Take advantage of the Chamber’s sponsorship opportunities. Increase your visibility and get in front of local business leaders. Event sponsorships start as low as $100. For more information about Sponsorship Opportunities contact Rosalind Vaughn, Director of Business Development & Membership, at (734) 214-0107.
IMPACT – Impact is the Chamber’s annual public policy forum held in the fall. It is an educational half-day that brings together an array of area community and business leaders to network and enhance their knowledge and understanding of policy issues affecting the region and state. The purpose of the event is to heighten awareness and educate area leaders on current public policy issues.
Sponsorship levels: $3,500 Headliner, $1,000 Groundbreaker, $500 Executive, $250 Small Business
(Tentative Date: October 7, 2016)
Year Ender – Held in December this is the largest networking event of the year! The Year Ender is a great opportunity to network, enjoy great food from the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area, and donate non-perishable items to those in need this Holiday Season.
Sponsor levels: $10,000 Bell of the Ball, $3,500 Beverage Sponsor, $1,000 Food Drive, $500 Golden Garland, $375 Silver Bell, $250 Crystal Goblet, Food & Beverage In-Kind
(Date: December 1, 2016)
Annual Golf Outing – An annual event where Chamber members enjoy a day of golf, food, prizes and awards!
Sponsorship levels: $10,000 Title, $3,500 Eagle, $500-$1000 Birdie, $275-$400 Par, $100-$175 Bogey
(Date: June 9, 2016 / Fox Hills Golf & Banquet Center)
Foundation Gala – The Foundation Gala is the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber Foundation’s annual fundraising event to benefit community initiatives. The event includes a live and silent auction for unique and valuable items. This themed event includes sponsors, community and business leaders, live entertainment, delicious hors d’oeuvres and beverages, networking and merriment.
Sponsorship levels: $3000 Presenting sponsor, $2,000 Entertainment, $1,500 Dining room, $1,200 Auction, $750 Slideshow, $250 Small Business sponsor
(Date: February 8, 2016)
Headline Luncheons – Chamber’s quarterly luncheon series focused on hot topics in the community and public policy issues. This series aims to inform and educate our members through relevant speakers. These include policy makers and implementers as well as individuals with specific areas of expertise related to the public policy arena. This sponsorship will provide a business or member with not only visibility but also podium time where they can share important information directly with the attendees.
Sponsorship: $800 per event
(Tentative Dates: In 2016 Lunches will be held in January, February, May, June, September, & November)
Early Edition – this monthly breakfast is a dynamic program with multiple speakers from the region presenting topics ranging from Education, Public Policy, Small Business and Large Business designed to keep members current on business and community issues.
Sponsorship levels: $1000 per event
(Date: Third Wednesday of each month except July, August, & December)
“Get Connected” Member Orientation/Education – Whether you’re a new member, prospective member or current member looking to find out what’s new at the Ann Arbor / Ypsilanti Regional Chamber, this orientation session will provide you with an overview of the products, programs and services currently available to members and will help you to maximize your exposure. There are also opportunities to network with other members and meet key staff members that can assist you in getting the most from your membership.
Sponsorship levels: $200 per event, $1200 for the year
(Date: Get Connected will be every other month starting in January)
Trap/Pistol Shoot Challenge – Our Trap Shoot event is a day full of excitement for the outdoorsman! We offer both a Pistol and a Trap Shoot. You can participate in either or both events with a team or as an individual. The event includes lunch, a white pigeon contest, a pickle barrel raffle, and traveling trophies. The traveling trophies include bragging rights for the top shooter in both the pistol and trap shoot. Whether you’re an experienced or a novice shooter, this is a full day of fun!
Sponsorship levels: $1,000 Gold, $500 Silver, $250 Sign, $150 Expo Table
(Date: September 8, 2016)
Grub Crawl – This fun, family-oriented event is held in a selected geographic area in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area. Multiple restaurants participate and provide samplings of their specialty food options. A trolley is available to transport attendees between locations.
Sponsorship levels: $1,500 presenting Steak sponsor, $1,000 Potato, $500 Salad, $150 Dessert
(Date: May 11, 2016)
Fashion Show – This exciting event brings together local retailers and models in our community. It’s a fabulous night filled with hor d’ oeuvres, music, and, of course, great fashion! It’s a unique chamber event filled with glitz and glam for all ages.
Sponsorship Levels: $2500 Haute Couture Sponsor, $1000 Designer, $500 Vintage, $100 Street Fashion
(Date: April 22, 2016)
YpsiTasty – YpsiTasty is a chance for food lovers to enjoy the best locally grown food and beverages Ypsilanti has to offer. This is the perfect event for the business community to explore the town! YpsiTasty is a joint venture and local food celebration to support the mission of the A2Y Chamber and Growing Hope.
Sponsorship Levels: $1500 Top Tomato Sponsor, $1000 Peach Sponsor, $500 Spinach, $150 Blueberry
(Tentative Date: July 26, 2016)
A2Y Regional Chamber Foundation Events
Leadership A2Y – This valuable program annually informs, educates and motivates 50 business, non-profit and government leaders through a series of monthly day-long meetings on topics from healthcare to economic development to law enforcement and justice.
Sponsorship levels: $2,000 Scholarship, $1,000 Coach, $500 Mentor
Leadership 2.0 – This program is is ideal for current or future leaders seeking insight into their personal leadership style and enhancing their leadership skills, learning about components of leadership, identifying and assessing talent, and preparing talent for the future.
Sponsorship levels: $2,000 Scholarship, $1,000 Coach, $500 Mentor
Ypsilanti P.R.I.D.E., People Restoring Image and Developing the Environment – Ypsilanti PRIDE is truly a community-wide event and we can all be proud of our involvement. The benefits are numerous and the activities of the day help all our businesses grow by creating an environment that is friendly and inviting. An expected 500 to 1200 volunteers from our community will be out picking up litter, painting, sweeping, cleaning, planting flowers, cleaning up the river, and giving our community an overall facelift. Interested in Sponsoring Ypsilanti PRIDE Day? Contact Barbara Davenport.
Sponsorship levels: $1,000 Pioneer, $500 Revitalizer, $250 Innovator, $150 Developer, $50 Energizer
(Date: May 21, 2016)