Sponsorships

2022 Small Business Council

Support and Reach Small Businesses

The Columbia Chamber’s Small Business Council’s mission is to promote growth and enhance community awareness of women-owned, minority-owned and small businesses. This is an opportunity for Chamber Partners to interact with the small businesses in the region.

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Changemaker Sponsor: SOLD - BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/breakouts (Opportunity to provide promotional items at events)
  • Logo on marketing communications specific to the Small Business Council and on the agenda distributed at council meetings and breakouts
  • Company name listed in printed materials and hyperlink included on Small Business Council webpage
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Recognition in Small Business Week specific eCommunications
  • Registration to attend any local Small Business Week event

Small Business Council Impact

  • Exclusive recognition as the Changemaker Sponsor of Small Business Council
  • Company name to follow event title in media references (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
  • Two Grace Outdoor Billboards
  • Seat on Small Business Council (non-voting)
  • Opportunity to present at one breakout session (10 sessions available in a year)
  • Opportunity to provide welcome at meetings and breakout sessions
  • Opportunity to have a spotlight article in eNewsletter
  • Rotating advertisement on Chamber’s website for full year of sponsorship
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline: July 1)

Small Business Week Event Impact 

  • Exclusive recognition as the Changemaker Sponsor of Small Business Week (first week of May annually)
  • Sponsorship publicity on materials pertaining to Small Business Week
  • Advertising on Chamber website during Small Business Week in May
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Pacesetter Sponsor: SOLD - Splash Omnimedia

  • Exclusive recognition as Pacesetter Sponsor of Small Business Council
  • Opportunity to be highlighted on Chamber’s Small Business video including company logo, company representative speaking
  • Opportunity to present at one breakout session (10 sessions available in a year)
  • Seat on Small Business Council (non-voting)
  • Opportunity to share table with Columbia Chamber at Small Business Week and provide speaker at Northeast Connection Meeting
  • Opportunity for live video on social media
  • Opportunity to host Ice-Breaker Event for Northeast Connection Meeting and Small Business Council at a regularly scheduled Breakout
  • Includes Supporter Sponsorship of Northeast Connection
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/breakouts (Opportunity to provide promotional items at events)
  • Logo on marketing communications specific to the Small Business Council and on the agenda distributed at council meetings and breakouts
  • Company name listed in printed materials and hyperlink included on Small Business Council webpage
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Recognition in Small Business Week specific eCommunications
  • Registration to attend any local Small Business Week event

Influencer Sponsor: $2,000 - Limited Availability, Annual

  • Recognition as an Influencer Sponsor
  • Seat on Small Business Council (non-voting)
  • Opportunity to provide speaker for (1) breakout session
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/breakouts (Opportunity to provide promotional items at events)
  • Logo on marketing communications specific to the Small Business Council and on the agenda distributed at council meetings and breakouts
  • Company name listed in printed materials and hyperlink included on Small Business Council webpage
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Recognition in Small Business Week specific eCommunications
  • Registration to attend any local Small Business Week event

Supporter Sponsor: $750 - Unlimited Availability, Annual

  • Recognition as a Supporter Sponsor
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/breakouts (Opportunity to provide promotional items at events)
  • Logo on marketing communications specific to the Small Business Council and on the agenda distributed at council meetings and breakouts
  • Company name listed in printed materials and hyperlink included on Small Business Council webpage
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Recognition in Small Business Week specific eCommunications
  • Registration to attend any local Small Business Week event

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