Sponsorships

2023 Columbia Impact Awards

The Columbia Impact Awards strive to spotlight the dedication of outstanding organizations and individuals that make the Columbia region a vibrant place to visit, live, and do business. The Columbia Impact Awards will kick off during the March Breakfast Briefing at 7:30AM and will include a hot breakfast and in-person recognition of award recipients. The Chamber will continue to celebrate each award recipient post-event with an online social media campaign recognizing their accomplishments.

The Columbia Chamber’s Impact Awards recognizes dedication to excellence in the following categories:

The Cathy Novinger Trailblazer Award honors an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership within their organization and community. This individual should be known as an innovator, dedicated Chamber Partner, visionary, and advocate for the Midlands region.

The Small Business of the Year Award recognizes a Chamber Partner who has shown great growth, significant achievements, or realized economic and cultural growth that benefits the Midlands business community.

The Diversity & Inclusion Award celebrates a Chamber Partner that goes above and beyond to implement and advocate for an inclusive and diverse work environment.

The Hospitality Industry Award recognizes exceptional Chamber Partners of Columbia’s hospitality industry – from restaurants and tourist attractions, to transportation companies, hotels and event facilities.  The selected business or company should display a contribution to making Columbia a world-class place to live, work, and visit.

The Workforce Development Award honors Chamber Partners that are working to create innovative strategies in an effort to retain a dynamic, resilient, and highly skilled workforce equipped for meeting current industry needs within the greater Midlands region.

Finally, the Golden Nail Award is given to a business or property owner for exemplary contributions to the physical character of the greater Midlands region through cosmetic or commercial means during the previous calendar year.

Presenting Sponsor: Exclusive - $5,000

  • Exclusive recognition as the Columbia Impact Awards Presenting Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Top billing in all event advertising
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing webpage and registration page
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital Columbia Impact materials including the Columbia Impact Awards program
  • Opportunity to display promotional materials during the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing including setting up a display table and/or pop-up banner
  • Opportunity for a company representative to address the audience at the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing
  • Special recognition and company name or logo on the screen during the Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing in March
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing (includes complimentary breakfast)
  • Sponsor will be highlighted in post-event social media campaign
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Cathy Novinger Trailblazer Award Sponsor: Exclusive - $5,000

  • Exclusive recognition as the Cathy Novinger Trailblazer Award Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing’s registration webpage
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo listed in the Columbia Impact Awards program
  • Company name or logo listed with sponsored award announcements
  • Company name or logo on the sponsored award (i.e. Award Sponsored by Company Name)
  • Opportunity for company representative to present sponsored award to recipient
  • Company name or logo on the screen during the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing (includes complimentary breakfast)
  • Sponsor will be highlighted in post-event social media campaign
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Small Business of the Year Award Sponsor: Exclusive - $5,000

  • Exclusive recognition as the Small Business of the Year Award Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing’s registration webpage
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo listed in the Columbia Impact Awards program
  • Company name or logo listed with sponsored award announcements
  • Company name or logo on the sponsored award (i.e. Award Sponsored by Company Name)
  • Opportunity for company representative to present sponsored award to recipient
  • Company name or logo on the screen during the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing (includes complimentary breakfast)
  • Sponsor will be highlighted in post-event social media campaign
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Diversity & Inclusion Award Sponsor: Exclusive - $5,000

  • Exclusive recognition as the Diversity & Inclusion Award Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing’s registration webpage
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo listed in the Columbia Impact Awards program
  • Company name or logo listed with sponsored award announcements
  • Company name or logo on the sponsored award (i.e. Award Sponsored by Company Name)
  • Opportunity for company representative to present sponsored award to recipient
  • Company name or logo on the screen during the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing (includes complimentary breakfast)
  • Sponsor will be highlighted in post-event social media campaign
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Hospitality Industry Award Sponsor: Exclusive - $5,000

  • Exclusive recognition as the Hospitality Industry Award Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing’s registration webpage
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo listed in the Columbia Impact Awards program
  • Company name or logo listed with sponsored award announcements
  • Company name or logo on the sponsored award (i.e. Award Sponsored by Company Name)
  • Opportunity for company representative to present sponsored award to recipient
  • Company name or logo on the screen during the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing (includes complimentary breakfast)
  • Sponsor will be highlighted in post-event social media campaign
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Workforce Development Award Sponsor: Exclusive - $5,000

  • Exclusive recognition as the Workforce Development Award Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing’s registration webpage
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo listed in the Columbia Impact Awards program
  • Company name or logo listed with sponsored award announcements
  • Company name or logo on the sponsored award (i.e. Award Sponsored by Company Name)
  • Opportunity for company representative to present sponsored award to recipient
  • Company name or logo on the screen during the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing (includes complimentary breakfast)
  • Sponsor will be highlighted in post-event social media campaign
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Golden Nail Award Sponsor: Exclusive - $5,000

  • Exclusive recognition as the Golden Nail Award Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing’s registration webpage
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo listed in the Columbia Impact Awards program
  • Company name or logo listed with sponsored award announcements
  • Company name or logo on the sponsored award (i.e. Award Sponsored by Company Name)
  • Opportunity for company representative to present sponsored award to recipient
  • Company name or logo on the screen during the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the March Columbia Impact Awards Breakfast Briefing (includes complimentary breakfast)
  • Sponsor will be highlighted in post-event social media campaign
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Ticket Prices:

  • Chamber Partner Table of eight (8) – $110
  • Non-Chamber Partner Table of eight (8) – $200
  • Chamber Partner Single Registration (1) – $15
  • Non-Chamber Partner Single Registration (1) – $25

For more information regarding sponsorships and events, please email Hilary Bell or call (803) 733-1115.