Events and Sponsorships

Our events and programs are some of the most popular benefits with our members. Find information about our events — and how you can make sponsoring them work for your business — below.

About sponsoring events and programs

When you make Chamber program and event sponsorships a part of your marketing mix, you can:

  • Increase your brand recognition and reputation
  • Strengthen business connections
  • Generate sales leads
  • Demonstrate leadership and strength
  • Test or unveil new products and services

Position your business front-and-center within the Chamber business community through event sponsorships. Sponsor just one event or customize an annual plan.

Our most popular sponsorships are listed with their events and programs below. Download the 2016 Sponsor Packet. Don’t see what you are looking for? Need coaching? Contact the office at (317) 888-4856, or send us an email.

Chamber Events and Programs

Annual Chamber Celebration

This luncheon program reviews the Chamber’s recent happenings and standings and introduces board directors, staff, ambassadors and partners. Awards are given to an outstanding member of the year, outstanding businesses of the year and Chamber Ambassador of the year. About 300 people attended in 2016.

Sponsorship opportunities

1954 Founders Sponsor: $600
Celebration Sponsor: $300
Business Leader Sponsor: $150

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Business After Hours

This classic early-evening Chamber event offers unstructured networking to make new or renew existing business connections. The Chamber has been holding Business After Hours for at least 25 years. Between 70 and 110 people typically attend. Hosting requires application; please email us.

Sponsorship opportunities

Promotional Table Sponsor: $50

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Business Matters Luncheons

This classic mid-day Chamber event offers attendees a chance to network, make introductions and hear a guest presenter speak on a practical business-related subject matter. The Chamber has been holding monthly luncheons since its inception in 1954, though the format has slightly varied over the years. Between 75 and 100 attend.

Sponsorship opportunities

Presenting Sponsor: Sold Out!
Business Builder Sponsor: $150

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Chamber Golf Classic

2011 Golf Outing

7:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. scrambles. Foursomes $525, Singles $150.

There is no better way to mix business with pleasure! Members use this opportunity to strengthen relationships and conduct business with clients and associates. Sponsors use this as an outdoor business expo by taking advantage of the active sponsorship opportunities. The Chamber’s outing is one of the most established (27+ years) and largest golf outings on the Southside, running close to 60 foursomes between two flights (one morning and one afternoon).

Sponsorship opportunities

Eagle Sponsor: $1,000
Beverage Cart: $750
Shuttle Cart: $750
Putting Green Sponsor: $300
Driving Range Sponsor: $300
Exclusive Hole Sponsor: $750
Hole Sponsor: $250
Contest Sponsor: $150

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Connections! is a fun, structured networking environment for members to participate in rotating table introductions. This program is designed to teach you how to make the best connections for your business with the ultimate goal of building new strategic business relationships. Attendees receive general networking training and then rotate frequently. Attendance varies between 25 and 50.

Sponsorship opportunities

Presenting Sponsor: Sold Out!
Program Sponsor: Sold Out!

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Legislation Matters Series

This initiative brings local business leaders together with elected officials to discuss current events and hot legislative issues. The main goal of the series is to communicate with elected officials the business community’s positions on important issues. Green and red cards are given to each attendee to hold up and “vote” on issues, giving our elected officials a good visual of where the local business community stands.

The series includes:

  • Interactive luncheons in January and March, at the start and middle/end of the Indiana General Assembly session
  • Greenwood Mayor's "State of the City" Address
  • "Top of the Ninth" with candidates running for IN-9 Congressional seat
  • Interactive luncheon with Governor Mike Pence or a US Congressional representative(s).

Between 70 and 200 people attend each event.

Sponsorship opportunities

Advocacy Series Sponsor: $600
Business Action Sponsor: $150

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Membership 101

This welcome meeting covers member benefits, introduces staff, answers questions, and allows for small-group networking. About 25 people typically attend.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Program Sponsor: Sold Out!

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Taste of the Southside

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Must be 21 years or older to attend.

General Admission: $40 per ticket; 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Early-access tickets: $45 per ticket; 4 to 7 p.m.

This popular food and beverage tasting event showcases the best that the Southside has to offer. Vendors are area restaurants, caterers, distributors and wineries. The event also features an “Iron Chef”-style live cooking competition and an exciting live auction. More than 900 people attend this annual event, regarded by other communities around Indiana as a benchmark tasting event.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Tasting Room Sponsor: $2,500
Chef & Mixology Challenge Sponsor: Sold Out!
Welcome Lobby Sponsor: Sold Out!
Tailgate Lounge Sponsor: Sold Out!
Silent Auction Sponsor: Sold Out!
Door Prize Sponsor: Sold Out!
Entertainment Sponsor: Sold Out!
Wine & Gift CardPull Sponsor: Sold Out!
Judges’ Table Sponsor: Sold Out!

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Women Leaders Symposium

Women Leaders Symposium is an exciting one-day symposium designed to support and strengthen women leaders as they pursue business success.The Symposium will feature expert panelists and speakers to address the opportunities and obstacles unique to business women. General and break-out sessions will dive into business and career advancement topics.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor: $1,500
Leadership Sponsor: $750
Propelling Women Sponsor: $400
Luncheon Sponsor: $250
Exhibitor: $150

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