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State of the Region: An Economic Update-October/November

The Chamber and the Young Professionals Network South Bend partner on this event that will feature a panel discussion with our communities’ mayors, other elected leaders and economic development leaders. They will provide perspective and insight as to the economic health and position of the area. Attendees will hear the latest updates and be "in-the-know" about our region and become even greater champions!

Presenting Sponsor $5,000

Sold-United Federal Credit Union

  • Company logo on all marketing and communications materials promoting the event
  • Company logo on Chamber and YPN website event description pages, with link to
    sponsor company
  • Mentions in PR|social media
  • Opportunity to provide opening remarks|introduction at event
  • Signage at event, provided by the Chamber, and sponsor
  • Opportunity to provide attendees with information/promotional item
  • Table of 8

 

State of the Schools: A Conversation with Superintendents

This event will feature a panel discussion with our area superintendents from Penn-Harris-Madison School Corporation, School City of Mishawaka and South Bend Community School Corporation.

Presenting Sponsors $1,500 Each (Up to 2) or 1 at $3,000

  • Company logo on all marketing and communications materials promoting the event
  • Company logo on Chamber website event description page, with link to sponsor company
  • Mentions in PR|social media
  • Signage at event, provided by the Chamber
    (NOTE: Additional signage provided by sponsor)
  • Registration for 6

 

New! Intercity Visit – November 8 & 9

The Chamber will be taking a delegation of business and community leaders to Durham, N.C., to gain insights on how this community has grown and prospered, using the strength of technology and education. Your generous support will help to underwrite the cost of the Visit, while also providing you with visibility.

Platinum Leaders $10,000 Each (5)

  • Company logo on all marketing materials promoting Visit, which will also be promoted regionally
  • Logo on event description page of Chamber & South Bend Region economic development websites
  • Opportunity to offer remarks at one of the Visit’s stops
  • 2 registrations

 Scholarship Leaders $1,500

Help underwrite the fee for a deserving participant.

  • Logo on event description page of website
  • Logo on Visit materials provided to attendees

 

Business After Hours

The Chamber presents up to 5 early-evening networking events per year, typically held in January, March, May, July and November from 4:00-6:00 P.M. Let us know if there is a month that interests you.


Host Sponsor $600 Each

  • Informal networking|hors d’oeuvres reception targeted to the business community
  • Opportunity to reach the Chamber audience, 125-150 attending
    (NOTE: Host provides food|cash bar)
  • Opportunity for the business community to tour your facility

 

Coffee & Conversations (Previously Business Before Hours)

The Chamber presents up to 4 morning networking events per year, typically held in April, June, August and October from 7:30-9:00 A.M. Let us know if there is a month that interests you.

Host Sponsor $400 Each

  • Informal reception for building relationships featuring breakfast treats
    (NOTE: Host sponsor provides refreshments)
  • Opportunity to reach the Chamber audience, 65-125 attending
  • Opportunity for business community to tour your facility

 

Networking at Lunch

A quarterly series of lunch programming, networking at lunch, that will connect you to other businesses while enjoying lunch as well as hear brief presentations by business and|or community leaders, with 50-65 attendees per event.


Series Sponsor $2,000

  • Company logo on all marketing and communications materials promoting the quarterly events
  • Company logo on Chamber website event description page, with link to sponsor company
  • Opportunity to provide opening remarks at each event
  • Opportunity to provide specialty item|information to attendees
  • Signage at event, provided by the Chamber
    (NOTE: Additional signage provided by sponsor)
  • Registration for 3 at each event

 

Business Over Breakfast (Networking at Breakfast)

A quarterly series of programming, networking, and breakfast that will connect you to other businesses while enjoying breakfast as well as hear brief presentations by business and|or community leaders, with 35-50 attendees per event. Ideally, this sponsorship is best suited for a venue/meeting space, bringing the attendees to you at the same place every quarter.

Series Sponsor $1,500

  • Company logo on all marketing and communications materials promoting the quarterly events
  • Company logo on Chamber website event description page, with link to sponsor company
  • Opportunity to provide opening remarks at each event
  • Opportunity to provide specialty item|information to attendees
  • Signage at event, provided by the Chamber
    (NOTE: Additional signage provided by sponsor)
  • Registration for 2 at each event

 

New Member Success Orientation

Offered quarterly to new members and those employees new to their member companies, or for those seeking a “refresher” course on how to make the Chamber work for you. Typically 12-20 in attendance and held in the TCU Briefing Center @ the Chamber.

Series Sponsor $500

Sold-Allied Physicians of Michiana

  • Company logo on Chamber website event description page, with link to sponsor company
  • Company logo on event PowerPoint
  • Signage at event, provided by the Chamber
  • Opportunity to provide brief, opening remarks
  • Opportunity to provide promotional item(s) to attendees

 

NEW! Digging Into Digital

The Chamber will present a 3-part marketing seminar series focused on digital marketing, from trends to social media.

Series Sponsor $1,800

  • Company logo on all marketing and communications materials promoting event
  • Company logo on Chamber website event description page, with link to sponsor company
  • Opportunity to present for one event
    (NOTE: To present at all 3 events, $2,500 sponsorship)
  • Opportunity to provide opening remarks
  • Opportunity to provide promotional item(s) to attendees
  • PR|social media mentions
  • Signage at event, provided by the Chamber
  • 2 event registrations

 

NEW! Succession Planning Symposium

Join the Chamber as we lay out the dos and dont's of succession planning. Do you even have a plan for the future of your business? You have financial and legal ramifications to consider. In this symposium, we will present panelists from key industry areas to discuss the many facets of succession planning.

Presenting Sponsor $1,800

  • Company logo on all marketing and communications materials promoting symposium
  • Company logo on Chamber website event description page, with link to sponsor company
  • Opportunity to provide opening remarks
  • PR|social media mentions
  • Signage at event, provided by the Chamber
    (NOTE: Additional signage provided by sponsor)
  • Consideration for panel inclusion if proper industry applies
  • 3 event registrations

 

New! New Tax Laws Event - January

This event will provide industry experts to share information, helpful hints and best practices on the new tax laws.

Event Sponsor $2,500

Sold-RSM US LLP

  • Company logo on all marketing and communications materials promoting event
  • Company logo on Chamber website event description page, with link to sponsor company
  • Opportunity to speak at event and provide the thought leaders
  • Opportunity to provide promotional item(s) to attendees
  • PR|social media mentions
  • Signage at event, provided by the Chamber
    (NOTE: Additional signage provided by sponsor)
  • 6 workshop registrations

 

Seminar Series

The Chamber will present seminars throughout the year on issues important to Chamber member businesses. If you have an idea for a seminar, contact Briana Stiner, manager, events & communication, at 574.400.4010 or email bstiner@sbrchamber.com. Seminar duration would typically be 60-90 minutes.

Three-Part Seminar Series Sponsor $1,800
Two-Part Seminar Series Sponsor $1,200
Single Seminar Sponsor $650

  • Company logo on all marketing and communications materials promoting event
  • Company logo on Chamber website event description page, with link to sponsor company
  • Opportunity to present
  • Opportunity to provide opening remarks
  • Opportunity to provide promotional item(s) to attendees
  • PR|social media mentions
  • Signage at event, provided by the Chamber
  • 2 event registrations

 

Educational Workshops

Educational workshops, typically 2-3 hours, or half-day, allow the Chamber to delve deeper into topics of relevance to members. While programming is being reviewed, ask the Chamber what topical areas are anticipated. If you have an idea for an educational workshop, contact Briana Stiner at 574.400.4010 or email bstiner@sbrchamber.com.

Workshop Sponsor $2,500

  • Company logo on all marketing and communications materials promoting workshop
  • Company logo on Chamber website event description page, with link to sponsor company
  • Opportunity to provide opening remarks|introduce presenter
  • Opportunity to provide promotional item(s) to attendees
  • PR|social media mentions
  • Signage at event, provided by the Chamber
    (NOTE: Additional signage provided by sponsor)
  • 4 workshop registrations