#CHAtweetup2013 Initial Sponsors ListThere are actually two bits of news here. The first is simple, after much deliberation, we decided to change the official name of this event to the "Chattanooga Tweet-Up and Cigar Festival" in recognition that at some point Twitter might not be the way we all communicate. It is today, it has been for the last 3 or 4 years, it might continue to be for another 3 or 4 years...but it seems like everything on the web has its expiration date.
Second, we started contacting all the folks that had sponsored the 2012 event about a month ago to ask, "Do you plan on sponsoring the 2013 Tweet-Up?" The response has been overwhelmingly positive so far. We have had about 18 repeat sponsors officially "re-up" and we have had no one get back to us to say, "We're not interested." (We have had several that haven't gotten back to us, but I did send that initial email out right before Christmas...that could have something to do with it.) We've even had a couple new companies already sign on. Without further ado, here is the current list of cigar companies that have committed to sponsoring the 2013 Chattanooga Tweet-Up and Cigar Festival:
AJ Fernandez Cigars
Davidoff / Zino
Martin Family of Cigars
Miami Cigar & Co
Nomad Cigar Co
Tiant Cigar Co
Torcido / Twisted Cigars
I'll be sending out a second round of emails this week to try to touch base with our other sponsors from 2012. If you represent a cigar company and want more information about the event, please contact me via email, firstname.lastname@example.org. We are hoping to have the website up and running in the next 2 to 3 weeks.
As a reminder, the 2013 Chattanooga Tweet-Up will be held Thursday thru Saturday, August 1 thru 3 at Burns Tobacconist (both East and Downtown locations, but mostly East) in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Event details and ticket pricing will be announced soon.