Why support the Women’s Business Center at Canisius?

In 1972, there were a little over 400,000 women-owned businesses in the United States. Today, there are over 13 million women-owned businesses and counting.

Locally, our Women’s Business Center at Canisius University is the “Home of Women’s Entrepreneurship” and has been for 20 years! We have served over 4,300 businesses through the years, supported them in receiving $4.5 Million in capital and over $116 Million in revenues.  We served over 300 individuals just last year.  Of those 300 we helped last year, they create 45 new jobs and supported 170 jobs in total, and 20 of those helped officially launched new businesses.  

Supporting the WBC means supporting WNY’s economy.  Becoming an Annual Sponsor for a small nonprofit like ours means your dollars will be stretched and far reaching.  We’d also love to tell the community about how your company stands behind local women-owned businesses!

Join Us in Shaping the Future!

20th Anniversary Co-Host - $10,000 (Only one left)

  • Recognition as a 20th Anniversary Co-Host at all anniversary events.
  • Acknowledgment in media announcements.
  • Prominent placement of your logo beside the WBC logo on all marketing materials, event signage, printed materials, and onstage.
  • Back cover (inside or outside) color ad in the Ignite Awards program book.
  • Series of 4 dedicated social media posts throughout the year.
  • Listing as Co-Host on the WBC’s 20th Anniversary website page with a link to your company.
  • Verbal acknowledgment at all events, with opportunities for speaking engagements throughout the year.
  • Sponsor booth opportunity at select events, including two administrative tickets.
  • Eight (8) tickets to both the 20th Anniversary Reception and Ignite Awards Luncheon.
  • Partner ad in our new Annual Directory.
  • Two dedicated Spotlight emails to our current member list.
  • Opportunity to host two dedicated webinars on topics of your choice.

20th Anniversary Presenting Sponsor - $7,500 (Limited to Two Sponsors)

  • Acknowledgment as a Presenting Sponsor at all anniversary events.
  • Acknowledgment in media announcements.
  • Prominent logo display on all event marketing materials, signage, and print materials.
  • Full-page color ad in the Ignite Awards program book.
  • Series of dedicated social media posts throughout the year.
  • Listing on the WBC’s 20th Anniversary website page with a link to your company.
  • Verbal acknowledgment at all events with speaking and introduction opportunities.
  • Sponsor booth opportunity at select events, including one administrative ticket.
  • Six (6) tickets to both the 20th Anniversary Reception and Ignite Awards Luncheon.
  • Large digital ad in the new Annual Directory.
  • One dedicated Spotlight email to our current member list.
  • Opportunity to host a webinar on a topic of your choice.

20th Anniversary Supporting Sponsor - $5,000 (Limited to Four Sponsors)

  • Logo on all event-related marketing materials, signage, and printed items.
  • Listing as a Premier Sponsor on the WBC’s event website with a link to your company.
  • Half-page ad in the Ignite Awards program book.
  • Series of dedicated social media posts throughout the year.
  • Sponsor booth opportunity at select events, including one administrative ticket.
  • Six (6) tickets to the Ignite Awards Luncheon.
  • Two (2) tickets to the 20th Anniversary Reception.
  • Digital ad in the new Annual Directory.

ANNUAL PROGRAM SPONSORSHIPS:

  • E-Commerce, ENetwork, Advisory Group  – $10,000 (Exclusive per program)

ADDITIONAL ANNUAL OPPORTUNITIES:

  • Webinar Host Sponsor – $1,750: Host a webinar with year-round recognition, logo on all related materials.
  • Custom Spotlight Email – $1,000: Promotional email spotlighting your company sent to the WBC mailing list of 4500.

To Become a Partnering Sponsor Please Contact

Executive Director Sara Vescio, vescio11@canisius.edu

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