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Sponsorship request for the 2014 Designing the Dream Entrepreneur Conference taking place on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Skokie. This event is for small business owners and aspiring …

Sponsorship request for the 2014 Designing the Dream Entrepreneur Conference taking place on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Skokie. This event is for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs who desire to grow and expand their businesses in the greater Chicagoland area.

Speaker talent has already been committed:
Chaffee-Thanh Nguyen
Roger Wright
Christopher Johnson
Comedian Sonya B
Christine Correlli
Bob Roitblat

Building Bridges Chicago is seeking to procure a total of $25,000 in sponsorship dollars to cover event operating expenses including speaker honorarium fees, venue rental, food and beverage service, and marketing and promotions. Ideal sponsors include B2B companies that offer relevant products and services of interest to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.

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  • 1. Designing the Dream Entrepreneur Conference – Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Sponsorship Request
  • 2. Event Description The 2014 Designing the Dream Entrepreneur Conference aims to inspire economic sustainability through business ownership. This is a full-day, experiential networking and learning event for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to bridge the gap between where they are now and where they need to be to build successful businesses. The conference aims to help attendees reduce the learning curve associated with business ownership, maximize bottom-line profitability, and transform business dreams into reality. Attendees will be provided practical and usable insights they can immediately implement to develop and grow their businesses.
  • 3. Location Holiday Inn Skokie (North Shore) 5300 W. Touhy Avenue Skokie, IL 60077 (847) 679-8900 *Special event rate - $99 per night room block*
  • 4. Target Market This event is for small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in the greater Chicagoland area who want to connect, network, learn, grow, and develop both personally and professionally. Between 200 – 300 entrepreneurs expected!
  • 5. Attendee Benefits The purpose of this event is to bring entrepreneurs in the greater Chicagoland area together under one roof to…  Inspire innovation  Catapult growth and development  Create lasting connections  Increase economic sustainability  Tap into the power of technology  Transform business dreams into reality Attendees will walk away from this event with a ready-to-implement action plan.
  • 6. 2014 Expert Speaker Line-up Speakers subject to change based on availability. • • • • • • • Chaffee-Thanh Nguyen Niquenya Fulbright Christine Corelli Roger Wright Chris the Entrepreneur Bob Roitblat Comedian Sonya D
  • 7. About the Host Building Bridges Chicago LLC (BBC) is a small business consulting and executive coaching firm specializing in transforming dreamers into successful entrepreneurs. President & Chief Executive Officer, Niquenya D. Fulbright, has over 15 years‟ experience partnering with small business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs, leadership teams, and individual executives to bridge the gap between where they are now and where they need to be to build sustainable, profitable business models. Services include business planning and design, internet marketing and SEO, strategic planning, and access to supplementary services.
  • 8. Sponsorship Goal - $25,000  Total Operating Expenses - $25,000  Speaker Honorarium Fees - $10,000  Hiring Event Staff - $1000  Venue Rental - $1000  Food & Beverage - $7000  Marketing & Promotions - $6000 **Immediate need of $5,500 due by 2/1/2014
  • 9. Sponsor Profile Seeking sponsorship from companies who offer relevant B2B products and services of interest to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs in the greater Chicagoland area. Possible sponsors may include:  Office supply companies  Commercial insurance providers  Marketing and PR firms  Commercial bankers  Merchant Services  Cloud computing and/or software applications
  • 10. Platinum Title Sponsorship - $10,000 (1)  Company name prominently displayed in conference title  Banner placement onsite during event  Large logo placement on all promotional literature  Full-page ad in conference program  Delivery of „Welcome Address‟ (optional)  V.I.P. seating for 5 at keynote lunch  Vendor booth  Active link on conference website  Social media mentions  Promotional item placement in attendee swag bags (optional)
  • 11. Gold Sponsorship - $5000 (2)  Large logo placement on all promotional literature  Half-page ad in conference program  V.I.P. seating for 3 at keynote lunch  Vendor booth  Active link on conference website  Social media mentions  Promotional item placement in attendee swag bags (optional)
  • 12. Silver Sponsorship - $2500 (6)  Medium logo placement on all promotional literature  1/4-page ad in conference program  V.I.P. seating for 2 at keynote lunch  Vendor booth  Active link on conference website  Social media mentions  Promotional item placement in attendee swag bags (optional)
  • 13. Bronze Sponsorship - $1000 (10)  V.I.P. seating for 1 at keynote lunch  Listing in conference program  Active link on conference website  Social media mentions  Promotional item placement in attendee swag bags (optional)
  • 14. Honorable Mention - $500  Listing on conference website  Promotional item placement in attendee swag bags (optional)
  • 15. In-Kind Gifts In lieu of cash sponsorship, in-kind gifts will be accepted. In-kind sponsors will be listed in the event program and on conference website. Examples of acceptable gifts are below.  Printed marketing materials  Raffle Items  Gift cards  Marketing & PR Services  Swag bag inserts    Coupons B2B product samples Other suggestions welcome
  • 16. Contact Information Niquenya Fulbright, President & CEO Building Bridges Chicago LLC 1333 W. Devon Avenue, #188 Chicago, IL 60660 www.buildingbridgeschicago.com Direct: (773) 368-3575 Fax: (773) 360-3459 Email: nfulbright@buildingbridgeschicago.com Make checks payable to “Building Bridges Chicago”