Madison Area Business Expo

2017 Expo Details

Thursday, January 19, 2017    4 - 7 pm

2017 Business Expo FlyerColiseum 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 2017 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, 2016.

Displays: Exhibitors will be provided either a 6 or 8 foot long by 30 inch deep table. 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 2014 Newsletter. Exhibitors are responsible for notifying the winners and arranging for delivery of their prize.

Shoe shining at the Expo!Grand Door Prizes: Exhibitors, SMBA members, and sponsors will be solicited to volunteer door prizes with a value of $100 or more. To qualify for the door prizes, participants are required to visit each booth and must be present to win. Exhibitors will initial the door prize entry ticket at their booth. Drawings for door 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, 2017.

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!

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 2017 Expo!

Anytime Fitness
Bachmann Construction
Calls On Call
Cell Plus / US Cellular Authorized Agent
Champion Windows & Sunrooms
City of Fitchburg
Clarion Suites at Alliant Energy Center  
Concordia University       
Creative Business Interiors
David J Frank Landscape Contracting
Deja Brew
Eco-Wellness LLC
Edward Jones
El Norteño Foods
Estate Plan for Wisconsin
Farmers Insurance
First Weber Realtors
Ganser Company
Heartland Payment Systems
Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce
Hop Haus Brewery
impact Virtual Services
Inkworks, Inc.
Latino Chamber of Commerce

MadWraps LLC
Marketplace Home Mortgage, LLC
Midwest Financial Group
Monona State Bank
Moving Forward LLC
Park Bank
Photography by Sean Lamb
Rescue Desk Virtual Assistant Services
Shannan McMahan Designer Portraits   
Sherwin Williams
Skyline Services, Inc.
Spectrum Business Charter
Stark Company Realtors
SupraNet Communications
Thrivent Financial
Tingalls Design
Toye Contracting
Two Men and a Truck
Violet Rose Foods
WebWrights Digital Marketing and Web Design
Wegner CPAs
Yahara Bay Distillers
Yola's Cafe
Zounds Hearing of Madison

Thank You to the Generous Sponsors of SMBA in 2017:

Silver Level ($500)        
Midwest Financial Group
Monona State Bank

Bronze Level ($250)
Calls On Call
Wegner CPAs

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, September 21, 2017
  • 12:00 - 1:15 PM
  • General Member Meeting
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Madison, WI 53725-9893
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