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INVEST & CONNECT

Invest & Connect offers members familiar levels of investment, but with fully customizable options, a number of new offerings and much more recognition for your investment. Even if you’ve never been a part of our corporate sponsorship program before, you might be surprised to find that the money that you’re already spending with the chamber now counts toward one of our investment recognition levels. Packages are still available, but now all members are also able to create fully customized packages.

Exposure

Your company will be showcased at our community’s premier events.

Cost Effective Advertising

Advertising in the Auburn Advantage, event programs, sponsor listings and lobby signs offer the most exposure for your marketing dollars.

Community Recognition

The Auburn Chamber is a highly visible community organization and chamber sponsorships allow members the same visibility.

Quality of life

Sponsorships provide us the funding for a variety of events and programs, both old and new, that make a difference in our community. It’s a great way to show your community spirit to both your customers and potential customers by investing in Auburn’s future.

  • VISIONARY | $10000.00

    CREATE A $10000 CUSTOMIZED PACKAGE

    EXCLUSIVE TO VISIONARY SPONSORS [LIMIT TWO]:

    +Presenting sponsorship of the Annual Meeting (includes one table) [$3500]

    +Presenting sponsorship of the Investor Social [$2500]

    +Presenting sponsorship of the Auburn Chamber Golf Classic [$3500]

    +Presenting sponsorship of Women in Business [$2500]

    +Presenting sponsorship of Auburn Young Professionals [$3500]

     

    INVESTMENT RECOGNITION [VALUE: $5700]

    Recognition on the Wall of Appreciation in the Auburn Chamber

    Exclusive carousel ad on the chamber’s homepage for one year

    Sponsor listing (with logo) in the Auburn Welcome magazine

    Scrolling logo on the homepage of the chamber’s website

    Traveling Auburn Chamber event banner exclusively featuring the Visionary’s logo

    Feature sponsorship of an Auburn Chamber radio spot

    Logo in a full-page ad in the Opelika-Auburn News featuring Auburn Chamber investors

    Two seats at the Investor Social

     

    TOTAL VALUE: $15700

  • CHAIRMAN | $7500.00

    PACKAGE [VALUE: $7950]*

    +$1500 credit

    +Annual Meeting sponsorship (includes one table)

    +Investor Social sponsorship

    +Ad in the Opelika-Auburn News (1/4 page)

    +Logo in the online membership directory

    +Second location membership

    +eXPRESS newsletter feature sponsorship (one month)

    +Golf team OR hole sponsorship at the Auburn Chamber Golf Classic

    +Unlimited use of the chamber’s meeting space (as available)

    +Full-page ad in one issue of the Auburn Advantage

    +Logo or ad on the Auburn Chamber lobby monitor for one full year

     

    OR create a $7500 customized package*

     

    CHAIRMAN LEVEL INVESTMENT RECOGNITION [VALUE: $3450]

    Recognition on the Wall of Appreciation in the Auburn Chamber

    Customizable ad prominently placed on the Auburn Chamber homepage for one year

    Sponsor listing (with logo) in the Auburn Welcome magazine

    Scrolling logo on the homepage of the chamber’s website

    Logo on traveling Auburn Chamber event banner

    Feature sponsorship of an Auburn Chamber radio spot

    Logo in a full-page ad in the Opelika-Auburn News featuring Auburn Chamber investors

    Two seats at the Investor Social

     

    TOTAL VALUE: $11400

     

  • EXECUTIVE | $5000.00

    PACKAGE [VALUE: $5200]*

    + $1000 credit

    +One table at the Annual Meeting (8 tickets and table sponsorship)

    +Ad in the Opelika-Auburn News (1/4 page)

    +Logo in the online membership directory

    +Second location membership

    +eXPRESS newsletter feature sponsorship (one month)

    +Golf team OR hole sponsorship at the Auburn Chamber Golf Classic

    +Unlimited use of the chamber’s meeting space (as available)

    +Full-page ad in one issue of the Auburn Advantage

    +Logo or ad on the Auburn Chamber lobby monitor for one full year

    +Tuesday Talk sponsorship (one month)

     

    or create a $5000 customized package*

     

    EXECUTIVE LEVEL INVESTMENT RECOGNITION [VALUE: $2900]

    Recognition on the Wall of Appreciation in the Auburn Chamber

    Home page tile ad on the Auburn Chamber’s website for one year

    Scrolling logo on the homepage of the chamber’s website

    Sponsor listing with logo in the Auburn Welcome magazine

    Logo on traveling Auburn Chamber event banner

    Feature sponsorship of an Auburn Chamber radio spot

    Logo in a full-page ad in the Opelika-Auburn News featuring Auburn Chamber investors

    Seat at the Investor Social

     

    TOTAL VALUE: $8100

  • STAKEHOLDER | $2500.00

    PACKAGE [VALUE: $2950]*

    + $500 credit

    +One table at the Annual Meeting (8 tickets and table sponsorship)

    +Ad in the Opelika-Auburn News (1/4 page)

    +Full-page ad in one issue of the Auburn Advantage

    +eXPRESS newsletter feature sponsorship (one week)

    +Logo in the online membership directory

    +Unlimited use of the chamber’s meeting space (as available)

    +Logo on the Auburn Chamber lobby monitor for six months

     

    or create a $2500 customized package*

     

    STAKEHOLDER LEVEL INVESTMENT RECOGNITION [VALUE: $1000]

    Recognition on the Wall of Appreciation in the Auburn Chamber

    Scrolling logo on the homepage of the chamber’s website

    Sponsor listing in the Auburn Welcome magazine

    Logo in a full-page ad in the Opelika-Auburn News featuring Auburn Chamber investors

     

    TOTAL VALUE: $3950

  • PARTNER | $1500.00

    PACKAGE [VALUE: $2050]*

    + $300 credit

    +Two tickets to the Annual Meeting

    +Full-page ad in one issue of the Auburn Advantage

    +Logo or ad on the Auburn Chamber lobby monitor for six months

    +eXPRESS newsletter feature sponsorship (one week)

    +Sponsorship of the Public Safety Appreciation event

     

    or create a $1500 customized package*

     

    PARTNER LEVEL INVESTMENT RECOGNITION [VALUE: $825]

    Recognition on the Wall of Appreciation in the Auburn Chamber

    Recognition on sponsor page of the chamber’s website

    Sponsor listing in the Auburn Welcome Magazine

    Business name in a full-page ad in the Opelika-Auburn News featuring Auburn Chamber investors

     

    TOTAL VALUE: $2875

  • INVESTOR | $650.00

    PACKAGE [VALUE: $700]*

    + $100 credit

    +Two tickets to the Annual Meeting

    +Full-page ad in one issue of the Auburn Advantage

    +Logo or ad on the Auburn Chamber lobby monitor for six months

     

    or create a $650 customized package*

    [customized package excludes Welcome advertising at this level]

     

    PARTNER LEVEL INVESTMENT RECOGNITION [VALUE: $225]

    Recognition on the sponsor page of the chamber's website

    Sponsor listing in the Auburn Welcome magazine

    Business name in a full-page ad in the Opelika-Auburn News featuring Auburn Chamber investors

     

    TOTAL VALUE: $925

EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

  • HOME SWEET AUBURN | $1000.00

    Home Sweet Auburn, held in partnership with the Office of Parent and Family Programs, Welcome Week staff and the Student Government Association, is the perfect opportunity for member restaurants to showcase their offerings. The outdoor tasting event is held on the lawn of the Auburn University Student Center and incoming freshman and their parents are invited to enjoy samples at each vendor. This event occurs on move-in day for fall semester.

    • Signage at the event
    • Pre- and post- event recognition (newsletters, radio, social media, etc.)
    • Logo on all communications from Auburn University (to parents and students) and the Auburn Chamber
    • Tent in a preferred, centralized location
    • Logo on t-shirts

  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP LUNCHEON | $1000.00

    From startups to the seasoned businessperson attempting a new venture, this workshop will offer a variety of helpful information. Panelists will offer testimonials and allow time for questions, and experts will offer advice on business operations, human resources, marketing, etc. Roundtable discussions will encourage brainstorming and creative thinking. This workshop will include lunch as well.

    • Company logo on invitations and event materials
    • Space at the event to display materials or place exhibit
    • Complimentary tickets to the event
    • Signage at the event
    • Pre- and post- event recognition (newsletters, radio, social media, etc.)
    • Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in Excel

  • MARKETING BOOT CAMP | $500.00

    Marketing Boot Camp is an opportunity for members to learn from the best marketing minds in the area. The half-day seminar is made up of individual sessions presented by different speakers. Participants may attend individual sessions or stay for the entire seminar.

    • Logo on the event invitation
    • Signage at the event
    • Opportunity to address (2-4 minutes) all attendees during welcome remarks
    • Pre- and post- event recognition (newsletters, radio, social media, etc.)
    • Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in excel format

  • NONPROFIT WORKSHOP | $500.00

    Organizations of all sizes will benefit from experts who will address all facets of nonprofit management, including fundraising, accounting, liability, marketing and volunteer management. This event will include lunch.

    • Company logo on invitations and event materials
    • Space at the event to display materials or place exhibit
    • Signage at the event
    • Opportunity to address (2-4 minutes) all attendees during welcome remarks
    • Pre- and post- event recognition (newsletters, radio, social media, etc.)
    • Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in Excel

  • SMALL BUSINESS AWARD | $500.00

    During the month of May, the Auburn Chamber will take nominations and then honor one small business with the Best of Small Business Award.

    • Company logo on award promotion (emails, website, social media)
    • Company listed on business spotlight announcement
    • Company logo on award presented to winner
    • Opportunity to assist in presenting the award
    • Pre-and post- event recognition (newsletters, radio, social media, etc.)

  • NEW MEMEBR RECEPTION | $500.00

    A reception is held each spring and fall to welcome new members and introduce them to staff, board members and other new members.

    • Signage at the event
    • Opportunity to address all attendees during welcome remarks (2-4 minutes)
    • Opportunity to provide giveaways
    • Pre-and post- event recognition (newsletters, radio, social media, etc.)

  • BUSINESS AFTER HOURS | $500.00

    Business After Hours is an opportunity for Auburn Chamber members to network in a relaxed environment while showcasing or introducing the host business.

    • Exclusive rights to hold the event on the scheduled date
    • Set of Auburn Chamber member labels
    • Broadcast email two weeks prior to the event and the day before/day of the event
    • Volunteers to help with the event
    • Pre-event publicity on the weekly radio show and weekly e-newsletter

    All Business After Hours hosts must use a chamber member for any food, beverage and/or rental services. A list of member caterers, restaurants and rental services is available.

  • LEADS TO BUSINESS | $300.00

    Leads to Business is the Auburn Chamber’s only event dedicated to networking. This event allows each participant a limited amount of time to introduce his/her business and share business cards and other literature. Leads to Business occurs bi-monthly. Space is limited (reservations are required).

    • Space at the event to display materials
    • Signage at the event
    • Opportunity to address all attendees during welcome remarks (2-4 minutes)
    • Pre- and post-event recognition (newsletters, radio, social media, etc.)
    • Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in excel format

  • CUSTOMER SERVICE CROWN | $300.00

    This program will recognize a member business or individual  who displays excellent customer service. A trophy in the form of a crown will be presented to the winner each quarter.

    $300/quarter

    • Company logo listed during award announcement
    • Company logo on certificate given to winner
    • Recognition as award sponsor in Auburn Advantage with photo opportunity
    • Pre-and post- event recognition (newsletters, radio, social media, etc.)

  • VETERANS DAY RECEPTION | $250.00

    The Auburn Chamber partners with the city of Auburn to present a reception to attendees of the Veterans Day Memorial Ceremony. Guests are invited to the chamber building for refreshments following the ceremony.

    • Signage at the event
    • Company name on event invitation
    • Pre- and post- event recognition (newsletters, radio, social media, etc.)

  • PUBLIC SAFETY APPRECIATION | $250.00

    To show special appreciation for to the Auburn Public Safety Department for keeping our homes and businesses safe and making Auburn a better place to live, work and play, the Auburn Chamber will host a meal for them during Thanksgiving.  

    • Opportunity to co-sponsor lunch for the Auburn Public Safety Department
    • Opportunity for representatives from the sponsor business to attend and enjoy lunch with public safety personnel
    • Company logo on all invitations and event materials
    • Pre- and post- event recognition (newsletters, radio, etc.)

  • TUESDAY TALK | $250.00

    A featured speaker presents relevant, timely information to the Auburn Chamber membership.  Speakers are either local community leaders or speakers invited to specifically address a topic affecting the Auburn business community.

    • Company logo on event invitation
    • Sponsorship recognition on the chamber’s event calendar
    • Space at the event to display materials
    • Signage at the event
    • Opportunity to address all attendees during welcome remarks (2-4 minutes)
    • Opportunity to provide giveaways
    • Pre- and post-event recognition (newsletters, radio, social media, etc.)

  • LUNCH & LEARN | $250.00

    This event allows for an abbreviated business seminar that is completed over the lunch hour. A featured speaker will explore a timely, relevant business topic. Lunch is provided. Cost for each participant is $10 and includes lunch.

    • Signage at the event
    • Logo on the event invitation
    • Space at the event to display materials
    • Opportunity to be the featured speaker (Auburn Chamber must approve topic)
    • Pre- and post- event recognition (newsletters, radio, social media, etc.)
    • Post-event mailing list of attendees provided in excel format

THE ANNUAL MEETING

The Auburn Chamber’s Annual Meeting brings the membership together to reflect on the past year, plan for the year to come and award those who have contributed to the success of both the chamber and the community. Last year over 550 members attended the Annual Meeting.

  • Annual Meeting Presenting Sponsorship | $3500.00

    • Introduction by the chairman to address guests
    • Prominent company logo on invitations and event program
    • Prominent and exclusive signage at the event
    • Company logo on tickets
    • Reserved table with premium placement at the event
    • Pre- and post-event recognition (newsletters, radio, etc.)
    • Opportunity to provide each guest with promotional items

  • Annual Meeting Corporate Sponsorships | $2000.00

    • 1 table at the event
    • Signage at the event
    • Company name and logo on invitations
    • Company name and on tickets
    • Pre- and post-event recognition (newsletters, radio, etc.)

  • Annual Meeting Table Sponsorship | $500.00

    • 1 table at the event
    • Company name on a reserved table
    • Company name in the annual meeting program

GOLF CLASSIC

Each year, the Auburn Chamber Golf Classic allows members to network and make new contacts while enjoying a day of golf. A number of marketing and sponsorship opportunities are available.

  • Golf Classic Presenting Sponsor | $3500.00

    • Team of four (choice of flight) OR hole sponsorship
    • Premium exclusive signage at the event
    • Premium placement of logo on invitations and event t-shirts
    • Table display at registration pavilion
    • Signage on all golf carts
    • Pre- and post-event recognition (newsletters, radio, etc.)

  • Golf Classic Corporate Sponsor | $2500.00

    • Team of four (choice of flight)
    • Signage at the event
    • Logo on invitations and event t-shirts
    • Table display at registration pavilion
    • Pre–and post-event recognition (newsletters, radio, etc.)

  • Lunch Sponsor | $1000.00

  • Closest-to-the-Pin Challenge | $750.00

    Sponsor provides two $50 prizes

  • Clubhouse Sponsor | $750.00

  • Hole in One Sponsor | $500.00

    Must provide insurance.

  • Premium Hole Sponsor | $500.00

  • Range Ball | $300.00

  • Hole Sponsor | $300.00

OKTOBERFEST

Oktoberfest is a celebration held every fall in appreciation of Auburn Industry. This is our way of saying "thank you" to those who continually invest in Auburn.

  • Oktoberfest (Industry Appreciation) Sponsorships | $1000.00

    • Signage at the event
    • Company name on invitations
    • Company name on tickets
    • Pre– and post-event recognition (newsletters, radio, etc.)
    • 4 tickets to the event

  • Beverage Sponsor | $500.00

    • Signage at the event beverage table
    • Company name on invitations
    • Company name on tickets
    • 2 tickets to the event

TIGER TRAIL

Every year a new class of honorees is inducted into the Tiger Trail during the Tiger Trail induction ceremony. Each inductee is honored with an engraved granite plaque to be placed in the sidewalk of downtown Auburn among the plaques of other Auburn greats.

  • Tiger Trail Induction Ceremony Sponsorship | $1000.00

    • Company logo on invitations
    • Signage at the event
    • Pre- and post-event recognition (newsletters, radio, social media, etc.)
    • Space at the event to display materials or place exhibit

YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAM

  • Annual Event Sponsorship | $1000.00

    • Company logo on event invitations 
    • Company recognition on chamber’s social media
    • Opportunity to address (2-4 minutes) all attendees at the annual event
    • Company logo on Young Professional of the Year Award, presented at the annual meeting

     

  • Event Sponsorship | $500.00

    • Company logo on event invitations 
    • Company recognition on chamber’s social media
    • Opportunity to address (2-4 minutes) all attendees during welcome remarks at the event

BUSINESS FAIR

Auburn Chamber members are invited to the Student Center to showcase goods and services to the student population, give away promotional items and offer contests and door prizes.

  • Business Fair Corporate Sponsorship | $500.00

    • Company logo on all invitations and event materials
    • Signage at the event
    • Premium booth placement
    • Pre- and post-event recognition (press releases, radio, etc.)

  • Business Fair Exhibitor | $250.00