Foundation Level Benefits Overview
Becoming an Automation Alley Foundation Member means more than just being part Michigan’s largest technology business association. It is a declaration of support of the goals and objectives of Automation Alley. Much of Automation Alley’s success is due to the strong leadership of its Foundation Members. It is through the dedicated volunteer leadership and financial contributions of our Foundation Members that the technology community in Southeast Michigan has been able to achieve the solidarity and recognition that we know today. In addition, your contribution assists in branding Southeast Michigan as a global center for technology excellence.
In addition to all of the standard member benefits that Automation Alley provides, investment as a Foundation Member provides the following exclusive benefits:
Company Exposure and Brand Awareness
Foundation Members are the premier contributors to the success of Automation Alley and receive exposure in a variety of ways including:
All Foundation Members’ logos rotate on the front page of Automation Alley’s website and link to the company's profile in the Member Directory, which includes a company description and a link to the company website. Foundation Members are also listed in the Foundation Member Directory, which features the company’s logo with a link to their website.
Automation Alley's website welcomes an average of nearly 300,000 visitors annually. Users from Canada, India, China, Germany and the United Kingdom top the list of international visitors while those from Troy, Southfield, Farmington, Birmingham and Clawson are the most frequent local visitors.
Inclusion in Membership Kits
More than 1,200 membership kits are distributed annually to potential members and local, state and federal legislators. A list of current Foundation Members is included with every kit.
Representation in Presentations
All Foundation Members are included in PowerPoint presentations that are delivered to current and potential members, thought leaders of Southeast Michigan’s business community and local, state and federal legislators.
Spotlight in Automation Alley’s Monthly E-Newsletter
Distributed to more than 6,000 contacts, a different Foundation Member is profiled monthly, with a link to the company's website. To read previous E-Newsletter issues or sign up to receive our email communications, click here.
Spotlight in X-OLOGY Magazine, Automation Alley’s Quarterly Print Magazine
Foundation Members are listed by company name in the “Automation Alley Update” section of each issue of X-OLOGY, which has a current circulation of 20,000, including Automation Alley members, local, state and federal legislators, local universities and to the region’s top technology decision makers, as well as in neighborhood bookstores. X-OLOGY takes an in-depth look at the people, companies, technologies and ideas that are transforming Southeast Michigan.
Acknowledgement at the Automation Alley Annual Awards Gala
Foundation Members receive recognition in the program guide at the Annual Awards Gala, which is attended by 500 of the region’s best and brightest technology leaders.
Recognition at Automation Alley Headquarters
Automation Alley Headquarters is the hub of member activity, hosting more than 100 events with more than 10,000 visitors annually, including leaders in the technology community along with local, state and federal legislators. Foundation Member logos are displayed on Automation Alley’s in-house closed circuit television and on the Foundation Member Recognition Wall, located in Automation Alley’s lobby.
Acknowledgment at various Automation Alley meetings, seminars and events.
Government Affairs Committee Participation
Available exclusively for Foundation Members, Automation Alley’s Government Affairs Committee works to build awareness of and support for Automation Alley at the local, state and federal levels. Activities include securing opportunities for members to provide testimony before governmental committees, hosting legislative roundtables on important issues impacting Southeast Michigan’s technology business community, and connecting members to the legislative community.
Exclusive Foundation Member Perks
Free Passes for Automation Alley Events
Foundation Members can attend Automation Alley events at no charge (exception being the Annual Golf Outing and the Annual Awards Gala).
Free, Unlimited Use of Automation Alley Conference Rooms
All charges for Automation Alley’s Technology Atrium, Executive Board Room, Video-Conference Room, Collaboration Center, Board Room, Conference Room and Multimedia Office are waived for Foundation Members, a savings of between $100 and $400 per reservation. For more information about our meeting rooms, click here.
Bringing Guests to Exclusive Member-Only Events
Automation Alley’s member-only networking events are some of the most sought-after opportunities to network with top community leaders. Foundation Members have the option to bring up to five non-member guests to each of these exclusive events.
With all of the services and benefits that Automation Alley has to offer, there are many ways that your company can leverage your Foundation Membership. For more information, contact Andrea Oleszczak, director of member services and marketing, at 248-457-3203 or email@example.com.