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Marketing & Sponsorship Opportunities

The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce offers numerous cost-effective advertising, marketing, and sponsorship opportunities giving our members a valuable resource to build brand recognition and gain great exposure for their business or organization.  The Chamber offers low-cost advertising options through our multiple communication platforms, including our website, eBlast, calendar listings, social media pages, and more.

Proceeds from sponsorship and marketing support the Chamber’s work and mission to “Connect all local businesses and our community.” We hope these numerous sponsorship and marketing opportunities will provide you with choices for extremely cost-effective advertising and promotion.

On behalf of the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and staff, thank you for your consideration. We look forward to hearing from you!

ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE LEVELS

Annual Sponsorship is a unique opportunity for a business or organization to invest a level above and beyond their regular membership investment in support of the many programs and events the Chamber provides for its members and the Oconomowoc area community.

Chamber Annual Sponsors receive substantial marketing, community outreach and promotional value and more through their annual investment in the Chamber’s work. Annual Sponsorships are based on the calendar year.

PLATINUM Sponsorship – $3,000

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Logo/Listing on website & signage for select Chamber events*
  • Premier logo placement on Chamber website for full year of sponsorship
  • Logo recognition on signage at all Business over Breakfast & Workshops
  • 1 complimentary outreach opportunity at a Summer Farmers’ Market
  • 5 promotions in weekly e-Blast (must supply ad)
  • Logo recognition on Chamber flyer plus bag inclusion in New Member Welcome Bags (must supply your choice of a promotional item, flyer or brochure, coupon or discount offer, or gift item)
  • 4 months of rotating banner ad on the Chamber website (artwork required)
  • 2 promotions on Chamber Facebook page (must supply artwork & copy)
GOLD Sponsorship – $1,500

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Name listing on website and signage for select Chamber events*
  • Name Recognition on signage at all Business over Breakfast & Workshops
  • Logo recognition on Chamber flyer plus bag inclusion in New Member Welcome Bags (must supply your choice of a promotional item, flyer or brochure, coupon or discount offer, or gift item)
  • 3 promotions in weekly e-Blast (must supply ad)
  • 2 months of rotating banner ad on the Chamber website (artwork required)
  • 1 complimentary outreach opportunity at a Summer Farmers’ Market

EVENT & PROGRAM SPONSORSHIPS

Event sponsorship has gained popularity in recent years; businesses realize it is an effective marketing strategy that builds brand awareness, creates a positive public image and is a way to connect with new customers.  By sponsoring a Chamber event, your brand is endorsed by association and gains credibility and trust – customers form a positive opinion by seeing your brand tied to a Chamber event.

Click on the event below for an overview of sponsorships.
For complete descriptions of benefits of the sponsorship, please review the Marketing and Sponsorship Guide above.

The Oconomowoc Summer Farmers’ Market is a premier Lake Country event with estimated average weekly attendance of over 1500 people – that is over 39,000 people over the course of the season! This is your chance to support the Oconomowoc Summer Farmers’ Market while getting long-term promotional value for your business or organization during the 6-month market season. 

Presenting Sponsor– $2,000
Friend of the Farmers’ Market with Logo – $300 
Friend of the Farmers’ Market with Name – $150 
Farmers’ Market Business Spotlight – $30 per event date or 4 dates for $100

The Yellow Brick Road 5k Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run, held in June, has grown to be one of the most popular events of its kind in the Lake Country area attracting hundreds of participants each year! 

Presenting Sponsor – $1,500
Kids Fun Run Sponsor – $750
Awards Sponsor – $400
H2O & Refreshment Sponsor – $350
Mile Marker Sponsor – $100
Refreshment Donations
Bib Discounts & Deals – Free to participate
Yellow Brick Road 5K Run/Walk Business Spotlight – $25

The Annual Awards Celebration honors the businesses, organizations, and people who have gone above and beyond to make positive impacts on our community.  The Chamber has been the proud host for over 35 years.

Presenting Sponsor: $1,500  
Awards Ceremony Sponsor: $1,500
Community Giving Sponsor: $1,000 sponsorship / $1000 charitable donation
Gift Sponsor (2 available): $500
Centerpiece Sponsor: $350
Table of 8 Sponsor: $650 (Limited # available)
Community Champion: $150

The Business Over Breakfast Series provides timely, useful, and interesting professional learning for Oconomowoc’s business community at 4 events held throughout the year.

Presenting Sponsor– $500 
Supporting Sponsor– $250

The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals group host their Young Professionals Coffee & Conversation monthly to help develop peer-to-peer relationships on both a personal and business level.

Monthly Sponsor – $50 each month
Monthly Host – Cost varies based on food/drink provided

Golf outings aren’t just for leisure; they’re an opportunity to make new business contacts or develop existing relationships in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.  The Annual Golf Classic, held in June, is one of the Chamber’s premiere networking events that also features an evening hors d’oeuvres and networking for golfers and sponsors of the event.

Title Sponsor – $1,500
Golf Cart Sponsor – $550
Beverage Cart Sponsor – $400
Hole-in-One Sponsor – $350
Course Contest Sponsor – $350
Putting Contest Sponsor – $350
Tee Sponsor – $250
Green Sponsor – $100
Raffle Prize Donation – Suggested minimum $50 value
Silent Auction Donation – Suggested minimum $150 value

The Chamber organizes and promotes Business Trick or Treat from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. for children 10 and under on the Saturday prior to Halloween.

Business Sponsor – $100

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

The Chamber provides a variety of cost-effective marketing options at all levels of investment, including free resources, to help connect you with potential customers.  Let the Chamber bring added visibility to your business!

Promote your business/organization to thousands of local residents and visitors in one easy step and receive a $75 discount for businesses over purchasing each separately.  Non-profits receive a $35 discount over already reduced pricing.

Business Package – $240
Non-Profit Package – $225

The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce website receives more than 65,000 visits a year, averaging more than 5,000 visits per month.  Chamber members can gain attention and visibility for their business/organization by advertising with banner ads on www.oconomowoc.org.

$50 for 1 month
$115 for 3 individual months
$220 for 6 individual months
$375 for 1 year

A welcome bag is delivered to new Chamber members.  This is a great way to place your introductory offers or information into the hands of potential new customers.  Just supply us with your choice of a promotional item, flyer or brochure, coupon or discount offer, or gift item.

50 Promotional Items – $50

Promote your news, events, and happenings in the weekly eBlast to nearly 1000 business and community leaders! 

Business Members:
$35 for one week or $60 for two
501c (3) Non-Profit Members
$25 for one week or $35 for two
Dedicated eBlast
$75. Includes ONLY your promotion and you pick the day to send. 

One of the many benefits offered exclusively to Oconomowoc Chamber Member is the opportunity to join the list of other members who are participating in the Shop Oconomowoc Gift Certificate Program. Anyone can buy a Chamber Gift Certificate at the Chamber Office or online through the Oconomowoc Chamber website.

Free to Members to Participate – Call (262) 567-2666 to opt-in.

Another benefit of Chamber membership is the ability to list your event on the Chamber’s calendar.  With over 43,000 views in 2021, the Chamber calendar is a popular page for people to visit to find out what is happening in the community. 

Free to Members

The Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce website offers you a variety of ways to share promotions – one of them is our Hot Deals page. This is a great way to boost the visibility of your business and advertise sales, specials, and promotions to members and the local community. Visitors to the Hot Deals page can subscribe to receive email notifications when new deals are added – furthering your opportunity to get your promotion noticed.

Free to Members

Promote your business and open positions to job seekers. The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce Job Board is a centralized place for Chamber members to list their job openings, making it easy for job seekers to find career opportunities. You can post unlimited opportunities at no charge.

Free to Members

Maximize your social media by tagging the Chamber on Facebook or Instagram and we will share it! This is a fantastic way to increase the reach of your post. Tag us in your Facebook post/comments at @oconomowocchamber or on Instagram @oconomowocchamberofcommerce whether you have an event, promotion, or a milestone you want to share with the community.

Free to Members

The Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Oconomowoc collaborate on a community and tourism publication each year.  Chamber members receive a free listing in the Community Guide and also have the possibility to highlight their business or organization with a display ad.  Ad sales begin in October for this publication – watch the eBlast in early October for details.

Free Listing for Members/Affordable Advertising

OTHER PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Promote your business at the Oconomowoc Summer Farmers’ Market! Use your single booth to share information, play games and get to know Market visitors (no selling allowed).

Business Spotlight – $30 per event date or four (4) dates for $100.00

Use your single booth to showcase your business to participants and position your brand as a supporter of a community event.  A Business Spotlight space gives your business or organization the opportunity to distribute information, offer samples, and engage with the racers and spectators.

Business Spotlight – $25

We want to celebrate our members, and the annual Member Appreciation Party is just the way to do it! All members are invited to join us for appetizers, a cash bar, networking and holiday cheer.  Members also have the opportunity to promote their business/organization at this well-attended event by donating a prize for the raffle – a fun part of the evening and the undivided attention of the attendees.

Donated prize

Each November, planning begins for the following year’s Business After Hours.  Several are held throughout the year offering extraordinary networking opportunities for people working in the Oconomowoc area. With usual attendance of 40 – 75 guests, these events also provide marketing value and publicity for the hosting business or organization.  These events are so popular, a lottery drawing is done to pick the hosts.  Watch the eBlast in early November for your chance to enter the lottery.

Host provides appetizers and refreshments

Another popular networking event, Women in Business Over Coffee is held the first Friday of every month for professional women to connect and form new business relationships, share information and learn about the business or organization that is hosting the event.  The usual attendance is 20 – 25 guests.

Host provides light breakfast snack and coffee/juice