* 7 am - 7:30 am Booth Setup - Small and Minority Businesses (homebased businesses/side gigs/businesses with 5 and under full time employees) will be provided with a 6 to 8 foot table that will be setup at the Civic Center
* 7:30 - 8:30 am Real American Sunrise Breakfast - attendees of the breakfast will be invited to visit your booth directly afterwards. They will have a passport that they can get signed by each booth and enter a completed passport to win prizes
* 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. Expo - you'll be able to market your goods/ services to the attendees of the event from your booth. Yes, you can sell products from the booth.
* 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Panel discussion and Q&A session to educate booth participants and public attendees on how to gain "Access to Capital". Led by the Small Business Development Center, MBAC-Minority Business Assistance Center of Toldeo, and other partners.
Veterans Memorial Civic And Convention Center
West Wing Rooms 3 & 4
Small Business/Minority Expo in partnership with the Potts Entrepreneur-Incubator Technology Center of Greater Lima-Northwest.
The Small Business-Minority Expo is being held at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in concert with the Lima/Allen County Chamber of Commerce Real American Sunrise monthly breakfast meeting (formerly Wake, Rattle & Roll).
Immediately following the breakfast, attendees will be invited to the Small Business -Minority Expo to visit booths from 8:30a - 10:30 am. Then, at 10:30 am, there will be an hour long panel discussion and Q&A session to educate booth participants and public attendees on how to gain"Access to Capital". Panel presentation by Kathy Keller, Director, Small Business Development Center at Rhodes State College, Aaron Cornell with Columbus ECDI, Mark Uritia with Toledo MBAC, Dave Stratton with AEDG about the Darcy Loan, Julie Jurosic with Anchor Financial For SBA and Community Advantage Loans.
This is a GREAT opportunity for you to network and continue showcasing your product and/or service to the public for just $10.00.