Sponsorships

118th Annual Gala

Our Annual Meeting and Most Attended Event of the Year

Your sponsorship for our annual gala helps us celebrate the business community and you reach a large, diverse audience of business leaders in the Midlands. The last Gala in 2019 attracted over 460 attendees from a variety of industries including finance & insurance, advertising & media, legal, government, construction, real estate, and health care.

Platinum Sponsor: $5,000 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo in the Gala program (deadline applies September 10, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium and company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Ten (10) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Gold Sponsor: $2,500 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo in the Gala program (deadline applies September 10, 2021)
  • Company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Eight (8) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala

Silver Sponsor: $2,000 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo in the Gala program (deadline applies September 10, 2021)
  • Company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Six (6) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala

Bronze Sponsor: $1,000 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo in the Gala program (deadline applies September 10, 2021)
  • Company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Four (4) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala

Supporter Sponsor: $750 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Supporter Sponsor
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo in the Gala program (deadline applies September 10, 2021)
  • Company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Two (2) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
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Presenting Sponsor: SOLD - BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

  • Exclusive recognition as the Presenting Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Top billing in all event advertising
  • Company name to follow event title in media references (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
  • Two outdoor billboards
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Annual Gala event page and the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on event signage and printed materials including the Gala program and invitations (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Opportunity for a company representative to address audience and welcome them to the Annual Gala
  • Special recognition from the podium and company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Opportunity to place an item in the swag bag (subject to prior approval)
  • Ten (10) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Invitation for two (2) guests at the VIP Reception
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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VIP Reception Sponsor: SOLD - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, PC

The VIP Reception is an invitation-only reception that precedes the main event and will be attended by the top business leaders and the Ambassador of the Year.

  • Exclusive recognition as the VIP Reception Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on event signage and printed materials including the Gala program and invitations (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium and company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Company name or logo on VIP Reception invitations (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Company name or logo on VIP Reception cocktail napkins
  • Company name or logo on signage at each VIP Reception bar
  • Opportunity to place an item in the swag bag (subject to prior approval)
  • Ten (10) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Invitation for ten (10) guests at the VIP Reception
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Culinary Experience Sponsor : SOLD - Wells Fargo

  • Exclusive recognition as the Reception Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on event signage and printed materials including the Gala program and invitations (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium and company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Company name or logo on all food station cocktail napkins
  • Company name or logo on signage at each food station
  • Opportunity to place an item in the swag bag (subject to prior approval)
  • Ten (10) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Invitation for two (2) guests at the VIP Reception
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Ambassador of the Year Sponsor: SOLD - Colonial Life

  • Exclusive recognition as the Ambassador of the Year Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on event signage and printed materials including the Gala program and invitations (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Annual Gala
  • Company name or logo listed with sponsored award announcements (deadline applies: July 30, 2021)
  • Company name or logo on the Ambassador of the Year Award
  • Company name or logo appears on the screens at the beginning of the Ambassador of the Year Award presentation
  • Opportunity for company representative to present the Ambassador of the Year Award
  • Photo opportunity on stage with award winner
  • Opportunity to place an item in the swag bag (subject to prior approval)
  • Ten (10) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Invitation for two (2) guests at the VIP Reception
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Spirits Sponsor: SOLD - Gregory Electric Co.

  • Exclusive recognition as the Spirits Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on event signage and printed materials including the Gala program and invitations (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium and company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Company name or logo on customized champagne bottle given to all attendees
  • Company name or logo on General Reception bar cocktail napkins
  • Company name or logo on signage at each General Reception bar
  • Opportunity to place an item in the swag bag (subject to prior approval)
  • Ten (10) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Invitation for two (2) guests at the VIP Reception
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Swag Bag Sponsor: SOLD - Sun Solutions

  • Exclusive recognition as the Swag Bag Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on event signage and printed materials including the Gala program and invitations (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium and company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Company name or logo on Swag Bag given to over 500 attendees
  • Opportunity to place an item in the swag bag (subject to prior approval)
  • Ten (10) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Invitation for two (2) guests at the VIP Reception
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Public Servant of the Year Award Sponsor: SOLD - Elliot Davis, LLC

  • Exclusive recognition as the Public Servant of the Year Award Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Annual Gala
  • Company name or logo listed with sponsored award announcements (deadline applies: July 30, 2021)
  • Company name or logo on the Public Servant of the Year Award
  • Company name or logo appears on the screens at the beginning of the Public Servant of the Year Award presentation
  • Opportunity for company representative to present the Public Servant of the Year Award
  • Photo opportunity on stage with award winner
  • Eight (8) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Young Professional of the Year Award Sponsor: SOLD - BB&T now Truist

  • Exclusive recognition as the Young Professional of the Year Award Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Annual Gala
  • Company name or logo listed with sponsored award announcements (deadline applies: July 30, 2021)
  • Company name or logo on the Young Professional of the Year Award
  • Company name or logo appears on the screens at the beginning of the Young Professional of the Year Award presentation
  • Opportunity for company representative to present the Young Professional of the Year Award
  • Photo opportunity on stage with award winner
  • Eight (8) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Diplomat of the Year Award Sponsor: SOLD - Willoughby & Hoefer

  • Exclusive recognition as the Diplomat of the Year Award Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Annual Gala
  • Company name or logo listed with sponsored award announcements (deadline applies: July 30, 2021)
  • Company name or logo on the Diplomat of the Year Award
  • Company name or logo appears on the screens at the beginning of the Diplomat of the Year Award presentation
  • Opportunity for company representative to present the Diplomat of the Year Award
  • Photo opportunity on stage with award winner
  • Eight (8) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Military Advocate of the Year Award Sponsor: SOLD - Dominion Energy

  • Exclusive recognition as the Military Advocate of the Year Award Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Annual Gala
  • Company name or logo listed with sponsored award announcements (deadline applies: July 30, 2021)
  • Company name or logo on the Military Advocate of the Year Award
  • Company name or logo appears on the screens at the beginning of the Military Advocate of the Year Award presentation
  • Opportunity for company representative to present the Military Advocate of the Year Award
  • Photo opportunity on stage with award winner
  • Eight (8) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Celebration Reception Sponsor: SOLD - Mark Anthony Brewing

The dessert reception is a time to celebrate the honorees of the evening.

  • Exclusive recognition as the Celebration Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on event signage and printed materials including the Gala program and invitations (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium and company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Company name or logo on signage during the Celebration Reception
  • Logo on Celebration Reception cocktail napkins
  • Eight (8) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Welcome Sponsor: SOLD - NP Strategy

  • Exclusive recognition as the Welcome Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on event signage and printed materials including the Gala program and invitations (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium and company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Company name or logo prominently displayed at the entrance
  • Opportunity to provide company advertising graphics
  • Eight (8) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Program Sponsor: SOLD - TD Bank

  • Exclusive recognition as the Program Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on event signage and printed materials including the Gala program and invitations (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium and company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Color sponsor message in digital program, subject to approval (deadline applies: September 10, 2021)
  • Eight (8) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Centerpiece Sponsor: SOLD - Synovus

  • Exclusive recognition as the Celebration Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on event signage and printed materials including the Gala program and invitations (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium and company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Eight (8) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Entertainment Sponsor: SOLD - Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd

  • Exclusive recognition as the Entertainment Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on event signage and printed materials including the Gala program and invitations (deadline applies: August 1, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium and company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Eight (8) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Digital Sponsor: SOLD - Zero Gravity

  • Exclusive recognition as the Digital Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo in the Gala program (deadline applies September 10, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium and company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Ten (10) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year
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Production Sponsor: SOLD - Sound & Images

  • Exclusive recognition as the Production Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Annual Gala specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo in the Gala program (deadline applies September 10, 2021)
  • Special recognition from the podium and company name or logo on the screens during the Annual Gala
  • Ten (10) guest tickets to attend the Annual Gala
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

For more information regarding sponsorships or events, please email Ashleigh Conner or call (803) 733-1138.