Madison Area Business Expo

2018 Expo Details

Thursday, January 18, 2017, 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!

BRING PLENTY OF BUSINESS CARDS!

REGISTER YOUR BOOTH ONLINE >>

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!

ActionCOACH
Bachmann Construction
Baer Insurance
Blue Boxer Web Design
Calls On Call
Cannery Wine & Spirits
Capital City Food Tours
City of Fitchburg
Clarion Suites at Alliant Energy Center
Creative Business Interiors
Edward Jones  
impact Virtual Services
Kollath CPA
Latino Chamber of Commerce

LegalShield
Locks and Unlocks
Madison Area Technical College
Madison Hearing
Momentum Dental Plans
Skyline Services
South Metropolitan Business Association
Summit Credit Union
Two Men and a Truck
US Cellular
US Small Business Administration
WebWrights
Wegner CPAs
Wisconsin Women's Business Intiative Corporation 
Yola's Café

Thank You to the Generous Sponsors of SMBA in 2018 (TBA):

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 2016."

Monthly Member Meeting

Monthly Member Meeting

  • Thursday, November 16, 2017
  • 12:00 - 1:15 PM
  • General Member Meeting
  • Breakwater
    • 6308 Metropolitan Lane, Monona
  • This month's speaker: Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation, presented by Tommi Thompson, Executive Director
  • Register Here - registration is required and closes Tuesday, November 14

Annual SMBA Business Expo - Extreme Networking Event!

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018
  • Coliseum Bar & Grill, 2nd Floor (232 E Olin Ave)
  • 4pm - 7pm
  • Free admission
  • Free drinks and appetizers
  • Tons of exhibitors and door prizes
  • EXTREME networking!

Exhibitors can register here.

**Attention SMBA Members!!!**
If you are an SMBA member, and register your booth by October 31, you receive $10 off exhibitor fees.  That means only $40 to exhibit at an Expo with 300+ attendees - this is the cheapest marketing you'll do all year!

Contact SMBA

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