Dear Sponsors and Potential Sponsors:
The Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona (MSBA) is seeking annual sponsors.
The MSBA is a non-profit 501c(3) organization composed of members from local, state and federal agencies as well as corporations and small business owners. Throughout the year MSBA conducts and/or sponsors educational workshops focused on small business growth and development. The MSBA also hosts an awards banquet to recognize the achievements of minority and small businesses in Southern Arizona. The businesses that we recognize share their experiences that helped to make their organization successful.
We are currently seeking 2017 sponsors to support our mission to recognize and provide education and expand opportunities to local small businesses. Your sponsorship will provide your company with exposure for each workshop or event that the Alliance conducts. In addition, your company will be provided with tickets to the 2017 Minority and Small Business Awards banquet. Refer to the table below for detailed information on the Sponsorship levels and benefits.
- Platinum $5,000
- Gold $3,000
- Silver $2,000
- Advocate $1,000
- Friendship $500
In addition to the workshops offered by the Minority and Small Business Alliance, we will be recognizing outstanding small businesses in Southern Arizona in the following areas:
Construction • Exporting • Manufacturing
Retail • Service Supplier/Distribution • Technology
MSBA also awards $1,000 scholarships to minority and disadvantaged students attending either the University of Arizona or Pima Community College. To date, more than $80,000 in scholarships has been awarded to 76 students. Funds are collected during our Live Auction/Raffle during the Awards program.
Please take time to review this sponsorship information and consider becoming a Sponsor for this premier event that benefits the Tucson and Southern Arizona small business community. With its rich and diverse population, this is an important event for Tucson, as it lends valued recognition to aspiring and established small business entrepreneurs.
All checks and correspondence should be mailed to:
Minority and Small Business Alliance of Southern Arizona
P.O. Box 22801, Tucson, AZ 85734
You may also contact Ernette Leslie at (520) 621-2888.
Thank you again for your continued financial and in-kind support to assist Small Business Development in Southern Arizona.
Ernette C. Leslie
Manager, Small Business Utilization
University of Arizona
Jo Anne Arvizu
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Raytheon Missile Systems