Part of my responsibilities at my job is to plan, coordinate as well as facilitate events, however specifically, the people I was with and I proposal one gigantic conference as well as trade show each Summer as well as multiple or many smaller workshops throughout the year. The gigantic event costs an arm as well as a leg because hotels are so incredibly high-priced. Plus, they rip you off by not allowing you to bring in outside food or drink. You must use the A/V company they tell you to use, as well as the prices are fancy. The costs go on as well as on. As a result, I am always looking for event sponsors. Generally, the sponsors are the companies that do business with our members, however every once in a while an unexpected organization is willing to sponsor something. This happened to me recently when I reached out to the Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C company that services the hotel. I asked them to sponsor the event by donating toward the heating as well as cooling costs, and much to my surprise, they agreed. The Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C company wrote a check to my association as well as that donation went into the pot of money for conference. Generally, the Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C companies do not have anything to do with that sort of thing. After all, they already repair the hotel. However, this one a/c repair manager thought that when some of our members are searching for a fantastic Heating, Ventilation, as well as A/C repair as well as replacement company, they might choose the one who put up a booth at the annual conference. I was quite ecstatic as well as I particularly hope that he gets a current client as a result of our event.