2018 MESBA Sponsorships: Grow your business through MESBA

• Click here for Kickstart sponsor details

• Click here for Good Morning Monona sponsor details

• Click here for EXPOtential sponsor details

• Click here for Kayak Outing sponsor details

• Click here for Craft Beer, Cheese & Chocolate Pairing sponsor details

• Click here for the Tasting for a Cause Gala sponsor details

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities with the Monona East Side Business Alliance

Have you been wondering why your competitor is experiencing significant growth while your numbers have plateaued? It could be because they are a member of the Monona East Side Business Alliance! The Monona East Side Business Alliance (MESBA) is a dynamic thriving organization that is unofficially the fastest growing chamber of commerce in the state of Wisconsin. In 2015, MESBA welcomed 64 new members, in 2017 MESBA brought in 85 new members and so far in 2017, 64 new members have signed on.

With over 60 fresh programming and networking events each year, MESBA members are experiencing growth like never before. The majority of our members see excellent click rates (driving visits to their websites through our business directory), are provided with a variety of tools to help market their businesses and are part of an alliance where members truly understand how supporting fellow members works and the benefits of buying locally.

MESBA is dedicated to providing low cost advertising and sponsorship options for our members to help them maximize their marketing dollars. Some examples include the Guide to the Monona Area, the Monona Lake Loop Map, and MESBA’s website which averages 8,500 visits each month.

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Join by January 1, 2018 to be included in the Guide to the Monona Area!

MESBA MARKETING SPONSORSHIPS

The Monona East Side Business Alliance website is proving to be an extremely valuable tool for members when promoting their businesses. The site is experiencing higher than ever volume in visits—averaging around 7,800 page views each month. Below are some ways members can utilize the website to your full advantage.

Advertising with a respected business association can help reinforce the reputation you’ve worked so hard to achieve. MESBA offers numerous discounted advertising options for member businesses to grow their business and increase their brand awareness. Think of us first when you’re wondering how to promote your event, spread the word about a promotion or gain new customers. We can be your marketing agency—save you money and time with the convenience of working with an organization you know and trust. Below are some options that are available to members.

2018 GUIDE TO THE MONONA AREA – ad commitment deadline of January 15, 2018; ad materials due February 15

• the premier in-print marketing piece for the Monona East Side community produced annually

• 15,000 copies distributed (9,200 direct mailed by courier routes) and statewide through the Dept. of Tourism, Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau, and relocation packets; also available online for unlimited reach

• numerous display ad options and pricing available for every budget

• available in-print and online at MononaEastSide.com

• if you’re not a member and would like to be included in the Guide, the deadline for joining is January 1, 2018.

MONONA MINUTE / MONONA MINI (alternating weekly)

• e-news delivered to 3,500+ addresses once per week

• $50 per issue or $125 for three issues throughout the year. You pick the run dates and provide us with a link. Design can be provided at a minimal additional cost.

• ad size is 600 px wide x 125 px high

TESTIMONIAL: After running a Monona Minute ad, I received a few calls and even booked one client immediately. The value for the dollar is great and I feel the Monona Minute itself is high quality—so the overall image and message is one I want my business to be associated with! – Kelly Slack, Slack Attack Communications

MONONAEASTSIDE.COM WEB ADS

• premium Leaderboard Ad (728px x 90px) – $150/month or $400/3 months – AD PRESENT ON ALL PAGES

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• right Sidebar Ad (300px x 250px) – $120/month or $325/3 months – AD PRESENT ON ALL PAGES

Ads should be submitted to us with a link. If you need assistance designing your ad, we can provide the design at a minimal extra charge.

MONONA LAKE LOOP MAP

• nnual map of the Monona Lake Loop area featuring display ads

• in-print and online version on our website

• various advertising rates available

RECURRING EVENT SPONSORSHIPS

BA5 Logo-MESBABUSINESS AFTER 5 – BA5 is our fun social networking event that occurs from 5-7pm throughout the year. This event highlights member businesses that host the BA5. BA5 offers an opportunity to create new business relationships by networking in a relaxed setting that offers delicious appetizers, door prizes and refreshments. Hosting a BA5 costs $150 for the hosting business and providing food and beverage for attendees. This event is free and open to all and averages 80 people in attendance. If you’d like more information, connect with us and we’ll send you the hosting policy with all the details. BA5’s at member businesses are currently being booked for 2018. 

Ultimate Chamber Mixer – The Ultimate Chamber Mixer is a special Business After 5 event that joins, at minimum, six other chambers of commerce or business associations in an outdoor networking mixer at The East Side Club. In 2017, 200+ people attended this fun and unique event on the shore of Lake Monona. This event is also renowned due to the amount of prizes given away. In 2017, over $1,000 in door prizes were doled out! The cost to sponsor is $350 and five sponsorships are available.

Both sponsorships include numerous social media mentions, emcee mentions, publicity in local magazines, weekly newsletter promotion for a minimum of six weeks (15,000 impressions) and your logo displayed and linked to your website.  

EEDGER logoDGER is our Economic Development, Government and Education Roundtable. Here you’ll find some of the top level public sector leaders like Senator Mark Miller, State Representative Jimmy Anderson, Monona Mayor Mary O’Connor, Dane County Board of Supervisors member Robin Schmidt, Monona Grove School District Superintendent Dan Olson and Monona East Side Business Alliance Executive Director Kristie Schilling at one table discussing the latest developments on a local, county and regional level. Business leaders from the private sector are always welcome to join us for this lively discussion. The event is held on the second Wednesday each quarter at 7:30-9am at the Monona Community Center, 1011 Nichols Road, Monona, WI 53716. This event is free and all MESBA members are welcome. Annual sponsorship opportunities are available for $800/year.

GMMLogoWithTagline-colorGOOD MORNING MONONA – GMM is our quarterly breakfast series featuring a variety of top notch speakers and topics. It’s a fast paced morning event that will get your day off to a great start! The event is held on Wednesday mornings at 7:30-9am each quarter at a variety of locations throughout the Monona East Side community. Be sure to check our event calendar for the location. Attendance averages 60 people at each event. A continental breakfast is served and networking opportunities are plentiful. The emcee is Walter Jankowski of Reinvention LLC. Annual sponsorship opportunities are available for $725/year. Sponsors receive excellent marketing exposure and an excellent opportunity to promote your business as an organization that is providing a valuable program for our members. This event is free and open to all members and guests.

PowerLunch-Diversity&BizPOWER LUNCHES – Our quarterly Power Lunches are held at various member establishments in the area. They often focus on diversity and business or professional development opportunities and are held on a variety of days from 11:15-12:30pm. They feature a high level speaker, lunch, beverage and a dessert in addition to some excellent networking opportunities. This event varies in price from $12-25 and registration is required. To date, every one of these events has sold out in advance so don’t delay if you want to join us. Register when you see the announcement released in the Monona Minute! Sponsorships for each event are available for $350/luncheon.

ANNUAL EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The Monona East Side Business Alliance (MESBA) offers four annual events to promote networking and provide economic development opportunities for members. These include Kickstart—our annual new member orientation held early in the year; EXPOtential—our annual business expo held in April; the Craft Beer, Cheese & Chocolate Pairing held every September; and the Tasting for a Cause Gala held in early December.

Kickstart-MESBAKICKSTART – Two sponsorships available at $450 each. Kickstart is our new member orientation. This program helps new members get connected and educates members on how to maximize their member investment with the Monona East Side Business Alliance. Various stations are designed to inform attendees on Alliance programs, events and committees. This event is an invite only event for new members. Approximately 85 people are invited to each Kickstart. Sponsors of this event pay $375 and serve as the co-host of the event welcoming the new members to our organization.

SWAG bag sponsorship are also available. 80-100 pieces are required and SWAG should be something unique and useful (i.e. not printed fliers or pens). Donations must be provided to the MESBA office one week in advance of the event. This event is held at Treysta on the Water and runs from 2-3:30pm and will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. 

 

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Thursday, April 26, 4pm–7pm • Harley-Davidson of Madison

EXPOtential has proven to be a leading business expo event in the area. Feedback from the event is always overwhelmingly positive from both attendees and exhibitors alike due to the fun, laid back east side vibe. Exhibitor space is limited to 35 so don’t delay if you’d like to participate! We hope you’ll be a part of it! Numerous sponsorship opportunities exist.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

PRESENTING SPONSOR ($950 – 2 AVAILABLE)

• One 6′ exhibitor’s table in a premier location
• Prestigious and exclusive “Presented by” status
• Prominent logo placement on all expo promotional materials
• Emcee recognition at event
• Signage with your logo at event
• Logo printed on attendee passports
• Recognition in the Monona Minute for six weeks leading up to event (15,000 impressions)

PATRON SPONSOR ($725 -2 AVAILABLE)

• One 6′ exhibitor’s table in a premier location
• Logo placement on all expo promotional materials
• Emcee recognition at event
• Logo printed on attendee passports
• Signage with your logo at event
• Recognition in the Monona Minute for six weeks leading up to event (15,000 impressions)

APPETIZER SPONSOR ($500) 

• One 6′ exhibitor’s table placed near the appetizer serving area
• Logo placement on select expo promotional materials
• Emcee recognition at event
• Signage with your logo at event
• Recognition in the Monona Minute for six weeks leading up to event (15,000 impressions)

WINE SPONSOR ($500) 

• One exhibitor’s table placed near the wine serving area
• Logo placement on select expo promotional materials
• Name recognition at event
• Signage with your logo at event
• Recognition in the Monona Minute for six weeks leading up to event (15,000 impressions)

BEER SPONSOR ($500) 

• One exhibitor’s table near the beer serving area
• Logo placement on select expo promotional materials
• Emcee recognition at event
• Signage with your logo at event
• Recognition in the Monona Minute for six weeks leading up to event (15,000 impressions)

TV GIVEAWAY SPONSOR ($400)

• One exhibitor’s table in a premier location
• Logo placement on select expo promotional materials
• Name recognition at event
• Recognition in the Monona Minute for six weeks leading up to event (15,000 impressions)

ENTERTAINMENT SPONSOR ($325) 

• One 6′ exhibitor’s table in a premier location
• Placement on select expo promotional materials
• Name recognition at event
• Recognition in the Monona Minute for six weeks leading up to event (15,000 impressions)

EXHIBITOR ($110) – 33 available (these sell out quickly so don’t delay! Contact us to reserve your table.) 

• One exhibitor’s table with linen tablecloth
• Name recognition on all marketing materials pre-event and on the Exhibitors Passport

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2:00-7:30pm • Rutabaga Paddlesports/Waypoint Public House

Looking for an alternative to the golf outings? Try MESBA’s Kayak Outing! MESBA launched its first kayak outing in 2017. The event was a smashing success as it was viewed as an experience by attendees, not just as an event. Enjoying a day on the water is a great team building activity, networking opportunity and helps calm and relax your mind. Like a golf outing, this event will allow our members to network with executive level business professionals while enjoying the great outdoors while serving as a fundraiser for the Alliance. Expect to kayak approximately for two hours at a slow to moderate pace. All kayaking equipment is provided. Fleets will depart at 30 minutes intervals. Following the outing, we will gather at Waypoint Public House for an after party where food and beverages will be provided.

The Monona East Side Business Alliance’s kayak outing will start at Rutabaga Paddlesports and will head up the Yahara River. Kayakers convene at a beach to enjoy the Relaxation Station (beach chairs, cocktails, snacks). This is a great paddling option for beginner paddlers, although kayakers of all levels are welcome. No experience is needed and the only thing that will get wet is your feet!

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

KAYAK SPONSOR – $500 (one available)

• Prominent logo placement on all web and print materials with hyperlinks in all online locations
• Emcee recognition at event
• Signage with your logo at event

VENUE SPONSOR – $400 (two available)

• Prominent logo placement on all web and print materials with hyperlinks in all online locations
• Emcee recognition at event
• Signage with your logo at event

AFTER PARTY FOOD SPONSOR – $500 (two available)

• Prominent logo placement on all web and print materials with hyperlinks in all online locations
• Emcee recognition at event
• Signage with your logo at event

AFTER PARTY BEVERAGE SPONSOR – $400 (two available)

• Prominent logo placement on all web and print materials with hyperlinks in all online locations
• Emcee recognition at event
• Signage with your logo at event

RELAXATION STATION SPONSOR – $400 (one available)

• Prominent logo placement on all web and print materials with hyperlinks in all online locations
• Exclusive host of the station and welcoming kayakers as they arrive
• Emcee recognition at event
• Signage with your logo at event

 

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Thursday, September 20, 5pm–8pm • The East Side Club

MESBA offers over 60 exciting networking events each year but this one is arguably the highlight of our programming. 12 sponsored pairing stations are setup around the room featuring a local craft beer, a Wisconsin artisan cheese and a locally handcrafted chocolate. This event is a structured networking event in disguise because businesses sponsor a pairing station and have two representatives from their company serving (and building a relationship) with every attendee at the event. More than 170 attend this event.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

PRESENTING SPONSOR: $825 – two available

• Exclusive “Presented By” status
• Name/logo/hyperlink included in all online and print marketing
• One serving table for two company representatives to serve and connect with every attendee
• Your logo displayed prominently on event signage as ‘Presenting Sponsor’
• Your business associated with an exciting networking event featuring all Wisconsin-crafted products
• Premium name recognition and logo display in the following event collateral and communications:
• Printed event fliers and literature
• Stand-alone event promotional emails and weekly event emails
• Alliance website event page
• Event specific social media mentions
• Take home pairing menu
• Premium name recognition, logo display during event and emcee recognition
• Ten complimentary tickets ($350 value)

PATRON SPONSOR: $700 – two available

• One serving table for two company representatives to serve and connect with every attendee
• Name recognition and logo display in the following event collateral and communications:
• Printed event fliers and literature
• Alliance website event page
• Stand-alone event promotional emails and weekly event emails
• Six complimentary tickets ($210 value)

TASTING GLASS SPONSOR: one available

• Premium name recognition, logo display during event and emcee recognition
• Six complimentary tickets ($210 value)
• Your logo screen printed in black on the souvenir tasting glass

PAIRING STATION SPONSOR: $325 – 10 available
• One serving table for two company representatives to serve and connect with every attendee
• Name recognition and logo display on website events page and weekly event emails
• Recognition on event signage
• Two free tickets to distribute as you wish ($70 value)

For more information on these sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amber Iverson at (608) 222-8565 or send us an email

 

Thursday, December 6, 5pm–8pm at JBC Coffee Roasters

The annual gala features tasting stations from MESBA member restaurants, entertainment, a silent auction, a wine pull, free wine & beer, and a recap of the Monona East Side Business Alliance’s year. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to MESBA’s food pantry members. Bring a non-perishable food item to be entered in a special prize drawing! Cost is $40/person in advance or $50 at the door. Group pricing is available so this event can serve as your holiday employee party.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

BENEFACTORS: $850 – two available

• Premium logo placement in all online and print marketing

• Premium name recognition, emcee recognition & logo display on all event communications—invitations,

   program, weekly event emails, Alliance website page and event specific social media mentions

• Logo linked to your website on the Alliance’s website and in all online promotions

• Signage at the event

• Six complimentary tickets, a value of $240

PROMISE SPONSOR: $750 – one available

• Name/logo included in all online and print marketing

• Logo printed on souvenir glassware at the event

• Two complimentary tickets to the event, a value of $80

HOPE SPONSORS: $500 – two available

• Name/logo included in all online and print marketing

• Premium name recognition, emcee recognition & logo display on all event communications—invitations,

   program, weekly event emails, Alliance website page and event specific social media mentions

• Logo linked to your website on the Alliance’s website

• Signage at the event

• Six complimentary tickets, a value of $240

HUNGER HERO: $425 – two available

• Name/logo included in all online and print marketing

• Premium name recognition, emcee recognition & logo display on all event communications—invitations,

   program, weekly event emails, Alliance website page and event specific social media mentions

• Logo linked to your website on the Alliance’s website

• Signage at the event

• Four complimentary tickets, a value of $160

BELIEF SPONSOR: $400 – two available

• Name/logo included in all online and print marketing

• Premium name recognition, emcee recognition & logo display on all event communications—invitations,

   program, weekly event emails, Alliance website page and event specific social media mentions

• Logo linked to your website on the Alliance’s website

• Two complimentary tickets, a value of $80

SILENT AUCTION DONORS*

• Silent auction donors are featured on the event page with name, link to their website and donation description

• Event specific social media mentions

• Please include the value of your donation

WINE PULL DONORS*

• Donate a bottle of wine (or more!) valued from $20-100. Please indicate the value.

• Event specific social media mentions