Major Announcement about the Believe in Syracuse Birthday Bash!
Today we are so excited to officially announce our Presenting Sponsors for our 5th Birthday Party January 26th! They are a locally owned provider of electricity, natural gas, & green energy: BlueRock Energy and a provider of locally-sourced dairy products: Byrne Hollow Farm! Also - huge shout out to our Platinum sponsor - Staffing Agency AP Professionals!
These sponsors are enabling us to grow this event to new heights. Last year we had 1,200 people and 80 vendors! Made possible by support from our sponsors, we have already booked dozens of vendors for this year's event and Joe Driscoll is slated to perform live. This event supports an amazing cause, 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go toward our community service initiatives that support people in need in our community.
It's going to be one heck of a party with one theme: Celebrating Syracuse. There will be dozens of vendors serving local food, dessert, beer, wine, and liquor. There will be local nonprofit vendors, local art vendors, and locally owned corporate sponsors. This event has grown year after year. This year we're going to sell out of tickets and vendor space. To become a vendor, click here and sign up. Click here to get tickets and to become a sponsor, click here for more info.
This fall we conducted a survey of our members and followers like you and the results were striking. There was near unanimous agreement about what's important to you in events like this. Three things: 1) Local Food and Beverages 2) Celebrating Syracuse 3) Proceeds go to a good cause.
That's why we've reserved our lowest vendor fees for local food and beverage vendors and redoubling our efforts to recruit local food and beverage vendors. We're focusing on Celebrating Syracuse by highlighting Syracuse neighborhoods, local causes, local business and all the qualities that make Syracuse prosperous and fun. That's why for the first time, all proceeds from our ticket sales are restricted to only be used for our Community Service charitable initiatives.
Our most recent Birthday Party had 1,200 people and 80 vendors. This event has doubled in size every year and this year we expect to sell out of tickets and vendor space. For more info or to sign up to be a vendor, sponsor or attendee visit BelieveInSyracuse.org/birthday
Here's a year by year history of our Birthday Party:
Believe in Syracuse was founded in January of 2013 to fight the cynicism and negative attitude about Syracuse. Our first Birthday Party in January 2014 was at Small Plates in Armory Square and 150 attended.
Our 2nd Birthday Party was held at Sky Armory in Downtown Syracuse and 250 people attended. Believe in Syracuse awards went to Say Yes to Education and Mary Nelson.
Our 3rd Birthday Party was held at the Landmark Theatre and over 600 people attended. The event featured 30 vendors. The Believe in Syracuse awards were presented to Chris Fowler of Syracuse First and to the Samaritan Center.
Our 4th Birthday Party was held at the MOST and over 1,200 people and 80 vendors participated. The Believe in Syracuse awards were presented to Carrie Lazarus and Symphoria.
Later this week we plan to announce our 2018 Believe in Syracuse Award recipients so stay tuned! To stay up to date on the event as details are released, RSVP to our Facebook Event. Click here: www.facebook.com/events/595439514132964/