Stoney Creek Chamber Sponsorship Opportunities – 2022-2023

Stoney Creek Chamber Sponsorship Opportunities – 2022-2023

Get your brand in front of the Stoney Creek Business Community

Chamber events are designed to not only entertain and inform our members, but also to allow sponsors the perfect medium to communicate with a desirable target audience.

We all know that as a business, it is critical to be seen and heard. The Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce is a wonderful way to get your business brand in front of hundreds of businesses, and to showcase your company to the community and other business leaders.  Our event sponsorships are a cost-effective way to get desirable results, and a great way to be seen as a business leader among your peers.

By visibly supporting the Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce as a sponsor you are also demonstrating your support to the local business community.  Start thinking about positioning your company and what messages you would like to share with key decision-makers in our community – whether virtually or in-person.

Our goal is to match the right sponsor with the right opportunity.  We have created a variety of packages that fit your marketing goals and budget.

Check out our current sponsorship packages below.

LUNCHEON SPONSORSHIPS

Annual: ECONOMIC REVIEW LUNCHEON (Spring) – Valuable insight on the economy from an industry expert. Each year we invite a guest speaker to present their perspective on national and global economies based on current analyses and how this affects our local economy.

Annual: MAYORS LUNCHEON (Fall) – Wonderful opportunity to hear from our Mayor and what they have to say about current and future state of Hamilton (and highlighting Stoney Creek and the surrounding communities).

Take advantage of a Luncheon Sponsorship and grasp the attention of key business leaders and their colleagues in our community.

Not only do you reserve speaking rights at your sponsored luncheon, but you also get a variety of advertising exposure with your logo and name.

Note: Typically, there are 4-6 sponsors for our luncheons.  These luncheons are a sit-down meal.

  • Corporate recognition on event e-blast (sent 2-3 times prior to the event), chamber website and promotion through social media platforms
  • Corporate recognition at the event and on event sign
  • Preferred seating at event for purchased tables of 8 or 10
  • Optional: 2-3-minute speaking opportunity to address all participants
  • Optional: Company sponsor banner placement at event
  • Optional: to place company information at each place setting and provide a speaker prize (for presentation)

 Occasionally, other Special Event Luncheons are held such as STATE OF THE CITY (speaker event where elected officials or city staff have an open dialogue to discuss the year ahead), ENTREPRENERIAL etc. are offered and will offer the same sponsorship details as above.  Other notable topic luncheons may be scheduled and held at various times throughput the year.

 

BREAKFAST SPONSORSHIP

BUSINESS BEFORE 9 BREAKFAST – MEMBER ORIENTATION

 

Get your company name out there at one of our bi-annual breakfast events (Jan. and Sept.). Sponsorship opportunities include a chance to address the crowd, greet attendees as they enter or a chance to get your company information into the hands of the business community. This event is a sole sponsorship.

  • Corporate recognition on event e-blast (sent 2-3 times prior to the event), chamber website, and promotion through social media platforms
  • Corporate recognition at the event
  • Optional: 3-5 minute speaking opportunity to address all participants
  • Optional: Company sponsor banner placement at event
  • Optional: to place company information at each place setting and provide a door prize (for presentation)
  • 2 Complimentary registrations

 

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY SPONSORSHIP

LUNCH & LEARN   

Want to present a learning opportunity to our membership at a Lunch & Learn?  We can hold these in-person (with a small lunch) or virtually.  Sponsorship opportunities include a chance to address the crowd, greet attendees as they enter or a chance to get your company information into the hands of the business community. This event is a sole sponsorship or can be in conjunction with another member, at the discretion of the chamber.

  • Corporate recognition on event e-blast (sent 2-3 times prior to the event), chamber website, and promotion through social media platforms
  • Corporate recognition at the event
  • Optional: Company sponsor banner placement at event
  • Optional: to place company information at each place setting and provide a door prize (for presentation)
  • 2 Complimentary registrations

 

SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

Small Business Week is an annual celebration of entrepreneurs. Locally, we strive to celebrate entrepreneurs in every stage of business during this week. Each year we evaluate how best to showcase our knowledgeable members to educate as well as celebrate entrepreneurism.  For example, in 2022 the chamber arranged three virtual sessions centred on small business marketing strategy, financial wellness, and impacting and engaging the different generations in business. Each session had a member as the keynote speaker and all three sessions had one corporate sponsor. This event is a sole sponsorship or can be in conjunction with another member, at the discretion of the chamber.

  • Corporate recognition on event e-blast (sent 2-3 times prior to the event), chamber website, and promotion through social media platforms
  • Corporate recognition at the event
  • Optional: Company sponsor banner placement at event (if live)
  • 2 Complimentary registrations


SPECIAL EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

Annual Community Achievement Awards GALA Sponsorships (May)

This is the premier business event of the year for our community.  In 1967, the Stoney Creek Chamber awarded its first Citizen of the Year Award.  Since then, the recognition has been expanded to recognize great citizens and businesses that have distinguished themselves with outstanding contributions to our community, and each year a wonderful Gala is held in honour of the award recipients.

Various levels of sponsorship available; please note some sponsorships are granted year over year to the same sponsor.  Please inform the office if you would like to be placed upon the waiting list for the award sponsors.

  1. Award Sponsorships for:

Citizen of the Year, Junior Citizen of the Year, Outstanding Small Business, Outstanding Large Business, Legacy Award, Community Recognition Award

  • One award is designated as a sponsor per category.
  • Presentation of award and photo opportunity with winner
  • Inclusion in all marketing promotion and printed event flyer
  • Corporate recognition on event promotion e-blast, chamber website, and social media platforms; additional corporate recognition at the event
  • Preferred seating at event for tables of 8 or 10 with table signage
  • Optional: Company sponsor banner placement at event

2. Reception Sponsors (6-8 sponsors)

  • Inclusion in all marketing promotion and printed event flyer
  • Corporate recognition on event promotion e-blast, chamber website, social media platforms; additional corporate recognition at the event
  • Optional: Company sponsor banner placement at event

3. Video Sponsor (2-3 sponsors)

  • Inclusion in all marketing promotion and printed event flyer
  • Corporate recognition on event promotion e-blast, chamber website, social media platforms; additional corporate recognition at the event
  • Optional: Company sponsor banner placement at event

 

Stoney Creek Chamber OPEN Golf Tournament – June

Participants include business leaders in the community, chamber members and their guests. The tournament is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year and brings together the best of the business community for a day of fun activities and networking.

Invest in this exciting opportunity to showcase your business by sponsoring our Golf Tournament (and do not forget to join in on the fun as a single golfer, or get your friends, colleagues and customers and make up a foursome, etc!!).

Be a Silver Sponsor or Hole Sponsor and consider having a table/booth at a hole and offer a game to the golfers.  We also offer a $10,000 Hole-in-One Contest (although this sponsorship is currently filled).  The chamber is also open to another type of sponsorship requested (if it would align with our goals of the tournament).

Please also consider donating a prize for the tournament.  This helps us to add to the overall enjoyment for the golfers as they have a great chance to win some amazing prizes. There will be corporate recognition for this both at the event and after on the website and e-blast.

Silver Sponsor

  • Registration for 4 golfers, 4 grand prize tickets, 8 drinks, 4 – 50/50 tickets
  • Corporate recognition on event e-blast (sent 2-3 times prior to the event), chamber website and promotion through social media platforms
  • Corporate recognition at the event, on event signage, Hole Sponsor sign, and after event on website and by e-blast

Hole Sponsor

  • Corporate recognition at the event – Individual sign with your company name and/or logo placed at a hole on the course (placement at the discretion of the chamber, although we will do our best to accommodate requests)
  • Corporate recognition after the event and by e-blast

Annual General Meeting (AGM) – (Sept)

Our annual AGM gives provides members a report and financials on activities and successes of the past year and features the swearing in of our incoming Board.

Note: Typically, there are 4-6 sponsors for this event, however we have offered sole sponsorship in certain cases (at the discretion of the chamber).  Food service (usually buffet, finger foods) following the meeting.

  • Corporate recognition on event e-blast (sent 2-3 times prior to the event), chamber website and promotion through social media platforms
  • Corporate recognition at the event and on event sign
  • Optional: Company sponsor banner placement at event
  • 2 Complimentary registrations

Annual Holiday Gathering – (Dec)

Our Annual Holiday Gathering is a festive evening of business networking, and a terrific opportunity to reconnect with old friends and make some new ones while enjoying a nice meal.

Note: Typically, there are 4-6 sponsors for this event.  Food service (buffet).

  • Corporate recognition on event e-blast (sent 2-3 times prior to the event), chamber website and promotion through social media platforms
  • Corporate recognition at the event and on event sign
  • Optional: Company sponsor banner placement at event
  • 2 Complimentary registrations

BUSINESS AFTER5 SPONSORSHIP (Limited Availability) 

Bring people right to your doorstep! Let members and business colleagues know about your business by inviting them for a casual evening of networking in a relaxed atmosphere. The sponsor host provides food and beverages.

  • Corporate recognition on event e-blast (sent 2-3 times prior to the event), chamber website and promotion through social media platforms
  • Corporate recognition at the event
  • Opportunity to address members and tell them about your business in your own facility

       NOTE:

For many events, the Chamber has a first right of refusal returning clause; quite often you will notice the same principal sponsors return each year. What better proof that event sponsorship provides great return each year!

 

A Message from the Stoney Creek Chamber Executive Director

On behalf of the chamber staff and Board of Directors I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of our chamber.  Your investment allows us to effectively ‘Grow Business Together’ which is a role we take very seriously.

Each year the chamber hosts a minimum of 20 events per year that attract various members of our business community.  We welcome business leaders and elected officials from all levels of government to communicate their message through us.

Your sponsorship plays an important role in helping to deliver our chambers strategic objectives and forming valuable business relationships and supporting members through creating opportunities and providing the best value for their hard-earned revenue.

The benefits of sponsoring chamber events include brand recognition and the opportunity to hear and speak with today’s leaders. 

Our goal is to ensure that you get the most from our partnership and we would be pleased to discuss those benefits with you.

I look forward to working with you and always welcome a conversation about how we can help you to achieve your business goals.

Thank you!

Patti Hall, MBA, BASc.

Executive Director

Stoney Creek Chamber of Commerce