Thank you to all of our members (click here to view the complete list of participating businesses) and volunteers who contributed towards the success of the inaugural "Commit 2 Commerce" (C2C) Campaign. The C2C Campaign was a comprehensive and strategic approach to the way Chamber sponsorship and marketing opportunities were offered to members that provided businesses with the opportunity to plan out their sponsorships for the remainder of 2018 in advance. This first-time initiative of the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce was developed locally and crafted specifically for the members of the United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce.
Throughout the duration of the 4-week pre-sale period (March 5, 2018 - April 5, 2018) and the 6-week campaign (April 16, 2018 - May 25, 2018), Chamber leadership, staff members and a dedicated team of volunteers worked together to connect 123 member-businesses with sponsorship and marketing opportunities of great value.
A variety of new opportunities were made available for purchase during the campaign including Signature Events Season Passes; Featured Event and Business Directory Listings for the Chamber’s quarterly e-magazine, Business Matters; Mi Casa Es Su Casa Series Supporter Passes; and more! All available opportunities were presented and detailed in the 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities Guide. Perks of securing sponsorship opportunities for 2018 during the campaign included access to exclusive series sponsorship opportunities, marketing packages and cost-saving offers that were available for a limited time only during the campaign window. Additionally, all sponsorship opportunities remaining after the campaign came to an end were subject to increase in price.
The conclusion of the "Commit 2 Commerce" Campaign was commemorated at the C2C Soiree hosted by Ara's Restaurant, Banquet & Bar on Wednesday, June 20. The elegant and lively atmosphere of Ara’s provided the perfect setting for a five-star celebration! Cocktails, delicious hors d'oeuvres and karaoke were enjoyed by all who attended. Congratulations to the Top Producers of the 2018 C2C: Kris Tovar with My Home Team Media (1st Place); Linda Benavides with Bayside Electric (2nd Place); and Ciara Williams with Frost Bank (3rd Place). These distinguished volunteers secured the highest amounts of revenue during the campaign (period beginning April 16 and ending May 25); a sincere "thank you" to these producers and all of the volunteers who participated and worked tirelessly to ensure the inaugural C2C Campaign saw great success.
As the 2018 C2C comes to a close, you will start to see sponsorships purchased during the campaign coming into effect. We are working to provide comprehensive sponsorship summaries to each member who purchased multiple sponsorships that will include any event dates, content requirements, submission deadlines and staff contact information applicable to the sponsorships you selected. Those who have yet to receive a sponsorship summary can expect to receive one within the next few weeks!
Moving forward, we plan to continue the annual "Commit 2 Commerce" Campaign in the latter part of each year in hopes of better coordinating with many members’ budgetary cycle and providing the opportunity for businesses to plan for the full calendar year ahead. This means preparation for the 2019 C2C Campaign will begin within the next few months. Members who purchased sponsorships in the recent campaign can expect an invitation to secure their sponsorship and marketing opportunities for 2019 in advance of the campaign, by participating in the C2C Pre-Sale. Stay tuned for announcements regarding the 2019 C2C Campaign timeline!
"Commit 2 Commerce" (C2C) Campaign questions, comments or concerns? Contact us by email to email@example.com.
Chamber Sponsorship Opportunities / C2C Links & Resources:
Thank you to each of the following C2C Campaign & Pre-Sale Volunteers:
Libby Averyt, United Way of the Coastal Bend
Linda Benavides, Bayside Electric, Inc.
Valerie Benitez, FASTSIGNS
Deven Bhakta, ZJZ Hospitality, Inc.
Ed Cantu, Ed Cantu Insurance Agency
Marie Espinoza, South Texas Bone & Joint
Ken Griffin, AEP Texas
Jason Haviland, FASTSIGNS
Sam Longoria, BBVA Compass
Adriana Parker, New York Life
Helen Peters, Unique HR
Philip Ramirez, Turner Ramirez Architects
Kris Tovar, My Home Team Media
C. Michelle Unda, NuStar Central West South Region
Eric Villarreal, LNV Engineering
Ciara Williams, Frost Bank
Kim Wilmoth, Texas Vein & Vascular/ TVV Medi Spa
Alan Wilson, Charter Bank