Madison Area Business Expo

Thank you to everyone who participated and attended the 2019 Business Expo - it was a huge success!  We look forward to seeing you next year, be sure to check back later in 2019 for details.

2019 Expo Details

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 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!



2019Flyer imageExhibitor Information - Click the Flyer To the Right For Details:  

Publicity: The South Metropolitan Business Association (SMBA) will promote Business Expo 2019 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, 2018.

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 11/30/18.  Electricity can be provided for $25.

Non-Members: $100 non-refundable fee; $50 of which may be applied toward SMBA membership if joined by February 29, 2019.  Electricity can be provided for $25.

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 2019 Expo!

A Better Body LLC
Advocate MD
Anytime Fitness
Artesan Fruit
Belleville Chiropractic & Wellness
Calls On Call
City of Fitchburg
Clarion Suites of Madison
College Hunks Hauling Junk and Moving
Colonial Life
Concordia University
Costco Sun Prairie
Edward Jones
Estate Plan For Wisconsin
Guilty Cafe
Healthy Horizons Coaching
JDog Junk Removal & Hauling
Josh Lavik & Associates

Lift Consulting
Locks and Unlocks
Madame Chu
Madison Merchant Solutions LLC
Madison South Rotary
Mentoring Positives, Inc.
Monona State Bank
Moving Forward
Rockhound Brewing Company
Rosie's Coffee Bar & Bakery
State Line Distillery
Summit Credit Union
Taco Sunrise
Ugly Apple Cafe
US Cellular
Waunakee Remodeling
Wegner CPAs

Thank You to the Generous Sponsors of SMBA Business Expo 2019:

Gold Level ($1,000) Silver Level ($500) Bronze Level ($250)

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 next year."

Monthly Member Meeting

Monthly Member Meeting

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • 12:00 - 1:15 PM
  • General luncheon
  • Breakwater
    • 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona
  • This month: Annual Business Meeting
  • Please remember that this is a members-only luncheon
  • Register Here - registration is required and closes Tuesday, May 14

Contact SMBA

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