Nominations due: Sponsors makes the award banquet a success

Associated Bank Liberty Branch is the first sponso signed up for the Access Press Charlie Smith Award Banquet. In Home Personal Care is the second sponsor to sign up. The banquet is Nov. 1 at the Minneapolis Airport Marriott in Bloomington.

Associated Bank is a proofreader sponsor. In Home Personal Care is an editor-in-chief sponsor. The Access Press Board of Directors also wants to remind everyone that nominations for the annual Charlie Smith Award are due by Aug. 7. A nomination is a great way to honor a person or group for providing outstanding service to Minnesota’s disability community.

Go to the newspaper website at www.testing.accesspress.org to find out how to submit a nomination. Email csawards@testing.accesspress.org with questions or call the newspaper office at 651-644-2133. The newspaper staff can help anyone needing accommodations to submit an award

Keyliners Level – $200.

The keyliners pasted up newspaper pages. If you are a keyliner sponsor:

• Your logo will be displayed at a table
• Your organization/company name will be listed in the 2013 Charlie Award Banquet program
• Your organization/company will be recognized in our November and December 2013 newspapers
• You will have one (1) free website ad (your month of choice), a value of $100

Proofreaders Level – $300.

The proofreaders would check newspaper pages for errors. If you are a proofreader sponsor:

• Your logo will be displayed at a table
• Your organization/company name will be listed in the 2013 Charlie Award Banquet program
• Your organization/company will be recognized in our November and December 2013 newspapers
• You will have two (2) free rotating website ads (your months of choice), a value of $200
• Your organization/company will be listed on a special banner (on display) during the 2013 Charlie Award Banquet

Editor-in-Chief Level – $400.

This denotes the leader of the newspaper. If you are an editor-in-chief sponsor:

• Your logo will be displayed at a table.
• Your organization/company name will be listed in the 2013 Charlie Award Banquet program
• Your organization/company will be recognized in our November and December 2013 newspapers
• You will have two (2) free rotating website ads (your months of choice), a value of $200
• Your organization/company will be listed on a special banner, on display during the 2013 Charlie Award Banquet
• Your organization/company will be recognized by our emcee during the 2013 Charlie Award Banquet
• A table will be named in your organization/company’s honor the evening of the event
• A free Access Press subscription, a value of $30
• One (1) Directory of Organizations listing, good for one year, a value of $60

Donations will also be needed for the newspaper’s annual silent auction and “pick your prize” raffle. Past prizes have included theater and sports tickets, gift certificates, art and more. Access Press Office Manager, Dawn  handles the sponsor, silent auction and raffle. Contact Dawn at 651-644-2133 or at dawn@testing.accesspress.org to be a sponsor or to make a donation.