It is our pleasure, to offer your organization the opportunity to become a valuable sponsor of the 2017 Lexington Bluegrass Area Minority Business Expo (MBE), bringing a premier business conference, trade show and networking! The Expo has taken wings and grown into a leading business conference in the state of Kentucky, connecting small businesses to major corporations with a mission to work with minority and women owned businesses.

As a sponsor, you will help bring quality programming, business collaboration, and educational forums to hundreds of entrepreneurs. Last year, the Expo attracted an estimated 800 people who took part in the workshops, luncheon, business reception and the Business Opportunity Exchange. Our sponsors are an integral part of this success, and we appreciate and encourage your involvement as we celebrate 15 years!

Please join us in helping to make our minority and women owned businesses grow! After fourteen incredible years, the affects the Expo has had on Kentucky and the Region are abundantly evident. The 15th Anniversary Minority Business Expo presented by Fifth Third Bank will be held August 4, 2017 at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

Enclosed is information on sponsorship opportunities available to you. If you have any questions regarding sponsorships, please contact Janet Beard by email at janet.beard@53.com or by calling (859) 455-5256.

Thanks for your consideration and support for one of Kentucky’s premier business events.

Sincerely,
Marilyn Clark
2016 Minority Business Expo, Chair                  

Tyrone Tyra2016
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
  • 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
  • Company representative to introduce luncheon keynote speaker
  • Two reserved tables for 10 at the Minority Business Expo luncheon on August 4, 2017 –includes full day conference registration
  • Two seats at private dinner with keynote speakers on August 3, 2017
  • 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 4, 2017 – includes full day conference registration
  • One seat at private dinner with keynote speakers on August 3, 2017
  • 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 4, 2017 – includes full day conference registration
  • One 10’ x 8’ booth in exhibit hall

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 4, 2017 – 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 4, 2017 – 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 4, 2017 – includes full day conference registration

Friend of the Expo  $550

  • One reserved table for 10 at the Minority Business Expo luncheon on August 4, 2017

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

  • One 10’ x 8’ booth in exhibit hall
  • Includes one 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