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Chamber Events

October 21, 2014
Dine With Corridor Nine!


October 23, 2014
High Speed Connections Breakfast


October 28, 2014
HYPE9 Network Over Noodles


October 30, 2014
Chamber Overview


November 05, 2014
Multi Chamber Mega Networking
Joint Business After Hours


November 10, 2014
SCORE 50th Anniversary Celebration


November 12, 2014
BFF: Business Forward Females


November 18, 2014
Membership Breakfast with Mini-Grants Presentation


December 10, 2014
Holiday Business After Hours


December 16, 2014
BFF: Networking Luncheon & Holiday Shopping Extravaganza


December 18, 2014
Chamber Overview


January 13, 2015
BFF: Business Forward Females


January 15, 2015
Legislative Panel Discussion with Corridor Nine Delegation


February 10, 2015
BFF: Business Forward Females


February 10, 2015
BFF: Business Forward Females


February 26, 2015
Membership Breakfast


March 10, 2015
BFF: Business Forward Females


March 24, 2015
Scholastic and Business Awards Recognition Breakfast


April 02, 2015
Business Expo


April 07, 2015
BFF: Business Forward Females


April 23, 2015
High Speed Connections Membership Breakfast


April 30, 2015
Corridor Nine & Marlborough Chamber Joint Business After Hours


May 12, 2015
BFF: Business Forward Females


June 09, 2015
BFF: Business Forward Females


June 10, 2015
Corridor Nine & Worcester Regional Chamber
Joint Business After Hours


September 08, 2015
BFF: Business Forward Females


October 22, 2015
High Speed Connections Membership Breakfast


November 10, 2015
BFF: Business Forward Females


November 19, 2015
Mini-Grants Breakfast


December 15, 2015
BFF: Networking Luncheon & Holiday Shopping Extravaganza



Advertising/Promotional Opportunities


Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce

Sponsorship Options 2014-15

Bring the Chamber to Your Business

Business After Hours

Business After Hours are "Power Networking" events at their finest. Events are held at various and unique locations throughout the region and provide high-energy networking opportunities for the 200-300 members and guests that attend.

Partnership Sponsor: $3,000* (*Note: The sponsorship cost does not include refreshment costs. Member sponsor will also be responsible for incurring the costs related to beverages and food provided. )

Benefits include:

  • Full Color customized invitation spotlighting your company and logo
  • Company logo on e-vite promoting event to Chamber's email list (2,000 contacts on our distribution list)
  • Company name and logo posted on the Chamber's website with a direct hot link to your company website
  • Welcome and 3 Minute commercial about Your Company from the podium at the Event
  • Company banner on display during the event
  • Display table in ballroom for company Marketing Materials
  • Sponsor Acknowledgment at the event
  • Excel list of attendees contact information including their email addresses







The Ultimate Goodwill Event:

Buy Dinner for 300 Prospective Clients

and Chamber Members

Holiday Business After Hours (December 10, 2014)

Sponsor our most heavily attended Business After Hours. This event is a holiday tradition with 200+ Chamber members getting together to network while enjoying spectacular food, festive music, and opportunities to win over 50 raffle prizes.

Holiday Spirit Sponsor: $700

Benefits Include:

  • Company logo on e-vite promoting event to the Chamber's email list (2,000 contacts on our distribution list)
  • Two tickets to the Event
  • Company name/logo posted on the Chamber website with an active link to your own company website
  • Excel list of attendees contact information including their email addresses
  • Company name/logo displayed on signage at event
  • Full page insertion in a 2015 Corridor Nine Breakfast Invitation (you provide us with 1000 copies of an ad and we will insert it and mail it to our members with our breakfast invitation. The flyer must be 8½" x 11" in size and printed on paper no heavier than 24 lbs.)







Reach Your Largest Audience:

Showcase Your Business in Front of 1,000+ Attendees

Business Expo (April 7, 2015)

The Corridor Nine Expo is the region's most successful business-to-business trade show and is held annually in April. The expo runs for 4 hours (4:00-8:00 pm) and will feature more than 125 businesses showcasing their latest products, services, and technologies. Exhibit space is available and the cost is determined by booth location. Contact Corridor Nine directly for information on booth costs. Sponsorship options available are:

Platinum Sponsor: $2500 (maximum availability: 2 sponsors)

Benefits include:

  • Double Booth at the expo in a prime location
  • Company name/logo will be included in all print advertising and e-vites (Company name/logo will appear in print ads with the Community Advocate and the Worcester Business Journal. Company name/logo will be prominently featured on the 6,000 expo invitations sent to businesses from Worcester to Boston and on the e-mail invitations sent to the Chamber membership list.)
  • Company name and logo will be posted on the Chamber website with an active link to your website
  • Company name/logo will appear on all signage at the EXPO
  • Excel list of attendees contact information including their email addresses
  • C9 Member Promo - Create a promotional ad for your business (criteria will be provided for ad), and Corridor Nine will email the ad to the contacts on our distribution list.

Supporting Sponsor: $1,500

Benefits include:

  • One Booth Space at the expo in a prime location
  • Company name will be included in print advertising and e-vites (Company name will appear in print ads with the Community Advocate and the Worcester Business Journal. Company name will be prominently featured on the 6,000 expo invitations sent to businesses from Worcester to Boston and on the e-mail invitations sent to the Chamber membership list.)
  • Company name will be posted on the Chamber website with an active link to your website
  • Company name will appear on all signage at the EXPO
  • Excel list of attendees contact information including their email addresses
  • Full page insertion in a 2015 Corridor Nine Breakfast Invitation (you provide us with 1000 copies of an ad and we will insert it and mail it to our members with our breakfast invitation. The flyer must be 8½" x 11" in size and printed on paper no heavier than 24 lbs.)







Rise & Shine: Membership Breakfast Options

Membership Breakfast

Promote your business to the 180-200 members and guests that attend the Chamber's monthly breakfast meetings to network with each other and to hear from world class speakers that include business leaders, economists, legislators and authors. Sponsorship/advertising options include:

Center Stage Sponsor: $2,500

Benefits include:

  • Company name and logo on printed invitation
  • Company logo on e-vite promoting event to Chamber's email list (2,000 contacts on our distribution list)
  • Welcome and 3 Minute commercial about Your Company from the podium at the Event
  • Company name and logo posted on the Chamber's website with a direct hot link to your company website
  • Company banner on display during the event
  • Company logo on power point display at the event
  • Display table for company Marketing Materials
  • Sponsor Acknowledgment at the event
  • 4 breakfast tickets to the event
  • Excel list of attendees contact information including their email addresses

Business Showcase: $75

Exhibit your business at a Chamber breakfast with 2-4 other non-competing member businesses. Your company name will be listed in the printed breakfast invitation and in the multiple e-blasts sent to the Chamber's email list (2000 contacts) recognizing your business as a showcase member. During the breakfast, business showcase members will be recognized from the podium by the Chamber leadership. Chamber will provide 6-foot draped, display table to exhibitors.

Coffee Sponsor: $150

Sponsor the coffee provided during networking/registration time at a breakfast. Your company name will be listed in the printed breakfast invitation and in the multiple e-blasts sent to the Chamber's email list (2000 contacts) recognizing you as the coffee sponsor. Signage with your company name will also be on display at the coffee station. During the breakfast, coffee sponsor will be recognized from the podium by the Chamber leadership. Cost: $150.00

Ultimate Networking & Awards Breakfast (May 2015)

This breakfast engages members in a fun networking program to develop relationships and learn more about each other's business. In addition, Corridor Nine presents its coveted Oscar Awards to members in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to the Chamber and achievements in business, and introduces the newly elected board of directors.

Supporting Investment: $700

Benefits Include:

  • Company logo on e-vite promoting event to the Chamber's email list (2,000 contacts on our distribution list)
  • Two tickets to the Event
  • Company logo will be posted on the Chamber website with an active link to your own website
  • Excel list of attendees contact information including their email addresses
  • Company name/logo displayed on signage at event
  • Exhibitor Table at the Event to Display Materials
  • Full page insertion in a 2015 Corridor Nine Breakfast Invitation (you provide us with 1000 copies of an ad and we will insert it and mail it to our members with our breakfast invitation. The flyer must be 8½" x 11" in size and printed on paper no heavier than 24 lbs.)

Breakfast Invitation Ad: $350

Advertise your business in the Chamber's printed breakfast invitation that is mailed to the Chamber membership (1000 contacts). Member must provide Chamber with appropriate copies of ad to insert into the invitation. Ad Size: 8½" x 11"







Give Back, Gain Exposure

Applefest 5k Road Race (September 20, 2014) :

The Corridor Nine Applefest 5k Race is one of those "must do" fall races in New England and attracts 300-500 runners annually. The race is held in conjunction with the Town of Northborough's Applefest celebration weekend. Sponsorship/advertising opportunities for 2014.

Golf Tournament (June 18, 2015)

Participants enjoy a great day of golf with hole-in-one contests, breakfast, lunch provided out on the course, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and opportunities to win raffle fabulous prizes! Proceeds raised support scholastic awards for graduating high school seniors of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, and Shrewsbury. Contact Corridor Nine directly for sponsorship/ advertising opportunities.

Mini-Grant for Educators Program (Fall)

The Mini-Grant Program funds creative project ideas submitted by educators from our four towns of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough, and Shrewsbury. All mini-grant sponsors are recognized at the Chamber's November 18th membership breakfast and announcements are sent to the local media acknowledging the contribution.

Sponsor options:

  • Platinum Sponsor ($1000 or more contribution)
  • Gold Sponsor ($500 donation)
  • Silver Sponsor ($250 donation
  • Copper Sponsor ($100+ donation)







    Show Your Fun Side

    Summer BBQ (July 16, 2014) :

    No suits and ties at this event! The Corridor Nine Summer BBQ is an opportunity for members and guests to let your hair down and enjoy some summer fun! This event features your favorite BBQ foods and fun teambuilding activities that will have everyone bonding and laughing with each other! Average attendance is 150-200 people. Each attendee will receive a complimentary t-shirt to wear during the event and to take home with them. Sponsorship options include:

    Event Sponsor: $800

    Benefits include:

    • Company logo on e-vite promoting event to Chamber's email list (2,000 contacts on our distribution list)
    • Company logo posted on the Chamber website with an active link to your website
    • Company banner on display at the event
    • Company booth at the event with the opportunity to distribute promotional items
    • Excel list of BBQ attendees with their email addresses (forwarded to you following the event)
    • Promotional Ad about your Business sent to Chamber's email list (2,000 contacts on our distribution list (You create the Ad in the criteria provided by the Chamber )
    • Company logo prominently placed on the back of the BBQ t-shirt provided to all BBQ attendees
    • 10 BBQ Tickets to the Event

    T-Shirt Sponsor:

    Sponsor options:

    • Smokin' Sponsor ($250): Company Logo printed on sleeve of t-shirt and 2 BBQ tickets (available for 2 sponsors on each sleeve
    • Hot Sponsor ($160): Company logo printed on the back of the t-shirt and 1 BBQ ticket
    • Spicy Sponsor ($85): Company name printed on back of t-shirt







      Reach out to Area Businesses Directly

      Member Promo Email (One Ad: $350 - Emails are sent on Tuesdays and Thursdays only)

      The "C9 Member Promo" is an advertising opportunity for members to directly promote their business, event or special offer to the Chamber membership via our email list. Member creates the ad in the format required, sends the ad to Corridor Nine, and the Chamber emails the ad to the 2000 contacts on the list. The ad is sent twice to the Chamber membership. Specifications for the ad:

      • Dimensions: Fixed width of 600 pixels, variable length allowed, but no longer than 800 pixels
      • File Size - No larger than about 350 KB
        Note: If your image editor has an option to "Save for Web & Devices" (Photoshop) or to "Optimize" the image, choose a resolution that shrinks the image's file size to less than 350 KB.
      • Color Mode - Not CMYK (RGB is ideal)
        Note: Turn off any color management settings in your image editor to help prevent colors from changing when viewed online.
      • Layers - Flatten or remove layers
      • Resolution: 72 dpi File Format: .JPG or .PNG or GIF (if you don't have capability to design an image at these specs, sending a .DOC at the size of 8.5" x 11" is acceptable)
      • Ad is subject to approval of C9. Advertisements should reflect the best interests of C9. C9 does not allow tobacco, alcohol, political ads religious material, or any obscene or discriminatory material.

      Membership Mailing Labels: $400

      • Purchase a membership mailing list. The peel-off mailing labels allows you the opportunity to direct mail your company information to the key contacts of the Chamber's mailing list.







      Female Focused Marketing:

      Target Top Women Business Leaders

      BFF: Business Forward Females ( Women's Networking Group)

      Connect with dynamic women to expand your horizons, and enhance your business and personal growth. Women from all professional levels and backgrounds come together over a monthly luncheon to network and learn about relevant topics from motivational guest speakers. Sponsorship/advertising options include:

      o Dessert Sponsor ($150) - Sponsor the desserts provided at the event and receive the following benefits:

      • Company name is noted on the BFF event page as the Dessert Sponsor
      • Your company name will appear in the BFF e-blasts that are sent to the Chamber membership (700 contacts)
      • Signage with your company name will be on display at the center of EACH table (provided by C9)
      • During the lunch, the Dessert sponsor will be recognized from the podium by the Chamber Leadership

      o Beverage Sponsor ($100) - Sponsor the beverages provided at the event and receive the following benefits:

      • Company name is noted on the BFF event page as the Beverage Sponsor
      • Your company name will appear in the BFF e-blasts that are sent to the Chamber membership (700 contacts)
      • Signage with your company name will be on the display at the Beverage Station (provided by C9)
      • During the lunch, the Beverage Sponsor will be recognized from the podium by the Chamber Leadership

      o Exhibitor ($50) - Exhibitor space is available to 3 non-competing business members per lunch meeting. No Booth

      sharing is allowed. Benefits include the following:

      • Company name is noted on the BFF event page as the Exhibitor
      • Your company name will appear in the BFF e-blasts that are sent to the Chamber membership (700 contacts)
      • You will be supplied with a 6 foot long table for your business
      • During the lunch, the Exhibitor will be recognized from the podium by the Chamber Leadership