Sponsorship Opportunities

Investing in your brand through the Chamber benefits you!
Your Chamber membership already benefits your business. Now let us show you how investing in a Chamber sponsorship benefits your company’s brand.

Your Chamber membership is important to your customers, as well. A national study conducted by The Schapiro Group, an Atlanta-based market research firm, found when business decision-makers believe that a business is a chamber member, they are

  • 37 percent more likely to think favorably of the business,
  • 58 percent more likely to think positively of its local reputation and
  • 59 percent more likely to buy goods and services from it.

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce has a sponsorship for you, and, if not listed below, we’ll work with you to custom create one to reach your target audience. Sponsorships for 2017 are going fast! Put your name on a valued Chamber event or program today. Contact Margaret Lindsey, Membership Sales Director, at 512.393.5910.

Promotional Sponsorship Opportunities

Newcomer Packet Sponsorships – $1,000 annually

The San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce receives approximately 100 requests a month for Newcomer/Relocation Packets. Newcomer Packet Sponsors easily access this steady stream of new customers by distributing promotional materials or a personal note from your company in each newcomer packet. The program is limited to 20 paid sponsors. Sponsors will get “right of first refusal” in successive years.

“The Guide to Everything San Marcos” — Official Chamber Magazine & Membership Directory

The Official Chamber Magazine and Directory is produced annually and distributed free of charge to newcomers and businesses locating in San Marcos as well as to local businesses and individuals. The publication is a full color, glossy production that offers members a reasonably priced color advertising opportunity in a publication that is viewed by thousands of people every year.

Official San Marcos/Hays County Map

The Official City of San Marcos & Hays County Maps are produced every year and distributed free of charge to newcomers and businesses locating in San Marcos as well as to local individuals requesting a map. The San Marcos Tourist Information Center is also stocked with maps year-round. Reasonably priced color advertising on a community map that is received by thousands every year.

Door Prizes & In-kind Donations

Can you imagine having your company name called out at every Chamber event…even if you can’t make it? Throughout the year, the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce presents numerous events and programs with opportunities to promote your business or organization by giving away Door Prizes, Auction Items and In-Kind Donations with YOUR name on them. Contact the Chamber for more information and to become a regular prize donor!

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Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Get more for your investment. Sponsorship with the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce is an excellent way to economically market & promote your business or organization. Each sponsorship provides unique ways to promote your business or organization before and during the event. For more information on the Chamber’s events, please visit the Events page.

Business After-Hours Mixers

$400 sponsorship fee; (event dates are typically the fourth Thursday of the month from 5:30-7pm and are available on a first come, first served basis.)

Join the fun by hosting a Business After-Hours Mixer! You’ll benefit from multiple promotions sent out in advance of the date with either your logo or company name, as well as links to your website, you’ll get additional promotional value for the sponsorship investment. It’s a great way to bring customers to YOUR business!

Membership Luncheons and Eggs & Issues Breakfasts

$625 sponsorship fee – same as last year – (event dates are typically the second Thursday of the month and sponsorships are available on a first come, first served basis.)

S.O.A.R. San Marcos Education Fair – Presenting Sponsorship, $5,000

The San Marcos Education Fair brings information and educational resources to families in San Marcos and shares the message that educational attainment is the key to financial success. Only one sponsorship opportunity available!

Chamber Luau – Sponsorships from $250 – $750

Put on your Hawaiian shirt and make plans to attend the Chamber Luau. Great music, festive foods and your favorite beverages. Sponsors have an opportunity to promote their businesses with tabletop displays and giveaways. Don’t miss this chance for the best networking event to kick off the Summer of 2017!

Legislative Update Luncheon – Underwriters from $1,000; Corporate table sponsors $400

Annual Legislative Update presented by the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce…this year is a crucial election year; your value for the investment increases.

32nd Annual Business Expo – Sponsorships range from $750 – $10,000

The San Marcos Business Expo is the key to bringing together professionals & business opportunities with a focus on finding solutions to your business challenges. Nowhere else in this region will you find, in one place, such business diversity, leadership & enthusiasm for building business relationships.

Shining Stars Under 40 Recognition Breakfast – Underwriters from $1,000; Corporate table sponsors $250

Here’s your opportunity to sponsor this exceptional recognition program for San Marcos professionals under the age of 40 who are making important contributions to the growth and success of our community. Branding with the San Marcos Shining Stars Under 40 Recognition Breakfast is a great way to increase your company’s visibility in the community!

115th Annual Awards Gala – Sponsorships range from $750 – $2,500

The Annual Fall Awards Gala showcases the Chamber and its volunteers while recognizing businesses that strive to set a positive example for other businesses. Program recognition and event signage, Monday Morning Memo weekly recognition. 400+ attendees!