The Chapter's bylaws limit the percentage of technology service and product partners ("vendors") who can become members in the Chapter. SIM Chicago recognizes the value of its vendor partners and has created avenues for active vendor participation with the Chapter through selective sponsorships of its meetings and events.
Sponsorships vary in terms of type and financial commitment from year to year. Each unique sponsorship has its own set of entitlements for the sponsor. Shown below is a general description of the types of sponsorships available. If there is interest in discussing any of the sponsorships below, please contact the Chapter Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org Please refer to the Chapter calendar for available dates and event types.
Member meetings - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner formats with speakers. Six to nine meetings annually. Sponsorship fees range from $4,000+.
Socials - Casual get-together for SIM members and guests. Two in the summer, one over the winter holidays. Sponsorship fee is $5,000+ depending on venue.
Galas - Held twice annually with 200+ attendees from dozens of Chicago's finest companies represented. Event sponsor, speaker sponsor, dinner sponsor, appetizer sponsor, beverage sponsor, grand prize sponsor, table sponsor. Sponsorship fees range from $500 to $10,000.
CIO Roundtables - Held twice annually. An exclusive sponsorship event reserved for CIOs only. Sponsorship fee is $4,500.
Partner Events - The Evanta CIO Summit and the HMG Executive CIO Series. Sponsorship fees range from $5,000 to $25,000.
Charity Golf Event - One of the largest charity golf events in the Chicago area benefiting i.c.stars|*. Multiple sponsorships available including event sponsor, dinner sponsor, lunch sponsor, beverage sponsor, driving range sponsor, regular holes sponsor, contest holes sponsor, putting and chipping contests sponsor, special contests sponsor, mulligan and gimme' the putt coupon sponsor. Sponsorship fees range from $1,250 - $10,000.