• Sponsorship

    Contact:  Robin Zinchuk at 207-824-2282 or robin@bethelmaine.com with any interest in becoming a sponsor.

    50th Annual Chamber Awards Celebration
    Friday, May 3, 2019
    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 is 200.

    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
    • Banner hung at event
    • May provide signature gifts to attendees (approx. 200)
    • 8 e-notice ads
    • Table sign
    • 8 tickets to the dinner

     

    Chandelier Sponsor $750 – Norway Savings Bank

    • Half page, color thank-you ad in program (4 ½” wide x 3 ¾” high)
    • May provide gifts to attendees (approx. 200)
    • Table sign
    • 6 tickets to the dinner

     

    Banquet Sponsor $750 – Constellation Energy

    • Half page, color thank-you ad in program (4 ½” wide x 3 ¾” high)
    • May provide gifts to attendees (approx. 200)
    • Table sign
    • 6 tickets to the dinner

     

    Award Sponsors $500 (up to eight) – Bessey Motor Sales, Northeast Bank, Dead River Company, Vacasa, Sudbury Inn, FirstLight

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

     

    Social Hour Sponsor $500 – Good Food Store/Smokin’ Good BBQ

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

     

    30th Annual 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.  This year’s sponsors so far are:

    Title Sponsor: Coca Cola of Northern New England

    Major Sponsor:  The Thomas Agency

    Luncheon Sponsors:  Maine Shellfish Company & Oxford Casino

    Gold Sponsors:

    22 Broad Street @ Gideon Hastings House, Androscoggin Valley Hospital, The Bethel Inn Resort, Bessey Motor Sales, Boston Beer Company, Boulder Construction, Broadreach Public Relations, Business Equipment Unlimited, Casco Bay Wealth Advisors, Central Maine Motors Auto Group, Community Energy, Constellation Energy, Emerson Chevrolet, Franklin Savings Bank, HKD Snowmakers, Maine Energy Systems, Maine Mountain Hospitality, Mallard Mart, Northeast Bank, Norway Savings Bank, Pepsi Beverage Company, ProGroup Contracting, Royal Electric, SCORE-Oxford Hills, Shipyard Brewing Co, Sunday River Brewing Co., Sunday River Resort, United Insurance, US Foodservice, Valley Beverages, Western Maine Roofing & Siding

    Hole in One Sponsor - Bessey Motor Sales

    Cart Sign Sponsors - AAH Fireworks, E.W. Electric

    Tee Sign Sponsors - Allagash Brewing Company, Bancroft Contracting, Bennett Automotive, Bow Street Distributing, Central Distributors, Chalmers Insurance Group, Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Doug Zinchuk Roofing, Edward Jones Investments, Gould Academy, Mountain Real Estate, Mt. Abram Ski Resort, Nappi Distributors, PFG NorthCenter, Stonybrook Recreation, Western Maine Supply

     

     

    30th Annual Bethel Art Fair on the Common
    Saturday, July 6, 2019

    This is the first of Bethel’s summer event season, with arts-oriented events happening throughout the area all weekend.  Sponsors who support visual and performing arts as a part of community life and our economy will enjoy being a part of this event.  Artist of Honor, TBD.

    Official Presenting Sponsor $1,000 (limited to one) –PokSun Emporium

    • A premier booth space to promote your company at event under the large tent in center of Common
    • A banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at the event
    • Your business name and logo on all applications, poster, program, and flyers advertising the event
    • Your company name and logo on www.bethelartfair.com promoting you as the Presenting Sponsor

    Tent Sponsor $850 – Town of Bethel

    • Company banner (provided by you) on gazebo during the festival (not applicable to Town of Bethel)
    • 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, as tent sponsor

    Entertainment Sponsor $750 – Oxford Federal Credit Union

    • 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, as entertainment sponsor
    Supporting Sponsors:  $500 each
    Wagon Ride Sponsor – 22 Broad Street & Barking Dawg Market                                                                                                                                                  Program Sponsors – Good Food Store & Catering Co./Smokin’ Good BBQ & FirstLight; 
    Music Sponsor – River View Resort
    Pop Up Demonstration Sponsor – Harvest Gold Gallery, Stephens Memorial & Speedway  
    • 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 and press releases for the event


     

    Molly Ockett Day
    Saturday, July 20, 2019

    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 $2500 – Mahoosuc Realty & Maine Ski Lodging Co.

    • 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 Molly Ockett Day program,
    • Your company name and logo on www.mollyockettday.com  promoting you as our Presenting Sponsor
    • Primary presence in all advertising (print & social media) for the event

    Fireworks & Supporting Sponsors –
    $2000 Town of Bethel ($1,000 Major Fireworks Sponsor & $1,000 Supporting Sponsor);
    $500 Newry, Greenwood & Woodstock ($250 Skyrocket Fireworks Sponsor & $250 Supporting Sponsor)

    • A banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at the event on the entertainment venue
    • Ad and mention in the fireworks ad in Molly Ockett Day program (Town of Bethel = full-page ad, Towns of Newry, Greenwood, Woodstock = ¼ page ad)
    • Your company name & logo on www.mollyockettday.com promoting you as our Fireworks Sponsor
    • Business logo on commemorative poster
    • Presence in all advertising for the event

    Afternoon Entertainment Sponsor $1,000 – FirstLight, Stephens Memorial Hospital $500

    • A banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at the event on the entertainment venue
    • ½ page ad in Molly Ockett Day program
    • Your company name & logo on www.mollyockettday.com promoting you as our Afternoon Demonstration 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 Molly Ockett Day program
    • Your company name & logo on www.mollyockettday.com promoting you as our Evening Entertainment Sponsor
    • Business logo on commemorative poster
    • 10’ x 10’ space on the event venue
    • Option of a representative of company introducing the evening entertainment

    Tent Sponsor/Beverage Sponsor: $1000 – Coca-Cola of Northern New England

    • A banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at the event on the entertainment venue
    • Business logo on commemorative poster
    • Beverage exclusivity at the event
    • ½ page ad in Molly Ockett Day program
    • Your company name & logo on www.mollyockettday.com promoting you as our Tent Sponsor
    • 10’ x 10’ space on the event venue
    • Presence in all advertising for the event

    Youth Activity Sponsors $800 –Sunday River Rentals (Glen House) & Bethel Rotary

    • ½ page ad in Molly Ockett Day 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 Molly Ockett Day
    • Company banner in youth activity area
    • 10’ x 10’ space on the event venue

    Program Sponsors $500 –22 Broad Street, Barking Dawg Spirits & Market, Franklin Savings Bank, Northeast Bank, Community Concepts Finance Corp., Varney Agency, Androscoggin Valley Hospital

    • ¼ page ad in Molly Ockett Day program
    • Company logo on poster
    • A banner (provided by you) prominently displayed at the event.
    • Your company name & logo on www.mollyockettday.com promoting you as our Program Sponsor
    • Presence in all advertising/press releases for the event  

    Parade Sponsors $200 each – Holidae House, Inn at the Rostay, Brian’s, Sudbury Inn, Steam Mill Brewing, Community Energy

    • ½ page ad with all five sponsors in Molly Ockett Day program
    • Your company name & logo on www.mollyockettday.com promoting you as a Parade Sponsor.

    Fireworks Sponsors from $25 - $250 sponsorships: $250 Sky Rocket – Constellation Energy; $100 Missile – Sudbury Inn & FirstLight ($150)                $50 Firecracker – Good Food Store & Catering Co., Smokin’ Good BBQ;  $25 Sparkler – open


     

    22st Annual Bethel Harvestfest & Chowdah Cook-Off
    Saturday, September 21, 2019
    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 Presenting Sponsor $2000 – Hancock Lumber

    • 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

    • 14’ booth space to advertise your company
    • 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   

    Community Champion Sponsor - $1,000

    • 14’ booth space to advertise your company
    • Banner for your business in community booth area and optional presence at the event
    • Your business name and logo on event poster, programs, and flyers
    • Company name & logo on www.bethelharvestfest.com
    • Presence in all PR for event
    • Up to ten tickets for Chowdah

    Chowdah Sponsor $500 – Sysco of Northern New England, Key Bank/Key Bank Mortgage, Oakhurst Dairy (pending)

    • 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
    • Opportunity to speak at the awards ceremony, be a judge and present trophies
    • Up to 10 tickets (each company) for the Chowdah Cook-off

    Youth Activity Sponsor $500 – River View Resort
    Wagon Ride Sponsor $500 – FirstLight
    Chainsaw Carving Sponsor $500 – Speedway, Inc

    Tent Sponsor $500 – Coca-Cola of Northern New England

    • 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/Beverage Sponsor
    • Up to 10 tickets for the Chowdah Cook-off

    Sunday Scenic Bike Ride Sponsor $500 –

    • 14’ booth space to advertise your company
    • Banner for your business at Harvestfest
    • Your business name and logo on event poster & program
    • Company name & logo on www.bethelharvestfest.com 
    • Company name in press releases about the event and the bike ride

    Chair Sponsor/Donated 160 chairs ($200 value) – Olson’s

    • Your business name and logo on website.
    • Name on poster (not logo)
       

     

     

    Annual Meeting & Dinner
    Thursday, October 17, 2019
    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 – Androscoggin Valley Hospital

     

     

    Table Sponsors (seeking unlimited): $400 - Norway Savings Bank, Northeast Bank,

    • Eight complimentary dinners & sign on table for business

     

     

    Local Craft & Wares Fair
    Friday, November 29, 2019
    The Event Center at The Bethel Inn Resort

    Event description: This event is held on the infamous “Black Friday” when shoppers are hunting for “just the right something.”  35+ vendors fill the The Bethel Inn Resort’s Event 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 – FirstLight

    • 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 22 - December 29, 2019

    Wagon Ride Sponsor $350 each –
    Franklin Savings Bank – November 29  
    Northeast Bank – November 30
    River View Resort – December 7
    Bessey Motor Sales – December 14
    Smokin’ Good BBQ – December 21
    22 Broad St. @ Gideon Hastings House – December 28

    • 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, 207-824-2282 or robin@bethelmaine.com with any interest in becoming an event sponsor at any level.

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