Summit focuses on sponsors

Local organizations are being given a hand when it comes to pursuing sponsors.

Local organizations are being given a hand when it comes to pursuing sponsors.

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce and Funtastic Sports Society are hosting the 2011 Sponsorship Summit Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lake City Casino.

“In all markets, even Vernon, competition for sponsorship dollars is fierce. This summit will equip non-profit organizations and corporations with the knowledge and training to ensure success in their sponsorship goals,” said Jim McEwan, Funtastic executive director.

“Professional development and training from industry experts are key components in achieving success. However, often there are few opportunities to learn from the experts without travelling to major cities until now.”

Brent Barootes, with the Partnership Group, will be the presenter during the one-day workshop.

“Attendees will learn from Brent how to determine what their non-profit has to sell and what it is worth,” said Kim Bourke, chamber events co-ordinator.

“The workshop will provide attendees with the tools, systems and real life experience to identify new and unique items they have to offer and for companies to determine what that is worth. Brent will help organizations determine a real market value for each and every asset, whether tangible or intangible.”

The workshop is limited to 50 participants.

Registration and information is available by calling the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce at 250-545-0771 or by going to http://vernonchamber.ca/vernon-events/educational-events.html