Sponsors & Partners

DEC Sponsors

Patron Sponsors

Thank you for your $50,000 annual contribution!

Champion Sponsors

Thank you for your $25,000 annual contribution!

Supporter Sponsors

Thank you for your $15,000 annual contribution!

Advocate Sponsors

Thank you for your $10,000 annual contribution!

Endorser Sponsors

Thank you for your $5,000 annual contribution!

Sponsorship Opportunities

A Detroit Economic Club sponsorship is a compelling value proposition with commitment levels to fit any budget. A majority of sponsorship fees are tax-deductible and the numerous tangibles include memberships, meeting tickets, student tickets and logo exposure.
  • Access to the speaker and the region’s business, government and non-profit leaders
  • Sit with other influential leaders at the head table where you build business relationships
  • Host customers, prospects and colleagues at a thought-provoking forum
  • Give back to local high schools and colleges through student group sponsorships
  • Professionally develop your employees, especially your rising stars
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please email Matt Valant at mvalant@econclub.org

Detroit Economic Club Sponsorship Opportunities

Patron Champion Supporter Advocate Endorser
Recognition & Seating Benefits        
Gold Memberships 20 10 6 4 2
Regular Memberships 100 50 30 20 10
Young Leader Memberships 40 20 12 8 4
Meeting Tickets 130 65 45 35 20
Student Tickets (table of 10) 50 40 30 20 10
Additional Tickets at Member Rate          
Annual Investment $50,000 $25,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000
*A majority of your investment is tax-deductible

Chair’s Dinner Sponsorship

The Chair’s Dinner is the DEC’s annual fundraiser, hosted every summer by the DEC’s Board Chair. The evening’s festivities include a reception, dinner and silent auction. This fundraiser is always a lively night enjoyed by all.

Sponsor benefits include tickets, signage, and exclusive networking invitations.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities for the Chair's Dinner, please email Matt Valant at mvalant@econclub.com

The 2024 Chair's Dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, 2024, at One Campus Martius - 16th Floor.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting $50,000 Gold $25,000 Silver $10,000 Bronze $5,000
Remarks During Program X X
Premium Signage X X
Recognition From Podium X X X X
Event Tickets* 24 16 8 4
Signage X X X X
Sponsor Group Photo with Sandy Pierce X X X X

* Tickets include access into exclusive networking opportunity for DEC Board Members and Chair's Dinner Sponsors

Sponsor Additional Assets

Open to ALL Chair's Dinner Sponsors - First Come/First Serve

Opportunity Includes Logo Signage at Selected Asset

Price Available?
Attendee Giveaway Bag $5,000 Yes
Live Band $5,000 Yes
Parking $5,000 Yes
Pre-Dinner Reception $5,000 Yes
Registration Table $5,000 Yes

The DEC is a 501 C3 non-profit organization. A portion of your investment is tax-deductible.

2023 Chairman's Dinner Photos

Young Leader Conference Sponsorship

The Young Leader Conference is a professional development opportunity uniquely designed by Young Leaders (YLs) for an audience of YL members (under 40 years of age). Attendees experience powerful keynotes, impactful breakout sessions and networking with other YLs.

Sponsor benefits include tickets, signage and reception invitations.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities for the Young Leader Conference, please email Matt Valant at mvalant@econclub.org

The 2024 Young Leader Conference is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2024, at MotorCity Casino Hotel.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting $25,000 Platinum $15,000 Gold $10,000 Silver $5,000 Bronze $2,500
Remarks/Introduction of Keynote Speaker X
Sound Board Naming Rights X
Ballroom Naming Rights X
Logo Usage in Pre-Event Marketing and Event Day Signage X X X X X
Sponsor Ad in Conference Brochure Full Page Full Page 1/2 Page 1/2 Page 1/4 Page
Include Item in Attendee Giveaway Bag (estimated 350-400) X X X X
Sponsor Remarks via Video X X X X X
Sponsor Recognition from Podium X X X X X
Conference Tickets 25 16 10 6 2
Closing Keynote and Afterglow Tickets for Executives 10 7 5 3 2

Sponsor Additional Assets

Open to ALL Young Leader Conference Sponsors - First Come/First Serve

Opportunity Includes Logo Signage at Selected Asset

Price Available?
Afterglow $2,500 Yes
Beverage Station $2,500 Yes
Book Swap $2,500 Yes
Breakfast $2,500 Yes
Closing Session $2,500 Yes
Lunch $2,500 Yes
Networking Session $2,500 Yes
Snack Break $2,500 Yes

The DEC is a 501 C3 non-profit organization. A portion of your investment is tax-deductible.

The 2022 Detroit Economic Club Young Leaders Conference held at the Motor City Casino in Detroit on October 6, 2022. (Photo by Rob Widdis, Detroit Economic Club)