Sponsorship Opportunities

Signature Events

ATHENA Awards Program luncheon honors exceptional men and women who actively assist women in their attainment of professional goals and leadership skills. ATHENA Award recipients not only support women in leadership, but they themselves demonstrate excellence in their profession and serve the community in a meaningful way. Projected attendance: 250-300. Open to GFW Inc. Investors and future GFW Inc. Investors.

Platinum Sponsor: $5,000

Limit: 1

  • Logo recognition on all promotional, registration and program materials
  • Logo displayed in the PowerPoint in addition to verbal recognition at the event
  • Sponsor provided banner to be displayed at the event
  • Opportunity to add a gift to the gift bag presented to all nominees
  • Two (2) reserved tables for 16 guests, signage included
  • Included in following year Annual Report as platinum sponsor
  • A minimum of (4) mentions on the GFW Inc. Facebook page
  • Opportunity for sponsor representative to welcome attendees

 

Gold Sponsor: $2,500

Limit: 6

  • Logo recognition on all promotional, registration and program materials
  • Logo displayed in the PowerPoint in addition to verbal recognition at the event
  • Opportunity to add a gift to the gift bag presented to all nominees
  • One (1) reserved table for 8 guests, signage included
  • Included in following year Annual Report as a gold sponsor
  • A minimum of (2) mentions on the GFW Inc. Facebook page

 

Silver Sponsor: $1,000

Limit: Unlimited

  • Company name listed in the event program and PowerPoint at event
  • Verbal recognition at the event
  • One (1) reserved table for 8 guests, signage included
  • Included in following year Annual Report as silver sponsor

 

Table Sponsor: $500

Limit: Unlimited

  • One (1) reserved table for 8 guests, signage included

 

Annual Meeting (May)

The GFW Inc. Annual Meeting is an evening to celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of the year, and look forward to a greater future in Fort Wayne. We’ll announce honorees for the GFW Inc. Chairman’s Award, the Swagger Award, the Legislator of the Year Award, and the Small Business of the Year Award. We’ll also provide an introduction to our GFW Fellows, and commence the Leadership Fort Wayne graduation ceremony. Enjoy an upbeat evening of networking, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and music! GFW Inc. investor only event. Projected attendance: 400-450

Platinum: $5,000

Limit:  1

  • Logo/company name on electronic invites and ‘Save the Date’ printed invites
  • Logo/company name listed in event program & GFW Inc. website
  • Two (2) tables for 16 guests, 32 drink tickets & signage included at both tables
  • Logo/company name on drink tickets
  • Pre-event social media mentions
  • Logo/company name displayed on PowerPoint presentation at event
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Opportunity for sponsor representative to welcome guests
  • Recognized in following year Annual report as Platinum Sponsor

Gold: $2,500

Limit: 2

  • Logo/company name on electronic invites, event program, & GFW Inc. website
  • Two (2) tables for 16 guests, 32 drink tickets & signage included at both tables
  • Pre-event social media mention
  • Logo/company name displayed on PowerPoint presentation at event
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Recognized in following year Annual report as Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor: $1,000

Limit: 4

  • Logo/company name on event program, online registration page & GFW Inc. website
  • One (1) table for 8 guests, 16 drink tickets & signage included at table
  • Pre-event social media mention
  • Logo/company name displayed on PowerPoint presentation at event
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Recognized in following year Annual report as Silver Sponsor

Table Sponsor: $500

Limit: 15

  • One (1) table for 8 guests signage included at table

Public relations opportunities like this don’t come along every day!

The Greater Golf Open is more than golf. It’s networking, food, drinks, vendors, awards and door prizes! Our tournament has enjoyed sold-out status for many years so don’t miss your chance to be seen on the green. Projected attendance: 125-150. Open to GFW Inc. investors.

** All Hole Sponsors will be provided with one table, two chairs and sponsor signage. All sponsors are invited to attend the dinner and awards reception following the tournament.

 

Presenting: $5,000
Limit:  1

  • Company name included in event title: 2017 Greater Golf Open presented by (Company Name)
  • Logo recognition on all materials
  • Two foursomes (8 players) in golf outing
  • Logo on tournament banner
  • Premium signage in golf carts
  • Greet all golfers at Tee #1 as the Hole Sponsor**
  • Opportunity to include promo product in swag bag
  • Logo recognition on event registration page
  • Opportunity for sponsor representative to speak at awards dinner following the tournament
  • Verbal recognition at awards dinner

Dinner: $3,000
Limit:  1

  • One foursome (4 players) in golf outing
  • Logo on tournament banner
  • Signage in golf carts
  • Opportunity to include promo product in swag bag
  • Logo recognition on the event registration page
  • Greet all golfers as a Hole Sponsor**
  • Signage at buffet table
  • Verbal recognition at awards dinner

Lunch: $2,500
Limit:  1

  • One foursome (4 players) in golf outing
  • Logo on tournament banner
  • Signage in golf carts
  • Opportunity to include promo product in swag bag
  • Logo recognition on event registration page
  • Greet all golfers as a Hole Sponsor**
  • Signage at lunch pick-up table
  • Verbal recognition at awards dinner

Beverage Cart: $2,000
Limit:  3

  • Logo on one (1) beverage cart
  • One foursome (4 players) in golf outing
  • Logo on tournament banner
  • Signage in golf carts
  • Opportunity to include promo product in swag bag
  • Logo recognition on event registration page

1st Place Trophy: $1,500
Limit:  1

  • Logo on 4 trophies given to the winning team players
  • One foursome (4 players) in golf outing
  • Logo on tournament banner
  • Opportunity to include promo product in swag bag
  • Logo recognition on event registration page

Longest Drive: $500
Limit:  1

  • Logo on Longest Drive award
  • Greet all golfers as a Hole Sponsor, (please note: Longest drive tee # will be determined by golf course)
  • Logo on tournament banner

Closest to the Pin: $500
Limit:  1

  • Logo on Closest to the Pin award
  • Greet all golfers as a Hole Sponsor, (please note: Closest to the pin tee # will be determined by golf course signage included
  • Logo on tournament banner

Longest Putt: $500
Limit:  1

  • Logo on Longest Putt award
  • Greet all golfers as a Hole Sponsor, (please note: Longest putt tee # will be determined by golf course)
  • Logo on tournament banner

Hole: $400
Limit:  12

  • Greet all golfers as a Hole Sponsor, signage included
  • Logo on tournament banner

Door Prize Donation Unlimited: Gift cards, cash donations, or large item gifts. Signage at awards table

Join the board members and staff of Greater Fort Wayne Inc. at our annual Holiday Night event as we embrace winter and celebrate the season at the business community’s signature holiday gathering! Enjoy an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and networking. Open to GFW Inc. investors and future GFW Inc. investors. Projected attendance: 300-350.
Sponsorship Agreement must be received no later than December 1, 2017 to guarantee placement.

Specialty Cocktail: $3,000

Limit: 1

The specialty cocktail sponsor provides all attendees with an opportunity to receive one complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage before making their way up to the ballroom.

  • Signage at lobby bar will state Specialty drinks provided by (Company Name)
  • 8 tickets to the party and complimentary drinks for 8 guests
  • Sponsor-provided banner to be displayed at lobby bar
  • One (1) reserved table, seating up to 8 on 6th floor
  • Social media recognition leading up to the event
  • Logo displayed on 2 monitors inside the venue
  • Verbal recognition during event
  • Recognized in following year Annual Report

Silver: $1,000

Limit: 4

  • 8 tickets to the event and complimentary drinks for 8 guests
  • Logo displayed on event registration page
  • One (1) reserved table seating up to 8 on 6th floor
  • Logo displayed on 2 monitors inside the venue
  • Logo displayed on cocktail table signage
  • Social media recognition leading up to the event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Recognized in following year Annual Report


Table: $500

Limit: 6

  • 8 tickets to the party
  • Logo displayed on event registration page
  • One (1) reserved table seating up to 8 on 7th floor

For more information on Signature Events or to sponsor, contact Jenna Holley at (260) 203-5721 or jholley@gfwinc.com.

Advocacy

Before each Legislative Session, GFW Inc. hosts a preview of the issues highlighted in the Legislative Agenda. In addition, the Northeast Indiana Legislative Delegation is invited to speak about topics they plan to address in the upcoming Legislative Session. Projected attendance: 75-100.
Presenting: $2,000

Limit: 1

  • Logo recognition on all promotional, registration, and program materials
  • Logo displayed on PowerPoint presentation in addition to verbal recognition at event
  • Opportunity to welcome attendees at the event, pre-event social media mention
  • One (1) reserved table seating up to 8, signage included


Table: $500

Limit: Unlimited

  • One (1) reserved table seating up to 8, signage included

GFW Inc. hosts the Third House forum mid-session to update investors on key legislation that affects the business community. Members of the Northeast Indiana legislative delegation will report on their activity at the Statehouse. Get to know your state legislators and share your thoughts on policies that affect your business. Projected attendance: 75-100.
Presenting: $2,000

Limit: 1

  • Logo recognition on all promotional, registration, and program materials
  • Logo displayed on PowerPoint presentation in addition to verbal recognition at event
  • Opportunity to welcome attendees at the event, pre-event social media mention
  • One (1) reserved table seating up to 8, signage included

Table: $500

Limit: Unlimited

  • One (1) reserved table seating up to 8, signage included
  • Logo displayed on PowerPoint presentation at event

At the end of each legislative session, GFW Inc. hosts a Legislative Wrap-Up to discuss legislative accomplishments of the past session. Enjoy breakfast with the Northeast Indiana delegation and learn how the General Assembly’s decisions will impact our business community. Projected attendance: 75-100.

Presenting: $2,000

Limit: 1

  • Logo recognition on all promotional, registration, and program materials
  • Logo displayed on PowerPoint presentation in addition to verbal recognition at event
  • Opportunity to welcome attendees at the event, pre-event social media mention
  • One (1) reserved table seating up to 8, signage included


Table: $500

Limit: Unlimited

  • One (1) reserved table for seating up to eight guests with signage included

Unique opportunity for GFW Inc. Investors to learn about the climate in Washington D.C and meet with legislators to learn more about the issues impacting Northeast Indiana. Projected attendance: 150-200
Presenting: $4,000

Limit: 1

  • Logo recognition on all promotional, registration, and program material
  • Logo displayed on PowerPoint presentation addition to verbal recognition at event
  • Opportunity to welcome attendees at the event, pre-event social media mention
  • One (1) reserved table for seating up to 8, signage included


Table: $500

Limit: Unlimited

  • One (1) table for eight guests with company logo at table & displayed on PowerPoint presentation at event

For more information on Advocacy Events or to sponsor, contact Melissa Beber at (260) 203-5738 or mbeber@gfwinc.com.

Networking

Designed to be a catalyst for great relationships, Greater Connections is like the networking version of speed dating. It places individuals together in small groups to network around a table. As the participants rotate around the room, they have the opportunity to meet just about everyone else in attendance. Come and share business information, pass out business cards, broaden your sphere of influencers, and increase your business network in one hour! Open to GFW Inc. investors and future GFW Inc. investors.
Breakfast: $75

Limit: 1 per event

  • Signage at food table
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) free attendee

Meet Me @ 5:05 is a larger networking event that provides an opportunity to mingle in a relaxed atmosphere while developing new business contacts. Projected attendance: 50-100. Open to GFW Inc. investors and future GFW Inc. investors.

Event: $500

Limit: 4 per event

  • Logo included in event registration page
  • Signage at registration table
  • Free registration for up to ten (10) guests

For more information on Networking Events or to sponsor, contact Jami Thomas at (260) 203-5766 or jthomas@gfwinc.com.

Signature Programs

Learn from best practice communities for the benefit of Fort Wayne, Allen County, and the region. Return with a sense of renewed enthusiasm and commitment to revitalization, quality of place, and ideas for improving greater Fort Wayne and the region. Sponsors are recognized on printed agendas, during the trip, and on invitations, bag tags, and the GFW Inc. website.

Presenting: $10,000

Limit: 1


Supporting: $5,000

Limit: 2

 

Reception: $2,500

Limit: 2

Leadership Fort Wayne consists of nine full-day programs, class projects, participation in community activities, and opportunities for hands-on experiences. Area leaders and experts provide information about the community and its history, institutions, socioeconomic composition and current issues.

Designated Seat: $3,800

Limit: 12

  • One guaranteed seat for the sponsor’s choice
  • Tuition for the selected candidate (these individuals do not go through the selection process but are already accepted by virtue of the sponsorship)
  • Logo will be featured on LFW program day materials and GFW Inc.’s website
  • Company recognized at the LFW Opening Class Retreat and LFW Graduation

Program Day and Designated Seat: $4,800

Limit: 12

  • One guaranteed seat for the individual of sponsor’s choice in the Program
  • Tuition for the selected candidate (these individuals do not go through the selection process but are already accepted by virtue of the sponsorship)
  • Logo will be featured on LFW program day materials & GFW Inc.’s website
  • Recognized at the LFW Opening Class Retreat and LFW Graduation
  • Opportunity for company representative to address the class at a program day of choice and distribute any corporate materials to class members

The GFW Fellows Program connects high potential college students with GFW Inc. investors who have a regular need for new talent. The program utilizes dedicated summer internship experiences as admission into the fellowship. The program provides summer paid internships that combines housing, community service and personal development in a year-long program. The community benefits by retaining top talent.

Host Employer: $3,000 per intern

Limit: Unlimited

  • Recognition throughout the year as a Host Employer to Fellows and invitations activities, City-wide Internship Kick-off at Parkview Field, and GFW Inc. Annual Meeting.

 

Designated Seat Host Employer: $4,000 per Intern

Limit: Unlimited  

  • Recognition throughout the year as a Host Employer and invitations to Fellows activities, City-wide Internship Kick-off at Parkview Field, and GFW Inc. Annual Meeting.
  •  Host Employers are given the ability to bypass GFW Inc.’s applicant pool and name their own candidate to be enrolled in the GFW Fellows Program. This sponsorship may be used for an employer that needs an extra incentive to gain commitment from a student or for a student intern requiring housing, and meets the criteria of the GFW Fellows Program.

For more information on Signature Programs or to sponsor, contact Justin Clupper at (260) 203-5756 or jclupper@gfwinc.com.