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
Coliseum 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!
BRING PLENTY OF BUSINESS CARDS!
REGISTER YOUR BOOTH ONLINE >>
Publicity: The South Metropolitan Business Association (SMBA) will promote Business Expo 2018 through the media, its membership, and other channels as appropriate.
Participants: 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.
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 >>
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!
Help spread the word and share the RSVP link with your co-workers and colleagues!
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!
Locks and Unlocks
Thank You to the Generous Sponsors of SMBA Business Expo 2018:
Gold Level ($1,000)
Silver Level ($500)
Bronze Level ($250)
"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!"
"As 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."