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8th Annual Economic Development

& Advancing Education Summit

Greenville, South Carolina


SAVE THESE 2015 DATES!


Thursday, April 23, 2015                             Friday, April 24, 2015

                                4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

                                Welcome Reception                                           Summit

                                at BMW Zentrum                                              at CU-ICAR




Jointly hosted by:


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You are cordially invited by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of South Carolina (AICCSC) to join us for our 8th annual - and LARGEST EVER - Economic Development & Advancing Education Summit.

 

"This summit will spotlight the largest ever initiative in the history of the state of South Carolina to both draw attention to the daunting, long-term socio-economic challenges of the state's Native Americans - and to address how we can work together to aggressively resolve those challenges. We are extremely grateful to BMW Manufacturing, LLC and Clemson University's International Center of Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) for working directly with us on this initiative."

Alan Linnemann, AICCSC President & Chairman of the Board

 


 

Please follow us on our primary communication channels to learn more details and for registration instructions (forthcoming)

www.aiccsc.org: news and events tabs

www.LinkedIn.com: American Indian Chamber of Commerce of SC group

www.facebook.com/aiccsc

 


 


 

Our 8th Annual Economic Development & Advancing Education Summit is one of the best in the Southeast, and a great opportunity for you to:

  • Showcase, promote, and grow your company — whether large or small - through sponsorship, networking, and vendor tables;
  • Meet, hear from, network and interact with executives/leaders from the American Indian Chamber of Commerce (AICCSC), the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce, academia headlined by Harvard University (and other esteemed universities), the Catawba Nation (South Carolina's largest -- and only federally recognized tribe), other Native American Indian tribes, Native American/ tribally owned companies, and non-native owned companies that will complement your company — and enhance your ability to win commercial and government business/contracts.
  • Be an exceptional steward and corporate citizen in your community/state by showing your company's/organization's commitment to advocacy/support of diversity, minorities, and Native Americans in business. 
  • See and hear authentic, award-winning Native American Indian musicians, dancers and arts/crafts (at both the Welcome Reception and the Business Expo) - and celebrate Native American Indian heritage/culture!

We are very excited to announce that ISHPI Information Technologies, Inc., an award winning, Native American Indian and Service Disabled Veteran owned IT services provider, has joined Michelin North America, Inc. and Lockheed Martin, as a Lifetime Chamber Business Member.  We are also excited to welcome The Native American Contractors Association (NACA), the SC Commission for Minority Affairs (CMA), Duke Energy, and Comer Distributing as some of our new sponsors for this year - more to come!  Many thanks to our current/prior Business Expo sponsors and participants, which represent some of the most prominent and respected members of the South Carolina business community, e.g., BMW North America, BlueCross BlueShield of SC, in addition to the above named sponsors. See below for exciting sponsorship opportunities for our 2015 Summit.

Tickets for the Welcome Reception and Business Expo (continental breakfast and lunch included) can be purchased for a nominal fee for both AICCSC Chamber members and non-members. Tickets for the Welcome Reception are free for AICCSC Chamber members. The number of tickets available to sponsors depends on their sponsorship level / tier. 

Single vendor display tables can also be reserved (based on availability) by both AICCSC member companies and non-member companies and are included with certain sponsorship levels.

  • AICCSC Member Vendor Table - $150
  • AICCSC Non-Member Vendor Table - $300

Our 2015 Economic Development & Advancing Education Summit will be held Friday, April 24th, with a Welcome Reception prior to the event on Thursday, April 23rd from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM. 

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

AICCSC is recognized by the IRS as a 501 (c) (3) and 501 (c) (6) Nonprofit Corporation and is fully chartered by the state of South Carolina. Some or all of your sponsorship dollars may be tax deductible. Please consult your CPA / tax advisor to confirm.

All sponsorship levels (excluding Cougar) receive one vendor table based on availability at time of registration - SIGN UP EARLY!

Business Expo Title Sponsor - $20,000

  • AICCSC 7th Annual Native American Business Expo Presented by "Company Name"
  • 30 Minute Company Presentation during the Program
  • Opening and Closing Ceremony in Businss / Organization's Honor
  • Business / Organization introduction at Welcome Reception and opening ceremony
  • Twenty Welcome Reception and Expo Tickets (Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch) 
  • Business / Organization Name/Logo on Website / Electronic Banner
  • Advertisement for Business / Organization in Event Program Guide
  • Free Lifetime Corporate Membership

Golden Eagle Sponsorship / Welcome Reception Sponsor - $15,000                      

  • Opening and Closing Ceremony in Business /Organizations Honor
  • 15 Minute Company Presentation during the Program
  • Business / Organization introduction at Welcome Reception and opening ceremony
  • 
Ten Welcome Reception and Expo Tickets (Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Business/Organization Name/Logo on Website/ Electronic Banner
  • 
Advertisement for Business/Organization in Event Program Guide
  • Free Lifetime Corporate Membership

Bald Eagle Sponsorship - $10,000                     

  • 
Business / Organization introduction at opening ceremony
  • 10 Minute Company Presentation during the Program
  • Eight Welcome Reception and Expo Tickets (Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Business/Organization Name/Logo on Website/Electronic Banner
  • 
Advertisement for Business/Organization in Event Program Guide


  • Free Lifetime Corporate Membership 

Eagle Sponsorship - $5,000                                      


  • Business/Organization Name/Logo on Website/Electronic Banner
  • 5 Minute Company Presentation during the Program
  • 
Six Welcome Reception and Expo Tickets (Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Advertisement for Business/Organization in Event Program Guide


  • Free one year Corporate Membership

Hawk Sponsorship - $2,500                         


  • Business/Organization Name/Logo on Website
  • Four Welcome Reception and Expo Tickets (Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Advertisement for Business/Organization in Event Program Guide


  • Member < 500 Employees - 25% off annual membership
  • Member < 50 Employees - 50% off annual membership

Buffalo Sponsorship - $1,000                                 


  • Business/Organization Name on Event Signage

  • Two Welcome Reception and Expo Tickets (Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch) 

  • Advertisement for Business/Organization in Event Program Guide


  • Member < 500 Employees - 15% off annual membership
  • Member , 50 Employees - 25% off annual membership

Cougar Sponsorship - $250

  • Advertisement for Business/Organization in Event Program Guide

  • One Welcome Reception and Expo Tickets (Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Member < 500 Employees - 10% off annual membership
  • Member < 50 Employees - 15% off annual membership

 

Please make checks payable to the AICCSC and send to the address below:

American Indian Chamber of Commerce of SC
Attention: Pat O’Hearn, Treasurer
496 Bramson Court, Suite 160
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Tax I.D. Number 57-1134795

 

To secure your sponsorship right now, please contact Marcy Hayden, at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call 803-402-2336