Sponsorships

35th Annual Golf Tournament

Tee It Up with Columbia’s Movers and Shakers

We reached over 9,000 people last year through the communication efforts and had over 150 golfers in attendance. Sponsors are recognized in a variety of ways at this partner-favorite event and you’ll have the opportunity to personally welcome golfers to your tee or green.

Tournament Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive

  • Registration for two teams of four to participate in the Tournament
  • One Goodie per golfer
  • Pre-event and onsite publicity
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  • Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  • Exclusive recognition as the Tournament Sponsor
  • Top Billing in all event advertising
  • Company name to follow event title in media references (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
  • Two Grace Outdoor Billboards
  • Logo on event signage including scorecards, scoreboard, & golfer information sheets
  • Logo on welcome banner
  • Opportunity to address audience during reception
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole
  • Company name and hyperlink on Golf Tournament event page

Champions Lounge Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive

  • Registration for two teams of four to participate in the Tournament
  • One Goodie per golfer
  • Pre-event and onsite publicity
  •  Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  •  Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  •  Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  •  Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  •  Sponsorship fulfillment report
  •  First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)\
  • Exclusive recognition as the Lounge Sponsor
  • Opportunity to showcase products inside the Lounge
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Spirits/Koozie Sponsor: $3,500 - Exclusive

  • Registration for two teams of four to participate in the Tournament
  • One Goodie per golfer
  •  Pre-event and onsite publicity
  •  Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  •  Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  •  Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  •  Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  •  Sponsorship fulfillment report
  •  First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  • Exclusive recognition as the Spirits Sponsor
  • Company logo featured on Koozies
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

19th Hole Reception Sponsor: $3,000 - Exclusive

  • Registration for two teams of four to participate in the Tournament
  •  One Goodie per golfer
  •  Pre-event and onsite publicity
  •  Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  •  Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  •  Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  •  Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  •  Sponsorship fulfillment report
  •  First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  • Exclusive recognition as the 19th Hole Reception Sponsor
  • Opportunity to address audience during reception
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

 

Lunch Sponsor: $3,000 - Exclusive

  • Registration for two teams of four to participate in the Tournament
  •  One Goodie per golfer
  •  Pre-event and onsite publicity
  •  Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  •  Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  •  Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  •  Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  •  Sponsorship fulfillment report
  •  First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  •  Exclusive recognition as the Lunch Sponsor
  •  Company name visible with lunch information
  •  Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Golfer Goodie Sponsor: $2,500 - Exclusive

  •  Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie per Golfer
  • Announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  • Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  • Exclusive recognition as the Golfer Goodie Sponsor
  • Logo printed on Golfer Goodie
  • Remaining items given back to sponsor for company use post-tournament
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Watering Hole Sponsor: $2,000 - Four Available

  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  •  Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie per Golfer
  •  Announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  •  Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  •  Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  •  Sponsorship fulfillment report
  •  First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  •  Recognition as a Watering Hole Sponsor
  •  Company logo on signage at Watering Hole
  •  Company representative has opportunity to serve beverages at Watering Hole
  •  Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Awards Sponsor: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie per Golfer
  • Announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  • Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  • Exclusive recognition as the Award Sponsor
  • Company representative may present awards
  • Logo on awards
  •  Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Beverage Cart Sponsor: $2,000 - Four Available

  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  •  One Goodie per Golfer
  •  Announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  •  Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  •  Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  •  Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  •  Sponsorship fulfillment report
  •  First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  • Recognition as a Beverage Cart Sponsor
  • Company logo on signage on beverage cart
  • Company representative has opportunity to drive a beverage cart
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Rules & Regulations Sponsor: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  •  Pre-event and On-site publicity
  •  One Goodie per Golfer
  •  Announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  •  Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  •  Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  •  Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  •  Sponsorship fulfillment report
  •  First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  •  Exclusive recognition as the Rules & Regulations Sponsor
  •  Announcement of Sponsorship when Rules and Regulations are announced from microphone
  •  Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Welcome Sponsor: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  •  One Goodie per Golfer
  •  Announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  •  Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  •  Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  •  Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  •  Sponsorship fulfillment report
  •  First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  •  Exclusive recognition as Welcome Sponsor
  •  Logo displayed as guests enter event
  •  Opportunity to provide special welcome on digital signage with company advertising graphics at check-in (subject to approval)
  •  Opportunity to have company representatives stand at check-in to welcome golfers
  •  Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Swag Sponsor: $2,000 - Three Available

  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  •  Pre-event and On-site publicity
  •  One Goodie per golfer
  •  Announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  •  Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  •  Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  •  Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  •  Sponsorship fulfillment report
  •  First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  • Recognition as a Swag Sponsor
  • Company may select custom item from suite of available options such as Hat/Visor, Phone Fan, or provide their own Swag
  • Logo printed on selected item
  • Remaining items given back to sponsor for company use post-tournament
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie per golfer
  • Announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  • Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  • Recognition as the Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar Sponsor
  • Company logo on signage
  • Opportunity to welcome golfers with specialty cocktails
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Entertainment Sponsor: $1,000 - Two Available

  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  •  One Goodie per golfer
  •  Announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  •  Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  •  Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  •  Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  •  Sponsorship fulfillment report
  •  First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  • Recognition as the Entertainment Sponsor
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

 

Contest Hole Sponsor: $1,000 - Six Available

  •  Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie per golfer
  • Announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  • Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  • (2) Closest To The Pin (2) Longest Drive (2) Hole-In-One
  •  Recognition as a Contest Hole Sponsor (Closest to The Pin, Longest Drive Challenge, or Hole-In-One Sponsor)
  • Company name featured on contest hole
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Driving Range Practice Sponsor: $1,000 - Exclusive

  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  •  One Goodie per golfer
  •  Announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  •  Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  •  Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  •  Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  •  Sponsorship fulfillment report
  •  First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  • Exclusive recognition as the Driving Range Practice Sponsor
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Mulligan Sponsor: $1,000 - Exclusive

  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie per golfer
  •  Announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  • Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  •  Exclusive recognition as the Mulligan Sponsor
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Tournament Guide Sponsor $1,000 - Exclusive

  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie per golfer
  • Announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  • Golf cart, lunch, and reception included
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: June 1, 2020)
  •  Exclusive recognition as the Program Sponsor
  •  Color sponsor message in program (deadline applies: April 15, 2020)
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole

Tee or Hole Sponsor: $850 - Multiple Available

  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  •  Recognition as a Tee or Hole Sponsor
  • Company name featured on tee box or hole signage
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • One Goodie per golfer
  • Golf cart, lunch and reception included
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report

 

Team Sponsor: $500 - $700 (Potential Partners)

  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  •  Recognition as a Team Sponsor
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • One Goodie per golfer
  • Golf Cart, lunch, and reception included
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report

Professional Par 5 Sponsor: $850 - 2 Available

  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  • Recognition as the Professional Par 5 Sponsor
  •  Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • One Goodie per golfer
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole
  • Golf cart, lunch and reception included
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report

Raffle Item Provider: Donation of the Item ($500 + Value)

  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  • Recognition as providing a raffle item
  • Opportunity to promote your business to the Chamber’s Partners

Tent, Chairs, and Table Rental: $275

  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  • Tee or Hole Sponsors are welcome to bring their own tent, table, and chairs or we will be happy to set up these items for you.
  • This rental includes a 10×10 tent with signage, (1) 6’ skirted table, and (2) chairs.

Single Mulligan: $30 Team Mulligans: $100

  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications

Golf Cart Rental: $30 Extra 6' Table with 2 Chairs: $25 each

  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications

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

118th Annual Gala

Our Biggest, 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. Last year the gala attracted over 460 attendees from a variety of industries including finance & insurance, advertising & media, legal, government, construction, real estate, and health care.

Presenting Sponsor: $16,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021
  • Exclusive recognition as the Presenting Sponsor
  •  Recognition on Gala invitations and announcements (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Two Grace Outdoor Billboards
  • Company name to follow event title in media references (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
  • Prominent placement in all event advertising
  • Opportunity to address audience and welcome them to the Gala
  • Company representative and guest to be seated at a head table and recognized from the podium
  • Opportunity to place an item in Swag Bag (subject to approval)
  • Table for ten guests

Impact Sponsor: $10,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021
  • Exclusive recognition as the Impact Sponsor
  • Recognition in Gala invitation and announcements (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Sponsor of ice sculpture at general reception
  • Logo included on Swag Bag
  • Opportunity to place an item in Swag Bag (subject to approval)
  • Prominent placement in all event advertising
  • Opportunity to address audience and provide closing remarks Gala
  • Company representative and guest to be seated at a head table and recognized from the podium
  • Table for ten guests

Ambassador of the Year Sponsor: $8,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021
  • Exclusive recognition as the Ambassador of the Year Sponsor
  • Recognition in the Gala invitation and announcements (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Opportunity to present the Ambassador of the Year Award
  • Company logo on the award
  • Opportunity to place an item in Swag Bag (subject to approval)
  • Company representative and guest to be seated at a head table and recognized from the podium
  • Table for ten guests

Spirits Sponsor: $8,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021 (deadline applies: January 31, 2020)
  • Exclusive recognition as the Spirits Sponsor
  • Recognition in Gala invitation and announcements (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Logo on customized champagne bottle given to all attendees
  • Logo on wine bottles placed at designated tables during the dinner
  • Opportunity to place an item in Swag Bag (subject to approval)
  • Table for ten guests

Swag Bag Sponsor: $8,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021 (deadline applies: January 31, 2020)
  • Exclusive recognition as sponsor of the Swag Bag
  • Recognition in Gala invitation and announcements (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Logo on Swag Bag given to over 700 attendees
  • Opportunity to place an item in Swag Bag (subject to approval)
  • Table for ten guests

Red Carpet Sponsor: $8,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021 (deadline applies: January 31, 2020)
  • Exclusive recognition as the Red Carpet Sponsor
  • Recognition in Gala invitation and announcements (deadlines applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Official photos posted on social media
  • Opportunity to place an item in Swag Bag (subject to approval)
  • Logo on backdrop for official Gala red carpet photos
  • Table for ten guests

VIP Reception Sponsor: $8,500 - Exclusive

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

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Abundant pre-event visibility (all promotions and on-site publicity)
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: September 13, 2020)
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company name and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021 (deadline applies: January 31, 2020)
  • Exclusive recognition as the VIP Reception Sponsor
  • Logo on VIP Reception invitation (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Logo signage at each bar during VIP reception
  • Logo on VIP Reception Tickets
  • Logo on cocktail napkins
  • Recognition in the Gala invitation (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Eight additional tickets to private VIP Reception (10 Total)
  • Opportunity to place an item in swag bag (subject to approval)
  • Table for ten guests

Reception Sponsor: $8,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Abundant pre-event visibility (all promotions and on-site publicity)
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: September 13, 2020)
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company name and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021 (deadline applies: January 31, 2020)
  • Exclusive recognition as the Reception Sponsor
  • Recognition in the Gala invitation (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Logo on cocktail napkins
  • Logo on signage on each bar
  • Opportunity to place an item in swag bag (subject to approval)
  • Table for ten guests

Award Sponsor: $5,000 - Four Opportunities Available

Public Servant of the Year
Young Professional of the Year
Diplomat of the Year
Military Advocate of the Year

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: September 13, 2020)
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021
  • Exclusive recognition as an Award Sponsor for specified award (options listed above)
  • Opportunity to present specified award
  • Photo opportunity on stage with award winner
  • Logo appears on the screens at the beginning of specified award presentation
  • Company name listed with sponsored award announcements (deadline applies: May 15, 2020)
  • Logo on specified award
  • Table for eight guests

 

Celebration Reception Sponsor: $5,000 Exclusive

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

  •  Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: September 13, 2020)
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021
  • Exclusive recognition as the Celebration Reception Sponsor
  • Logo signage during Celebration Reception
  • Logo on cocktail napkins
  • Table for eight guests

Valet Parking Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: September 13, 2020)
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021
  • Exclusive recognition as the Valet Parking Sponsor
  • Opportunity to park specialty cars at venue (if applicable i.e. car dealership)
  • Special recognition signage at valet stand
  • Recognition in the Gala invitation (deadline applies: August 1, 2020)
  • Opportunity to provide promotional items to be distributed as guests claim their vehicles
  • Table for eight guests

Welcome Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: September 13, 2020)
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021
  • Exclusive recognition as the Welcome Sponsor
  • Logo on the 12 foot video screens flanking the entrance from the Valet and the VIP Reception
  • Opportunity to provide company advertising graphics
  • Table for eight guests

Program Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: September 13, 2020)
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021
  • Exclusive recognition as the Program Sponsor
  • Color sponsor message in program (deadline applies: September 13, 2020)
  • Table for eight guests

Centerpiece Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: September 13, 2020)
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021
  • Exclusive recognition as the Centerpiece Sponsor
  • Table for eight guests

VIP Reception Ice Sculpture Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: September 13, 2020)
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021
  • Exclusive recognition as the VIP Ice Sculpture Sponsor
  • Logo incorporated into Ice Sculpture
  • Table for eight guests

Metal Works Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: September 13, 2020)
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021
  • Exclusive recognition as the Metal Works Sponsor
  • Company name incorporated into custom metal sculpture
  • Table for eight guests

Platinum Sponsor: $5,000 - Limited Availability

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
  • Premier reserved seating at the Gala
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Logo in the Gala program (deadline applies: September 13, 2020)
  • Two tickets to private VIP Reception
  • Special bottle of red and white wine at reserved table
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Gala
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Gala webpage
  • Recognition in Gala specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021
  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor
  • Table for ten guests

Gold Sponsor: $2,500 - Limited Availability

  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Company name in the Gala program
  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor
  • Table for eight guests
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala

Silver Sponsor: $2,000 - Limited Availability

  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Company name in the Gala program
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor
  • Table for eight guests
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala

Bronze Sponsor: $1,000 - Limited Availability

  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Company name in the Gala program
  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor
  • Seats for four guests
  • General reserved seating at the Gala

 

Supporter Sponsor: $750 - Limited Availability

  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name listed on the screens during the Gala
  • Company name in the Gala program
  • Recognition as a Supporter Sponsor
  • Seats for two guests
  • General reserved seating at the Gala

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

2020 Public Policy Committee & Reception

What is the Public Policy Committee?
The Columbia Chamber strives to promote issues that are important to regional growth and support public policy and economic development. By creating and maintaining a unified body, we continue to make great progress in developing a regional vision.

Why Sponsor?
Our Partners represent some of the region’s most important and influential corporate leaders, small business owners, young professionals, educators, and more. This is an opportunity for Chamber Partners to interact with the local legislators, City and County Council, and key staff.

Changemaker Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive Annually

  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Public Policy Agenda webpage
  • Recognition in Public Policy specific eCommunications
  • Recognition on signage and printed materials for Public Policy event
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: July 1, 2020)
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Public Policy event
  • Exclusive recognition as the Changemaker Sponsor
  • Seat on Public Policy Committee (non-voting)
  • Presenting Sponsor at Public Policy event
  • Company name to follow Public Policy event title in media reference (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
  • Prominent placement in all Public Policy pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Public Policy event webpage
  • Opportunity to address audience and welcome them at the Public Policy event
  • Registration for ten guests at Public Policy event

Influencer Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive Annually

  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Public Policy Agenda webpage
  • Recognition in Public Policy specific eCommunications
  • Recognition on signage and printed materials for Public Policy event
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: July 1, 2020)
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Public Policy event
  • Exclusive recognition as the Influencer Sponsor
  • Seat on Public Policy Committee (non-voting)
  • Keynote Speaker Sponsor at Public Policy event
  • Public Policy pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Opportunity to address the audience and present keynote speaker
  • Registration for ten guests at Public Policy event

Public Policy Agenda Sponsor: $3,000 - Exclusive Annually

  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Public Policy Agenda webpage
  • Recognition in Public Policy specific eCommunications
  • Recognition on signage and printed materials for Public Policy event
  •  Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline applies: July 1, 2020)
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Public Policy event
  • Exclusive recognition as the Agenda Sponsor
  • Company logo on annual agenda
  • Public Policy pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Registration for eight guests at Public Policy event

Motivator Sponsor: $1,500 - Limited Availability

  • Company logo and hyperlink on Public Policy Agenda webpage for the year
  • Recognition in Public Policy specific eCommunications
  • Recognition on signage and printed materials at Public Policy event
  • Recognition as a Motivator Sponsor
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Registration for eight guests at Public Policy event

Supporter Sponsor: $750 - Limited Availability

  • Company logo and hyperlink on Public Policy Agenda webpage for the year
  • Recognition in Public Policy specific eCommunications
  • Recognition on signage and printed materials at Public Policy event
  • Recognition as a Supporter Sponsor
  • Registration for four guests at Public Policy event

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

Issues Forum

About Issues Forum
Chamber Issues Forum addresses topics facing our Chamber Partners and the business community of the greater Columbia region. Meetings are focused on current topics, including challenges and opportunities for the growth of our region. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month, except July, at 8:00 AM. Meetings are open to all Partners and prospective Partners.

Why Sponsor?
Our Partners represent some of the region’s most important and influential corporate leaders, small business owners, young professionals, educators, and more. Market your business and get your brand noticed at this monthly forum with the business community.

Changemaker Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive Annually

  • Exclusive recognition as the Changemaker Sponsor of the Issues Forum
  • Company name to follow event title in media references (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
  • Opportunity to serve on Issues Forum planning committee including speaker input
  • Opportunity to moderate (1) Issue Forum
  • Opportunity to address the audience during Issues Forum
  • Opportunity to have a spotlight article in eNewsletter
  • Rotating advertisement on Chamber’s website for full year of sponsorship
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at Issues Forum
  • List of attendees from each Issues Forum, upon request
  • Logo appears on the screen during all Issues Forums
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2020 (deadline applies: July 1, 2019)
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity (may have table and promotional items at events)
  • Company name listed in all printed materials including agenda distributed at Issue Forum
  • Company name and hyperlink on sponsored Issues Forum webpage
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Recognition on all Issues Forum specific eCommunications
  • Registration at all Issues Forums
  • Special recognition from the podium during Issues Forums

Influencer Sponsor: $2,000 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as an Influencer Sponsor
  • Opportunity to address the audience during Issues Forum in the sponsored month
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at Issues Forum in the sponsored month
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity (may have table and promotional items at events)
  • Company name listed in all printed materials including agenda distributed at Issue Forum
  • Company name and hyperlink on sponsored Issues Forum webpage
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Recognition on all Issues Forum specific eCommunications
  • Registration at all Issues Forums
  • Special recognition from the podium during Issues Forums

Supporter Sponsor: $500 - Unlimited

  • Recognition as a Supporter Sponsor
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity (may have table and promotional items at events)
  • Company name listed in all printed materials including agenda distributed at Issue Forum
  • Company name and hyperlink on sponsored Issues Forum webpage
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Recognition on all Issues Forum specific eCommunications
  • Registration at all Issues Forums
  • Special recognition from the podium during Issues Forums

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

2020 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.

Changemaker Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive Annually

  • 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
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at council meetings and breakouts
  • Company name listed in printed materials
  • Company name and hyperlink 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 2021 (deadline: July 1, 2020)
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/breakouts (may have table & promotional items at events)
  • Logo on marketing communications specific to the Small Business Council
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at council meetings and breakouts
  • Company name listed in printed materials
  • Company name and hyperlink 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 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 home page during Small Business Week in May

Pacesetter Sponsor: $3,000 - Exclusive Annually

  • 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
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at council meetings and breakouts
  • Company name listed in printed materials
  • Company name and hyperlink 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• 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 2020
  • Opportunity to 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
  • 25% discount on Palmetto Business Expo Booth or Sponsorship
  • Includes Supporter Sponsorship of Northeast Connection

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 (may have table & promotional items at events)
  • Logo on marketing communications specific to the Small Business Council
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at council meetings and breakouts
  • Company name listed in printed materials
  • Company name and hyperlink 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 (may have table & promotional items at events)
  • Logo on marketing communications specific to the Small Business Council
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at council meetings and breakouts
  • Company name listed in printed materials
  • Company name and hyperlink 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.

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

  • 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
  • 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

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

  • 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
  • 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

Military Advocate Sponsor: $500 - Multiple Available

  • 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
  • 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

Friends of the Military Sponsor: $250 - Multiple Available

  • 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
  • Recognition as Military Supporter Sponsor
  • Registration for (2) attendees at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings

For more information about the Chamber’s Military Affairs Program or military sponsorships, please email Susan Vaughn McPherson or call (803) 733-1148.

Midlands Youth Apprenticeship Program

What is the Midlands Youth Apprenticeship (MYA) program?
The Midlands Youth Apprenticeship (MYA) is a program designed to help create a talent pipeline for area businesses while creating a viable workplace path for students after high school. It is enhanced by a partnership with Midlands Technical College. Students involved in the Youth Apprenticeship Program take normal high school classes while simultaneously attending Midlands Technical College two to three days a week in dual enrollment classes. At the end of a two-year program, students will have earned a high school diploma, certification in a specific field from Midlands Tech, credentialing from the U.S. Department of Labor, and two years of paid work experience. The businesses who participate in this program will have created a worker who is ready on Day One to work in the specialized positions that their company requires.

Why give?
The MYA program fulfills a need expressed by businesses for skilled workers and equips a high school student with a job that can provide a solid and stable foundation upon which to build a prosperous life. MYA creates a talent pipeline for area businesses while creating a viable workplace path for students after high school. Your donation enables the Chamber to continue to enroll students in this program which in turn creates workers for the future.

All donations are tax-deductible. 

Signing Day Sponsor: $2,500 - Exclusive Annually

  • Exclusive recognition as the Signing Day Sponsor
  • Company name to follow event title in media references (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
  • Opportunity to provide welcome at Signing Day event
  • Opportunity to have a spotlight article in eNewsletter
  • Rotating advertisement on Chamber’s website for full year of sponsorship
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at event
  • Recognition by Chamber staff during event
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for 2021 (deadline applies: July 1, 2020)

For more information about MYA Program, please email Chelsey Allen or call (803) 733-1133.

Partner Engagement

The Columbia Chamber strives to engage our Partners by providing opportunities for growth through networking. Columbia Chamber Partners have the opportunity to gather with fellow Partners in an informal setting that won’t disrupt the busy workday. Partner Engagements are a fun and rewarding way to meet people from different industries and highlight your business at a relaxed after hours event.

All sponsors must be a current Chamber Partner in good standing.

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Host Sponsor: Free - Exclusive

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement as the Host Sponsor on social media
  • Provide venue at no charge
  • Provide at least two food items and necessary plates, napkins, utensils, etc. for at least 75 guests at no charge (Chamber will provide final guarantee headcount 3 business days in advance
  • Provide at least one alcoholic* and non-alcoholic beverage option (Drink tickets may be distributed by the Chamber upon request in order to limit the number of drinks per attendee. Minimum one alcoholic drink per attendee.)
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Opportunity to showcase products, services, coupons, literature, and other promotional materials
  • Opportunity to provide door prize(s) during specified Partner Engagement
  • Company name listing on the Columbia Chamber calendar with sponsored Partner Engagement
  • Recognition in Partner Engagement in specific eCommunications
  • Pictures taken at the event will be posted on social media
  • Company logo & hyperlink on the Chamber’s Partner Engagement webpage
  • List of attendees, upon request

* Any Host Sponsor agrees to accept all duties and responsibilities concerning the service of alcohol. Responsibility for supervising the service of alcohol and not over serving individual patrons is that of the Host Sponsor. The Columbia Chamber is not responsible for any matter concerning the service of alcohol. The Columbia Chamber is not a licensee or vendor of alcohol. All sponsors must be a current Chamber Partner in good standing.

Current Host Sponsors

2020 Hosts

For more information regarding Partner Engagements, please email Anna Peterson or call (803) 733-1155.

2020 Partner Orientation

The Columbia Chamber strives to connect with our new Partners by hosting a quarterly orientation and reception. New or current Partners may attend to meet the staff, introduce their business, and familiarize themselves with the variety of benefits the Chamber offers. This sponsorship opportunity is a great way to welcome new Partners and be one of the first businesses to connect with them.

All sponsors must be a current Chamber Partner in good standing.

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Presenting Sponsor: $1,000 - (Exclusive) - SOLD: Splash Omnimedia

  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement as the Presenting Sponsor on social media
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Opportunity to showcase products, services, coupons, literature, and other promotional materials
  • Opportunity to provide door prize(s)
  • Company logo & hyperlink on the Partner Orientation’s webpages
  • List of attendees, upon request
  • Opportunity to address audience

Annual Exclusive Opportunity includes (4) Partner Orientations - $1,000

Scheduled Partner Orientations for 2020:

Partner-to-Partner Sponsor

  • Opportunity to showcase products, services, coupons, literature, and other promotional materials to new and existing Partners during event and throughout annual partnership
  • Recognition by Chamber Staff during program
  • Company logo & hyperlink on the Partner Orientation’s event page

For more information regarding Partner Orientation, please email Anna Peterson or call (803) 733-1155.