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Sponsorship Opportunities

One of the best marketing strategies your company can invest in is a sponsorship of a Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber event. Our signature events host business executives and professionals, community leaders, government officials, supplier diversity professionals, and general membership in crowds over 350+. Event sponsors demonstrate brand association as a consistent supporter of the LGBTQ+ community to members and the public. 

Annual Opportunities

  • State of the Chamber Luncheon
  • Pride in Business Luncheon
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Summit
  • B2B Networking Mixer
  • Member Orientation
  • Tampa Bay Mega Mixer
  • Coffee Connection
  • 'N Learns Series (Breakfast or Lunch)
  • Roundtables
  • DEI Cohort 2023-2024
  • Minority Business Opportunity Sponsorships
  • Critical Conversation Breakfast
  • Tampa Bay Mayor's Breakfast
  • Hob Nob
  • Public Policy Roundtable
  • Coffee with a Candidate
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* Proceeds from these events benefit the Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) organization, which supports the Chamber’s educational/leadership programs and the Scholarship Fund.
** Additional sponsorship benefits may be available; sponsorships are subject to change.

Signature Events

State of the Chamber Luncheon


The Chamber’s first signature event of the calendar year welcomes a crowd of over 350 to a lunchtime celebration of the year’s achievements, including a presentation of the Chamber’s vision for the future. The program includes welcoming the installation of new leadership, honoring community leaders, celebrating past leadership, and announcing Impact Awards winners, honoring organizations and individuals whose leadership made a positive impact in the Tampa Bay region.


  • Presenting — $7,500 (Limit 2)
  • Specialty — $3,500 - $5,000
  • Photo Booth — $3,500 (Limit 1)
  • Gold — $2,500 (Unlimited)
  • Silver — $1,500 (Unlimited)
  • Bronze — $600 (Limit 5, Qualifications Required)

Pride in Business Luncheon


Kickoff Pride month with over 350+ business professionals as we recognize the Stonewall Uprising with a panel of community leaders, with discussions of how businesses celebrate Pride and the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in and out of the workplace. Hear how these initiatives are not only good for business but support the region’s economic growth.


  • Presenting — $7,500
  • Platinum — $5,000 (Limited)
  • Gold — $2,750 (Unlimited)
  • Silver — $1,650 (Unlimited)
  • Bronze — $600 (Limit 5, Qualifications Required)
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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Summit


The Tampa Bay DEI Summit gives you the opportunity to learn best practices around the business case of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Organizational leaders representing various industries, sectors, and perspectives will highlight the importance of accountability, metrics, and the bottom line of DEI.

  • Title — $15,000 (Limit 2)
  • Supporting — $10,000 (Unlimited)
  • Gold — $7,500 (Unlimited)
  • Silver — $5,000 (Unlimited)
  • Bronze — $2,500 (Unlimited)
  • Specialty — $2,500 - $7,500

Business Development & Networking

B2B Networking Mixer


This cocktail reception at a member’s place of business allows for relationship building among likeminded business professionals. The host sponsor provides the venue at no cost and offers attendees a minimum of one complimentary beverage and light hors d’oeuvres.

  • Presenting — $2,500 (Annually)
  • Host Sponsor — Based on Availability
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Member Orientation


Member Orientation is the first step to getting the most out of a Chamber membership. It includes an overview of the Chamber’s mission followed by overviews of the following areas: events and programs, marketing and communication opportunities, public policy, and taking advantage of member benefits to name a few. This event is held 4 times per year.

  • Presenting — $2,500 (Annually)
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Tampa Bay Mega Mixer


Chamber members have some fun at this relaxed evening networking event held at a member’s place of business. This event is held four times per year and is hosted by member organizations that provide interactive experiences and entertainment. Examples of event hosts include: The Aquarium, Busch Gardens, Topgolf, Museum, and The Zoo Tampa & more.

  • Presenting — $2,500 (Annually)
  • Host Sponsor — Based on Availability
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Coffee Connection


This event offers a morning opportunity to connect with likeminded individuals in a small intimate setting. We bring the coffee; you bring the conversations. This event is held quarterly at respective members locations. The host sponsor provides the venue at no cost and offers attendees a minimum of one complimentary beverage.

  • Presenting — $2,500 (Annually)
  • Host Sponsor — Based on Availability
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'N Learns Series (Breakfast or Lunch)


The breakfast series is the premier educational program of the Tampa Bay Chamber. Business and professional development classes offer attendees new skill sets and a practical application for implementation in their own business. A unique class takes place six times each year.

  • Presenting — $2,500 (Annually)
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Roundtables are set up as industry or job position-specific groups. Criteria for involvement will be determined by the industry/position leaders and have strict rules of who can attend. These are meant to be a place where a group of members in like-situations can talk about issues, invite speakers of interest for either education or collaboration. The host sponsor provides the venue at no cost and offers attendees complimentary soft beverages.

Active roundtables include: the LGBTQ Non-Profit Roundtable, Supplier Diversity Roundtable, Hospitality & Tourism Roundtable, Certified LGBTQ Business Enterprise Roundtable, & Employee Resource Group Roundtable.

  • Presenting — $2,500 (Each, Annually)
  • Host Sponsor — Reserved for Corporate Partners and Based on Availability
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

DEI Cohort 2023-2024

The DEI Cohort is a program of the Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber Foundation designed to aide diverse and minority small businesses to prepare for growth. The DEI Cohort helps these businesses identify and overcome barriers, which often include limited access to capital, key decision makers, and information. By providing practical tools, program participants are positioned to increase capacity, create jobs, and build a more inclusive economically successful Tampa Bay. This event is in partnership with the SBDC.

  • Founding Title Sponsor — $15,000 (2-year commitment)
  • Supporting Sponsor — $10,000 (Unlimited)
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Minority Business Opportunity Sponsorships

Sponsor a minority-owned or operated small business to experience the cutting-edge membership benefits of the Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber for one year. The sponsorship includes access for the businesses to the Tampa Bay DEI Cohort program.

Chamber membership entails networking with businesses from the Tampa Bay’s seven county region and will expand the business’s professional relationships. Membership includes access to events, webinars and programming designed to improve business resiliency by focusing on, leadership training, financial services, DEI, talent recruitment and retention tools.

Each sponsored business will one year of business level (tier two) membership and will be sponsored to participate in the DEI Cohort Program.


  • $2,500 (2 Small Businesses Sponsored)
  • $5,000 (5 Small Businesses Sponsored)

FEATURES: Community spotlight profile for sponsor as “Small Business Supporter” and reignition during the Tampa Bay DEI Cohort.

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Critical Conversation Breakfast

This special event is designed to enable champions of diversity, equity, and inclusion to engage and openly share in meaningful  conversation on various topics that impact our business community. Critical Conversations is an opportunity to learn, share experience and best practices, and discuss new ideas and opportunities. We believe ongoing conversations to collectively address issues of social injustice, racism, and bias demonstrate a spirit of collaboration and commitment to take action to achieve regional diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.

  • Co-Presenting — $5,500 (Limit 2)
  • Photo — $3,500 (Limit 1)
  • Gold — $2,500 (Unlimited)
  • Silver — $1,500 (Unlimited)
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Tampa Bay DEI Summit

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DEI Roundtable, Supplier Diversity Roundtable, LGBTBE Roundtable

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Policy & Advocacy

Tampa Bay Mayor's Breakfast

The Mayor’s Annual Address to the Chamber takes place at this event. The program includes the popular segment where the mayor is placed on the proverbial hot seat as the moderator asks the tough questions on behalf of the business community. Chamber members join us to hear the mayor’s responses and learn what we as a Chamber can do to help move Tampa Bay forward.

  • Presenting — $5,000
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Hob Nob

Every election year, the Tampa Bay LGBT Chamber presents its Political Hob Nob. This event allows the LGBTQ+ & allied community to meet the candidates looking to represent Tampa Bay at the local, state, and federal levels. Participants will meet the candidates to share their priorities and will have the opportunity to vote for their favorites during the Hob Nob straw poll. Results will be announced that evening.

  • Co-Presenting — $5,000 (Unlimited)
  • Supporting Sponsor — $3,000 (Unlimited)
  • Specialty Sponsor — $2,500+ (Limit 1 per level)
  • Bag Sponsor — $1,000 (Limit 1)
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Public Policy Roundtable

The Chamber welcomes Tampa Bay’s elected officials and policy experts to our Annual Public Policy Roundtable designed to give our members a better understanding of key issues and legislation that could affect the Tampa Bay Region. This unique event also helps our elected officials understand what key issues the LGBTQ+ and minority community are facing.

  • Spring Event — $5,000
  • Fall Event — $5,000
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Coffee with a Candidate

This unique event sets the stage for the opportunity to connect with local candidates and understand which key issues they support and how it affects the LGBTQ business community. This event takes place four times throughout an election year.

  • Presenting — $2,500
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