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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 and the Duke Energy Citizenship & Service Award.

December 2, 2022

Attendance Goal: 200

Individual Ticket- $90

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 0
Sponsor: $12,000

  • 2 tables of eight in premier location
  • Company name on front of program and invitation
  • Recognition in all GBA publications and website
  • Company name on appropriate signage at event
  • Recognition on Conference Center’s marquis
  • Opportunity for company representative to welcome guests
Signature Sponsor
Supporting Sponsor
Award Sponsor
Table 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 20, 2022

Attendance Goal: 100

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 1
Sponsor: $5,000

  • 2 Teams of 4 in the tournament
  • Promotional display and 2 hole recognition
  • Provide welcome, promotional item
  • Level IV Recognition
Signature Sponsor
Team Sponsor
Supporting 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.

June 16, 2022

Attendance Goal: 250

Individual Ticket: $40

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 0
Secured: $3,000

  • 1 table of eight in premier location
  • Company name on front of program and invitation
  • Recognition in all relevant publications and website
  • Company name on appropriate signage at event
  • Opportunity for company representative to welcome guests
  • Level IV Recognition in all materials
Signature Sponsor
Supporting Sponsor
Table Sponsor

Salute to Business

The Salute to Business 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.

September 8, 2022

Attendance Goal: 250

Individual Ticket: $200

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 0
Secured Cost: $7,000

  • 1 table of eight in premier location
  • Level IV Recognition in all materials
  • Provide welcome
Signature Sponsor
Table Sponsor
Supporting Sponsor
Spirit of the Carolinas Award
Spirit of the Economy Award
Valet Sponsor

Economic Forum

Get a jump start on trend projections for the 2023 economy. The program features a recognized economist. This is a “must-attend” event for your business and key employees.

November 10, 2022

Attendance Goal: 200

Individual Ticket: $40

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 0
Secured Cost: $5,000

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

Professional Women's Association

The PWA's mission is to support and encourage women to reach their fullest potential by providing opportunities for networking, sharing, and educating. The PWA holds quarterly luncheons and hosts W2W, a small group gathering featuring a prominent woman leader sharing her career story.

Projected Attendance: 125-150

Individual Ticket:
Member $25
Non-Member $35

Presenting Sponsor

Number Available: 0
Secured Cost: $5,000

  • 1 table of 8 to each program
  • Provide Welcome
  • Recognition in all relevant materials
Series Sponsor
Program Sponsor
Meal 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 5, 2022

Projected Attendance: 250

Individual Ticket:
Member $40

Presenting Sponsor

Number Available: 1
Secured: $3,000

  • 1 Table of 8 in premier location
  • Opportunity for CEO or company representative to Welcome guests
  • Level IV Recognition in all materials
Signature Sponsor
Supporting Sponsor
Table Sponsor

GBA Breakfast Series

Gaston Business Association puts on a monthly breakfast event, in which speakers focus on a variety of community needs and resources. GBA Connect will focus on business resources and providing practical and meaningful resources to address business challenges and opportunities. GBA Commit will have an emphasis on business advocacy and public policy issues affecting Gaston County. GBA Collaborate is all about economic development and covers existing and proposed projects and their impact.

   February 24 | March 24 | April 28 | May 26 | June 23 | July 23 | August 25 | September 22 | October 27 | November 18 | December 8

Projected Attendance: 75-100

Individual Ticket:
Member $20
Non-Member $30

Presenting Sponsor

Number Available: 1
Secured: $25,000

  • 1 table for eight at each breakfast
  • Program bears the name of the sponsor
  • Recognition on all relevant publications and website
  • Company logo displayed on all materials and at all events
  • Opportunity for CEO or company representative to Welcome guests
Series Sponsor
Program Sponsor
Breakfast Sponsor

Candidate Forum

An opportunity to showcase your business.

 April 2022

 October 2022

Presenting Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor Number Available: 0
Sponsor: $2,500

  • 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

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.

March 2022

Projected Attendance: 30 community and business leaders

Presenting Sponsor

Number Available: 0
Secured Cost: $2500

  • Program bears the name of the sponsor
  • Recognition on all relevant 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
Graduation Sponsor
Lunch Sponsor
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