2021 Spring Parade of Homes Sponsorships

Thank you for taking a moment to look over the sponsor packages available to you. We have made every effort to find a way to involve you in our biggest and best-attended event of the year. Countless consumers looking to buy, build, or remodel, will be strolling through our model homes over the course of two weekends. If you have an idea on a way to promote your business during the Parade of Homes, call me! We are open to finding ways to involve all our members.

2021 Spring Parade of Homes Featured Builder

Our top Builder Sponsorship. We will be taking bids to award to one builder the title of “2021 Spring Parade of Homes Featured Builder”. Your model would be on the cover of our Parade magazine.This sponsorship package includes your model’s entry fee and along with your entry page, you get an additional full page to use to promote your company. This can be placed elsewhere in the magazine or combined with your entry page to produce a two-page spread.

This glossy print magazine will have over 10,000 copies distributed around Marion County beginning on May 1st through the end of the Parade on May 23rd, 2021. Available for pick up at Homes & Land distribution points located in restaurants, hotels, realtor’s offices and more.

Copies will also be included with the May issue of Homes & Land direct mailed to targeted homes listed in the MLS at that time. Digital copies will be available on the MCBIA website and linked to realtor and home buying sites.

Your model will be prominently highlighted on the Parade map as well as the top spot on our sponsor page in the magazine. ALL, yes, as in every, form of advertising ( newspaper, billboard & social media) for the Spring Parade will include a mention of our Featured Builder.We will also be taking a moment to thank you for your support at the Parade Awards Dinner. This sponsorship includes 6 tickets to the dinner.

This is a closed bid. Featured Builder will be announced on March 1st.
(1 Featured Builder only)

2021 Spring Parade Featured Communities

In these categories, we are looking to highlight the diversity of lifestyles available to home buyers here in Marion County. While we do offer community entries under the same parameters as our model entries, our featured communities allow you to go above and beyond to highlight that particular lifestyle that makes YOUR community a cut above the rest.Our categories include: FeaturedGolf/Country Club Living, Featured Equine Community, Over 55, or Family Living. This package includes a 2 page spread in the Parade of Homes Magazine to highlight all that makes your community what it is.

Name and logo on the cover, named on our sponsor page, special recognition on the Parade map, and included on all our ancillary advertising, print and digital, and recognition at our Parade of Homes Awards dinner. This sponsorship includes 4 tickets to the Awards dinner.

There can be only one featured community per category. This is a closed bid. Featured Communities will be announced on March 1st.

Official Automobile of the 2021 Spring Parade

Our Automobile sponsorship will enable one dealer to join us in our month-long Parade advertising campaign. They will be included in our Parade magazines sponsor page, included in our newspaper advertising, as well as part of our social media.

We will arrange for the opportunity to park a vehicle at up to 5 model entries during the 2 weekends of the Parade and 2 vehicles at the entrance of the Parade Awards Dinner. We will also recognize your contribution to the Parade of Homes and the MCBIA at the Awards dinner. This package includes two complimentary dinner tickets.

This is a closed bid. Featured Auto Dealer will be announced on March 1st.
(1 Automobile Sponsor only)

Awards Dinner Sponsor

This sponsor is an integral part of the Awards Dinner. The final culmination in all the hard work put forth by our Builders, tradespeople, and members at every level. This is always the largest and best-attended event of our year. Your sponsorship helps make this THE night to be seen.

A banner with your company name will be front and center with your company name included on the dinner program. A representative of your choice will be on stage during the awards presentation to hand the winning builder his trophy.

Smile! Pictures are taken of the winners during that moment to include on our website and social media. Every trophy handed out to our winning builder will include your company’s name on its engraved plaque to commemorate your sponsorship and contribution to our Industry.

2 tickets to the Awards Dinner are included in this package. This is a closed bid. Banquet Sponsor will be announced on March 1st.
(1 Banquet sponsor only)

Featured Realtor

This sponsorship is awarded to one Realtor to represent the 2021 Spring Parade. This sponsorship includes your name on the cover of Parade of Homes Magazine (refer to pg …..)

Listed prominently on the sponsor thank you page. 1 Full page in Parade magazine highlighted as the 2021 Parade of Homes Featured Realtor. Name on Parade map.

Included in all ancillary advertising, Ocala Star Banner, billboard, FB, MCBIA website for 6 months.

Listed in awards dinner program, 4 tickets to the awards dinner, thank you plaque, and a moment to say a few words at the dinner.
( 1 Featured Realtor only)

Platinum Sponsor

Our Platinum sponsors will be acknowledged on our Sponsor Thank you page in the Parade of Homes magazine, logo included on the Parade map, Company logo on all our billboard and newspaper ads, included in the Awards dinner program and given a plaque at the dinner to thank you for your part in our event. Included are 2 complimentary tickets.The number of Platinum Sponsors is not limited and is a set amount, no bids.

Yes! I want to be a Platinum sponsor. $1,000

Gold Sponsor

Our Gold sponsors are included on our Sponsor Thank you page in the Parade of Homes magazine, with over 10,000 copies going out into Marion County for the Month of May, this is an incredibly affordable way to be a part of the Parade of Homes.

Gold sponsors are also listed in the Awards dinner program and on the MCBIA website. The number of Gold Sponsors is unlimited and available for $500.

Yes! Sign me up! $500

We hope you will be joining us in promoting our most visited, most talked about and most anticipated event of the year. We have tried to offer up packages with a wide range of exposure and cost. Perhaps you have an idea for a way for your company to participate I haven’t thought about. I’m always up for out of the box thinking and new ideas.

Give me a call if you have any questions or ideas about how you can be a part of the Parade!

Jackie Suarez
2120 Parade of Homes Chair