Thursday, September 18, 2008

Corporate sponsors line up for debate

From colleague Wendy Lee:

Steven Akey of Bridgestone Americas wasted no time last fall when Belmont University was named as the host of one of the 2008 presidential debates.

Within minutes of hearing the news, Akey called Belmont University officials, becoming the first corporate sponsor for the historic Oct. 7 event. The cost: $50,000.

Like Bridgestone, companies across the region have jumped at the chance to tie their names — and corporate logos — to an event that appears likely to become one of the most watched moments in American political history.

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