Our advertising sponsorship program
allows companies to develop an extended presence and communicate
a continuous message leaving a meaningful impression for native
San Franciscans. This year our silent auction will support La Casa de las Madres of San Francisco, whose agency's mission of delivering nutritious balanced meals to homebound seniors in San Francisco has remained the same since their founding in 1970.
Sponsoring events is part of being involved in business. It is about
promoting your business in the hopes of increasing your client base and
getting more business. Being a sponsor of the San Francisco Native Jamboree
is more than that.
As a native San Franciscan, I love meeting and being with natives. We DO
think and feel differently than most of the people who live in our beautiful
home town. Being a sponsor of the Jamboree makes me an even more
enthusiastic promoter of attendance and I do promote it to my clients who
are natives. (Until you do, you can't know how much other native appreciate
knowing about the Jamboree.)
The best single instance of the "sponsor rush" was at last year's Jamboree.
After being introduced to the gathering as a sponsor, a woman came up to me
and introduced herself. She was the wife of one of my good customers and had
not only received flowers from me but also ordered herself, though we had
never met. The "rush" wasn't so much meeting her as her disclosure that her
table was her and nine other girls that she had gone to high school with
...and that the Jamboree was their annual reunion. How cool!
Harold Hoogasian, Hoogasian Flowers, four time sponsor.