Marketing and Sponsorship Guide

Leverage the Marketing Power of the Kearney Chamber of Commerce

Position yourself front-and-center within the area’s business community! Whether you choose to sponsor a monthly luncheon, networking event or other special event, we offer opportunities for businesses and budgets of every size.

There are many reasons a company may want to sponsor an event, but here are the top eight that we see consistently throughout our events. 

The right event allows your company to interact with a group of prospects that already have an interest in who you are and what you do.
Events offer an unparalleled level of customer engagement, with an opportunity for positive, personal interaction that builds loyalty. Plus, every marketer knows that companies can realize the biggest ROI on their marketing dollars by retaining and growing existing customers.
Event marketing allows your company to establish and build its brand while cultivating and expressing its identity firsthand. Through events, you gain the perfect venue to share your ideas, thoughts, and name in the exact manner you want to present them.
Most people attend events to network and be educated. Both are powerful draws in their own ways. No matter what type of event you are at, it is critical to impart knowledge that the audience will value—and that sets your company apart.
Driving awareness of your brand is one thing. Inspiring respect and admiration are another. Thus, event sponsorships are a great way to drive positive PR and build credibility.
Another pro is in-person interactions with customers. Events are fantastic opportunities to drive a connection between your brand and your ideal customer.
Major events represent a wellspring for high-quality content. As events are promoted, traffic is being driven to the sponsor’s website, social pages, and other digital channels.
Tapping into the audience and reach of a larger event expands the exposure beyond a social network, website traffic, and advertising budget.

Bottom Line: Being a Smart Event Sponsor Delivers Excellent ROI!

Please reach out with any questions or for help. The Kearney Chamber is here to help, and we’d love to work with you.

Membership Luncheons

Promote and showcase your business while providing lunch for the Chamber’s monthly luncheons, which are held on the first Wednesday of each month at Noon (excluding January and July). The Chamber luncheon features a guest speaker who can provide important information on topics relevant to our membership and community. The attendance averages 75 people. Partnerships are encouraged, partner with other businesses to split the cost of sponsorship.

As luncheon sponsor your organization name/logo will be included with all event promotions (email blasts, social media, e-newsletters, calendar, and event table tents). You may place marketing materials and/or promotional items at each place setting. You will have the opportunity to address attendees for up to five minutes to promote your organization and share any announcements. After the luncheon your organization name/logo will be featured in an exclusive thank you post on Facebook and you will receive a list of all event registrants for follow-up. 

Sponsor:

• $1,500 (average of $20 per person at 75 people) • 2 sponsors at $750 each • or, 3 sponsors at $500 each

Speaker:

Now Booking Speakers

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

Provide food and drinks for this come and go networking mixer to meet and network with fellow business professionals. Held at local member restaurants. The attendance averages 25-30 people.

As sponsor your organization name/logo will be included with all event promotions (email blasts, social media, e-newsletters, calendar, and event table tents). During the event you will have five-minutes to talk about your company/business and to distribute promotional materials. After the event your organization name/logo will be featured in an exclusive thank you post on Facebook and you will receive a list of all event registrants for follow-up. 

Sponsor:

$375 (average of $15 per person at 25 people)

Host:

Now Booking Host Restaurants

KEARNEY COFFEE NEW!

Fill up your coffee cup before heading to work and make some new connections.

Visit with other members of the business community while enjoying the hospitality of the sponsoring business.

Sponsorship includes your organization name/logo on all event promotions (email blasts, social media, e-newsletters, calendar, and event table tents). Five-minutes to present your company/business and to distribute promotional materials. After the event your organization name/logo will be featured in an exclusive thank you post on Facebook and you will receive a list of all event registrants for follow-up. 

Sponsor:

$150 (Average of $5 per person at 30 people)

HARVEST GALA

An annual celebration of Kearney Chamber members featuring networking, awards, entertainment, and more! Held in September.

Sponsorship attributes available by visiting the Harvest Gala Page here

Golden Harvest Sponsors:

$1000

Bronzed Bounty Sponsors:

$550

Corn Moon Sponsors:

$275

Mums Bloom Sponsors:

$125

NONPROFIT SHOWCASE

This virtual showcase held during November highlights the extraordinary work of our member not-for-profits; to provide an opportunity for all community members to learn more about the needs within these area organizations and to easily connect with them. The attendance averages 748 pageviews.

Presenting Sponsor receives company name with logo, “Presented by” in event title – Limit 1

Sponsorship includes company logo on all event publicity and on the Showcase webpage with link. 

Presenting Sponsor:

$350

Granting Sponsors:

$250

HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY

A community wide campaign to encourage Kearney residents to Shop Local and support Kearney businesses during the holidays.

Sponsorship includes promotion of your business as we encourage holiday shoppers to spend money at your business. Logo recognition on event flyer, all event promotions, on the Shop Local Kearney web page, and in the Chamber Chat e-newsletter. One exclusive Facebook post @ShopLocalKearney promoting your business and giving away $50 worth of gift cards. A yard sign designating your business as a Holiday Giveaway sponsor plus a supply of flyers to promote the event. 

SANTA (Presenting Sponsors):

$1000

RUDOLPH:

$500

THE ELVES:

$300

CHAMBER SPOTLIGHT NEW!

Spotlight your business thru the Chamber Welcome Bubble with a custom video. Become the face of the chamber as your business welcomes more than 12K annual users to the Kearney Chamber web page inviting them to get the answers they are looking for by clicking the Chat With Me link (see Welcome Bubble in bottom right corner of this page). In addition, get a Welcome Bubble on YOUR website at no additional cost during your sponsorship!

Or, be the first to welcome visitors to Kearney with a custom Welcome Bubble video on the Visit Kearney MO web page.

Annual Subscription:

$1200

CHAMBER MAP

The award-winning Chamber Map is available in print and on-line. Chamber Maps locate and promote chamber members only.

Sponsors:

$150 for a 2.5" x 3.75" full-color ad – Limit 12

NEW MOVER WELCOME PACKET NEW!

We are pleased to partner with Community Hospitality to welcome all new movers to our town, bringing gifts and coupons from our local businesses.

New Mover Welcome Packets are a nice touch for new residents experiencing our area for the first time and an excellent way to get your business name in their hands first.

People moving into a new area fall into two categories — those who want to try all the new spots and those who are just looking for a place to call home — a favorite restaurant, a trusted salon, a friendly service provider, etc. Either way your business would be well served to reach out to Kearney’s newest citizens and provide a warm welcome.

Subscription:

$4 per packet delivery, billed monthly

Insert Design:

TBD

Insert Copies:

$0.05 B&W; $0.25 Color

Other Opportunities

Chamber Cash Gift Certificate

Get your business noticed with Chamber Cash. Chamber Cash is a gift certificate program that encourages recipients to shop local. Accepted by more than 40 local businesses, the Chamber Cash gift certificate works just like cash. Make sure your business is listed as a participating member.

Free to Participate

Coupon Book

As part of the #ShopLocalKearney campaign, the Kearney Chamber of Commerce produced a coupon book to promote local businesses. The coupon book is a compilation of valuable specials from a variety of local businesses and features value added coupons. Published in January and expires the end of December.

Free to Participate – Reserve your page in January

Chamber Chat E-Newsletter

Our weekly email newsletter is full of member announcements and chamber events. It’s your weekly source of all things Chamber. Submit your info by Thursday morning. Average open rate of 35%.

Free Announcement Submission

Email Blasts

Your exclusive email message sent to 800+ individual email addresses within the Kearney business community on the date of your choice.

$40 Each/2 in One Month for $75

Above & Beyond Club

When members voluntarily contribute an extra 10% (or more) over their annual investment amount, their contribution helps the Kearney Chamber to continue providing relevant programs and resources to serve the needs of its members, as well as supporting the advocacy and promotion of business growth.

Above & Beyond Club members receive special recognition on the Chamber website and in the weekly Chamber Chat E-Newsletter.

Community Guide & Chamber Directory

Whether you are a small or large business, offering products or providing services to our community, you will want to be featured in this once-a-year directory!! Secure your place in the Guide by calling Josh Rose at MetroMedia directly on his cell phone at 510-734-7028 or email him at: jrose@metromediapublishers.com. If you’d like to get a jump and secure a prime placement, please feel free to reach out to him right away. Rates are aimed at ensuring every member at every budget can participate. It’s the perfect way to promote your company and support your Chamber at the same time.

Billing Options Available
For more information on any of the above opportunities
call 816-628-4229 or email Stacie@KearneyChamber.org

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