Sponsorships

2023 Small Business Breakout

According to the Small Business Administration, nearly 96.9% of all South Carolina businesses are considered small businesses. Within the Columbia Chamber, many of our Partners are small businesses with less than 100 employees. The Chamber is focused on creating and promoting an environment where businesses can flourish. The Small Business Council of the Columbia Chamber serves as an advocate for small business issues in our community and the Small Business Breakouts provide a forum for education, networking, and motivation. These monthly meetings also provide an opportunity for Chamber Partners and those interested in becoming a Chamber Partner, to interact with the small businesses in the region.

The quarterly Northeast Connection meetings bring small businesses in the Northeast Columbia region together to promote growth and enhance community awareness of small businesses that are independently owned and operated in this area. The connection between the Northeast region and downtown Columbia will strengthen relationships, promote growth, and enhance community awareness for small business.

Small Business Breakout Venue: SEGRA Park (1640 Freed Street)

Northeast Connection Venue: TBD

Small Business Breakout and Northeast Connection Dates for 2023 (4nd Tuesday of Every Month):

  • 1/24
  • 2/28
  • 3/28 (Northeast Connection)
  • 4/25
  • 5/23
  • 6/27 (Northeast Connection)
  • NO MEETINGS IN JULY
  • 8/22
  • 9/26 (Northeast Connection)
  • 10/24
  • 11/28 (Northeast Connection)
  • NO MEETINGS IN DECEMBER

Changemaker Sponsor: Exclusive - $5,000

  • Exclusive recognition as the Changemaker Sponsor 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
  • Opportunity for a company representative to have a non-voting seat on the Small Business Council (subject to prior approval)
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Small Business Breakout webpage and registration page
  • Recognition in Small Business Breakout specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the agenda distributed to all attendees at each Small Business Breakout
  • Opportunity to provide speaker and/or topic input for the Small Business Breakouts (subject to prior approval)
  • Opportunity to display promotional materials during each Small Business Breakout including setting up a display table and/or a pop-up banner
  • Opportunity to address the audience at pre-approved Small Business Breakouts
  • Opportunity to moderate one (1) Small Business Breakout
  • Special recognition and company name or logo on the screen at each Small Business Breakout
  • List of attendees from each Small Business Breakout (available upon request)
  • Includes a Northeast Connection Supporter Sponsorship valued at $1,000
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Pacesetter Sponsor: Exclusive - $3,000

  • Recognition as a Pacesetter Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Opportunity for a company representative to have a non-voting seat on the Small Business Council (subject to prior approval)
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Small Business Breakout webpage and registration page
  • Recognition in Small Business Breakout specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the agenda distributed to all attendees at each Small Business Breakout
  • Opportunity to host a networking Ice-Breaker at a pre-approved Small Business Breakout
  • Opportunity to display promotional materials during each Small Business Breakout including setting up a display table and/or a pop-up banner
  • Special recognition and company name or logo on the screen at each Small Business Breakout
  • List of attendees from each Small Business Breakout (available upon request)
  • Includes a Northeast Connection Supporter Sponsorship valued at $500
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Influencer Sponsor: Limited Availability - $2,000

  • Recognition as an Influencer Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Small Business Breakout webpage and registration page
  • Recognition in Small Business Breakout specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the agenda distributed to all attendees at each Small Business Breakout
  • Special recognition and company name or logo on the screen at each Small Business Breakout
  • List of attendees from each Small Business Breakout (available upon request)
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

Supporter Sponsor: Multiple Available - $750

  • Recognition as a Supporter Sponsor and announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Breakfast Briefing registration webpage
  • Recognition in Breakfast Briefing specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on all printed and digital materials including the agenda distributed to all attendees at the Breakfast Briefing
  • Special recognition and company name or logo on the screen at each Small Business Breakout
  • 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.

View more Northeast Connection sponsorship opportunities HERE.