A corporation and its money aren't easily parted.
But at least nine are spending big for the county's centennial.
That's the number of $100,000 sponsors that have been lined up so far by Orange County Centennial Inc., the private, nonprofit group that is organizing the yearlong celebration that starts Aug. 1.
Darrell Metzger, president, plans to bring in one more $100,000 sponsor and has already gained commitments from 32 (out of a hoped-for 50 companies) that will donate $15,000 apiece.
What's in it for the companies? "They'll gain recognition or exposure in any events that the centennial is financially assisting or sanctioning," Metzger said.