The February meeting had a great turn out of members and guests, all eager to hear about what organizations want when they sponsor events.  We welcomed Brian Hamman with CenturyLink, Jessica Stillwell with FineMark Bank, and Kevin Anderson with Chico’s to participate in a panel that offered great tips to those in attendance.  Some of the highlights include networking and forming relationships with local business members while also appreciating any donation that an organization can offer to support the program or event.  They also prefer that organizations do not assume that by sponsoring an event one year, it means that they will sponsor each year.  It is always better to send a request letter asking if they would like to sponsor the event or activity again.  Attendees were able to participate in a Q&A at the end of the presentation, and the speakers answered individual questions when the meeting concluded.  This was another great meeting, thanks to all who organized it!