EDWARDSVILLE — St. Louis Small Business Monthly and the Midwest Business Institute are bringing a new networking opportunity to Southwestern Illinois businesses.
The Southwestern Illinois Business Expo will give businesses the opportunity to network with other business owners, connect with potential clients, and learn strategies from national experts.
Following the model of the successful St. Louis Small Business Expo, the Southwestern Illinois Business Expo brings in attendees with the power to influence product and service purchasing decisions and 68 percent of attendees are business owners. Exhibitors have the opportunity to gain stronger market position, enhance the company profile and build a quality database for future marketing campaigns.
“The economic environment in Southwestern Illinois is growing exponentially,” Midwest Business Institute founder and CEO Richard Avdoian said. “St. Louis business owners have benefited from St. Louis Small Business Expo for years, and we believe Southwestern Illinois business owners deserve the same support and development opportunities.”
The expo will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
Exhibit space and sponsorships are still available. More information and registration is available online at www.swilbusinessexpo.com.