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Sponsors make Access Press Charlie Smith Award banquet a success

by // June 9th, 2017

The Access Press Charlie Smith Award banquet pieces keep falling into place. Award nominees are sought, so make plans to submit the name of a deserving person or group by 6 p.m. Wednesday, August 9. Go to the Charlie Awards tab for details and a nomination form. Call 651-644-2133 or email CSAnominations@accesspress.
org with questions.

The award honors a person or group for providing outstanding service to Minnesotans with disabilities. Award namesake Charlie Smith was founding editor of Access Press. He was a well-known Minnesota
disability rights advocate.

This year’s banquet is Friday, November 3 at the Doubletree Hilton in Bloomington. The banquet wouldn’t be possible without its sponsors. Being a banquet sponsor is a proven way to bring visibility to a business, nonprofit group or organization. Sponsorship provides recognition not only to a large group of banquet attendees, as well as the newspaper’s many print and online readers.

 

Keyliners Level

The first level is the Keyliners Level, at $300. In the pre-desktop publishing days, keyliners put the paper together.
The sponsor logo will be displayed on special table signs and the organization/company name will be listed in the 2017 Charlie Smith Award Banquet program. The sponsoring organization/company will be recognized in the November and December 2017 issues of Access Press with a special ad. Sponsors will receive one free website ad during the month of choice, a value of $100.

 

Proofreaders Level

The second level is the Proofreaders Level, at $400. Proofreaders make sure all of the copy is correct before the newspaper goes to press. The sponsor logo will be displayed on special table signs and the organization/company name will be listed in the 2017 Charlie Smith Award Banquet program. The sponsoring organization/company will be recognized in the November and December 2017 issues of Access Press. Sponsors will receive two free rotating website ads during the months of choice, a value of $200. Proofreader sponsors will be listed on a special banner displayed at the banquet.

 

Editor-in-Chief Level

The third level for sponsors is the Editor-in-Chief Level, at $500. This title reflects the highest position in a newsroom. The sponsor logo will be displayed on special table signs and the organization/company name will be listed in the 2017 Charlie Smith Award Banquet program. The sponsoring organization/company will be recognized in the November and December 2017 issues of Access Press. Sponsors will receive two free rotating website ads during the months of choice, a value of $200. Editor-in-chief sponsors will be listed on a special banner displayed at the banquet. The sponsoring organization/company will be recognized by the emcee during the banquet. A table will be named in the sponsor’s honor the evening of the event. This sponsoring level also includes a free Access Press subscription, a value of $30 and one Directory of Organizations listing, good for one year, a value of $60.

Sponsors get a free ticket or tickets to the banquet, depending on the level chosen.

Anyone interested in being a sponsor or in donating to the banquet’s silent auction and pick-your-prize raffle should contact Access Press Business Manager, Dawn Frederick at 651-644-2133 or dawn@accesspress.org.

 

 

 

 

 

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