In 2019 Uptown United and the Uptown Chamber of Commerce produced dozens of events that attracted a total of 80,000 young, global, modern consumers to Uptown’s culturally rich community of businesses and organizations. In response to COVID-19, in 2020 we shifted many events online with the goal to support local businesses, attract consumers, and showcase our neighborhood. Your generous 2021 sponsorship connects your brand with our audience of trendsetting urbanites, visitors, and local business leaders. But more importantly, it directly supports Uptown’s diverse small business and non-profit community here after an exceedingly difficult year. Please engage a board or staff member of Uptown United or the Uptown Chamber of Commerce to identify your organization’s target audience, outreach goals, and find an opportunity that suits your needs.

Contact Martin Sorge at martin@nullexploreuptown.org or 773.878.1064 to learn more about these opportunities. Click here to download our 2021 Event Sponsorship menu. 

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Event Sponsorship Opportunities

Click here to learn about all activities and plans for Lunar New Year 2021, and click here to Sponsor!

Uptown has a storied history, but how much do you know? Join us Thursday, March 25 for an evening
of Trivia to support the Uptown Chamber of Commerce. Hosted by an expert
trivia host, this event will test attendees’ knowledge of Chicago’s Uptown
neighborhood.

Sponsorship Levels:
$1,000 Event Sponsor
$500 Supporting Sponsor

If you have questions or are interested in sponsorship, contact Martin Sorge at martin@nullexploreuptown.org or 773-878-1064.

Join Uptown’s most engaged residents, business owners, and community leaders at our annual State of Uptown luncheon. We look forward to discussing the state of our neighborhood and our city. More details to come!

Sponsorship Level:
$500 Event Sponsor

If you have questions or are interested in sponsorship, please contact Martin Sorge at martin@nullexploreuptown.org or 773-878-1064.

Show that you are Uptown Proud by joining local businesses and organizations in our annual Uptown Proud Marketing Campaign. Sponsorship includes increased visibility in Uptown Proud video content. Sponsoring is a great way to show
that your business or organization celebrates our LGBTQ+ community and our neighborhood.

Sponsorship Levels:
$2,500 Presenting Sponsor
$1,o00 Champion Sponsor
$500 Featured Sponsor

If you have questions or are interested in sponsorship, please contact Martin Sorge at martin@nullexploreuptown.org or 773-878-1064.

Part food market, part street festival, this award-winning program packs Argyle between Kenmore and Sheridan with local entertainment and global cuisine. Invest your brand in this Thursday evening summer series to help us celebrate Argyle’s pan-Asian community and to provide neighborhood residents and seasonal tourists with a quintessentially Uptown event on Chicago’s first shared street. 2021 Update: Pending changes to COVID-19 restrictions on events, the Argyle Night Market will transition to the Argyle Night Market – DIY edition, featuring promotions, marketing, virtual performances and much more.

Sponsorship Levels:
$10,000 Stage Sponsor
$5,000 Season Sponsor
$1,000 Weekly Sponsor (per week)

If you have questions or are interested in sponsorship, please contact Martin Sorge at martin@nullexploreuptown.orgor 773-878-1064.

In response to limits on in-person events due to the pandemic, we created a safe, socially distant celebration of Uptown’s growing collection of public art. Your sponsorship supports new works of art, self-guided mural tours, art sales, live mural painting, sidewalk art, and much more.

Sponsorship Levels:
$10,000 Presenting Sponsor
$5,000 Mural Sponsor
$1,000 Art Lover Sponsor

If you have questions or are interested in sponsorship, please contact Martin Sorge at martin@nullexploreuptown.orgor 773-878-1064.

Celebrating the culinary diversity of Uptown, this annual restaurant crawl hosts more than 300 hungry neighbors at 20+ local eateries. Now in its fifth year, the Taste of Uptown has become a neighborhood favorite and a way for locals and
visitors alike to discover new favorite eateries. Sponsorship for this annual event exposes your business or organization to thousands and shows your support for Uptown’s ever-growing dining scene.

Sponsorship Levels:
♦  $2,500 Presenting Sponsor
$1,000 Event Sponsor
♦  Custom Sponsorship

If you have questions or are interested in sponsorship, please contact Martin Sorge at martin@nullexploreuptown.org or 773-878-1064.

Date and time TBD for April 2021.
Sip and savor delicious wines and get to know our local business—now in a virtual edition!

Sponsorship Levels:
$1,000 Event Sponsor
♦  Custom Sponsorship

If you have questions or are interested in sponsorship, contact Martin Sorge at martin@nullexploreuptown.org or 773-878-1064.

Uptown Gems is the virtual answer to our beloved annual gala, Casino Uptown. In 2020, instead of gathering with over 500 Uptown supporters at the Aragon Ballroom to celebrate, dance, and roll the dice, we brought the program to your home.

We anticipate offering Uptown Gems again in a virtual format in 2021, featuring a close-up look at some of Uptown’s treasures. Sponsoring this event makes it possible to provide a front-row glimpse of a few of the people, places, food, and culture that are uniquely Uptown!

Sponsorship Levels:
$5,000 Marquis Sponsor
$2,500 Gold Sponsor
$1,000 Silver Sponsor
$750 Bronze Sponsor

If you have questions or are interested in sponsorship, please contact Martin Sorge at martin@nullexploreuptown.org or 773-878-1064.

Make connections, build your business, and strengthen your organization. The Uptown Chamber of Commerce organizes monthly networking events for local businesses, organization leaders, and engaged neighbors to meet, connect and grow relationships that help their business to grow. The structure of these events varies—from morning coffee mixers, lunchtime speed-networking, to casual happy-hour networking. We also have networking events focused on topics, such as Women’s Networking, non-profit organizations, and industry-focused events. Consider becoming a host or a sponsor for these engaging local events. (* sponsorships will be available when in-person events resume.)

Sponsorship Levels:
$250 Monthly Sponsor: Get additional exposure to local business leaders by sponsoring a monthly mixer. This gives you a chance to showcase your business to other local business and non profit leaders.
In-Kind Sponsor: Does your business or organization want to get people into your doors? Consider hosting a monthly mixer at your location. In-Kind Host is responsible for supplying foodand beverage for the event.*
Coffee Sponsor: Are you a café or roaster? Attach your brand to all morning events by saving the day with reliable
coffee service.*

If you have questions or are interested in sponsorship, please contact Martin Sorge at martin@nullexploreuptown.org or 773-878-1064.