The following special events provide various sponsorship opportunities.
Sponsoring an After Hours Mixer is a great way to promote your business. Held on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30- 7:30 p.m., they afford an opportunity for you to have fellow Chamber members and guests visit your place of business, and for you to serve as official host and be able to extend a special welcoming greeting as well as impart information about your company's goods and services. You also benefit from advertising for the event, plus post event recognitoin in our Burbank Business Journal newsletter.
There is no fee involved, but in hosting a Mixer you will be expected to provide food, alcoholic beverages, and soft drinks. A temporary liquor license is required, and our Chamber staff can assist in obtaining one.
Please note that our After Hour Mixers take place on the third Thursday in November and December.
Business Connection Luncheons
Held the second Thursday of each month from 12 Noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Castaway restaurant, there are several sponsorship opportunities.
For a fee of $225 you are allowed to sit at the head table, give a 5 minute profile about your business, and place promotional materials at each individual place setting. You will also receive publicity on the event flyer.
Tabletop Exhibiting Opportunities
Members are also afforded the opporunity to do specials displays of their items for a fee of $25. This is limited to three displays at each luncheon.
Additional Displaying Opportunities
We also make available to members the opporunity to display combined materials free of charge on one large table. This is subject to space available
Annual Gala Dinner
This premiere event affords members numerous ways to promote themselves.
There are three levels of sponsorship packages associated with this event. Each allows for a cetain number of seats, promonent advertising, and special recognition at the event.
Another way to promote your business for this event is to run an ad in the official program.
State of the Schools Luncheon
Co-sponsored by our Chamber and the Burbank Business Partners, this annual event is held in May and allows our Superitnendent of Schools, Dr. Greg Bowman, the opportunity to update attendees on developments within our Burbank Unified School District. Sponsorships are offered at varying levels.
The purpose of the Burbank Business Partners is to have Burbank businesses offer support and assistance to our local schools. Specific goals include encouraging local businesses to offer paid summer internships to Burbank and Burroughs high schools students, assist the Burbank High Academy of Finance and Burroughs High Business Academy by providing monthly business speakers, and to promote having Burbanbk businesses hire new employees locally from within ourBurbank community.
Annual Golf Classic
Held annually in September at our own DeBell Golf Course, this event allows members to network and improve relationships with one another. Sponsorship levels are available, as well as the opportunity to provide auction items and to have local restaurants provide food for participants.
State of the City Luncheon
This special annual event held in October is sponsored exclusively by our Chamber, allowing our Mayor each year the opportunity to give an address away from the usual City Council forum. Based on the President's annual State of the Union address, and the Governor's annual State of the State address, each Mayor can talk about their goals and what progress is being made, and to single out for special recognition the contributions of the business community.