presented to the recipient
•   Reserved seating for up to 4, with company signage
•   Company recognition in award media releases
•   25% discount on any sized 4-color ad inside of event program
•   First right of refusal for 2018 award sponsorship

 


ECONOMIC FUTURES AWARD SPONSOR: $1,500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing (publications and website)
•   Company recognition during award presentation
•   Company logo prominently displayed during award presentation
•   Company representative to be on stage to present award to recipient
•   Company name featured on the commemorative award presented to the recipient
•   Reserved seating for up to 4, with company signage
•   Company recognition in award media releases
•   25% discount on any sized 4-color ad inside of event program
•   First right of refusal for 2018 award sponsorship
•   Available only to EFG Platinum & Gold Sponsors

 


ELAINE HARRIS TOURISM PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSOR: $1,500  
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing (publications and website)
•   Company recognition during award presentation
•   Company logo prominently displayed during award presentation
•   Company representative to be on stage to present award to recipient
•   Company name featured on the commemorative award presented to the recipient
•   Reserved seating for up to 4, with company signage
•   Company recognition in award media release
•   25% discount on any sized 4-color ad inside of event program
•   First right of refusal for 2018 award sponsorship

 


TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSOR $1,500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing (publications and website)
•   Company recognition during award presentation
•   Company logo prominently displayed during award presentation
•   Company representative to be on stage to present award to recipient
•   Company name featured on the commemorative awards presented to each recipient
•   Reserved seating for up to 4, with company signage
•   Recognition at respective school board meetings honoring the award recipient
•   Company recognition in award media releases
•   25% discount on any sized 4-color ad inside of event program
•   First right of refusal for 2018 award sponsorship

 


YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD SPONSOR: $1,500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing (publications and website)
•   Company recognition during award presentation
•   Company logo prominently displayed during award presentation
•   Company representative to be on stage to present award to recipient
•   Company name featured on the commemorative award presented to the recipient
•   Reserved seating for up to 4, with company signage
•   Company recognition in award media releases
•   25% discount on any sized 4-color ad inside event program
•   First right of refusal for 2018 award sponsorship

 


CHAIRMAN’S AWARD (VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR) SPONSOR $1,500
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 1
•   Company recognition in appropriate event marketing (publications and website)
•   Company recognition during award presentation
•   Company logo prominently displayed during award presentation
•   Company representative to be on stage to present award to recipient
•   Company name featured on the commemorative award presented to the recipient
•   Reserved seating for up to 4, with company signage
•   Company recognition in award media releases
•   25% discount on any sized 4-color ad inside event program
•   First right of refusal for 2018 award sponsorship

 


ANNUAL CELEBRATION PROGRAM ADVERTISEMENT
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 20+
•   Back Cover - $650
•   Inside Front Cover - $575
•   Inside Back Cover - $575
•   Full Page  -  $450
•   Half Page - $325
•   Quarter Page - $200
In addition to a printed program available for each attendee, this publication will be available to view on the chamber’s website and it will be sent via email to the entire
membership in a post Annual Celebration wrap-up email. 


 

MARKETING & ADVERTISING SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business View is your informative resource guide to learning about the economic vitality and lifestyle environment of Spartanburg County. Business View readers will receive important information about Spartanburg’s thriving community, including economic indicators, business profiles, community initiatives, and educate themselves through legislative updates, advice from business owners, and more. 

DATE: QUARTERLY View Magazine
PROJECTED REACH: 3,500+ PER ISSUE


ADVERTISING RATES PER ISSUE
Back Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,200
Inside Front Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SOLD
Inside Back Cover  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,100
Full Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   $900
Half Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $700
Quarter Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    $500


RATES FOR ANNUAL PACKAGE (4 ISSUES)
Back Cover  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4,080
Inside Front Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  SOLD
Inside Back Cover  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,740
Full Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $3,060
Half Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,380
Quarter Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,700

 


 

 

 

 

 

The Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce’s weekly email newsletter is the information source on Chamber events, community news and business insights, that is delivered every Tuesday to all Chamber contacts. This weekly newsletter is distributed to our list of over 4,000 contacts, and is shared on the Chamber’s social media sites. By being a newsletter sponsor, you put your company front and center with key decision makers throughout Spartanburg. 

DATE: WEEKLY (TUESDAYS)
PROJECTED REACH: 3,500+ PER ISSUE


EBLAST SPONSOR: $250
NUMBER AVAILABLE: 52 (one per week)
•   Company recognition in the newsletter recipient’s email preview pane
•   Company sponsorship block, prominently displayed within the newsletter, containing:
    o   Company logo
    o   Hyperlink to company website or downloadable PDF
    o   Brief write-up on the company or their product/service
•   First right of refusal for 2018 event sponsorship

 

The Chamber’s website has advertising opportunities ideal for promoting the products and services of member firms. Many members value being identified with the Chamber and view their advertising support as a win-win opportunity for their company and for the Chamber. Website advertising offers four banner advertising levels based on location within the Chamber’s website.

DATE: ANNUAL
PROJECTED IMPRESSIONS: 8,200 WEB SESSIONS/MONTH


WEBSITE BANNER AD RATES:
•   HOME PAGE SLIDER - $5,000
•   CONTENT PAGE - $1,500

 

What Our Members are Saying

“Spartanburg allows young, ambitious people to make an impact”
Martin Huff
Development Manager
Johnson Development Associates
“Take advantage of this tremendous resource, the Chamber is committed to the success of Spartanburg.”
Bryant Boyd
AVP, Store Manager
TD Bank Spartanburg

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