Sponsorships

2020 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.

Presenting Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

  • 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
  • Exclusive recognition as the Presenting Sponsor
  • Company name to follow event title in media references (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
  • Opportunity to provide promotional items at event
  • Opportunity to welcome audience
  • Opportunity to bring ten guests (please observe that this event is female only)

Host Sponsor: (price?) - Exclusive

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

  • 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
  • Recognition as the Host Sponsor
  • Opportunity to bring 15 guests (please observe that this event is female only)
  • Opportunity to provide toast
  • Chamber will provide contact list of all guests, upon request

Valet Sponsor: $1,500 - Exclusive

  • 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
  • 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 bring eight guests (please observe that this event is female only)

Photobooth Sponsor: $1,000 - Exclusive

  • 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
  • Recognition as the Photobooth Sponsor
  • Opportunity to bring six guests (please observe that this event is female only)

Swag Sponsor: Donation of Product

  • 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
  • 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)

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

  • 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
  • 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)

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

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

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

Host Sponsor: Free - Exclusive

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

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

Current Host Sponsors

2020 Hosts

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

Small Business Council 2020

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.

Changemaker Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive Annually

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

• Exclusive recognition as Changemaker Sponsor of Small Business Council
• Company name to follow event title in media references (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
• Two 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
• Opportunity to be highlighted on Chamber’s Small Business video including company logo and company representative speaking
• Rotating advertisement on Chamber’s website for full year of sponsorship
• Opportunity for live video on social media
• First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline: July 1, 2020)
• 25% discount on Palmetto Business Expo Booth or Sponsorship
• Includes Supporter Sponsorship of Northeast Connection

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 home page during Small Business Week in May

Pacesetter Sponsor: $3,000 - Exclusive Annually

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

• Exclusive recognition as Pacesetter Sponsor of Small Business Council
• Opportunity to be highlighted on Chamber’s Small Business video including company logo,
company representative speaking
• Opportunity to present at one breakout session (10 sessions available in a year)
• Seat on Small Business Council (non-voting)
• Opportunity to share table with Columbia Chamber at Small Business Week 2020
• Opportunity to provide speaker at Northeast Connection Meeting
• Opportunity for live video on social media
• Opportunity to host Ice-Breaker Event for Northeast Connection Meeting and Small Business Council at a regularly scheduled Breakout
• 25% discount on Palmetto Business Expo Booth or Sponsorship
• Includes Supporter Sponsorship of Northeast Connection

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

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

Impact
• Recognition as an Influencer Sponsor
• Seat on Small Business Council (non-voting)
• Opportunity to provide speaker for one breakout session
• Logo on Small Business Council webpage
• Opportunity for video testimonial on Chamber website
• 25% discount on Palmetto Business Expo Booth or Sponsorship

Supporter Sponsor: $750 - Unlimited Annual

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

Impact
• Recognition as a Supporter Sponsor
• Logo on Small Business Council webpage
• 25% discount on Palmetto Business Expo Booth or Sponsorship

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

Military Affairs Group

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

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

Star Spangled Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive

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

• Exclusive recognition as the Star Spangled Sponsor for Military Affairs
• Presenting Sponsor and registration at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings (2 attendees)
• Company name to follow meeting title in all meetings/events listed above (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
• Opportunity to address audience and provide welcome at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings
• Prominent display of logo on the agenda distributed at meetings and programs for events
• Advertisement on Military Affairs webpage
• Opportunity to have a spotlight article in Chamber’s eNewsletter
• List of attendees from each meeting, upon request
• Annual sponsorship fulfillment report

Fort Jackson New Brigadier General Welcome Breakfast- Presenting Sponsor: $2,500

• Pre-event and on-site publicity
• Recognition on event signage and printed materials
• Company name listed on the screens during the New Brigadier General Welcome Breakfast
• Company name in the New General Welcome Breakfast program

• Exclusive recognition as the Presenting Sponsor
• Company name to follow event title in all advertising references (i.e. Presented By: Company Name)
• Prominent placement in all event advertising
• Opportunity to address audience and welcome them at Summit
• Table for ten guests
• Company name on reserved table at Breakfast
• First right of renewal to sponsor at this level for following year (deadline applies: January 1, 2020)

 

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

• Pre-event and on-site publicity
• Recognition on event signage and printed materials
• Company name listed on the screens during the Senior Leaders Luncheon
• Company name on the event agenda

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

Fort Jackson New Brigadier General Welcome Breakfast - Gold Medal Sponsor: $1,500 - Limited Availability

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

Fort Jackson New Brigadier General Welcome Breakfast - Silver Medal Sponsor: $1,000 - Limited Availability

• Pre-event and on-site publicity
• Recognition on event signage and printed materials
• Company name listed on the screens during the New Brigadier General Welcome Breakfast
• Company name in the New General Welcome Breakfast program

• Recognition as a Silver Sponsor
• Table for six guests
• Company name on reserved table at Breakfast

Fort Jackson New Brigadier General Welcome Breakfast - Bronze Medal Sponsor: $750 - Limited Availability

• Pre-event and on-site publicity
• Recognition on event signage and printed materials
• Company name listed on the screens during the New Brigadier General Welcome Breakfast
• Company name in the New General Welcome Breakfast program

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

Military Advocate Sponsor: $500 - Multiple Available

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

• Recognition as Military Advocate Sponsor
• Opportunity to address audience at a quarterly Military Outreach Meeting
• Registration for (2) attendees at quarterly Military Outreach Meetings
• List of attendees from each meeting, upon request

Fort Jackson New Brigadier General Welcome Breakfast - Supporter Sponsor: $500 - Limited Availability

• Pre-event and on-site publicity
• Recognition on event signage and printed materials
• Company name listed on the screens during the New Brigadier General Welcome Breakfast
• Company name in the New General Welcome Breakfast program

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

Friends of the Military Sponsor: $250 - Multiple Available

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

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

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

Midlands Youth Apprenticeship Program

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

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

All donations are tax-deductible. 

Signing Day Sponsor: $2,500 - Exclusive Annually

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

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

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 about the Chamber’s Military Affairs Program or military sponsorships, please email Susan Vaughn 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.

Changemaker Sponsor: $5,000 - Exclusive Annually

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

Small Business Council Impact

  • Exclusive recognition as the Changemaker Sponsor of Small Business Council
  • Company name to follow event title in media references (i.e. Presented By:  Company Name)
  • Two Grace Outdoor Billboards
  • Seat on Small Business Council (non-voting)
  • Opportunity to present at one breakout session (10 sessions available in a year)
  • Opportunity to provide welcome at meetings and breakout sessions
  • Opportunity to have a spotlight article in eNewsletter
  • Rotating advertisement on Chamber’s website for full year of sponsorship
  • First right of renewal to sponsor at this level in 2021 (deadline: July 1, 2020)
  • Announcement of sponsorship on social media
  • Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/breakouts (may have table & promotional items at events)
  • Logo on marketing communications specific to the Small Business Council
  • Logo on the agenda distributed at council meetings and breakouts
  • Company name listed in printed materials
  • Company name and hyperlink on Small Business Council webpage
  • Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
  • Recognition in Small Business Week specific eCommunications
  • Registration to attend any local Small Business Week event

Small Business Week Event Impact 

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

Pacesetter Sponsor: $3,000 - Exclusive Annually

• Announcement of sponsorship on social media
• Pre-event and on-site publicity for meetings/breakouts (Opportunity to provide promotional items at events)
• Logo on marketing communications specific to the Small Business Council
• Logo on the agenda distributed at council meetings and breakouts
• Company name listed in printed materials
• Company name and hyperlink on Small Business Council webpage
• Complimentary use of one of the Chamber’s meeting spaces one time per year (subject to availability)
• Recognition in Small Business Week specific eCommunications
• Registration to attend any local Small Business Week event• Exclusive recognition as Pacesetter Sponsor of Small Business Council
• Opportunity to be highlighted on Chamber’s Small Business video including company logo, company representative speaking
• Opportunity to present at one breakout session (10 sessions available in a year)
• Seat on Small Business Council (non-voting)
• Opportunity to share table with Columbia Chamber at Small Business Week 2020
• Opportunity to provide speaker at Northeast Connection Meeting
• Opportunity for live video on social media
• Opportunity to host Ice-Breaker Event for Northeast Connection Meeting and Small Business Council at a regularly scheduled Breakout
• 25% discount on Palmetto Business Expo Booth or Sponsorship
• Includes Supporter Sponsorship of Northeast Connection

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

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

Supporter Sponsor: $750 - Unlimited Availability, Annual

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

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

2020 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
  • 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
  • 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, 2020)
  • 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 2021 (deadline applies: October 1, 2020)

Keynote Speaker Sponsor: $3,000 - Exclusive

  • 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, 2020)
  • 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 2021 (deadline applies: October 1, 2020)

Welcome Sponsor: $2,500 - Exclusive

  • 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, 2020)
  • 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 2021 (deadline applies: October 1, 2020)

Award Sponsor: $2,000 - Four Opportunities Available

Cathy Novinger Trailblazer 
Small Business of the Year 
Partner of the Year 
Diversity and Inclusion 

  • 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
  • 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, 2020)
  • 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 2021 (deadline applies: October 1, 2020)

Program Sponsor: $1,750 - Exclusive

  • Exclusive recognition as the Program Sponsor
  • Table for eight guests
  • Color sponsor message on inside back cover of luncheon program
  • 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, 2020)
  • 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 2021 (deadline applies: October 1, 2020)

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 logo and hyperlink on event registration page
  • 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 logo and hyperlink on event registration page
  • Company name listed on sponsor signage at event
  • Company name in the Columbia Impact Awards program (deadline applies: February 1, 2020)

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

2020 Partner Orientation

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

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

Presenting Sponsor: $1,000 - (Exclusive)

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

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

Scheduled Partner Orientations for 2020:

Partner-to-Partner Sponsor

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

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