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WESST Albuquerque EventThe Silver Soirée 2018

Silver Soirée 2018

In honor of New Mexico’s Entrepreneurs, WESST is sponsoring the 5th annual Silver Soirée with a goal of raising more than $150,000 to benefit our programs for start-up and existing businesses.

For more than 29 years, WESST has been a home to entrepreneurs. We provide a support system of consulting, training and lending to help clients successfully strengthen and grow their businesses through sustainable sales, financial knowledge and job creation.

WESST services have been delivered to more than 39,000 New Mexicans, which in turn have created 4,912 new jobs and facilitated the start of 2,528 businesses.

Through its six regional offices, WESST has become part of the economic development fabric of our state by providing services to ALL, with a special emphasis on serving women, minority, and low-income clients.

While we continue to measure the quantitative outcomes of our programs, the real value of our work is measured by the positive impact we have on each individual client and what it means to them, their families and their communities when they start and grow successful businesses.

In 2014, we commemorated our Silver Anniversary with the launch of an annual fundraising event, The Silver Soirée, celebrating the successes of our hard-working clients who are impacting the New Mexico economy in significant ways. To date, the Silver Soirée has raised nearly $750,000 to benefit programs for New Mexico businesses.

As we look to the future and promote a bright landscape for New Mexico’s economy, the road to get there is no doubt as challenging as ever, but every day we witness the grit, determination and passion that our clients have to get the job done. We are excited to be a part of their journey and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to continue offering the tools they need to succeed: consulting, training, lending, incubation and the services of the Comcast Digital Media Studio at WESST.

We hope you will join us in supporting WESST’s entrepreneurs and the bright future that they are building for our community.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Platinum Sponsorship – $15,000

  • Exclusive access for up to 20 guests during the event at Los Poblanos to a beautifully appointed private room to meet and mingle with friends and guests.
  • Platinum Sponsor recognition on all pre and post event marketing & promotional collateral
  • Platinum Sponsor listing and logo on all event signage
  • Platinum Sponsor logo placement and link from the event page on WESST website and in all social media
  • Opportunity to provide marketing materials and giveaways for attendees
  • Logo recognition in the Albuquerque Journal post event thank you ad
  • Recognition at the flagship WESST Enterprise Center in Albuquerque as a 2018 Program Sponsor
  • 20 tickets to the event

Gold Sponsorship – $10,000

  • Gold Sponsor recognition on all pre and post event marketing & promotional collateral
  • Gold Sponsor listing and logo on all event signage
  • Gold Sponsor logo placement and link from the event page on WESST website and in all social media
  • Opportunity to provide marketing materials and giveaways for attendees
  • Logo recognition in the Albuquerque Journal post event thank you ad
  • Recognition at the flagship WESST Enterprise Center in Albuquerque as a 2018 Program Sponsor
  • 16 tickets to the event

Silver Sponsorship – $5,000

  • Silver Sponsor listing on all event signage and post event recognition
  • Silver Sponsor logo placement and link from the event page on WESST website and in all social media
  • 10 tickets to the event

Bronze Sponsorship – $2,500

  • Bronze Sponsor listing on select event signage
  • Bronze Sponsor logo placement and link from the event page on WESST website and in all social media
  • 4 tickets to the event