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After Hours is a monthly networking function hosted by a member of the Chamber. The purpose of After Hours is to provide exposure and generate business leads for the host sponsor and attending Chamber members.

The After Hours program consists of 12 networking functions per year, typically held on the third Thursday of each month, from 5-7 p.m.

SPONSOR RESPONSIBILITIES

FACILITIES AND PARKING

  • The host sponsor must be in Gwinnett County.
  • Ability to comfortably accommodate 250 Chamber members and guests.
  • Must have adequate parking spaces within reasonable walking distance, preferably adjacent to the building.
  • One entrance for attendees.
  • Twelve skirted tables, at least 6’x2’ in size, must be provided for Chamber members to exhibit products and services.

CATERING

  • Sponsor must provide catering of food, non-alcoholic beverages and beer and wine; spirits optional.
  • All catering services must be set up by 4:45 p.m. on the day of the event.
  • Sponsor must provide 2-3 bars, depending on estimated attendance (two drink tickets provided to each attendee by Chamber), with all necessary supplies (i.e. trash cans, napkins and cups). Sponsor is responsible for emptying trash cans, cleaning off tables, and restocking food periodically throughout the evening.

REGISTRATION

  • Provide following items: two six-foot or one eight-foot table and one wastebasket to be located immediately inside the facility entrance.

ANNOUNCEMENTS, DOOR PRIZE DRAWING AND THEME

  • During the time of announcements, the sponsor will have three minutes speaking time to promote their business.
  • Sponsor must provide a grand prize of $50 value – given by host to winner for added recognition. *Winners must be present to win. 
  • If a theme (optional) is planned, please notify Chamber to publicize.

PROMOTIONS

  • Complete physical address (address MUST work with GPS)
  • Company logo in VECTOR format (.ai, .eps) or high-resolution JPEG.
  • High-resolution photo(s) of your facility. Please note: logos and photos copied directly off of a website are usually NOT high-resolution.

GWINNETT CHAMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

PUBLICITY

  • The Chamber shall publicize and advertise the event via the Chamber website (www.gwinnettchamber.org), social media, as well as Chamber weekly e-blasts.

RESERVATIONS

  • Handle registration at event and keep record of attendees.
  • Collect business cards at registration to be used for door prize drawings.
  • Provide two drink tickets per attendee for bar(s) provided by host.
  • Send attendee information to the sponsor(s) no later than a week after the event.

The Chamber DOES NOT reimburse for the catering of this event nor any other services that the sponsoring host may choose to provide.

Contact

Cally D’Angelo
Senior Director, Membership Services & Small Business Initiatives
678-957-4958
cdangelo@gwinnettchamber.org

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Presenting Annual Sponsor (8 events)

$ 7,500
One available
  • The program will be referred to as “After Hours, presented by (name of sponsor company).”
  • Two-minute promotional announcement
  • Logo on all marketing collateral
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table
  • Recognition in press releases
  • Social media mentions
  • Ten (10) guest attendees per event
  • First right of refusal for following year

Leading Annual Sponsor (8 events)

$ 5,000
SOLD
  • One-minute promotional announcement
  • Logo on all marketing collateral
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table
  • Recognition in press releases
  • Social media mentions
  • Six (6) guest attendees per event
  • First right of refusal for following year

Principal Annual Sponsor (8 events)

$ 2,500
One available
  • 30-second promotional announcement
  • Logo on all marketing collateral
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table
  • Recognition in press releases
  • Social media mentions
  • Six (6) guest attendees per event
  • First right of refusal for following year

Corporate Sponsor (1 event)

$ 750
Multiple available
  • Verbal recognition
  • Logo on all marketing collateral
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table
  • Social media mentions
  • Four (4) guest attendees

Onsite Exhibitor (1 event)

$ 150
Multiple available
  • Opportunity to distribute promotional materials at display table
  • Two (2) guest attendees
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