1. February 11, 2013 CHAMBER WEEKLYBROWN COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Calendar at a Glance Calendar at a Glance, cont. DEADLINE to buy Cyclones Tickets 2/11 Seth Blevins Spaghetti Dinner 3/2 Keys to Buying Real Estate Class 2/12 DEADLINE Mocktail Entries 3/8 Chatfield Night @ Cyclones 2/15 DEADLINE Oktoberfest Contest 3/15 FEBRUARY MONTHLY MEETING 2/21 Mocktail Event 3/15 Chamber Benefits Open House 2/27 MARCH MONTHLY MEETING 3/21 DEADLINE: Essay Contest 3/1 Family Fun Day 3/30
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3. Brown County Chamber Teams with Leadership AdamsOn May 10, 2013 Leadership Adams will be hosting the Chick-fil-A Leadercast at Southern State Commu-nity College. We are currently seeking help in sponsoring this program for the local tri-county area. Please take a look at the levels of sponsorship below and let us know if you would like to be a part of this greatevent. Time is of the essence and since marketing will begin April 15, 2013, as far as a deadline to receive the most for investment we ask that you act as soon as possible. For more info, please contact: email@example.comSponsorship LevelsPLATINUM SPONSOR $1,500 Company Logo listed in the program 4 tickets to Leadercast event Banner opportunity at inside venue Promotion in pre-event broadcast spots, press releases, advertising, and e-mail blasts Emcee mentions during the Leadercast program from stage Insert, promotional materials in all attendee bags Promotion in post event e-mails to attendeesGOLD SPONSOR $1,000 4 tickets to Leadercast event Company Logo listed in the program Emcee mentions during the Leadercast program from stage Insert, promotional materials in all attendee bags Promotion in post event e-mails to attendeesSILVER SPONSOR $500 2 tickets to Leadercast event Name listed in the program Insert promotional material in all attendee bagsBRONZE SPONSOR $250 Name listed in the program Insert promotional material in all attendee bagsBAG SPONSOR Insert in all attendee bags (provided by sponsor) One Marketing Piece Examples: Coupon, Flyer (no larger than 5x7), Brochure. One Promotional Gift Item Page 3
4. Kentucky Gateway Museum Center will hold its third an- nual Oktoberfest, August 9th and 10th in historic down- town Maysville. The Ok- toberfest committee needs a design for this year’s logo and souvenir pin. The public is invited and encouraged tosubmit their ideas for consideration. The color im-age can be any size, but the actual pin size will beno more than an inch.The prize-winning designer will be awarded$100. Deadline for submissions is March 15,2013. Design concepts can be dropped off at thefront desk of the museum or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before March 15th. Sorry, lateentries cannot be considered.New Efforts Aim To Convince You: Texting “Can Wait”As more and more Ohioans take steps to avoid and discourage distracted driving, communications leader AT&T has announcedthat their no-texting-while-driving campaign, It Can Wait, is being expanded in 2013. This news comes just as Ohio’s statewideban on texting while driving moves from its education and warning phase into the fully-active citation phase on March 1.AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign began in 2009 but was re-invigorated in 2012 with a fresh commitment of tens of millions of dol-lars for the cause, and a dedicated ItCanWait.com website encouraging drivers to pledge that they would not text while behind thewheel. The website was launched in August 2012, and AT&T says more than 1.2 million pledges have already been made.A key component of the 2012 It Can Wait campaign was AT&T’s unique distracted driving sim-ulator, which was pressed into use around the country. Utilizing a real automobile, the partici-pant’s own phone, and specialized goggles and screens to project a virtual roadway, the AT&Tsimulator allowed thousands of people to see first-hand how vulnerable they were to deadly dan-ger when they tried to text while driving. AT&T brought the It Can Wait simulator to highschools in the Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo and Youngstown areas in 2012 and the company isfinalizing plans to bring this experience to more Ohioans, beginning this month.Other plans for It Can Wait in 2013 include working with smartphone manufacturers to pre-loadno-texting-while-driving technologies into handsets. The first of these is already available: thePantech Discover, an affordable new smartphone model that just came out last month, comeswith the free AT&T DriveMode app already installed. Available for Android and BlackBerrydevices, DriveMode functions similarly to an e-mail out-of-office alert, telling those who send a text to a driver that the recipientwill respond as soon as they’re no longer behind the wheel.“Our goal is simple – we want to change behavior and save lives,” said AT&T Senior Executive Vice President and Global Mar-keting Officer Cathy Coughlin. “That’s why we’re putting additional resources behind this effort and why we’re inviting everyoneto join us in this cause. Working together, we can make a difference.”Ohio’s statewide ban on texting while driving went into effect in August 2012, and included the six-month education period dur-ing which warnings would be issued instead of citations.
5. Brown County Farm Bureau Hosting Family Fun Day The Brown County Farm Bureau is conducting a family fun day at the Brown County Fair- grounds on March 30th. The event will target elementary students and their parents. There will be a petting zoo, egg hunt, free pancake and sausage breakfast, pedal tractorcourse and other fun events. We would like to invite any businesses to set up who might be interested. Business would setup in Rhonemus Hall, one 8ft table would be provided. Set up 3 to 7 March 29th or by 8:00 a.m. March 30th. (limited electric is available) and limited space. Please contact Becky Cropper at email@example.com, with ques- tions, or contact her by Feb. 15th if your business is interested in setting up. No set upfee, just an excellent opportunity to show case what Brown County has to offer to parents and families with younger children. Theevent will also showcase the importance of agri- culture in our country. Limited number of tables available as the room will also be used to serve the pancake and sausage breakfast.