The East Side sponsorships

Dear East Side Supporter

For more than 20 years, The East Side Business Improvement District, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, has been working to enhance and strengthen our neighborhood with a variety of events, programs, and initiatives.

Creating a thriving restaurant, retail, service, and residential area is vital to the success of the local economy, and we cannot do it without you.

We've developed sponsorships that are designed to expose your business to diverse audiences using a variety of outreach and engagement methods. We are always happy to talk more with you about how our partnership opportunities can best serve the needs and priorities of your business, so please do not hesitate to let us know how we can best serve you as you support our community.

We look forward to working with you as we continue to build our vibrant, diverse, and welcoming East Side district.

With appreciation, 

Elizabeth Brodek
Executive Director
The East Side Business Improvement District

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2019 East Side Sponsorship Programs

Be a Sponsor of the East Side

Follow steps 1-3 and fill out the information below then select which programs you are interested in sponsoring, each designed to expose your business to diverse audiences using a variety of outreach and engagement methods.

Elizabeth Brodek
Executive Director

director@theeastside.org

262.930.7707

STEP 1 Fill out your contact information so we can get in touch.
STEP 2 Choose programs and events in which your company might be interested in partnering, or about which you'd like to learn more.
The East Side

Black Cat Alley 2019

Premier Sponsor 2019

If you truly love everything Black Cat Alley offers the city, the vibrancy it’s created in the East Side neighborhood, and believe in the positive impacts of art for artists, the community, and local business, this partnership
opportunity was made for you.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Logo or name front and center on all 2019 Black Cat Alley programming
  • Logo or name on all 2019 Black Cat Alley marketing materials
  • First mention in all 2019 Black Cat Alley programming media releases
The East Side

BCA Ice Bar

January 19, 2019

Have a cold one on a cold one! Adding a bar to Milwaukee’s most recognizable and loved outdoor gallery on Gallery Day is a great way to add a warm memory to your Wisconsin winter.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Exclusive product usage throughout Ice Bar Event and accompanying brand signage
  • Marquee logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Top mention in media releases
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor in dedicated social media posts and newsletter
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo placement on cups
  • Logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Supporting Sponsor: $250
  • Logo placement on website and social media
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
The East Side

East Side Madness

March 2019

The East Side is the perfect place to watch the NCAA Tournament, with almost 100 TVs in our diverse selection of bars and restaurants.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Exclusive sponsorship for tournament/season - sponsoring giveaways and outreach
  • Central logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Top mention in media releases
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor in dedicated social media posts and newsletter
  • Marketing partnerships available as desired
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Prominent logo placement on passport, marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Key mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo placement on marketing, signage, and website
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
The East Side

Black Cat After Dark

April 26, July 19, and October 18, 2019

Black Cat Alley is Milwaukee's largest free outdoor gallery, and we're excited to be a part of Gallery Night & Day with this new series! Every event will be something new and different but you can count on libations, music, and art as staples.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Exclusive product usage throughout the event and accompanying brand signage
  • Marquee logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Top mention in media releases
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor in dedicated social media posts and newsletter
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo placement on koozies
  • Logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo placement on website and social media
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
The East Side

East Side Fitness Crawl

April 27, 2019

Experience a diverse selection of fitness from yoga to pilates to interval trainings to general gym routines during this fun fitness crawl - the first of its kind in the state!

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Central logo placement on marketing, passport, signage, website, and social media
  • Opportunity to speak at pre- and after-parties
  • 4 registrations included
  • Top mention in media releases
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor in dedicated social media posts and newsletter
  • Marketing partnerships available as desired
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Prominent logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Opportunity to have booth/table at pre- and after-parties
  • 2 registrations included
  • Key mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo placement on marketing, signage, and website
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
The East Side

Summer Soulstice

June 22, 2019

In its 19th year, we’re thrilled to bring back Milwaukee’s largest free music festival with tons of top local bands, visual artists, makers, and more! All set in the heart of the vibrant East Side.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Exclusive product usage throughout SSMF Event and accompanying brand signage
  • Naming rights to a music stage with prominent logoed signage
  • Marquee logo placement on marketing, signage and website / targeted social outreach
  • Exclusive double booth space at SSMF Event
  • Top mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Naming rights to a music stage with prominent logoed signage
  • Tour Manager logo placement on marketing, signage and website / targeted social outreach
  • Prominent double booth space at SSMF Event
  • Key mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Backstage Crew logo placement on marketing, signage and website / targeted social outreach
  • Prominent booth space at SSMF Event
  • Mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Groupie logo placement on marketing, signage and website
  • Booth space at SSMF Event if desired
  • Mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
The East Side

Kittens Chalk in BCA

July 2019

We love when kids add imagination to the beauty around us. This event offers kids the opportunity to add their own creativity to the sidewalk through Black Cat Alley.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Opportunity to speak at the event
  • Marquee logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Top mention in media releases
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor in dedicated social media posts and newsletter
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo placement on website and social media
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
The East Side

Rolling Bike Party

August 6, 2019

This literally lit-up bike party will be be stopping near Shorewood, Downer Avenue, Oakland & Locust, North Avenue, and Brady Street to give riders a chance to experience local dining and shopping close to the Oak Leaf Trail.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Top logo placement, with The East Side, on passport
  • Top logo placement, with The East Side, on all posters, postcards, social media, and website
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor in dedicated social media posts and newsletter
  • Marketing partnerships available as desired
  • Top mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Prominent logo placement on passport
  • Prominent Logo placement on all posters, postcards, and website
  • Marketing partnerships available as desired
  • Key mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Exclusive signage at sponsored stop with live musician
  • Logo placement on all posters and website
  • 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo placement on signage and website
  • 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo placement on website
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
The East Side

Tomato Romp

September 7, 2019

The city’s only Rotten Tomato Fight for Hunger, a beloved Bloody Mary Contest, and the only Tomato festival in the state is the perfect opportunity to set your business apart and get noticed!

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Exclusive vodka usage for the Bloody Mary competition
  • Naming rights to Bloody Mary competition
  • Marquee logo placement on marketing, signage and website
  • Booth space at Tomato Romp if desired
  • Key mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Exclusive beer accompaniment for the Bloody Mary competition
  • Marquee logo placement on marketing, signage and website
  • Booth space at Tomato Romp if desired
  • Key mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Heirloom logo placement on marketing, signage and website
  • Booth space at Tomato Romp if desired
  • Key mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Cherry logo placement on marketing, signage and website
  • Mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
The East Side

Doors Open Mural Festival

September 28-29, 2019

Stop by the East Side throughout the event to pick up your doors open event guide, grab a snack at a food tent, participate in art activities and more!

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Opportunity to speak at the event
  • Marquee logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Top mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Prominent logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Prominent mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo placement on website, and social media
  • Mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
The East Side

Black Cat Gala

Fall 2019

Everyone loves the unique and positive inspiration of Black Cat Alley. Like Black Cat Alley, this gala is sure to leave positive, lasting impressions through an awe-inspiring combination of entertainment.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Opportunity to speak at the event
  • Marquee logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Invite up to 8 guests for the evening
  • Top mention in media releases
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor in dedicated social media posts and newsletter
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Prominent logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Invite up to 8 guests for the evening
  • Prominent mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Invite up to 8 guests for the evening
  • Exclusive table welcome for your guests
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Supporting Sponsor: $500
  • Logo placement on website and social media
  • Mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
The East Side

Halloween Costume Contest

October 26, 2019

Enjoy a ghoulishly good time at your favorite East Side haunts while showing off your creative costume for a chance to win prizes.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Exclusive sponsorship for costume contest - sponsoring giveaways and outreach
  • Central/exclusive logo placement on marketing, signage, website, and social media
  • Key mention in media releases
  • Marketing partnerships available as desired
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
The East Side

Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2019

Sponsored nationally by American Express, this ever-growing event is the perfect opportunity to show support for local and small businesses.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Top logo placement on marketing, signage, and website
  • Exclusive logo placement on social media
  • Recognition as Local Love sponsor in dedicated social media posts and newsletter
  • Key mention in media releases
  • Marketing partnerships available as desired
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo placement on marketing, signage, and website
  • Mention in media releases
  • Marketing partnerships available as desired
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
The East Side

Holiday Open House

December 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in The East Side! Our Holiday Open House is designed to help make the East Side merry and bright for the holiday season by adding light and glow to cold winter nights.

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS
  • Top logo placement on marketing, signage, and website
  • Exclusive logo placement on social media
  • Recognition as Deck the Streets sponsor in dedicated social media posts and newsletter
  • Top mention in media releases
  • Marketing partnerships as desired
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Prominent logo placement on marketing, signage and website
  • Recognition as Holiday Glow sponsor in dedicated social media posts and newsletter
  • Mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo on marketing, signage, and website
  • Mention in media releases
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
  • Logo on marketing, signage, and website
  • Certificate of donation to 501(c)3 organization
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