Become a sponsor of the largest nationwide gathering of professionals and volunteers in the preservation-based economic development field. This annual event draws community leaders from urban neighborhood districts, small towns and mid-sized cities. Sponsoring the National Main Streets Conference is a highly visible, cost-effective way to reach community leaders and partners at the local, state, and national levels as they gather and foster new ideas and innovative solutions for preservation-based economic development.

As a conference sponsor, your financial support will help bring dedicated, passionate professionals and volunteers together to share their success and challenges as they re-energize and support local businesses, refurbish historic buildings and build vibrant, sustainable local economies.

We invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to support this informative, motivational, high-energy event which features educational and networking opportunities that cannot be found anywhere else. We have 2 categories of opportunities to support the conference:

See who is already engaged and involved in the 2013 Main Streets Conference

Don't see anything that fits your goals? Contact Mary de la Fe, Conference Manager, at mdelafe@savingplaces.org or 202.558.6329

Conference Sponsor Opportunities

Partner: $30,000

As lead supporters of the Main Streets Conference, partner sponsors will be broadly recognized throughout the event and in all marketing materials

Acknowledgment:

Name and logo featured in:

  • Opening Plenary presentation. Plus verbal recognition.
  • Printed and electronic promotional materials
  • Main Street Now, National Main Street Center’s bi-monthly journal
  • Final Program and Resource Guide
  • On-site signage and ribbons for badges
Benefits:
  • One complimentary booth in Main Street Expo
  • 7 complimentary conference registration
  • Inside back cover (4-color) advertisement in the Final Program and Resource Guide
  • Mailing list for conference attendees
  • Email opportunity to conference attendees
  • Complimentary one-year membership in the Allied Membership Program
  • 3 tickets to the Main Street Bash

Premier: $20, 000

Premier sponsors are essential partners in the conference and receive a strong level of recognition and benefits for their leadership

Acknowledgment:

Name and logo featured in:

  • Opening Plenary Presentation. Plus verbal recognition.
  • Printed and electronic promotional materials
  • Main Street Now, National Main Street Center’s bi-monthly journal
  • Final Program and Resource Guide
  • On-site signage and ribbons for badges
Benefits:
  • One complimentary booth in Main Street Expo
  • 5 complimentary conference registration
  • Full-page b/w advertisement in the Final Program and Resource Guide
  • Mailing list for conference attendees
  • Email opportunity to conference attendees
  • Complimentary one-year membership in the Allied Membership Program
  • 2 tickets to the Main Street Bash

Major: $15,000

Acknowledgment:

Name and logo featured in:

  • Opening Plenary Presentation
  • Logo in all printed and electronic promotional materials
  • Main Street Now, National Main Street Center’s bi-monthly journal
  • Final Program and Resource Guide
  • On-site signage and ribbons for badges
Benefits:
  • 3 complimentary conference registration
  • Half-page b/w advertisement in the Final Program and Resource Guide
  • Mailing list for conference attendees
  • Email opportunity to conference attendees
  • 2 tickets to the Main Street Bash

Contributing: $10,000

Acknowledgment:

Name recognition in:

  • Opening Plenary Presentation
  • Printed and electronic promotional materials
  • Final Program and Resource Guide
  • On-site signage and ribbons for badges
Benefits:
  • 2 complimentary conference registration
  • One-quarter page b/w advertisement in the Final Program and Resource Guide
  • Mailing list for conference attendees
  • Email opportunity to conference attendees

Donor: $5,000

Acknowledgment:

Name recognition in:

  • Printed and electronic promotional materials and signage
  • Final Program and Resource Guide
Benefits:
  • 2 complimentary conference registration
  • Mailing list for conference attendees
  • Email opportunity to conference attendees

Other Donors

All donors to the conference are highly valued and help make the conference a success. Contributions are always recognized.

Acknowledgment:

Name recognition in:

  • Preliminary Conference Brochure
  • Conference website
  • Final Program and Resource Guide
Benefits:
  • 1 complimentary conference registration

 Event Sponsorship Opportunities


Main Street Expo - $25,000

Secures sole sponsorship of the Main Street Expo, including the popular Exhibitor Reception on Monday evening.

Acknowledgment:

Name and logo featured in:

  • Opening Plenary presentation
  • Preliminary Conference Brochure
  • Conference website and email promotions
  • Main Street Now, National Main Street Center’s bi-monthly journal
  • Final Program and Resource Guide
  • Expo signage
Benefits:
  • One complimentary booth in Main Street Expo
  • 4 complimentary conference registration
  • Full-page b/w advertisement in the Final Program and Resource Guide
  • Mailing list for conference attendees
  • Email opportunity to conference attendees
  • Complimentary one-year membership in the Allied Membership Program
  • 2 tickets to the Main Street Bash

Virtual Main Streets Content - $25,000

Promote the Main Streets Conference 24/7/365 on mainstreet.org through the permanent archive of conference media and content including videos, blog posts, articles and archived conference sessions. Also supported is a dedicated social media platform for conference attendees, exhibitors and sponsors.

Acknowledgment:

Name and logo featured in:

  • Opening Plenary presentation
  • Printed and electronic promotional materials
  • Main Street Now, National Main Street Center’s bi-monthly journal
  • Final Program and Resource Guide
  • On-site signage and ribbons for badges
Benefits:
  • One complimentary booth in Main Street Expo
  • 4 complimentary conference registration
  • Full-page b/w advertisement in the Final Program and Resource Guide
  • Mailing list for conference attendees
  • Email opportunity to conference attendees
  • Complimentary one-year membership in the Allied Membership Program
  • 2 tickets to the Main Street Bash

Main Street Bash - $25,000

Fun-filled, high-energy event featuring a live band at a venue celebrating our host location is always a fan favorite. Help conference attendees celebrate the work they do and close out the conference in roof-raising fun.

Acknowledgment:

Name and logo featured in:

  • Opening Plenary presentation
  • Logo in printed and electronic promotional materials
  • Main Street Now, National Main Street Center’s bi-monthly journal
  • Final Program and Resource Guide
  • On-site signage and ribbons for badges
  • Plus, verbal recognition and signage at Main Street Bash
Benefits:
  • Distribution of promotional material at Main Street Bash
  • One complimentary booth in Main Street Expo
  • 4 complimentary conference registration
  • Full-page b/w advertisement in the Final Program and Resource Guide
  • Mailing list for conference attendees
  • Email opportunity to conference attendees
  • Complimentary one-year membership in the Allied Membership Program
  • 4 tickets to the Main Street Bash

General Session - $10,000

Main Street general sessions bring together all attendees for an engaging session kicking off the day of education and networking.

Acknowledgment:

Name recognition in:

  • Printed and electronic promotional materials
  • Final Program and Resource Guide
  • Main Street Now, National Main Street Center’s bi-monthly journal
Benefits:
  • Two complimentary conference registrations
  • two complimentary tickets to the Main Street Bash

Educational Session or Tour - $5,000

Donors may select an educational or field session that best aligns with their goals and priorities. Selections will be available in fall 2012. Learn more about the conference theme and the types of sessions being solicited.

Acknowledgment:

 Name recognition in:

  • Printed and electronic promotional materials
  • Final Program and Resource Guide
Benefits:
  • One complimentary conference registration
  • One complimentary ticket to the Main Street Bash

 About the National Trust Main Street Center®

At the National Trust Main Street Center®, we lead a coast-to-coast network of more than 2,000 state, regional, and local programs, powerfully linked together through our comprehensive Main Street Four-Point Approach®, a preservation-based strategy for rebuilding the places and enterprises that make sustainable, vibrant, and unique communities. The National Trust Main Street Center provides a variety of programs and services designed to assist local and statewide Main Street Programs. Each year, the Center sponsors a National Main Streets Conference at which representatives from Main Street Programs have an opportunity to discuss their work and to explore new developments in the field. The grassroots efforts of Main Street programs throughout the US have proven to be successful local economic engines. Since 1980, Main Street programs have reinvested $53 billion in their local commercial districts, created 104,961 new businesses, and completed $229,164 building rehabilitations.