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2020 sponsorship

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consider becoming a sponsor Here at Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, our goal is to provide our members the building blocks to a better business. We are your one-stop source for information, advocacy, human resource services, and networking to help employers build their businesses, their dreams, and our economy. Despite serving more than 1,300 member organizations employing 150,000 workers, Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce works hard to make members feel like top individual priorities. Rochester Chamber is the voice of business across the nine-county Finger Lakes region and can be your voice too! I invite you to take that extra step and showcase your business to the community through our highly regarded events. We offer numerous sponsorship opportunities to put your organization’s name on our newly energized programs and events. By sponsoring these events, you receive the platform you need to position your company in front of leading business executives and anywhere from 50 to more than 2,000 attendees, depending upon the series. This platform allows you to network, build relationships with those leaders, and get noticed; it allows you to take your business to the next level. Enclosed is information detailing event series sponsorship packages at a variety of levels ranging from $500 to $25,000 with appropriate benefits attached. Please contact Rochester Chamber Events Director Susan George at (585) 256-4612 or Susan.George@GreaterRochesterChamber.com with any questions. We look forward to your support and engagement at our events. Warm Regards,

Robert J. Duffy President and Chief Executive Officer


greater rochester chamber of commerce events EVENT

TIME OF YEAR

TYPE OF ATTENDEES Members and non-members can attend most

ANTICIPATED ATTENDANCE (Per Event)

ATHENA Awards

January 23

General

900 - 1000

biz. Exchange: Professional Development Series

Six Times a Year

General

60 - 100

Business Made Social

Four Times a Year

General

50 - 70

Chamber Business Six Times a Year Rounds: Executive Perspectives Chamber Throughout: Counsel: Webinar Option Legal Insights for Small to Mid-size Businesses

General

25 - 40

General

20 - 35

Chamber Member SPOTlight: FLX Success Stories Business Forward: Business Expansion Re:Generation for Future Leaders: Awards Celebration

Four Times a Year

General

20 - 35

Four Times a Year

General

20 - 30

June 11

Rochester’s Future Leaders

250 - 350

GO! Get Fierce. May 14 Get Focused: A Half-Day Career Refuel For Women

Professional Women Leaders

150 - 200

Policy Matters: Legislative Events

Four Times a Year

General

60 - 100

Rochester Chamber Top 100 Awards

November 5

General

1800 - 2000

Rochester TRENDS: Chamber Featured Speaker Series

Three Times a Year General

ROC Tech Conference

September 17

General

400

ROC Future Leaders

Six Times a Year

Future Leaders

30-50

50 - 100

2020


SHOWCASING YOUR BUSINESS THROUGH OUR EVENTS PLATFORM Don’t miss out on being a 2020 Event Series Sponsor

Providing resources to foster growth and expansion


Check out some of the Rochester and Finger Lakes region’s hottest employers on their own turf at these Chamber Member SPOTlight visits. In their own words, business leaders share success stories on-site where the action happens. These behind-the-scenes visits are perfect to gain perspective on several of the industry segments powering our region’s economy. Anticipated attendance • 20-30 Number of events planned for this series • 6 Sponsorship fee • Sponsored by each member company hosting the Chamber Member SPOTlight Visit Sponsorship benefits: • Showcasing the host company to Rochester Chamber members and sharing their FLX Success Story • Recognition of host company as exclusive underwriting sponsor of the Chamber Member SPOTlight • Host company’s logo featured prominently on all marketing materials, with a link to company website Sponsored by hosting company. Light food and beverage option will be made available for attendees. If you would like to host a tour, contact Susan George: Susan.George@GreaterRochesterChamber.com


No matter your status in the business world (eg.entrepreneur, next generation, professional woman, student, etc.) this quarterly interactive workshop is here to benefit you. Take the opportunity to obtain essential guidance and advice from experts in their field under the umbrella of Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce at each session. The benefits are immeasurable and sessions stand to serve as discussion starters to carry well beyond the event. Join us as a sponsor and help us develop talent. Anticipated attendance • 60 - 100 Number of events planned for this series • 6 (half-day conference for women) Major Sponsorship fee • $8,000 (to be named series sponsor) Sponsorship benefits for Major Sponsor: • Listing as underwriting sponsor on all event publicity including email blasts, newsletter, and website • Recognition with signage at each biz.Exchange event • Verbal recognition at all biz.Exchange events • 2 minute speaking role at all biz.Exchange events • Display table for company sponsor’s marketing materials at all biz.Exchange events • 5 tickets to each biz.Exchange event & 4 tickets to the Rochester Chamber Top 100 awards dinner – Wednesday, November 5, 2020 Individual biz.Exchange sponsorship fee option (any one biz.Exchange event) $500 Sponsorship benefits: • Listing as underwriting sponsor the event publicity including email blasts, newsletter, and website • Verbal recognition at the biz.Exchange event • 2 tickets to the biz.Exchange event • Display sponsor’s marketing materials at registration table This sponsorship fee is all-inclusive. Light food and beverage will be provided to those attending these biz.Exchange events.


Who wants to base decisions off of old and outdated issues or topics of interest? Being aware of the hottest happenings in the Rochester and Finger Lakes region is valuable to our members’ success and that information is exactly what the Rochester TRENDS series aims to provide. At this series, hear from well-known thought leaders about issues important to business and the community and obtain timely information about trending topics from those in the know. Join us as a sponsor and help us bring to our community trending topics. Anticipated attendance • 60 - 100 Number of Rochester TRENDS series planned • 3 Major Sponsor fee • $8,000 (to be named series sponsor) Sponsorship benefits for Major Sponsor: • Listing as underwriting sponsor on all event publicity including email blasts, newsletter, and website • Sponsorship recognition at all 3 Rochester TRENDS events • Display table for sponsor’s marketing materials at all Rochester TRENDS events • Verbal recognition at all 3 Rochester TRENDS events • 2 minute speaking role at all 3 Rochester TRENDS events • 10 tickets to each Rochester TRENDS events • 2 tickets to Rochester Chamber Top 100 VIP Reception – October 2020 & 4 tickets to Rochester Chamber Top 100 awards dinner – November 2020 • 2 tickets to Rochester Chamber ATHENA Awards VIP Reception & 4 tickets to ATHENA awards dinner 2020 – January 2020 Individual Rochester TRENDS event sponsorship fee option • $500 Sponsorship benefits for individual sponsor: • Listing as underwriting sponsor on all event publicity including email blasts, newsletter, and website • Company listing on screens at Rochester TRENDS event • 2 tickets to the Rochester TRENDS event This sponsorship fee is all-inclusive. Light breakfast, coffee, juice, and water will be provided to those attending these Chamber featured speaker series.


We leverage the experience of the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce board of directors and other regional business leaders for this series. Chamber Business Rounds is a conversation, not a presentation, where participants interact with top executives from across the Rochester and Finger Lakes region. Topics change for each event, allowing expanded opportunities to make executive connections. Join us as a sponsor and help us offer executive insights. Anticipated attendance • 30 - 40 Number of events planned for this series • 4 Major Sponsorship fee • $4,000 (to be named series sponsor) Sponsorship benefits for Major Sponsor: • Listing as underwriting sponsor on all event publicity including email blasts, newsletter, and website • Recognition with signage at all Chamber Business Rounds • Verbal recognition at all Chamber Business Rounds • 2 minute speaking role at all Chamber Business Rounds • Hand out/display marketing materials at each Chamber Business Rounds • 5 tickets to each Chamber Business Rounds • 2 tickets to Rochester Chamber Top 100 VIP Reception – October 2020 & 4 tickets to the Rochester Chamber Top 100 awards dinner – November 2020 Individual Rochester Chamber Business Rounds Sponsorship fee option (any one Rounds) $500 Sponsorship benefits: • Listing as underwriting sponsor on all event publicity including email blasts, newsletter, and website • Verbal recognition at sponsored Chamber Business Rounds • 2 tickets to sponsored Chamber Business Rounds This sponsorship fee is all-inclusive. Light breakfast, coffee, juice, and water will be provided.


Chamber Counsel is focused on enhancing the growth of small to mid-size businesses through informed analysis and management of legal issues. In each session, an expert attorney educates attendees on an important legal topic that is essential to the future of their organization. This is a great opportunity for small to mid-size companies to learn how to be prepared and take steps now to avoid legal pitfalls down the road. The Chamber Counsel event series is complimentary to all attendees, whether in person or via webinar option when available. Number of events planned • 5 Chamber Counsel sponsorship fee • $250 paid by presenting law firm Sponsorship benefits: • Listing as underwriting sponsor on all event publicity including email blasts, newsletter, and website • Opportunity to provide attendees with your expert legal advice at the sponsored Chamber Counsel webinar session Member law firms may provide Chamber Counsel session via webinar. If you wish to offer a Chamber Counsel webinar, contact Susan George: Susan.George@GreaterRochesterChamber.com


Providing resources to foster growth and expansion Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the Business Forward workshop series, connecting your organization to the business resources and expertise needed for sustainability, growth, and success. Join us as a sponsor to help provide tangible takeaways and strategies to help move business forward. Anticipated attendance • 25 - 40 Number of events planned for 2020 • 4 Business Forward Sponsorship benefits: $2500 (to be named a workshop series sponsor) • 2-minute speaking role at each event • Listing as underwriting sponsor on all event publicity including email blasts, newsletter, website, and media releases • Recognition with signage at Business Forward series sponsored events • Verbal recognition at Business Forward series sponsored events • Hand out/display marketing materials at sponsored Business Forward event This sponsorship fee is all-inclusive. Light breakfast, coffee, juice, and water will be provided.


Have a concern with actions or policies in local, state, or federal government? Then stay tuned to the Rochester Chamber events calendar for Meet Your Legislator receptions and other direct contact opportunities brought to you by Greater Rochester Chamber public policy and advocacy efforts. Join us as a sponsor to bring legislative insights and updates to our community. Anticipated attendance • 60 - 100 Number of events planned for this series • 4 Major Sponsorship fee • $5,000 (to be named series sponsor) Sponsorship benefits for Major Sponsor: • Listing as underwriting sponsor on all event publicity including email blasts, newsletter, and website • Recognition with signage at each Policy Matters event • Verbal recognition at the events • Sponsor marketing material placement at all Policy Matters events • Access to send five sponsor representatives to each Policy Matters event This sponsorship fee is all-inclusive. Expected support at these receptions are provisions of light snacks, cash bar, and soft drinks to attending guests.


Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce recognizes that today’s young professionals are the business leaders of tomorrow. The Future Leaders event series is designed to help YPs build lasting relationships, access resources, and develop effective strategies to advance their organizational and career goals. Join us as a sponsor to help us develop future leaders. 2020 Rochester Chamber Future Leaders offerings include events on: • How to get on a board • Determining the viability of a business idea • Networking skills • Mindfulness at work • Taking charge and dispelling the myth that management equals leadership Anticipated attendance • 20 - 40 Number of events planned for this series • 6 Major Sponsorship fee • $8,000 (to be names series sponsor) Sponsorship benefits: • Listing as underwriting sponsor on all event publicity including email blasts, newsletter, and website • Recognition with signage at each Future Leaders’ series • Verbal recognition at all Future Leaders’ series • 2 minute speaking role • Display table for company sponsor’s marketing materials at all Future Leaders’ series • 5 tickets to all Future Leaders’ series • 2 tickets to Re:Generation VIP Reception-June 4, 2020 & 4 tickets to the Re:Generation Awards Dinner-Thursday, June 11, 2020 Individual Future Leaders’ sponsorship fee option (any one Future Leaders event) $500 Sponsorship benefits: • Listing as underwriting sponsor on all event publicity including email blasts, newsletter, and website • Verbal recognition at the Re:Generation event • 2 tickets to the Re:Generation event • 2 tickets to Re:Generation VIP Reception-June 4, 2020 & 2 tickets to the Re:Generation Awards Dinner-Thursday, June 11, 2020 • Display sponsor’s marketing materials at registration table This sponsorship fee is all-inclusive. Light food and beverage will be provided to those attending these.


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2020 ROCHESTER CHAMBER TOP 100 AWARDS

Thursday, November 5, 2020 What better way to recognize the fastestgrowing privately owned companies in the Greater Rochester Region than the annual Rochester Chamber Top 100? Hosted by Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with KPMG LLP, this distinguished program serves to recognize and boost awareness of the businesses that are responsible for the strong entrepreneurial spirit and success characterizing the Rochester area. The business casual event includes a general cocktail reception and vendor showcase, awards presentation, and entertainment. The Rochester Chamber Top 100 awards program is an opportunity to position your company in front of leading business executives and is an ideal environment to network and build relationships with those leaders.

For detailed information on Sponsorship, contact Susan George: Susan.George@GreaterRochesterChamber.com

available sponsorships • Presenting sponsor (exclusive) $25,000 with benefits attached • General reception sponsor (exclusive) $15,000 with benefits attached • Top 100 executives reception sponsor (unlimited) $12,000 with benefits attached • Community initiative sponsor (unlimited) $10,500 with benefits attached • Premier sponsor (unlimited) $10,000 with benefits attached • Corporate sponsor (unlimited) $5,000 with benefits attached • Supporting sponsor (unlimited) $2,500 with benefits attached For Top 100 Magazine Ad Packages, contact Cassidy Franklin: Cassidy.Franklin@GreaterRochesterChamber.com


2020 ATHENA INTERNATIONAL AWARDS Thursday, January 23, 2020 Founded in Lansing, Michigan in 1982, the ATHENA Awards Program was just too good to not introduce to the Rochester Community. Thus, it was launched by Rochester Chamber in partnership with its affiliate, the Women’s Council, in 1987. This internationally-lauded program has the ultimate goal of inspiring women to attain excellence within their professional lives and the program succeeds in doing so through the recognition of distinguished women leaders, young professionals, and organizations aimed at mentoring women. Since 1982, more than 7,000 top leaders in over 500 communities have received the prestigious ATHENA Award in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, China, Greece, India, Russia, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom. By honoring exceptional leaders, the ATHENA Award program seeks to inspire others to achieve excellence in their professional and personal lives. Join us as a sponsor and showcase your business to Rochester’s leading businesses who honor their women leaders in the nine county finger lakes region. For detailed information on Sponsorship, contact Susan George: Susan.George@GreaterRochesterChamber.com

available sponsorships • Presenting sponsor (exclusive) $10,000 with benefits attached • ATHENA young professional sponsor (exclusive) $8,000 with benefits attached • ATHENA organization award sponsor (exclusive) $8,000 with benefits attached • VIP reception sponsor (exclusive) $6,000 with benefits attached • Premier sponsor (unlimited) $5,000 with benefits attached • Sustaining sponsor (unlimited) $3,000 with benefits attached • Table sponsor (unlimited) $2,000 with benefits attached

ATHENA International Award and Publication Ad options, contact Cassidy Franklin: Cassidy.Franklin@GreaterRochesterChamber.com


Young professional conference and Presentation of the IGNITE Future Leader’s Award: This preeminent new award from Rochester Chamber will honor the young leader from our region who has lit the biggest spark this year with their innovation, collaboration, and dedication. Join us as a sponsor to foster future growth.

THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020 available sponsorships and vendor fee • Presenting Sponsor $5,000 with benefits attached • Future Leaders’ Visionary $2,500 with benefits attached

• Vendor Showcase Table and Event Access for two Future Leaders $150 $100- Not for profit

• Future Leaders’ Ignitor $1,000 with benefits attached • Future Leaders’ Supporter $500 with benefits attached For detailed information on Sponsorship, contact Susan George: Susan.George@GreaterRochesterChamber.com


GAME ON! Honest Biz Talk For Women This half-day event is focused on breaking barriers, finding your voice, learning from others who’ve crushed the glass ceiling and overcome obstacles, and hearing some honest answers (and solutions) about what’s facing professional women today. Attendees will walk away with key strategies and tangible takeaways designed to help them become a stronger communicator, a more confident professional, and an effective, focused leader at whatever stage of career they are in or aspiring to be. This fun, interactve and unique event is presented by Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate Womens Council. Join us as a sponsor and help us foster growth among leading women in our community.

THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. available sponsorships Anticipated attendance • 200 - 250 Major Sponsor • $2,500 (limited to 2 sponsors) • Listing as underwriting sponsor on all event publicity including email blasts, newsletter, and website • Recognition with signage at the event • Verbal recognition at the event • 2 minute speaking role at the event • Display table for company sponsor’s marketing materials at the event • 10 tickets to the event Supporting Sponsor • $500 (multiple sponsors) • Listing as supporting sponsor on materials distributed at the event • Verbal recognition at the event • 2 tickets to the event This sponsorship fee is all-inclusive. Breakfast, continental buffet will be provided to those attending this event


2020 ROC TECH CONFERENCE #RTC2020

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce and Innovative Solutions hosts this premier technology conference in the Rochester region! Sharing an amazing experience for attendees, offering current and emerging leaders, along with thought provoking breakout sessions and cutting-edge exhibitors. Bringing together the region’s best and brightest business professionals for a day to drive innovation, collaboration, and creativity! Join us as a sponsor and be a part of growth and innovation in our community.

Sponsorships available at www.ROCTechConference.com Stay tuned! More details to follow

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Thursday, September 17, 2020 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Floreano Convention Center Brought to you by:

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A Wide Range of Unique Series and Signature Events to Help You: • Get in front of community leaders and business decision makers • Form valuable relationships and strengthen brand recognition • Reach thousands of potential customers through our email and social media channels • Find unique value to suit your brand or organization • Contribute to innovation and growth in the Finger Lakes Region


THANK YOU to our 2019 event series sponsors • 13WHAM ABC, Fox Rochester and CW Rochester

• Floreano Convention Center

• 92.5 WBEE

• Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS®, Inc.

• AT&T

• Harter Secrest

• AVANI Technology Solutions, an Indotronix Avani Group Company

• Nazareth College

• BizXL Solutions • Bond • Canadian Consulate • Cause + Effect • Charter Communications • Constellation Brands • CMIAV • D&C • Delta Air Lines • ESL Federal Credit Union • Executive Education at RIT’s Saunders College of Business • Five Star Bank

• Nixon Peabody • Partners + Napier • Pathfinder Engineers & Architects LLP • RG&E • Roberts Wesleyan College • ROCovery Fitness, Inc. • Samson Fuel & Trucking | Be You Brands • Simon School of Business U of R • SWBR • The College at Brockport, State University of New York • Ward Greenberg • WROC TV


SPONSORSHIPS SELL OUT QUICKLY!

Susan George • Director, Events & Affiliate Relations 585-256-4612 • susan.george@greaterrochesterchamber.com 150 State St. #400, Rochester, NY 14614 • greaterrochesterchamber.com


GreaterRochesterChamber.com (585) 244-1800

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