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SMBA meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Noon - 1:15 PM
Breakwater (formerly Bourbon Street Grille)
6308 Metropolitan Ln, Monona

Pre-registration is required. Deadline is NOON on the Tuesday prior to the Thursday meeting.

    • Thursday, December 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Breakwater - 6308 Metropolitan Ln, Monona, WI 53713

    This month we have Michelle Somes-Booher joining us to disucss the Wisconsin SBDC at the UW-Madison Wisconsin School of Business.

    Participate in the exchange of ideas and information from area leaders in government, business, and education.  The SMBA provides a forum for addressing issues of concern to local businesses through meetings, focus groups, seminars, and social events.  

    • Thursday, January 16, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 232 E Olin Ave, Madison, WI 53713

    SMBA's Annual Business Expo is here and better than ever! Join us for an evening that will help you to grow your business through face-to-face connections. The Annual Business Expo is always a hit and allows members and non-members to mingle, learn, and get some exposure. 

    This year's Expo will also have a Silent Auction!

    The SMBA Business Expo is a business expo that pulls around 300 attendees throughout the 3 hour event.  It runs from 4pm - 7pm on January 16th.  We typically have around 50 vendor booths with a wide variety of vendors.

    It happens on the second floor of the Coliseum Bar, in their event space.  SMBA supplies free food and beer for the attendees.  Each vendor is asked to supply at least one prize at their booth worth $25 or more.  We also have grand prizes worth over $100 that are announced throughout the evening.

    Booth setup starts at 3pm on January 16th.  We ask that vendors move their vehicles to the adjacent parking lot to keep the closer parking available for the expo visitors.

    We supply a table and a black tablecloth.

    The booth locations are first come, first served.  So if you want a specific spot, come closer to 3pm.

    This year, we have a silent auction.  That auction will start December 19th at our monthly meeting, and end at 6pm at the business expo.  The auction itself is setup on a website, so remote bidding is available.  We are accepting donations for silent auction items.  If you would like to get involved in this aspect, please email James at james@callsoncall.com. 

    This is the best bang for your buck opportunity to get your name out there!

    Food and beverages will also be provided.

    • Thursday, February 20, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Great Dane-2980 Cahill Main, Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Back by popular demand, we are hosting another Progressive Luncheon! This will be our first meeting at the new and improved meeting location, The Great Dane in Fitchburg. 

    The Progressive Luncheon allows you to network in smaller groups while enjoying a 3-course meal. Make sure to invite others and bring your business cards!

    • Thursday, March 19, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Great Dane-2980 Cahill Main, Fitchburg, WI 53711

    This month's speaker is still TBD.

    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Great Dane-2980 Cahill Main, Fitchburg, WI 53711

    This month's speaker is a representative from WI DOT. They will be speaking to us about the road construction projects going on around us!

Past events

Thursday, November 21, 2019 November 2019 SMBA Luncheon -Tom Stolper, Yahara Commons Project
Thursday, June 20, 2019 June 2019 SMBA Luncheon - Annual Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 2019 SMBA Luncheon
Thursday, February 21, 2019 SMBA Luncheon

About SMBA

The purpose of the South Metropolitan Business Association (SMBA) is to promote and improve the business environment in the Cities of Madison and Fitchburg and the Town of Madison by encouraging well planned, high quality and balanced commercial and residential development and economic growth. SMBA provides networking, information, and community involvement.



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