By Lise Elcock
The chamber’s 2020 Sponsorship Opportunities Package is ready and brimming with new and returning favorites for our annual partners to review.
We’re eager to once again help your businesses or nonprofit deliver a targeted message to the chamber’s audience of committed, engaged and local professionals in ways that elevates your profile and market position.
Together with our individual member company dues, our annual partnerships provide the significant and secure funding needed for the chamber to provide the quality and quantity of events and programming our members have come to expect. And our growing list of sponsors means we’re able to expand our already robust menu of educational, networking and marquee events and programs in the coming year.
In turn, coming onboard as an Annual Partner sends a powerful signal back to the area’s leading business and civic leaders as well as consumers that your business is committed to enhancing our region’s economic and cultural vitality.
Annual partnerships require a minimum annual spending commitment of $5000 and offer year-round marketing benefits that are not available to our single event partners. As part of the process, we work your business or organization to create a meaningful partnership that meets your objectives and aligns with your broader community messaging.
We begin with a discussion of your company’s goals, followed by a review of our long and diverse list of sponsorship opportunities. From the highest tier to the lowest, we can add to your marketing reach through exposure on the chamber’s website, social media, our targeted email blasts, bimonthly newspaper and at our well-attended events.
Annual partners may choose to align themselves with large-scale marquee events that fill ballrooms like our Spring Seasonings tasting or our annual Spring and Fall Business Breakfasts, or underwrite workshops and series that support small businesses and specific professions like Lawyers Council and Real Estate events.
New offerings for 2020 include targeted opportunities to reach professionals within specific member segments. Members within the health and wellness sphere have started meeting monthly to learn of best practices, refer among their different specialties, and on occasion hear from guest speakers on a relevant topic. Similar group meetings take place for communication and digital marketing professionals and education-related services and providers. Sponsors can help underwrite these efforts and align with the member segment that best represents their target audience.
Sponsors may also now sign up to support the Needham Business Alliance, a group of Needham stakeholders which meet monthly to maintain and promote the economic vitality of the town.
Truly something for everyone who wants to align their business with the quality of chamber events and programming. Please contact me at 617-244-1864 for the full package of 2020 Annual Partnerships or single event opportunities. I look forward to exploring ways in which we can put the chamber to work for your business or organization.