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2018 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES GUIDE


INCREASE YOUR IMPACT The Chamber’s vision is a globally competitive Upstate economy where businesses succeed and people prosper. Our 2018 programming has been intentionally designed with this in mind. Sponsoring a Chamber program or event puts your company in front of your peers and potential customers. So whether you’re trying to get in front of small business owners, young professionals, or CEO’s, or whether you’re looking to speak to large crowds or have one-on-one conversations, we have the perfect opportunity for you. *One of the many benefits to being a Greenville Chamber Investor is access to Investor pricing for event sponsorships and registration. As you will notice throughout this guide, Non-Investor pricing is denoted in parenthesis with an asterik beside the discounted Investor pricing.

Let us help connect you to the right audience. Let’s do something that matters today.


2018 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ADVOCACY

Advocacy Committees...................................................................................................................... 7 Advocacy Lunches............................................................................................................................. 7 Annual Legislative Breakfast............................................................................................................. 8 Candidate Forums............................................................................................................................. 8 “In the Know” Conference Calls....................................................................................................... 9 Public Policy Guide........................................................................................................................... 9 Upstate Chamber Coalition Day in Columbia................................................................................... 9 Upstate Chamber Coalition Gubernatorial Debate.......................................................................... 10 Upstate Chamber Coalition National Issues Forum.......................................................................... 10 Upstate Political Leadership Institute............................................................................................... 11 Upstate Infrastructure Forum............................................................................................................ 11

BUSINESS GROWTH

129th Annual Meeting...................................................................................................................... 12 Golf Tournament............................................................................................................................... 13 Business Growth Expo......................................................................................................................15 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Small Business Awards...................................................................16 Executive Assistants Roundtable...................................................................................................... 16 Past Board Chairs Event.................................................................................................................... 17 Small Business Owners Forum.......................................................................................................... 17 Small Business of the Month............................................................................................................. 17

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

ATHENA Leadership Symposium...................................................................................................... 18 Diversity & Inclusion Summit............................................................................................................. 19 Minority Business Accelerator........................................................................................................... 20 Minority Business Accelerator Graduation....................................................................................... 20 Netnight............................................................................................................................................ 21 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner................................................................................... 22

ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS

BBQ Bash.......................................................................................................................................... 23 Contact Centers Roundtable............................................................................................................ 24 Intercommunity Leadership Visit Follow-Up Meeting....................................................................... 24 Human Resources Law Update......................................................................................................... 25 Manufacturing Roundtable............................................................................................................... 26

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Leadership Greenville....................................................................................................................... 27 Leadership Greenville Alumni........................................................................................................... 27 Leadership Greenville Alumni Events............................................................................................... 27 Leadership Summit............................................................................................................................ 28 Opportunity Greenville..................................................................................................................... 28 Pulse Young Professionals................................................................................................................. 29

CHAMBER PARTNERS

Partnership Opportunities................................................................................................................. 30


2018 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES BY DATE JANUARY

Small Business Owners Forum.................................. 17

FEBRUARY

129th Annual Meeting.............................................. 12 Executive Assistants Roundtable.............................. 16 Leadership Greenville Alumni Fireside Chat............. 27

MARCH

Small Business Owners Forum.................................. 17 Netnight.................................................................... 21 Human Resources Law Update................................. 25 Leadership Summit.................................................... 28

APRIL

Democratic Gubernatorial Debate............................ 10

MAY

Republican Gubernatorial Debate............................ 10 Business Growth Expo.............................................. 15 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards.................... 16 Executive Assistants Roundtable.............................. 16 Small Business Owners Forum.................................. 17 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner........... 22

JUNE JULY

Small Business Owners Forum.................................. 17 Netnight.................................................................... 21

AUGUST

Executive Assistants Roundtable.............................. 16 Pulse Village Party..................................................... 29

SEPTEMBER

Upstate Chamber Coalition National Issues Forum...... 10 Golf Tournament....................................................... 13 Small Business Owners Forum.................................. 17 Netnight.................................................................... 21 Leadership Greenville Alumni Breakfast................... 27

OCTOBER

Diversity & Inclusion Summit..................................... 19 BBQ Bash.................................................................. 23 Opportunity Greenville............................................. 28

NOVEMBER

Upstate Political Leadership Institute....................... 11 Executive Assistants Roundtable.............................. 16 Small Business Owners Forum.................................. 17 ATHENA Leadership Summit.................................... 18 Leadership Greenville Alumni Lunch......................... 27

DECEMBER

Annual Legislative Breakfast..................................... 8 Public Policy Guide................................................... 9 MBA Graduation....................................................... 20 Netnight.................................................................... 21

PROGRAMS & STANDING MEETINGS

Advocacy Committees.............................................. 7 “In the Know” Conference Calls............................... 9 Small Business of the Month..................................... 17 Minority Business Accelerator................................... 20 Leadership Greenville............................................... 27 Leadership Greenville Alumni................................... 27 Pulse Young Professionals......................................... 29


2018 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES BY INVESTOR PRICING $500 AND UNDER

Candidate Forums Silver Sponsor - $500........................................................................................8 Upstate Chamber Coalition Day in Columbia House Sponsor - $500............................................9 Upstate Chamber Coalition National Issues Forum House Sponsor - $500...................................10 Upstate Political Leadership Institute Sustaining Sponsor - $150..................................................11 Upstate Political Leadership Institute Gold Sponsor - $250...........................................................11 Upstate Political Leadership Institute Presenting Sponsor - $500..................................................11 Upstate Infrastructure Forum Bronze Sponsor - $500....................................................................11 Golf Tournament Tee/Green Sponsor - $275..................................................................................14 Small Business Owners Forum Gold Sponsor - $350......................................................................17 Minority Business Accelerator Graduation Champion - $500.........................................................20 Netnight Exhibitor - $250...............................................................................................................21 BBQ Bash Door Prize Sponsor - $250.............................................................................................23 BBQ Bash Bronze Sponsor - $500...................................................................................................23 Leadership Greenville Alumni Event Gold Sponsor - $500.............................................................27 Leadership Summit Bronze Sponsor - $250....................................................................................28 Leadership Summit Silver Sponsor - $500......................................................................................28 Pulse Village Party Table Exhibitor -$250 .......................................................................................29 Pulse Village Party Bronze Sponsor -$500......................................................................................29

$501–$1,000

Environmental Issues, Healthcare Issues, Small Business Policy Council or Transportation Issues Sponsor -$1,000 ......7 Advocacy Lunch Sponsor - $1,000................................................................................................................7

Annual Legislative Breakfast Bronze Sponsor - $1,000...................................................................8 Candidate Forums Gold Sponsor - $1,000.....................................................................................8 “In the Know” Conference Calls Presenting Sponsor - $1,000......................................................9 Public Policy Guide Half Page Sponsor - $550...............................................................................9 Public Policy Guide Full Page Sponsor - $1,000.............................................................................9 Upstate Chamber Coalition Day in Columbia Senate Sponsor - $1,000........................................9 Upstate Chamber Coalition Gubernatorial Debate House Sponsor - $1,000................................10 Upstate Chamber Coalition National Issues Forum Breakfast Sponsor - $1,000...........................10 Upstate Infrastructure Forum Silver Sponsor - $1,000....................................................................11 Golf Tournament Par Three Sponsor - $750...................................................................................14 ATHENA Leadership Symposium Bronze Sponsor - $750..............................................................18 Diversity & Inclusion Summit Bronze Sponsor - $750.....................................................................19 Netnight Silver Sponsor - $1,000....................................................................................................21 Human Resources Law Update Bronze Sponsor - $675..................................................................25 Leadership Greenville Lunch Sponsor - $850.................................................................................27 Leadership Greenville Alumni Event Presenting Sponsor - $1,000................................................27 Leadership Summit Gold Sponsor - $1,000....................................................................................28 Opportunity Greenville Presenting Sponsor - $800........................................................................28 Pulse Village Party Silver Sponsor -$1,000......................................................................................29


2018 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES BY INVESTOR PRICING $1,001–$1,500

Annual Legislative Breakfast Silver Sponsor - $1,500.....................................................................8 Business Advocacy Issues Sponsor - $1,500...................................................................................7 Public Policy Guide Inside Front Cover Sponsor $1,500................................................................9 Upstate Chamber Coalition National Issues Forum App Sponsor - $1,500...................................10 Upstate Chamber Coalition National Issues Forum Senate Sponsor $1,500.................................10 Workforce Summit Gold Sponsor - $1,500.....................................................................................11 Golf Tournament Beverage Cart Sponsor - $1,500.........................................................................13 Golf Tournament Comfort Station Sponsor - $1,500......................................................................14 Small Business Owners Forum Presenting Sponsor - $1,250..........................................................17 BBQ Bash Silver Sponsor - $1,200..................................................................................................23 BBQ Bash Beverage Sponsor - $1,500............................................................................................23 Human Resources Law Update Silver Sponsor - $1,250.................................................................25 Human Resources Law Update Gold Sponsor - $1,500..................................................................25 Pulse VIllage Party Gold Sponsor -$1,500......................................................................................29

$1,501–$2,000

Public Policy Guide Inside Center Spread Sponsor - $2,000..........................................................9 Public Policy Guide Back Cover Sponsor - $2,000..........................................................................9 Upstate Chamber Coalition Gubernatorial Debate Senate Sponsor - $2,000...............................10 Upstate Infrastructure Forum - $2,000............................................................................................11 129th Annual Meeting Table Sponsor - $1,850..............................................................................12 ATHENA Leadership Symposium Gold Sponsor - $2,000..............................................................18 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner Diversity Friend - $1,600.........................................22 BBQ Bash Gold Sponsor - $2,000...................................................................................................23 Pulse Young Professionals Bronze Sponsor - $2,000......................................................................29

$2,001–$2,500

Annual Legislative Breakfast Gold Sponsor - $2,500......................................................................8 Candidate Forums Presenting Sponsor - $2,500............................................................................8 Upstate Chamber Coalition Day in Columbia Presenting Sponsor - $2,500..........................................9 Upstate Chamber Coalition National Issues Forum Reception Sponsor - $2,500..........................10 Upstate Chamber Coalition National Issues Forum Presidential Sponsor - $2,500.......................10 Golf Tournament Lunch Sponsor - $2,500......................................................................................13 Diversity & Inclusion Summit Silver Sponsor - $2,500....................................................................19 Netnight Gold Sponsor - $2,500.....................................................................................................21 Intercommunity Leadership Visit Follow-Up Meeting - $2,500......................................................24 Human Resources Law Update Presenting Sponsor - $2,500.........................................................25 Leadership Summit Presenting Sponsor - $2,500...........................................................................28 Pulse Village Party Event Presenting Sponsor -$2,500...................................................................29

$2,501–$3,000

Upstate Infrastructure Forum Presenting Sponsor - $3,000...........................................................11 Golf Tournament 19th Hole Sponsor - $3,000................................................................................13 Minority Business Accelerator Supporter - $3,000.........................................................................20 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner Diversity Advocate - $3,000....................................22 Business Growth Partner - $2,750...................................................................................................30


2018 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES BY INVESTOR PRICING $3,001–$5,000

Advocacy Lunch Gold Sponsor - $3,500.........................................................................................7 Annual Legislative Breakfast Presenting Sponsor - $3,500.............................................................8 Upstate Chamber Coalition Gubernatorial Debate Gubernatorial Sponsor - $3,500....................10 Upstate Chamber Coalition Gubernatorial Debate Presenting Sponsor - $5,000.........................10 Upstate Chamber Coalition National Issues Forum Presenting Sponsor - $5,000.........................10 129th Annual Meeting Reception Sponsor $5,000.........................................................................12 129th Annual Meeting Award Sponsor - $4,500.............................................................................12 Executive Assistants Roundtable - $5,000......................................................................................16 Past Board Chairs Event Presenting Sponsor - $5,000...................................................................16 Small Business of the Month Sponsor - $3,500..............................................................................17 ATHENA Leadership Symposium Presenting Diamond Sponsor - $5,000.....................................18 Diversity & Inclusion Summit Gold Sponsor - $5,000.....................................................................19 Minority Business Accelerator Champion - $5,000.........................................................................20 Netnight Presenting Diamond Sponsor - $5,000............................................................................21 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner Diversity Champion - $5,000...................................22 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner Diversity Award Partner - $4,000............................22 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner Diversity Reception Sponsor - $3,500............................22 BBQ Bash Presenting Sponsor - $5,000..........................................................................................23 Contact Centers Roundtable Presenting Sponsor - $5,000............................................................24 Manufacturing Roundtable Presenting Sponsor - $5,000...............................................................26 Business Advocacy Partner - $3,500...............................................................................................30 Diversity & Inclusion Partner - $5,000.............................................................................................30 Economic Competitiveness Partner - $3,500..................................................................................31 Pulse Young Professionals Community Partner - $5,000................................................................31

$5,001+

Advocacy Lunch Presenting Sponsor - $7,500................................................................................7 129th Annual Meeting Presenting Sponsor - $15,000....................................................................12 129th Annual Meeting Diamond Sponsor - $12,000......................................................................12 129th Annual Meeting Platinum Sponsor - $7,500.........................................................................12 Golf Tournament Presenting Sponsor - $6,000...............................................................................13 Diversity & Inclusion Summit Presenting Sponsor - $10,000..........................................................19 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner Presenting Sponsor - $7,500...................................22 Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner Diversity Speaker Sponsor $6,500..........................22 Leadership Greenville Presenting Sponsor - $10,000.....................................................................27 Leadership Greenville Alumni Presenting Sponsor - $15,000........................................................27 Pulse Young Professionals Leadership or Pacesetters Sponsor - $6,500........................................29 Pulse Young Professionals Presenting Sponsor - $10,000..............................................................29 Strategic Partner - $20,000.............................................................................................................31 Trustee Investor - $30,000...............................................................................................................31

IN-KIND

Leadership Greenville Lunch Sponsor.............................................................................................25


ADVOCACY Advocacy Committees

Advocacy Lunches

There are four Advocacy committees: • Business Advocacy - State and Federal issues • Environmental Issues Committee • Small Business Policy - local issues • Transportation & Infrastructure Committee

These events get our Investors up close and personal with direct updates from Washington and Columbia. Our 2018 slate includes our gubernatorial candidates as well as members of our Congressional delegation. Since 2015, we have hosted all of the Upstate Congressional delegation, two governors, the attorney general and nine presidential candidates.

Various Dates/Times | Greenville Chamber

Business Advocacy Issues Updates occur 10 times during the year. The other three Updates occur quarterly. Sponsorship of these committees provides breakfast for the meeting and gives your business the opportunity to speak to attendees. Projected Attendance: 30-50 SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Business Advocacy Issues | Annual Sponsorship for 10 Meetings | $1,500 (*$2,625) • Logo recognition on all event promotions and materials • Opportunity to welcome attendees for 3-5 minutes and distribute materials Environmental Issues, Healthcare Issues, Small Business Policy Council or Transportation Issues | Annual Sponsorship for 4 Meetings of Chosen Committee | $1,000 (*$1,175) • Logo recognition on all event promotions and materials • Opportunity to welcome attendees for 3-5 minutes and distribute materials Registration: Free for Investors/Members

5 events throughout 2018 Dates, Time, Location TBD

Projected Attendance: 100-250 Audience: Community and business leaders SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | Entire Series | $7,500 (*$11,250) • Logo recognition on all event promotions and materials • Opportunity to speak at each lunch for 2-3 minutes • Opportunity to distribute materials on tables • 6 attendees to each event with reserved, priority seating with speakers • Access to pre- or post-event private meetings with officials Gold Sponsor | Entire Series | $3,500 (*$5,250) • Logo recognition on all event promotions and materials • Opportunity to distribute materials on tables • 4 attendees to event • Access for 2 people to pre- or post-event private meetings with officials Lunch Sponsor | $1,000 (*$1,750) • 2 attendees to event Registration: $40 Investors/Members $80 General Admission


Candidate Forums

The Greenville Chamber’s Annual Legislative Breakfast is one of Greenville’s most anticipated political events each year. More than 200 Chamber investors will lobby the Delegation on the 2019 legislative agenda, and members of the Delegation will give the straight scoop on what’s going on in Columbia. You’ll want to be part of this directionsetting event!

These forums debuted in 2016 and were attended by more than 200 people. Thousands of other residents followed on live streams or watched videos of the events afterward. In 2018, State House and Greenville County Council will be on the ballot. The number, location, and dates for these events will be set in March after filing for these offices has closed.

Projected Attendance: 200 Audience: Business and political leaders

Projected Attendance: 50-100 Audience: Public

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Presenting Sponsor | $3,500 (*$5,250) • Logo recognition on event promotions • Opportunity to welcome attendees for 2-3 minutes • 7 attendees with reserved, priority seating with legislators of choice

Presenting Sponsor | $2,500 (*$4,375) (Exclusive) • Logo recognition on all event promotions and materials • Opportunity to distribute materials • Reserved, priority seating • 4 attendees to pre- or post-event reception for candidates

December 14 | Hyatt Regency

Gold Sponsor | $2,500 (*$4,375) • Logo recognition on event promotions • 4 attendees with reserved seating with legislator • Sponsorship mentioned in welcome or closing Silver Sponsor | $1,500 (*$2,625) • Logo recognition on event promotions • 2 attendees • Sponsorship mentioned in welcome or closing Bronze Sponsor | $1,000 (*$1,750) • Logo recognition on event promotions • 1 attendee

Time/Date/Location TBD

BUSINESS ADVOCACY

Annual Legislative Breakfast

Gold Sponsor | $1,000 (*$1,750) • Logo recognition on all event promotions and materials • 2 attendees to pre- or post-event reception for candidates Silver Sponsor | $500 (*$1,000) • Logo recognition on all event promotions and materials Registration: Free for Investors/Members

Registration: $35 Investors/Members $70 General Admission

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ADVOCACY “In the Know” Advocacy Conference Calls Monthly

Our “In The Know” Conference Call series will feature monthly calls with frank discussion about events in Columbia and Washington. These calls will feature special political guests and give our listeners the behind-the-scenes scoop on issues important to our business community. Projected Attendance: 50-100 Audience: Business Champion Level Investor and higher SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $1,000 (*$1,750) • Logo recognition on event promotions • 15-30 second message from sponsor at the start of each call (read by Chamber staff) Registration: Free for Investors/Members

Public Policy Guide Published in December

First published in 2016, this guide is the goto Policy Manual for Greenville business. The 24 page magazine-style guide outlines the Chamber’s local, state and federal policy agendas, gives information on how to contact local, state and federal officials and provides advice on how to engage and advocate on behalf of the Chamber or your own issues. SPONSORSHIP LEVELS • Back Cover | $2,000 (*$3,500) • Inside Center Spread | $2,000 (*$3,500) • Inside Front Cover | $1,500 (*$2,625) • Full Page | $1,000 (*$1,750) • Half Page | $550 (*$1,100)

Upstate Chamber Coalition Day in Columbia Date TBD | South Carolina Statehouse

Help the Upstate Chamber Coalition advocate for Upstate businesses. Throughout the day, attendees will hear from a series of speakers on critical topics and finish the day with a UCC awards ceremony for legislators. Projected Attendance: 50 Audience: Community and business leaders SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $2,500 (*$4,375) • Logo recognition on all event promotions • Logo recognition on signage and materials at meetings and reception • Speaking opportunity day-of • Assistance setting up individual meetings with legislators • 5 attendees Senate Sponsor | $1,000 (*$1,750) • Logo recognition on all event promotions • Logo recognition on signage and materials at meetings and reception • Speaking opportunity day-of • Assistance setting up individual meetings with legislators • 3 attendees

House Sponsor | $500 (*$1,000) • Logo recognition on event promotions • Logo recognition on signage at meetings and reception • 2 attendees Registration: $35 Investors/Members $70 General Admission


Democratic Gubernatorial Debate: April 22 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm | Furman University Republican Gubernatorial Debate: May 29 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm | Furman University It’s essential that candidates running to lead our state know what issues are important to the business community. That’s why we’re bringing them to you in 2018. We’re partnering with WYFF for three televised Gubernatorial debates for candidates running for the Republican Primary, Democratic Primary, and General Election. We’ll host a Pre-Debate Reception for Trustee Investors, Greenville Chamber Board of Directors, Business Advocacy Partners and Coalition Presidents and their Board Chairs. Projected Attendance: 200 Audience: Business leaders SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $5,000 (*$7,500) Limited to 2 • Logo recognition on event promotions and materials • 6 attendees to debate • 4 attendees to reception • Sponsorship prominently recognized at Reception and Debate • Sponsorship mentioned in Debate welcome or closing Gubernatorial Sponsor | $3,500 (*$5,250) Limited to 4 • Logo recognition on event promotions and materials • 4 attendees to debate • 2 attendees to reception • Sponsorship prominently recognized at Reception and Debate • Sponsorship mentioned in Debate welcome or closing

Upstate Chamber Coalition National Issues Forum September 5-7 | Washington, D.C.

The Upstate Chamber Coalition’s biennial trip to Washington, D.C. is an opportunity for Upstate business leaders to meet with their Federal delegation and advocate for issues that are important to business. Participants will visit Capitol Hill, meet with their representatives, hear from policy experts, and will even get to enjoy some of the exciting sites D.C. has to offer. Projected Attendance: 50 Audience: Business leaders, state and national political leaders SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $5,000 (*$7,500) Exclusive [SOLD] • Logo recognition on event promotions, materials and signage • Opportunity to welcome attendees at event of their choosing • 3 attendees • Media engagement, pre- and post-visit

BUSINESS ADVOCACY

Upstate Chamber Coalition Gubernatorial Debates

Reception Sponsor | $2,500 (*$4,375) Exclusive - May be Comped • Opportunity to speak at a reception • May bring non-trip guests to reception Presidential Sponsor | $2,500 (*$4,375) • Logo recognition in event promotions, session materials and signage • 2 attendees App Sponsor | $1,500 (*$2,625) | Exclusive • Logo recognition on event promotions, materials, signage and trip app Senate Sponsor | $1,500 (*$2,625) • Name recognition on materials and signage

Senate Sponsor | $2,000 (*$3,500) • 4 attendees to debate • Logo recognition in event materials

Breakfast Sponsor | $1,000 (*$1,750) • Name recognition on materials and signage • Opportunity to speak at Friday Breakfast

House Sponsor | $1,000 (*$1,750) • 2 attendees to debate • Sponsorship recognized in printed materials

House Sponsor | $500 (*$1,000) • Name recognition on event materials and signage

Registration: $50 for Debate $250 for Debate and Reception

Registration: $650 Investors/Members $1,000 All Others

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ADVOCACY Upstate Political Leadership Institute November 14-15 | 1:00pm-5:30pm | Location TBD

The purpose of the Institute is to educate business leaders on the basics of running for office. The two-night course gives an overview on running a campaign and what makes a viable candidate. Projected Attendance: Max 30 Audience: Community and business leaders interested in running for public office Presenting Sponsor | $500 (*$1,000) • 4 attendees • Logo recognition in event materials and promotions • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes during opening or closing Gold Sponsor | $250 (*$500) • 2 attendees • Name and/or logo recognition in event materials and promotions • Sponsorship mentioned at event Sustaining Sponsor | $150 (*$300) • 1 attendee • Name and/or logo recognition in event materials and promotions • Sponsorship mentioned at event Registration: $50 Investors/Members $100 All Others

Upstate Infrastructure Forum June 14 | Time/Location TBD

A safe and efficient infrastructure continues to be a top priority of the business community’s. With an increased South Carolina motor user fee signed into law last year, and a Federal Infrastructure bill expected in 2018, the time is ripe to bring our infrastructure into the 21st century. The Upstate Infrastructure Forum will focus on air, transit, sewer and critical road projects that need attention in the Upstate. We’ll also take a look at infrastructure policy at the local, state and federal levels. Projected Attendance: 200 Audience: Community and business leaders Presenting Sponsor | $3,000 (*$5,250) • Logo recognition in all event promotions, materials and signage at event • 6 attendees • Opportunity to speak at forum Gold Sponsor | $2,000 (*$3,500) • Logo recognition in all event promotions, materials and signage at event • 4 attendees

Silver Sponsor | $1,000 (*$1,750) • Name recognition in event materials • 2 attendees Bronze Sponsor | $500 (*$1,000) • Name recognition in event materials • 1 attendee


129th Annual Meeting

February 1 | 5:00pm to 8:30pm | TD Convention Center The Greenville Chamber Annual Meeting is the largest business meeting in South Carolina, joining together around 1,300 South Carolina business and community leaders from throughout the Upstate. The event highlights the Chamber’s dynamic leadership and vision for 2018, as well as recognizes business and community leaders who are working diligently to help move the Upstate forward. Projected Attendance: 1,300 Audience: Chamber Investors SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $15,000 (*$22,500) • Top billing on event signage • Company logo displayed prominently on invitation and program • Back cover, full color ad in event program • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor in event promotions • Company CEO to make welcome remarks from the podium at the event • Company CEO interviewed for “Sponsor Spotlight” video shown during the event • 20 attendees with reserved, priority seating

Reception Sponsor | $5,000 (*$7,500) • Company name listed on event signage • Company name listed on invitation and program • Special signage within the Reception with company name and logo • Company display table in the Reception • Recognition as Reception Sponsor in event promotions • 10 attendees with reserved, priority seating • Sponsorship Add-On Opportunity – Half page, full color ad in event program for $500

Diamond Sponsor | $12,000 (*$18,000) • Company name listed on event signage • Company name listed prominently on invitation and program • Full page, full color ad in event program • Recognition as Diamond Sponsor in event promotions • Company CEO to make remarks from the podium at the event • Company CEO interviewed for “Sponsor Spotlight” video shown during the event • 20 attendees with reserved, priority seating

Award Sponsor | $4,500 (*$6,750) • Company name listed on event signage • Company name listed on award, invitation and program • Company representative to be recognized from the podium to present award on stage • Recognition as Award Sponsor in event promotions • 10 attendees with reserved, priority seating • Sponsorship Add-On Opportunity – Half page, full color ad in event program for $500

Platinum Sponsor | $7,500 (*$11,250) • Company name listed on event signage • Company name listed on invitation and program • Recognition as Platinum Sponsor in event promotions • Company CEO recognized at Annual Meeting • Company CEO interviewed for “Sponsor Spotlight” video shown during the event • 10 attendees with reserved, priority seating • Sponsorship Add-On Opportunity – Half page, full color ad in event program for $500

Table Sponsor | $2,000 (*$3,500) • Company name listed on event signage • Company name listed on invitation and program • Recognition as Table Sponsor in event promotions • 10 attendees • Sponsorship Add-On Opportunity – Quarter page, full color ad in event program for $500 Registration: $95 Investors/Members $150 All Others

BUSINESS GROWTH

BUSINESS GROWTH

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BUSINESS GROWTH Golf Tournament

August/September | Time/Location TBD The Golf Tournament is one of the Chamber’s most highly anticipated annual events. Players and sponsors participate in a captain’s choice golf tournament with special amenities that include custom player gifts, lunch, comfort stations and hole-in-one contests. Post-round, all participants are invited to the 19th Hole reception featuring open bar, barbeque, raffle, networking and prizes for tournament winners. Projected Attendance: 300 Audience: Business and community leaders SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $6,000 (*$9,000) • Two foursomes in the golf tournament at course(s) of choice, including lunch, comfort stations, green fees, cart fees, range, and custom player gifts for all players • Recognition as Presenting Sponsor in event materials, signage, and promotions • Opportunity to display signage/distribute materials near the Registration area at each course and at the 19th Hole • Opportunity to provide promotional items/giveaways for player gifts • Company CEO or company representative invited to briefly welcome guests in attendance at each course prior to shotgun start • Meeting with event coordinator to best determine how company can be advertised during the event 19th Hole | $3,000 (*$4,500) • One foursome in the golf tournament at the course of your choice, including lunch, comfort stations, green fees, cart fees, range, and custom player gifts for all players • Recognition as 19th Hole Sponsor in event materials, signage, and promotions • Opportunity to display signage at entrance of 19th Hole • Recognition from podium during awards presentation • Meeting with event coordinator to best determine how company can be advertised during the event Lunch Sponsor | $2,500 (*$3,750) • One foursome in the golf tournament at the course of your choice, including lunch, green fees, cart fees, range, and custom player gifts for all players • Company logo on every boxed lunch on one course • Opportunity to display signage/distribute materials near the Lunch area at each course • Company representative onsite to help distribute lunches to players • Recognition as Lunch Sponsor in event materials, signage, and promotions • Customizing available Beverage Cart Sponsor | $1,500 (*$2,625) • Company logo displayed prominently on beverage cart on one course of your choice • Opportunity for one company representative to ride in the cart and meet/greet players during tournament • Opportunity for company to provide giveaways (cups, koozies, etc.) for beverage cart • Recognition as Beverage Cart Sponsor in event materials, signage, and promotions • Two complimentary attendees to the 19th Hole


Comfort Station Sponsor | $1,500 (*$2,250) • Company logo displayed prominently at Comfort Station on one course of your choice • Opportunity for company representative to be onsite at Comfort Stations to promote company, meet/greet players during tournament and distribute snacks and drinks • Opportunity for company to provide giveaways (cups, koozies, etc.) for Comfort Station • Recognition as Comfort Station Sponsor in event marketing materials, signage, and promotions • Two complimentary attendees to the 19th Hole Par 3 Sponsor | $900 (*$1,575) • Display table with company representatives onsite to promote the company at a Par 3 Hole on the course of your choice • Signage with company logo at the tee and the green • Recognition as Par 3 Sponsor in event materials, signage, and promotions • Two complimentary attendees to the 19th Hole • Customizing available • A good opportunity to collect business cards, hand out samples of products and/or promotional items, etc. Tee/Green Sponsor | $300/$200 (*$600/$400) (Discounted Rate for a Foursome) • Recognition as Tee/Green Sponsor in event materials, signage, and promotions • One complimentary attendee to the 19th Hole

BUSINESS GROWTH

Golf Tournament continued

Foursome | $1,500 (*$2,625) • One foursome in the golf tournament at the course of your choice*, including lunch, comfort stations,green fees, cart fees, range and custom player gifts for all players • Players invited to the 19th Hole Individual Player | $375 (*$450) • One player in the golf tournament at the course of your choice*, including lunch, comfort stations, green fees,cart fees, range and custom player gifts for all players • Player invited to the 19th Hole 19th Hole Attendee | $50 (*$100) • Featuring Barbeque, open bar, raffle prizes and networking

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BUSINESS GROWTH Business Growth Expo

August 23 | 11:30am-7:00pm pm | TD Convention Center The Inaugural Business Growth Expo is one of the newest Greenville Chamber events, created to provide valuable information that informs and drives economic growth for each participant. This event will connect businesses and leaders to potential clients, programs and resources. This half-day expo is packed with a full day’s agenda; lunch with a keynote speaker, breakout sessions with award-winning facilitators and networking at the Business Expo Hall Mixer. Projected Attendance: 350 Audience: Business and Community Leaders Presenting Sponsor | $5,000 (Two IndustryExclusive Sponsorships Available) • Opportunity to speak from the podium prior to the keynote luncheon • Top billing logo recognition in event materials, signage and promotions • Exhibitor Table in the Business Expo Hall • 15 attendees with reserved, priority seating Keynote Address Sponsor | $3,000 (Exclusive) • Opportunity to introduce the key note speaker for the event • Logo recognition on event materials, signage and promotions • Exhibitor Table in the Business Expo Hall • 10 attendees to event with reserved, priority seating Gold Sponsor | $2,500 (Multiple Non-Competing Sponsorships Available) • Logo recognition on event materials, signage and promotions • Exhibitor Table in the Business Expo Hall • Company name recognition from podium • 8 attendees to event with reserved, priority seating at the lunch

Silver Sponsor | $1,500 • Name recognition on the event page of Chamber website • Name recognition on event signage • Exhibitor Table in the Business Expo Hall • 6 attendees Bronze Sponsor | $500 • Name recognition on event page of the website and on social media • Name recognition on event signage • Exhibitor Table Top in the Business Expo Hall • 2 attendees to event Exhibitor Early Bird | $250 (*$375) Exhibitor | $300 (*$450) Not-For-Profit Exhibitor Early Bird | $150 (*225) Not-For-Profit Exhibitor | $200 (*350) • Exhibitor Table in the Business Expo Hall • 2 attendees


May 1, 5:30-7:30 pm | Cascades at Verdae Ballroom

The Excellence in Entrepreneurship Small Business Awards recognition program is a chance for the CommunityWorks Foundation and the Greenville Chamber to come together to recognize and celebrate all the entrepreneurs, micro and small businesses, that make our region unique and vibrant. Awards will be given to businesses pioneering innovative business solutions in our community. Categories will include: Young Entrepreneur of the Year, MinorityOwned Small Business of the Year, Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year, Entrepreneurial Success Award, Small Business Champion of the Year, and a people’s choice award called My Favorite Small Business. Projected Attendance: 250 Audience: Small Businesses Presenting Sponsor | $5,000 (*$7,500) Two Available, Industry Exclusive • Logo recognition in all event promotions • Logo recognition on event signage and materials • 10 attendees with reserved, priority seating • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes Keynote Address Sponsor | $3,000 (*$4,500) Exclusive • Logo recognition in all event promotions • Logo recognition on event signage and materials • 8 attendees with reserved, priority seating • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes

Silver Sponsor | $1,000 (*$1,500) • Name recognition in event promotions • Name recognition on event signage and materials • 4 attendees with reserved seating Bronze Sponsor | $750 (*$1,125) • Name recognition on event page on the Chamber’s and CommunityWorks’ websites • Name recognition on event signage and materials • 2 attendees with reserved seating

BUSINESS GROWTH

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Small Business Awards

Registration: Free

Gold Award Sponsor | $2,500 (*$3,750) | 6 Available, One for Each Award • Name recognition in all event promotions • Logo recognition on event signage and materials • Name and/or logo recognition on the award • 6 attendees with reserved, priority seating • Opportunity to present the award

Executive Assistants Roundtable

February, May, August, November | Time/Location TBD This event series is designed specifically for the top executive assistants of Chamber Investors. This program provides a platform for executive assistants to connect with their peers, share ideas and gain useful knowledge to apply at work. Projected Attendance: 30-40 Audience: Executive Assistants of top Chamber Investors (Accelerate Investors, Board of Directors and Trustee Investors) Annual Presenting Sponsor | $5,000 (*$7,500) • Logo recognition in all event promotions • Opportunity to speak for 5 minutes at all 4 events Registration: Free for Investors/Members

• Opportunity to distribute materials at all 4 events • 2 attendees to each event

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Past Board Chairs Event Date/Time/Location TBD

This annual event brings together past Chairs of the Greenville Chamber’s Board of Directors. This event provides this group the opportunity to network, as well as discuss the direction of the Greenville Chamber. Projected Attendance: 15-20 Audience: Past Greenville Chamber Board Chairs Presenting Sponsor | $5,000 (*$7,500) • Logo recognition in all event promotions • Opportunity to speak for 5 minutes • 2 attendees to each event Registration: Free for Investors/Members

Small Business of the Month Monthly (except January and December)

The Greenville Chamber recognizes an extraordinary small business each month. The Small Business of the Month is chosen by a selection committee from nominations provided by Greenville Chamber Investors. The Chamber’s annual Small Business of the Year is selected from the year’s Small Businesses of the Month. Annual Sponsor | $3,500 (*$5,250) [SOLD] • Opportunity for company representative to present the award • Sponsorship recognition and photo in the Small Business of the Month promotions • Logo recognition on award

Small Business Owners Forum

January 10, March 14, May 9, July 11, September 12, November 14 11:30am to 1:00pm | Greenville Chamber This bi-monthly forum provides opportunities for small business owners to learn best practices from each other in a unique, interactive “True Roundtable” format. Projected Attendance: 30-50 Audience: Small business owners SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Annual Presenting Sponsor | Entire Series | $1,250 (*$2,180) • Logo recognition in all event promotions • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes at all events • Opportunity to display your company’s signage/distribute materials at the event • Opportunity to collect business cards to conduct door-prize drawing at event • Optional opportunity to moderate the discussion

Gold Sponsor | One Event | $350 (*$700) • Logo recognition in event promotions • Opportunity to display your company’s signage/distribute materials at the event • Opportunity to collect business cards to conduct door-prize drawing at event

Registration: Free for Investors/Members


ATHENA Leadership Symposium

November 8 | 11:30am to 1:00pm | TD Convention Center Advancing Women’s Leadership and Corporate Board Service

This unique program is inspired by recipients of the ATHENA Leadership Award®, a prestigious award presented at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting to women who have made significant contributions to Greenville in promoting community prosperity and quality of life. The ATHENA Leadership Symposium strives to equip Greenville’s business community with the knowledge and resources needed to create greater gender balance in senior level positions. This year’s featured speaker is Veronica Biggins, the Managing Partner of the Atlanta office of Diversified Search and Chairs the Board Practice. Projected Attendance: 500 Audience: Diverse business owners and professionals SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Diamond Sponsor | $5,000 (*$7,500) • Logo recognition on all digital and printed event promotions and social media • Logo recognition on signage and materials at event • Opportunity to distribute materials at the event • 20 attendees to luncheon event with reserved, priority seating Gold Sponsor | $2,000 (*3,500) • Logo recognition on all digital event promotions and social media • Logo recognition on signage at event • Company recognition from podium at the event • 10 attendees to luncheon event with reserved, priority seating

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Bronze Sponsor | $750 (*1,500) • Name recognition on event page of Chamber website • Name recognition on PowerPoint and printed programs at event • 10 attendees to luncheon event with reserved, priority seating Registration: $35 Investors/Members $70 General Admission

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Diversity & Inclusion Summit

October 16 | 9:00am to 6:00pm | TD Convention Center Viewing diversity and inclusion as a leadership function is vital for professional and personal development. The Diversity & Inclusion Summit encourages participants to bring it, share it, discover it, challenge it and embrace it. We want attendees to have conversations and dialogue that will compel action. The Summit will provide leadership and opportunities to learn from authorities who speak from years of experience. Enrich your life and your business by taking advantage of this opportunity to hone your skills as an authentic, leader who effectively leverages strategic diversity and intentional inclusion. Projected Attendance: 400-500 Audience: Diverse business professionals and community leaders SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $10,000 (*15,000) | Exclusive • Logo recognition on all digital and printed event promotions and social media • Logo recognition on all signage, printed programs and event app • Opportunity for company representative to participant on program during the breakfast/ luncheon • 30 attendees to event with reserved, priority seating at the breakfast and lunch Gold Sponsor | $5,000 (*$7,500) • Logo recognition on all digital and printed event promotions and social media • Logo recognition on all signage, printed programs and event app • 20 attendees to event with reserved, priority seating at the breakfast and lunch Silver Sponsor | $2,500 (*$4,375) • Name recognition on digital event promotions • Name recognition on all signage • Logo recognition on printed programs and event app • 10 attendees to event with reserved, priority seating at the breakfast and lunch Bronze Sponsor | $1,000 (*$1,750) • Name recognition on event page of Chamber website • Name recognition on printed programs • 5 attendees to event with reserved, priority seating at the breakfast and lunch Registration: $150 Investors/Members $225 General Admission


The Minority Business Accelerator program (MBA) prepares high potential minority-owned businesses for accelerated growth and expansion through business development services, mentoring, targeted training, access to large corporations for partnership opportunities and a custom roadmap to sustainable growth. The MBA program is one of only six in the country. Projected Attendance: 20 Minority Business Enterprises, coaches and other volunteer leaders Audience: Minority Business Enterprises, coaches, and session leaders SPONSORSHIP LEVELS MBA Champion | $5,000 (*$7,500) | Up to 3, Category Exclusivity • Logo recognition on all communications (participant emails, Chamber website, signage, Participant Manual) • Logo recognition on PowerPoint during networking hours of each session • Opportunity to participate in the kick-off event and the end of session graduation • Opportunity to have representative(s) attend up to 3 sessions for networking opportunities with participants • Opportunity to distribute materials to participants • Opportunity to have a representative serve as a subject matter expert by participating in a session as a panelist or guest presenter (to be coordinated in advance with MBA Program Administrator) • Opportunity to recommend vendors/suppliers to participate in the program (participants must meet qualifications to be considered) MBA Supporter | $3,000 (*$4,500) • Name recognition on the Chamber website and in the MBA Participant Manual • Recognition from podium at the kick-off event and end of session graduation • Logo recognition on PowerPoint during networking hours of each session • Opportunity to have one representative attend one of the sessions to network with MBA participants, speak for 2-3 minutes, and distribute materials • Opportunity to recommend vendors/suppliers to participate in the program (participants must meet qualifications)

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Minority Business Accelerator

January-December | 8:00am to1:00pm | Various Locations

Minority Business Accelerator Graduation & Entrepreneurship Excellence Celebration December | Time/Location TBD

We leverage this Graduation as a time to provide Minority Business Accelerator participants special recognitions and acknowledgements, present all the participants with certificate of completion and celebrate a successful year. Projected Attendance: 20 Minority Business Enterprises, coaches and other volunteer leaders Audience: Minority Business Enterprises, coaches, and session leaders SPONSORSHIP LEVEL MBA Graduation Champion | $500 (*$1,000) • Logo recognition on all MBA 2018 Cohort Graduation & Entrepreneurship Excellence Celebration communications and promotions • Logo recognition on all event signage

• Opportunity to present the Entrepreneurship Excellence Award • Recognition from the podium during the program • 2 attendees to the event

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION Netnight

March 15 at Peace Center Huguenot Loft (Women), July 10 at Avenue (Nonprofits), September 6 at Revel (Multicultural Businesses and Professionals), December 6 at The Rutherford (Holiday) 5:30pm to 8:00pm Since 2013, over 5,500 individuals have experienced Netnight. Netnight provides the opportunity for diverse business owners and professionals to connect. Attendees enjoy the intentionality in helping guests ensure an effective networking experience. This event consistently sells out. For 2018, Netnight will remain open to all with the added element of each event being themed and/or designed to engage specific groups. To receive optimal benefits, sponsorships should be secured by January 31, 2018. Projected Attendance: 300-350 Audience: Diverse business owners and professionals SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Diamond Sponsor | $5,000 (*$7,500) | Limited Availability, Category Exclusivity • Logo recognition on all digital and printed event promotions and social media • Logo recognition on event signage • Opportunity to serve as a Table Exhibitor at each event to distribute materials and sell products* • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes at each event (where audio is available) • 8 attendees at each event Gold Sponsor | $2,500 (*$4,375) • Logo recognition on all digital event promotions and social media • Logo recognition on event signage • Opportunity to serve as a Table Exhibitor at two of the four events to distribute materials and sell products* • Company name recognition from podium at events • 4 attendees at each event Silver Sponsor | $1,000 (*$1,750) • Name recognition on event page of Chamber website and on social media • Name recognition on event signage • Opportunity to serve as a Table Exhibitor at one of the four events to distribute information and sell products* • 2 attendees at each event Exhibitor | $250 (*$500) • Opportunity to serve as a Table Exhibitor at one Netnight to distribute information and sell products* • 2 attendees to chosen event Registration: $25 Investors/Members $50 General Admission *If selling products, must provide the Greenville Chamber with a copy of their license to sell.


Upstate Diversity Leadership Awards Dinner May 24 | 5:00pm to 8:00pm | TD Convention Center

This annual event was created in 2005 by the Diversity Leaders Initiative at the Riley Institute at Furman as a way to promote and celebrate diversity in the Upstate. This event is hosted by the Greenville Chamber and the Riley Institute at Furman in partnership with Upstate Chambers to ensure our community is an inclusive place to work and live. Projected Attendance: 500 Audience: Business and community leaders SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $7,500 (*$11,250) • 20 attendees to event with reserved, priority seating • Company representative to welcome attendees from the podium during the event • Top billing recognition as Presenting Sponsor in event materials, signage and promotions Diversity Speaker Sponsor | $6,500 (*$9,750) • 20 attendees to event with reserved, priority seating • Company representative to introduce speaker from the podium at the event • Recognition as Diversity Speaker Sponsor in event materials, signage and promotions Diversity Champion | $5,000 (*$7,500) • 10 attendees to event with reserved, priority seating • Recognition from the podium as Diversity Champion • Recognition as Diversity Champion in event materials, signage and promotions

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Diversity Award Partner | $4,000 (*$6,000) • 10 attendees to event with reserved, priority seating • Recognition from the podium as Diversity Award Partner • Company representative to present award on stage • Recognition as Diversity Award Partner in event materials, signage and promotions Diversity Reception Sponsor | $3,500 (*$5,250) • 10 attendees to event • Company recognition from the podium as Diversity Reception Sponsor • Special signage at entrance of Reception with company name and logo • Recognition as Diversity Reception Sponsor in event materials, signage and promotions Diversity Advocate | $3,000 (*$4,500) • 10 attendees to event • Company recognition from the podium as Diversity Advocate • Recognition as Diversity Advocate in event materials, signage and promotions Diversity Friend | $1,600 (*$2,800) • 10 attendees to event • Recognition as Diversity Friend in event materials and promotions

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ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS BBQ Bash

October 4 | 5:30pm-8:00pm | Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation Traditionally held to honor the manufacturing industry, this year’s event focuses on firms that have had a significant impact on enhancing the local workforce through job creation, talent development strategies, promotion of internships, co-ops and apprenticeships, etc. The goal is to promote manufacturing as a viable career option supported and celebrated by Greenville’s leadership. Projected Attendance: 400-500 Audience: Manufacturing industry, business and community leaders, parents of students exploring manufacturing careers SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $5,000 (*$7,500) • Logo recognition on all event materials • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes and assist with door prizes • Opportunity to display your company’s signage/ distribute materials at the event • 10 attendees with Presenting Sponsor nametags • Receive a copy of attendee business cards Gold Sponsor | $2,000 (*$3,500) • Name recognition on all event materials and promotions • Sponsorship recognition from the podium at the event • Opportunity to display your company’s signage/ distribute materials at the event • 8 attendees with Gold Sponsor nametags • Receive a copy of attendee business cards Beverage Sponsor | $1,500 (*$2,625) • Name recognition on event materials and promotions • Sponsorship recognition from the podium at the event • Opportunity to serve at the event • 6 attendees with Beverage Sponsor nametags • Receive a copy of attendee business cards

Silver Sponsor | $1,200 (*$2,100) • Name recognition on event materials and promotions • Sponsorship recognition from the podium at the event • 6 attendees with Silver Sponsor nametags • Receive a copy of attendee business cards Bronze Sponsor | $500 (*$1,000) • Name recognition on event materials and promotions • Sponsorship Recognition from the podium at the event • 4 attendees with Bronze Sponsor nametags Door Prize Sponsor | $250 (*$500) • Name recognition on event materials and promotions • Sponsorship Recognition from the podium at the event • 2 attendees with Door Prize Sponsor nametags Registration: $45 Investors/Members $100 All Others


5 Events Throughout 2018 | Time/Location TBD

These meetings pull together contact center leaders to provide a setting for open communication regarding issues impacting their industry and for relationship building among these leaders. This event is restricted to industry leaders and is by invitation only. Event sponsors may be asked to leave the meeting once confidential discussions begin. Projected Attendance: 25-40 Audience: Contact Center Industry Leaders SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | Entire Series | $5,000 (*$7,500) • Logo recognition in all event promotions and materials • 2 attendees • Opportunity to distribute materials at the event • Opportunity to welcome attendees for 2-3 minutes Registration: Free for Investors/Members

Intercommunity Leadership Visit Follow-Up Meetings Quarterly | Time/Location TBD

The Greenville Chamber’s largest-ever Intercommunity Leadership Visit was held in September 2017 in partnership with the Spartanburg Chamber. The joint trip to Raleigh-Durham, NC focused on regional collaboration. These events will help leverage what we learned into actionable initiatives in own region, providing the 115 trip attendees opportunities to continue learning, networking and building relationships. The Presenting Sponsor for these quarterly meetings are firms that are eager to support efforts to build bridges between these two communities. Projected Attendance: 75-100 Audience: Upstate Business and Community Leaders (2017 ILV Attendees) SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS

Contact Center Leaders Roundtable

Presenting Sponsor | Entire Series | $2,500 (*$4,375) • Logo recognition in all event promotions • 2 attendees • Opportunity to distribute materials at the event • Opportunity to welcome attendees for 2-3 minutes • Preferred pricing on 2019 Intercommunity Leadership Visit registration ($250 discount)

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ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS Human Resources Law Update

March 13 | 8:00am to 3:00pm | Hyatt Regency Greenville This annual one-day event provides a briefing on current human resources issues, the opportunity to meet other professionals in the area, and a chance to visit with suppliers of human resources services. Projected Attendance: 250 Audience: Human Resources professionals SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $2,750 (*$4,812) [SOLD] • Logo recognition in all event promotions, including HRLU website • Logo recognition on event signage and materials • Opportunity to display signage/distribute materials at the event on 2 tables with linen (and on lunch tables) • Opportunity to welcome attendees with company spotlight for 2-3 minutes (including opportunity to use PowerPoint presentation) • 8 attendees (negotiable) • Opportunity to participate in all conference sessions, breaks and lunch • Receive a copy of attendee business cards Gold Sponsor - Break | $1,750 (*$3,062) • Logo recognition in all event promotions, including HRLU website • Logo recognition on event signage and materials • Opportunity to display signage/distribute materials at the event on 2 tables with linen and on lunch tables • 4 attendees • Opportunity to speak during morning break for 1-2 minutes • Opportunity to participate in all conference sessions, breaks and lunch • Receive a copy of attendee business cards Silver Sponsor - Exhibitor Plus | $1,250 (*$2,180) • Logo recognition in all event promotions, including HRLU website • Logo recognition on event signage and materials • Opportunity to display signage/distribute materials at the event on 1 table with linen and on lunch tables • Opportunity to participate in all conference sessions, breaks and lunch • 3 attendees • Receive a copy of attendee business cards Bronze Sponsor - Exhibitor | $675 (*$1,350) • Name recognition in all event promotions, including HRLU website • Name recognition on event signage • Opportunity to display signage/distribute materials at the event on 1 table with linen • 2 attendees to event with discounted rate of $30 for additional attendees • Receive a copy of attendee business cards


Manufacturing Roundtable lunch meetings pull together industry leaders to provide a setting for open and honest communication regarding issues impacting this sector and for relationship building among these leaders. This event is restricted to industry leaders and is by invitation only. Event sponsors may be asked to leave the meeting once confidential discussions begin. Projected Attendance: 25-40 Audience: Manufacturing Industry Leaders SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | Entire Series | $5,000 (*$7,500) • Logo recognition in all event promotions • 2 attendees • Opportunity to distribute materials at the event • Opportunity to welcome attendees for 2-3 minutes • Complimentary Bronze Level BBQ Bash Sponsorship Registration: Free for Investors/Members

ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS

Manufacturing Roundtable

5 Events Throughout 2018 | Time/Location TBD

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Leadership Greenville

Leadership Greenville Alumni

September 2017-May 2018 | Various locations

September 2017-May 2018 | Various locations

The Chamber’s flagship leadership program is designed to help develop informed, committed and qualified leaders for Greenville County. By taking an intensive look into the issues affecting Greenville County, the 10-month program prepares and motivates participants to provide quality, dynamic leadership within the area.

All Leadership Greenville graduates are invited to continue their experience by joining Leadership Greenville Alumni.

Projected Attendance: 55-60 Audience: Leadership Greenville participants, session leaders and Chamber volunteers SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | 2 Year Commitment $10,000 (*15,000) per year for one sponsor or $5,000 (*$7,500) per sponsor per year if co-sponsored [SOLD] • Guaranteed place for 1 employee in Leadership Greenville Class • Right of first acceptance for following year’s Presenting Sponsorship • Logo recognition on all program promotions • Logo recognition on all printed and digital program/class day materials • Opportunity to offer welcome address at Orientation and both opening and ending retreats • Opportunity to have an additional representative attend opening and ending retreats to network with class members and Leadership Greenville Alumni • Opportunity to participate as an experiential visit site or speaker/panelist for one of the class day sessions • Opportunity to offer welcome address with company spotlight for 3 minutes at Graduation • Logo recognition on Graduation event materials and signage • 2 attendees at Graduation Lunch Sponsor | $850 (*$1,480) per class session or in-kind • Opportunity to speak at sponsored class day lunch for 1-2 minutes • Opportunity to network with community leaders • Logo recognition on agenda and at graduation Registration: $2,800 Investors/Members $4,200 All Others

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $15,000 (*$22,500) [SOLD] • Logo recognition on all promotions and materials • Logo recognition at all LGA events (Fireside Chat, Leadership Summit, breakfast and lunch) • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes at LGA events • Opportunity to participate as a speaker, panelist, planning committee volunteer and/or provide pop-up bookstore at Leadership Summit • Right of first acceptance for following year’s Presenting Sponsorship

Leadership Greenville Alumni Events February (Fireside Chat), September (Breakfast), November (Lunch) | Various locations

All Leadership Greenville graduates are invited to continue their experience by joining Leadership Greenville Alumni and participating in events. Projected Attendance: 75-100 Audience: Leadership Greenville Alumni SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $1,000 (*$1,750) • Logo recognition on all promotions and materials for chosen event • Opportunity to distribute materials at the event • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes at the event • 2 attendees at chosen event Gold Sponsor | $500 (*$1,000) • Logo recognition on all promotions and materials for chosen event • Opportunity to distribute materials at the event • 1 attendee at chosen event


Opportunity Greenville

Attendees engage in dynamic workshops and hear from leaders to inform, inspire and ignite action in our community.

Opportunity Greenville is a 5-week program held each Fall to guide participants through the inner workings of Greenville. Participants learn about our economy, government, culture and history from local leaders and decision makers. This is a great way to learn how to get involved in the community.

Projected Attendance: 150 Audience: Leadership Greenville Alumni, business and community leaders SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $2,500 (*$4,375) • Logo recognition in promotions and event materials • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes at event • Opportunity to distribute materials at the event • 2 attendees with reserved, priority seating • Right of first acceptance for following year’s Presenting Sponsorship Gold Sponsor | $1,000 (*$1,750) • Logo recognition in promotions and event materials • Opportunity to distribute materials at the event • 1 attendee with reserved, priority seating Silver Sponsor | $500 (*$1,000) • Logo recognition in promotions and event materials • Opportunity to distribute materials at the event Bronze Sponsor | $250 (*$500) • Logo recognition in promotions and event materials

October | Various locations

Projected Attendance: 50-70 Audience: Community leaders and newcomers SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Presenting Sponsor | $800 (*$1,400) • 1 program participant • Logo recognition on all digital and print event promotions and materials • Opportunity to display signage/distribute materials at one session • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes during one session • Ability to provide items to be given away as prizes during one session • 1 attendee at the Orientation and Graduation Receptions to network with participants Registration: $400 Investors/Members $600 All Others

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Leadership Summit

April 26 | 7:45 am- 1:00 pm | Greenville One Center

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT Pulse Young Professionals Throughout 2018 | Various locations

Pulse Young Professional’s purpose is to develop Greenville’s next generation of business and community leaders through inclusive and meaningful opportunities to connect, engage and inspire. Projected Annual Membership: 600 Audience: Young professionals (ages 22-39) SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Annual Presenting Sponsor | $10,000 (*$15,000) [SOLD] • Up to 10 Pulse memberships • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes at event • Logo recognition in all promotions, materials and communications • Opportunity to sit on the planning committee • 1 Intern enrolled in the Intern Experience and 1 employee in the Pacesetter program Leadership OR Pacesetters Sponsor | $6,500 (*$9,750) [Pacesetters SOLD] • 2 Pulse Memberships • Logo recognition in promotions and materials for chosen program • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes at chosen program Bronze Sponsor | $2,000 (*$3,500) • Opportunity to display signage/distribute materials at chosen event • Logo recognition in event promotions and materials Annual Pulse Membership: $100 Investors/Members $150 All Others

Pulse Young Professionals Annual Village Party

August 16th | Brandon Mills | 6:00-8:30 pm This event brings together Pulse Young Professionals members and non-members alike to learn about Pulse, engage with other young professionals and have some fun.

Projected Attendance: 400 Audience: Young Professionals (ages 22-39) SPONSORSHIP LEVELS Event Presenting Sponsor | $2,500 (*$3,750) • Opportunity to display signage at event • Opportunity to speak for 2-3 minutes and assist with door prizes • Exhibitor table at event • Logo recognition in all promotions, materials and communications (including social media) • Receive business cards from event Gold Sponsor | $1,500 (*$2,250) • Opportunity to display signage at event • Recognition from the stage at event • Exhibitor table at event • Logo recognition in all promotions, materials and communications (including social media) • Receive business cards from event Silver Sponsor $1,000 (*$1,500) • Recognition from the stage at event • Exhibitor table at event • Name recognition in digital promotions (including social media) • Receive business cards from event Bronze Sponsor $500 (*$750) • Name recognition on event materials and promotion • Exhibitor Table at event Table Exhibitor $250 (*$375) • Opportunity to serve as table exhibitor and distribute or sell products


Business Advocacy Partner

$3,500

Designed for Investors who want a stronger voice for the region and want more exposure with our elected officials, Business Advocacy Partners receive: • • • • • • • •

20% discount on individual Business Advocacy event sponsorships Inclusion on Partner signage 1 Seat on the Upstate Chamber Coalition (UCC) Advisory Board Sponsorship recognition at 30+ Greenville Chamber committee meetings Recognition in all UCC emails Recognition as a Business Advocacy partner on Chamber website Sponsorship recognition at all Greenville Chamber Advocacy and UCC events 2 complimentary tickets to all Greenville Chamber Advocacy and UCC events plus priority seating (when applicable, contact regarding National Issues Forum) Special access to exclusive receptions before or after events

Business Growth Partner

$2,750

Designed for Investors who want to be in front of small business owners, Business Growth Partners receive: • • • • •

20% discount on individual Business Growth event sponsorships Inclusion on Partner signage 1 seat on Small Business Council A complimentary expo table at Business Growth events 2 complimentary admissions to all Business Growth events plus priority seating (when applicable) • Recognition as a Business Growth Partner on the Chamber website

Diversity & Inclusion Partner

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

PARTNERSHIPS

$5,000

Designed for Investors who wish to support the Chamber’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts to promote economic development through diversity and inclusion, these Partners receive: • • • • • • •

20% discount on individual D&I event sponsorships Logo recognition on Partner signage displayed at all major D&I events Recognition as a D&I Partner on Chamber website 2 complimentary admissions at all 2018 D&I events D&I Partner recognition at all Minority Business Accelerator sessions and events Complimentary D&I Consulting/Training up to 4 hours Opportunity to have a representative serve on the Minority Business Accelerator Advisory Council

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Economic Competitiveness Partner

$3,500

Designed for Investors dedicated to ensuring the future economic success of our community, Partners receive: • • • • • • • • •

20% discount on individual Economic Competitiveness event sponsorships 20% discount on Intercommunity Leadership Visit (ILV) registration 2 complimentary registrations to all local ILV events Priority involvement in inbound Intercity Delegation Visits 1 seat on Economic Competitiveness Council Inclusion on Partner signage Recognition as an Economic Competitiveness Partner on Chamber website 2 complimentary admissions at all Economic Competitiveness events Sponsorship recognition at Industry Roundtable meetings

Pulse Young Professionals Community Partner

$5,000

Designed for Investors who prefer high-impact exposure and engagement with our community’s young professionals. • • • •

Pulse memberships (amount negotiable) Logo recognition in promotions and event materials Opportunity to sit on planning committee 1 Intern enrolled in the Intern Experience and 1 employee in the Pacesetters program

Strategic Partner

$20,000

Designed for Investors who prefer high-impact exposure and engagement throughout all Chamber initiatives, Strategic Partners receive: • Acknowledgement as all of the above Partnerships with all associated benefits • Recognition as a Strategic Partner on the Chamber website • 1 complimentary sponsorship for a program or event (up to $5,000) and 20% off all Chamber event sponsorships (some exclusions may apply)


2018 SPONSORSHIP FORM

Event(s): __________________________________________________________________________________________ Sponsorship Level(s): __________________________________________________________________________________________ Amount(s): __________________________________________________________________________________________ SPONSOR INFORMATION Sponsor Organization: _____________________________________________________________________ Contact: _________________________________________________________________________________ Phone: _______________________________ Email: ____________________________________________ PAYMENT METHOD Payment is due prior to the event. Cash

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Name on Card: __________________________________ Card #: __________________________________ Exp. Date: _____________________

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Authorized Sponsor Signature: ____________________________________________ Date: ____________ Chamber Representative Signature: _______________________________________ Date: ____________

Please scan and email this form to your Greenville Chamber representative.

24 Cleveland Street, Greenville, SC 29601 | Phone 864-242-1050 www.GreenvilleChamber.org

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