Just as sponsorships are the key to so many local chamber events, the same is true for the annual W.A.C.E. conference.
With many conference costs increasing at a rapid rate, it’s only through the generous support of our sponsors that our conference registration price did not increase and we are able to provide one of the Association’s best conference programs ever.
Leading the way once again this year as a major sponsor is the W.A.C.E. Foundation.
In addition to providing 20 full registration scholarships, the Foundation has once more agreed to sponsor general session speakers for the conference.
For several years, the Foundation has decided to provide a tangible benefit to all conference attendees by sponsoring speakers—and this year is no different. It’s only because of the generous support of the Foundation that the conference committee was able to secure an outstanding speaker line-up for the conference in Portland.
Conference attendees are reminded to bid generously on items at this year’s Foundation live and silent auctions. As outlined above, if the auctions are successful, everyone benefits!
Thanks to Conference Chair Brad Hicks’ connections and outreach, Pacific Power Company, a longtime and generous supporter of chambers of commerce in Oregon, has stepped up to be a major conference sponsor.
Greater Phoenix Chamber
The Greater Phoenix (AZ) Chamber, led by 2019 W.A.C.E. Board Chair Todd Sanders, will be the conference mobile app sponsor.
In addition to those mentioned above, the groups and companies below round out the list of 2020 conference sponsors:
• Arizona chambers—a combined sponsorship by several chambers in Arizona;
• California Chamber of Commerce;
• The Greater Irvine (CA) Chamber;
• The National Chamber Program; and
• Chamber Master;
• myWorld America, Inc.;
• Oregon State Chamber;
• Portland Business (OR) Alliance; and
• Stonegate Advisors.
• Vail Valley (CO) Partnership; and
• Willamette Valley Vineyards.
W.A.C.E. members are reminded that the financial support of this year’s sponsors really does make a difference. Let’s make sure to all say thanks when we see them in February!
NOTE: The list of sponsors mentioned in this article was current as of November 22, 2019.