Sponsorships

Great American Defense Community Celebration Breakfast

The greater Columbia Region will be honored in June at the Association of Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, DC as a Great American Defense Community (GADC). To celebrate this award and all of the organizations that help make us a GADC Community, the Columbia Chamber will host The Great American Defense Community Appreciation Breakfast on May 22, 2019. This breakfast will unite the military with the business community so that we can celebrate together this distinguished award. The Chamber will show its appreciation to honorees from the SC Military Base Task Force, WIS TV Year of the Veteran, Fort Jackson Educational – Student Ambassador Program, University of South Carolina Education Outreach Program, and Fort Jackson Spousal Employment Program.

GADC Family Activity Sheet: $2,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Navy Federal Credit Union

  • Company logo recognition on activity sheet distributed to all restaurants in the greater Columbia region
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/events
  • Annual sponsorship of quarterly meetings (January, April, July, 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 (deadline applies: January 1, 2020)
  • Special recognition from the podium during meetings and events
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings and Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at the meetings and programs for events if applicable
  • Registration for (2) attendees at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings, and (8) attendees at the Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast

GADC City Flags: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Company logo recognition on city pole banners in the greater Columbia region
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/events
  • Annual sponsorship of quarterly meetings (January, April, July, 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 (deadline applies: January 1, 2020)
  • Special recognition from the podium during meetings and events
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings and Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at the meetings and programs for events if applicable
  • Registration for (2) attendees at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings, and (8) attendees at the Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast

GADC Puppy PAALS: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Company logo recognition located on PAALS puppy at the Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • A portion of your sponsorship will be donated to PAALS
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/events
  • Annual sponsorship of quarterly meetings (January, April, July, 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 (deadline applies: January 1, 2020)
  • Special recognition from the podium during meetings and events
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings and Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at the meetings and programs for events if applicable
  • Registration for (2) attendees at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings, and (8) attendees at the Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast

GADC Taxi Cabs: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Company logo recognition in greater Columbia Region taxi cabs welcoming visitors to our Great American Defense Community
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/events
  • Annual sponsorship of quarterly meetings (January, April, July, 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 (deadline applies: January 1, 2020)
  • Special recognition from the podium during meetings and events
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings and Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at the meetings and programs for events if applicable
  • Registration for (2) attendees at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings, and (8) attendees at the Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast

GADC Summit Swag: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Company logo recognition on special swag item being distributed at the Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, DC in June when the Columbia Chamber accepts the Great American Defense Community Award on behalf of the greater Columbia Region
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/events
  • Annual sponsorship of quarterly meetings (January, April, July, 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 (deadline applies: January 1, 2020)
  • Special recognition from the podium during meetings and events
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings and Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at the meetings and programs for events if applicable
  • Registration for (2) attendees at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings, and (8) attendees at the Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast

GADC Celebration Breakfast Gift: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Company logo recognition on special gift distributed to all attendees at the Great American Defense Community Celebration Breakfast
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/events
  • Annual sponsorship of quarterly meetings (January, April, July, 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 (deadline applies: January 1, 2020)
  • Special recognition from the podium during meetings and events
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings and Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at the meetings and programs for events if applicable
  • Registration for (2) attendees at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings, and (8) attendees at the Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast

Gold Sponsor: $2,000 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor
  • Table for eight guests
  • Company name on reserved table at the Breakfast
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name listed on the screens during the GADC Celebration Breakfast
  • Company name in the GADC Celebration Breakfast program (deadline applies: May 15, 2019)

Silver Sponsor: $1,500 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor
  • Table for six guests
  • Company name on reserved table at the Breakfast
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name listed on the screens during the GADC Celebration Breakfast
  • Company name in the GADC Celebration Breakfast program (deadline applies: May 15, 2019)

Bronze Sponsor: $750 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor
  • Seats for four guests
  • General reserved seating at the Breakfast
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name listed on the screens during the GADC Celebration Breakfast
  • Company name in the GADC Celebration Breakfast program (deadline applies: May 15, 2019)

 

Supporter Sponsor: $500 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Supporter Sponsor
  • Seats for two guests
  • General reserved seating at the Breakfast
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name listed on the screens during the GADC Celebration Breakfast
  • Company name in the GADC Celebration Breakfast program (deadline applies: May 15, 2019)

Individual Admission - Limited Availability

  • Partner Seat $45
  • Potential Partner Seat $55

For more information regarding Military Affairs, please email Susan McPherson or call (803) 733-1148.

34th 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.

Spirits/Koozie Sponsor: $3,500 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Spirits Sponsor
  • Company logo featured on Koozies
  • Company may set up on a tee box or on a hole
  • Registration for two teams of four to participate in the Tournament
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Pre-event and onsite publicity
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Hole-In-One Sponsor: $2,000 - Two Available - One SOLD: Event Rentals

  • Recognition as Hole-In-One Sponsor
  • Company name featured on hole signage
  • Opportunity for company to set up on hole green
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • Announcement of 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Beverage Cart Sponsor: $2,000 - Four Available - Three SOLD: Wells Fargo, Schmoyer and Company, LLC, Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

  • Recognition as a Beverage Cart Sponsor
  • Company logo on signage on beverage cart
  • Company representative has opportunity to drive a beverage cart
  • Opportunity for company to set up at a tee box or on a hole
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • Announcement of 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Welcome Sponsor: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • 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
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • Announcement of 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Swag Sponsor: $2,000 - Three Available - 1 SOLD: Synovus

  • Recognition as a Swag Sponsor
  • Company may select custom item from suite of available options
  • Logo printed on selected item
  • Remaining items given back to sponsor for company use post-tournament
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • Announcement of 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Contest Hole Sponsor: $1,000 - Four Available - Two SOLD: Aspire4More, Founders Federal Credit Union

Closest To The Pin and Longest Drive

  • Recognition as a Contest Hole Sponsor (Closest to The Pin or Longest Drive Challenge)
  • Company name featured on contest hole or putting green or driving range signage
  • Opportunity for company to set up at a tee box or on a hole
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • Announcement of 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Tournament Program Sponsor: $1,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Program Sponsor
  • Color sponsor message in program (deadline applies: May 15, 2019)
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • Announcement of 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Entertainment Sponsor: $1,000 - Two Available

  • Exclusive recognition as the Entertainment Sponsor
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Tee or Hole Sponsor: $850 - Multiple Available - TWO SOLD: TapSnap

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

Team Sponsor: $500/$700 for Potential Partners - Multiple Available

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

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

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

Tent, Chairs, and Table Rental: $275

  • 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.

Mulligans

Individual: $30

Team: $100

Tournament Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Intellisystems

  • Exclusive recognition as the Tournament Sponsor
  • Top Billing in all event advertising
  • Logo on event signage including scorecards and golfer information sheets
  • Logo on welcome banner
  • Opportunity to address audience during reception
  • Company may set up on a tee box or on a hole
  • Registration for two teams to participate in the Tournament
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Pre-event and onsite publicity
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Golf Tournament event webpage
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor this level in 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Champions Lounge Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Hall's ChopHouse, Party Reflections, Sounds & Images

  • Exclusive recognition as the Lounge Sponsor
  • Opportunity to showcase products inside the Lounge
  • Company has opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole
  • Registration for two teams to participate in the Tournament
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Pre-event and onsite publicity
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Golf Tournament event webpage
  • Recognition in Golf Tournament specific eCommunications
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor this level in 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

19th Hole Reception Sponsor: $3,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Wild Wing Café

  • Exclusive recognition as the 19th Hole Reception Sponsor
  • Opportunity to address audience during reception
  • Company has opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole
  • Registration for two teams of four to participate in the Tournament
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Pre-event and onsite publicity
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Lunch Sponsor: $3,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Clean Eatz

  • Exclusive recognition as the Lunch Sponsor
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company name visible with lunch information
  • Opportunity for company to set up at a tee box or on a hole
  • Registration for two teams of four to participate in the Tournament
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • Company name and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Pre-event and onsite publicity
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Golfer Goodie Sponsor: $2,500 - Exclusive - SOLD: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

  • Exclusive recognition as the Golfer Goodie Sponsor
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Logo printed on Golfer Goodie
  • Remaining items given back to sponsor for company use post-tournament
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Award Sponsor: $2,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Palmetto Kustom Karts

  • Exclusive recognition as the Award Sponsor
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company representative may present awards
  • Logo on awards
  • Company has opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Rules & Regulations Sponsor: $2,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Sounds & Images

  • Exclusive recognition as the Rules & Regulations Sponsor
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Announcement of Sponsorship when Rules and Regulations are announced from microphone
  • Company has opportunity to set up on a tee box
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

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

  • Recognition as the Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar Sponsor
  • Company logo on signage
  • Opportunity to welcome golfers with specialty cocktails
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • Announcement of 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Driving Range Practice Sponsor: $1,000 - SOLD: PNC Bank

  • Recognition as the Driving Range Practice Sponsor
  • Company name featured on driving range signage
  • Opportunity for company to set up at a tee box or on a hole
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • Pre-event and On-site publicity
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: June 1, 2019)

Professional Par 5 Sponsor: $650 - Two Available - TWO SOLD: First Response

  • Recognition as the Professional Par 5 Sponsor
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Tournament
  • One Goodie Bag per golfer
  • Golf cart, lunch and reception included
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • 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.

117th 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.

VIP Reception Ice Sculpture Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the VIP Ice Sculpture Sponsor
  • Logo incorporated into Ice Sculpture
  • Table for eight guests
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

General Reception Metal Works Sculpture Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Metal Works Sponsor
  • Company name incorporated into custom metal sculpture
  • Table for eight guests
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Platinum Sponsor: $4,000 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Platinum Sponsor
  • Table for ten guests
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Gold Sponsor: $2,000 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Gold Sponsor
  • Table for eight guests
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala
  • 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

Silver Sponsor: $1,500 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor
  • Table for eight guests
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala
  • 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

Bronze Sponsor: $750 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor
  • Seats for four guests
  • General reserved seating at the Gala
  • 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

Supporter Sponsor: $500 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Supporter Sponsor
  • Seats for two guests
  • General reserved seating at the Gala
  • 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

Presenting Sponsor: $15,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: BCBSSC

  • Exclusive recognition as the Presenting Sponsor
  • Recognition on Gala invitations and announcements (deadline applies: August 1, 2019)
  • 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
  • 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, 2019)
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala
  • Special bottle of red or 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Spirits Sponsor: $8,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Gregory Electric Co.

  • Exclusive recognition as the Spirits Sponsor
  • Recognition in Gala invitation and announcements (deadline applies: August 1, 2019)
  • 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
  • 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, 2019)
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala
  • Special bottle of red or 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Swag Bag Sponsor: $7,500 - Exclusive - SOLD: Sun Solutions

  • Exclusive recognition as sponsor of the Swag Bag
  • Recognition in Gala invitation and announcements (deadline applies: August 1, 2019)
  • Logo on Swag Bag given to over 700 attendees
  • Opportunity to place an item in Swag Bag (subject to approval)
  • Table for ten guests
  • 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, 2019)
  • Company name on reserved table at Gala
  • Special bottle of red or 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Award Sponsor: $7,500 - Four Exclusive Opportunities - SOLD OUT

Public Servant of the Year – SOLD: Dominion Energy

Young Professional of the Year – SOLD: BB&T

Diplomat of the Year – SOLD: Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A.

Military Advocate of the Year – SOLD: Elliott Davis

  • 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, 2019)
  • Logo on specified award
  • Table for eight guests
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Ambassador of the Year Sponsor: $7,500 - Exclusive - SOLD: Colonial Life

  • Exclusive recognition as the Ambassador of the Year Sponsor
  • Recognition in the Gala invitation and announcements (deadline applies: August 1, 2019)
  • 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 the head table and recognized from the podium
  • Table for ten guests
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Red Carpet Sponsor: $7,500 - Exclusive - SOLD: Bank of America

  • Exclusive recognition as the Red Carpet Sponsor
  • Recognition in Gala invitation and announcements (deadlines applies: August 1, 2019)
  • 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
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

VIP Reception Sponsor: $7,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Ogletree Deakins

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 recognition as the VIP Reception Sponsor
  • Logo on VIP Reception invitation (deadline applies: August 1, 2019)
  • 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, 2019)
  • Eight additional tickets to private VIP Reception (10 Total)
  • Opportunity to place an item in swag bag (subject to approval)
  • Table for ten guests
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Reception Sponsor: $6,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Intellisystems

  • Recognition as the Reception Sponsor
  • Recognition in the Gala invitation (deadline applies: August 1, 2019)
  • 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
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Valet Parking Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Jaguar

  • 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, 2019)
  • Opportunity to provide promotional items to be distributed as guests claim their vehicles
  • Table for eight guests
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Celebration Reception Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: SEGRA

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

  • Exclusive recognition as the Celebration Reception Sponsor
  • Logo signage during Celebration Reception
  • Logo on cocktail napkins
  • Table for eight guest
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Welcome Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: TD Bank

  • 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
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Program Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Wells Fargo

  • Exclusive recognition as the Program Sponsor
  • Color sponsor message on inside back cover of program (deadline applies: September 13, 2019)
  • Table for eight guests
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Centerpiece Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Synovus

  • Exclusive recognition as the Centerpiece Sponsor
  • Table for eight guests
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

Entertainment Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

  • Exclusive recognition as the Entertainment Sponsor
  • Logo displayed during dinner
  • Table for eight guests
  • 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, 2019)
  • 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 2020 (deadline applies: January 31, 2019)

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

2019 Power in Heels

What is Power in Heels?
Power Partnership in the Columbia Chamber allows companies to engage in a meaningful way, getting you in front of the industry and government leaders of interest to you and your business. Exclusive Power Partner events are held throughout the year to provide greater opportunities to interact with key government, military, and business leaders in our region. Power in Heels is an evening for female Power Partners to network and talk with women in business in the Midlands.

Swag Sponsor: Donation of Product

  • Recognition as a Swag Sponsor
  • Opportunity to place your company’s item in Swag Bag
  • Opportunity to promote your business to the Chamber’s Power Partners
  • Opportunity to bring 4 guests (please observe that this event is female only)
  • Recognition in Power in Heels specific eCommunications (exclusive Power Partner audience)
  • Social media post-event
  • Company name listed in all event marketing and eCommunications
  • Sponsorship recognition on eBlast “thank you” to guest list

Raffle Item Sponsor: Donation of Item ($100+ Value)

  • Recognition as a Raffle Item Sponsor
  • Opportunity to promote your business to the Chamber’s Power Partners
  • Opportunity to bring 4 guests (please observe that this event is female only)
  • Recognition in Power in Heels specific eCommunications (exclusive Power Partner audience)
  • Social media post-event
  • Company name listed in all event marketing and eCommunications
  • Sponsorship recognition on eBlast “thank you” to guest list

Host Sponsor - Exclusive - SOLD: Capital City Club

Host venue to provide location, hors d’oeurves, beer/wine, specialty cocktails, raffle item, and photo booth

  • Recognition as the Host Sponsor
  • Opportunity to bring 15 guests (please observe that this event is female only)
  • Opportunity to provide the welcome toast
  • Chamber will provide contact list of all guests, upon request
  • Recognition in Power in Heels specific eCommunications (exclusive Power Partner audience)
  • Social media post-event
  • Company name listed in all event marketing and eCommunications
  • Sponsorship recognition on eBlast “thank you” to guest list

Valet Sponsor: $1,500 - Exclusive - SOLD: Edward Jones

  • Recognition as the Valet Sponsor
  • Special recognition at valet stand
  • Opportunity to provide promotional items to be distributed as guests claim their vehicles
  • Opportunity to address audience
  • Opportunity to bring eight guests (please observe that this event is female only)
  • Recognition in Power in Heels specific eCommunications (exclusive Power Partner audience)
  • Social media post-event
  • Company name listed in all event marketing and eCommunications
  • Sponsorship recognition on eBlast “thank you” to guest list

Photobooth Sponsor: $1,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Columbia Museum of Art

  • Recognition as the Photobooth Sponsor
  • Opportunity to addres audience
  • Opportunity to bring six guests (please observe that this event is female only)
  • Recognition in Power in Heels specific eCommunications (exclusive Power Partner audience)
  • Social media post-event
  • Company name listed in all event marketing and eCommunications
  • Sponsorship recognition on eBlast “thank you” to guest list

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

Issues Forum

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.

Partner Engagement

Once a month you have an opportunity to reach over 75 of our Partners in a networking event.

Partner Engagements are a fun and rewarding way to meet people from different industries and highlight your business after hours. Partner Engagements are on the second Tuesday of the month from 5:00-6:30PM, except for July and December. All sponsors must be a current Chamber Partner in good standing.

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

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

Small Business Council

Support and Reach Small Businesses

The Columbia Chamber’s Small Business Council is crucial to our mission of promoting growth and enhancing community awareness of women-owned, minority-owned, and small businesses. This is an opportunity for you to interact with those small businesses in our region.

Supporter Sponsor: $500 - 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
  • 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

Changemaker Sponsor: $5,000 - Annual Exclusive - SOLD: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Small Business Council

  • 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 fully year of sponsorship
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2020 (deadline: July 1, 2019)
  • 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
  • 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 (First Week of May)

  • 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 homepage during Small Business Week in May

 

Influencer Sponsor: $1,500 - Limited Availability, Annual - SOLD OUT

  • 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
  • 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.

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. 

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

Military Affairs

Military Advocacy at the Columbia Chamber

Columbia is proudly called “The Most Military Friendly Community in America.” There are numerous programs and organizations who create great value for our military. 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. This 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 (Local Focus)

  • Exclusive recognition as the Star Spangled Sponsor for Military Affairs
  • Presenting Sponsor and registration at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings (2 attendees), Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast (8 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
  • Opportunity to provide welcome at Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • Opportunity to attend and participate in tradeshow at the Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, DC in June when the Columbia Chamber accepts the GADC Award on behalf of the greater Columbia Region
  • Prominent display of logo on the agenda distributed at meetings and programs for events
  • Rotating advertisement on Military Affairs webpage
  • Opportunity to have a spotlight article in Chamber’s eNewsletter
  • List of attendees from each meeting, upon request
  • 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, July, 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 (deadline applies: January 1, 2020)
  • Special recognition from the podium during meetings and events
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings and Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at the meetings and programs for events, if applicable

Stars and Stripes Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive - (Washington, D.C. Focus)

  • Exclusive recognition as the Stars and Stripes Sponsor for Military Affairs
  • Presenting Sponsor in tradeshow booth at Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, DC in June when the Columbia
  • Chamber accepts the Great American Defense Community Award on behalf of the greater Columbia Region
  • Company name to follow event title in all Columbia Chamber Defense Communities National Summit references (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
  • Stars and Stripes Sponsor at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings (2 attendees), Great American Defense Community Appreciation Breakfast (8 attendees)
  • Opportunity to address audience at a quarterly Military Outreach Meeting
  • Opportunity to address audience at Great American Defense Community Appreciation Breakfast
  • Complimentary travel (one attendee) opportunity to attend and participate in the tradeshow at the Defense Communities National Summit in Washington, DC in June when the Columbia Chamber accepts the GADC Award on behalf of the greater Columbia Region
  • Prominent display of logo on all collateral for GADC booth in Washington, DC
  • Rotating advertisement on Military Affairs webpage
  • Opportunity to have a spotlight article in Chamber’s eNewsletter
  • 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, July, 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 (deadline applies: January 1, 2020)
  • Special recognition from the podium during meetings and events
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings and Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at meetings and programs for events, if applicable
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report

Military Advocate Annual Sponsor: $2,500 - 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, and (8) attendees at the Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • 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, July, 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 (deadline applies: January 1, 2020)
  • Special recognition from the podium during meetings and events
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings and Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at the meetings and programs for events if applicable

Friends of the Military Annual Sponsor: $500 - Multiple Available

  • Recognition as Military Supporter Sponsor
  • Registration for (2) attendees at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings, and (2) attendees at the Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/events
  • Annual sponsorship of quarterly meetings (January, April, July, 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 (deadline applies: January 1, 2020)
  • Special recognition from the podium during meetings and events
  • Opportunity to display pop-up banner at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings and Great American Defense Celebration Breakfast
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at the meetings and programs for events if applicable

For more information regarding Military Affairs, please email Susan McPherson or call (803) 733-1148.

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.

Influencer Sponsor: $1,500 - 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: $500 - 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

Changemaker Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive Annually - SOLD: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

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

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

2019 Columbia Impact Awards

What are the Columbia Impact Awards?
The dedication of outstanding organizations and individuals – continually striving to be the best and improving their community in the process – makes the Columbia region a vibrant place to visit, live, and do business. The Columbia Chamber’s Impact Awards recognizes dedication to excellence in the following categories: Cathy Novinger Trailblazer Award, Diversity and Inclusion, Small Business Award, Golden Nail Award, and the Partner of the Year Award. Show your support for your fellow Partners and your community.

Why Sponsor?
Our Partners represent some of the region’s most important and influential corporate leaders, small business owners, young professionals, educators, and more. Sponsor the Columbia Impact Awards to show your support of the Chamber and our distinguished honorees.

Gold Sponsor: $1,250 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Gold sponsor
  • Company name on reserved table at luncheon
  • Table for eight guests
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name listed on sponsor signage at event
  • Company name in the Columbia Impact Awards program (deadline applies: February 1, 2019)

Silver Sponsor: $900 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Silver sponsor
  • Company name on reserved table at luncheon
  • Table for four guests
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name listed on sponsor signage at event
  • Company name in the Columbia Impact Awards program (deadline applies: February 1, 2019)

Presenting Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.

  • Exclusive recognition as the Presenting Sponsor
  • Table for ten guests
  • Two Grace Outdoor Billboards
  • Prominent placement in all event advertising
  • Recognition on the Columbia Impact Awards “Save the Date” eBlast and announcements (deadline applies: November 1, 2018)
  • Logo on the Impact Awards Program
  • Your name included in the Columbia Impact Awards title (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
  • Opportunity for live video on social media
  • Opportunity to address audience and provide the welcome to the luncheon
  • Prominent display of logo during the event
  • Recognition in all pre and post Columbia Impact Awards related press releases
  • Company logo and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Company logo and hyperlink on the Columbia Impact Awards event webpage
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name listed on sponsor signage at event
  • Company logo in the Columbia Impact Awards program (deadline applies: February 1, 2019)
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name on reserved table at luncheon
  • Special recognition from the podium
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2020 (deadline applies: October 1, 2019)

Welcome Sponsor: $3,000 - Exclusive - SOLD: Intellisystems

  • Exclusive recognition as Welcome Sponsor
  • Table for ten guests
  • Recognition in the Columbia Impact Awards “Save the Date” eBlast (deadline applies: November 1, 2018)
  • Logo displayed as guests enter event
  • Opportunity to provide special welcome on digital signage with company advertising graphics at check-in (subject to approval)
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name listed on sponsor signage at event
  • Company logo and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Company logo in the Columbia Impact Awards program (deadline applies: February 1, 2019)
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name on reserved table at luncheon
  • Special recognition from the podium
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2020 (deadline applies: October 1, 2019)

Keynote Speaker Sponsor: $2,500 - Exclusive - SOLD: Bank of America

  • Exclusive recognition as the Keynote Speaker Sponsor
  • Table for eight guests
  • Opportunity to address the audience and present keynote speaker
  • Logo displayed during keynote speaker address
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name listed on sponsor signage at event
  • Company logo and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Company logo in the Columbia Impact Awards program (deadline applies: February 1, 2019)
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name on reserved table at luncheon
  • Special recognition from the podium
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2020 (deadline applies: October 1, 2019)

Award Sponsor: $2,000 - Four Opportunities Available - SOLD: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, Columbia Museum of Art, Wells Fargo, & Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A.

Cathy Novinger Trailblazer – BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
Small Business of the Year – Wells Fargo
Partner of the Year – Columbia Museum of Art
Diversity and Inclusion – Willoughby & Hoefer, P.A.

  • Exclusive recognition as an Award Sponsor for specified award
  • Table for eight guests
  • Company name listed in the Columbia Impact Awards program
  • Opportunity to present one of the following awards: Trailblazer Award, Diversity and Inclusion Award, Small Business
  • Award and Partner of the Year Award
  • Official digital photo with company representative and award winners
  • Logo on specified award
  • Company name listed with award announcement eBlast (deadline applies: January 1, 2019)
  • Logo appears on the screens during specified award presentation
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name listed on sponsor signage at event
  • Company logo and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Company logo in the Columbia Impact Awards program (deadline applies: February 1, 2019)
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name on reserved table at luncheon
  • Special recognition from the podium
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2020 (deadline applies: October 1, 2019)

Program Sponsor: $1,750 - Exclusive - SOLD: Garvin Design Group

  • Exclusive recognition as the Program Sponsor
  • Table for eight guests
  • Color sponsor message on inside back cover of luncheon program (deadline applies: January 18, 2019)
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name listed on sponsor signage at event
  • Company logo and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Company logo in the Columbia Impact Awards program (deadline applies: February 1, 2019)
  • Recognition on event signage and printed materials
  • Company name on reserved table at luncheon
  • Special recognition from the podium
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2020 (deadline applies: October 1, 2019)

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

2019 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 recognition as the Changemaker Sponsor
  • Seat on Public Policy Committee (non-voting)
  • Presenting Sponsor at Public Policy Reception
  • 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
  • Opportunity to address audience and welcome them at the Public Policy event
  • Registration for ten guests at Public Policy event
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Public Policy event 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 2020 (deadline applies: July 1, 2019)
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Public Policy event

Influencer Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive Annually

  • Exclusive recognition as the Influencer Sponsor
  • Seat on Public Policy Committee (non-voting)
  • Keynote Speaker Sponsor at Public Policy Reception
  • 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
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Public Policy event 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 2020 (deadline applies: July 1, 2019)
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Public Policy event

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

  • 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
  • Exclusive announcement of your sponsorship on social media
  • Company logo and hyperlink on Public Policy event 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 2020 (deadline applies: July 1, 2019)
  • Special recognition from the podium during the Public Policy event

Motivator Sponsor: $1,500 - Limited Availability

  • 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
  • Company name and hyperlink on Public Policy webpage for the year
  • Recognition in Public Policy specific eCommunications
  • Recognition on signage and printed materials at Public Policy event

Supporter Sponsor: $750 - Limited Availability

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

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

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.

Presenting Sponsor: $1,000 - Exclusive Annually, includes four Partner Orientations for 2019 - 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

Scheduled Partner Orientations for 2019

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