Distinctive Investors

The purpose of the Distinctive Member Sponsorship Program is to eliminate the repetitive solicitation of funds necessary to carry out the majority of special events and programs we have throughout the year by contacting a sponsor ONLY ONCE. This year promises to be one of progress, change and opportunity for you – our members, as we prepare to do business in the coming year. The Distinctive Members Sponsorship Program has been designed to provide your Chamber of Commerce with the funding necessary to support the numerous programs and events that make a difference in the life of our business community.

Goals & Objectives

  • To provide our members with detailed information on sponsorship and exposure opportunities for your budget planning process.
  • To generate foundation funding for the Chamber’s programming without multiple requests for funding.
  • To provide Chamber members an opportunity to expand their involvement and increase their exposure.
  • To provide added value for member investments.

Sponsorship Levels

Our programs and events promise to be innovative and exciting. In addition to offering you exceptional opportunities to showcase your business, the Chamber provides an economical way for you to invest in the future of our area’s expanding economy. Designed to fit any budget, the Distinctive Member Sponsorship Program is broken down into six great promotional opportunities – PLATINUM, GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE, INDIVIDUAL and PRESENTING SPONSOR. The Distinctive Member Sponsorship Program is an annual investment and is tax deductible as a business expense. This sponsorship program is over and above your current membership investment in the Chamber and excludes any door prize opportunities.

Platinum

Please contact the chamber to discuss the Platinum level benefits.

Gold

A $3,000 Investment

Gold level investors will receive a limited number of reservations and special invitations to the following events:

  • Annual Banquet with (EIGHT complimentary tickets)
  • Membership Golf Outing Hole Sponsor with (FOUR players)
  • Meet Your Legislator’s Luncheon with (FOUR complimentary tickets)
  • Leadership Lincoln (ONE nomination or a scholarship in your name)
  • Chairman’s Ball Event (Sponsor and FOUR complimentary tickets)
  • Academic Achievement Awards Banquet with (TWO complimentary tickets)
  • Networking Luncheons with (FOUR complimentary tickets)**
  • Safety Awards Dinner with (TWO complimentary tickets)
  • Annual Retreat ($100 sponsorship)
  • Website (Logo recognition on Chamber’s website homepage)
  • Literature Fund (Name in back of Newcomer Information Brochure and a spot on the Chamber’s literature rack to display company information)
  • Adult Spelling Bee ($100 Sponsorship or Team Entry)
  • Enhanced Ad for Online Membership Directory ($100.00 value)

Gold level investors will be acknowledged as an event sponsor at the event and on invitations, membership mailings and all promotional materials for the following events:

  • Annual Banquet
  • Annual Retreat
  • Adult Spelling Bee
  • Candidates Forum

Gold level investors will be acknowledged as co-sponsors at the event and on invitations, membership mailings and all promotional materials for the following events:

  • Membership Golf Outing
  • Meet Your Legislators Luncheon
  • Leadership Lincoln
  • Academic Achievement Banquet
  • Safety Awards Banquet
  • Chairman’s Ball Event

Gold level investors will be listed in the following publications and on the Chambers’ Website:

  • Logo with hyperlink on the Homepage of the Chamber’s Website
  • Listed in the Chamber’s newsletter
  • Inserts in all newcomer packets for one year

Gold level investors will receive these additional benefits:

  • Gold Sponsor Plaque to be presented at a Chamber’s Networking Luncheon
  • Name recognition on Distinctive Member Sponsor Boards and on the Annual Membership Golf Outing and Annual
  • Banquet Sponsor Boards

Silver

A $2,000 Investment

Silver level investors will receive a limited number of reservations and special invitations to the following events:

  • Annual Banquet with (FOUR complimentary tickets)
  • Membership Golf Outing Hole Sponsor with (TWO players total)
  • Meet Your Legislators Luncheon with (TWO complimentary tickets)
  • Chairman’s Ball Event (Sponsorship and FOUR complimentary tickets
  • Academic Achievement Awards Banquet with (TWO complimentary tickets)
  • Networking Luncheons with (TWO complimentary tickets)**
  • Safety Awards Dinner with (TWO complimentary tickets)
  • Website (Name recognition on Chamber’s website homepage)
  • Literature Fund (Name in back of Newcomer Information brochure and a spot on the Chamber’s literature rack to display company information)

Silver level investors will be acknowledged as an event sponsor at the event and on invitations, membership mailings and all promotional materials for the following events:

  • Annual Banquet
  • Annual Retreat

Silver level investors will be acknowledged as co-sponsors at the event and on invitations, membership mailings and all promotional materials for the following events:

  • Membership Golf Outing
  • Meet Your Legislators Luncheon
  • Academic Achievement Banquet
  • Safety Awards Banquet
  • Chairman’s Ball Event

Silver level investors will be listed in the following publications and on the Chambers’ Website:

  • Business name with hyperlink listed on the Home page of the Chamber’s website

Bronze

A $1,000 Investment

Bronze level investors will receive a limited number of reservations and special invitations to the following events:

  • Annual Banquet with (ONE complimentary ticket)
  • Membership Golf Outing Hole Sponsor with (ONE player entry)
  • Meet Your Legislators Luncheon with (TWO complimentary tickets)
  • Academic Achievement Awards Banquet with (TWO complimentary tickets)
  • Networking Luncheons with (TWO complimentary tickets total)**
  • Web-site (Name recognition on Chamber’s website homepage)

Bronze level investors will be acknowledged as co-sponsors at the event and on invitations, membership mailings and all promotional materials for the following events:

  • Membership Golf Outing
  • Meet Your Legislators Luncheon
  • Annual Banquet
  • Academic Achievement Banquet

Bronze level investors will be listed in the following publications and on the Chambers’ Website:

  • Listed in the Chamber’s newsletter

Bronze level investors will receive these additional benefits:

  • Bronze Sponsor Plaque to be presented at a Chamber’s Networking Luncheon
  • Name recognition on Distinctive Member Sponsor Boards and on the Annual Membership Golf Outing and Annual Banquet Sponsor Boards
  • Business name with hyperlink listed on the Home page of the Chamber’s website

Individual

Sponsorship Opportunities Acknowledgments

  • Annual Banquet $100.00 At the event, on programs, mailings, and promotional materials
  • Annual Membership Golf Outing $125.00 At the event, mailings, promotional materials & hole sponsorship
  • Meet Your Legislators Luncheon $100.00 At the event, on invitations, in programs, and on promotional materials
  • Academic Achievement Awards $100.00 At the event, on invitations, and on all mailings
  • Safety Awards Banquet $100.00 At the event, and in the program
  • Chairman’s Ball Event $100.00 At the event, on invitations and on all mailings and on Sponsor board
  • Annual Retreat $100.00 At the event, on invitations, on all mailings, and on Sponsor board
  • Chamber literature rack $25.00 Display literature in Chamber office

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Event Sponsor

Please choose the event that you would like to sponsor. All Presenting Sponsors are on a first-come, first-served basis and are exclusively available to one company per event.

Annual Banquet Speaker Sponsor Recognition: $3000
  • Podium recognition, on Invitations, top line of sponsor board, and News release, 8 tickets
Annual Membership Golf Outing Recognition: $2500
  • Name recognition on all promotional materials, Invitations and all emails prior to the event.
  • Opportunity to provide “goody bags” with logo for all players.
  • Receive 8 free spots in the outing for presenting company’s players

NOTE: The intention of the benefits is to provide ample opportunities for member participation. If you are unable to attend any of the functions, you may give your tickets as a gift to your clients. If you give your tickets to a client, please notify the Chamber in writing so that we can accurately maintain participant lists.

Sponsorships are non-refundable. Receiving all benefits is dependent upon receiving a sponsorship agreement. To receive full benefits of your sponsorship, all signed agreements must be returned to the Chamber by February of the current calendar year. Payment is due in February and past due March first.

Why Join the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber?

"SEACORP Industry based in Lincolnton, has recently celebrated 25 years in business on August 1, 2023. As we reflect on the past 25 years, SEACORP would like to thank the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce for their ongoing support. The Chamber provides networking opportunities for business, connects our local community with local and State Representatives, and provides educational programs for both members and the public. The Chamber not only supports my company through these connections, but also stamps all of our “Certificates of Origin.” These certificates of origin documents are used for international transactions certifying the product’s country of origin.

Thank you again to the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce for their continued support of my business and for advocating on behalf of 500 members. The Chamber of Commerce improves the quality of life for our entire community. "

-Myra Heaver, Sea Express America Corporation dba SEACORP

"In my industry word-of-mouth and meeting new potential clients is key to growth. Joining the Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber has been a valuable investment. Having the opportunity to network regularly, learn from other more experienced business owners and accessibility to other business tools has been transformative. I encourage all business owners that are ready to increase their visibility and community knowledge to join."

-Ingrid Russell, Owner, Ingrid Russell Photography/videography/Content

"We joined the Chamber prior to our opening in 2021 and have been so happy we did. They worked with us to have a ribbon cutting to highlight our grand opening, along with hosting several events with us since we've joined. We've been able to appeal to many new customers with these events that we may not have reached otherwise! It is a great way to involve yourself in the local business community with unlimited networking opportunities. "

-Rachel Herman, Broker/Realtor, Keller Williams Realty