Sponsorship Opportunities

Printable Tiered Investment Structure

You do not have to be a member of a specific tier to enjoy the Chamber benefits. If your tier doesn't offer a specific benefit you like, you may add it on. Listed below are costs of individual items. To obtain any of these, please contact Rachel Lightner at 865.983.2241. 

À la carte Options

In addition to the many promotional options and benefits that go along with the tiers, the Blount Partnership offers all an à la carte option

Grand opening/Ribbon cutting package -- $350
Monthly newcomer’s list -- $180 per year
Chamber email campaign -- $200 per campaign
Newcomer packet insert -- $350 for six months / $700 per year
Weekly newsletter sponsor -- $50 per week
Chamberlink sponsor -- $200 per month
Certificates of Origin -- $10 per stamp for members / $20 per stamp for non-members
Chamber Lobby Advertising -- $300 per month

Sponsorship Opportunities

Anniversary Celebration

The Blount Chamber Anniversary Celebration in January isn’t your typical sit down dinner with a guest speaker. It’s a break from the normal business meeting with a live band, cocktails and outstanding buffet. This signature event is a great opportunity to network and get the word out about your business with the business professionals of Blount County.

Premier Sponsor -- $10,000
Entertainment Sponsor -- $5,000
Silver Sponsor -- $2,500
Casino Sponsor -- $1,000
Friends Sponsor -- $250

Taste of Blount

The 16th annual Taste of Blount in September brings together some of the best savory favorites from local restaurants, caterers and gourmet grocers in a casual outdoor setting with a live performance by a local band. In addition, awards are presented for best overall, entrée, appetizer, sandwich, beverage, dessert and presentation.

Premier Sponsor -- $1,500
Silver Sponsor -- $500
Friends Sponsor -- $300

Best of Blount Awards

The Best of Blount Awards in November focus on the Blount County community as a whole. Hosted by the Blount Partnership, the Best of Blount celebrates those individuals and businesses that give their time and resources to make our county such a great place. Awards are presented in five categories: Business of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year, Community Impact Award, Bright Future Award and Tourism Award.

Entertainment Sponsor -- $5,000
Platinum Sponsor -- $2,500
Gold Sponsor -- $1,000
Silver Sponsor -- $500

Pigs and Politics Legislative Day

The sixth annual Pigs & Politics Legislative Day in August is a great opportunity for the public to visit with elected officials and candidates as they mingle in a summer setting. There are no speeches; just a lot of BBQ and a live performance by a local band. Elected officials will be serving BBQ while collecting “tips” for their respective non-profit organizations.

Premier Sponsor -- $1,000
Silver Sponsor -- $500
Band Sponsor -- $300

Townsend Spring Festival | Townsend Fall Heritage Festival

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy genuine bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food, and spring festivities for the entire family at the 26th annual Townsend Spring Festival at the Visitor’s Center which takes place in May. The Townsend Fall Heritage Festical is held in September.

Premier Sponsor -- $1,000
Silver Sponsor -- $500
Friends Sponsor -- $300
Jammer’s Tent Sponsor $150
In-Kind Contribution

Hops in the Hills Craft Brew Festival

Hops in the Hills is coming to downtown Maryville, June 22-24. The yearly craft beer fest showcases the area’s finest artisan brews while celebrating the science and agriculture of the region. Several local and regional craft breweries will pour award-winning ales and lagers during the two-day festival.

Mash Sponsor -- $2,500
Yeast Sponsor -- $1,000
Fermentation Sponsor -- $500

Job Fair

Take advantage of our annual job fair on April 21 which draws employers and job seekers from the surrounding area for one day to fill open positions.

County-Wide Career Fair

A county-wide career fair will be held for rising high school freshmen in late fall to give them a heads up on career opportunities.

Premier Sponsor -- $1,000
Silver Sponsor -- $500

Coffee Club

Networking at the monthly Coffee Club is a great way to start your day. It is held at a Chamber member’s place of business the fourth Thursday each month. Hosting opportunities are available for 2018.
Host -- $400

Afternoon Mixer

Another networking opportunity is the afternoon mixers which are held quarterly. These events are a great way to wind down at a Chamber member’s place of business. Hosting opportunities are available for 2018.
Host -- $400

Chamber Social

The Chamber Social is an opportunity for the membership to meet and greet new members who joined within the past year. Hosting opportunities are available for 2018.
Host -- $400

Operation Thank You

Promote your business through Operation Thank You which takes place in February. Your sponsorship goes on the the Chamber member information packets that are personally delievered by Chamber members, the Chamber staff and Board of Directors during this three-day event.
Sponsor -- $200

HR Supervisor’s Training

This half-day information session is geared towards human resource managers who need updates on changes in employment laws, conflict management, workplace harassment, discrimination and many other relevant topics.
Sponsor -- $200


This is your best opportunity to meet many Blount County Chamber members from all sectors of the community in one location. Come network and meet new people in the business community! Join over 300 business representatives at the largest networking event in Blount County.
Sponsor -- $500

Legislative & Transportation Briefings

Be part of as many as a dozen local, state, federal and transportation briefings throughout the year. This includes logo recognition on all communications regarding public policy, business regulations and timely information from our legislators sent to the membership and signage at the briefings held at the Chamber board room. Sponsor opportunities are available for 2018.
Sponsor -- $1,000

Membership Levels: Business | Partner | Classic | Visionary | Executive | Chairman | Presidential | Premier | Platinum Premier