Presenting Investor
City of Kansas City

Premier Investors

2017 PRESENTING PARTNER – $25,000

Annual Partnership Benefits include:

  • Four (4) invitations to two (2) exclusive private lunches or meetings over coffee with one of the following: KCMO Mayor, City Manager, City Council, and/or key leadership at City Hall. Contacts to be mutually identified by the EDC and sponsor partner.
  • Quarterly lunches with the EDC’s CEO
  • EDC leadership will facilitate introductions to companies of interest upon request
  • Research support: Opportunity to meet with EDC staff to develop a research project beneficial to the company utilizing existing EDC subscriptions, databases, industry sector knowledge, and research capacity
  • Invitation to CEO or a representative of the company to sit on EDC committees
  • Annual right to use EDC name and marks
  • Category exclusivity at Cornerstone Awards
  • Opportunity to speak during the Cornerstone awards reception
  • Verbal recognition in presentation during Cornerstone awards
  • Company logo featured on video screens, EDC website (including a link to your website) and event signage as well as on any printed collateral produced following sponsorship confirmation
  • Individual print banner at Cornerstone event
  • Opportunity to exhibit at the Cornerstone event
  • Company featured in blast email sent before and after the Cornerstone event
  • Recognition in all media publicity produced following sponsorship confirmation
  • Photos of your representatives and VIP attendees and guests published after the Cornerstone event, in printed media, and on the EDC website
  • Twenty-five (25) entries to the Cornerstone awards reception
  • Five (5) highboy tables with primary placement reserved at Cornerstone event
  • Opportunity to host two (2) quarterly events and be positioned as the primary sponsor – events being considered include EDC Advocacy Council meetings, or other special events featuring panel discussions on relevant economic development topics impacting our city:
    • Input on topics/theme of event
    • Opportunity to speak at each event
    • Verbal recognition of sponsorship at sponsored events
    • Logo and written inclusion in all marketing and communications for the events
    • Opportunity to provide company materials
    • Ten (10) entries to each event
  • Company name featured in all EDC’s social media marketing communications throughout the year:
    • EDC annual website visits – 100,000
    • Average monthly views on just Cornerstone event pages February – May 6,000
    • E-newsletter monthly distribution – approximately 7,000
    • Average Cornerstone event pages click thru – 30%
    • Facebook – Average monthly views of posts February – May – 28,000
    • Average likes/shares of monthly posts February – May – 6,500
    • Click throughs to event photo album – 2,600
    • Twitter – #KCCornerstone top trending topic in Midwest during the event
    • Twitter followers – 6,000
    • Most active companies in Twitter (and FB) before, during, after the event
    • LinkedIn – Followers – 1,000 (40% c-suite)
2017 PREMIER PARTNER – $15,000

Annual Partnership Benefits include:

  • Two (2) invitations to one exclusive, private lunch or meeting over coffee with one of the following: the Mayor, City Manager, City Council, key leadership at City Hall. Contacts to be mutually identified by the EDC and sponsor partner
  • Company featured in select social media and marketing communications throughout the year including EDC website, E-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (see 2016 statistics under Presenting Partner)
  • Invitation to CEO or a representative of the company to sit on EDC committees
  • Annual right to use EDC marks
  • Cornerstone Sponsorship Benefits:
    • Verbal recognition in presentation during awards reception
    • Company logo on video screens, EDC website, and event signage as well as on any printed collateral produced following sponsorship confirmation
    • Individual print banner at event
    • Opportunity to exhibit at event
    • Company featured in blast email sent before and after the event
    • Recognition in all media publicity produced following sponsorship confirmation
    • 20 entries to the awards reception
    • 4 highboy tables reserved with primary placement at event
2017 SKYLINE PARTNER – $7,500

Annual Partnership Benefits include:

  • Company featured in select social media and marketing communications throughout the year including EDC website, E-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (see 2016 statistics under Presenting Partner)
  • Invitation to CEO or a representative of the company to sit on EDC committees
  • Annual right to use EDC marks
  • Cornerstone Sponsor Benefits:
    • Verbal recognition in presentation during awards reception
    • Company logo on video screens, EDC website and event signage as well as on any printed collateral produced following sponsorship confirmation
    • Opportunity to exhibit at event
    • Company listed in blast email sent following the event
    • 15 entries to the awards reception
    • 3 highboy tables reserved with secondary placement at event
2017 COMMUNITY PARTNER – $5,000

Annual Partnership Benefits include:

  • Company featured in select social media and marketing communications throughout the year including EDC website, E-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (see 2016 statistics under Presenting Partner)
  • Annual right to use EDC marks
  • Cornerstone Sponsor Benefits:
    • Verbal recognition in presentation during awards reception
    • Company logo on video screens, EDC website and event signage as well as on any printed collateral produced following sponsorship confirmation
    • Opportunity to exhibit at event
    • Company listed in blast email sent following the event
    • 10 entries to the awards reception
    • 2 highboy tables reserved with secondary placement at event
2017 B2B PARTNER – $2,500

Annual Partnership Benefits include:

  • Cornerstone Sponsor Benefits: Company logo on video screens and EDC website
  • 8 entries to the awards reception
  • Company featured in select social media and marketing communications throughout the year including EDC website, E-newsletter, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn (see 2016 statistics under Presenting Partner)
2017 NONPROFIT SPONSOR – $1,500

Cornerstone Benefits include:

  • Agency may be asked to provide proof of their nonprofit status in good standing
  • Company logo on video screens and EDC website
  • 6 entries to the awards reception

Please contact Shannen Merrick at 816-213-6910 if you have questions about sponsoring the 2017 Cornerstone Awards.