A GVCC Sponsorship will make you a front-runner in the business community and you’ll be one step ahead of your competitors.
Being a sponsor provides you a platform to:
- Brand and position your company as an industry leader.
- Showcase your business in print ads in The Columbian, Vancouver Business Journal and GVCC's VISION Magazine.
- Advertise your business to community leaders and decision makers.
- Have the ability to speak at prestigious events.
- Expand your market reach through the Chamber’s promotional channels and to the Community at large.
- An opportunity to interact with many business professionals to promote your product and services.
The Chamber can help your business capture an additional market share through customizable sponsorships.
Overview of Signature Sponsorships Available:
Women in Leadership Lecture (WILL) Series - Quarterly
The GVCC's Women in Leadership Lecture (WILL) series takes place at venues around Vancouver, with a focus on female leadership in Clark County and beyond. As we work to cultivate a community of women committed to excellence, collaboration, and tenacity, we invite you to join the conversation. The Women in Leadership Lectures (WILL) feature two speakers per event that will touch on seven focus points: upbringing, education, adversity, career, mentors, passion, and life balance. Sponsorship opportunities range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Fall and Spring Small Business Workshop Series – Tuesdays & Thursdays of the Month
The GVCC hosts a month-long workshop series in the spring and fall of each year. The series focus on a topics like business law, social media, marketing, and Google. These workshop series are designed for small businesses and are met with overwhelming success, most month-long series (eight sessions) sell out of all access passes. Workshops feature member experts and instructors from WSU Vancouver, Clark College and regional business leaders. The workshops are one hour with lunch provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Posted survey results provide feedback from the attendees speaking to the quality of instructors and content. Sponsorship opportunities range from $1,500 to $5,000.
Annual Golf Tournament – Held in June
The annual golf tournament is the GVCC’s biggest summer event. In 2020, guests will play at Royal Oaks Golf Course with an 18-hole scramble format. The day will include tee displays, contests, raffle, continental breakfast, awards lunch and more. The sell-out tournament is held in June each year and offers a theme to engage with. Sponsorship opportunities range from $300 to $6,000.
Women’s Golf Tournament – Held in August
Our 4th Annual Women’s Golf Tournament is an event for Women, held at Camas Meadows Golf Course and features 9-holes of golf in a scramble format, interactive games and tee displays, contests, raffle, continental breakfast, awards lunch, prizes and more. Sponsorship opportunities range from $300 to $5,000.
Annual Dinner, Installation and Business & Leadership Awards Event – Held in September/October
GVCC’s Annual Dinner, Installation of Officers and Business Leadership Awards. This is an excellent opportunity to brand your company through a wide range of media advertising. This high profile event features hundreds of the “who’s who” in our business community. Sponsorship opportunities from $1,000 to $5,000.
Small Business Saturday Grant Program – Held the Saturday after Thanksgiving
The GVCC’s Small Business Saturday Grant Program has grown immensely since its creation in 2013. It once focused on the promotion of Small Business Saturday (Sat after Thanksgiving), but has grown into a month-long promotional campaign for small businesses with over 130 participating businesses. In 2017, we upped the stakes by providing a $2,000 small business grant to the winner of our social media hashtag contest. In 2018, during the Annual Dinner's Dessert Dash, $6,000 in Grant Funds were awarded to three different winners. The Funds available for the 2019 Small Business Saturday Grant Program soar over $11,500 to be donated to different small businesses in SW Washington. Each participating member receives (at no cost) support collateral (digital, print, advertising, onsite materials). Sponsorship is $5,000.
Holiday Heroes Luncheon & Battle Ground Holiday Luncheon – Both held in December
Every year the GVCC sells out these popular signature events. The Holiday Heroes Luncheon honors a community champion, a chosen Nonprofit of the Year that has an important impact on SW Washington. During this event, the volunteer Ambassador Team will be recognized with an award ceremony focused on the "Ambassador of the Year" as well as the "Rookie of the Year." At the Battle Ground Holiday Luncheon, community members and stakeholders will gather to support the Battle Ground community over lunch and raffle baskets. Sponsorship options of VIP Tables, Presenting, Supporting, and supplementary roles, as well as basket donations are offered to Chamber members only. Sponsorship opportunities range from $700 to $5,000.
Legislative Outlook Breakfast – Held in December
The Legislative Outlook Breakfast in December is the only opportunity where our lawmakers come together to focus on the issues that impact Southwest Washington Businesses. The event is hosted by the GVCC, CREDC, and ICC as we present our "Business Community Priorities" document to showcase our legislative agenda in the areas of: Infrastructure, Education & Workforce, Economic Development, and Environmental.
Washington State politicians answer questions in a panel format. CREDC, GVCC and ICC present their business priorities for the coming year. Sponsorship opportunities range from $800 to $3,500.
Legislative Review Luncheon – Held in May
The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and BIG (Building Industry Group) of Clark County are the hosts for the Legislative Review Luncheon to include legislators from the 14th, 17th, 18th, 20th and 49th Districts. Washington State politicians answer questions in a panel format to discuss their accomplishments during the session. This event brings business-focused legislative updates and industry connectivity. Sponsorship opportunities range from $750 to $3,000.
Mega Business After Hours – Twice annual in March and October (preferably)
Coax business leaders out of their offices to have fun and NOT talk business. This is a High profile community event held in a creative location with great food/drink/entertainment.
Sponsorship opportunities range from $2,500 to $7,500.
Imagine an event dedicated to your specific industry. A place where you can meet your partners, competitors, vendors, clients, and your state legislators and government representatives from the City and County. Industries Quarterly is an event designed to build your network within your own industry so you can better tackle the issues that affect your business. Sponsorship opportunity: $2,500.
Public Affairs Forums, Monthly Luncheons and Other Special Events - Sponsorship pricing and attendance will vary.
Contact Amy Tanska, at 360-567-1089 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Save a line item in your 2019 marketing budget for GVCC Sponsorships!
As you work on 2019/2020 budgets, remember to include GVCC in your budget. Chamber members sponsor events for different reasons: recognition, branding, community image, prestige and cost-effective marketing. GVCC uses a wide variety of promotional tools and can create a dynamic mix of promotion and sponsorships with excellent price points for every size company.