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Sponsors & Exhibitors

H.O.P.E. EXPOSponsorship Opportunities
H.O.P.E. EXPOSponsorship Opportunities

Hope Expo Sponsorship Opportunities

Home Ownership for People Everywhere – Virtual Event

April 2021

Dear Housing Professional,

You are cordially invited to participate as a sponsor of the 30th Annual HOPE Expo.  We are excited to announce this will be a virtual event held on September 18 and 25, 2021. A registration website will be accessible starting June 22, 2021 and will cover all event-related information, including class and sponsor content. Registration for the event will remain open until August 31, 2021.

As a sponsor, we want you to have the same opportunity in this virtual setting to meet with attendees as you have had in the past at the in-person events. While visiting the website to register, attendees will also be able to sign up for one-on-one meetings with your company, giving you an opportunity to engage and promote your services. To further encourage attendees to schedule a meeting with your company, we will be providing an incentive raffle for attendees who meet with the vendors. 

Potential homebuyers exhibit a high interest in attending workshops and seeking information about exhibitor products and services related to buying their first home. We anticipate that over 300 people will be attending the Expo from Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hillsborough and surrounding counties. 

The Home Buyer Workshop will be conducted virtually, one in English and one in Spanish.  Each day the classes will be from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Attendees will be able to sign up for the virtual breakout sessions described above from 9:00 – 10:00 am and 2:00 – 3:00 pm. If your company has Spanish language materials and/or Spanish-speaking representatives, it may be beneficial to have them available on your page and for individual appointments.

Your sponsorship helps us make this event possible for first time homebuyers and keeps their registration free. We are happy to offer three sponsorship opportunities this year. Details are on the next page.

The deadline to be a part of the 30th Annual HOPE Expo as a sponsor is Friday, May 28, 2021. Please join us for this exciting event by completing the attached reservation form and returning it with your sponsorship fee.

HOPE Expo c/o Louie Imbody
19029 US Hwy 19 N Unit 28D
Clearwater, FL  33764

Checks should be made payable to: HOPE Expo

If you have any questions regarding the expo, please contact any of the following HOPE Expo committee members:

Linda Kemp – 727.567.2568

Louie Imbody – 727.385.4301

Jeannette Hackett – 727.418.1340      

We look forward to your participation and to helping residents in our community realize the dream of home ownership.  

Sincerely,

The HOPE Expo Committee

Gold Sponsors

  • Raymond James Bank
  • Regions Bank
  • City of Clearwater
  • Duke Energy
  • City of Largo
  • Valley National Bank

Silver Sponsors

  • DJ and Assoc
  • All Western Mortgage
  • Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County
  • Open Mortgage
  • Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Non-Profit Sponsors

  • Tampa Bay CDC (Suncoast Housing Connections)

HOPE Expo 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

If you would like to participate as a sponsor, please complete the reservation form below (PDF document) and return it with your sponsorship fee by Friday, May 28, 2021.

HOPE Expo c/o Louie Imbody
19029 US Hwy 19 N Unit 28D
Clearwater, FL  33764

Checks should be made payable to: HOPE Expo

Gold Level Sponsorship – $575

  • Branding on Hope Expo registration and event website
  • One-on-one appointments with attendees (Will include speaker photo and bio, as well as a description of the company)
  • Company logo will be included in all pre-event messaging and promotion
  • Virtual Booth: Logo, 255 character description, link to website, link to company collateral/materials (e.g. brochure, flyer, etc. in PDF format), short 2 minute video

Silver Level Sponsorship – $355

  • Branding on Hope Expo registration and event website
  • One-on-one appointments with attendees (Will include speaker photo and bio, as well as a description of the company)
  • Virtual Booth: Logo, 255 character description, link to website, link to company collateral/materials (e.g. brochure, flyer, etc. in PDF format)

Non-Profit Sponsorship – $75

  • Branding on Hope Expo registration and event website
  • One-on-one appointments with attendees (Will include speaker photo and bio, as well as a description of the company)
  • Virtual Booth: Logo, 255 character description, link to website, link to company collateral/materials (e.g. brochure, flyer, etc. in PDF format)

Sponsorship Reservation Form


THE HOPE EXPO 2021
COMMITTEE

Louis Imbody

Chairperson

Sharon Smith

Vice-Chair

Jeannette Hackett

Secretary

Linda Byars

Allison Fisher

Lindsay Dicus-Harrison

Michael Huffman

Chuck Lane

Karmen Lemberg

Linda Kemp

Jeni Martin

Brittney Shaw

Terry Malcolm-Smith

Ellen Stoffer

Nancy Stolbom

Phyllis Winchester

Jodie White

Pam Wright

ENDORSED BY

City of Clearwater

City of Largo

City of St. Petersburg

Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County

Pinellas County Community Development and Planning

And many area Nonprofit Housing Agencies

Hope Expo 2020 Sponsorship Reservation Form

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The 2020 HOPE Expo

Raymond James Financial Center

**LUNCH WILL BE SUBSIDIZED BY RAYMOND JAMES BANK. Lunch will be available for purchase for $3 per person. CASH ONLY. No ATM on site

AT THE 2020 HOPE EXPO, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THE FOLLOWING EXHIBITORS:

LENDERS:

Security National Mortgage (Gold Sponsor)

DOWNPAYMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS AND GOVERNMENT HOUSING AGENCIES:

City of Clearwater (Gold Sponsor)
City of Largo / “Sold on Largo” Program (Gold Sponsor)
Housing Finance Authority of Pinellas County (Gold Sponsor)
Pinellas County Community Development & Planning Department (Gold Sponsor)

REALTORS:

Dicus-Harrison Realty Group (Silver Sponsor)

BUILDERS/DEVELOPERS:

Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County (Non-Profit Sponsor)
Tampa Bay Community Development Corporation (Non-Profit Sponsor)

OTHER HOUSING PROFESSIONALS

First American Title (Silver Sponsor)
Hancock Whitney (Gold Sponsor)
Raymond James (Gold Sponsor)