Sponsorships

2022 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.

Presenting Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Presenting Sponsor
  • Top billing in all event advertising
  • Company name to follow event title in media references (i.e. Presented by: Company Name)
  • Two Outdoor Billboards
  • Exclusive Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity for live video on social media prior to the event or animated graphic ad
  • Opportunity to show a company commercial during the virtual event
  • Ten tickets to attend virtual event
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report

Keynote Speaker Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Keynote Speaker Sponsor
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name listed with award announcement eBlast
  • Opportunity to show a company commercial during the virtual event
  • Logo appears on screen before Keynote Address
  • Eight tickets to attend virtual event
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Production Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Production Sponsor
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity to show a company commercial during the virtual event
  • Eight tickets to attend virtual event
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Cathy Novinger Trailblazer Award Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Cathy Novinger Trailblazer Award Sponsor
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name listed with award announcement eBlast
  • Company name on the Cathy Novinger Trailblazer Award
  • Logo appears on screen during the presentation of the Cathy Novinger Trailblazer Award
  • Opportunity for a company representative to present the Cathy Novinger Trailblazer Award (This benefit is fulfilled post-event)
  • Official digital photo with company representative and Award Winner (This benefit is fulfilled post-event)
  • Eight tickets to attend virtual event
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Small Business of the Year Award Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Small Business of the Year Award Sponsor
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name listed with award announcement eBlast
  • Company name on the Small Business of the Year Award
  • Logo appears on screen during the presentation of the Small Business of the Year Award
  • Opportunity for a company representative to present the Small Business of the Year Award (This benefit is fulfilled post-event)
  • Official digital photo with company representative and Award Winner (This benefit is fulfilled post-event)
  • Eight tickets to attend virtual event
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Diversity & Inclusion Award Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Diversity & Inclusion Award Sponsor
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name listed with award announcement eBlast
  • Company name on the Diversity & Inclusion Award
  • Logo appears on screen during the presentation of the Diversity & Inclusion Award
  • Opportunity for a company representative to present the Diversity & Inclusion Award (This benefit is fulfilled post-event)
  • Official digital photo with company representative and Award Winner (This benefit is fulfilled post-event)
  • Eight tickets to attend virtual event
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Golden Nail Awards Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Golden Nail Awards Sponsor
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company name listed with award announcement eBlast
  • Opportunity to show a company commercial during the virtual event
  • Logo or Company Name on all Golden Nail Awards
  • Logo appears on screen during the presentations of the Golden Nail Awards
  • Eight tickets to attend virtual event
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Welcome Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Welcome Sponsor
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity to provide digital welcome to be displayed while guests wait to enter the virtual event
  • Eight tickets to attend virtual event
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Virtual Sponsor: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Virtual Sponsor
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Company name on all pre-event marketing including program
  • Company name on event survey (i.e. Survey Sponsored By: Company Name)
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity to show a stationary sponsor message during the virtual event
  • Six tickets to attend virtual event
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Golden Nail Supporter Sponsor: $750 - Limited Availability

Only companies or businesses that participated in the development of the winning Golden Nail Award project are eligible for this sponsorship.

  • Recognition as a Golden Nail Supporter Sponsor
  • Company name and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company logo listed on digital signage during the event
  • Company name will be mentioned in event script along with winning project
  • Opportunity to receive professionally produced clip of your highlighted project for future use
  • Four tickets to attend virtual event
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Silver Sponsor: $500 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor
  • Company name and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company logo listed on digital signage during the event
  • Four tickets to attend virtual event
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Bronze Sponsor: $200 - Limited Availability

  • Recognition as a Bronze Sponsor
  • Company name and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Columbia Impact Awards specific eCommunications
  • Company logo listed on digital signage during the event
  • Two tickets to attend virtual event
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

For more information regarding sponsorships or events, please email Hilary Bell or call (803) 733-1115.

Columbia Chamber New Location Naming Rights

The Columbia Chamber is in an enviable position of being at the epicenter of business- figuratively and (soon) literally. The move to the Main Street District is historic. While only the fourth move in our 118-year history, it is symbolic in that the physical space at the corner of Lady and Sumter Streets, places the Chamber’s headquarters at the intersection of a thriving and growing community. Never has there been a stronger need for a unified voice for the regional business community. As we embark on this historic journey together, our business community will have a chance to leave their mark on the new space. Several naming rights opportunities exist which allow you to show your business’ support for the longest surviving business organizations in town. What role will you play in this monumental move?

Forward Together - Marketing Sponsor - $20,000 investment with 2-year commitment to business for Naming Rights - EXCLUSIVE

Darius Rucker said, “when was the last time you did something for the first time?”

The Chamber is excited about our upcoming move. This sponsor has a pulse on not only the Chamber but also the community. This opportunity will provide major exposure to the sponsor representing the Chamber. The Chamber’s marketing efforts will include educating Partners and potential Partners of the Chamber’s new location, attributes that we offer and overall generate a positive perception of our business as well as yours in order to increase awareness for Public Policy, Small Business, Military Affairs, and all programs of the Chamber.

Package Includes:

  • Exclusive recognition as the Marketing Sponsor
  • Company name included in marketing references (i.e. Marketing Presented By: Company Name)
  • Prominent placement in all new location campaign marketing to include but not limited to billboards, social media, website, mailers, and e-communications
  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media

Parking Spot - Sign Sponsor- $2,500 investment with 5-year commitment to business for Naming Rights - EXCLUSIVE

Joni Mitchell said, “they paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”

Anytime a Partner parks in our spaces, or even “passerby’s,” your company name will be visible and promoted. Anyone coming to the Chamber will be looking for our “Chamber Parking” signs and this is a great way to have your business recognized.

Package Includes:

  • Exclusive recognition as the Parking Space Sponsor
  • Company name/logo on Chamber Parking Space Signs
  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media

Wicked Fast - WiFi Sponsor - $5,000 investment with 2-year commitment to business for Naming Rights - EXCLUSIVE

Everyone simply wants a better connection. You can be the company that everything thanks at the end of the day for wickedly fast WiFi.

Oingo Boingo said, “Weird Science, things I’ve never seen before, behind bolted doors, talent and imagination, magic and technology, electricity, we’re making…weird science”

Package Includes:

  • Exclusive recognition as the Parking Space Sponsor
  • Company name/logo on Chamber Mobile Device Charging Station
  • Company name/logo on signage displayed around the office promoting WiFi network
  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media

Congregation Court - $10,000 investment with 5-year commitment to business for Naming Rights - EXCLUSIVE

This is an open-concept, comfortable space for Partners, guests, and staff. This is a community room where you can have informal meet-ups, share news and information, or re-energize with a snack. Some of the best meetings and networking happen at the water fountain, plus we wanted to create a comfortable space to have impromptu meetings.

South Carolina artist, B.C. Villa*Nova has the right idea when he sings his song, “Give You My Name,” as that’s truly what networking is all about – “let me give you my name.”

Package Includes:

  • Exclusive recognition as the Congregation Court Sponsor
  • Company name/logo on naming rights signage for space
  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media

Refueling Station - $5,000 investment with 5-year commitment to business for Naming Rights - EXCLUSIVE

This is a “make yourself at home” space designed for our Partners, guests, and staff. “Wake me up before you go-go” (Wham!) before your meeting. Pop-in to grab a cup-of-joe, pastry, or snack. We bet you can even find our food and beverage Partners trying out new specialties in this space.

Package Includes:

  • Exclusive recognition as the Refueling Station Sponsor
  • Company name/logo on naming rights signage on bar and kitchen appliances
  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
Sold Out!

Partner Intersection - SOLD: Dominion Energy

This is a space where Partners will feel comfortable with sharing information, news, Hot Deals, and preview new products.

“Sometimes you want to go, where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.” –Gary Portnoy

Package Includes:

  • Exclusive recognition as the Partner Intersection Sponsor
  • Company name/logo on naming rights signage for space
  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media

Zen Zone - $5,000 investment with 5-year commitment to business for Naming Rights - EXCLUSIVE

This space will accommodate the need for a private phone call as well as a secure, comfortable space for a nursing mother.

“Just find a place to make your stand and take it easy.” – Glenn Frey

Package Includes:

  • Exclusive recognition as the Zen Zone Sponsor
  • Company name/logo on naming rights recognition signage for space
  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media

Office for a Day - $2,500 investment with 2-year commitment to business for Naming Rights - 2 Available

This multifunctional conference space will be used for a variety of smaller meetings held throughout the year. The Chamber has always been proud to offer Partners meeting/office space, and Partners are sure to take advantage of our new central location. This space can be used as an “office for the day” and will also be equipped to host meetings of up to four people.

“Taking care of business and working overtime.” – Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Capacity: 1-4
Average number of meetings annually: 200+

Package Includes:

  • Exclusive recognition as the Coworking Sponsor
  • Company name/logo on naming rights signage for space
  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media

Leader Wall Sponsor - $10,000 investment with 5-year commitment to business for Naming Rights - EXCLUSIVE

The board chair wall will provide recognition and appreciation for the past and current service of the Columbia Chamber’s Board Chair(s) and their dynamic leadership. We will commemorate their board service by displaying names and photos of past chairs, as well as year’s served. Securing this opportunity will honor the legacies of influential men and women, as well as gain exposure to thousands throughout the year.

Think Queen’s “we are the champions, my friends, and we’ll keep on fighting til the end.”

Package Includes:

  • Exclusive recognition as the Honor Wall Sponsor
  • Company name/logo on naming rights recognition signage for space
  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media

Legacy Artwork Sponsor - $4,000 one-time investment - Multiple Opportunities Available

Be a permanent part of the Columbia Chamber’s history. This artwork will welcome visitors in a dynamic, energetic and visual environment. The artwork displayed will be used to illustrate the beauty, energy, past and diversity of the Columbia Chamber. This is the first area Partners and guests will see when stepping foot in the Chamber’s new space.

To the tune of “We Built This City” by Starship –

Estimated Annual Foot Traffic: 5,000

Package Includes:

  • Company name incorporated into legacy artwork
  • Sponsorship announcement on social media
Sold Out!

Welcome to the Chamber - Lobby/Reception Area - SOLD: BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

“Welcome to the Chamber” sang to the tune of “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns N’ Roses. “We’ve got everything you want honey, we know the names, we are the people that can find whatever you may need.”

Whether entering or exiting the Columbia Chamber for any reason must pass through the lobby/reception area. The lobby will serve as a welcoming and inviting space to receive Partners and guests.

Estimated Annual Foot Traffic: 5,000

Package Includes:

  • Company name/logo on naming rights recognition signage for space
  • Sponsorship announcement on social media

Collective Conference Room - $20,000 investment with 5-year commitment to business for Naming Rights - EXCLUSIVE

This conference room will be used for a variety of smaller meetings held throughout the year, ranging from one-on-one meetings to sales calls with prospective Partners. This room will also play host to various group meetings convening both Partners and prospective-Partners, and providing an opportunity for exposure to an expanded network of business leaders.

Take it from the Beatles, “I get by with a little help from my friends…gonna try with a little help from my friends.”

Capacity: 8
Number of Meetings Annually: 500+

Package Includes:

  • Exclusive sponsor of the Collective Conference Room
  • Company name/logo on naming rights recognition signage for space
  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media
Sold Out!

Chockablock Conference Room - SOLD: Wells Fargo

This boardroom will serve as the signature meeting and event space for Partners and potential-Partners alike. In the past, Chamber meeting spaces have hosted international dignitaries, board members, elected officials, nationally-recognized executives; in addition to hundreds of Chamber meetings and programs throughout the year. The room will be equipped with state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment.

As Friends we know, “I’ll be there for you, cause you’re there for me too.” – The Rembrandts

Capacity: 20
Number of Meetings Annually: 250+

Package Includes:

  • Exclusive sponsor of the Chockablock Conference Room
  • Company name/logo on naming rights recognition signage for space
  • Exclusive sponsorship announcement on social media

36th Annual Columbia Chamber Classic

Tee It Up with Columbia’s Movers and Shakers

The Columbia Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament is a can’t miss event by Chamber Partners. Held each spring, the Captain’s Choice event is limited to 120 players and is a great opportunity for business leaders to network and enjoy some of the best golf in Columbia. Players can tee it up with the movers and shakers of Columbia’s business sector, all while enjoying the hospitality of top-notch sponsors. All of our sponsors will receive pre-event and on-site publicity.

Tournament Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Tournament Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Top Billing in all event advertising
  • Company name to follow event title in media references (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
  • Two outdoor billboards
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the Chamber Classic event page and the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo on event signage including welcome banner, scorecards, scoreboard, & Chamber Classic Guide
  • Opportunity for a company representative to address audience
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for two teams of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for two teams of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Champions Lounge Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Champions Lounge Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity to showcase products inside the Champions Lounge
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Golfer Goodie Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Golfer Goodie Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Logo printed on Golfer Goodie, subject to prior approval (one goodie per golfer)
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Golf Cart Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Golf Cart Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Company Name or Logo printed on all golf cart signage
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Swag Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Swag Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity for company to select custom item from suite of available options (i.e. golf shirt or hat/visor) or provide their own pre-approved golf swag with company name or logo printed on selected item, subject to approval
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Spirits/Koozie Sponsor: $4,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Spirits Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo featured on Koozies
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

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

  • Exclusive recognition as the 19th Hole Reception Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Lunch Sponsor: $3,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Lunch Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Company name or logo visible on lunch signage
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Chamber Classic Guide Sponsor: $3,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Guide Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Color sponsor message in the Columbia Chamber Classic guide, subject to approval (deadline applies: April 1)
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Award Sponsor: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Award Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity for company representative to present awards
  • Company name or logo on awards
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Rules & Regulations Sponsor: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Rules & Regulations Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Recognition of sponsorship during Rules and Regulations announcements
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Welcome Sponsor: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Welcome Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity to provide special welcome on digital signage with company advertising graphics at check-in (subject to approval)
  • Opportunity for company representatives to welcome golfers at check-in
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

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

  • Exclusive recognition as the Bloody Mary & Mimosa Bar Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity to welcome golfers with specialty cocktails
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Watering Hole Sponsor: $2,000 - Limited Number Available

  • Exclusive recognition as the Watering Hole Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity for company representative to serve beverages at all Watering Holes with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Beverage Cart Sponsor: $2,000 - Limited Number Available

  • Exclusive recognition as the Beverage Cart Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity for company representative to drive beverage carts
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Mulligan Sponsor: $2,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Mulligan Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Entertainment Sponsor: $1,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Entertainment Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Contest Hole Sponsor: $1,000 - 2 of Each Available: Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Hole-In-One

  • Recognition as a Contest Hole Sponsor (Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, or Hole-In-One) and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity to set up on the sponsored contest tee box or hole with company name or logo on contest hole signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Driving Range Practice Sponsor: $1,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Driving Range Practice Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Company name or logo and hyperlink on the event registration page
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Professional Par 5: $1,000 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Professional Par 5 Sponsor and announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four
  • Sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level next year

Tee or Hole Sponsor: $850 - Multiple Available

  • Recognition as a Tee or Hole Sponsor
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Opportunity to set up on a tee box or hole with company name or logo on signage
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four

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

  • Recognition as a Team Sponsor
  • Recognition in Chamber Classic specific eCommunications
  • Registration for one team of four to participate in the Chamber Classic
  • One Goodie per golfer, golf cart, lunch, and reception for team of four

Tent, Chair, or Table Rental: $275

  • Tee or Hole Sponsors are welcome to bring their own tent, table, and chairs (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.

A-La-Carte Sponsorship Options

  • Team Mulligan: $100
  • Single Mulligan: $30
  • Golf Cart Rental: $40
  • Extra 6’ Table with 2 Chairs: $25 each

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

Columbia Chamber Classic Add-Ons may be purchased HERE.

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 provide speaker and topic input for Issues Forums
  • 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
  • Annual sponsorship fulfillment report
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)
  • 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 Issues Forum (agenda includes company name and logo)
  • 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 and special recognition at all 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
  • Annual 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 Issues Forum (agenda includes company name and logo)
  • 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 and special recognition at all 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 Issues Forum (agenda includes company name and logo)
  • 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 and special recognition at all Issues Forums

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

2021 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 and on the agenda distributed at council meetings and breakouts
  • Company name listed in printed materials and hyperlink included on Small Business Council webpage
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Recognition in Small Business Week specific eCommunications
  • Registration to attend any local Small Business Week event

Small Business Council Impact

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

Small Business Week Event Impact 

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

Pacesetter Sponsor: $3,000 - Exclusive Annually

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

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

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

Supporter Sponsor: $750 - Unlimited Availability, Annual

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

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

Military Affairs Group

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

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

Star Spangled Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

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

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

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

Military Advocate Sponsor: $500 - Multiple Available

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

Friends of the Military Sponsor: $250 - Multiple Available

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

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

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 and display pop-up banner 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 in the next year (deadline applies: July 1)

For more information about MYA Program, please email us.