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Sponsorship Opportunities

Enhance your GBA investment and extend your marketing outreach through sponsorship.

Our sponsors and partners gain access and visibility that showcase their company message to community leaders throughout Gaston County. Explore our sponsorship packages or collaborate with us to develop a custom package tailored to your strategic goals.

Annual Celebration

The Annual Celebration is a time for members to look back at the success of the past year and ahead to the upcoming year. A spotlight is put on those individuals and companies that have made an impact on the community with the Athena Award, Ambassador Award, Duke Energy Citizenship and Service Award and the Chairman's Award for Excellence

December 2021

Attendance Goal: 250

Individual Ticket- $85

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 1
Sponsor: $12,000

  • 2 tables of eight in premier location
  • Company name on front of program and invitation
  • Recognition in all Chamber publications and website
  • Company name on appropriate signage at event
  • Recognition on Conference Center’s marquis
  • Opportunity for company representative to welcome guests
  • First right of refusal for 2022
Diamond Sponsor
Gold Sponsor
Chairman's Award Sponsor
Table Sponsor
Ambassador Award Sponsor
Athena Award Sponsor
Duke Citizenship Award Sponsor
Program Sponsor

Annual Golf Tournament

The Annual Golf Tournament is one of the best of its kind in the region. A a great outing for people to enjoy a beautiful 9 of holes of golf in the day, dinner and a unique experience course with 9 holes of glow golf at night. Our golf outing is also a way for businesses to advertise and network among business leaders in our community.

October 2021

Attendance Goal: 100

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 1
Sponsor: $3,500

  • Team of 4 in the tournament
  • Mulligan packages for 4 players
  • Company name on front of program and invitation
  • Recognition in all Chamber publications and website
  • Logo on gift for each player
  • Company name on appropriate signage at event
  • Opportunity to set-up promotional display at event
  • Opportunity for company representative to welcome guests
  • Opportunity to include company promotional item in goodie bags
  • First right of refusal for 2022
Eagle Sponsor
Practice Tee Sponsor
Practice Green Sponsor
Drink Cart Sponsor
Contest Sponsor
Tee Sponsor
Green Sponsor
Gift Sponsor
After Hours Presenting Sponsor

Safety Award Banquet

The North Carolina Department of Labor Safety Awards for Gaston County recognizes corporations and local governments for their commitment to safety in the workplace.

August 2021

Attendance Goal: 250

Individual Ticket: $40

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 1
Secured: $1500

  • 1 table of eight in premier location
  • Company name on front of program and invitation
  • Recognition in all Chamber publications and website
  • Company name on appropriate signage at event
  • Opportunity for company representative to welcome guests
  • First right of refusal for 2022
Program Sponsor
Table Sponsor
Display Table

Salute to Business & Manufacturing

The Salute to Business and Manufacturing Awards Gala is an exclusive, black-tie event that recognizes an individual or business that has made a lifetime impact on the Gaston County economy and its citizens.

June 2021

Attendance Goal: 250

Individual Ticket: $200

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 1
Secured Cost: $7000

  • 1 table of eight in premier location
  • Company name on front of program and invitation
  • Recognition in all Chamber publications and website
  • Company name on appropriate signage at event
  • Opportunity for company representative to welcome guests
  • First right of refusal for 2022
Reception Sponsor
Program Sponsor
Spirit of the Economy Award
Spirit of the Carolinas Award
Centerpiece Sponsor
Valet Sponsor
Entertainment Sponsor
Gift Sponsor
Table Sponsor

Economic Forecast

Get a jump start on trend projections for the 2021 economy. The program features a recognized economist. This is a “must-attend” event for your business and key employees.

November 11, 2021

Attendance Goal: 200

Individual Ticket: $40

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 1
Secured Cost: $2,500

  • 1 table of eight in premier location
  • Company name on front of program and invitation
  • Recognition in all Chamber publications and website
  • Company name on appropriate signage at event
  • Opportunity for company representative to welcome guests
  • First right of refusal for 2022
Economist Sponsor
Program Sponsor
Table Sponsor

Professional Women's Association

The Professional Women’s Association meets four times a year for an engaging program and lunch. The mission is to support and encourage women to reach their fullest potential by providing opportunities for networking, sharing, and educating.

February | June | September | December

2nd Thursday: Quarterly

Projected Attendance: 125-150

Individual Ticket:
Member $25
Non-Member $35

Presenting Sponsor

Number Available: 1
Sponsor: $1,200

  • 8 tickets to every program
  • Program bears the name of the sponsor
  • Recognition on all Chamber publications and website
  • Company logo displayed on all materials and at all events
  • Opportunity for CEO or company representative to speak at all PWA events
  • First right of refusal for 2022
Spotlight Sponsor
Program Sponsor
Speaker Sponsor
Lunch Sponsor
Table Sponsor

Women Who Rock

The Gaston Business Association partners with the Gaston County Economic Development Commission to present the Women Who Rock luncheon, recognizing working women throughout Gaston County. The women will be recognized for accomplishments like celebrating a milestone anniversary or exceeding in a position that a man typically would have held.

October 6, 2021

Projected Attendance: 250

Individual Ticket:
Member $40

Presenting Sponsor

Number Available: 1
Secured: $2,500

  • 1 Table of 8 in premier location
  • Program bears the name of the sponsor
  • Recognition on all Chamber publications and website
  • Company logo displayed on all materials and at all events
  • Opportunity for CEO or company representative to Welcome guests
  • First right of refusal for 2022
Program Sponsor
Supporting Sponsor
Lunch Sponsor
Table Sponsor

Good Morning Gaston

Good Morning Gaston is a bi- monthly meeting where members are invited to enjoy a delicious breakfast, time networking and hear a variety of guest speakers. We offer the opportunity to learn about hot topics within the County, the Region and the Business community.

January 28 | March 25 | May 27 | July 22 | September 23 | November 18

4th Thursday every other month

Projected Attendance: 75-100

Individual Ticket:
Member $20
Non-Member $30

Presenting Sponsor

Number Available: 1
Secured: $3,500

  • 4 tickets to each breakfast
  • Program bears the name of the sponsor
  • Recognition on all Chamber publications and website
  • Company logo displayed on all materials and at all events
  • Opportunity for CEO or company representative to Welcome guests
  • First right of refusal for 2022
Breakfast Sponsor
Program Sponsor

Business After Hours

Business After Hours is a casual, friendly and free networking event that features great food and drink and display the incredible variety and quality of our Member’s businesses. All Members are invited to connect with other Members, develop new leads and contacts, and just have fun.

February 21 | March 18 | May 20 | July 15 | September 16 | November 19

3rd Thursday of month

Projected Attendance: 50-75

Business Host

Number Available: 6

  • Sponsor will cover food and drink cost.
  • Recognition in all Chamber publications and website
  • Company representative will welcome guests in attendance
  • Signage and promotional material at the event

Let's Do Lunch

All Chamber members are invited to participate in Let's Do Lunch. An opportunity to bring chamber members together in an informal setting to network and develop relationships while supporting a local business. Location will change each month. Dutch Treat

February 23 | April 27 | June 29 | August 31 | October 26 | December 29

4th Tuesday of month

Projected Attendance: 25

First Friday Focus

Start your Friday off with a focus and discussion on public policy. Receive updates from the local, state and regional levels.

February 5 | May 6 | August 6 | November 5

First Friday of Every Quarter

Projected Attendance: 60

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 1
Secured: $1500

  • 1 table of eight in premier location
  • Company name on front of program and invitation
  • Recognition in all Chamber publications and website
  • Company name on appropriate signage at event
  • Opportunity for company representative to welcome guests
  • First right of refusal for 2022

Candidate Forum

An opportunity to showcase your business.

October 2021

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 1
Sponsor: $1000

  • Signage and promotional materials at forum
  • Company representative has opportunity to welcome guests
  • Recognition on all event promotion in title of event
  • Opportunity to interact with Candidates
Program Sponsor

Teacher Appreciation

An opportunity to give back to our educators while educating them on what Gaston County has to offer. The program targets brand new teachers or teachers that are new to the area.

August 2021

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 1
Sponsor: $1000

  • Signage and promotional materials at the breakfast
  • Company representative has opportunity to welcome guests
  • Recognition on all event promotion in title of event
  • Opportunity to interact with all teachers in attendance
Program Sponsor
Breakfast Sponsor

Leadership Gaston

Leadership Gaston is a leadership development program designed to identify and select highly motivated leaders and potential leaders of our community. The program will teach the participants to examine and respond to the needs of the community and the dynamics of social and economic change.

5 Wednesdays March 2021

Projected Attendance: 30 community and business leaders

Presenting Sponsor

Number Available: 1
Secured Cost: $2500

  • Program bears the name of the sponsor
  • Recognition on all Chamber publications and website
  • Company logo displayed on all materials and at all events
  • One complimentary participant in the Leadership program
  • Opportunity for CEO or company representative to welcome participates at orientation and class graduation
  • First right of refusal for 2022
Graduation Sponsor
Lunch Sponsor

GBA Mount Holly 

Mount Holly Morning

GBA Mount Holly, a division of the Gaston Business Association, sponsors breakfast, networking and a diverse array of programs focused on issues critical to the Mount Holly business community.

Mount Holly Mornings are a great chance to learn more about the opportunities and excitement in Mount Holly.

February 12 | April 9 | June 11 | August 13 | October 8 | December 10

2nd Friday every other month

Projected Attendance: 40

Individual Ticket:
Member $15
Non-Member $20

Presenting Sponsor

Number Available: 1
Secured Cost: $3,000

  • 4 tickets to each breakfast
  • Program bears the name of the sponsor
  • Recognition on all Chamber publications and website
  • Company logo displayed on all materials and at all events
  • Opportunity for CEO or company representative to speak during the program
  • First right of refusal for 2022
Program Sponsor
Breakfast Sponsor

Mount Holly Community Dinner

The Mount Holly community Dinner & Awards serves as a tribute to the local businesses, citizens and volunteers. Awards presented are the Volunteer of the Year, Historical Person of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year and 2020 Man and Woman of the Year.

April 2021

Projected Attendance: 200

Individual Ticket:
Member $10

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 1
Secured: $1,000

  • 1 table of eight in premier location
  • Company name on front of program and invitation
  • Recognition in all Chamber publications and website
  • Company name on appropriate signage at event
  • Opportunity for company representative to welcome guests
  • First right of refusal for 2022
Supporting Sponsor
Program Sponsor
Business of the Year Sponsor Entrepreneur of the Year Sponsor
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