Sponsorships

Military Affairs Group

Military Advocacy at the Columbia Chamber
Columbia is proudly called “The Most Military Friendly Community in America” as we are home to the US Army’s largest training base at Fort Jackson, the South Carolina National Guard and McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Department of Defense Contractors, and the US Army Reserve. The combined economic impact of these military operations is in excess of $4.1 billion dollars per year. The Chamber’s work in this space includes strengthening relationships between the community and military; supporting military families; and retaining and expanding the local military footprint. The involves interacting with numerous constituents including local leaders, elected officials (city, county, state and federal), and military outreach groups. Outside of our state, the Chamber works closely with colleagues in Washington, DC to monitor military-related legislation and issues.

Why Sponsor?
The economic impact of the military community in Columbia is significant with Fort Jackson alone representing $2.4 billion annually. There are over 250,000 visitors who come to Columbia each year because of the military. These visitors stay in local hotels, dine and shop at local establishments which in turn benefits the Partners of the Chamber through increased business. The benefits of sponsoring military-related activities of the Chamber are two-fold. One, sponsorship of the Military Outreach Group provides an opportunity for Chamber Partners to interact with military leaders and visitors to promote their services. Secondly, supporting the Chamber in regards to military activities allows us to deepen and strengthen the working relationship between us and the entire military presence in our area. An inherent and fundamental benefit which underlines all of the work we do for the military is the extreme gratitude and sincere thanks that our community gives to the military and their families who serve our great nation.

Star Spangled Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Star Spangled Sponsor for Military Affairs
  • Presenting Sponsor and registration at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings (2 attendees)
  • Company name to follow meeting title in all meetings/ events listed above (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
  • Opportunity to address audience and provide welcome at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings
  • Prominent display of logo on the agenda distributed at meetings and programs for events
  • Advertisement on Military Affairs webpage
  • Opportunity to have a spotlight article in Chamber’s eNewsletter
  • List of attendees from each meeting, upon request
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/events
  • Annual sponsorship of quarterly meetings (January, April, August, October)
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Military Affairs event pages
  • Company name listed on printed/digital signage at meetings and events
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Recognition in Military Affairs specific eCommunications
  • Special recognition from the podium during meetings and events
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at the meetings and programs for events, if applicable

Senior Leaders Luncheon - Presenting Sponsor: $1,500 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Senior Leaders Luncheon Presenting Sponsor
  • Registration at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings (2 attendees)
  • Company name to follow event title (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
  • Opportunity to address audience and provide welcome
  • Prominent display of logo on the event agenda
  • Advertisement on Military Affairs webpage
  • Opportunity to have a spotlight article in Chamber’s eNewsletter
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Senior Leaders Luncheon
  • Company name on the event agenda

Military Advocate Sponsor: $500 - Multiple Available

  • Recognition as Military Advocate Sponsor
  • Opportunity to address audience at a quarterly Military Outreach Meeting
  • Registration for (2) attendees at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings
  • List of attendees from each meeting, upon request
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/events
  • Annual sponsorship of quarterly meetings (January, April, August, October)
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Military Affairs webpage and event pages
  • Company name listed on printed/digital signage at meetings and events
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Recognition in Military Affairs specific eCommunications
  • Special recognition from the podium during meetings and events
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at the meetings and programs for events, if applicable

Friends of the Military Sponsor: $250 - Multiple Available

  • Recognition as Military Supporter Sponsor
  • Registration for (2) attendees at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/events
  • Annual sponsorship of quarterly meetings (January, April, August, October)
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Military Affairs webpage and event pages
  • Company name listed on printed/digital signage at meetings and events
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Recognition in Military Affairs specific eCommunications
  • Special recognition from the podium during meetings and events
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at the meetings and programs for events, if applicable

For more information about the Chamber’s Military Affairs Program or military sponsorships, please email Ashleigh Conner or call (803) 733-1138.