CLINK FESTIVAL

A Wine and Spirits Festival Experience

# CLINK FESTIVAL

A Wine and Spirits Festival Experience

CLINK FESTIVAL is an annual Chicago-based wine and spirits festival dedicated to highlighting Women, Black, Indigenous and People of Color in the industry.

Less than 1% of wine industry negociants are black women. Our goal is to educate, empower and encourage Minority women to follow their dreams and aspiration even if only 1% of Minority women currently occupy the space. CLINK FESTIVAL is a representation of women collaborating to create an experience that will shine the light on the success of women across the world.

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# Creators

Meet The CLINK Creators

Joyce Dawkins

Founder of S.H.E. Inc 501c3, She ROCKS It-Celebrating Women Who ROCK, Creator of She ROCKS It Magazine, The SHE Lounge Experience and Founder of National I AM DAY.

Chrishon Lampley

Founder of LCS Entertainment Inc, which is a licensed wholesale, importer, and a certified Minority Business Enterprise that features Love Cork Screw wines and the Lampley Collection.

#CLINK Makers

Meet the 2024 Makers. We're adding more every week.

the makers

Chrishon Lampley Read More
Uncle Nearest Read More
Dr. Chris Wachira Read More
Jesse Steward Jr. Read More
Nicole Kearney Read More
Renard Lewis Read More
Samantha Danielle Read More
Lashonda Fort Read More
Rick Nesbitt Read More
Noel Alberto Garcia Jr. Read More
Aamira Garba Read More
Kristin & Macie Read More
Daliyah Peppers Read More
Nicole Anderson Read More
Michael Davis Jr Read More

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Up and Coming Makers

upcoming

Brown River Rum Punch Read More
Sherice Henderson Read More

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Contributors

contributors

#CLINK Experts

Meet the Sommeliers & Experts.

sommeliers

Marsha Wright Read More
Regine T. Rousseau Read More
Chasity Cooper Read More

#CLINK Master of Ceremony

Meet the Emcees

Emcees

#CLINK Experts

Meet the Executive Chefs

chefs

Chef Chesaree Rollins Read More
Chef Dominique Leach Read More
Chef Brian Jupiter Read More
Chef Deandre Carter Read More
Old Arthur’s Read More
Good2Go Veggie Read More
Chef Essie Marie Read More
Chef Trish Thomas Read More
Chef Monica Hayes Read More
Chef Ken L. Polk Read More

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Meet The Team

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Dr. Jennifer Matthews Read More
Charrise Gordon Read More
Christian De’Mar Read More

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Meet the Vendors

Vendors

Juanita Nelson Read More
Niehla Ollie Read More

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Cigar Lounge

Cigar Lounge

Mitzi Jackson Read More

#CLINK Panelists

Meet the She Rocks It: Panelists

panelists

Daphne Pinkney Read More
Robiar Smith Read More
Amber Green Read More

pricing

#CLINK Festival Packages

Ticket Information

CLINK Experience

$ 65

Wine and Spirit Tasting
Unlimited Small Bites
Gift Bag
Networking
Cigar Lounge

CLINK VIP Experience

$ 95

VIP Lounge
Exclusive Reserve Wine & Spirits
All CLINK Experience Perks
Networking
Cigar Lounge

#Who Helps Us To Create

2023 Sponsors

Sponsors

Mariano’s is excited to be a sponsor of CLINK. We have had a long standing relationship with Chrishon Lampley and her Love Cork Screw brand. Her and Joyce Dawkin’s vision to showcase and uplift BIPOC and Women Owned products in the Adult Beverage space is visionary, and totally aligns with Mariano’s mission of supporting local, community and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Through the festival we met the team behind Halo 7 Rum and Alexander James Whiskey. We will be featuring them at Mariano’s stores this spring and can’t wait! Amanda Puck, Director of Strategic Brand Development, Mariano.

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Sponsorship Information

Dear Potential Sponsor,

We are excited to share our sponsorship opportunities with your business. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to partner with us by promoting your business/organization and help us shine the light on some amazing up-and-coming minority industry leaders.

In return, your business/organization will be promoted across multiple platforms from She ROCKS It network and LCS Entertainment network that currently exceeds 50,000 individual world wide.

In advance we thank you for taking this time out to read about our sponsorship opportunities and the vision and mission of the CLINK FESTIVAL.  We look forward to discussing our partnership opportunities with your company and we look forward to working with you to promote our efforts.

CLINK & SIP WEEKEND EXPERIENCE SPONSOR

$25,000

- As the primary sponsor your business will receive maximum exposure to the hundreds of attendees who will be present throughout the entire 3 day festival weekend. This sponsorship package includes :
  • “Your Business Name” to Present 2024 Clink & Sip Wine and Spirits Fest with Naming Rights.
  • All printed marketing materials and advertisements to feature “Your Business Name” branding.
  • “Your Business Name” to be promoted on all Clink & Sip social media platforms.
  • Branded signage to be displayed throughout the venue and VIP area. Logo/ID branding to be featured on wristbands.
  • Inclusion and links to “Your Business Name” on all Clink & Sip-related digital marketing.
  • Recognition by emcee throughout both days of Clink & Sip Fest.
  • “Your Business Name” logo to be included on swag bag and wine glass giveaways.
  • Product placement of “Your Business Name” in all guest swag bags, with a minimum of 750 guests.
  • Company Logo on photo booth printed pictures. 20 VIP Tickets to the Festival and the Industry Night Networking Party.

CLINK & SIP INDUSTRY EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE

$15,000

- The Clink & Sip educational experience is specifically scheduled for Saturday, September 21, 2024. This presents a unique occasion for your company to engage with approximately 40 Makers who will actively participate in the Clink & Sip Festival. This 1 day sponsorship package includes :
  • Prominent displays of your brand’s signage throughout the venue, capturing the attention of all attendees.
  • Your logo or ID branding featured on wristbands, providing a lasting impression on every guest.
  • Extensive exposure across all Clink & Sip social media channels, ensuring maximum marketing reach.
  • Exclusive opportunities to address the audience and have personal conversations with both the creators and guests, fostering valuable connections.
  • 10 VIP tickets to the wine festival, allowing you and your guests to indulge in a memorable experience.

CLINK & SIP INDUSTRY NIGHT NETWORKING PARTY

$10,000

- The Clink & Sip Industry Night Networking Party is scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2024. This presents a one-of-a-kind opportunity for your company to connect with Makers and industry professionals in a more intimate environment and kick off the incredible festival weekend. This 1 night sponsorship package includes: :
  • Branded marketing on all Clink & Sip social media platforms.
  • Branded signage throughout the venue.
  • Your company Logo/ID Branding on wristbands.
  • Your products featured in swag bags branded with your company Logo (min 500 items.)
  • Branded step and repeat.
  • 10 VIP Tickets to the Industry Night Party.
  • 5 VIP Tickets to Clink & Sip Wine and Spirits Festival.

CLINK & SIP PRODUCT SPONSOR

$2,000

  • Acknowledgement on Clink & Sip’s social media platforms
  • Your products included in the official swag bag.
  • 2 VIP tickets to Clink & Sip Wine and Spirits Festival.

In-kind Product Sponsorship

Donation

  • Donation of a minimum 250 brand products.
  • Company name and logo on event banner at entry of venue.
  • Product placed inside gift bag of all guests.

Event Vendor

Vendor

If you are interested in learning more about our vendor opportunities please click the button below to complete the vendor inquiry form.

#Get there safely

Directions to the Festival

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Host Hotel
Godfrey Hotel
127 W. Huron Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (630) 590-1200

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Additional Information

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CLINK FESTIVAL Wine and Spirits Festival Experience will be held at the Bridgeport Art Center. This venue is nestled in the heart of Chicago, Il and will provide our guest with both an indoor and outdoor experience. CLINK will showcase wine and spirit makers from California, New York, Atlanta, Indiana and Chicago to name a few. 

This event was created for both men and women and those who prefer a refreshing Mocktail. Our featured waterpark will have a sampling of some delicious non-alcoholic beverages.  There will be a cigar lounge, a beer garden and a DJ with music floating through the venue. There will be panel discussions featuring wine experts and Sommeliers as well as a panel discussion featuring women entrepreneurs who are leveling up in business fields not historically ran by women. 

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