Last week the Illuminate 2014 committee opened up the application process to fill 3 open positions. While all three positions are critical to the success of Illuminate I’d like to take a minute to tell you more about the Corporate Relations/Sponsorships Chairperson.
The person who fills this position will work very closely with myself and Kristin Loy to ensure that the conference has enough sponsors to meet its financial obligations, and to communicate and coordinate sponsorship activities. While at first this can seem a bit intimidating, it’s largely about networking and getting to know other business owners in the Raleigh area. It’s an excellent opportunity to make connections that will not only help Illuminate and Vend Raleigh, but also have impact on the visibility of your own business.
It’s OK if you don’t have any experience working with event sponsorship. One of the benefits of being on the Illuminate committee is that you get to learn new skills with the support of your fellow committee members. Your work will directly impact the community as each year we gift a local non-profit with a portion of the event proceeds. These funds will also help to support the free Vend Raleigh classes we provide through the year.
If you have questions about any of the three positions, please send me a note. I’d be glad to talk with you about the exciting things the committee has been discussing for Illuminate 2014!