influential sponsor

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Clive Feltham, the GRA MD, commented: "Obviously we are very sad to lose such an influential sponsor as William Hill, and we thank them for their unprecedented support of greyhound racing in the last ten years.
We've expressed our concerns to the International Olympic Committee and they assured us they will take swift and decisive action and we will monitor them to ensure that,'' said Ben Deutch, spokesman for Coca-Cola, a long and influential sponsor of the Olympics.
Dagmar Honsbein, the business centre's general manager, welcomed the renewed support: "As a growing organisation NBIC needs influential sponsors and partners like the Bank of Namibia to help us build a new generation of innovative businessmen and women who think outside-the-box.
a sex symbol with powerful friends and influential sponsors.
MILLIONAIRE Jim Cummings's bid to claim a place on the Aberdeen board last night built up momentum with the backing of two pressure groups plus influential sponsors.
Nationwide are proving to be very influential sponsors.
One has to learn to build the right connections and show loyalty to the right people-for instance, influential sponsors who can present your case to the decision-making bosses.
In addition to the considerable financial resources of the Fund, portfolio companies will benefit from the added value that comes through association with the Fund's influential sponsors, co-managers and investors.
Mr Campbell, 46, was running for Leukaemia Research and is able to call on extremely influential sponsors.
Leading a list of influential sponsors, The MathWorks, CoWare(TM), Catalytic Inc.
Research on the advancement of professional women has shown that women of color disproportionately experience barriers to upward mobility in their organizations and professions, including lack of mentors, influential sponsors, networking, role models and visibility -- all of which are critical for the advancement of any professional," said Brooks.