Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards

Fall 2014

Honors minority-owned and women-owned firms for achievement and others for their efforts to strengthen minority business development.
Expected attendance: 200-300.


Platinum Sponsorship – $8,000

Sponsorship at this level entitles sponsoring company to the following:

  • Company name or logo prominently placed on all event promotional materials, media releases, e-mail promotion, GBC Web site and event invitation (if sponsorship is received by printing deadline).
  • Full-page advertisement in the “Bridging the Gap” special edition publication distributed to over 15,000 readers of The Daily Record and The Baltimore Times newspapers. (The Baltimore Times has one of the largest circulations or an African American newspaper on the eastern seaboard. Readers are cultivated African American consumers who have tremendous buying power.)
  • Company will be given a special tribute during the program and will be presented with a symbolic award as our Premier Sponsor.
  • Company recognition at the event through public announcement of sponsorship and signage promoting sponsorship.
  •  Audiovisual screen company recognition.
  • Prominent company recognition in article in the GBC’s e-newsletter “Leader.”
  • Full-page company advertisement in the event program.
  • Two exhibit tables to display company materials or promotional items.
  • 10 individual tickets (VIP seating).
  • List of names and mailing addresses of all attendees at the event for follow-up marketing purposes.
  • Company name or company logo on all print ads.
  • Company name or logo on event web page leading up to event.
  • Company name or logo on past event sponsors web page for one year.
  • Company name or logo listed as a past sponsor in GBC annual report/membership directory.

Gold Sponsorship – $5,000

  • Company name or logo prominently displayed on all event promotional materials, media releases and event program.
  • Company recognition at the event through signage promoting sponsorship (if sponsorship is received by printing deadline).
  • Half-page advertisement in the “Bridging the Gap” special edition publication distributed to over 15,000 readers of the The Daily Record and The Baltimore Times newspapers. (The Baltimore Times has one of the largest circulations for an African American newspaper on the eastern seaboard. Readers are cultivated African American consumers who have tremendous buying power.)
  • 10 individual tickets to the event.
  • Company name or logo on event web page leading up to event.
  • Company name or logo on past event sponsors web page for one year.
  • Company name or logo listed as a past sponsor in GBC annual report/membership directory.

Bronze Sponsorship – $3,000

  • Company name or logo displayed in event program.
  • Quarter-page advertisement in the Bridging the Gap special edition publication distributed to over 15,000 readers of the The Daily Record and The Baltimore Times newspapers. (The Baltimore Times has one of the largest circulations for an African American newspaper on the eastern seaboard. Readers are cultivated African American consumers who have tremendous buying power.)
  • 5 tickets to the event.
  • Company name or logo on event web page leading up to event.
  • Company name or logo on past event sponsors web page for one year.
  • Company name or logo listed as a past sponsor in GBC annual report/membership directory.

To sponsor the GBC Bridging the Gap Achievement Awards, contact Sara Garbarino, 410-727-2820, x29.