Sponsorships

2023 Military Affairs

Proudly called “The Most Military Friendly Community in America,” Columbia and the greater Midlands region contains the second largest military presence in South Carolina. Columbia is home to the US Army’s largest training base at Fort Jackson, the South Carolina National Guard Base, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, and the US Army Reserve. As advocates and champions for our military, the Columbia Chamber works tirelessly to strengthen the relationships between the business community and military, to support their families, and to retain and expand the local military footprint. The benefits of a vibrant military community are numerous and we work with local leaders, elected officials (city, county, state, and federal) to enhance military benefits and opportunities. These efforts help create an atmosphere that welcomes our military families, embraces and supports their needs, and encourages them to retire in the Greater Midlands area.

The Chamber’s Military Affairs initiative, working through the Military Outreach Group, is committed to achieving the following goals on behalf of the military community:

  • onboarding of senior leadership (both military and civilian)
  • serving as a liaison with legislative members and elected officials on military affairs
  • serving as a liaison with the South Carolina Military Base Task Force
  • connecting local Department of Defense Contractors and businesses to enhance relationships
  • connecting military organizations such as USO, AUSA, and ESGR with local community representatives to reinforce partnerships and enhance support for our men and women in uniform

Joint Forces Sponsor: Exclusive - $3,500

  • Exclusive recognition as a Joint Forces Sponsor for both the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and Military Affairs meetings and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo on a customized swag item distributed to all attendees at quarterly Military Outreach Group meetings (subject to prior approval)
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast registration webpage and the Military Affairs registration webpage
  • Recognition in Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast specific eCommunications and Military Affairs specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast program and Military Affairs meeting agendas
  • Opportunity to display promotional materials during each Military Affairs meeting including setting up a display table and/or a pop-up banner
  • Company name or logo on the screen at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast
  • List of attendees at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting (available upon request)
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Friends of Our Military Sponsor: Exclusive - $2,500

  • Exclusive recognition as the Friends of Our Military Sponsor for both the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and Military Affairs meetings and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast registration webpage and the Military Affairs registration webpage
  • Recognition in Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast specific eCommunications and Military Affairs specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast program and Military Affairs meeting agendas
  • Opportunity to display promotional materials during each Military Affairs meeting including setting up a display table and/or a pop-up banner
  • Company name or logo on the screen at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast
  • List of attendees at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting (available upon request)
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

For Our Heroes Sponsor: Exclusive - $2,500

A portion of your sponsorship will be donated to PAALS Patriots Program

  • Exclusive recognition as the For Our Heroes Sponsor for both the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and Military Affairs meetings and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast registration webpage and the Military Affairs registration webpage
  • Recognition in Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast specific eCommunications and Military Affairs specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast program and Military Affairs meeting agendas
  • Opportunity to display promotional materials during each Military Affairs meeting including setting up a display table and/or a pop-up banner
  • Company name or logo on the screen at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast
  • List of attendees at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting (available upon request)
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Patriotic Sponsor: Exclusive - $2,500

A portion of your sponsorship will be donated to Harvest Hope – Hope to Heroes Veteran Program

  • Exclusive recognition as a Patriotic Program Sponsor for both the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and Military Affairs meetings and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Full-page company advertisement in the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast program (subject to prior approval)
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast registration webpage and the Military Affairs registration webpage
  • Recognition in Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast specific eCommunications and Military Affairs specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast program and Military Affairs meeting agendas
  • Opportunity to display promotional materials during each Military Affairs meeting including setting up a display table and/or a pop-up banner
  • Company name or logo on the screen at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast
  • List of attendees at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting (available upon request)
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Four-Star Sponsor: Limited Availability - $750

  • Recognition as a Four-Star Sponsor for both the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and Military Affairs meetings and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast registration webpage and the Military Affairs registration webpage
  • Recognition in Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast specific eCommunications and Military Affairs specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast program and Military Affairs meeting agendas
  • Company name or logo on the screen at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting
  • Registration for four (4) guests to attend the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Two-Star Sponsor: Limited Availability - $500

  • Recognition as a Two-Star Sponsor for both the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and Military Affairs meetings and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast registration webpage and the Military Affairs registration webpage
  • Recognition in Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast specific eCommunications and Military Affairs specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast program and Military Affairs meeting agendas
  • Company name or logo on the screen at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting
  • Registration for four (4) guests to attend the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)
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Star Spangled Sponsor: SOLD - Lexington Medical Center

  • Exclusive recognition as the Star-Spangled Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Exclusive recognition as the Presenting Sponsor for the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and Senior Leaders Tour Luncheon and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Top billing in all event advertising
  • Opportunity to have a spotlight article in a Chamber eNewsletter
  • Rotating advertisement on Chamber’s website for full year of sponsorship
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast webpage and registration page and on the Military Affairs webpage and registration page
  • Recognition in Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast specific eCommunications and Military Affairs specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast program, Senior Leaders Tour Luncheon agenda, and Military Affairs meeting agendas
  • Company name or logo on customized centerpieces for the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and Senior Leaders Tour Luncheon
  • Opportunity to display promotional materials during each Military Affairs meeting including setting up a display table and/or a pop-up banner
  • Opportunity to address the audience at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast, Senior Leaders Tour Luncheon, and Military Outreach meetings
  • Special recognition and company name or logo on the screen at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast, Senior Leaders Tour Luncheon, and at each Military Outreach meeting
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and Senior Leaders Tour Luncheon
  • List of attendees at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting (available upon request)
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)
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Military Champions Sponsor: SOLD - University of South Carolina

  • Exclusive recognition as the Military Champions Sponsor for both the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and Military Affairs meetings and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast registration webpage and the Military Affairs registration webpage
  • Recognition in Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast specific eCommunications and Military Affairs specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast program and Military Affairs meeting agendas
  • Opportunity to display promotional materials during each Military Affairs meeting including setting up a display table and/or a pop-up banner
  • Company name or logo on the screen at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast
  • List of attendees at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting (available upon request)
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)
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Red, White, and Blue Sponsor: SOLD - AARP

A portion of your sponsorship will be donated to United Service Organizations, Inc. of South Carolina

  • Exclusive recognition as a Red, White, and Blue Sponsor for both the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and Military Affairs meetings and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo on customized activity sheet placemat distributed to all restaurants in the greater Columbia region during restaurant week to promote our Great American Defense Community
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast registration webpage and the Military Affairs registration webpage
  • Recognition in Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast specific eCommunications and Military Affairs specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast program and Military Affairs meeting agendas
  • Opportunity to display promotional materials during each Military Affairs meeting including setting up a display table and/or a pop-up banner
  • Company name or logo on the screen at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast
  • List of attendees at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting (available upon request)
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)
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Brass Buttons Sponsor: SOLD - BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

A portion of your sponsorship will be donated to American Red Cross – Fort Jackson

  • Exclusive recognition as a Brass Buttons Sponsor for both the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and Military Affairs meetings and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast registration webpage and the Military Affairs registration webpage
  • Recognition in Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast specific eCommunications and Military Affairs specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast program and Military Affairs meeting agendas
  • Company name or logo on the screen at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting
  • Registration for eight (8) guests to attend the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast
  • List of attendees at the Commanding General’s Welcome Breakfast and at each Military Outreach meeting (available upon request)
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

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