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Sponsor A Chamber Event

Grow Your Business. Sponsor an Event with The Chamber.

The Chamber hosts over 60 events every year - truly something for every type of business and member. As the second largest Chamber in the province, we are delighted to be able to offer members so many different and well-attended opportunities to promote their business, their staff, and market their products. Remember: we often design sponsorship levels around your needs - just ask, as we will work with you to maximize your marketing budget.

Don't forget - you receive a once-a-year sponsorship credit of $50 to $350 based on membership level (except for not-for-profit memberships). Be sure to ask for it!

Luncheon Sponsorship Opportunities

Luncheon Sponsor - $750                      TWO AVAILABLE PER LUNCHEON

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is renowned for its engaging luncheon speakers and its well-managed midday luncheon-networking events. Members attend regularly throughout the year, and exciting new luncheon speakers and topics are added to the ongoing annual schedule as the year unfolds. 

Typically, luncheons are held at a hotel, and include half an hour of pre-luncheon networking starting at 11:30; lunch; the address by the featured speaker; a Q&A opportunity, and wrap-up by 1:30 p.m. Speakers and sponsors sit at reserved tables along with senior Chamber representatives and VIPs.

New sponsorship opportunities arise throughout the year and first consideration will be given to existing sponsors and certain member levels. Topics vary widely, and are chosen to have broad appeal to members and the general public alike. Media are in attendance. Members may use luncheon coupons, or, like the general public, book tickets at the online Chamber website. Sponsors have high visibility through the benefits listed here.

Brand/logo exposure and Benefits

  • On Chamber Events webpage http://www.kelownachamber.org/events
  • 2-3 minute introduction OR thanking of the Guest Speaker by Sponsor
  • Two complimentary tickets to luncheon; one is seated at Head Table
  • Special recognition of the Sponsor by Chamber chair person
  • Signage in banquet room beside podium
  • Sponsor may place company materials at each place setting, and at Reception table
  • Group photo of sponsors & guest speaker

Business Sponsor - $350                      THREE AVAILABLE PER LUNCHEON

Three Business Sponsorships per luncheon are available.  A minimum of nine lunches per year are available.

Brand/logo exposure and Benefits

  • On Chamber Events webpage
  • Special recognition of the Sponsor by Chamber chair person
  • One complimentary ticket to the luncheon, seated at Sponsor Table
  • Signage & promotional materials display at Reception table
  • Group photo of sponsors & guest speaker

Annual Golf Tournament Sponsorship Opportunities 

Tourney Date: Friday June 12, 2015

Sponsorship choices literally cover the golf course, and businesses can adopt the level which best suits their needs. Sponsorships should be selected and confirmed early, as this event will sell out and some companies select the same level year after year. All sponsor marketing is subject to course rules.

Naming Sponsor - $2,500                                                ONE AVAILABLE

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce is renowned for its annual Golf Tournament, and 2015 is no exception. Once again, the Chamber presents one member company with a stellar opportunity not only to showcase their products, services and people, but to have fun in one of the best communities in Canada in which to do business while focusing on a little white ball and wowing their customers.



Naming rights means just that: dominant brand/logo for your company: on the golf carts, at Registration, at every hole, and at the post-tournament reception and dinner. Not to mention logo and brand presence during the months running up to tee-off on the Chamber Events website and registration page. You receive numerous opportunities for promotion, including:

  • Only sponsor to address guests during dinner allowing you to profile your business
  • One sponsored hole out of 18 - $750 value
  • Your Brand/logo on: golf carts, in the banquet room, on the game sheet, registration table and at your sponsored hole
  • Foursome including golf, dinner and carts
  • Two additional dinners for staff working the hole

Additional Benefits:

  • Select your sponsored hole which will be your Foursome’s tee-off hole location
  • Ad on Chamber website linked to Sponsor website - $260 value
  • Photo & brand/logo in follow-up eNewsletter article after tournament
  • Pop-up banner in banquet room
  • You may place company merchandise giveaway in Players’ Swag Bags
  • Over $2,000 in sponsorship value    

Longest Drive OR Closest To The Pin Sponsor - $1000 EACH

Choose either the Longest Drive contests, or, the Closest to the Pin contests (one each for men and for women). Of course, fun themes at the tee-off location with your staff are highly encouraged. Contests, refreshments and gifts & giveaways are always wildly popular in Chamber golf tournaments. 

Exclusive to this level of sponsorship:

  • Longest Drive or Closest-to-the-Pin Contest
  • You "own" this hole
      Additional Benefits:
  • Your Pop-up Banner in the banquet room
  • Your logo and brand on event webpage
  • Your staff manning the hole - Promote your business to a captive audience of foursomes - 144 key customers
  • Your logo'd giveaway in Swag Bags
  • Announced recognition of sponsorship during dinner - you award winners from the podium
  • Logo on game sheets and at your sponsored hole
  • Complimentary twosome for golf and dinne r- PLUS two free dinners for your staff - $400 value

Hole Sponsor - $750 EACH                                    11 AVAILABLE

As a Hole Sponsor, your company and your staff can set up a fun theme at your Sponsored Hole. You will see immediate benefit and goodwill from running contests, offering refreshments, and contributing to the players swag bags to make the day memorable for customers and prospects.



Hole Sponsor Benefits:
                                                              

  • Your Pop-up banner in the banquet room
  • Brand/logo on Chamber website, events newsletter, registration receipts
  • Your staff manning the hole – Promote your business to a captive audience of foursomes – 144 key customers
  • Your logo’d giveaway in golfers Swag Bags       
  • Announced recognition of your sponsorship during dinner
  • Logo on game sheets and at your sponsored hole
  • Complimentary Dinner for two - $100 value

Hole-in-One Sponsor - $300 EACH                 4 AVAILABLE

This is a great way to promote your brand, as foursome after foursome dreams of winning “the big one”.  They may not be in contention for low gross, but everyone has a chance to hit the shot of a lifetime and sink it in one.  The Hole-in-One Sponsor is responsible for purchasing insurance for a minimum of $10,000 prize value for a golfer who succeeds in hitting a “hole in one.”  (Approximately $130 insurance.)  The Sponsor is also responsible for staffing and overseeing their sponsored hole.


 
Media Sponsor

The Media sponsor provides in-kind promotion of the Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament.

 
  • Sponsor will provide media coverage, in an agreed media contract with the Chamber
  • Sponsor will provide emcees for dinner
  • One complimentary admission for golf and dinner
  • Complimentary dinners for emcees
  • Brand/logo on game sheet
  • Brand/logo in follow-up eNewsletter article
  • Sponsor can set up signage/booth/vehicle at Registration or on course
  • Sponsor can devise fun theme or broadcast live on-location

Other Sponsorship Opportunities

If you have a health/wellness business, or want to park your newest model autos or bikes or water toys on the golf course, we have many opportunities for you. You don't have to sponsor a hole to promote your product - we'll find a place for you. Just call to discuss your ideas, and we will make it work. 


Business Excellence Awards Sponsorship Opportunities  

2015 Marks Our 28th Annual Awards Event

The Kelowna Chamber of Commerce produces this sold-out event in October of each year during the Business Development Bank of Canada’s Small Business Week.   The Awards honour the finalists and winners who have undergone an intensive adjudication process.  Profiles of all finalists are shown on video clips to the audience, and all receive valuable publicity before, during and after the event, as do sponsors of both overall, and individual categories and Awards. 

Many levels of sponsorship are renewed year over year by previous year sponsors.  To ensure your organization secures the best package for your needs, sponsorship levels should be requested and paid for well in advance in order to avoid disappointment. Names can be waitlisted for a level move in case of any changes.

Platinum Sponsor - $10,000                               ONE ONLY

Brand/Logo Exposure

  • On each award trophy  
  • On each finalist plaque
  • Illuminated in Banquet Room
  • Pop-up banner in Reception Area
  • In Program at each place setting
  • On Chamber website
  • In video loop presentation
  • May place memento at each place

Plus:

  • Exclusive sponsor to address guests during dinner 
    Includes: 60 second video during dinner. Chamber pre-approval required                                 
  • One complimentary table of 8 at the event; 
    four seats are at the head table
  • One complimentary ad in Chamber
    eNewsletter linked to Sponsor’s website - $200 Value
  • Group photo of all Business 
    Excellence sponsors                              
  • Announced recognition at dinner

Gold Sponsor - $3,000                                         ONE ONLY

 
2014 Business Excellence Sposnors

Brand/logo exposure
  • :60 second commercial runs at awards event. Chamber pre-approval required
  • Illuminated in Banquet Room
  • Logo on Chamber website
  • Pop-up banner in Reception Area
  • In Program at each place setting
  • In video loop presentation

Plus:

  • Complimentary table (of 8) at dinner
  • Additional signage (pop-up banner) in banquet room
  • Address guests prior to Awards portion of the evening (2-3 minutes)
  • One complimentary ad in eNewsletter linked to Sponsor's website - $200 value
  • Group photo of all Business Excellence sponsors
Silver Sponsor - $1,400                           TWO AVAILABLE


2014 Business Excellence Nominees

Brand/logo exposure

  • :60 second commercial runs at awards event- Chamber pre-approval required
  • In video loop presentation
  • Illuminated in Banquet Room
  • Pop-up banner in Reception Area
  • On Chamber website
  • In Program at each place setting

Plus:

  • Four complimentary tickets
  • Announced recognition at dinner
  • Group photo of all Business Excellence sponsors
  • One complimentary ad in Chamber eNewsletter, with live link to Chamber website- $200 Value

Copper Sponsor - $900                             TWO AVAILABLE

  Brand/logo exposure
  • Included in video loop presentation
  • In Program at each place setting
  • Pop-up Banner in Reception Area
  • On Chamber website

Plus

  • Two complimentary tickets
  • Announced recognition at dinner
  • Group photo of all Business Excellence sponsors

Wine Sponsor - $4,500                             ONE AVAILABLE

   Brand/logo Exposure

  • Pop-up Banner in Reception Area
  • Included in video loop presentation
  • Illuminated in Banquet Room
  • Provide company’s brand/logo on all Wine Bottle tags
  • On Chamber website
  • In Program at each place setting

Plus:

  • One complimentary ad in eNewsletter, live link to website- $200 value
  • Announced recognition at dinner  
  • One complimentary table of 8 at the event          
  • Group photo of all Business Excellence sponsors

Reception Sponsor - $1,500                      ONE AVAILABLE



Brand/logo Exposure

  • Pop-up Banner in Reception Area
  • Pop-up Banner in Banquet Room
  • Included in video loop presentation
  • In Program at each place setting
  • On Chamber website

Plus:

  • Two complimentary tickets
  • Announced recognition at dinner
  • One complimentary ad in eNewsletter, live link to website - $200 value
  • Group photo of all Business Excellence sponsors
  • Exclusive sponsor to address guests at Reception

Program Sponsor - $1,000                        ONE AVAILABLE

Brand/logo Exposure

  • In Program at each place setting
  • Included in video loop presentation
  • Pop-up Banner in Reception Area
  • On Chamber website

 Plus:

  • Announced recognition at dinner            
  • Two complimentary tickets
  • Group photo of all Business Excellence sponsors

Awards Sponsorships - $1,680 EACH- TEN AWARDS

Ten separate Awards will be adjudicated and awarded in 2015. A company, organization or individual may select the category which best reflects the Sponsor’s interest, as available. All Award Sponsorships are grandfathered from the previous year, and are available for new contracts only if declined by last year’s sponsor.

 
Individual awards are:

  • Small Business Award: 1-10 employees
  • Mid-sized Business Award: 11-30 employees
  • Large Business Award: more than 30 employees
  • Community Impact Award: not-for-profit society
  • Business Leader of the Year: Individual
  • Rising Star: Business less than 3 years in operation
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Individual under 40
  • Eco-Star Innovation Award
  • Marketer of the Year Award
  • Distinction in Hospitality & Tourism Award
Brand/logo Exposure
  • Engraved on Sponsored Award
  • Engraved on Finalist Plaque
  • Pop-up Banner in Reception Area
  • At each place setting in Program
  • In video loop presentation
  • On Chamber website
Plus:
  • Two complimentary tickets
  • Announced recognition at dinner
  • Sponsor presents Award

Sponsor Cost: $1680 per award

Entertainment Sponsors                          TWO AVAILABLE

Dinner Entertainment - $1,300

Brand/logo Exposure

  • Pop-up banner in Reception Area
  • At each place setting in Program
  • On Chamber website
  • In video loop presentation

Plus:

  • Two complimentary tickets
  • Announced recognition at dinner & performance
  • Group photo of all Business Excellence sponsors           
  • Opportunity to introduce entertainer

Music Entertainment - $500

Brand/logo Exposure

  • Pop-up banner in Reception Area
  • In Program at each place setting
  • On Chamber website
  • In video loop presentation

Plus:

  • One complimentary ticket
  • Announced recognition at dinner
  • Group photo of all Business Excellence sponsors    

Media Sponsorships- Minimum $5,000                In-Kind

Media Sponsorships: in-kind sponsorships with minimum $5,000 value available for print, radio, online, television.  Emcee opportunities available.  Please contact Caroline Miller for Media, and all other sponsorship opportunities for the Business Excellence Awards:


Launch Students into Business Sponsorship Opportunity

Title Sponsor                                            ONE AVAILABLE

“Launch Students into Business” is a new program at the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce. We connect students at Okanagan College and UBC Okanagan with professionals in their fields of study.

In a program which builds on initial connections between student and professional, subsequent business introductions broaden each individual student’s network.

The Program stretches across the academic year, and includes an orientation session, periodic networking meetings, workshops, and a wrap-up event.

One presenting sponsorship is available.  Benefits include:

Brand/logo Exposure

  • Appear in all print and social media
  • On Chamber website
  • Pop-up banner at all events
  • Literature at events 

Plus:

  • Opportunity to speak at orientation and wrap-up events
  • Include sponsor’s employees as “connectors” for students
  • Opportunity to network at company events with invited “Launch” students

Like our successful “Top Forty Under 40” program, the presenting sponsor will reap numerous benefits as the new program rolls out.  Sponsorship benefits will be worked out hand-in-hand with the successful sponsor, and sponsorship will then be grandfathered in 2016, the first full sponsorship year.

To sponsor a Chamber event, please contact:


Caroline Miller
250-469-7358
cmiller@kelownachamber.org