Madison Area Business Expo

Thank you to everyone who took part in our 2018 Business Expo, which was a huge success!  We hope to see you again next year!

2018 Expo Details

Thursday, January 18, 2018, 4pm - 7pm

2018Flyer imageColiseum Bar and Restaurant –  232 Olin Avenue., Madison (Upper Level)

  • Join us for EXTREME Networking Opportunities
  • Over 50 Business Exhibitors
  • Incredible Door Prizes
  • Free Hors D’oeuvres, Beer & Soda
  • Free admission!



Exhibitor Information:  

Publicity: The South Metropolitan Business Association (SMBA) will promote Business Expo 2018 through the media, its membership, and other channels as appropriate.

2017 SMBA Business ExpoParticipants: Businesses of all types and sizes throughout the Madison Metropolitan Area are invited to participate as exhibitors. SMBA members in good standing will be given priority as exhibitors by pre-registering no later than November 30, 2017.

Displays: Exhibitors will be provided either a 6 or 8 foot long by 30 inch deep table draped in a black tablecloth. Table top displays without electrical service are suggested to keep the Business Expo informal. Tables are a first come first serve basis.

Exhibitor Drawings: Exhibitors are expected to conduct a drawing at their display for a product, service or gift of $25 value or more. Business or entry cards will be collected at your display in a container, e.g. a fish bowl. Exhibitors will draw a winner at the conclusion of the Business Expo, and report the winner to the SMBA information desk. Exhibitors and the winners will be recognized in the February SMBA Newsletter. Exhibitors are responsible for notifying the winners and arranging for delivery of their prize.

Shoe shining at the Expo!Grand Prizes: Exhibitors, SMBA members, and sponsors will be solicited to volunteer grand prizes with a value of $100 or more. To win a grand prize, participants must be present to win. Drawings for grand prizes take place throughout the evening to encourage full active participation throughout the Expo.

Schedule: Setup: 3-4 pm    Business Expo: 4-7 pm    Tear down: 7-7:30 pm

Fee: SMBA Members: $50 to reserve a booth due before 11/30/15.

Non-Members: $100 non-refundable fee; $50 of which may be applied toward SMBA membership if joined by February 29, 2018.

All exhibitors will be provided with ten admission tickets to the Expo at no additional cost.

Information and Registration:    REGISTER YOUR BOOTH ONLINE >>


Attendee Information:

Looking to attend the Expo?  Please RSVP your attendance here so we can have an accurate count for food and drink.  We look forward to seeing you there!


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This is a non-profit, pro-business initiative sponsored by the South Metropolitan Business Association.


Check back for an updated list of registered exhibitors at our upcoming 2018 Expo!

Aussie Speaker
Avallon of Oregon
Bachmann Construction
Baer Insurance
Blue Boxer Web Design
Calls On Call
Cannery Wine & Spirits
Capital City Food Tours
Champion Windows and Sunrooms
City of Fitchburg
Clarion Suites at Alliant Energy Center
College Hunks Moving and Hauling
Creative Business Interiors
Custom Fitness Specialists
Draw In Customers Business Coaching
Edward Jones
Healthy Horizons Coaching LLC
iHeart Media
impact Virtual Services
Kollath CPA
Latino Chamber of Commerce

Locks and Unlocks
Madison Area Technical College
Madison Brain Center
Madison Hearing
Madre Yerba
MadWraps LLC
Momentum Dental Plans
Monona State Bank
Moving Forward Madison
Old National Bank
Park Bank
Rockhound Brewing Company
Rosie's Coffee Bar
Skyline Services
South Metropolitan Business Association
Summit Credit Union
Two Men and a Truck
US Cellular
US Small Business Administration
Wegner CPAs
Wisconsin Women's Business Intiative Corporation 
Wisconsin's 57 Television
Yola's Café

Thank You to the Generous Sponsors of SMBA Business Expo 2018:

Gold Level ($1,000)              

iHeart Media









Silver Level ($500)           


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Bronze Level ($250) 

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Exhibitor Testimonials

Expo networking at its best"The SMBA Business Expo has been a great, leveraged way for us to meet a lot of business executives at one time. We were able to quickly qualify interested business owners for follow up and made several business partnership contacts as well. A very worthwhile use of time and resources!"

"The cheapest marketing and branding we'll do all year - at a value worth well beyond what we paid for our booth!"

"This Expo was a great way of meeting some of the local businesses. I would say the Expo was networking at its finest!"

"AsMake new connections at our SMBA Business Expo always the show gave us a great opportunity to meet current customers as well as meet new prospects."

"My first time EVER! I'll never miss it again!"

"We have been participating at the Expo for at least the past 10 years. It is an event that we look forward to participating in and look forward to 2016."

Monthly Member Meeting

Monthly Member Meeting

  • Thursday, October 18, 2018
  • 12:00 - 1:15 PM
  • General luncheon
  • Breakwater
    • 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona
  • This month: Andrea Hughes, Wisconsin Women's Business Initiative Corporation
  • Register Here - registration is required and closes Tuesday, October 16

Contact SMBA

P.O. Box 259893
Madison, WI 53725-9893
Email: SMBA Administrator