Seeking Gala Sponsors for Oct 5th ESABA: Gateway to the East Side, Gateway to the World

Seeking Gala Sponsors for Oct 5th ESABA: Gateway to the East Side, Gateway to the World Main Photo

21 Aug 2023

ESABA: Gateway to the East Side, Gateway to the World
ESABA Annual Gala

Thursday, Sept 28, 2022 – Online Launch
Thursday, Oct 5, 2022 – In Person Gala – Carpenter’s Union Hall

Tickets - $50 

Sponsorship Opportunities include:

Gateway - $900 (6 available) 
Be recognized as a premier supporter. 
•    6 tickets to the event – reserved seating for the presentation
•    Prominent logo placement on invitations and event materials – 1 mailing plus e-invitations 
•    Social Media Spot – dedicated post to honor sponsor
•    Recognition during event program
•    Sponsor a feature of the event like one of our games, speakers, food vendors
•    Present the East Side Business Awards at the in-person event

Foundation - $600
•    4 tickets for the event
•    Logo on invitation and event materials – mailing plus e-invitations
•    Recognition during event program
•    Present the East Side Business Awards at the in-person event

Silent Auction Sponsor - $500
•    Logo and name recognition associated with the Silent Auction
•    Prominent placement in advertising about the Auction
•    Recognition as the Silent Auction Sponsor at the event and in our online virtual Gala Launch

Silent Auction Contributor - Contribute an item or service valued at $50 - $500.
•    Recognition at the Silent Auction 
•    Social Media coverage of the auction will advertise contributors 
•    Featured at our Gala Launch virtual event

Gift Card Drawings – Contribute a $25-$100 gift certificate to be won during the event

Wine Throw – Contribute bottles of wine – your organization will be recognized at the wine throw 

Contact Paris to secure your sponsorship: 651-335-0986 //
Deadline for print materials is August 31.


This year’s ESABA Gala will kick off with an online launch on September 28th and culminate with an in-person star studded evening at Carpenter’s Union Hall on October 5th. Themed “ESABA: Gateway to the East Side, Gateway to the World” these events will celebrate the ongoing impact and diversity of assets that are key features of our business community, our history, and our economic destiny. We’re working to bring forward that incredible diversity in featured foods, entertainment, and activities. We will award our 11th Annual East Side Business Awards and we’re looking to our sponsors to join us to host the evening, recognize award winners, and celebrate the next stage of the work to build a better East Side.  

By sponsoring the Gala, we invite you to support the positive momentum building within the East Side Business Community. Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 to continue our support of women owned businesses, Black businesses, Latinx and Hmong businesses, and emerging enterprises across the East Side and we need your help to reach those goals! 

As a leader in the East Side Business Community, can we count on you to sponsor this year’s event and stand by ESABA? 

Sponsorship opportunities are outlined above. Event marketing includes the ESABA website, social media, an event mailing, and announcements at our member events and a role to play at the evening event. We hope you can join us in supporting this amazing celebration of all the positive assets – and potential - of the East Side. 

Thank you for your consideration and your support of ESABA’s mission to “Advocate Success for St. Paul’s Diverse East Side Business Community.”