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 2014 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 2014 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

2014 Sponsorships

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 $70,000 in scholarships has been awarded to 70 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 Jo Anne Arvizu at (520) 665-5919.
Thank you again for your continued financial and in-kind support to assist Small Business Development in Southern Arizona.

Chair:
Jo Anne Arvizu
Manager, Supplier Diversity
Raytheon Missile Systems
(520) 665-5919

Co-Chair:
Beth Lopez
Manager, Small Business Utilization
University of Arizona
(520) 621-2888

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum Sponsor $5,000

* 10 Tickets to Awards Celebration
* Opportunity to participate in Awards Celebration
* Customized Media Exposure
* Display Corporate Banner at Networking/Silent
Auction and Awards Celebration
* Formal recognition at Awards Celebration
* Logo on website prior to and after event
* Distribute company literature at resource table
* Complimentary winners’ award DVD
* Free photographs of corporate or agency officials
participating in Awards Celebration
* Recognition in all media releases
* Special Award presented at Awards Celebration*

Special Note: Any Sponsor donating more than $5,000 will receive a customized sponsorship package.

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Gold Sponsor $3,000

* 8 Tickets to Awards Celebration
* Formal recognition at Awards Celebration
* Media exposure
* Display Corporate Banner at Awards Celebration
* Logo on website prior to and after event
* Complimentary winners’ award DVD
* Free photographs of corporate or agency officials
participating in Awards Celebration
* Distribute company literature at resource table

Silver Sponsor $2,000

* 6 Tickets to Awards Celebration
* Formal recognition at Awards Celebration
* Media exposure
* Logo on website prior to and after event
* Free photographs of corporate or agency officials participating in awards ceremony
* Display Corporate Banner at Awards Celebration

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Advocate Sponsor $1,000

* 4 Tickets to Awards Celebration
* Formal recognition at Awards Celebration
* Media exposure
* Logo on website prior to and after event

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Friendship Sponsor $500

* Appetizer Sponsors 2 Opportunities
* Dessert Sponsors 2 Opportunities
* Award Sponsors 2 Opportunities
* Bar Sponsors 2 Opportunities
* 2 Tickets to Awards Celebration
* Logo on website prior to and after event

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Additional Tickets can also be purchased:
Individual tickets: $65 each
Table of 10: $600