The West Virginia Chapter of HIMSS (WVHIMSS) represents a diverse group of healthcare professionals and organizations throughout the state of West Virginia. Organized in 2006, WVHIMSS has been an approved HIMSS Chapter for less than eight years.
In addition to our focus on education and networking for our members, 2016-2017 brings new programming opportunities:
- Hosting regional education/networking/social events to provide more local exposure/networking opportunities
- Broadening the exposure of WVHIMSS through social media. Over the past couple of months, we have updated our website and created a LinkedIn group and a Facebook page.
Again this year, WVHIMSS plans to host two education/networking meetings (November and June timeframes), and at least one webinar based program. We are looking for opportunities to expand on webinar-based sessions.
The Board of WVHIMSS clearly recognizes the value of establishing a strong sponsorship program and establishing a partnership with our sponsors to ensure continued growth of our chapter. The success of our 2015-2016 year was in large part due to the support from our current vendor sponsors. Without strong sponsorship support, our chapter will not have the resources to expand what we offer to support our membership and our communities. This past year, the Board of WVHIMSS developed a fiscal year based Sponsorship Program, rather than sponsorship on a program by program basis. We feel strongly that our Sponsorship Program will not only benefit our chapter, but provide opportunities and benefits to our Sponsors.
As a WVHIMSS Chapter Sponsor and member, you have the opportunity to serve on committees, host webinars, serve on the WVHIMSS Board, and help shape the overall future of our Chapter.
If you were one of our sponsors this past year, Thank You! We hope you will continue to sponsor WVHIMSS. If this is your first opportunity to sponsor our Chapter, please consider sponsorship at one of the levels described on the next page, and help us to build a strong, visible, productive WVHIMSS Chapter!
Our Sponsorship Levels are as follows (please read carefully as there have been some minor revisions):
|Company Logo & Link on WVHIMSS Website||X||X|
|Company Logo & Link and Brief Bio on WVHIMSS Website||X|
|Logo or banner ad with link added to the Homepage ad rotation.||X|
|Logo displayed on event program documents & on all event communications||X||X||X|
|Complimentary admission to WVHIMSS programs for the year||1||2||4|
|Complimentary local-only WVHIMSS chapter memberships for the upcoming year||2||4|
|Option to have vendor table at all WVHIMSS programs for the year||X||X|
|Sponsorship noted at the chapter reception at the HIMSS Annual Conference||X||X|
|Participation at annual sponsorship roundtable to evaluate program and suggest enhancements||X||X|
|Option to provide a brief introduction of company (1-2 sentences) during one WVHIMSS event lunch hour per year||X|
|Option to present a 5 minute overview of company & services during prime presentation time at one of WVHIMSS bi annual meetings and one WVHIMSS regional event per year||X|
|One seat on the WVHIMSS Board as an “advisor” to the Board on chapter growth, education programs, etc.||X|
Your sponsorship will be valid from effective date of sponsorship (invoice date) for a rolling calendar year. Please note that the sponsorship levels cover the education sessions (meetings/webinars), but not the regional networking/social events. We welcome any additional support for this new initiative. If you have any questions about the WVHIMSS Sponsorship program, or would like to be a WVHIMSS sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As an alternative we allow vendors to exhibit for single events with a max of two people for free registrations. Your benefits are displaying at the next event with a quick intro at the event and a table tent with your logo at one of the breaks for the plus option.