It is our pleasure to offer your organization the opportunity to become a valuable sponsor of the 16th Annual Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo (MBE) presented by Fifth Third Bank.  As a sponsor you will help bring quality programming, business collaboration, and educational forums to hundreds of entrepreneurs. Prominent speakers, along with information-packed workshops, will again fill this year’s agenda. It’s an exciting time for the Minority Business Expo as we continue to grow and remain responsive to business needs in Kentucky.

The 16th Annual Minority Business Expo will be held August 3, 2018 at the Lexington Convention Center in downtown Lexington. Our sponsors are an integral part of the success of the Expo and we appreciate and encourage your involvement. We need you to help us continue to pave the way as we are “Taking Businesses Into the Future!”

Enclosed is information on sponsorship opportunities available to you. You may also reserve your sponsorship online by visiting our website www.LexingtonMBE.com. If you have questions regarding sponsorships, please contact Janet Beard at (859) 455-5256 or by email at janet.beard@53.com.

Thank you for your consideration and support of one of Kentucky’s premier business events. We look forward to seeing you on August 3rd!

Sincerely,
Sherita Miller
2018 Minority Business Expo, Chair

Mike Runyon
2018 Minority Business Expo, Co-Chair

 

Sponsorship Levels
Download the forms here.

Presenting Sponsor $8,500 (SOLD)

  • Sponsor of Expo give-a-way for conference attendees
  • Full Page Color Ad in program book
  • Ad Specs: 7.75” x 10.25” deep
  • Prominent sponsor recognition on all event related marketing and promotional collateral: save the date, flyers, posters, floor stickers and banner
  • Inclusion in all radio, TV, press releases, website and social media platforms
  • Logo on Conference App with link to company website
  • Company logo in program book
  • Recognition from stage at morning session, luncheon and reception
  • Company representative to introduce luncheon keynote speaker
  • Two reserved tables for 10 at the Minority Business Expo luncheon on August 3, 2018 – includes full day conference registration
  • Two seats at private dinner with keynote speakers on August 2, 2018
  • One 10’ x 8’ booth in exhibit hall 

Gold Sponsor $5,000

  • Full Page Color Ad in program book
  • Ad Specs: 7.75” x 10.25” deep
  • Logo placement on Expo banner
  • Logo on MBE website
  • Logo on Conference App with link to company website
  • Company logo in program book
  • Recognition from stage at morning session, luncheon and reception
  • Two reserved tables for 10 at the Minority Business Expo luncheon on August 3, 2018 – includes full day conference registration
  • One seat at private dinner with keynote speakers on August 2, 2018
  • One 10’ x 8’ booth in exhibit hall 

Silver Sponsor $2,500

  • Half Page Color Ad in program book
  • Ad Specs: Vertical 3.75” x 10.25” deep OR Horizontal 7.75” x 5” deep
  • Logo placement on Expo banner
  • Logo on Conference App with link to company website
  • Company logo in program book
  • Recognition from stage at morning session, luncheon and reception
  • One reserved table for 10 at the Minority Business Expo luncheon on August 3, 2018 – includes full day conference registration
  • One 10’ x 8’ booth in exhibit hall

Breakfast Sponsor  $2,000 (2 Available)  

  • Breakfast Sponsor $2,000   (2 Available)
  • Half Page Color Ad in program book
  • Ad Specs: Vertical 3.75” x 10.25” deep OR Horizontal 7.75” x 5” deep
  • Logo on Conference App with link to company website
  • Company logo in program book
  • Recognition from stage at morning session, luncheon and reception
  • Company signage displayed in breakfast area
  • Company representative to give greeting at morning session
  • Four tickets for Minority Business Expo luncheon on August 3, 2018 – includes full day conference registration

Wireless Sponsor  $1,500

  • Signage placed throughout Conference – “Wireless Sponsored by…..”
  • Logo on Conference App with link to company website
  • Company logo in program book
  • Recognition from stage at morning session, luncheon and reception
  • Two tickets for Minority Business Expo luncheon on August 3, 2018 – includes full day conference registration

Bronze Sponsor  $1,000

  • Logo on Conference App with link to company website
  • Company logo in program book
  • Recognition from stage at morning session, luncheon and reception
  • Two tickets for Minority Business Expo luncheon on August 3, 2018 – includes full day conference registration

Friend of the Expo  $550

  • One reserved table for 10 at the Minority Business Expo luncheon on August 3, 2018

Exhibit Booth  $425 (Corporate) / $250 (Small Business)

  • One 10’ x 8’ booth in exhibit hall
  • Includes two full day conference registration

Half Page Ad  $500

  • Half Page Color Ad in program book
  • Ad Specs: Vertical 3.75” x 10.25” deep OR Horizontal 7.75” x 5” deep

Quarter Page Ad  $350

  • Quarter Page Color Ad in program book
  • Ad Specs: 3.75” x 5” deep