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ADVOCATE

BUILD

2016

Sponsorship

CONNECT

Opportunities Guide

PROMOTE


THANKS

2015 Special “Thank You” Strong partnerships with our sponsors allows the Chamber to bring many new and effective programs to the business community. The Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce would like to thank ALL of our sponsors for their support, commitment and generosity in making our community the best it can be! Special “Thanks” below to ALL our major sponsors for our 2015 Chamber events and publications! Annual Membership Meeting/Progress

Winners In The Workplace

Southwest Georgia Bank Business Plan Competition Leading Business of the Week DRUGS DON’T WORK

Prime Time In Valdosta

Chamber Business Showcase/ Progress Chamber Choice Awards MoodyLink Magazine

Business Outlook Breakfast

Connection Magazine

STAR Banquet and EAGLE Awards

Operation Thank You

Building The Best Board Media Sponsor: The Valdosta Daily Times

Annual Economic Summit


WHY SPONSOR? Your membership with the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce provides you with many opportunities to get in front this community’s most influential and important corporate leaders, mid-level managers, small business owners, entrepreneurs, young professionals, media personalities, educators, political figures and more. These exclusive opportunities are only available to our members. Sponsorships are a way of broadening your competitive edge by putting your name behind events and initiatives that Valdosta’s business community finds attractive. The opportunities in this guide provide a variety of platforms for advertising, branding and networking for your company and help position you as a leader in the Valdosta-Lowndes business community. As a not-for-profit organization, much of the work that the Chamber does on behalf of Valdosta-Lowndes County is through the generosity of our members and business partners. Please join us in this endeavor to create opportunities for business growth. Thank you for your support.

Myrna Ballard, President mballard@valdostachamber.com 229-247-8100 ext. 222 Sponsorship Guide 3


Table of Contents SPECIAL THANKS 2015 Sponsors

Inside Front Cover

CONNECT Chambers Annual Awards

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS

27

Business After Hours 28

Chairman’s Circle

5

Joint Business After Hours

29

President’s Partners

6

PrimeTime Business Expo

30

Executive 7 Premium

8

PROMOTE

Enterprise

9

Chamber Publications:

Business 10 Tiered Benefits

11

The Chamber Advocates, Builds, Connects and Promotes

MoodyLink Magazine 33 Connection Magazine 34

Additional Membership Options: Associate / Non-Profit / Silver Star

Progress Magazine 32

12

Ad Packages

35

e-Blasts 36 13

ADVOCATE

Chamber In Motion 37 Chamber Member Handbook

38

Federal Legislative Luncheon

15

Operation Thank You 39

State Legislative Luncheon

16

Leading Business of the Week

40

SGMAC

17

Certified Military Friendly

41

Certified Military Friendly Application

42

BUILD Annual Economic Summit

19

Business Outlook Breakfast

20

DRUGS DON’T WORK 21 SEEDS Business Resource Center

22

Southwest Georgia Bank Business Plan Competition

23

STAR Banquet 24 EAGLE Awards Reception

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25

RESERVATION Reservation Form Contact Info

Inside Back Cover Back Cover


Chairm

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Chairman’s Circle

Membership

Chairman’s Circle Membership - $6,300 The Chairman’s Circle Member receives ALL the benefits, marketing and services of prior tiers, plus those listed below.

Circle Membership

Benefits: • A general admission table for 10 at the Chamber Annual Awards* • Four tickets to Business Outlook Breakfast • A complimentary E-Blast to 1,700 contacts • Use of the Barber House for an after-hours activity annually • Sticker designating Chairman’s level for Membership plaque • Invitation to annual lunch with our State Delegation in Atlanta • Appointed Chamber Staff liaison • Special invitations to select Chamber events

$6,300 v Chairman’s Circle Value $8,400+ v President’s Partners Value $7,400+

Marketing: • Up to 12 businesses listed/receive Chamber mailings, includes email • Company name on sign/banner at all Chamber events • Exposure on all Chamber email signatures • CEO photo & profile recognition in Progress magazine annually • Chairman’s Circle sponsorships for: 1. Chamber Annual Awards 2. Economic Summit 3. Business Outlook Breakfast • $1,000 advertisement package with Talk 92.1 • SGMAC Moody Legacy supporter • SGMAC Ally Recognition and Certifield Military Friendly Business

v Executive Value

$4,200+

v Premium Value

$1,700+

v Enterprise Value $ 600+ v Business Value

Services • Up to 12 business representatives receiving mailings, includes email *VIP Table upgrade available

$1,500+

(TOTAL VALUE = $23,800+)

Involvement in the Chamber creates an unparalleled circle of strength and support with the businesses in our community. As a proud sponsor of the Chairman’s Circle and the World Class Employee Recognition program, ELEAD1ONE and Fresh Beginnings receive the rewards of continuous media exposure to promote our local business and increase awareness of the employment opportunities available within our growing company.

2016

- Judy Hathcock, Fresh Beginnings/eLead1One

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President’s Partners

President’s Partners

2016

President’s Partners - $4,500 President’s Partners receive ALL the benefits, marketing and services of prior tiers, plus those listed below. Benefits: • Two tickets to Business Outlook Breakfast • A complimentary E-Blast to 1,700 contacts • Sticker designating President’s Partners level for Membership plaque • Use of the Barber House for an after-hours activity annually • Invitation to Chamber Community Council Lunches • Two tickets to the Chamber Annual Awards • Special invitations to select Chamber events Marketing: • Up to 10 businesses listed/receive Chamber mailings, includes email 1. Each additional over 10 - $125 each • President’s Partners sponsorships for: 1. Chamber Annual Awards 2. Economic Summit 3. Business Outlook Breakfast 4. Meet The Candidates 5. 8 at 8 VIP Breakfast • Recognition on electronic billboard in Chamber lobby • Rotating banner on Chamber website • SGMAC Ally Recognition and Certified Military Friendly Business Services • Up to 10 business representatives receiving mailings, includes email

In this complex world today, no business can be successful going it alone. You have to have a large network of “partners”. One of the best places to start is with The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.

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- Charlie W. Barnes III, Barnes Health Care Services

President’s Partners Membership $4,500 v President’s Partners Value $7,400+ v Executive Value

$4,200+

v Premium Value

$1,700+

v Enterprise Value $ 600+ v Business Value

$1,500+

(TOTAL VALUE = $15,400+)


Executive

Executive

Membership

2016

Executive Membership - $2,625 The Executive Membership receives ALL the benefits, marketing and services of prior tiers, plus those listed below. Benefits: • Sticker designating membership level to be added to Membership Plaque • Two tickets to Business Outlook Breakfast • Invited to Chamber Community Council Lunches • Special invitations to select Chamber events

$2,625

Marketing: • Up to 10 businesses listed/receive Chamber mailings, includes email 1. Each additional over 10 - $125 each • A complimentary E-Blast to 1,700 contacts • Discounts on sponsorships: 1. 50% off $750 sponsorship for the Chamber Annual Awards 2. 50% off $750 sponsorship for Economic Summit 3. 50% off $750 sponsorship for Business Outlook Breakfast • Listed as Executive Membership investor at Chamber events • Recognition on electronic billboard in Chamber lobby Services: • Up to 10 business representatives receiving mailings, includes email

v Executive Value

$4,200+

v Premium Value

$1,700+

v Enterprise Value $ 600+ v Business Value

$1,500+

(TOTAL VALUE = $8,000+)

Executive Membership

We are fortunate in Valdosta to have a strong, pro-business Chamber that advocates on behalf of its members. Our Chamber provides many networking opportunities and plays a vital role in our community. Prince Automotive is proud to support our Chamber of Commerce.

- Jay Prince, Prince Automotive of Valdosta

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Premium

Premium

Membership

Premium Membership - $1,050 The Premium Member receives ALL the benefits, marketing and services of prior tiers, plus those listed below. Benefits: • Special Premium sticker recognition as top tier Chamber member • Invitation to Chamber Community Council Lunches Marketing: • Four businesses listed/receive Chamber mailings, includes email 1. Each additional over 4 - $125 each • Discounts on sponsorships*: 1. 50% off $500 Sponsorship for the Chamber Annual Awards 3. 50% off $500 Sponsorship for Economic Summit 4. 50% off $500 Sponsorship for Business Outlook Breakfast • Business highlighted in business directory on www.ValdostaChamber.com Services: • Up to 8 business representatives receive mailings, includes email

*Sponsorships represent sponsoring an Chamber event

Supporting the Chamber not only progresses your business relationships, but most importantly our local economy.

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- Jonathan Miller, Miller Hardware

2016

Premium Membership $1,050 v Premium Value

$1,700+

v Enterprise Value $ 600+ v Business Value

$1,500+

(TOTAL VALUE = $3,800+)


Enterprise This membership is not available for businesses with more than 100 employees or financial institutions.

Enterprise Membership - $630

Enterprise Membership $630

The Enterprise Membership receives ALL the benefits, marketing and services of prior tiers, plus those listed below. Benefits: • $75 discount on display table at the PrimeTime Business Expo • 50% discount on the first year of DRUGS DON’T WORK membership ($25 - $75 value) Marketing: • Two businesses listed/receive Chamber mailing • Special recognition in one Chamber Progress magazine • Special recognition at the Chamber Annual Awards

v Enterprise Value $ 600+ v Business Value

$1,500+

(TOTAL VALUE = $2,100+)

Services: • Chamber database annually • Six business representatives receive mailings, includes email

‘The Chamber’ has always been a household word for myself and Colson Printing. I grew up watching my father Wally support the Chamber. I think he must have served on every committee and then became the president. The year he was president he made it a point to go to every committee meeting. I am still amazed at his dedication to ‘The Chamber’ and am fully convinced that our involvement with the Chamber today and yesteryears is part of the success of our printing business. - Wendy Colson, Colson Printing Co. Sponsorship Guide 9


Business This membership is not available for businesses with more than 50 employees or financial institutions.

Business Membership - $315

to Georgia Chamber of Commerce (Must be 10 or fewer employees) Marketing: • Free listing and link to member’s website on www.Valdosta Chamber.com • Access to Chamber database and mailing labels • Opportunity to advertise in Chamber publications and eBlasts • Subscription to weekly Chamber In Motion newsletter • Opportunity to participate in Chamber programs (Certified Military Friendly, Ambassadors, etc.)

• Sponsorship options in Sponsorship Opportunity Guide • List events on Chamber’s online community calendar • Radio Welcome Package: - Four live studio endorsements on Rivers Radio on day of Ribbon Cutting during Prime Drive Time • Live studio visit on day of Ribbon Cutting with Scott James of Talk 92.1 Services: • Three business representatives receive mailings, includes email • Volunteer opportunities • Ribbon Cutting/Ground Breaking services

Benefits: • Networking opportunitiesAccess to more than 25 events per year providing contact with business leaders. Including: • Business After Hours • State and Federal Legislative Luncheons • PrimeTime Business Expo • Business Leads Groups • Membership 101 • Business Outlook Breakfast • Chamber member referrals • Chamber Member Website Companion • Membership Directory • Job Postings • Members-only pricing • Acess to business information • Subscription to Progress, Georgia Trend and Community Link magazine • Chamber In Motion newsletter • Legislative Alerts • Member recogntion • Membership decal • Use of logo • Website recognition • Educational opportunities through Business University • FREE small business membership

As a new business owner, being a Chamber member has really gotten our name out there. From coverage of our ribbon cutting to being featured in the newsletter, it’s been fun getting involved with the Chamber and it really is benefitting my business.

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- Ginger Valenti, Pinwheels Quilting & Needlework

Business Membership $315 v Business Value

$1,500+

(TOTAL VALUE = $1,500+)


2016 Tiered Investment Levels FEATURES & BENEFITS $75 discount on display table at PrimeTime Business Expo 50% discount on the first year of DRUGS DON’T WORK membership Two businesses listed/receive Chamber mailings Special recognition at the Chamber Annual Awards Six business representatives receive mailings and email Chamber database list annually Special recognition in one Chamber Progress Magazine Invitation to Chamber Community Council luncheons Sticker designating membership level to Membership Plaque Four businesses listed/receive Chamber mailings and email Business highlighted in business directory Up to 8 businesses representatives receive mailing and email 50% off $500 sponsorship for the Chamber Annual Awards 50% off $500 sponsorship of the Economic Summit 50% off $500 sponsorship of the Business Outlook Breakfast Up to 10 businesses representatives receive mailing and email Recognition on electronic billboard in Chamber lobby 50% off $750 sponsorship for the Chamber Annual Awards 50% off $750 sponsorship of the Economic Summit 50% off $750 sponsorship of the Business Outlook Breakfast Two tickets to Business Outlook Breakfast A complimentary e-Blast to 1,700 contacts Use of Barber House for an activity annually Two tickets to the Chamber Annual Awards Rotating banner on Chamber website President’s Partners sponsorship for the Chamber Annual Awards President’s Partners sponsorship of the Economic Summit President’s Partners sponsorship of the Business Outlook Breakfast President’s Partners sponsorship of the Meet The Candidates 8 at 8 VIP Roundtable Discussion Breakfast SGMAC Ally Recognition & Certified Military Friendly Business Special recognition in print/electronic Mid-Year Report A table for 10 at the Chamber Annual Awards Four tickets to Business Outlook Breakfast Appointed Chamber staff liaison Up to 12 businesses representatives receive mailing and email Company name on sign/banner at all Chamber events Exposure on all Chamber email signatures Chairman’s Circle sponsorship for the Chamber Annual Awards Chairman’s Circle sponsorship of the Economic Summit Chairman’s Circle sponsorship of the Business Outlook Breakfast Annual Lunch with State Delegation in Atlanta $1,000 Advertisement package with Talk 92.1 SGMAC Moody Legacy supporter CEO photo & profile recognition in Progress magazine annually Up to 12 businesses listed/receive Chamber mailings, includes email MEMBERSHIP INVESTMENT

ENTERPRISE*

• • • • • • • $630*

PREMIUM

EXECUTIVE

• • • • • • • • • • • • • $1,050

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

*This membership is not available for businesses with more than 100 employees or financial institutions.

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

$2,625

PRESIDENT’S PARTNERS

$4,500

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE

• • • • • • • • •

• • •

• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • $6,300

• Denotes benefits for Membership Sponsorship Guide 11


Additional Membership Options Associate Member Associate Members join as individuals rather than organizations and promote themselves instead of a business. Benefits: • Access to Chamber events • Member pricing • Access to Chamber publications • Access to Chamber eBlasts/mailing • Member recognition in directory • Use of Chamber logo • Access to thousands of area professionals • Volunteer opportunities

Silver Star Member Silvers Stars are the elite among the areas affluent retirees and stay connected to the community through the Chamber. Silver Stars can join as a couple (Example: husband and wife) Benefits: • Access to Chamber events • Member pricing • Access to Chamber publications • Access to Chamber eBlasts/mailing • Countless of opportunities to connect with the community • Volunteer opportunities

Non-Profit Non-profit organizations receive all the benefits of a Business Level membership at a special non-profit rate. Benefits: • Receive ALL benefits of the Business Level Membership (Please refer to page 9 for a listing of benefits) • Discount pricing on PrimeTime Business Expo

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Associate Member $100 v Business Value

$1,000+

(TOTAL VALUE = $1,000+)

Silver Star Member $100 v Business Value

$1,000+

(TOTAL VALUE = $1,000+)

Non-Profit Member $100 v Business Value

$1,500+

(TOTAL VALUE = $1,500+)


To serve as the voice of business in our community, the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce works hard to Advocate, Build, Connect & Promote our member businesses. Advocate – By meeting and working with local, state and federal elected officials here and in Atlanta and Washington, the Chamber is a strong voice for you and your business. Build – The Chamber offers many tools and programs to help you build your business and which also foster the growth of our area’s economy and business community. Connect – Our Chamber’s many networking events help you make new business contacts, stay abreast of area business developments and pursue new opportunities. Promote – The Chamber gives you many ways to promote your business directly to fellow members and to the community at large. The Chamber’s publications and sponsorship programs give you great value for your marketing dollar.

www.ValdostaChamber.com Sponsorship Guide 13


“Our Chamber does everything in its power to advocate on behalf of Moody Air Force Base. From visiting our officials in Washington, DC to the South Georgia Military Affairs Council, we make Moody and the needs of the business community a priority.� - Michael Lee Ameris Bank

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ADVOCATE

ADVOCATE - By meeting and working with local, state and federal elected officials here and in Atlanta and Washington, the Chamber is a strong voice for you and your business.


ADVOCATE

SEPTEMBER 7, 2016

Federal Legislative Luncheon A luncheon featuring a program presented by a U.S. Senator or Representative on issues concerning the business community. AUDIENCE: Average participation of 200+ top business leaders from the Valdosta-Lowndes County community VIP TABLE SPONSORSHIPS: $225 (Corporate table for 10) SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Printed program • Event signage • Reserved seating in premier location • Recognition on the Annual Top 10 Event postcard

Valdosta North Rotary Club & Rotary Club of Valdosta Proudly Presents

2015 Federal Legislative Lunch Join us for lunch with U.S. Representative Buddy Carter as he speaks about current legislative issues. Keynote Speaker:

U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (Keynote Speaker)

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 12:00 — 1:30 p.m. Rainwater Conference Center, Valdosta, GA Tickets are $17.50 for non-Rotarians. Reserve online at ValdostaChamber.com or by calling 247-8100 ext. 221.

VIP Table Sponsorships Available for $225 VIP sponsors will be included on event programs and receive premium seating for 10!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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ADVOCATE

DECEMBER 7, 2016

State Legislative Luncheon A luncheon featuring a program presented by State Legislators on top issues for the upcoming State Legislative Session. AUDIENCE: Average participation of 200+ top business leaders from the Valdosta-Lowndes County community VIP TABLE SPONSORSHIPS: $225 (Corporate table for 10)

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Leading Businesses. Leading Communities. TM

Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber, Rotary Club of Valdosta and Valdosta North Rotary Club

Cordially invite you to the 2014

State Legislative Lunch Wednesday, Dec. 3 NOON - 1:30 P.M. Valdosta Country Club

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Printed program • Event signage • Reserved seating in premier location • Recognition on the Annual Top 10 Event postcard

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State Delegation Invited: State Senator-Elect Ellis Black State Rep. Amy Carter State Rep. Jason Shaw

State Rep. Dexter Sharper State Rep.-Elect John Corbett

Registration is $15 for non-Rotarians A luncheon featuring a program presented by State Legislators on issues on tap for the upcoming State Legislative Session. Seating is limited!

Scan this code to RSVP


ADVOCATE

2016

SGMAC The South Georgia Military Affairs Council is comprised of four area Chambers of Commerce, including Adel-Cook, Lakeland-Lanier, Nashville-Berrien and ValdostaLowndes. The primary focus of the group is the protection of and community support for Moody AFB. AUDIENCE: Businesses and community leaders throughout the region with interest in Moody AFB SPONSORSHIP LEVELS: $25 Friends of Moody $50 Moody Supporters $100 Moody Patrons $250 Moody Benefactors $500 Moody Legacy

* Checks may be made payable to South Georgia Military Affairs Council

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Recognition on all promotional materials • Event signage • Recognition on custom page on Chamber website • Recognition in MoodyLink magazine • Recognized as Certified Military Friendly business • Opportunity to offer Military discount (see page 41 and 42))

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BUILD

BUILD – The Chamber offers many tools and programs to help you build your business and which also foster the growth of our area’s economy and business community.

“The Chamber is committed to empowering your businesses to be successful, from discussing your business ideas, to helping bring these ideas to fruition and then see your businesses thrive.” - Carl Holley Fowler, Holley, Rambo & Stalvey, PC

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Annual Economic Summit The Chamber Economic Summit is a forum that brings together top business, community and education leaders to discuss topics that are important to the growth, development and sustainability of Valdosta-Lowndes County. The event features a presentation by Valdosta State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research on the economic health of the community and how it compares to 14 peer communities. AUDIENCE: This event averages 250+ top business and community leaaders PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP FEE: $5,000 PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Opportunity to speak at event • Recognition on printed invitation and program • Recognition in Chamber In Motion newsletter • Recognition on custom page on Chamber website • Recognition in Progress magazine • Company name listed on all pre– and post– event press releases • Sponsor banner at event • Economic Summit photo gallery • Recognition on the Annual Top 10 Event postcard

SOLD

• Barnes Healthcare Services • Coleman Talley LLC • Colony Bank • Commercial Banking Company • First Federal Savings of Valdosta • Heritage Bank of the South • Southwest Georgia Bank

Chairman’s Circle Members

President’s Partner Sponsors:

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce 2014

BUILD

AUGUST 25, 2016

“Together We Stand”

Thursday, August 28 • 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Presented by and

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Leading Businesses. Leading Communities. TM

Co-sponsored by

OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: (2) Co-Sponsors - $1,500 Ea. CO-SPONSOR BENEFITS: • Opportuntiy to speak at event • Recognition on invitations and programs • Recognition in Chamber In Motion newsletter • Recognition on custom page on Chamber website • Banner and tent cards recognition • Economic Summit photo gallery • Recognition in Progress Magazine

Your name could be here!

Transforming the Local Economy

ECONOMIC

SUMMIT 2014

ECONOMIC SUMMIT

Transforming the Local Economy

ECONOMIC

SUMMIT

2011

Transforming the Local Economy

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BUILD

FEBRUARY 11, 2016

Business Outlook Breakfast The Business Outlook Breakfast is an annual event at which the Chamber welcomes top business leaders to hear about the economic outlook. Approximately 150-175 top business leaders attend the event to hear from Dr. Jeffrey Humphries (University of Georgia Terry College of Business), Dr. Cindy Tori (Valdosta State University) and a nationally-recognized economist. AUDIENCE: Approximately 150-175 top business leaders from the Valdosta-Lowndes County community SPONSORSHIP FEE: $3,500

Your name could

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: be here! • Opportunity to speak at the event • Reserved seating for 10 in premier location • Recognition on printed invitation and program • Chamber In Motion newsletter • Recognition on custom page on Chamber website • Recognition in Progress magazine • Company name listed on all pre– and post– event press releases • Sponsor banner at event • Business Outlook photo gallery • Recognition on the Annual Top 10 Event postcard • Radio visit opportunity to promote the event • One promotional e-blast

SOLD

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WORK

BUILD

In South Georgia

DRUGS DON’T WORK

B

DRUGS DON’T WORK

The DDW program promotes drug free workplaces in 11 counties that have joined the program as Regional Partners (Adel-Cook, IN SOUTh GeORGIa Ashburn-Turner, Berrien County, Brunswick-Golden Isles, DouglasCoffee, Lakeland- Lanier, Moultrie-Colquitt, Quitman-Brooks, SylvesterWorth County, Valdosta-Lowndes and Wayne County Chambers of Commerce). Any business, firm, association, corporation, club, partnership, estate or person of good reputation may become a partner of DDW. AUDIENCE: Businesses and organizations that participate in the DDW program (230+), chamber member contacts (5,000+) and the community SPONSORSHIP FEE: $2,500 SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Exclusive Sponsorship • Company Logo on all promotional materials for the program • Logo on four e-blasts promoting DDW • Recognition on customized DDW postcard mailed to all Chamber member contacts and DDW members • Recognition on custom DDW website, ddwsoga.com • Recognition on ValdostaChamber.com • Linkable Logo and Banner on Valdosta Chamber DDW webpage (entire year) • Complimentary booth at Chamber Business Showcase • One year membership to DDW ($150 value) • Company recognition on DDW press releases sent to media • Recognition in Progress Magazine (1/2 page ad) • Recognition in four Chamber In Motion newsletters

Your company CAN make a difference! Join DRUGS DON’T WORK!

a q YES!

Sign us up as a DRUGS DON’T WORK company. We are committed to keeping drugs out of our workplace and saving 7.5% on our Workers’ Comp Insurance Premium through the DRUGS DON’T WORK program.!

Visit: ddwsoga.com to sign up TODAY!

For more info, contact:

Mike Stalvey

ddwsoga@gmail.com

(229) 247-8100 ext. 227 A regional partnership of the following Chambers of Commerce Adel-Cook Ashburn-Turner Berrien County Brunswick-Golden Isles Douglas-Coffee Lakeland-Lanier Moultrie-Colquitt Quitman-Brooks Sylvester-Worth County Valdosta-Lowndes Wayne County

Save 7.5%

on Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums! Sponsored by: DRUGS DON’T WORK In South Georgia Proudly Sponsored by

Your name could be here!

www.ddwsoga.com

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BUILD

SEEDS Business Resource Center The primary goal of the SEEDS Business Resource Center is to enhance the capability for new venture clients to compete more successfully in their respective businesses via strategic partnerships. AUDIENCE: Each year, approximately 400 clients are seen in the SEEDS Business Resource Center SPONSORSHIP FEE: $10,000 SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Logo on the Guide to Starting a Business cover • Banner in SEEDS Business Recource Center • SEEDSBusinessResourceCenter.com • Recognition at Business University Workshops • Opportunity to speak at radio visits throughout the year • Chamber Progress magazine • Recognition in Chamber In Motion newsletter • Recognition on reports given to members or SEEDS Clients • SEEDS Business Resource Center brochures

D L O S Your name could be here!

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BUILD

WINNER ANNOUNCED JANUARY 2016

Southwest Georgia Bank Business Plan Competition The Southwest Georgia Business Plan Competition is an initiative of the Chamber to foster new business development. Each year, the competition winner is awarded $10,000 in startup capital. As the annual sponsor of this competition, your company could support at least three start-up businesses in our community. AUDIENCE: Potential and new business owners, Chamber members and community at-large SPONSORSHIP FEE: $10,000 SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Opportunity to speak at two radio visits • All promotional material: email communications, banners & tent cards • Recognition in advertisements • Recognition in press releases sent to media • Recognition on ValdostaChamber.com • Recognition on SEEDSBusinessResourceCenter.com • Opportunity to speak at any promotional events for competition • Opportunity to present $10,000 check to competition winner • Recognition on check • Opportunity to help judge competition • Recognition in Progress Magazine • Recognition in Chamber In Motion newsletter

D L O S

Your name could be here!

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BUILD

MARCH 10, 2016

STAR Banquet The Region 10 STAR Banquet includes approximately 125 educational leaders, students and teachers who come together to honor exceptional students and teachers and announce the Region 10 STAR Student and Teacher. AUDIENCE: Average participation of 125 educational leaders, students and teachers from the region. SPONSORSHIP FEE: $2,000 SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Recognition on all promotional materials • Recognition on STAR Banquet webpage • Recognition in Chamber In Motion newsletter • Company name listed on all post- event press releases • Opportunity for representative to speak at event • Recognition on ValdostaChamber.com

SOLD

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EAGLE Awards Reception Celebrating its 19th year, the Exceptional Adult Georgian in Literacy Education (EAGLE) program recognizes and honors adult students who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in statewide adult literacy classes. EAGLE winners and Literacy Ambassadors serve as role models for family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers, encouraging all to become learners. In addition to serving as volunteers, EAGLE winners are mentors, peer tutors and recruiters of other students in local programs. AUDIENCE: Each year, approximately 50 people gather at the Chamber to recognize these individuals at the EAGLE Awards reception. This is the front of invitation

18th Annual EAGLE Reception

BUILD

DECEMBER 6, 2016

SPONSORSHIP FEE: $500 SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Recognition on all promotional materials • Recognition in Chamber Ininvited Motion You are cordially to attend the newsletter 18 Annual EAGLE Delegate Award Reception • Company name listed on all pre- and postTuesday, December 9 Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce event press releases 416 North Ashley Street 5:30 ���6:30 p.m. • Opportunity for representative to speak at event

Presenting Sponsor:

th

Co-Sponsors:

RSVP by December 5 Phone: (229) 247-8100 x228 or email: kbrockington@valdostachamber.com

This is the Inside of invitation This is the back of invitation

Your name could be here!

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CONNECT

you make new business contacts, stay abreast of area business developments and pursue new opportunities.

“Chamber members are provided with great opportunities to connect with other businesses and professionals in our community. I’m proud to be a member of this network.” - Ron Borders

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CONNECT

CONNECT - Our Chamber’s many networking events help


CONNECT

FEBRUARY 25, 2016

Chamber Annual Awards Be a part of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber’s first-ever Chamber Annual Awards event. In 2016, the Chamber will combine the Chamber Choice Awards with our Annual Membership Meeting for one spectacular night of celebration. This red carpet affair will celebrate the successes of the past year while honoring those outstanding individuals and businesses who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to support the community and the Chamber. Join us as we celebrate Valdosta’s very best! AUDIENCE: Estimated attendance of 500+ community and business leaders from small to large companies across a number of industries Platinum Sponsor- $2,500 (Two available) PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP FEE: $5,000 • Event signage COMBINED WITH PROGRESS MAGAZINE: $2,500 (Additional) • Reserved seating for 10 in premier location PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: Join us for the • Printed invitations & program 6th Annual Chamber Choice Awards • Featured on all event promotions “Red Carpet Affair” • Recognition on custom page • Event signage on Chamber website • Printed invitations and program • Chamber In Motion Thursday, May 7 • Opportunity to speak at event newsletter 6:30-9:30 p.m. • Reserved seating for 10 in • Recognition in Chamber premier location Progress Magazine • Recognition on custom page on • Photo gallery Chamber website • Listed in pre- and post-event • Chamber In Motion newsletter Enjoy an evening filled press releases with live music, dancing and cocktails! • Recognition in Progress Magazine • Photo gallery VIP Table Sponsor- $750 • Listed in pre- and post-event (Limited Number Available) press releases • Reserved seating for 10 in • Recognition on the Annual Top premier location 10 Event postcard • Recognition on event program Proudly presented by

Rainwater Conference Center

Proudly announcing the:

• Big Thinker Award • Members’ Choice Award • Small Business of the Year • Young Professional of the Year • Ambassador of the Year

Your name could be here!

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CONNECT

MONTHLY 2016

Business After Hours This high-energy, after-hours event is held at a Chamber Member’s business for more than 200+ business people. It is scheduled monthly from 5-7 p.m. This is an ideal networking opportunity for a company to make business contacts. This event is also an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your company, services, products and facility. Sponsors have the option to distribute product samples and promotional materials. AUDIENCE: Average attendance of 200+ community and business leaders ranging from small to large companies across a number of industries SPONSORSHIP FEE: $1,500 (plus catering, wine & beer) SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Exclusive Sponsorship • Featured on all event promotions • Event held at your location • Opportunity to speak at event • Printed postcards • Recognition on Chamber’s event calendar • Chamber In Motion newsletter (x3) • Recognition in Progress Magazine • Business After Hours photo gallery

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FALL 2016

Joint Business After Hours at the Chamber The Chamber hosts Business After Hours at the Barber House to provide a cost-efficient opportunity for small businesses to participate. This event has multiple room sponsors. AUDIENCE: Average attendance of 250+ community and business leaders ranging from small to large companies across a number of industries PREMIUM ROOM SPONSORSHIP FEE: $350 (Two available per event) STANDARD ROOM SPONSORSHIP FEE: $300 (Six available per event) SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Room at event to provide promotional materials • Recognition on Chamber’s event calendar • Chamber In Motion newsletter (x3) • Business After Hours photo gallery

Your name could be here!

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CONNECT

OCTOBER 2016

PrimeTime Business Expo The PrimeTime Business Expo is the Chamber’s first B2B and B2C expo showcasing our Chamber members to the community! The event will feature more than 90 vendor booths in a format designed to provide a great return on investment for our participants. The event will also feature food and beverages along with a fun theme. Take advantage of this opportunity to get your name in front of the leaders of the business community. AUDIENCE: Average participation of nearly 450 attendees and approximately 90 exhibitors at the event representing a wide range of industries. This event attracts business professionals at every level.

PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP FEE: $5,000 COMBINED WITH PROGRESS MAGAZINE: $2,500 (Additional) SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Exclusive Sponsorship • Featured on all event promotions, advertisements and online billboards • Recognition on Chamber website Your name could • Recognition on event program • Your business logo printed postcards be here! • Two display tables in premier location • Opportunity to speak at event • Chamber In Motion newsletter (x3) • Chamber Business Showcase photo gallery • Listed in pre- and post-event press releases & Business Solutions Proudly Present • Your business logo printed on Vendor applications Chamber Business Showcase • Opportunity to present door prizes at the event PrimeTime Business Expo • Recognition on the Annual Top 10 Event postcard since 1983

Tomorrow’s Solutions for Today’s Office!

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PROMOTE

PROMOTE – the Chamber gives you many ways to promote your business directly to fellow members and to the community at large. The Chamber’s publications and sponsorship programs give you great value for your marketing dollar.

“The Chamber is your first choice in the top two marketing channels: word-ofmouth and referrals. From Business After Hours events and networking groups to Leading Business of the Week and e-Blasts, there are many avenues that allow your business to get noticed and make connections. The Chamber’s print and digital publications also allow your business to make a splash by getting your message in front of the masses. And who are those masses? They are the movers and the shakers of this economy – the people you are looking to promote your business to!” - Lee McArthur

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PROMOTE

JUNE 2016 NOVEMBER 2016

Progress Magazine This full-color publication, published semi-annually, serves Valdosta-Lowndes County businesses and residents covering topics that matter to your business. Each issue provides readers with information about how to capitalize on Chamber membership and tools to foster success and growth, including regular features on local businesses and the economic outlook. This publication is also available online at ValdostaChamber.com/progress. Each issue has a shelf-life of six months. AUDIENCE: Circulation of 4,000. Mailed to all Chamber contacts (2,500+) and business lobbies (1,000+). AD RATES:

Advertisers Receive

• Front Cover Opportunity*........................$2,500 (20 Copies) Plus Two Page Advertorial and 3/4 Page ad on Back Cover • Inside Front Cover Ad...................................$800 (20 Copies) • Page One Ad..................................................$800 (15 Copies) • Full Page Ad...................................................$700 (10 Copies) • 1/2 Page Ad.....................................................$500 (5 Copies) • 1/4 Page Ad.....................................................$300 (3 Copies) • Business Card Ad............................................$150 (2 Copies)

ADVERTISING BENEFITS: • Digital publication included on Chamber website • Chamber Connection newsletter *Must be in conjunction with sponsorship of a major Chamber event.

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outh Georgia Military Affairs Council (SGMAC) hosted an event to welcome the 81st Fighter Squadron to Moody AFB, including the Afghan air force members the 81st is training to fly and maintain the new A-29 aircraft. The event was a traditional South Georgia chicken supper at Ocean Pond Clubhouse in early June. Pictured with members of the 81st and some local business leaders are Nick Lacey (SGMAC co-chairman from the Berrien Chamber), Cindy Pullen (SGMAC co-chairman from the Lakeland-Lanier Chamber), Gloria Mitchell (SGMAC cochairman from the Adel-Cook Chamber) and Michael Lee (Ameris Bank; SGMAC co-chairman from the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber). SGMAC was created by the four chambers of commerce in 2013 with a mission to prepare for the next round of possible Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).

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PROMOTE

JANUARY 2016

MoodyLink Magazine MoodyLink magazine is distributed at Newcomer’s Orientation, an orientation program that Moody Air Force Base holds every other Tuesday for newly arriving military personnel. Also available online at ValdostaChamber.com. Looking for a more interesting and credible way to welcome Moody newcomers? By purchasing an ad in our MoodyLink Magazine, you also have the opportunity to participate in the Newcomer’s Orientation at Moody AFB. AUDIENCE: 800+ new military families in the Valdosta area. Advertisers Receive

AD RATES: • Front Cover Opportunity............................................... $2,500 (20 Copies) Plus Two Page Advertorial and Full Page ad on Back Cover • Two Page Advertorial/Advertisement......................... $1,000 (20 Copies) • Full Page Advertorial/Advertisement..............................$750 (10 Copies) • 1/2 Page Advertorial/Advertisement................................ $400 (5 Copies) • 1/4 Page Ad.......................................................................... $300 (3 Copies) • Business Card Ad................................................................. $150 (2 Copies) • Just the Listing......................................................................... $50 (1 Copy) • Non-Profit and Military Discounts.......................................... $25 (1 Copy) ADVERTISING BENEFITS: • Digital publication included on Chamber website • Chamber In Motion newsletter • Opportunity to participate in Newcomer’s Orientation at Moody AFB

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call us TOdAY for your appointment!

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Hands on Chiropractic Care Certified Massage Therapy X-Ray on Site Accepting New Patients Military Discounts Nutritional Assessment Decompression Therapy Affordable Cash Plans.

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free Initial Consultation for New Military Patients value of $175.00 free.

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A publication of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce

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Gated community • Exercise room Intrusion alarm system • Interior laundry room One car garage with interior access Extensive sound proofing and fire protection Jacuzzi garden tub and separate glassed-in shower Swimming pool with state-of-the-art filtration system Granite counter tops and travertine flooring Outside kitchen and flat screen TV for entertaining ENERGY STAR rated; environmentally friendly and energy efficient

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Monday - Friday 9am until 5pm Saturday and Sunday by appointment

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Features: • • • • • • • • • • •

Gated community Exercise room Intrusion alaram system Interior laundry room One car garage with interior access Extensive sound proofing and fire protection between all units Jacuzzi garden tub and separte glassed-in shower Swimming pool with elaborate fountain and state-of-the-art filtration system ENERGY rated: DR.STAR WORTHINGTON THANKS THOSE THAT SERVE AND PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS. Environmentally friendly and energy efficient Granite counter tops and travertine flooring Outside kitchen and flat screen TV for entertaining

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PROMOTE

OCTOBER 2016

Connection Magazine Published annually, Valdosta’s 55+ lifestyle magazine will be mailed in October to 3,500+ affluent senior households. Additional copies will be placed in lobbies of Chamber businesses and distributed among advertisers. Connection magazine will also be available online at ValdostaChamber.com. Let us showcase your products or services in an advertorial to this amenity seeking market! AUDIENCE: Affluent Senior households in the Valdosta-Lowndes County area. Advertisers Receive

AD RATES: • Front Cover Opportunity.....................................................$2,500 (20 Copies) Plus Two Page Advertorial and 3/4 Page ad on Back Cover • Inside Front Cover................................................................$1,250 (20 Copies) • Inside Back Cover.................................................................$1,250 (20 Copies) • Two Page Advertorial or Advertisement............................$1,500 (20 Copies) • Full Page Advertorial or Advertisement ...........................$1,000 (10 Copies) • 1/2 Page Advertorial or Advertisement..................................$600 (5 Copies) • 1/4 Page Advertisement...........................................................$350 (3 Copies) • Business Card Advertisement..................................................$200 (2 Copies) • Just the Listing.............................................................................. $50 (1 Copy) ADVERTISING BENEFITS: • Digital publication included on Chamber website • Chamber Connection newsletter

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hen families and their senior loved ones select an assisted living community, it’s a life changing decision. The decision involves several sensitive issues such as money, health and unique personal preferences. You want to get it right the first time.

Fellowship Home has been helping families in the midst of these tough decisions since 1978. Here are some common mistakes we see families make when searching for assisted living and suggestions on how to avoid them: Not Facing Reality About Current or Future Needs t’s important to balance optimism with realistic expectations. Be realistic about you or your loved one’s current care needs as well as their anticipated care needs.Families often come to us for assistance after initially choosing a facility that was not capable of offering the level of services required. Moving a loved one from facility to facility can not only be burdensome and costly to your family, it can also negatively impact the senior, particularly a loved one who has dementia, which makes adapting to changes especially difficult.

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in many activities at the community and visiting every day is usually an unrealistic expectation to put on yourself. Go with the best fit. Making a Decision Under Pressure arlier we noted that some families become so overwhelmed with the choice that they need to make that they don’t make a decision at all. We recommend that families visit more than one senior living community before making a decision, so that they can form a clear picture of the options that are available, how communities differ from one another and what makes each community unique. In order to make a good choice you need options.

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past to see how green the grass is or by walking in the front door to gauge the quality of the atmosphere and whether or not it smells nice. After doing all the comparison and analysis you can, trust your gut instinct about which option is best for your situation. Happy staff are usually more caring staff, and a community full of cheerful residents is a very good sign. Before making a commitment, you might also consider arranging a respite stay or day only stay at a community your family is exploring. Placing Family Convenience Over the Best Fit nother mistake that we have seen families make is overemphasizing the importance of finding the closest community possible. Sometimes the adult child chooses the nearest community based on the intention of visiting their parent everyday. Remember your parent will be engaged

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Selecting a Community Fit for the Parent of Yesteryear Instead of the Parent of Today It might be similarly misguided for a family to choose a community for reasons that may have been important when younger but now is memory impaired or has other special care needs. In conclusion, choosing a community that is the best fit for your loved one’s current and future situation can make the aging process a much better experience and can help you avoid many of the most common mistakes families tend to make when they do not plan appropriately

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If you would like to be included in multiple Chamber magazines, please check out the discounts below: DISCOUNT RATES: • Ad purchase of any 2 issues............................... 5% off the TOTAL price • Ad purchase of 3 or more issues................... 10% off the TOTAL price

SUMMER 2015

PROMOTE

Ad Packages

We treat

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every patient like family!

A publication of the ValdostaLowndes Chamber of Commerce 2014-2015

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Sweet and Savory

INSIDE

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Third Generation Businesses Chamber Applauds Local Leaders ADVOCATE • BUILD • CONNECT • PROMOTE ValdostaChamber.com

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PROMOTE

WEEKLY IN 2016

2015

E-blasts Connect with more than 1,700 Chamber contacts through Chamber e-blasts. Chamber e-blasts are the premier email marketing opportunity. AUDIENCE: Connect with more than 1,700 contacts per e-blast E-BLAST SPONSORSHIP FEE: $250 LOYALTY DISCOUNT: • Purchase 9 e-blasts within 12 months and your 10th e-blast is on US!

Your ad placement could be here!

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PROMOTE

WEEKLY IN 2016

Chamber In Motion Connect with more than 1,700 Chamber contacts weekly through Chamber In Motion. AUDIENCE: Connect with more than 1,700 contacts weekly (more than 88,000 annually) through the Chamber’s weekly e-newsletter Chamber In Motion. CHAMBER IN MOTION SPONSORSHIP FEE: $1,500 SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Featured on e-newsletter sent each Tuesday featuring Chamber events, and happenings • Logo placement directly under feature story • Logo linked to sponsor website

Your ad placement could be here!

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PROMOTE

FEBRUARY 25, 2016

Chamber Member Handbook Chamber staff and Ambassadors hand deliver 1,200+ packets to Chamber members during the annual Operation Thank You. These packets include the Chamber’s Member Handbook and a Chamber Member decal. The handbook is also distributed throughout the year to prospective new members and others. AUDIENCE: Business and community leaders throughout the community PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP FEE: $2,500 SPONSORSHIP FEE: • Exclusive Sponsorship • Exclusive logo on front cover of handbook • Recognition on Chamber website • Chamber In Motion newsletter • Full-page color ad in handbook on inside front cover or outside back cover

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FEBRUARY 25, 2016

Operation Thank You Connect with 1,200+ Chamber members annually through Operation Thank You by having your business logo featured on delivery envelopes. AUDIENCE: Connect with 1,200+ Chamber members SPONSORSHIP FEE: $1,000 SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Featured on large white envelopes which are hand-delivered by Chamber staff and Ambassadors • Recognition on all promotional materials • Recognition in Chamber In Motion newsletter • Company name listed on all pre- and post- event press releases • Opportunity for representative to speak at event • Recognition on Chamber website BULK RATE U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 47 Valdosta, GA

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PROMOTE

WEEKLY IN 2016

Leading Business of the Week This year-long program is designed to recognize Chamber members who have been a member for more than five years. Each Monday (excluding holidays) approximately 10 Ambassadors and a Chamber representative present a business with the Leading Business of the Week Banner to display in their business. Eligible businesses are selected at random. AUDIENCE: Entire Valdosta-Lowndes County community PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP FEE: $5,000 SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS: • Exclusive Sponsorship • Logo on physical banner placed in more than 40+ businesses weekly throughout the year • Opportunity to speak at each presentation • Rotating banner on Chamber homepage for entire year • Leading Business of the Week webpage for entire year • Recognition in Chamber In Motion newsletter weekly • Recognition in Chamber Member Handbook • Recognition in Progress Magazine • Recognition on Chamber’s social media weekly • Recognition in all press releases

Your name could be here!

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PROMOTE

Certified Military Friendly Moody AFB is one of the largest economic engines of our region. Its personnel live, shop, dine, and find entertainment at our local businesses, and we want to let them know how much they are appreciated. REQUIREMENTS: • MUST be a Chamber member in good standing • MUST be in good standing with the Better Business Bureau • MUST advertise in MoodyLink magazine or be an SGMAC Ally • MUST offer military discount* (If policy allows) CERTIFIED MILITARY FRIENDLY: • Receive Certified Military Friendly seal which can be used in advertising/marketing • Listed in Chamber Progress and MoodyLink magazine • Denoted with seal on Chamber directory • Advertisement in MoodyLink will be recognized • Recognition on custom page on Chamber website • Have opportuntity to showcase military discounts on Chamber Certified Military Friendly website

If interested in becoming Certified Military Friendly please complete application provided and return to the Chamber by fax at 229-245-0071 or email to Karil Brockington at kbrockington@valdostachamber.com

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Is Moody Air Force Base important to YOUR business? We can bet that it is. Show your support of military members in our community by joining the Chamber’s Certified Military Friendly Program. Businesses affiliated with the program will be recognized in our marketing efforts that target military personnel, including special acknowledgement on the Chamber website and in MoodyLink magazine. Participating businesses also receive a Certified Military Friendly decal to display on the door of your business and on your website letting our military members know that this is a great place for them to do business. There are just a few requirements to become a part of the program outlined below.

Chamber Certified Military Friendly Business Application Form Please fill out the application below to become a Certified Military Friendly business. Applications can be mailed to the Valdosta-Lowndes Chamber at 416 N. Ashley Street, or faxed to 229-245-0071. Electronic copies of the application are available online at www.ValdostaChamber.com/certifiedmilitaryfriendly

Organization Name: _______________________________________________________ Contact Name: ________________________________ Title: ______________________ Company Address: ________________________________________________________ City: ________________________ State: _________________ Zip: ________________ Phone: _________________ Fax: _________________E-mail: _____________________ In order to be Chamber certified, your organization must meet the following requirements:  MUST be a Chamber member in good standing (no past due balance)  MUST have NO unresolved issues with the Better Business Bureau  MUST advertise in MoodyLink Magazine OR participate as an SGMAC Ally  MUST offer a military discount to active duty military* (If corporate policy allows.). Please indicate discount here: __________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________ I, ______________________________, affirm that my business does meet the Chamber Certified Military Friendly requirements, and I authorize the Chamber to confirm my good standing with the Better Business Bureau. I also understand that the Chamber considers my signature below as my personal verification that my business provides exemplary service and benefits to all active duty military personnel indiscriminately. I understand that my business must continue to meet all requirements in order to maintain Chamber Certified status. ________________________________ Authorized Representative

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Reservation Form Company Name:_______________________________________________________________________________ Contact: Name:_______________________________ Title:____________________________________________ Company Address:_____________________________________________________________________________ City: _______________________________________ State:_______________ Zip:_________________________ Phone: _____________________________________ Fax:_____________________________________________ E-Mail:_______________________________________________________________________________________ Check the sponsorships that meet the marketing needs of your company: MEMBERSHIP LEVELS q Chairman’s Circle $6,300 q President’s Partners $4,500 q Executive $2,625 q Premium $1,050 q Enterprise $630 q Business $315 q Associate/Silver Star/Non-Profit $100 ADVOCATE q Federal Legislative Luncheon (table of 10) $225 q State Legislative Luncheon (table of 10) $225 q SGMAC (See page 16 for prices)

CONNECT q Chamber Annual Awards $5,000 q with Progress advertising package $2,500 q $2,500 Platinum q $750 VIP Table Sponsor q PrimeTime Business Expo $5,000 q with Progress advertising package $2,500 q $200 for Vendor Space q Business After Hours $1,500 q Joint Business After Hours q $350 Premium Room q $300 Standard Room

PROMOTE q Progress Magazine (See page 32 for ad prices) q MoodyLink Magazine (See page 33 for ad prices) BUILD q Connection Magazine (See page 34 for ad prices) q Annual Economic Summit $5,000 - SOLD q Ad Packages q 5% Discount q 10% Discount q $1,500 Co-Sponsor q e-Blasts $250 each q Business Outlook Breakfast $3,500 - SOLD q Chamber In Motion $1,500 q SEEDS Business Resource Center $10,000 - SOLD q Chamber Member Handbook $2,500 q Southwest Georgia Bank q Operation Thank You $1,000 Business Plan Competition (3-Year) $10,000 - SOLD q Leading Business of the Week $5,000 q STAR Banquet $2,000 - SOLD q Certified Military Friendly (See page 40 for pricing) q EAGLE Awards Reception $500 NOTE: First priority choice and sponsorships given to Chairman q DRUGS DON’T WORK $2,500 Circle members, afterwards all will be determined on a first come, first serve basis.

Enclosed is my check in the amount of $_______________ or bill me q Quarterly or q Annually Payable to: Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce, 416 N. Ashley Street, Valdosta, GA 31601

Please charge my credit card: Exclusive Sponsorship

q Visa

q MasterCard

q Discover

Card #________________________________________________________________ Exp. Date:_______________ CVC Code (3-Digit code on the back of your credit card):__________________________________________________ Cardholder Name:_______________________________Signature:______________________________________ For your convenience shop online at: www.ValdostaChamber.com or fill out form and mail or fax a copy to the Chamber (Fax: 229-245-0071).


What can we do for YOUR business? ADVOCATE • BUILD • CONNECT • PROMOTE

Contact: Valdosta-Lowndes County Chamber 229-247-8100 ext. 231 or “Shop” online at www.valdostachamber.com/sponsorships


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