Sponsorships

Consider sponsoring any of these Chamber signature events!  For more information, please contact Brian Cotlar or Shelley Sund  – (207) 947-0307 

 

Business Breakfast (first/second week of January)
The Annual Business Breakfast highlights the Chamber’s yearly accomplishments, formally approves the new Chair of the Board of Directors, and welcomes a keynote speaker.

Breakfast Sponsor –
• Logo on projection screen – remains in place throughout breakfast
• Logo on breakfast program
• Logo on breakfast invitation
• Logo on web site and in newsletter
• Logo in email blasts promoting breakfast
• Social media tag
• Banner display opportunity at breakfast
• Display table at breakfast for collateral materials
• Recognition and appreciation from the podium
• Complimentary table at breakfast (8 people)
• Opportunity to place SWAG materials at place settings
• Priority seating

Award Sponsor –
• Logo on projection screen – remains in place throughout breakfast
• Logo on breakfast program
• Logo on breakfast invitation
• Logo on web site and in newsletter
• Logo in email blasts promoting breakfast
• Social media tag
• Recognition and appreciation from the podium
• Complimentary table at breakfast (8 people)
• Priority seating

Keynote Sponsor –
• Logo on projection screen – remains in place throughout breakfast
• Logo on breakfast program
• Logo on breakfast invitation
• Logo on web site and in newsletter
• Recognition and appreciation from the podium
• Complimentary table at breakfast (8 people)
• Priority seating

Corporate Sponsor Tier 1 –
• Logo on projection screen – remains in place throughout breakfast
• Logo on breakfast program • Recognition and appreciation from the podium
• Listing in email blasts promoting breakfast
• Complimentary table at breakfast (8 people)
• Premier seating

Corporate Sponsor Tier 2 –
• Logo on projection screen – remains in place throughout breakfast
• Logo on breakfast program
• Recognition and appreciation from the podium
• Complimentary table at breakfast (4 people)
• Premier seating, behind 1st tier


Awards Awards Dinner
The Annual Awards Dinner is the Chamber’s premier event, uniting the business community for a lavish ceremony that includes dinner, guest speakers, and presentations. Recognition is given to area leaders who have made a significant impact on the Bangor region, the most prestigious of which is the Norbert X. Dowd Award. The dinner highlights the year’s successes for the Chamber, as well as our vision for the future.

Dinner Reception Sponsor –
• Core benefit package, plus:
• Logo on banners and collateral display area at reception area
• Table tents with company name and logo on reception tables
• Complimentary table at dinner (10 people)
• Priority seating

Entertainment Sponsor –
• Logo & mentions in Special 2021 Dinner Announcements
• Logo on event signage & program
• Logo included in rotation on sponsor slide (during dinner)
• Logo on Website
• Inclusion in all e-mail blasts & social media tag
• Podium recognition during dinner
• Logo in newsletter

Dowd Award Sponsor –
• Core benefit package, plus:
• Sponsor CEO is invited to appear in the video that focuses on the award recipient
• Sponsor CEO may introduce the video from the podium and after the video may present the award to the recipient
• Logo on corresponding award video
• Logo on photo backdrop, used for all interviews and on display in the lobby
• Priority seating
• Complimentary table at dinner (10 people)

Dinner Award Sponsor (6 avail.)
• Core benefit package, plus:
• Logo on photo backdrop, used for all interviews and on display in the lobby
• Sponsor CEO is invited to appear in the video that focuses on the award recipient
• Sponsor CEO may present the award to the recipient on the stage (non-verbal)
• Logo on corresponding award video
• Priority seating
• Complimentary table at dinner (10 people)

Wine Sponsor –
• Logo on event signage
• Logo on program
• Logo included in sponsor slide show
• Logo on Web site and newsletter
• Inclusion in all e-mail blasts & social media
• Tag on wine glasses & wine/cider bottles
• Podium recognition
• Complimentary table at dinner (10 people)
• Priority seating

Corporate Sponsor – (unlimited)
• Logo on event signage
• Logo on program
• Logo included in rotation on sponsor slide (during dinner)
• Logo on Web site
• Inclusion in all e-mail blasts & social media tag
• Podium recognition
• Complimentary table at dinner (10 people)
• Logo in newsletter Gift Sponsor
• Core benefit package, plus:
• Recognition by master of ceremonies during event


Early Bird Breakfast (Monthly – except for July & August)
The Chamber offers a monthly breakfast series with guest presentations that primarily focus on the Chamber’s Issues of Impact, formulated by the Governmental Affairs Committee. The breakfasts are scheduled for the fourth Wednesday of each month from 7:30-9:00AM, with networking opportunities prior to the program

2020 Title Sponsorship – Eaton Peabody
2020 Media Sponsorship – WVOM


Business After Hours (Monthly – except for January & 2 in August)
A popular Chamber event that allows for networking between business professionals. The after-hours is held at a different Chamber member location each month, which enables the Chamber to secure visibility for a number of different members. The time-frame of 5:00-7:00 PM permits attendees to enjoy appetizers and drinks after work, and also enter to win fantastic raffle prizes donated by area businesses.


2020 Hosts include:

February – Challenger Learning Center/Coffee News
March – Maine Discovery Museum
April –  Tarratine Club
May –  
June – 
July – 
August – Lucerne Inn (with the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce)
September –  CES, Inc./GAC Chemical
October – 
November – 
December – 


Business Expo (Annual – Thursday, May 21)
The annual Business Expo is one of the biggest Chamber events of the year, bringing nearly one hundred of the region’s businesses together for a full day of business showcasing & networking. Members are able to promote their products and services to the public, while simultaneously participating in a number of networking opportunities. The Expo is one of the largest gatherings of business professionals in the state, greatly enabling Chamber members to make contacts and gain visibility.

2020 Business Expo Sponsors:
Premier Sponsor –
Networking Lounge Sponsor – 
Corporate Sponsors – 
Exhibitor Appreciation Sponsor  – 
Media Sponsors – MaineBiz


Hot Stove – (Saturday Mornings during Legislative session)
Chamber members who are interested in discussing Maine politics can join the Hot Stove League, a session that enables round-table dialogue between Chamber members and legislators. Discussion topics are items on the policy burner, including transportation, tax reform, and economic development. As the voice of the business community, the Chamber is passionate about engaging with members on policy issues so that we may advocate for members at the local and state government levels. The Hot Stove League meets on Saturday mornings, 8-10am, during the Legislative season at Rangeley Hall at Eastern Maine Community College.

2020 Title Sponsorship – Quirk Auto
2020 Host – Eastern Maine Community College


Chamber Challenge Golf Tournament 
The annual Golf Tournament brings Chamber members together in a unique and enjoyable way, providing networking and increased visibility through a day on the green. Held at one of the area’s fantastic golf courses, the tournament is one of the Chamber’s largest fundraisers which enables support for Chamber programs and activities that promote and advance a vital, healthy business environment. In addition to a round of golf, participants enjoy a barbecue and a number of great prize giveaways.

2020 Title Sponsorship –  

Presenting Sponsor (1 available)
· Complimentary team of 4 players
· 1/4 page ad in September 2020Chamber Newsletter
· Full page ad in Chamber Challenge Program
· Comfort Packs and “dressed up” golf carts recognizing you as the Presenting Sponsor
· Best location sponsor display of signs, banners/displays/table
· Sponsor backdrop for team photos
· Logo and link on Chamber website
· Tournament recognition at Chamber events leading up to the tournament and an opportunity to speak at the tournament
· Social Media marketing on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter

Major Sponsors (3 available)
· Complimentary Registration for a team of 4.players
· 1/4 pg. ad in September 2020 Chamber newsletter
· Full page ad in tournament program book
· Complimentary “Fore You” basket
· Sponsor display at tournament such as banner, sign, and display table/booth·
· Company logo and link on chamber website, Social media tag
· Tournament brand acknowledgement*

Chamber Challenge Giveaway Sponsor
· Complimentary Registration for a team of 4 players
· Your company logo on giveaway given out to every player
· 1/4 page ad in the tournament program book
· Tournament brand acknowledgement*

Official Golf Ball Sponsor
· Complimentary Registration for a team of 4.players
· Your company logo on golf balls given out to players at the tournament, straightest & closest drive and net winners.
· 1/4 page ad in the tournament program book
· Tournament brand acknowledgement*

Chamber Challenge Gong and Driving Range Sponsor(1 available)
· This is our “Gong” challenge at the driving range.
· Complimentary Registration for a team of 4.players
· 1/8 page ad in September 2017 Chamber newsletter
· 1/2 page ad in tournament program book
· Company name/logo displayed at contest location
· Company link on Chamber website
· Golfer engagement included, as offered to hole sponsors
· Social Media tag

BBQ Sponsors (2 available)
· Complimentary Registration for a team of 4.players
· 1/8 page ad in September 2020 Chamber newsletter
· 1/2 page ad in tournament program book
· Special servers to wait on BBQ sponsor table
· Company logo on all tables & Chamber website
· Tournament brand acknowledgement*

Golf Cart Sponsor (2 available)
· Complimentary Registration for a team of 4.players
· Company logo on all carts
· 1/8 page ad in September 2020 Chamber newsletter
· 1/4 page ad in tournament program book
· Tournament brand acknowledgement*
· Social media tag Breakfast Sponsor (1 available)
· Tournament brand acknowledgement*
· Company logo on table
· 1/4 page ad in tournament program book

Snack Sponsor (1 available)
· Tournament brand acknowledgement*
· Company logo on delivery carts/Staff are welcome to deliver
· 1/4 page ad in tournament program book Straightest & Closest Drive 2 available)
· Sponsorship is for both men’s and women’s contests
· Company name displayed on both contest holes
· 1/4 pg. ad in tournament program book
· Company logo on promotional material
· Company name acknowledgement during tournament
· Company logo in program book

Awards Sponsor (1 available)
· 1/4 page ad in tournament program book
· Acknowledgement during opening & closing remarks
· Company logo on promotional materials
· Recognition in email blasts to Chamber members
· Recognition during awards ceremony

Skills Pack Sponsor (1 available)
· 1/4 page ad in tournament program book
· Acknowledgement during opening & closing remarks
· Company logo on promotional materials
· Recognition in email blasts to Chamber members
· Company logo skills pack envelope, disk and skirt

Hole Sponsor – Sponsors have the opportunity on the course to meet and greet golfers at one specific hole on the green. This is your chance to engage in conversation, offer snacks, take photos, have a prize drawing, hand out branded materials, and have face-to-face contact with golfers. We’ll offer the space, you decide what to do with it! (We’ll be happy to come up with ideas for you…just ask!)


Political Forums
During the Legislative season, monthly sessions take place at which Chamber members and elected officials may discuss important issues, such as transportation, tax reform, economic development, and other topics. The political season offers opportunities for debates, candidate receptions, moderated discussions and other ways to connect our members with candidates in all levels of government.


Program Events
Fusion:Bangor, Bangor Region Leadership Institute (BRLI), and Building Bridges hold several events during the year. Fusion hosts monthly Noontime Networking sessions, sporting events, quarterly socials and a unique annual awards dinner. The BRLI Program hosts a Laugh-In, Annual Dinner and kick-off breakfast.


Women’s Leadership Luncheon
Successful women’s leadership series where we invite women business leaders speak about their life, their successes, their struggles… attendees will “lean in and learn”.  Hosted by Deb Neuman

2020 Title Sponsorship – TD Bank


HR Conference
This conference provides business owners and others who manage human resource with the tools they need to do so successfully!  This annual event attracts a variety of attendees from small business owners, to HR managers to directors of non-profits.   Topics include hiring and retaining employees, how to administer performance reviews and creating a positive culture in the workplace.  The event is kicked off with the Chambers Early Bird Breakfast followed by break-out sessions and wraps up with a Q&A session.  Attendance ranges from 100 to 200 people. The event is marketed through the website, emails, social media, newsletters and media appearances.

Presenting Sponsor – (1 available)
• Listed as the Presenting Sponsor of the event on all printed material, social media posts, email blasts, and any other print or digital material in relation to this event.
• Opportunity to display a banner or sign at the event.
• Opportunity to place branded materials either in Attendee folders / packets, or on tables.
• (4) complimentary passes to the HR Conference event.
• Opportunity to speak for not more than 3 minutes at the beginning of the event, in order to thank attendees & briefly share pertinent information about yor business and the variety of ways you are able to support HR professionals.

Lunch Sponsorship – (2 available)
• Represented on all printed material, social media posts, email blasts, and any other print or digital material in relation to this event.
• (2) Sponsor Tickets and you can advertise a special offer or a voucher at the Lunch buffet area.
• Opportunity to make a 2-minute announcement to begin the lunch session.
• Ability to place signage around the lunch tables


Success Seminars
An exciting opportunity for members to share their knowledge and expertise with our regional Chamber members. BRCC seeks proposals for seminars on topics related to business development. It is held monthly at the Machias Savings Bank location in Brewer.  The attendance for each seminar is usually 30-60 people.

2020 Title Sponsorship – Machias Savings Bank

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