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SPONSOR LEVELS AND BENEFITS

Premier Partner - $5,000
- Exclusive judging seat & featured speaker opportunity at YEA! Investor Panel Event

- Exposure & logo on local YEA! materials and website
- Media impressions from Thank You! Story and recognition in your region as a leader in innovation, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement
- Invitations to all YEA! signature events throughout the year; Investor Panel Event, CEO Roundtable Event, Trade Show, and Graduation


Investor Judge Panel - $2,000
- Exclusive judging seat opportunity at YEA! Investor Panel Event (a portion of your sponsorship will contribute to the launch of the student businesses)
- Exposure & logo at YEA! Investor Panel Event & event related materials
- Media impressions from Thank You! Story and recognition in YEA! press releases


Champion Sponsor - $1,200
- Recognition as a Champion Sponsor for the YEA! program
- Recognition of your support as a scholarship provider at the local YEA! Scholarship Award Reception (a portion of your sponsorship will provide scholarship opportunities to derserving students in our community)
- Recognition at signature YEA! events including Investor Panel Event and Tradeshow
-Media impressions from Thank You! Story and recognition in YEA! press releases


Event Sponsor - $500
- Recognition at one of the following YEA! events including CEO Roundtable, Media Meet & Greet, Tradeshow and Graduation
- Media Impressions from Thank You! Story and recognition in YEA! press releases


Friend of YEA! - $250
- Media Impressions from Thank You! Story and recognition in YEA! press releases
- Being a Friend of YEA! can assist a student in scholarship funds, field trips, and supplies.

YEA! Sponsors

PREMIER PARTNERS

Premo Limousine Services/Empire Coach Lines, Inc., David Carucci, $5,000
This business donated field trip transportation costs at a value of over $5,000.  Customers come first at Premo Limousine Services/Empire Coach Lines, Inc.  Safety, reliability, and comfort make Premo Limo and Empire stand out from the rest.  They strive to provide our customer with the most comfortable transportation available.  Driver are 19A-Certified, enabling them to transport children.  Drivers are fingerprinted, safety-trained, and undergo regular physical examinations including drugs and alcohol testing.  Primo Limousine Services and Empire Coach Lines, Inc. are locally owned and operated.  Owner David Carucci has been in the transportation business since 1989.  Call 716-372-222 for more information or visit http://www.empirecoachwny.com 

SolEpoxy, Inc., Jeff Belt, $5,000

SolEpoxy, Inc.  was founded in 2010 by Western New York investors who admired the remarkable
legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship that endured at the Olean R&D and manufacturing center. Today, SolEpoxy, Inc. stands upon the shoulders of giants, providing standard-setting epoxy-based specialty materials, along with the very best insight and know-how for customers who rely upon these materials to enable their own products to perform.
http://www.solepoxy.com/


INVESTOR PANEL JUDGES
National Grid, Al Wager, $3,000

One of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world - covering Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island and the UK.  Here with you. Here for you. National Grid is committed to delivering safe and reliable energy to the customers and communities we serve.
www.nationalgrid.com

Cattaraugus County Industrial Development Agency, Corey Wiktor, $3,000
The County of Cattaraugus Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), as a public benefit corporation was created in 1971 to retain, promote and assist private sector industrial and business development, thereby advancing job opportunities and economic welfare to the people of Cattaraugus County. The CCIDA is a self-funded entity.
http://www.cattcoida.com/

Cutco, $2,000
Cutco was established in 1949, and is the largest manufacturer of kitchen cutlery in the United States and Canada.  Cutco's product line includes kitchen knives and utensils, shears, flatware, cookware and sporting knives.  More than 600 employees work at Cutco's factory and administrative headquarters in Olean, New York.  Cutco products are sold through in-home sales demonstrations, at local events, Cutco retail locations, and online.  Two of the YEA! Instructors, Brian George and CJ Mackey are employees of Cutco!
www.cuttco.com   


CHAMPION SPONSOR
Community Bank NA, $1,000
Community Bank is a full-service financial institution, offering all the things much bigger banks offer, but they offer a passion for providing the highest level of customer service in whatever they do.  Community Bank is also YEA!'s Bank Partner.  A representative will come to class and speak to students about the importance of banks when it comes to small businesses.  Checking accounts will also be opened through Community Bank.
www.communitybankna.com   


FRIENDS OF YEA!
The L.C. Whitford Company, Inc., Brad Whitford, $250
The L.C. Whitford Co., Inc. is a general contractor specializing in bridge construction. This family-run business, based in Wellsville, NY, operates primarily throughout New York State and Pennsylvania, with a second division in Atlanta, GA.  In addition to construction, L.C. Whitford operates a materials company, which manufactures pre-stressed concrete beams, parking garages and fabricates rebar. It also operates an equipment company, which sells and rents construction and forestry equipment throughout New York State and Pennsylvania.  
https://www.lcwhitford.com

ALCO Federal Credit Union, $250
The ALCO Federal Credit Union is a local institution, existing to provide personal financial services to its members.  Like all credit unions, management is by a Board of Directors made up of persons democratically elected from its membership, by the membership.  Board members volunteer their time and effort to ensure the highest standard of services possible to members of the credit union.  Members pay less for financial products and services because the credit union is a not-for-profit organization owned by its members.  Earnings above our operating expenses and reserves are returned to the members in the form of lower cost loans, higher yields on deposits, convenient offices and access methods and lower (if any) fees.
https://www.alcofcu.com/idex.php   



Bolivar Lions Club, $125/Bolivar Lioness Club, $125
Lions are men and women who provide solutions for those in need in their own communities and around the world. Lions' horizons have grown from aiding the blind in 1917 to unlimited endeavors in meeting the local and global challenges of today. Helen Keller said in her address to the 1925 International Convention, "I am your opportunity. I am knocking at your door." And as we heard her knock then, we hear the knock of a multitude of others today. As Lions pursue these opportunities to help others, the bonds of friendship and mutual understanding are woven between the peoples of the world. We are the world's largest service organization. We are Lions. We serve.

My Sunshine School, $125
A Christian-based nursery school/preschool for ages 2-5.  They offer classes for 2-year olds, three-year olds, and four-year olds.  The two-year old class serves as an introduction to socialization with peers, reinforcing simple tasks, and learning in a structured environment.  The 3-year old class builds on the structured classroom, laying the foundation for a successful preschool year.  The 3-year olds work on respecting authority, communicating with peers, sitting for periods of time, completing tasks, and following directions.  the 4-year old class prepares your child for kindergarten.  The work on recognizing letters and their sounds, recognizing numbers and shapes, and writing their names.  The also partake in science and art activities.  Call (716) 373-3799 for more information.


STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDER
SolEpoxy  Inc., Jeff Belt, $495 (2)
Provided funds to send two students to the Academy!  SolEpoxy, Inc. was founded in 2010 by Western New York investors who admired the remarkable legacy of innovation and entrepreneurship that endured at the Olean R&D and manufacturing center. Today, SolEpoxy, Inc. stands upon the shoulders of giants, providing standard-setting epoxy-based specialty materials, along with the very best insight and know-how for customers who rely upon these materials to enable their own products to perform.

http://www.solepoxy.com/

ANONYMOUS DONOR
Allegany County resident provided a scholarship for a student to attend the Academy!