STATE BUSINESS EXPO
Network I Learn I Build I Grow
The State Small Business Expo will take place Saturday, Sunday June 8th, 9th, 2019 located at the beautiful Merritt Square Mall in Melbourne, Florida. The SSBX is expecting countless visitors and over 120 small business owners, professionals, entrepreneurs and the general public. SSBX is designed to take small to mid-sized businesses to the next level of growth through business relationship building.4th annual Business Expo We are a group of hard-working individuals, both within our County and our State, who dedicate ourselves to supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs.Join us in learning from the best and the brightest in the industry as you network with like-minded business professionals.
RED CARPET RECEPTION
will take place at the Red Ginger on Monday, June 3, 2019, at 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm,exclusively for our Sponsors & Exhibitors and Small Businesses in Our Community. Registration and attendance are free for the Gala. Make your reservation soon as space is limited. Sponsors and Exhibitors may bring up no more than two guests as space is limited. Please bring plenty of business cards for networking & business building. As you walk in the door, we will collect one of your business cards in exchange for a free Door Prize ticket for the chance to win! Door Prizes:Gift Basket valued at $1,200The Registration is Free
5th Annual Emotional Intelligence
Please join us Dr. Wanda Bonet Gascot’s Life Institute 5th EIS Emotional Intelligence Symposium Opening Ceremony at the Merritt Square Mall. We are Selobrating 4th Annual State Small Business Expo 2019 together. Last year We lined up amazing 12 Amazing Speakers, couches for you. This year we are even expecting more. For business professions Send your request with your topic. This event open to public Attend FREE to All classes and earn your CE’s too.
RED CARPET GALA
A Formal Reception & SSBX Sponsors recognition Ceremony
Red Carpet Photo Session
The Red Carpet Reception Gala will take place at the Red Ginger on Monday, June 3rd, 2019, at 6:00 pm – 10:30pm, exclusively for our Sponsors and Exhibitors. Upon Sponsor or Exhibitor registration, you may register for the gala. Space is limited and you may bring up to two guests. Come dressed to impress at SSBX’s formal event!
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Please join us for the SSBX Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Monday, June 3rd, 2019, at the beautiful Red Ginger. We invite you to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the SSBX Founder, Selo and Organizers, Partners, Sponsors , Exhibitors and Brevard Communities Small Business Owners
SSBX Sponsorship Awards
The State Small Business Expo will be introducing the 2019 Sponsors and recognizing them in a special awards ceremony. Also this year, the State is offering TWO sponsorship opportunities: (1) Platinum sponsorship, (2) Gold sponsorship, Click here to become a Sponsors
Social Media Meet and Greet
Please come and enjoy the meet and greet with Our Sponsors and Exhibitors and their selective invited guests Brevard’s Small Businesses, Whether you’re in the startup stage or with a long-established company, the State Small Business Expo can connect you to even larger business opportunities
One-On-One Video Interviews
Throughout the evening, our on-the-spot reporter will be conducting exclusive one-on-one video interviews. We welcome your enthusiasm, excitement, and involvement at the SSBX event.
Complimentary Wine & Appetizers
We invite you to enjoy our complimentary wine & appetizers during the Red Carpet Reception Gala in preparation for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. We will raise our glasses high and toast SSBX’s Sponsors and Exhibitors
Step and Repeat backdrops
We can’t wait for you to enjoy our exclusive State Small Business Step and Repeat backdrops pictures and Specially Designed backdrop for our Sponsors. The Moments That Matter, So, make yours forever with us at the SSBX Red Carpet Gala
Hotel Accommodation and Location
The SSBX will be held on June 8-9, 2019 at the beautiful Merritt Square Mall. And here’s some great news: for those who would like to stay overnight after the Red Carpet Reception on June 3rd, 2019, the State has arranged for discounted room rates at the Hilton Rialto. To take advantage of this special discounted rate, simply inform the reservationist that you are attending the SSBX
Why become a Sponsor
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DRW LIFE SKILL INSTITUTE
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SSBX 2019 Merritt Square Mall Floor Plan
Business Expo When, Where
Saturday, June 8th 2019 – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Sunday June 9th ,2019 – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm At Merritt Square Mall 777 Merritt Island Cswy E, Ste 102, Merritt Island, FL 32952
Red Carpet Reception When, Where
Monday, June 3rd , 2019 , Between 6pm – 10pmAt Red Ginger Restaurant Melbourne Square Mall location 1700 W New Haven Ave, Ste 633,
Melbourne, FL 32904. Phone: (321) 951-8818
Press registrations are allowed at the SSBX Red Carpet Reception and Expo 2018 but must be approved by SSBX. For press inquiries please contact Malak Hammad at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat 10:00 am – 9:00 pm , Sun 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Is there a dress code?
Dress code is Florida business casual
There is plenty of parking at the Mall. That should not be a Problem
What is provided for Vendors?
Each vendor will have a 8’ ft. long table and 2 chairs provided. No Table skirting. Please bring your own skirt or tabletop, banner with you.
What types of vendors cannot participate?
Based on current lease restrictions and/or mall restrictions, No political organizations, No religious organizations, No popcorn, No vape or CBD oils, No petitioners, No marijuana organizations or illicit drug promoters
Will power be provided to my table?
There will NOT be power provided to any table
What should I bring for my vendor table other than business materials?
Bring a jar or fishbowl for business cards collections, a table banner or sign to identify your brand. A small trash can and lots and lots of business cards
It sounds like there will be lots of giveaways at the Expo. Do I need to provide bags for the public?
Prepared to give each a sponsor’s tote bag to each attendee to carry all of their swag. If you have a bag you use as marketing, feel free to give that out as well, but it is not necessary.
What can I do to make the event as effective as possible?
Share this event with your network of friends, business colleagues, and clients. Use Facebook, Linkedin and other social media to get the word out so everyone has a great opportunity to meet new people and share experiences.
Will there be food at the Expo event?
Yes, The Mall Food Court and Red Ginger stands are Open
Will we be able to stay at the hotel for the duration of the event?
There are several hotels close by. Also SSBX has arranged for discounted room rates at the Hilton Rialto, to take advantage of this special discounted rate, simply inform the reservationist that you are attending the State Small Business Expo
What is the appropriate attire for the Red Carpet Reception ?
The Red Carpet gala Monday night is formal attire – NOT Florida formal, but actual formal attire. You will want to dress to impress and you look your best when you are interviewed by the SSBX’s spot reporter. One-on-one interviews will be conducted as well as promotional clips for use on your website. We suggest you wear your best professional garb on Saturday -Sunday at the exhibition portion of the event. There will be lots of potential clients and other business owners to network with and we want you to look your best & be your best!
Will there be a power supply available at the convention for vendors?
Can a standing sign be set up?
Yes, as long as it doesn’t block the walkway. max. 6′
Where do we unload for event/are there stairs?
You can unload at the Mall’s JC Penny Entries – No stairs – Straight walk in.
What is the refund policy?
There are NO refunds.
Still have questions?
We are always here, email@example.com
A Preview of SSBX
At the Every State Small Business Expo, we have an awesome time
we network, we learn, we build and we grow.
See for yourself why you should attend the SSBX