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2017 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Join Forces. Celebrate Together.

Discover the many ways to make history & participate in WBENC’s 20th Anniversary! Summit & Salute · National Conference & Business Fair · Student Entrepreneur Program · Tuck-WBENC Advanced Executive Program ·Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship · WBENC Insights Resource Library · Annual Report · Growth & Sustainability Fund


SAVE THE DATES Summit & Salute

March 21-23, 2017 New Orleans

P R ESEN T I NG S PONS ORS

National Conference & Business Fair

June 20-22, 2017 Las Vegas

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20 years of providing Certification, Opportunities, Resources and Engagement. We will celebrate this very special anniversary year in many ways at our events and with special programming throughout the year. We are pleased to offer many meaningful opportunities for our constituents to showcase the brands that represent each of you in a unique way as well as highlight your commitment to the growth and success of WBEs. Throughout this brochure there are numerous creative ways to sponsor, each with a distinctive benefit package. The diverse opportunities enable you to invest your marketing capital in ways to help achieve your internal and external goals, and provide visibility and ROI that aligns with your value proposition and diversity efforts. This anniversary year provides new commemorative sponsorships that will live on long after we move into our 21st year. Sponsoring our signature development events, educational programs, Annual Report, Insights Resource Library, and the newly launched Growth & Sustainability Fund can provide tangible returns for your organization across the extended reach of our vast network. WBENC will be recognizing and celebrating our accomplishments along with the accomplishments of our constituents who have been on this incredible and rewarding journey with us. Be sure to secure your piece of this opportunity as we reflect on our past and envision our future. The entire WBENC team looks forward to collaborating with you to create an exceptional experience.

We look forward to celebrating with you! Sincerely, Pamela Prince-Eason President & CEO

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TABLE OF CONTENTS ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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SUMMIT & SALUTE

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Presenting Sponsor Opportunities

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Base Benefits Packages

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Branding Sponsorship Opportunities

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Pledge Form

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE & BUSINESS FAIR

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Co-Chair Sponsor Opportunities

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Base Benefits Packages

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Branding Sponsorship Opportunities

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Pledge Form

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STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM

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Pledge Form

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TUCK-WBENC ADVANCED EXECUTIVE PROGRAM 79 Pledge Form

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DOROTHY B. BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP

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Pledge Form

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WBENC INSIGHTS RESOURCE LIBRARY

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Pledge Form

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2016 WBENC ANNUAL REPORT

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Pledge Form

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GROWTH & SUSTAINABILITY FUND

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Pledge Form

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2017 SPONSORSHIP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS To be eligible to participate as a Sponsor of any of the Opportunities designated in this book, you must fall into one of the following categories: • • • •

WBENC National Member, in good-standing; WBENC-Certified WBE, certification must be current; WBENC Regional Partner Organization (RPO); or, WBENC National Strategic Partner, which includes a select group of approved nonprofit organizations and media entities.

If you do not meet one of the criteria listed above and are still interested in supporting WBENC during our anniversary year, please contact Mia Delano, Sr. Director of Development, at mdelano@wbenc.org. WBENC reserves the right to approve or deny any sponsorship requests. Please note, at the WBENC National Conference & Business Fair, Regional Corporate Members of our Host Council, the Women’s Business Enterprise Council-West (WBEC-West), are eligible to participate as Sponsors and/or Exhibitors. Also, Regional Corporate Members of the Great Lakes Women's Business Council are eligible to sponsor the Motor City Launch Party (see page 54). WBENC values our Members and Partners, therefore we extend the prominent visibility of our sponsorships to those who support us and our WBEs.

NAVIGATING THE 2017 WBENC SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE Throughout this brochure you will find information on the various opportunities to support WBENC during our 20th Anniversary year; everything from national event sponsorships to supporting WBEs through various capacity building programs, or supporting our female entrepreneurs of tomorrow through our Student Entrepreneur Program. Each section includes an event or program overview along with the opportunities available for you to sponsor or support. There are specific pledge forms found at the end of each section. For further instructions on the various sponsorship opportunities available, please reference the pages below: Summit & Salute.............................................. P.7 National Conference & Business Fair................ P.31 Student Entrepreneur Program......................... P.71 Tuck-WBENC Advanced Executive Program.......... P.79

Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship.............. P.85 WBENC Insights Resource Library............ P.91 2016 Annual Report............................... P.95 NEW! Growth & Sustainability Fund......... P.99

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT: Mia Delano, Sr. Director of Development | 202.872.5515, x8024 WBENC welcomes suggestions for customized sponsorships.

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2017 SUMMIT & SALUTE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES New Orleans Marriott

March 21-23, 2017 Presenting Sponsors

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EVENT OVERVIEW WBENC’s Summit engages participants in a two day program filled with a focus on the future of various industries, business networking, and development opportunities. The Salute follows the Summit and is a festive evening that highlights our 2016 America’s Top Corporations for Women Business Enterprises. The Summit occurs on March 21 – 23, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. The Salute! Dinner will take place on the evening of March 23, 2017.

DAY ONE // TUESDAY MARCH 21 Some of the pre-Summit activities include the Women’s Enterprise Forum Meeting and the WBENC Board of Directors Meeting. The registration desk is open all day; if you registered online be sure to stop by and pick up your program bag and event materials. Onsite registration is also available.

IMPORTANT NOTE: WBENC National Committee Meetings have been scheduled for Monday, March 20, 2017.

DAY TWO // WEDNESDAY MARCH 22 The Summit officially begins with the Procurement Opportunity Meet & Greet in the morning. This session is designed to allow WBENC-Certified WBEs to position their companies, products and/or services to participating National Corporate and Government Members. No appointments are required and all WBENC-Certified WBEs with a full Summit & Salute or Summit Only registration may participate. At the Stars Celebratory Luncheon we will reflect on 20 years of WBE Stars – where they are today and how far they have come. This is sure to be a great trip down memory lane for all, showcasing many inspiring women business owners. Day two afternoon activities consist of the first round of future forward workshops where attendees will learn from visionaries from corporations around the WBENC network. Be sure to plan your workshop strategy so you can maximize your time and attend as many of these sessions as possible. The day will conclude with the Welcome to New Orleans! Reception and Silent Auction where we will continue our celebration of 20 years of WBENC WBE Stars.

DAY THREE // THURSDAY MARCH 23 The morning starts off with WBENC’s signature 1:1 MatchMaker meetings. This is an opportunity for WBENCCertified WBEs to have pre-scheduled appointments with National Corporate and Government Members and their prime suppliers/key business partners to explore 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tier sourcing opportunities and learn how to be considered for these opportunities. WBENC-Certified WBEs who register prior to the January 23, 2017 Early Bird deadline are eligible for participation. NOTE: 1:1 MatchMaker appointments are extended by the participating National Corporate/Government Members based on their current interest and supply chain needs. WBENC cannot guarantee that all eligible WBEs will be extended a 1:1 meeting. After the 1:1 MatchMaker meetings, a second round of future forward workshops will be held. There will be many industries and topics to choose from. These engaging sessions will be followed by a Keynote Luncheon, a program that is sure to inform and inspire. After lunch the final round of future forward workshops will be held and the Summit will conclude. The evening festivities will include receptions to get everyone in the celebratory spirit before heading to the Salute! Dinner, where we will culminate our time together by honoring our America’s Top Corporations and other special individuals, with a few surprises on the agenda. When the dinner program concludes, it is time to look forward to Las Vegas in June at the Post Salute Party!

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Sponsorship Guidelines

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New! 20th Anniversary Commemorative Pin Sponsor

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Presenting Sponsor Opportunities

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New! 20th Anniversary Program Bag Sponsor

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Corporate Member Base Benefits Packages

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New! 20th Anniversary Recognition Sponsor

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WBE Base Benefits Packages

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New! Badge Sponsor

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Branding Sponsorship Opportunities

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New! Charging Station Sponsor

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Individual Ticket Pricing

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Design Your Own Premier Partner Corporate Custom Sponsorship

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Sponsorship Pledge Form

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New! Entertainment Sponsor

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New! Forum Keynote Sponsor

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Hotel Keycard Sponsor

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Keynote Luncheon Sponsor

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Mobile App Sponsor

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New! Post Salute Celebration Sponsor

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Printing Sponsor

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Procurement Opportunity Connection Sponsor

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New! Procurement Opportunity Connection Refreshment Sponsor

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Salute General Reception Sponsor

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Snapped! Commemorative 20th Anniversary Event Photo Sponsor

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New! Stars Celebratory Luncheon Sponsor

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Sustainability Sponsor

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Technology Sponsor

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Tribute to Education Sponsor

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New! WeInnovate! Sponsor

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New! Welcome Reception Sponsor

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New! Wireless Sponsor

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LEGEND Day One // Tuesday Opportunity Day Two // Wednesday Opportunity Day Three // Thursday Opportunity All Days // Tuesday-Thursday Opportunity

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SPONSORSHIP GUIDELINES BECOME A SPONSOR As a Summit & Salute sponsor, you will have a strong presence throughout the two-day program, and at the annual Salute! Dinner. National Corporate Members, WBENC-Certified WBEs, RPOs, and designated nonprofits/ government agencies are eligible to sponsor. Return the pledge form found on page 29 via email to valuedsponsors@wbenc.org or via fax to Mia Delano, Sr. Director of Development at 202-330-5403. If you have any questions, please contact Mia at (202) 872-5515 x: 8024.

SPECIAL NOTE: All submitted pledges are considered non-refundable commitments to support WBENC’s 2017 Summit & Salute to Women’s Business Enterprises at the level of payment indicated on the form.

SPONSOR RECOGNITION IN MEDIA RELATIONS & PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS Corporate sponsors along with WBE sponsors may be listed in one or more of the following areas. Please carefully read the details of the benefits package associated with your chosen sponsorship. 1. Website - company logo displayed or company name listed. 2. P  rint - The Summit & Salute program book will be made available to all event attendees. On location, sponsors will be recognized on signage (based on level of sponsorship) and through select public awareness strategies. 3. P  resident’s Report – company may be referenced in articles and/or event promotional materials published in the WBENC President’s report. 4. W  BENC Blog – company may be referenced in blog posts regarding the event and/or their sponsorship. 5. Social Media – company may be recognized through various posts on Facebook and Twitter.

WBENC proactively promotes this event. Our Media Partners provide print and Internet promotion (calendar listings), advertising and coverage. Those publications include: MBE Magazine, Enterprising Women magazine, WE USA, Diversity Inc. and many others. These partners promote the conference through their readership by featuring a full-page ad to maximize exposure and drive traffic to the WBENC Summit & Salute website. WBENC expects to attract an even greater number of Media Partners in 2017, adding to the nearly 500,000 circulation figure for the combined Media Partners.

REMINDERS: WBENC-Certified WBEs who purchase a Summit Only or a Full Summit & Salute registration; WBENC-Certified WBE sponsors; and WBENC-Certified WBE Sponsor guests must be registered by January 23, 2017 to participate in the Procurement Opportunity Connection 1:1 MatchMaker meetings. Advertising Print Deadline: January 30, 2017 - To be guaranteed inclusion in the sponsor section of the Program Book given to all 1,500+ attendees, you must pledge as a sponsor by this date. All ads are due at this time as well.

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PRESENTING SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES CORPORATE PRESENTING SPONSORS (2)

WBE PRESENTING SPONSORS (2)

$50,000

$20,000

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

TOTAL AVAILABLE:

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TOTAL AVAILABLE:

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Twenty (20) Full Summit & Salute Admissions

Ten (10) Full Summit & Salute Admissions

Two (2) Reserved tables of ten (10) all Summit & Salute meal functions (does not include receptions)

One (1) Reserved table of ten (10) at all Summit & Salute meal functions (does not include receptions)

Full page, 4-color ad in program book across from a Welcome Letter written by a senior executive from your company

Full page, 4-color ad in program book across from a Welcome Letter written by the CEO

Company recognized as a Summit & Salute Presenting Sponsor in all printed and online marketing materials

Company recognized as a Summit & Salute Presenting Sponsor in all printed and online marketing materials

Presenting sponsor may place one (1) item in the 20th Anniversary Program Bag distributed to all attendees (item must meet specs provided by WBENC)

Presenting sponsor may place one (1) item in the 20th Anniversary Program Bag distributed to all attendees (item must meet specs provided by WBENC)

Company prominently featured on the 2017 Summit & Salute event website on: summit.wbenc.org

Company prominently featured on the 2017 Summit & Salute event website on: summit.wbenc.org

One (1) feature article on company and CEO in monthly e-newsletter, the President’s Report, sent to more than 30,000 recipients prior to the Summit & Salute

One (1) feature article on company and CEO in monthly e-newsletter, the President’s Report, sent to more than 30,000 recipients prior to the Summit & Salute

Company listed in Summit & Salute print advertising appearing in media partner publications

Company listed in Summit & Salute print advertising appearing in media partner publications

Twenty (20) admissions for Senior Executive Reception preceding the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23)

Ten (10) admissions for Senior Executive Reception preceding the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23)

Company executive makes welcoming remarks during a Summit general session

Company executive makes welcoming remarks during a Summit general session

Inclusion in pre-event marketing and social media campaigns

Inclusion in pre-event marketing and social media campaigns

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CORPORATE MEMBER BASE BENEFITS PACKAGES PREMIER PARTNER CORPORATE SPONSOR BENEFITS

$35,000

• Ten (10) full Summit & Salute admissions • One (1) reserved table of ten (10) at the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23) • Full page, 4-color ad in program book • Company logo featured in the Summit & Salute program book and all online marketing materials • P  remier Partner Corporate Sponsor may place one (1) item in the 20th Anniversary Program Bag distributed to all attendees (item must meet specs provided by WBENC) • Extensive recognition in pre-event and onsite materials • Company logo featured on the sponsor page of the 2017 Summit & Salute event website • Ten (10) admissions to the Senior Executive Reception preceding the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23) • Inclusion in pre-event marketing and social media campaigns

CHAMPIONS OF GROWTH CORPORATE SPONSOR BENEFITS

$25,000

• Ten (10) full Summit & Salute admissions • One (1) reserved table of ten (10) at the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23) • Full page, 4-color ad in program book • Company logo featured in the Summit & Salute program book and all online marketing materials • Extensive recognition in pre-event and onsite materials • Company logo featured on the sponsor page of the 2017 Summit & Salute event website • Six (6) admissions to the Senior Executive Reception preceding the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23) • Inclusion in pre-event marketing and social media campaigns

DISTINGUISHED LEADERS CORPORATE SPONSOR BENEFITS

$20,000

• Five (5) full Summit & Salute admissions • Five (5) reserved seats at a table of ten (10) at the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23) • Full page, 4-color ad in program book • Company logo featured in the Summit & Salute program book and all online marketing materials • Extensive recognition in pre-event and onsite materials • Company logo featured on the sponsor page of the 2017 Summit & Salute event website • Four (4) admissions to the Senior Executive Reception preceding the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23)

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$15,000

PRESIDENT'S CIRCLE CORPORATE SPONSOR BENEFITS • Five (5) full Summit & Salute admissions • Full page, 4-color ad in program book • Company logo featured in the Summit & Salute program book and all online marketing materials • Onsite signage with company logo • Company logo featured on the sponsor page of the 2017 Summit & Salute event website

• Four (4) admissions to the Senior Executive Reception preceding the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23)

$10,000

CORPORATE PIONEER SPONSOR BENEFITS • Two (2) full Summit & Salute admissions • Half page, 4-color ad in program book (Ad upgrade to full page 4-color ad for $2,000) • Company listed by name as a sponsor in the Summit & Salute program book • Company listed by name on the sponsor page of the 2017 Summit & Salute event website

• Two (2) admissions to the Senior Executive Reception preceding the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23)

$6,500

CORPORATE SUPPORTER SPONSOR BENEFITS • Two (2) full Summit & Salute admissions • Company listed by name as a sponsor in the Summit & Salute program book • Company listed by name on the sponsor page of the 2017 Summit & Salute event website

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WBE BASE BENEFITS PACKAGES Note: The sponsorship packages on this page are only available to WBENC-Certified WBEs.

WBE TRAILBLAZER SPONSOR BENEFITS

$10,000

• Ten (10) full Summit & Salute admissions • One (1) reserved table of ten (10) at the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23) • Full page, 4-color ad in program book • Company logo featured on all Summit & Salute printed and online marketing materials • Company logo on 2017 Summit & Salute website sponsor page • Company listed in Summit & Salute print advertising appearing in media partner publications • Four (4) admissions to the Senior Executive Reception preceding the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23)

WBE GROUNDBREAKER SPONSOR BENEFITS

$7,500

• Five (5) full Summit & Salute admissions • Five (5) reserved seats at a table of ten (10) at the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23) • Half page, 4-color ad in program book • Company logo featured on all Summit & Salute printed and online marketing materials • Company logo on 2017 Summit & Salute website sponsor page • Two (2) admissions to the Senior Executive Reception preceding the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23)

WBE SPECIAL OPTION SPONSOR BENEFITS

$5,000

• Two (2) full Summit & Salute admissions • Company listed by name as a sponsor in the Summit & Salute program book • Company listed by name as a sponsor on the 2017 Summit & Salute website • Two (2) admissions to the Senior Executive Reception preceding the Salute! Dinner (Thursday, March 23)

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BRANDING SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ALL DAYS

NEW! 20TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATIVE PIN SPONSOR In honor of the 20th Anniversary of WBENC, we will be distributing a commemorative pin to all attendees to take home as a memento. Keep your brand front and center by becoming a sponsor of the official celebratory event pin!

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $20,000

Specific Benefits = Distinguished Leaders Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Logo presentation on gift packaging • Gift is placed in all attendee 20th Anniversary Program Bags

REMAINING: Corporate = 2

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NEW! 20TH ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM BAG SPONSOR The program bag is an unbeatable opportunity for a company logo to be viewed by every attendee and taken back home for additional use. Each bag carries the sponsor’s logo and the Summit & Salute branding.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $25,000

Specific Benefits = Champions of Growth Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Exclusive presentation of corporate logo on Summit & Salute bag (given to all 1,500+ Summit & Salute attendees) • Company recognized in Summit & Salute materials as the 20th Anniversary Program Bag Sponsor

PLEDGED SPONSOR:

Allstate Insurance Company

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

ALL DAYS

NEW! 20TH ANNIVERSARY RECOGNITION SPONSOR Be a part of this milestone in WBENC history! We will be providing a special 20th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine, which recognizes very special people and documents our history, to all attendees in their event bag. This special recognition gift will have your logo displayed on the back cover. This piece of memorabilia will become a coffee table favorite!

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (5) $20,000

Specific Benefits = Distinguished Leaders Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Recognition of sponsor onsite - logo displayed on signage • Social media posts tagging the sponsors

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

CVS Nissan North America, Inc. Women's Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-sNJ

REMAINING: Corporate = 3

Review the base benefits packages associated with the different branding opportunities on pages 12-14.

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NEW! BADGE SPONSOR Take advantage of this opportunity and witness every attendee wearing your logo on their conference badge or lanyard.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $35,000

Specific Benefits = Premier Partner Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Exclusive presentation of corporate logo on badge holder or lanyard

PLEDGED SPONSOR: UPS

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

ALL DAYS

NEW! CHARGING STATION SPONSOR Summit & Salute attendees are rarely seen without their smartphones and tablets with them whether at Meet & Greet or preparing for a workshop session. Often times their devices don’t have enough power to get through the day. Exclusive sponsorship of these stations will provide you with tremendous exposure throughout the entire event. Charging stations will be placed in high traffic areas throughout the week.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Bank of America BP America Inc.

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $20,000

Specific Benefits = Distinguished Leaders Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • E  xclusive presentation of corporate logo on four (4) or more charging stations

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

ALL DAYS

DESIGN YOUR OWN PREMIER PARTNER CORPORATE CUSTOM SPONSORSHIP There is certainly room for creativity in designing a sponsorship that suits your company’s needs in terms of brand awareness in front of Summit & Salute attendees as well as through extensive pre-conference marketing and communications. Contact Mia Delano at valuedsponsors@wbenc.org to begin a discussion today on how to maximize your presence.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Multiple Corporate Sponsorships Available $35,000

DAY THREE // MARCH 22

Specific Benefits = Premier Partner Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Visibility and branding to be created in partnership with WBENC

NEW! ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR Everyone loves a high energy party to unwind after days of intense networking and education. Be the company responsible for getting everyone on their feet at our receptions and post party!

DAY TWO // MARCH 21

AVAILABILITY:

WBE Sponsorship (2) $10,000

Specific Benefits = WBE Trailblazer Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company recognized in Summit & Salute Materials as the Entertainment Sponsor • Logo on special banner hung on or near stage “Entertainment brought to you by…….” • Stage shout out by entertainer during performance

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

ICON Information Consultants, LP

REMAINING: WBE = 1

Review the base benefits packages associated with the different branding opportunities on pages 12-14.

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DAY ONE // MARCH 21

NEW! FORUM KEYNOTE SPONSOR The Women's Enterprise Forum meeting held during Summit & Salute is a women's business development focused session. Take advantage of this opportunity to provide an inspiring keynote speaker for our WBEs.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $15,000

Specific Benefits = President's Circle Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Prominent signage at the Women's Enterprise Forum meeting • Company recognized in Summit & Salute materials as the Forum Keynote Sponsor

REMAINING: Corporate = 1

ALL DAYS

HOTEL KEYCARD SPONSOR On average a hotel guest looks at their hotel keycard at least 10 times a day! What better way to get your name in front of event attendees than by having your logo on one of the most important items they will carry with them for the duration of the event. The hotel keycard will be available at the New Orleans Marriott, the Summit & Salute host hotel where more than 1,000 individuals will be staying.

AVAILABILITY:

Raytheon Company AT&T

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $25,000

Specific Benefits = Champions of Growth Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company logo placed on the host hotel keycard (1,000+ guests expected) • Company recognized in Summit & Salute materials as the Summit & Salute Hotel Keycard Sponsor

DAY THREE // MARCH 23

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON SPONSOR The Keynote Luncheon marks a point where strong relationships have been formed and attendees are capitalizing on their time and new contacts. During this program, the keynote speaker will inspire the audience.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (3) $20,000; WBE Sponsorship (2)

$10,000 Specific Benefits = Distinguished Leaders Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Prominent signage and on-screen branding at luncheon • One (1) reserved table of ten (10) at luncheon

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Hired by Matrix, Inc. Intel KPMG LLP Robert Half Safe Haven Enterprises

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

ALL DAYS

MOBILE APP SPONSOR The WBENC Mobile App has become a must-use resource at WBENC events. Get in front of 1,500+ attendees by being the Mobile App sponsor.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $20,000

Specific Benefits = Distinguished Leaders Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Sponsor will have primary visual presence on the mobile app

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Marriott International, Inc.

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

Review the base benefits packages associated with the different branding opportunities on pages 12-14.

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DAY THREE // MARCH 23

NEW! POST SALUTE CELEBRATION SPONSOR The Post Salute Celebration is the official after party of the Summit & Salute event! This is where Summit & Salute attendees keep the celebration going after the Salute! Dinner. Put your company on display and leave a lasting impression as the official sponsor of the final affair!

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Mahin Impressions

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (3) $15,000 WBE Sponsorship (2) $7,500 Specific Benefits = President's Circle Corporate Sponsor Benefits or WBE Groundbreaker Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company recognized in Summit & Salute materials as a Post Salute Celebration Sponsor • Company logo on Post Salute celebration signage • Company logo on cocktail napkins

REMAINING: Corporate = 3, WBE = 1

DAY THREE // MARCH 23

ALL DAYS

PRINTING SPONSOR All Summit & Salute attendees receive a program book in their welcome bag at registration. As the official Printing Sponsor your company logo will be prominently displayed on the external back cover of the book!

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $15,000; WBE Sponsorship (2) $7,500 Specific Benefits = President's Circle Corporate Sponsor Benefits or WBE Special Option Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company recognized in Summit & Salute materials as a Print Sponsor

REMAINING: Corporate = 2, WBE = 2

PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITY CONNECTION SPONSOR Meet & Greet and the 1:1 MatchMaker Meetings are two of the biggest components of the Summit & Salute event! These two sessions draw a large number of attendees. Receive prime visibility for your company by being the Procurement Opportunity Connection Sponsor!

AVAILABILITY: DAY TWO // MARCH 22

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Corporate Sponsorship (3) $25,000

Specific Benefits = Champions of Growth Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company recognized in Summit & Salute materials as the sponsor of the Procurement Opportunity Connection Meet & Greet and 1:1 MatchMaker Meetings • Company logo featured on Procurement Opportunity Connection onsite signage • Company recognized in all pre-event communications to WBEs and Corporate Members regarding these key networking opportunities

PLEDGED SPONSORS: Bristol-Myers Squibb Chevron TOYOTA

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

Review the base benefits packages associated with the different branding opportunities on pages 12-14.

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DAY THREE // MARCH 23

NEW! PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITY CONNECTION REFRESHMENT SPONSOR The Procurement Opportunity Connection Meet & Greet and 1:1 MatchMaker Meetings are some of WBENC's signature sessions. Your company would be showcased during these sessions as the attendees come to grab a refreshment.

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

AVAILABILITY:

DAY TWO // MARCH 22

DAY THREE // MARCH 23

DAY TWO // MARCH 22

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $15,000; WBE Sponsorship (2) $7,500 Specific Benefits = President's Circle Corporate Sponsor Benefits or WBE Groundbreaker Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company logo featured on cocktail napkins displayed in the Meet & Greet and 1:1 MatchMaker refreshments areas • Company recognized in Summit & Salute materials as the Procurement Opportunity Connection Refreshment Sponsor • Prominent signage at refreshment station

REMAINING: Corporate = 2, WBE = 2

SALUTE GENERAL RECEPTION SPONSOR Everyone gathers before the Salute! Dinner to socialize and get ready for the main event! Be part of the excitement and put your company front and center by sponsoring this key function.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS: Exxon Mobil Corporation

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $25,000

Specific Benefits = Premier Partner Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company recognized in Summit & Salute materials as the Salute General Reception Sponsor • Signage at Reception (Thursday, March 23)

REMAINING: Corporate = 1

SNAPPED! COMMEMORATIVE 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT PHOTO SPONSOR Almost in as much demand as business cards, photos of friends and colleagues taken at high profile events such as the Wednesday night Welcome Reception and the Salute! Dinner are highly sought after. Be remembered long after the Summit & Salute ends by being a Snapped! Event Photo Sponsor at one of these well attended functions.

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $25,000 ; WBE Sponsorship (2) $7,500 Specific Benefits = Champions of Growth Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR WBE Groundbreaker Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Logo will be placed on the photo frame or photo delivery item, and will be included in electronic files made available to attendees

REMAINING: Corporate = 2, WBE = 2

Review the base benefits packages associated with the different branding opportunities on pages 12-14.

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DAY TWO // MARCH 22

NEW! STARS CELEBRATORY LUNCHEON SPONSOR During this exciting luncheon we will reflect on 20 years of WBE Business Stars. Have your logo prominently displayed during this celebratory session as we take a trip down memory lane.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $20,000; WBE Sponsorship (2)

$10,000 Specific Benefits = Distinguished Leaders Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Prominent signage and on-screen branding at luncheon • One (1) reserved table of ten (10) at luncheon

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Accel Inc. Act-1Group, The Avis Budget Group, Inc. Walmart Stores, Inc.

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SUSTAINABILITY SPONSOR Each year WBENC makes strides towards holding an event that more closely follows the precepts of sustainability by reducing our paper output and being more efficient in our energy consumption. If your company also believes sustainability is a mission-critical goal, then this sponsorship is for you.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $20,000; WBE Sponsorship (1) $7,500 Specific Benefits = Distinguished Leaders Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR WBE Groundbreaker Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Sponsor will receive branding on the conference facility’s features that encourage sustainability such as the water coolers or recycling bins • Sponsor will be asked to provide 10 tips or guidelines for “being more green” that will be displayed at major meal functions and featured as part of a pre-conference awareness campaign

PLEDGED SPONSORS: Bocci Engineering & Construction FedEx

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

ALL DAYS

TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR The sponsor company will partner with WBENC to provide the technology that powers the Summit & Salute workshops and keynote session.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $35,000

Specific Benefits = Premier Partner Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company recognized in Summit & Salute materials as Technology Sponsor • Logo recognition in connection with each electronic display

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Entergy Corporation

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

Review the base benefits packages associated with the different branding opportunities on pages 12-14.

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DAY THREE // MARCH 23

TRIBUTE TO EDUCATION SPONSOR Great education is the foundation of a successful conference. At Summit & Salute, workshops are hosted on Wednesday and Thursday of the event week. Tribute to Education Sponsors are recognized on signage inside and outside of the classrooms. If your goal is brand awareness and capacity development, this sponsorship has you covered.

DAY ONE // MARCH 21

DAY TWO // MARCH 22

AVAILABILITY:

Multiple Corporate Sponsorships Available $15,000

Specific Benefits = President's Circle Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Dedicated signage with Tribute to Education Sponsor logos • Inside workshops, the sponsor logos will appear at the beginning and end of each PowerPoint presentation

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Altria Group, Inc. Coca-Cola Company, The Dell Inc. DuPont IBM Johnson & Johnson Macy's ManpowerGroup Merck & Co., Inc. Office Depot, Inc. PepsiCo, Inc. Pfizer Inc Pitney Bowes Inc. Verizon Vistra Energy

NEW! WEINNOVATE! SPONSOR WeInnovate! is one of WBENC’s newest program offerings designed to bring the most innovative solutions from WBEs to our Corporate Members! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to showcase your company as the sponsor of this new and exciting session!

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS: Capital One Microsoft

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $25,000

Specific Benefits = Champions of Growth Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company recognized in Summit & Salute materials as the WeInnovate! Sponsor • Signage at all WeInnovate! sessions

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

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The Welcome Reception is the official kickoff to Summit & Salute! The Silent Auction takes place during the Welcome Reception and draws over 1,000 attendees. Be a part of the excitement by sponsoring this key event!

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $35,000; WBE Sponsorship (2) $10,000 Specific Benefits = Premier Partner Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR WBE Trailblazer Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company recognized in Summit & Salute materials as Welcome Reception Sponsor • Logo recognition on Welcome Reception cocktail napkins or specialty cocktail glass • Signage at Reception (Wednesday March 22)

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CESCO, Inc. Shell Strategic Staffing Solutions Wells Fargo

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NEW! WIRELESS SPONSOR Be the one who makes internet access possible! Give everyone the opportunity to easily connect to the WBENC Summit & Salute network by tweeting, updating their blogs, posting on their Facebook page and catching up with email.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $25,000

Specific Benefits = Champions of Growth Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Sponsor logo will appear on dedicated signage displaying the Wi-Fi passcode and on digital signage throughout the conference • Sponsor logo will appear on Wi-Fi splash page

REMAINING: Corporate = 2

Review the base benefits packages associated with the different branding opportunities on pages 12-14.

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INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICING Individual tickets may only be purchased through online registration at summit.wbenc.org. *Early bird deadline is January 23, 2017.

ATTENDEE CATEGORIES: • WBENC-Certified, WBENC/WOSB or WEConnect-Certified WBE • National/Regional WBENC Corporate Member

• Regional Partner Organization (RPO) • Government Agency • Nonprofit Organization

INDIVIDUAL SUMMIT & SALUTE TICKET This ticket provides entry into all of the open Summit activities taking place March 22-23: Wednesday workshops and evening festivities; Thursday breakfast, workshops, lunch; and the General Salute Reception and Salute! Dinner.

INDIVIDUAL SUMMIT-ONLY TICKET This provides entry into all of the open Summit activities taking place March 22-23: Wednesday workshops and evening/opening reception festivities; Thursday breakfast, workshops, and lunch. It does not give the ticket-holder access to the General Salute Reception and Salute! Dinner.

INDIVIDUAL SALUTE-ONLY TICKET This ticket provides entry into the General Salute Reception and Salute! Dinner on Thursday, March 23.

EARLY BIRD

$450

EARLY BIRD

$250

EARLY BIRD $300

REGULAR (AFTER 1.23.2017)

$500

REGULAR (AFTER 1.23.2017)

$300

REGULAR (AFTER 1.23.2017)

$350

ATTENDEE CATEGORIES: • Small Business Owner (Not WBENC-Certified) • Corporate Non-Member

INDIVIDUAL SUMMIT ONLY TICKET This provides entry into all of the open Summit activities taking place March 22-23: Wednesday workshops and evening/opening reception festivities; Thursday breakfast, workshops, and lunch. It does not give the ticket-holder access to the General Salute Reception and Salute! Dinner.

EARLY BIRD

$500

REGULAR (AFTER 1.23.2017)

$550

REFUND POLICY: All ticket sales are final, no refunds will be issued. All sponsor package purchases are final.

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2017 SUMMIT & SALUTE SPONSORSHIP PLEDGE FORM Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor of the 2017 WBENC Summit & Salute (S&S) on March 21-23, 2017 in New Orleans, LA. Be sure to review the details of your chosen sponsorship and the associated benefits package carefully. As your contribution may be tax deductible, please consult your tax advisor. Please complete and return this form via email to valuedsponsors@wbenc.org or via fax to 202.330.5403. Once the form has been sent, please provide a high resolution version (300 dpi or greater) of the company logo via email to the address listed above. SPECIAL NOTE: All submitted pledges are considered non-refundable commitments at the level of payment indicated on the form. Benefits begin to accrue immediately upon receipt by WBENC.

On behalf of my company, please accept our pledge for the following event sponsorship package: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ $_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please add on the following to our package (i.e. ad upgrade, additional branding opportunity): ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ $_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Total pledge amount: $_______________________ Name:_____________________________________________ Title:__________________________________________________ Company (as it should appear in print):_______________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _________________________________________ Conference Contact:_________________________________ Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________ Company Twitter Handle: @______________________________ Company Website: ____________________________________

Payment Information: All payment must be completed by February 12, 2017. Failure to complete payment may result in loss of benefits. OPTION 1 Charge in:

OPTION 2 2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Invoice in:

2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Include Purchase Order# (if applicable):______________

Select: Credit Card No:___________________________________ Exp Date: ___________________

Billing Address (if different from above): ________________________________________________ City/State/Zip:

Name as it appears on the Card:

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________________________________________________ Signature Authorizing Charge:

Signature: ________________________________________________

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QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT: Mia Delano, Sr. Director of Development

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202.872.5515, x8024

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2017 NATIONAL CONFERENCE & BUSINESS FAIR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

June 20-22, 2017 Conference Co-Chairs

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EVENT OVERVIEW

The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S. The WBENC National Conference & Business Fair is attended by Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs); senior executives and procurement representatives from the Fortune 500 and the U.S. Government; and select partner organizations whose missions align with WBENC’s vision of expanding women’s business opportunities in the marketplace. With three days of robust programming, the conference features lectures and presentations from today’s thought leaders, engaging panel discussions, 1:1 MatchMaker sessions, networking receptions, and a notable Business Fair.

DAY ONE // TUESDAY JUNE 20 The conference starts Tuesday at the energetic Kickoff Luncheon. The day is filled with opportunities to attend different programs designed to engage all attendees. The day concludes with the Welcome Reception where attendees can network. This will be one of many opportunities to bid on a variety of exciting auction items.

DAY TWO // WEDNESDAY JUNE 21 The second day of the conference is centered on the Business Fair. The morning starts with the Business Fair Breakfast and Opening Ceremony. Throughout the day, attendees explore the Business Fair floor to discover opportunities with over 300 exhibitors, exchange ideas and connect with each other. Take a break mid-day at your leisure, in our Business Fair Luncheon area where a buffet will be waiting for you. After a high energy day of networking, the exciting Evening Event provides attendees the perfect venue to unwind, have fun and make informal connections.

DAY THREE // THURSDAY JUNE 22 The final day of the conference offers attendees the opportunity to take advantage of the many resources available to them including progressive educational workshops and pre-scheduled 1:1 MatchMaker meetings. The Finale Conference Luncheon offers attendees the opportunity to hear an insightful keynote presentation. The conference concludes in the evening with the Tribute! Dinner where we celebrate the strategic partners and individuals whose dedication propels WBENC’s mission forward. The dinner is followed by the 2018 Detroit Launch Party to pass the torch to the 2018 National Conference & Business Fair!

Visit conf.wbenc.org for the most up-to-date information on the schedule, keynote speakers and other conference information.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Sponsorship Guidelines

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WBE Base Benefits Packages

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Exhibitor Eligibility And Pricing

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Branding Sponsorship Opportunities

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Co-Chair Sponsor Opportunities

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Attendee Pricing

68

Corporate Member Base Benefits Packages

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Sponsorship Pledge Form

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New! 20th Anniversary Celebratory Gift Sponsor

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New! 20th Anniversary Pen Sponsor

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#ACTIntentionally365 Book And Exhibitor Directory Sponsor

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Apparel Sponsor

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Badge Sponsor

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Bag Sponsor

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Business Fair Sponsor

Procurement Opportunity Connection 1:1 MatchMaker Program Sponsor

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New! Procurement Opportunity Connection 1:1 MatchMaker Refreshment Sponsor

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Silent Auction Sponsor

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Snapped! Commemorative 20th Anniversary Event Photo Sponsor

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Social Media And Technology Sponsor

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Business Fair Breakfast Sponsor

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Sustainability Sponsor

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Business Fair Luncheon Sponsor

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Transportation Sponsor

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Business Fair Evening Event Sponsor

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Tribute! Dinner Sponsor

60

Business Fair Professional Headshot Sponsor

46

Volunteer T-Shirt Sponsor

60

Charging Station Sponsor

46

Website, Online, And Onsite Registration Sponsor

60

Commemorative Gift Sponsor

46

Welcome Reception Sponsor

62

Conference Luggage Tag Sponsor

48

Wellness Sponsor

62

Design Your Own Diamond Level Sponsorship

48

Wireless Sponsor

64

New! Entertainment Sponsor

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Workshop Sponsor

64

Finale Conference Luncheon Sponsor

50

Corporate Partner

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New! Forum Keynote Sponsor

50

Grand Entrance Sponsor

66

Hotel Keycard Sponsor

50

Keep Your Cool! Sponsor

66

Join Forces. Succeed Together. Lounge Sponsor

52

Beachy Feet Sponsor

66

Kickoff Luncheon Sponsor

52

Kick Off Your Heels Sponsor

66

Mobile App Sponsor

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Make a Splash! Sponsor

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Motor City Launch Party Sponsor

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Networking Lounge Sponsor

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LEGEND Day One // Tuesday Opportunity

Day Three // Thursday Opportunity

Day Two // Wednesday Opportunity

All Days // Tuesday-Thursday Opportunity

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SPONSORSHIP GUIDELINES

NATIONAL CONFERENCE & BUSINESS FAIR SPONSOR ELIGIBILITY WBENC‘s National Conference is designed to attract the broadest possible participation from corporations, government agencies and women business owners. However, to ensure that Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) have meaningful opportunities to connect with potential clients (corporate, government and other WBEs) as well as strengthen relationships with existing clients, WBENC has established specific rules of eligibility for sponsors of the 2017 Confer from the ence: 1. O  nly WBENC National Corporate Members or Regional Corporate Members from the Women’s Business Enterprise Council West (WBEC-West), as well as RPOs and WBENC-Certified WBEs, can be sponsors. 2. WBENC reserves the right to approve or deny any sponsorship requests.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE & BUSINESS FAIR EXHIBITOR ELIGIBILITY 1. WBENC-Certified WBEs, WBENC National Corporate Members, Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs), Regional Corporate Members of the 2017 Host Council (WBEC-West, WEConnect International Certified WBEs, and pre-approved nonprofits or government agencies are eligible to exhibit. 2. Government agencies, WBENC’s strategic partners and media sponsors, and approved affiliate nonprofit organizations can be exhibitors. 3. WBENC reserves the right to approve or deny any business as an exhibitor.

SPONSOR RECOGNITION IN MEDIA RELATIONS & PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS Corporate sponsors along with WBE sponsors may be listed in one or more of the following areas. Please carefully read the details of the benefits package associated with your chosen sponsorship. 1. Website - company logo displayed or company name listed. 2. Print - The #ACTIntentionally365 book will be made available to all conference attendees. On location, sponsors will be recognized on signage (based on level of sponsorship) and through select public awareness strategies. 3. President’s Report – company may be referenced in articles and/or event promotional materials published in the WBENC President’s Report. 4. WBENC Blog – company may be referenced in blog posts regarding the event and/or their sponsorship. 5. Social Media – company may be recognized through various posts on Facebook and Twitter.

WBENC-Certified WBEs who purchase a full conference registration; WBENC-Certified WBE sponsors; and WBENC-Certified WBE Sponsor guests must be registered by April 3, 2017 to participate in the 1:1 MatchMaker meetings. Advertising Print Deadline: April 10, 2017 - To be guaranteed inclusion in the #ACTIntentionally365 Book, content must be received by the print deadline.

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EXHIBITOR ELIGIBILITY AND PRICING Although not a sponsorship opportunity, you may wish to participate in the National Conference as an exhibitor at the Business Fair on Wednesday June 21, 2017. All exhibitor transactions are final in accordance with WBENC’s No Refund Policy. Booth position on the exhibit floor is determined by a point system. For more information on the point system please visit conf.wbenc.org/exhibitor-pricing/

ELIGIBILITY The following groups are eligible to exhibit: • WBENC-Certified WBEs • WBENC National Corporate Members • Regional Partner Organizations (RPOs) • Regional Corporate Members of the 2017 Host Council (WBEC-West) • WEConnect International Certified WBEs • Pre-approved nonprofits or government agencies WBENC reserves the right to approve all exhibitor applicants.

PRICING Available to WBENC National Corporate Members and Regional Corporate Members of the 2017 RPO Host Council (WBEC-West): • Silver Exhibitor Package - $6,000 • Bronze Exhibitor Package - $4,500 Available to Government Agencies and Nonprofits Only: • Metal Exhibitor Package - $3,500 WBENC-Certified WBEs and WEConnect International Certified WBEs Only: • WBENC-Certified WBE Exhibitor Package - $2,000 For more information on the base benefits associated with each of the various exhibitor packages please visit conf.wbenc.org/exhibitor-pricing/

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CO-CHAIR SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES As one of possibly six conference Co-Chairs (three corporate and three WBE), you would join WBENC in planning and creating an effective and memorable conference that would, in turn, provide important business and marketing potential for your company and visibility for your outstanding commitment to supplier diversity and dedication to capacity development for certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs). Co-Chairs are the “face” of the conference. As such, they are built into the branding of the event and are featured heavily in pre-conference media and communications. Email valuedsponsors@wbenc.org to contact Mia Delano, Sr. Director of Development, to learn more about this prestigious opportunity.

CORPORATE CO-CHAIR BENEFITS (3)

WBE CO-CHAIR BENEFITS (3)

$75,000

$25,000

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Co-Chairmanship of WBENC National Conference & Business Fair

Co-Chairmanship of WBENC National Conference & Business Fair

Twenty (20) Full conference registrations

Ten (10) Full conference registrations

20 x 40 Booth in key location

20 x 30 Booth in key location

Ten (10) Exhibitor Day passes (admission to all events on the day of the Business Fair)

Ten (10) Exhibitor Day passes (admission to all events on the day of the Business Fair)

Extensive brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book

Extensive brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book

Company listed in conference print advertising

Company listed in conference print advertising

Company prominently featured on conference web page on conf.wbenc.org in the Co-Chair sections

Company prominently featured on conference web page on conf.wbenc.org in the Co-Chair sections

Company recognized as Co-Chair in all printed materials

Company recognized as Co-Chair in all printed materials

Co-Chair may place (1) item in the conference Program Bag distributed to all attendees (Item must meet specs provided by WBENC.)

Co-Chair may place (1) item in the conference Program Bag distributed to all attendees. (Item must meet specs provided by WBENC.)

Company executive participation in Opening Ceremony for Business Fair

Company executive participation in Opening Ceremony for Business Fair

Logo on conference website

Logo on conference website

One (1) junior suite at host hotel

One (1) junior suite at host hotel

Participation of one key executive on the Conference Advisory Committee

Participation of one key executive on the Conference Advisory Committee

Two (2) reserved tables of ten (10) at all conference meal functions (does not include receptions)

One (1) reserved table of ten (10) at all conference meal functions (does not include receptions)

Signage at meal function venues (does not include receptions)

Signage at meal function venues (does not include receptions)

Ten (10) admissions for Senior Executive Reception

Ten (10) admissions for Senior Executive Reception

High visibility speaking opportunity for CEO or other C-Suite representative

High visibility speaking opportunity for CEO

Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns

Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns

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CORPORATE MEMBER BASE BENEFITS PACKAGES DIAMOND CORPORATE SPONSOR BENEFITS

$50,000

• Ten (10) Full conference registrations • 20 x 20 booth (upgrade to a 20 x 30 for an additional $2,000, upgrades subject to space availability) • B  ooth placed in sponsor section of the Business Fair floor if pledge form received by February 1, 2017, after which placement is subject to space availability • Four (4) Exhibitor day passes (admission to all events on Day Two – Wednesday) • Extensive recognition in all pre-conference and onsite materials • Brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book* • Company logo featured on 2017 conference website • One (1) reserved table of ten (10) at all meal functions (excluding receptions) • On-screen branding when company is noted • Five (5) Admissions to Senior Executive Reception • Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns

RUBY CORPORATE SPONSOR BENEFITS

$35-40,000

• Six (6) Full conference registrations • 20 x 10 booth (upgrade to 20 x 20 for an additional $2,000, upgrades subject to space availability) • B  ooth placed in sponsor section of the Business Fair floor if pledge form received by February 1, 2017, after which placement is subject to space availability • Three (3) Exhibitor day passes (admission to all events on Day Two – Wednesday) • Brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book* • Company logo featured on 2017 conference website • One (1) Reserved table of ten (10) at Tribute! Dinner • On-screen branding when company is noted • Four (4) Admissions to Senior Executive Reception • Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns

*Content for the #ACTIntentionally365 book must be received prior to the print deadline April 10, 2017

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$25,000

EMERALD CORPORATE SPONSOR BENEFITS • Five (5) Full conference registrations • 20 x 10 booth (upgrade to 20 x 20 for an additional $2,000, upgrades subject to space availability)

• B  ooth placed in sponsor section of the Business Fair floor if pledge form received by February 1, 2017, after which placement is subject to space availability • Three (3) Exhibitor day passes (admission to all events on Day Two – Wednesday) • Brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book* • Company logo featured on 2017 conference website • Three (3) Admissions to Senior Executive Reception • Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns

SAPPHIRE CORPORATE SPONSOR BENEFITS

$20,000

• Four (4) Full conference registrations • 20 x 10 booth (no booth upgrades available) • B  ooth placed in sponsor section of the Business Fair floor if pledge form received by February 1, 2017, after which placement is subject to space availability • Three (3) Exhibitor day passes (admission to all events on Day Two – Wednesday) • Brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book* • Company logo featured on 2017 conference website • Three (3) Admissions to Senior Executive Reception • Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns

OPAL CORPORATE SPONSOR BENEFITS

$15,000

• Three (3) Full conference registrations • 20 x 10 booth (no booth upgrades available) • B  ooth placed in sponsor section of the Business Fair floor if pledge form received by February 1, 2017, after which placement is subject to space availability • Two (2) Exhibitor day passes (admission to all events on Day Two – Wednesday) • Brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book* • Company logo featured on 2017 conference wesbite • Two (2) Admissions to Senior Executive Reception • Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns

*Content for the #ACTIntentionally365 book must be received prior to the print deadline April 10, 2017

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WBE BASE BENEFITS PACKAGES RUBY WBE SPONSOR BENEFITS

$10,000

• Five (5) Full conference registrations • 20 x 10 booth (upgrade to 20 x 20 for an additional $1,500; upgrades subject to space availability) • B  ooth placed in sponsor section of the Business Fair floor if pledge form received by February 1, 2017, after which placement is subject to space availability • Three (3) Exhibitor day passes (admission to all events on Day Two – Wednesday) • Brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book* • Company logo featured on 2017 conference website • On-screen branding when company is noted • Four (4) Admissions to Senior Executive Reception • Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns

EMERALD WBE SPONSOR BENEFITS

$7,500

• Four (4) Full conference registrations • 20 x 10 booth (upgrade to 20 x 20 for an additional $1,500; upgrades subject to space availability) • B  ooth placed in sponsor section of the Business Fair floor if pledge form received by February 1, 2017, after which placement is subject to space availability • Three (3) Exhibitor day passes (admission to all events on Day Two – Wednesday) • Brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book* • Company logo featured on 2017 conference website • Three (3) Admissions to Senior Executive Reception • Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns

*Content for the #ACTIntentionally365 book must be received prior to the print deadline April 10, 2017

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BRANDING SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ALL DAYS

NEW! 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATORY GIFT SPONSOR In honor of the 20th Anniversary of WBENC, we will be distributing a celebratory gift to all attendees to take home as a memento of this milestone in our history. Keep your brand front and center by becoming the sponsor of the 20th Anniversary Celebratory Gift!

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Johnson & Johnson

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $40,000

Specific Benefits = Ruby Corporate Sponsor Benefits Package PLUS: • Exclusive logo presentation on gift packaging • Gift will either be placed in all attendee conference bags or distributed to all attendees during an event

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

ALL DAYS

NEW! 20TH ANNIVERSARY PEN SPONSOR a lasting impression! Promote your company with the official WBENC PLEDGED CLOMake SEthatD will pen be in the hands of every conference attendee…who may also be SPONSORS: – PROand potential suppliers The pen will be placed in all attendee conference DUclients. AARP C TION any UNbook bags and will be the official pen for signings that take place as part of D ERWAY F the conference. OR ON T IME ARR AVAILABILITY: Corporate Sponsorship (2) $25,000 IVAL TO VEGAS! Specific Benefits = Emerald Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • C  orporate logo will appear with show logo on the packaging of the official conference pen

REMAINING: Corporate = 1

ALL DAYS

#ACTINTENTIONALLY365 BOOK AND EXHIBITOR DIRECTORY SPONSOR This publication is the physical embodiment of WBENC’s #ACTIntentionally365 campaign which encourages WBENC WBEs to do business with each other and with the Corporate Members who support their growth and development. The Exhibitor Directory is the other must-have publication at the conference. It carries the contact information for all of the exhibitors, segmented both by industry and service. These valuable tools are placed in all conference bags.

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Apple, Inc. Target Corporation

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $25,000; WBE Sponsorship (2) $10,000 Specific Benefits = Emerald Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Ruby WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Sponsor logo prominently displayed on the first page of the #ACTIntentionally365 20th Anniversary Commemorative edition and on the front cover of the supplemental Exhibitor Directory

REMAINING: Corporate WBE = 2

SOLD OUT

Review the base benefits packages associated with the different branding opportunities on pages 38-40.

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DAY ONE // JUNE 20

APPAREL SPONSOR The WBENC conference t-shirt has become a highly collectable item. All conference attendees receive their shirt at onsite registration. They select the color representing their Regional Partner Organization and then wear it to the Tuesday Welcome Reception. It’s an excellent networking tool for those in the same region to discover one another.

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Robert Half U.S. Postal Service

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Specific Benefits = Emerald Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Ruby WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • The Corporate and WBE sponsor logos will appear on all shirts • Visibility at the frequently visited bag and T-Shirt pick-up area near onsite Registration

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REMAINING: Corporate WBE = 2

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BADGE SPONSOR Take advantage of this opportunity and witness every attendee wearing your logo on their conference badge or lanyard.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $40,000

Specific Benefits = Ruby Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Exclusive presentation of corporate logo on badge holder or lanyard

PLEDGED SPONSOR:

Time Warner Inc.

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

ALL DAYS

BAG SPONSOR The conference bag is an unbeatable opportunity for a company logo to be viewed by every attendee and taken back home for additional use. Each bag carries the sponsor’s logo and the National Conference brand.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSOR: Pfizer Inc

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $40,000

Specific Benefits = Ruby Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Exclusive presentation of corporate logo on conference bag

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

DAY TWO // JUNE 21

BUSINESS FAIR SPONSOR WBENC’s signature Business Fair is one full day of non-stop networking and opportunity generation. Attendees say they are able to accomplish 50% of their prospecting for the year by attending the WBENC National Conference & Business Fair. Sponsor positions for this event are highly coveted due to the optimum visibility awarded to a sponsor company through representation at the Opening Ceremony, prime booth placement on the Business Fair floor, and extensive onsite signage.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (4) $35,000; WBE Sponsorship (4) $10,000 Specific Benefits = Ruby Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Ruby WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Signage and on-screen branding at Opening Ceremony and Business Fair • Participation in Opening Ceremony for Business Fair • One (1) reserved table of ten (10) at Business Fair Breakfast

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

84 Lumber Company & Nemacolin Woodlands Resort Avis Budget Group Chevron Pinnacle Group TOYOTA Walt Disney Company, The

REMAINING: Corporate WBE = 2

SOLD OUT

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DAY TWO // JUNE 21

BUSINESS FAIR BREAKFAST SPONSOR The Business Fair Breakfast is the headline event prior to the opening of the Business Fair. Be part of the excitement by sponsoring this key function.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (3) $35,000; WBE Sponsorship (3) $10,000 Specific Benefits = Ruby Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Ruby WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Signage and on-screen branding at Business Fair Breakfast • One (1) reserved table of ten (10) at Business Fair Breakfast

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Accel inc. MetLife Strategic Staffing Solutions Walmart Stores, Inc.

REMAINING: Corporate = 1, WBE = 1

DAY TWO // JUNE 21

BUSINESS FAIR LUNCHEON SPONSOR During the buffet Luncheon, the primary meal function on the most heavily attended day of the conference, participants take time to rest and get reenergized so they are ready to return to the Business Fair floor.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (4) $35,000; WBE Sponsorship (4) $10,000 Specific Benefits = Ruby Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Ruby WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Signage and branding at Business Fair Luncheon • One (1) reserved table of ten (10) at Business Fair Luncheon • Sponsor may provide materials to be placed on all of the luncheon tables during this program (Item must meet specs provided by WBENC)

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Commonwealth Capital Corp. Exxon Mobil Corporation Superior Workforce Solutions, Inc. Teva Pharmaceuticals

REMAINING: Corporate = 2, WBE = 2

DAY TWO // JUNE 21

BUSINESS FAIR EVENING EVENT SPONSOR After an exciting day of networking, WBENC conference attendees want to unwind, have fun, and possibly do a little karaoke. This tremendously popular reception consistently brings attendees out for an evening of good times. WBENC leverages the venue to ensure Event sponsor visibility is maximized in front of the crowd.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (6) $35,000; WBE Sponsorship (6) $10,000 Specific Benefits = Ruby Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Ruby WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Prominent signage at Reception • Sponsor logos on food and cocktail napkins • Designated VIP area for Reception sponsors (if appropriate)

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Accenture Hired by Matrix, Inc. Knock, inc. Overture, LLC Quigley-Simpson T-Mobile TransPak, Inc.

REMAINING: Corporate = 4, WBE = 1

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DAY TWO // JUNE 21

BUSINESS FAIR PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT SPONSOR Draw the crowds to your booth by offering an item everyone needs, but often do not take the time to obtain. That item is a professional headshot. The sponsor will have the photographer set-up near their booth so that traffic to this activity also brings attendees over to the sponsor booth. Attendees walk away with a key tool for future networking and more knowledge about the sponsor.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Intel Nissan North America, Inc.

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $20,000;

Specific Benefits = Sapphire Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Sponsor logo prominently placed on photo delivery item given to attendee • Pre-conference announcement encouraging attendees to take advantage of this activity

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

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CHARGING STATION SPONSOR NCBF attendees are rarely seen without their smartphones and tablets with them whether on the Business Fair floor or at a networking function. Often times their devices don’t have enough power to get through the day. Exclusive sponsorship of these stations will provide you with tremendous exposure throughout the entire conference. Charging stations will be placed in high traffic areas throughout the three day event.

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

AVAILABILITY:

REMAINING:

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $25,000

Specific Benefits = Emerald Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Exclusive logo placement on five (5) or more charging stations

Express Scripts, Inc.

Corporate = 1

CONFERENCE LUGGAGE TAG SPONSOR ALL DAYS

– 2018 DETROIT, MI

WBENC markets the following year’s conference with a luggage tag designed to promote the location and date of that conference. This parting gift reminds the current year’s conference attendees to save the date for the future conference, and it serves as a reminder every time the attendee packs their suitcase.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Accenture Kaiser Permanente

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $20,000

Specific Benefits = Sapphire Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Logo presentation either on the luggage tag or on the packaging • The item is included in all conference bags distributed onsite • Extra tags are used at promotional events for the remainder of the year

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

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DESIGN YOUR OWN DIAMOND LEVEL SPONSORSHIP The 2017 Conference will be held in Las Vegas, NV, a global destination for entertainment. There is certainly room for creativity in designing a sponsorship that suits your company’s needs in terms of brand awareness in front of conference attendees as well as through extensive pre-conference marketing and communications. One example would be becoming the Conference Keynote Speaker Sponsor. Please contact valuedsponsors@wbenc.org to discuss the options.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Corporate Sponsorship (3) $50,000

Specific Benefits = Diamond Corporate Sponsor Benefits Package PLUS: • Additional visibility will be determined based on final sponsorship description

REMAINING: Corporate = 3

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NEW! ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR Everyone loves a high energy party to unwind after days of intense networking and education. Be the company responsible for getting everyone on their feet at our receptions and post party!

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Corporate Sponsorship (3) $50,000

Specific Benefits = Diamond Corporate Sponsor Benefits Package PLUS: • Company recognized in National Conference & Business Fair materials as the Entertainment Sponsor • Logo on special banner hung on or near stage “Entertainment brought to you by…….” • Stage shout out by entertainer during performance

REMAINING: Corporate = 3

DAY THREE // JUNE 22

FINALE CONFERENCE LUNCHEON SPONSOR The Finale Conference Luncheon marks a point where strong relationships have been formed and attendees are capitalizing on their time with new contacts. During this program, a keynote speaker inspires the audience to do more with their talents and WBENC recognizes some of its most dedicated collaborators for their efforts.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (4) $35,000; WBE Sponsorship (4) $10,000 Specific Benefits = Ruby Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Ruby WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Prominent signage and on-screen branding at Luncheon • One (1) reserved table of ten (10) at Luncheon

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Artech Information Systems, LLC ManpowerGroup Verizon WEConnect International Women President's Organization

REMAINING: Corporate = 2, WBE = 2

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DAY ONE // JUNE 20

NEW! FORUM KEYNOTE SPONSOR The Women's Enterprise Forum meeting held during the National Conference & Business Fair is a women's business development focused session. Take advantage of this opportunity to provide an inspiring keynote speaker for our WBEs.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $20,000

Specific Benefits = Sapphire Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Prominent signage at the Women's Enterprise Forum meeting • Company recognized in National Conference & Business Fair materials as the Forum Keynote Sponsor

REMAINING: Corporate = 1

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HOTEL KEYCARD SPONSOR On average a hotel guest looks at their hotel keycard at least 10 times a day! What better way to get your name in front of the conference attendees than by having your logo on one of the most important items they will carry with them for the duration of the conference? The hotel keycard will be available at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, which is the conference host hotel.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

General Motors Company, LLC Raytheon Company

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $25,000

Specific Benefits = Emerald Corporate Benefits PLUS: • Logo prominently displayed on keycard

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

DAY TWO // JUNE 21

JOIN FORCES. SUCCEED TOGETHER. LOUNGE SPONSOR The Lounge is featured in the exhibit hall on the day of the Business Fair with seating (and refreshments if underwritten by sponsor). Part of its function is to provide a place for suppliers and potential buyers to meet away from their booths for extended conversations. This area is also known as the WBENC Network Lounge where staff members from WBENC and each RPO are available to answer attendee questions about Corporate Member benefits, certification, education, and more.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Bank of America

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $25,000

Specific Benefits = Emerald Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Join Forces. Succeed Together. Lounge exclusively branded with sponsor logo and signage • Sponsor may put company collateral in the Lounge • Sponsor may have a reserved space in the Lounge

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

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DAY ONE // JUNE 20

KICKOFF LUNCHEON SPONSOR The Kickoff Luncheon is where the excitement begins. As a sponsor of the first official event of the 2017 NCBF, your company will be associated with the energy and charisma that’s become an integral part of this program. This is the time when WBENC communicates the goals of the conference and the Co-Chairs share their insights.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (3) $35,000; WBE Sponsorship (3) $10,000 Specific Benefits = Ruby Corporate Benefits OR Ruby WBE Benefits PLUS: • Prominent signage and on-screen branding at Luncheon • One (1) reserved table of ten (10) at Luncheon • Sponsors will have unique opportunity to engage with attendees in a creative workshop

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Altria Group, Inc. BP America FedEx KellyMitchell Group Smead Manufacturing Company Trans-Expedite, Inc.

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

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MOBILE APP SPONSOR Attendees will be able to navigate the schedule, browse the interactive Business Fair map and venue using our mobile app and at the same time read more information about the sponsors, speakers, and sessions and send messages to fellow participants.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS: AT&T

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $25,000

Specific Benefits = Emerald Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Sponsor will have primary presence on the mobile app • Pre-conference and onsite marketing promotions Note: WBENC may offer secondary advertising opportunities to others through the app. All logos and references will be in alignment with sponsorship levels.

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

DAY THREE // JUNE 22

MOTOR CITY LAUNCH PARTY SPONSOR As the conference concludes, leave the last impression on attendees as we celebrate the success of the 2017 National Conference and pass the torch to the 2018 National Conference & Business Fair in Detroit, MI. This sponsorship is open to the Regional Corporate Members of the Great Lakes Women's Business Council.

AVAILABILITY:

Regional Corporate Members for 2018 Location (4)

$15,000 Specific Benefits: • Brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book* • Logo on 2018 Conference Website Sponsor Page • Inclusion in Pre-Conference Marketing and Social Media Campaigns • Three (3) Full Conference Registrations • Two (2) Exhibitor Day Passes (Admission to All Events on Day Two – Wednesday) • Two (2) Admissions to Senior Executive Reception • 10 x 20 Booth • Signage and on-screen branding at Launch Party

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

2018 Host Committee DTE Energy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Ford Motor Company

REMAINING: Corporate = 1

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NETWORKING LOUNGE SPONSOR In between keynote sessions, workshops, and the Business Fair, conference participants need a place where they can have a productive conversation in a comfortable environment. Each lounge will be situated in a high- traffic area to ensure easy access for attendees and strong visibility for lounge sponsors. Each lounge will be exclusively sponsored by one company.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

CVM Solutions Microsoft Corporation Pitney Bowes Inc.

Corporate Sponsorship (3) $20,000

Specific Benefits = Sapphire Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Exclusive signage in and around designated lounge • Sponsor may place collateral in lounge

REMAINING:

DAY THREE // JUNE 22

SOLD OUT

PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITY CONNECTION 1:1 MATCHMAKER PROGRAM SPONSOR The Conference 1:1 MatchMaker program encompasses a full day of prescheduled 1:1 MatchMaker sessions between WBENC-Certified WBEs and procurement representatives from the Fortune 1000 and government agencies. Sponsors of this program are putting their brand in front of hundreds of key decision-makers.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (3) $25,000

Specific Benefits = Emerald Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Onsite signage at 1:1 MatchMaker Sessions • Sponsor branding will appear on pre-conference communications regarding the 1:1 MatchMaker program

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Capital One Honda North American, Inc. Shell

REMAINING:

DAY THREE // JUNE 22

SOLD OUT

NEW! PROCUREMENT OPPORTUNITY CONNECTION 1:1 MATCHMAKER REFRESHMENT SPONSOR 1:1 MatchMaker is one of WBENC's signature sessions. Your company will be showcased during this session front and center when attendees come to grab a refreshment!.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $20,000; WBE Sponsorship (1) $7,500 Specific Benefits = Sapphire Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Emerald WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company logo featured on cocktail napkins displayed in the 1:1 MatchMaker refreshments area • Onsite signage at 1:1 MatchMaker sessions • Sponsor branding will appear on pre-conference communications regarding the 1:1 MatchMaker program

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Coca Cola Company, The Rose International, Inc.

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

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DAY ONE // JUNE 20

SILENT AUCTION SPONSOR The Silent Auction is showcased at the official Welcome Reception of the Conference! The Directory helps attendees plot their bidding strategy. It is a strategic must when bidding for desired jewelry, sports tickets, exclusive vacations and Power Meetings. As such, it is given out prior to the event at onsite registration and made available at the Welcome Reception and Silent Auction.

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Arbill Levy Marketing + Awards Neutral Posture, Inc.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $20,000; WBE Sponsorship (2) $7,500 Specific Benefits = Sapphire Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Emerald WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Logo placed on signage at all Silent Auction display tables • Logo placement on front of Silent Auction Directory • Short description of sponsor company placed on the inside front or back cover of the directory

REMAINING: Corporate = 2, WBE SOLD OUT

ALL DAYS

SNAPPED! COMMEMORATIVE 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT PHOTO SPONSOR Almost in as much demand as business cards, photos of friends and colleagues taken at high profile events such as the Business Fair Evening Reception and the Tribute! Dinner are highly sought after. Be remembered long after the conference ends by being a Snapped! Event Photo Sponsor at one of these well attended functions.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $35,000; WBE Sponsorship (2) $7,500 Specific Benefits = Ruby Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Emerald WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Logo will be placed on the photo frame or photo delivery item, and will be included in electronic files made available to attendees

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Dura Automotive Systems Exhibits South Corporation Madison Avenue Worldwide Techway

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

ALL DAYS

SOCIAL MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR Sponsorship offers high visibility at onsite registration at the social media kiosk. The sponsor may have representatives engage attendees to post, tweet and chat about the happenings at conference and about the sponsor’s social media agenda. The sponsor company will partner with WBENC to provide the technology that powers the conference workshops and keynote sessions.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS: Dell Inc.

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $50,000

Specific Benefits = Diamond Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • One minute video – to be played at social media kiosk • Social media tips from sponsor displayed on screen during general meal functions • Onsite visibility throughout duration of conference • Recognition as the Social Media leader and Technology provider during conference

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

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SUSTAINABILITY SPONSOR Each year WBENC makes strides towards holding a conference that more closely follows the precepts of sustainability by reducing our paper output and being more efficient in our energy consumption. If your company also believes sustainability is a mission-critical goal, then this sponsorship is for you.

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

INTREN Pacific Gas and Electric

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $25,000; WBE Sponsorship (1) $10,000 Specific Benefits = Emerald Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Ruby WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Sponsor will receive branding on the conference facility’s features that encourage sustainability such as the water coolers or recycling bins • Sponsor will be asked to provide 10 tips or guidelines for “being more green” that will be displayed at major meal functions and featured as part of a pre-conference awareness campaign

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

DAY TWO // JUNE 21

TRANSPORTATION SPONSOR Be a company that moves people by becoming a transportation sponsor! Conference attendees will need to be transported in style! Don't miss out on having your brand on busses or shuttles.

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (6) $20,000; WBE Sponsorship (2) $7,500 Specific Benefits = Sapphire Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Emerald WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Sponsor logos displayed on the sides of the bus or shuttle through window clings • Sponsor logos on seat headrests

REMAINING: Corporate = 6, WBE = 2

DAY THREE // JUNE 22

TRIBUTE! DINNER SPONSOR The Tribute! Dinner gracefully concludes the conference on the evening of June 22. During the program, we honor our strategic partners and individuals who have helped propel WBENC’s mission forward. For sponsors, this opportunity is a terrific way to leave a lasting impression with conference participants.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (3) $35,000; WBE Sponsorship (3) $10,000 Specific Benefits = Ruby Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Ruby WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Prominent signage and on-screen branding at Reception and Awards Dinner • One (1) reserved table of ten (10) at Dinner • If available in location, gobo lighting will display sponsor logo on an event wall

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Banneker Industries IBM Corporation InfoMart Merrimak Capital Company Wells Fargo Women's Business Enterprise Council PA-DE-sNJ

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

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VOLUNTEER T-SHIRT SPONSOR For conference, we need energetic, dedicated volunteers willing to give their time to help direct participants, register attendees, oversee workshops, and fulfill a number of other tasks. These individuals are vital to our success and we ensure that they are brightly attired and easy for our attendees to see. As the Volunteer T-shirt sponsor, your company will be the exclusive apparel sponsor for all volunteers.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS: Macy's Inc.

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $20,000

Specific Benefits = Sapphire Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Logo presented on volunteer t-shirt

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

ALL DAYS

WEBSITE, ONLINE, AND ONSITE REGISTRATION SPONSOR This opportunity is for the company that wants to ensure anyone with an interest in the NCBF knows of the sponsor’s support and commitment. This sponsorship is the vehicle to guarantee that pervasive brand awareness. The Website, Online, and Onsite Registration sponsor is prominently placed in front of all exploring the NCBF website and equally well-placed in the online registration site as well as the onsite registration area.

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS: PepsiCo, Inc.

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $50,000

Specific Benefits = Diamond Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Logo on conference website • Logo prominently displayed in online registration process • Logo at onsite registration • Onsite visibility throughout duration of conference

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

DAY ONE // JUNE 20

WELCOME RECEPTION SPONSOR After attending the Kickoff Luncheon and the first round of high impact programs, attendees are ready to walk and talk! The Welcome Reception is the place for them to channel their energy. Here they engage with colleagues, check out exciting Silent Auction items, and keep an eye out for opportunities. Reception sponsors can design their own “experience area” where they can interact with attendees and communicate their value proposition.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (3) $35,000; WBE Sponsorship (3) $7,500 Specific Benefits = Ruby Corporate Benefits OR Emerald WBE Benefits PLUS: • Create an interactive space for attendees to experience your company’s service/product (sponsors may incur additional costs for food & beverage, A/V and electrical, etc.) • Prominent signage at Reception • If available in location, gobo lighting will display logo on an event wall

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

BMW Manufacturing Co. Creative Resources ICON Information Consultants Imagen LLC JPMorgan Chase & Co.

REMAINING: Corporate = 1 WBE SOLD OUT

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WELLNESS SPONSOR

DAY THREE // JUNE 22

ALL DAYS

WBENC places a strong emphasis on wellness for women. Previously, WBENC has been proud to offer morning exercise classes for attendees. Sponsors for this opportunity will receive select recognition on conference activities dedicated to both mental and physical health. Any designated items distributed to promote wellness will be branded with sponsor logos. This opportunity has room for creativity!

DAY ONE // JUNE 20 DAY THREE // JUNE 22

Aetna Corporate Fitness Works CVS Health Staples, Inc.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (3) $25,000; WBE Sponsorship (1) $7,500 Specific Benefits = Emerald Corporate Sponsor Benefits OR Emerald WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Sponsor will create an interactive space, in collaboration with all Wellness Sponsors, for attendees to learn about and engage in wellness activities (sponsors may incur additional costs) • Sponsor branding on designated wellness materials • Sponsors will be recognized in all pre-marketing promotions of wellness activities

WIRELESS SPONSOR Be the one who makes access possible! Give everyone the opportunity to easily connect to the WBENC NCBF network by tweeting, updating their blogs, posting on their Facebook page, and catching up with email.

AVAILABILITY:

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Marriott International,Inc. Vistra Energy ACT-1 Group, The

Corporate Sponsorship (3) $20,000

Specific Benefits = Sapphire Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Sponsor logo will appear on dedicated signage displaying the Wi-Fi passcode and on digital signage throughout the conference • Sponsor logo will appear on Wi-Fi splash page

REMAINING:

WORKSHOP SPONSOR

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Great education is the foundation of a successful conference. At conference, workshops are hosted on Day One and Day Three of the event. Workshop sponsors are recognized on signage inside and outside of the classrooms. If your goal is brand awareness and capacity development, this sponsorship has you covered.

AVAILABILITY: DAY ONE // JUNE 20

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Corporate Sponsorship (10) $20,000

Specific Benefits = Sapphire Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Dedicated signage with Workshop Sponsor logos • Inside workshops, the sponsor logos will appear at the beginning and end of each PowerPoint presentation

SOLD OUT

DuPont Harley-Davidson, Inc. Home Depot, The KPMG LLP Lowe's Companies, Inc. The Procter & Gamble Co. United Airlines

REMAINING: Corporate = 3

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NEW TO SPONSORING THE CONFERENCE?

THIS INTRODUCTORY SPONSORSHIP MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU.

DAY ONE // JUNE 20

CORPORATE PARTNER Our Conference Corporate Partner sponsors provide a strong base of support for the conference, and enjoy an excellent opportunity to gain visibility and brand awareness in front of a broad audience.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (10) $15,000

Opal Benefits: • Brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book* • Logo on 2017 conference website sponsor page • Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns • Three (3) Full conference registrations • Two (2) Exhibitor day passes (admission to all events on Day 2 – Wednesday) • Two (2) Admissions to Senior Executive Reception • 10 x 20 booth. (No upgrades available.) • Recognition as a sponsor during the First Time Attendee Orientation *Note: Content for AI365 book must be received prior to the print deadline.

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Caesars Entertainment Ericsson, Inc. Merck & Co., Inc. Monsanto Nationwide Nokia W.W. Grainger, Inc.

REMAINING: Corporate = 3

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EXCLUSIVE LAS VEGAS OPPORTUNITIES ALL DAYS

GRAND ENTRANCE SPONSOR Make statement in the grand entry-way to the conference! Your logo will greet attendees as they ride the escalator to access the event throughout the week.

AVAILABILITY:

ALL DAYS

ALL DAYS

KEEP YOUR COOL! SPONSOR Help our attendees beat the heat with personal fans! Every time an attendee cools off, your logo will be front and center.

ALL DAYS

REMAINING: Corporate = 1

PLEDGED SPONSORS: Guy Brown Nexus Direct

WBE Sponsorship (2) $7,500;

Specific Benefits = Emerald WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS • Company logo displayed on fan OR packaging

REMAINING:

BEACHY FEET SPONSOR

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

At the beach or on a long walk, help our attendees stay comfortable on their feet with exclusive flip flops.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $25,000;

Specific Benefits = Emerald Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company logo prominently displayed on flip flops

KICK OFF YOUR HEELS SPONSOR Be the company to provide the solution when attendees walk to the conference in flip flops or sneakers. This bag carries the business appropriate kicks they will change into later. This shoe bag will come in handy every day and long after the conference ends!

SOLD OUT

Office Depot, Inc.

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

PLEDGED SPONSORS: BP America Inc. Private Eyes, Inc.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $25,000; WBE Sponsorship (1) $10,000 Specific Benefits = Emerald Corporate Sponsor Benefits or Ruby WBE Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company logo on shoe bag placed in all attendee conference bags

MAKE A SPLASH! SPONSOR ALL DAYS

UPS

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $40,000

Specific Benefits = Ruby Corporate Sponsors Benefits PLUS: • Company logo on escalator runner and escalator walls between first and second floors at South Convention Center

AVAILABILITY:

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Any great Vegas pool party calls for fun and fabulous floats! Keep your company front and center and help our attendees relax in the water with these inflatables!

AVAILABILITY:

REMAINING: SOLD OUT

PLEDGED SPONSORS:

Corporate Sponsorship (2) $20,000

Specific Benefits = Sapphire Corporate Sponsor Benefits PLUS: • Company logo prominently displayed on pool floats

REMAINING: Corporate = 2

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ATTENDEE PRICING

FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION With a full conference registration, access to any pre-conference activities is permitted on Monday, June 19 as well as all general workshops, all speaker sessions, meal functions, evening receptions, the Business Fair, and the Tribute! Reception and Dinner. It does not automatically include admission to invitation-only functions.

FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (INDIVIDUAL PER PERSON)

EARLY BIRD

REGULAR (AFTER 4.3.2017)

WBENC-Certified, WBENC/WOSB or WEConnect-Certified WBE

$599

$699

Small Business Owner (not WBENC-Certified)

$699

$799

National/Regional WBENC Corporate Member

$850

$950

Corporate Non-Member

$950

$1,050

Government Agency

$750

$850

Nonprofit Organization

$725

$825

Full-Time College or University Student (valid college/university ID required)

$200

$200

DAY PASSES Tuesday Day Pass includes admission to all general sessions, workshops, meal functions and the Welcome Reception and Silent Auction on Tuesday, June 20 excluding any invitation-only functions. Wednesday Day Pass includes admission to the general sessions, meal functions, the Business Fair and the evening function on Wednesday, June 21. It excludes any invitation-only functions. Thursday Day Pass includes admission to all keynote sessions, workshops, meal functions and the Tribute! Dinner on Thursday, June 22. It excludes any invitation-only functions. Business Fair Only Pass includes admission to the Business Fair Exhibit Hall on Wednesday, June 21. It does not include access to meal functions or the evening function.

DAY PASSES

(INDIVIDUAL PER PERSON)

PRICE

WBENC-Certified, WBENC/WOSB or WEConnect-Certified WBE

$375

Small Business Owner (not WBENC-Certified)

$375

National/Regional WBENC Corporate Member

$375

Corporate Non-Member

$475

Government Agency

$375

Nonprofit Organization

$375

Full-Time College or University Student (valid college/university ID required)

$100

Business Fair Only Pass

$250

SPOUSE/COMPANION PASS

(INDIVIDUAL PER PERSON)

PRICE

WBENC-Certified, WBENC/WOSB or WEConnect-Certified WBE

$100

Small Business Owner (not WBENC-Certified)

$175

National/Regional WBENC Corporate Member

$150

REFUND POLICY: All ticket sales are final, no refunds will be issued. All exhibitor and sponsor package purchases are final.

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2017 NATIONAL CONFERENCE & BUSINESS FAIR SPONSORSHIP PLEDGE FORM Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor of the 2017 WBENC National Conference & Business Fair (NCBF) on June 20-22, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Be sure to review the details of your chosen sponsorship and the associated benefits package carefully. As your contribution may be tax deductible, please consult your tax advisor. Please complete and return this form via email to valuedsponsors@wbenc.org or via fax to 202.330.5403. Once the form has been sent, please provide a high resolution version (300 dpi or greater) of the company logo via email to the address listed above.

SPECIAL NOTE: All submitted pledges are considered non-refundable commitments at the level of payment indicated on the form. Benefits begin to accrue immediately upon receipt by WBENC.

On behalf of my company, please accept our pledge for the following event sponsorship package: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ $_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Please add on the following to our package (i.e. booth upgrade, additional branding opportunity): ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ $_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ *Not all sponsors are eligible for a booth upgrade. Please read your benefits carefully.

Total pledge amount: $_______________________ Name:_____________________________________________ Title:__________________________________________________ Company (as it should appear in print):_______________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _________________________________________ Conference Contact:_________________________________ Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________ Company Twitter Handle: @______________________________ Company Website: ____________________________________

Payment Information: All payment must be completed prior to the national conference. Failure to complete payment may result in loss of benefits. OPTION 1 Charge in:

OPTION 2 2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Invoice in:

2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Include Purchase Order# (if applicable):______________

Select: Credit Card No:___________________________________

Billing Address (if different from above): ________________________________________________

Exp Date: ___________________

City/State/Zip:

Name as it appears on the Card: ________________________________________________ Signature Authorizing Charge: ________________________________________________

________________________________________________ Signature: ________________________________________________

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT: Mia Delano, Sr. Director of Development

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2017 WBENC STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM


STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino Las Vegas, Nevada

June 18-23, 2017

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2017 WBENC STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM

GENERAL INFORMATION OVERVIEW

The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council Student Entrepreneur Program (WBENC SEP) fosters growth for the next generation of women-owned businesses. Since its inception in 2008, more than 150 students from 50 colleges and universities across the country have graduated from SEP. WBENC is proud to invest in the next generation of Women's Business Enterprises through the support of WBENC Corporate and Government Members.

PROGRAM DETAILS Aspiring collegiate female entrepreneurs studying in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) or Business receive mentoring from the most successful Women's Business Enterprises and America's largest Fortune 500 companies while also participating in a tailored entrepreneurial curriculum, a pitch competition awarding $10,000 in seed capital and experiential learning through off-site visits to Women's Business Enterprises, corporate campuses, and accelerators.

“WBENC SEP was simply amazing! I met awesome mentors who were eager to share their experiences, knowledge, and wisdom. I left WBENC SEP inspired and motivated! I am truly grateful for being blessed with the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful program, and I look forward to becoming a WBENC certified company so that I can see everyone next year!” – Chancedy Pulliam, 2016 SEP Graduate from Mississippi State University and Founder of PawsiblyChic LLC

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2017 WBENC STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The title sponsors of this initiative are companies with a clear understanding of the need to build the next generation of female entrepreneurs through this unforgettable experience.

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM TITLE SPONSOR (2)

$50,000 PLEDGED SPONSORS: Allstate Insurance Company and FedEx TOTAL AVAILABLE:

SOLD OUT

Ten (10) Full Admissions to the National Conference & Business Fair  0 x 20 booth at the Business Fair (upgrade to a 20 x 30 for an 2 additional $2,000, upgrades subject to space availability) Booth placed in sponsor section of the Business Fair floor if pledge form is received by February 1, 2017, after which placement is subject to space availability Four (4) Exhibitor day passes during the National Conference & Business Fair (admission to all events on Day Two – Wednesday) Brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book* Company logo placed on signage at all Student Entrepreneur Program sessions Company logo featured on the Student Entrepreneur Program section of the 2017 National Conference website as well as the WBENC website One (1) Reserved table of ten (10) at all meal functions throughout the National Conference & Business Fair (excluding receptions) On-screen branding when company is noted Five (5) Admissions to Senior Executive Reception at the National Conference & Business Fair Inclusion in pre-program marketing and social media campaigns Sponsor company will be able to select up to three (3) students to mentor

*Content for the #ACTIntentionally365 book must be received prior to the print deadline April 10, 2017

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20TH ANNIVERSARY ALUMNI CHAMPION SPONSOR

$25,000

Since 2008 the WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program has expanded the pipeline of up and coming women entrepreneurs by providing much needed educational resources and mentoring expertise. As part of WBENC’s 20th Anniversary we are celebrating the success of our SEP Alumni with a "Where Are They Now?" video series highlighting how SEP has impacted their lives and helped in their entrepreneurial journey. We will bring back select SEP alumni including previous pitch competition winners and showcase the history of WBENC SEP while charting the course for the future as we continue to invest in the next generation of women entrepreneurs.

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $25,000

• Five (5) Full conference registrations •

20 x 10 booth (upgrade to 20 x 20 for an additional $2,000, upgrades subject to space availability)

Booth placed in sponsor section of the Business Fair floor if pledge form received by February 1, 2017, after which placement is subject to space availability

• Three (3) Exhibitor day passes (admission to all events on Day Two – Wednesday) •

Brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book*

Company logo placed on signage at all Student Entrepreneur Program sessions

Company logo featured on the Student Entrepreneur Program section of the 2017 National Conference website

Three (3) Admissions to Senior Executive Reception

Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns

Sponsor will be able to select up to two (2) students to mentor.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING SPONSOR

$15,000

One of the core elements of the WBENC SEP curriculum is experiential learning, the opportunity for students to experience and learn firsthand from the amazing Corporate and Government Members and WBEs within the WBENC Network while also learning about the entrepreneurial ecosystems available to them. Through off-site visits WBENC SEP allows students to: 1. L earn about the start-up ecosystem (accelerator/incubator model) – visits have included TechStars, Capital Factory, Canvs, Starter Studio, and WEVenture. 2. E  xperience what a successful women owned business can look like and observe the day to day of running a business – visit has included T3 3. L earn and experience what a major corporation looks like and observe the day to day operations – visits have included IBM’s Innovation Center and FedEx’s Sorting Facility

AVAILABILITY:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $15,000

• Three (3) Full conference registrations • 20 x 10 booth (no booth upgrades available) • B  ooth placed in sponsor section of the Business Fair floor if pledge form received by February 1, 2017, after which placement is subject to space availability • Two (2) Exhibitor day passes (admission to all events on Day Two – Wednesday) • Brand representation in the #ACTIntentionally365 book* • Company logo placed on signage at all Student Entrepreneur Program sessions • C  ompany logo featured on the Student Entrepreneur Program section of the 2017 National Conference website • Two (2) Admissions to Senior Executive Reception • Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns • Sponsor will be able to select up to one (1) student to mentor

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2017 WBENC STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM


$10,000

PITCH COMPETITION SPONSOR

The WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program Pitch Competition is an education experience available to WBENC SEP selected students. The Pitch Competition is a two-round evaluation elevator pitch competition hosted at the WBENC National Conference & Business Fair. The competition promotes women entrepreneurship and small business development by focusing on student created, managed, and owned ventures. Students are provided with expert feedback and the opportunity to win prizes to help fund their ventures.

AVAILABILITY: SPONSOR:

Corporate Sponsorship (1) $10,000

EY

SOLD

OUT

• Company logo placed on signage at all Student Entrepreneur Program sessions • C  ompany logo featured on the Student Entrepreneur Program section of the 2017 National Conference website • Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns • Sponsor will be able to select up to one (1) student to mentor

STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR SUPPORTER

$3,500 OR $6,000

An invaluable part of the student entrepreneur experience is the interaction students have with their mentors. A Student Entrepreneur Supporter is a WBENC Corporate Member who serves alongside a WBENC-Certified WBE as a mentor (2 to 1 ratio) to guide and enhance the experience of the students before, during and after SEP. Student Entrepreneur Supporters can choose their WBE co-mentor, or WBENC can assist to identify a certified WBE to serve as their comentor. WBENC seeks to find common ground between the student and their designated Corporate Member and WBE Mentors based on the students’ field of study, interest, and entrepreneurial or career aspirations aligning with the Corporation and WBE’s industry and expertise.

AVAILABILITY:

Multiple Corporate Scholarships

• A  Student Entrepreneur Supporter provides a scholarship of $3,500 which covers the cost of lodging and transportation; welcome meeting for student, corporate and WBE supporters; program administration; a student registration; and incidentals. • Two (2) scholarships may be purchased for $6,000 • Company logo placed on signage at all Student Entrepreneur Program sessions • Company logo featured on the Student Entrepreneur Program section of the 2017 National Conference website • Inclusion in pre-conference marketing and social media campaigns

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“THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THIS OUT THERE. As a female entrepreneur you will face obstacles and hurdles that will discourage 95% of us. If you make it to the last 5% standing, and you make it to WBENC SEP you will get your air. You will hear testimonials and stories from very successful women on how hard it can get- but you will also learn about the happy endings if you just keep pushing and pushing. You will be inspired and in 6 days you will get all the energy you need to keep pushing your venture forward. Use that energy to help you reach the next milestone!” – Ya-El Mandel-Portnoy 2016 SEP Graduate and Pitch Competition Winner from Mount Sinai School of Medicine

"After hearing all of the pitches during the elevator pitches, I was awestruck with all of the amazing things that these women were pursuing. WBENC SEP gave me a new sense of pride in the words 'female entrepreneur'. I would highly recommend this program to any woman interested in pursuing entrepreneurship." – Mona Amin, 2nd place Pitch Competition Winner and 2016 SEP Graduate from East Carolina University, Co-Founder of Freshspire Inc.

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2017 WBENC STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM


2017 WBENC STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP PLEDGE FORM Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor of the 2017 WBENC Student Entrepreneur Program (SEP) June 1823, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Be sure to review the details of your chosen sponsorship and the associated benefits package carefully. As your contribution may be tax deductible, please consult your tax advisor. Please complete and return this form via email to valuedsponsors@wbenc.org or via fax to 202.330.5403. Once the form has been sent, please provide a high resolution version (300 dpi or greater) of the company logo via email to the address listed above.

SPECIAL NOTE: All submitted pledges are considered non-refundable commitments at the level of payment indicated on the form. Benefits begin to accrue immediately upon receipt by WBENC.

On behalf of my company, please accept our pledge for the following sponsorship: $_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name:_____________________________________________ Title:__________________________________________________ Company (as it should appear in print):_______________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _________________________________________ Conference Contact:_________________________________ Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________ Company Twitter Handle: @______________________________ Company Website: ____________________________________

Payment Information: All payment must be completed prior to the national conference. Failure to complete payment may result in loss of benefits. OPTION 1 Charge in:

OPTION 2 2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Invoice in:

2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Include Purchase Order# (if applicable):______________

Select: Credit Card No:___________________________________ Exp Date: ___________________

Billing Address (if different from above): ________________________________________________ City/State/Zip:

Name as it appears on the Card:

________________________________________________

________________________________________________ Signature Authorizing Charge:

Signature: ________________________________________________

________________________________________________

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT: Mia Delano, Sr. Director of Development

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202.872.5515, x8024

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valuedsponsors@wbenc.org

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TUCK-WBENC EXECUTIVE PROGRAM


TUCK-WBENC ADVANCED EXECUTIVE PROGRAM Brought to you by IBM

HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center Palisades, New York

October 1-6, 2017 Sponsors

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2017 TUCK-WBENC ADVANCED EXECUTIVE PROGRAM

GENERAL INFORMATION PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Tuck-WBENC Advanced Executive Program brought to you by IBM is a six-day executive development program for WBENC-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) CEOs/Leaders. It is an intensive learning experience that focuses primarily on increasing the competitive advantage and robustness of the participant’s own business. Up to 40 WBE attendees will form a learning community that will continue to provide a source of support, expertise, opportunities and expanded peer networks long after graduation. Attendees in the Tuck-WBENC Advanced Executive Program must have attended Tuck 1. This executive leadership experience is designed to prepare WBEs who are poised for growth or are growing rapidly by creating a strategic focus on their business. To survive and prosper in today’s fastmoving, highly volatile business climate, WBEs must ensure they have all the essential components of a highly integrated business, such as: • • • • • •

Strategic Vision Value Proposition Focused on Customer Needs Decision-Making Strategies Financial Understanding Build, Develop and Maintain the Right Team Growth Strategies

Graduate professors’ from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth will engage WBE participants in learning and discussions specifically designed to make a difference in how owners think about and operate their businesses when they return from the program. Through collaborative learning groups, WBEs will apply the tools they have learned to strategically grow their businesses.

CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY • • • • •

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 urrently certified and in good standing as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by WBENC C Must be the owner of the company Have a minimum of 5 years in business Maintain a minimum annual sales volume of $1,000,000 for the past 3 years (no exceptions) Attendees in the Tuck-WBENC Advanced Executive Program must have attended Tuck 1.

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2017 TUCK-WBENC ADVANCED EXECUTIVE PROGRAM

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ADVANCED SUPPORTER

$6,000

• O  ne qualified WBENC-Certified WBE may be selected by the corporate sponsor. If the applicant is selected from outside the internal applicant list, the WBE must meet the program criteria as stated on the WBE application form. The hotel, food and beverage, tuition and materials will be covered during their stay. Earlier hotel check-in and all transportation costs should be covered by the WBE. • Recognition in the WBENC President’s Report and on WBENC’s website. • Sponsor name included on all printed materials, as applicable. NOTE: You may sponsor more than one WBE per program year. See Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship Sponsor Opportunities on page 85 as all Executive Leadership Programs may also be supported through the program.

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PARTICIPANT TESTIMONIALS

“The Tuck-WBENC Advanced Executive Program was life changing. I am a business owner, but I was never trained on how to actually manage a growing company. The top-notch professors from Tuck and the professional team at WBENC helped me learn more about executive leadership, accounting, excellent customer service, and why it’s so important to work with other WBEs. I also met a fantastic network of women that will be my advisors and friends for many years to come. Thank you WBENC for offering such a wonderful development opportunity.” ­

– Laura Gross Scott Circle

“This has reignited my passion for reaching out to WBEs locally to connect, network, and engage to move our Regional Partner Organization to the next level as a B2B resource for our individual and cumulative growth, which will ultimately benefit each business owner, our RPO, and our Corporate Partners!” – Gail Moore Custom Plastics and More

“The program enriched my leadership, gave me new perspectives, and grew my knowledge base by leaps and bounds. The quality of the program exceeds what is presently available for executives as it gives a leader five days to learn, reflect, collaborate, and take your leadership to a new level when you are willing to stretch your beliefs. My organization’s success will be accelerated as a result of being in this program. It is a ‘must-do’ for any leader driven by the greater good of business and leadership.” ­

– Betsy Cerulo AdNet

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2017 TUCK-WBENC ADVANCED EXECUTIVE PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP PLEDGE FORM Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor of the 2017 Tuck-WBENC Advanced Executive Program on October 1-6, 2017 in Palisades, NY. Sponsorships support program costs including faculty and program development. As one of the benefits of the Advanced Supporter sponsorship, the corporate sponsor may select a WBENC-Certified WBE of their choice to attend the program. In the event that a sponsored WBE cancels, the sponsor is required to find a WBENCCertified WBE replacement or choose a WBE from the existing applicant list. If the sponsor does not select a WBE to fill the seat, WBENC will fill the seat on the sponsor’s behalf. Be sure to review all details of your chosen sponsorship and the associated benefits carefully. As your contribution may be tax deductible, please consult your tax advisor. Please complete and return this form via email to valuedsponsors@wbenc.org or via fax to 202.330.5403. Once the form has been sent, please provide a high resolution version (300 dpi or greater) of the company logo via email to the address listed above.

SPECIAL NOTE: You may sponsor more than one WBE per program cycle. All submitted pledges are considered nonrefundable commitments at the level of payment indicated on the form. Benefits begin to accrue immediately upon receipt by WBENC

On behalf of my company, please accept our pledge for the Advanced Supporter sponsorship: Total Number of Pledges: ____________________________ Total Pledge Amount: $ _________________________________ Name:_____________________________________________ Title:__________________________________________________ Company (as it should appear in print):_______________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _________________________________________ Conference Contact:_________________________________ Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________ Company Twitter Handle: @______________________________ Company Website: ____________________________________

Payment Information: All payment must be completed prior to the national conference. Failure to complete payment may result in loss of benefits. OPTION 2

OPTION 1 Charge in:

2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Invoice in:

2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Include Purchase Order# (if applicable):______________ Select:

Billing Address (if different from above):

Credit Card No:___________________________________

________________________________________________

Exp Date: ___________________

City/State/Zip:

Name as it appears on the Card:

________________________________________________

________________________________________________

Signature:

Signature Authorizing Charge:

________________________________________________

________________________________________________

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT: Mia Delano, Sr. Director of Development

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202.872.5515, x8024

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valuedsponsors@wbenc.org

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2016 DOROTHY B. BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

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1

Claudia Abercrumbie

The Abercrumbie Group

Tuck-WBENC

2

Erin Allen

ConTemporaries, Inc

Tuck-WBENC

3

Cassandra Bailey

Slice Communications, LLC

Tuck-WBENC

4

Tawana Bain

New Age Communications

Tuck-WBENC

5

Jill Bishop

Multilingual Connections, LLC

Tuck-WBENC

6

Doreen Blades

US Eco Products Corporation

Tuck-WBENC

7

Nancy Crews

Custom Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc

Tuck-WBENC

8

Kathy Dawson

Dawson & Dawson Staffing Inc

Tuck-WBENC

9

Laureen DeJong

LDJ Productions

Application Pending

10

Deborah Delaney

Touching Lives Adult Day Services

Tuck-WBENC

11

Karen Edwards

MCPADNET

Tuck-WBENC

12

Judy Gatena

REP Interactive LLC

Tuck-WBENC

13

Karen Gildea

Amick Brown, LLC

Tuck-WBENC

14

Samantha Hoeft

Pacific Power Electrical Contracting

Tuck-WBENC

15

Diane Kuehn

VisionPoint Marketing

Application Pending

16

Renee McNiel

Corporate Move Consulting Inc.

Tuck-WBENC

17

Ellen Pietrowitz-Phillips

L-E-M Plastics

Tuck-WBENC

18

Staci Redmon

Strategy and Management Services, Inc

Tuck-WBENC

19

Patricia Rodriguez- Christian

CRC Group Inc

Harvard

20

Melissa Rogers

Noble Plastics

Tuck-WBENC

21

Rose Rois

KOLComm, LLC

Tuck-WBENC

22

Artura Taylor

Taylor Distribution Group, LLC

Tuck-WBENC

23

Racquel Toyozaki

Advanced Pro Restoration

Tuck-WBENC

DOROTHY B. BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM


DOROTHY B. BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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2017 DOROTHY B. BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP

Dorothy B. Brothers

GENERAL INFORMATION

HISTORY OF THE SCHOLARSHIP WBENC suffered a great loss in the passing of Dorothy B. Brothers in July 2002. Ms. Brothers was a Supplier Diversity & Development executive, and WBENC board member. The Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship was founded by Ms. Brothers and was made available to owners of WBENC-Certified Women's Business Enterprises (WBEs) firms looking to attend executive programs. This scholarship provides women business owners access to the same high caliber executive development that is available to Fortune 500 Companies and a framework that enables WBEs to formulate and implement business strategies and achieve a competitive advantage in the new millennium.

CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY Candidates should meet the following criteria for scholarship consideration: • • • • •

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 urrently certified and in good standing as a Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by WBENC C Must be the owner of the organization Have a minimum of 5 years in business Maintain a minimum annual sales volume of $1,000,000 for the past 3 years (no exceptions) Have not recently attended an executive management program (Tuck-WBENC Program graduates are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to WBEs who have not already received a scholarship)

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APPROVED SCHOOLS As an ongoing process, WBENC reviews the executive programs currently identified for availability, criteria, and value to ensure that they comply with WBENC's goals and objectives. Additional programs may be added as appropriate. Executive programs are selected to meet the developmental needs of the scholarship winners. Scholarship recipients may choose outside of the list below only with approval from WBENC. Currently, the following schools are approved for use of the Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship: • W  BENC’s Executive Program: the Tuck-WBENC Advanced Executive Program brought to you by IBM • Berkeley Center for Executive Education, University of California at Berkeley • Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia • Dartmouth Tuck School • Harvard Business School • Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University • Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University • Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California • McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin • University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA Anderson

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND In today's complex, fast-paced, competitive environment, Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) must be adept at moving quickly to build new leadership capabilities. Your contribution to the Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship fund will allow WBEs to attend robust programs that will strengthen their business acumen in core areas such as finance, marketing, management, and strategy. These skills lead to successful, capable, sustainable companies who are poised for successful supply chain integration.

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TESTIMONIALS

“One of the many benefits of WBENC is the Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship. I was awarded this scholarship to attend the Tuck-WBENC Advanced Executive Program, where I gained insights into my leadership, methods to grow my company, and made new, lasting relationships with other WBENC entrepreneurs. The Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship made my decision to attend the Tuck-WBENC Advanced Executive Program effortless.” – Darby Bruno BEI Net.works

“Having the opportunity to attend an Executive Program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University developed my self-confidence to create strategies for reaching new clients and deepening my relationship with existing ones. The program provided exceptional teachers who coached us through the thought-provoking curriculum, as well as ongoing networking opportunities that I know will open a wide range of doors to an exciting new path to the future.” – Barbara Bosha Bosha Design + Communications

“The Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship provided me with an amazing opportunity to attend a week-long Leadership and Strategic Impact Program at Dartmouth Tuck School. I found the ability to step outside of my company and gain insight into the theory behind operating a business to be invaluable. I left the program with solid action steps and significant insights for managing my business including the 360 degree feedback I received from my team. I am most appreciative of the Scholarship, and the opportunity it provided for me to look at my company, my team, and my management approach with a new perspective.” – Gayle Piraino GAP Promotions LLC

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2017 DOROTHY B. BROTHERS SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORSHIP PLEDGE FORM Thank you for your contribution to the 2017 Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship. Please complete and return this form via email to valuedsponsors@wbenc.org or via fax to 202.330.5403. Checks should be made payable to the Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship Fund of WBENC. Please attach your check to this form and mail it to the address below: WBENC – Dorothy B. Brothers Scholarship Fund 1120 Connecticut Ave. NW, #1000 Attn: Valerie Bunns Washington DC 20036

SPECIAL NOTE: All submitted pledges are considered non-refundable commitments at the level of payment indicated on the form.

Please accept this contribution to the Dorothy B. Brothers scholarship Fund of WBENC: $_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please note that this donation is tax deductible.

Name:_____________________________________________ Title:__________________________________________________ Company (as it should appear in print):_______________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _________________________________________ Conference Contact:_________________________________ Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________ Company Twitter Handle: @______________________________ Company Website: ____________________________________

Payment Information: All payment must be completed prior to the national conference. Failure to complete payment may result in loss of benefits. OPTION 1 Charge in:

OPTION 2 2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Invoice in:

2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Include Purchase Order# (if applicable):______________

Select: Credit Card No:___________________________________

Billing Address (if different from above): ________________________________________________

Exp Date: ___________________

City/State/Zip:

Name as it appears on the Card: ________________________________________________

________________________________________________ Signature:

Signature Authorizing Charge: ________________________________________________

________________________________________________

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT: Mia Delano, Sr. Director of Development

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202.872.5515, x8024

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valuedsponsors@wbenc.org

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2017 WBENC INSIGHTS RESOURCE LIBRARY


2017 WBENC INSIGHTS RESOURCE LIBRARY SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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2017 WBENC INSIGHTS RESOURCE LIBRARY

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

WBENC Insights is our password protected, online resource library offering our National Corporate Members, Government Members, and Women Business Enterprises a variety of educational materials to help them grow themselves, grow their businesses and gain a better understanding of the members of the vast WBENC network. Visit the Insights library and you will find resources related to multiple content areas: industry forecasts, procurement trends, government contracting, and skill building. Additionally, WBENC National Corporate and Government Members will find best practices on supplier diversity and up-to-date markets findings on women demographics, and resources for sustainable diversity programs. WBENC Insights supports education through webinars, videos, whitepapers, infographics, flashcards, and other interactive mediums. And because we know our members are on the go, Insights provides cross-platform accessibility so it can be viewed on your desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone. Anytime. Anywhere. Why purchase an Insights Sponsorship? When you purchase an Insights Sponsorship, you will be granted a Collection or “shelf� in our library with your corporate branding. Every time a member of the WBENC network logs into their Insights account, they will see your Collection right on the entry page. This provides great visibility. Even more importantly, one of the most valuable resources we can offer our WBEs is education and information directly related to our individual Corporate Members. You will have the opportunity to create and upload resources specific to what your corporation believes WBEs need to know to be successful working with you. Inside your Collection you can provide any content that you believe is beneficial to the WBEs who visit Insights. Better yet, this means that the WBEs with whom you do business are even better prepared to work with you. In the end, you reap the rewards of providing these resources to the WBEs.

EXCLUSIVE LIBRARY SHELF AVAILABILITY:

$10,000

Multiple Corporate Sponsorships, One Sponsorship per Industry

Create your own customized shelf in our Insights Library with exclusive branding and content reflecting your brand, industry, or diversity initiatives. The WBENC staff will work with you to incorporate your information (subject to WBENC review and approval) and create an exclusive presence in this resource platform. Your customized shelf will be available for viewing for one year. During that time you will be able to add content and/or update existing content.

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2017 WBENC INSIGHTS RESOURCE LIBRARY SPONSORSHIP PLEDGE FORM Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor of the 2017 WBENC Insights Resource Library. Be sure to review the details of your chosen sponsorship and the associated benefits carefully. As your contribution may be tax deductible, please consult your tax advisor. Please complete and return this form via email to valuedsponsors@wbenc.org or via fax to 202.330.5403. Once the form has been sent, please provide a high resolution version (300 dpi or greater) of the company logo via email to the address listed above.

SPECIAL NOTE: All submitted pledges are considered non-refundable commitments at the level of payment indicated on the form. Benefits begin to accrue immediately upon receipt by WBENC.

On behalf of my company, please accept our pledge for the following sponsorship: $_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Name:_____________________________________________ Title:__________________________________________________ Company (as it should appear in print):_______________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _________________________________________ Conference Contact:_________________________________ Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________ Company Twitter Handle: @______________________________ Company Website: ____________________________________

Payment Information: All payment must be completed prior to the national conference. Failure to complete payment may result in loss of benefits. OPTION 1 Charge in:

OPTION 2 2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Invoice in:

2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Include Purchase Order# (if applicable):______________ Select:

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Credit Card No:___________________________________ Exp Date: ___________________

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Name as it appears on the Card:

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________________________________________________ Signature Authorizing Charge:

Signature: ________________________________________________

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2016 WBENC ANNUAL REPORT SPONSORSHIP AVAILABILITY: CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP (1) $25,000 OR CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP (3) $10,000 Each year WBENC publishes a comprehensive annual report to showcase our accomplishments, growth, and financial health. This sponsorship will provide exclusive logo branding on the back cover of the annual report as well as a description of the sponsoring company on the inside back cover. The report is printed and distributed at WBENC events as well as published online on wbenc.org. The online version is promoted via social media and email blasts to over 30,000 people.

thank you S P ON S OR OF T HI S A N NU A L R E P OR T As an active Corporate Member and recipient of WBENC’s America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises Award, Raytheon Company strives to provide an inclusive environment to do business with Women’s Business Enterprises. Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 92 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is committed to a diverse supply base that reflects the demographics and values of their Company, customers, and the communities in which they operate. WBENC recognizes their significant contribution to the growth of women-owned businesses and values their partnership in producing this report.

WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE NATIONAL COUNCIL 1120 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 1000, NW Washington, DC 20036 202-872-5515 • www.wbenc.org THIS 2014 ANNUAL REPORT WAS PRODUCED AND PRINTED BY WBENC-CERTIFIED FIRMS Designed and Produced by The Mixx • Printed by ADP-LLC

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2016 WBENC ANNUAL REPORT SPONSORSHIP PLEDGE FORM Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor of the 2016 WBENC Annual Report. Be sure to review the details of your chosen sponsorship and the associated benefits carefully. As your contribution may be tax deductible, please consult your tax advisor. Please complete and return this form via email to valuedsponsors@wbenc.org or via fax to 202.330.5403. Once the form has been sent, please provide a high resolution version (300 dpi or greater) of the company logo via email to the address listed above. SPECIAL NOTE: All submitted pledges are considered non-refundable commitments at the level of payment indicated on the form. Benefits begin to accrue immediately upon receipt by WBENC. On behalf of my company, please accept our pledge for the following sponsorship: $_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name:_____________________________________________ Title:__________________________________________________ Company (as it should appear in print):_______________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _________________________________________ Conference Contact:_________________________________ Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________ Company Twitter Handle: @______________________________ Company Website: ____________________________________

Payment Information: All payment must be completed prior to the national conference. Failure to complete payment may result in loss of benefits. OPTION 2

OPTION 1 Charge in:

2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Invoice in:

2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Include Purchase Order# (if applicable):______________ Select:

Billing Address (if different from above):

Credit Card No:___________________________________

________________________________________________

Exp Date: ___________________

City/State/Zip:

Name as it appears on the Card:

________________________________________________

________________________________________________

Signature:

Signature Authorizing Charge:

________________________________________________

________________________________________________

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT: Mia Delano, Sr. Director of Development

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202.872.5515, x8024

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valuedsponsors@wbenc.org

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GROWTH & SUSTAINABILITY FUND WBENC is pleased to share with you that on January 1, 2017 we will open a restricted funding account that is being structured to allow WBENC to address short to mid-term needs for Access to Capital for Certified WBEs who meet specific funding criteria. Through our work the past 5 years supporting the National Women’s Business Council, WBENC has learned a great deal about the Access to Capital barrier that challenges growth of women-owned businesses. While we understand that Start Up and Early Stage capital are challenges, we believe WBENC’s place is to focus on the barrier around the niche of expansion and growth capital. The initial launch of this fund will focus on mentorship around growth. As funds are accumulated we will begin to provide answers to financial capital needs.

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GROWTH & SUSTAINABILITY FUND SPONSORSHIP PLEDGE FORM Thank you for your interest in becoming a sponsor of the WBENC Growth & Sustainability Fund. Be sure to review the details of your chosen sponsorship carefully. As your contribution may be tax deductible, please consult your tax advisor. Please complete and return this form via email to valuedsponsors@wbenc.org or via fax to 202.330.5403. Once the form has been sent, please provide a high resolution version (300 dpi or greater) of the company logo via email to the address listed above. SPECIAL NOTE: All submitted pledges are considered non-refundable commitments at the level of payment indicated on the form. Benefits begin to accrue immediately upon receipt by WBENC. On behalf of my company, please accept our pledge for the following sponsorship: $_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Name:_____________________________________________ Title:__________________________________________________ Company (as it should appear in print):_______________________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________ City/State/Zip: _________________________________________ Conference Contact:_________________________________ Phone:________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________ Company Twitter Handle: @______________________________ Company Website: ____________________________________

Payment Information: All payment must be completed prior to the national conference. Failure to complete payment may result in loss of benefits. OPTION 2

OPTION 1 Charge in:

2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Invoice in:

2016 OR

1st Quarter 2017

Include Purchase Order# (if applicable):______________ Select:

Billing Address (if different from above):

Credit Card No:___________________________________

________________________________________________

Exp Date: ___________________

City/State/Zip:

Name as it appears on the Card:

________________________________________________

________________________________________________ Signature Authorizing Charge:

Signature: ________________________________________________

________________________________________________

QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT: Mia Delano, Sr. Director of Development

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202.872.5515, x8024

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valuedsponsors@wbenc.org

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COMING SOON FALL 2017

Legacy of Leaders Meeting NEMACOLIN WOODLANDS RESORT Farmington, PA

Be the first to include this sponsorship opportunity in your 2017 planning. This exclusive event will be a highlight in our 20th Anniversary year.

Stay tuned for details! QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT: Mia Delano, Sr. Director of Development

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202.872.5515, x8024

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