• Sponsorship


  • Event Sponsorship Benefits
    Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce Events

    Contact:  Robin Zinchuk, Executive Director, 207-824-2282 or robin@bethelmaine.com with any interest in becoming an event sponsor at any level.

    47th Annual Chamber Awards Dinner
    Friday, May 6, 2016

    Event description:  This event is the one formal community and business award function of the year.  Most of the business and non-profit leaders, as well as many community members, attend this event, so as a sponsor, your company receives quite a bit of exposure.  Expected attendance 250.

    Signature Sponsor $1,000 – Franklin Savings Bank

    • 5 minute presentation to audience
    • Half page, color thank-you ad in program (4 ½ wide x 3 ¾ high)
    • Business name on front cover of program
    • Display booth during event
    • May provide signature gifts to attendees (approx. 250)
    • 8 e-notice ads
    • 8 tickets to the dinner

    Banquet Sponsor $750 – Oxford Casino

    • Half page, color thank-you ad in program (4 ½ wide x 3 ¾ high)
    • May provide gifts to attendees (approx 250)
    • 6 tickets to the dinner

    Award Sponsors $500 – Northeast Bank

    • Quarter page, color thank-you ad in program (2 ¼ wide x 3 ¾ high)
    • 4 tickets to the dinner

    Social Hour Sponsor $500 – Oxford Networks

    • Quarter page, color thank-you ad in program (2 ¼ wide x 3 ¾ high)
    • 4 tickets to the dinner

     

    27th Annual Rockin” & Roastin’
    Bethel Area Chamber Golf Classic

     Event description:  This is the Bethel Area Chamber’s largest single fundraising event of the year.  The goal is to attract teams of golfers from large and small companies all over New England to network and enjoy a day on the golf course.  The funds raised in this event are earmarked for the chamber’s marketing fund. 

    Event info here.

    Major $2000
    Luncheon $1000
    Gold $600
    Hole-in-One $250
    Tee Sign $100
     

    Sponsor benefits here.

     

    27th Annual Bethel Art Fair
    Saturday, July 2, 2016

    (Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce,
    in partnership with
    Mahoosuc Arts Council, presents)

    Official Presenting Sponsor $1,000 (limited to one)- seeking this level

    • 14' x 14' booth space to promote your company at event
    • A banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at the event
    • Your business name and logo on all applications, event poster, program, and flyers advertising the event
    • Your company name and logo on www.bethelartfair.com promoting you as the Presenting Sponsor

    Host Hotel & Youth Entertainment Sponsor $750 (limited to one each)

    • Company banner (provided by you) on gazebo during the festival
    • Your business name and logo on event poster and program
    • Name and logo on event flyers and press releases for the event
    • Business name & logo on www.bethelartfair.com, specific to either the host hotel or youth entertainment sponsorship

    Supporting Sponsors  $500
    Sustainability- River View Resort                                                                                                                       
    Music – Good Food Store                                                                                                                                            
    Wagon Rides – Norway Savings Bank
    Prizes -

    • Your business name and logo on event poster and program
    • Your company name on www.bethelartfair.com promoting you as a Supporting Sponsor, specific to the program your company would like to support
    • Presence in all advertising/press releases for the event

    Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce
    Mollyockett Day
    Saturday, July 16, 2016

    Event description:  This is the official homecoming event for the summer in Bethel and is held on and adjacent to the historic Bethel Common.  Artists, craftsmen, and community groups set up displays and some sell their products.  Musical entertainment is provided on the gazebo and delicious food is provided by food vendors, restaurants, and non-profits. Special events and competitions are held throughout the weekend.  Expected attendance 5,000. 

    Official Presenting Sponsor - Mahoosuc Realty

    • 14' x 14' booth space to advertise your company and display information at event
    • A banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at the event
    • Your business name and logo on all applications & event poster
    • Full page ad in the Mollyockett Days program,
    • Your company name and logo on www.mollyockettdays.com  promoting you as our Presenting Sponsor
    • Primary presence in all advertising (print & social media) for the event

    Fireworks Sponsor – Support from Towns of Bethel, Newry, Greenwood & Woodstock

    • A banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at the event on the entertainment venue
    • ¾  page ad in Mollyockett Days program
    • Your company name & logo on www.mollyockettday.com promoting you as our Fireworks Sponsor
    • Business logo on commemorative poster
    • A 10’x10’ booth on the common to promote your products
    • Presence in all advertising for the event

    Parade Sponsor $1,000 – seeking this sponsor level

    • A banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at the event on the entertainment venue
    • ½ page ad in Mollyockett Days program
    • Your company name & logo on www.mollyockettday.com promoting you as our Parade Sponsor
    • Company presence in Parade and an option of a 10’ x 10’ space on event venue
    • Business logo on commemorative poster

    Native American Demonstration Sponsors $1000 – Oxford Casino        

    • A banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at the event on the entertainment venue
    • ½ page ad in Mollyockett Days program
    • Your company name & logo on www.mollyockettday.com promoting you as our Native American Entertainment Sponsor
    • 10’ x 10’ space on the event venue
    • Business logo on commemorative poster

    Evening Entertainment Sponsor $1,000 – TransCanada

    • A banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at the event on the entertainment venue
    • ½ page ad in Mollyockett Days program
    • Your company name & logo on www.mollyockettday.com promoting you as our Evening Entertainment Sponsor
    • Business logo on commemorative poster
    • Option of a representative of company introducing the evening entertainment

    Tent Sponsor $1,000 – Pepsi Beverages Co.

    • Business logo on commemorative poster
    • Beverage exclusivity at the event
    • ½ page ad in Mollyockett Days program
    • Your company name & logo on www.mollyockettday.com promoting you as our Tent Sponsor
    • Presence in all advertising for the event

    Youth Activity Sponsor $800 – Nadeau Development Co.                                                           

    • ½ page ad in Mollyockett Days program
    • Company logo on poster
    • Name & logo on www.mollyockettday.com specific to support of the youth activities
    • Presence in all advertising/press releases for Mollyockett Days
    • Company banner in youth activity area

    Program Sponsors $500 (seeking one more) – Northeast Bank, Franklin Savings Bank, Community Energy

    • ¼ page ad in Mollyockett Days program
    • Company logo on poster
    • Your company name & logo on www.mollyockettday.com promoting you as our     Program Sponsor
    • Presence in all advertising/press releases for the event
     

    25th Annual Maine State Triathlon
    Sunday, August 7, 2016

    Event description:  The adult event is one of the more popular sprint triathlons in the state of Maine, with participants coming from all over the country and Canada.  Expected attendance 250+ athletes and 250+ family & friends.  This is a great sponsorship opportunity for a sponsor who supports healthy lifestyles and fitness. 

    Official Title Sponsor $4,000 – seeking title sponsor

    • Distinction of the event named for your company (ex. Your Company Maine State Triathlon)
    • Banners (provided by you) prominently displayed at each leg of the event
    • Event t-shirt with your company name and logo as the only presence on the front
    • Opportunity to provide prizes to race winners
    • Your company name and logo on www.mainestatetriathlon.com promoting you as Title Sponsor
    • Your logo and website on www.facebook.com/mainestatetriathlon
    • Opportunity to have a business presence at the event and speak at awards presentation
    • Up to twenty complimentary entries

    Presenting Sponsor $3,000 – Oxford Networks

    • Banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at event finish
    • Your company name and logo on event t-shirt (1/2 size of title sponsor)
    • Your company name on www.mainestatetriathlon.com promoting you as Presenting Sponsor
    • Your logo and website on www.facebook.com/mainestatetriathlon
    • Opportunity to have a presence at the event
    • Opportunity to provide prizes to race winners
    • Up to ten complimentary entries

    Sustainability Sponsor $1,000 – Norway Savings Bank

    • Banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at event finish
    • Your company name and logo on event t-shirt (1/3 size of title sponsor)
    • Your company name on our www.mainestatetriathlon.com promoting you as the Sustainability Sponsor
    • Your logo and website on www.facebook.com/mainestatetriathlon
    • Opportunity to have a presence at the event
    • Opportunity to provide prizes to race winners
    • Three entries to compete at no charge

    Leg Sponsors $500 –
    Swim Leg-In Memory of Denny Bunn
    Bike Leg-Barker Mountain Bikes
    Run leg sponsor – New Balance
    Host Hotel $500 – River View Resort

    • Banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at one of the transition areas 
    • Your company name and logo on event t-shirt (1/4 size of the title)
    • Your company name on www.mainestatetriathlon.com promoting you as Leg Sponsor
    • Your logo and website on www.facebook.com/mainestatetriathlon
    • Opportunity to have a business presence at the event
    • Opportunity to provide prizes to race winners
    • One entry to compete at no charge

    19th Annual Bethel Harvestfest & Chowdah Cook-Off
    Saturday, September 17, 2016
    on the Village Common

    Event description:  This event is a celebration of the harvest and beginning of the foliage season in New England.  50 arts & crafts vendors fill the village common.  Music accompanies the event from the gazebo.  Free horse-drawn wagon rides are provided and there is a chainsaw carving demonstration ongoing all day.  The Chowdah Cook-off features local restaurants competing for the titles of Best Chowdah and is enormously popular, attracting hundreds of hungry tasters.  Several Bethel area non-profits also have events that day in locations around the region.  Expected attendance 2,500.

    Official Title Sponsor $2000 – Hancock Lumber (requested)

    • Distinction of presenting the event (ex. 19th Annual Bethel Harvestfest presented by your company)
    • 28’ booth space to advertise your company and display information at event
    • A banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at the event
    • Your business name and logo on all applications, event poster, and program
    • Your company name and logo on www.bethelharvestfest.com promoting you as Title Sponsor
    • Presence in all newspaper press for the event
    • Up to 20 tickets for the Chowdah Cook-off

    Entertainment Sponsor $1000 – Allen’s Coffee Brandy

    • 14’ space to advertise your company and display information at event
    • A banner (provided by you) displayed at the event
    • Your business name and logo on event poster & program.
    • Your company name on www.bethelharvestfest.com promoting you as the Entertainment Sponsor
    • Option of introducing entertainment
    • Up to 10 tickets for the Chowdah Cook-off

    Local Foods & Farm Sponsor $1,000 – Stephens Memorial Hospital

    • Banner for your business in local foods and farmers area and optional presence at the event highlighting the SMH Healthy Food initiative
    • Your business name and logo on event poster, programs, and flyers
    • Company name & logo on www.bethelharvestfest.com
    • Presence in all PR for event  

    Chowdah Sponsor $1000 – Sysco Foodservices & Oakhurst Dairy

    • 14' booth space to advertise your company and display information at event
    • A banner (provided by you) displayed at the event
    • Your business name and logo on event poster & program.
    • Your company name and logo on www.bethelharvestfest.com promoting you as our Chowdah Sponsor
    • Acknowledgement at the event as Chowdah Sponsor
    • Opportunity to speak at the awards ceremony and present trophies
    • Up to 10 tickets for the Chowdah Cook-off

    Youth Activity, Wagon Ride & Chainsaw Carving Sponsors – $500 each – Good Food Store, Norway Savings Bank & Oxford Casino

    • 14’ booth space to advertise your company
    • Banner for your business in youth activity area
    • Your business name and logo on event poster & program
    • Company name & logo on www.bethelharvestfest.com  
    • Company banner (provided by you) at Youth Tent or on Wagon Ride

    Tent Sponsor Pepsi Beverages Company

    • A banner (provided by you) displayed at the event
    • Your business name and logo on event poster & program
    • Your company name on www.bethelharvestfest.com promoting you as our Tent & Chainsaw Carving Sponsor
    • Up to 10 tickets for the Chowdah Cook-off
       

    Annual Business Meeting & Dinner
    Thursday, October 20, 2016
    The Bethel Inn Resort

    Event description: This event is the annual business meeting & celebration of our board of directors, members of the chamber, and our event sponsors.  We celebrate the accomplishments of the past year, recognize all the individuals who helped the organization, recognize outgoing board members, vote in new board members, as well as conduct annual business of the organization. Estimated attendance 100.  All chamber members and sponsors receive an invitation.

              Signature Sponsor: $500 – Northeast Bank

    • Business name and logo on invitation & communications on the event
    • Five minutes at the podium to address the gathered group
    • Four complimentary dinners to the event
    • The option to provide take-away gifts to the gathering
    • Banner (provided by you) at the event

    Table Sponsors (seeking unlimited): $300 Norway Savings Bank

    • Eight complimentary dinners
    • Sign on table for business

    Local Wares Fair
    Friday, November 25, 2016
    The Bethel Inn Resort Conference Center

    Event description: This event is held on the infamous Black Friday when shoppers are hunting for “just the right something.”  40 vendors fill the The Bethel Inn Resort’s Conference Center and hundreds of shoppers (many who come down from Sunday River to attend the event) will see your company banner.  A portion of the proceeds of this event go to fund the horse-drawn wagon rides provided this day, Friday, Nov. 29th, and Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14, and 21 in the village during the holiday season.

    Major Sponsor $500 – Pepsi Beverages Company

    • A banner (provided by you) displayed at the event
    • Your business name and logo on event poster, program, and flyers advertising the event
    • Your company name and logo on our website event page promoting you as our Major Sponsor
    • Presence in all newspaper advertising for the event
    • Booth space to advertise your company and display information at event


    Country Christmas in Bethel
    November 25 - December 24, 2016

    Wagon Ride Sponsor $300 -- (Friday, Nov. 25 and Saturdays: Dec. 3, 10, 16, 24)              
    Friday, November 25th, Franklin Savings Bank
    Saturday, Dec. 3 – Good Food Store
    Saturday, Dec. 10 –
    Saturday, Dec. 16 –  
    Saturday, Dec. 24 –

    • A banner (provided by you) prominently displayed on the horse-drawn wagon which runs throughout the village on Saturdays.
    • A standalone event listing on chamber’s website.
    • Mention in Country Christmas in Bethel event listing.
    • Recognition in the chamber e-notice.
    • Recognition on Facebook.
    • Presence in all newspaper press for the event  

    Any company who would like to partner with the chamber to help to support this event is encouraged to contact us. 

    The Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 corporation, therefore your sponsorship may be deductible as a business marketing expense.

    Contact:  Robin Zinchuk, Executive Director, 207-824-2282 or robin@bethelmaine.com with any interest in becoming an event sponsor at any level.

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