7th Annual Business Expo - Rock Hill, South Carolina (Greater Charlotte, NC Area)


Keynote Speaker: Mr. Eric Henson, Research Fellow

The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development


Click this link for last minute registrations for our welcome reception and business expo!

Late registrations for the Welcome Reception and the Business Expo will be available at the door for an added fee. 

 

Thursday Afternoon / Evening, April 3rd: Welcome Reception - Events at Manchester;    4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Please join us for 3 hours of power networking, relationship building, live music - and scrumptious hors d'oeuvres

Native American Award winning musicians, Soulful Echoes, Performing Live @ the Welcome Reception


Friday, April 4th:  Business Expo - Events at Manchester    7:30 AM to 5:00 pm

Please join us for a power-packed economic development business summit - agenda forthcoming

Lodging:  Hilton Garden Inn Rock Hill - Click this link to Reserve Your Room Now!  

(The Hilton Garden Inn is just a brief walk to the Events at Manchester)


Our 7th Annual Business Expo 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 2014 Business Expo.

Be sure to continue your support of the minority and Native American business community at BMW'sSupplier Diversity Meeting in Greenville, SC the following weekend.

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. 

Click here for last minute registrations for our 2014 Business Expo and Welcome Reception! We are excited about your joining us at Events at Manchester for the Welcome Reception on Thursday afternoon / evening, April 3rd, and the Business Expo on Friday, April 4th. Late registrations for the Welcome Reception and the Business Expo will be available at the door for an added fee.

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 2014 Business Expo will be held Friday, April 4th, from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM with a Welcome Reception prior to the event on Thursday, April 3rd 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