This event is free to the public. If you haven't already registered, it's ok. Stop on by, just bring a business card.
The Business & Community Expo has something for everyone. If you have a business, want to start a business, or purchase products and services from businesses; this is an event for you!
Open Forum Discussions provide aspiring and new business owners with an opportunity to learn best practices and ask questions of experts in various industries.
Exhibit booths provide local businesses and organizations the opportunity to showcase their products and services to the community.
Participating businesses and organizations provide the local community with an opportunity to peruse and purchase products and services that may be of interest.
This Expo is an opportunity for everyone to get to know beneficial information, peers, products, and services.
Contact us for sponsorship opportunities.
12:00 - 12:30 PM
Speaker: LaShay Garland (Independent Distributor of ItWorks Global)
Steps to Success
Are you Working Your Business Like A Business? LaShay Garland, Independent Distributor for ItWorks Global, will provide insight into how to let your money work for you as opposed to working for your money. She will also provide information on how you can make residual income while helping others & yourself maintain a healthy lifestyle.
1:00 - 1:30 PM
Speaker: Erick Perkins (Owner of Perkins Law, PLLC)
Great Things to Know About Sole Proprietorships, Corporations, and LLCs.
Virginia law offers business owners many choices when it comes to business entities. Which one should I use for my new business? Do I need one at all? What do you mean an LLC can be taxed as an “S” corporation? What is a benefit corporation? Come hear answers to these common questions from Richmond business attorney Eric Perkins, owner of Glen Allen-based Perkins Law, PLLC. Questions from the audience will be welcomed too!
2:00 - 2:30 PM
Speaker: Charmaine Crowell-White (Founder & Director of Act II Scene I)
Act II Scene I
Are you interested in the arts? Have you ever wondered how to get involved or if it's really for you? Charmaine Crowell-White founder and director of Act 11 Scene I is a talented and accomplished theater arts professional, who will share her personal journey of transitioning from 25 years in public school education to the (Second Act) of her career as a actor, storyteller, living history interpreter, theater enrichment artist, and more. She will also give insight into what it takes to enter and maintain in this industry.
Below details pertain to exhibitors.
6’ long table topped in brown linen
2 folding chairs
General area security service (booth security and the protection of special valuable items are at the exhibitor’s own expense)
Name badges will be provided for exhibitor staff at event check-in
Please do not place purses and coats on chairs. These items should be out of view.
Outlets are limited and will be provided only if requested. All electrical cords and wiring are to be supplied by the exhibitor and must be taped to the floor.
All exhibit material must conform to fire and electrical codes of the facility.
Audio - Please keep audio devices at a “tolerable” level. If your devices that are disturbing to neighboring exhibits you may be asked to lower sound levels or move to another location.
Breakdown: No early breakdowns. Failure to comply will result in exclusion from future shows.
At the conclusion of the Expo, exhibitors are expected to dismantle their booths and remove all materials. Materials left behind will be removed and placed in trash receptacles.
Booths purchased on or before August 31, 2013:
Directory Member $98
Non-Directory Member $140
Booths purchased after August 31, 2013:
Directory Member $133
Non-Directory Member $190
For more details about The Biz Know Directory go to www.thebizknows.com/b2bpckgs.html
Exhibitor Registration Includes:
6’ long table topped in brown linen
2 folding chairs
Continental breakfast during set-up
Radio interview/testimonial opportunity with Perfect World Network Radio
1 hour pre-exhibit conference call with 30 year professional promoter, Patsy Anderson, covering How to Understand, Implement, and Execute Value Benefits while Exhibiting
Booth assignments will be on a first-come, first-served basis according to the date of receipt of a completed paid Exhibitor Registration. Booths will be assigned by The Biz Knows. Previous years’ exhibitors will be given preferred locations, as available.
Exhibitor registration must be accompanied by payment in full (MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Discover, check or money order). Checks and money orders should be made payable to “The Biz Knows”. Early bird registration fees must be paid by August 31, 2013.
SET-UP & BREAK-DOWN
All exhibitors must be completely set up by 10:45 am on September 28, 2013 in time for exhibit hall opening. Break-down will begin no sooner than 3:00 pm on Saturday September 28, 2013 and must be complete by 4:00 pm. All exhibits should have staff present during open exhibit hours.
The exhibitor assumes responsibility and agrees to indemnify and defend The Biz Knows and the hosting facility and their respective employees and agents against any claims or expenses arising out of the use of the exhibition premises.
Early Bird Registration August 31, 2013
Final Exhibit Registration September 20, 2013
Written cancellations postmarked by August 31, 2013 will be honored with a refund less a $50.00 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after August 31, 2013.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
9:30 am - 9:45 am Exhibitor Registration
9:45 am - 10:00 am Exhibitor Kick-off Meeting
10:00 am – 10:45 am Exhibitor Set-Up
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Exhibitor Break-Down
Schedule is preliminary and subject to change.
COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS
Exhibitors shall bear responsibility for compliance with all local, city, state, and federal safety, fire and health laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations which are in force or applicable during the workshop, regarding the installation and operation of the exhibit.
The Biz Knows encourages the use of contests and drawings to create excitement amongst participants.
Vendors offering non-family friendly products/services will not be showcased at the event.
Due to venue limitations, no food vendors will be showcased at this expo. We do allow such vendors at other expos.
Nothing shall be posted, nailed, screwed, or otherwise attached to walls, floors or other parts of the building or furniture. Anything in connection necessary or proper for the protection of the building, equipment or furniture will be at the expense of the exhibitor. The subletting, assignment or appointment of the whole or any part of the exhibitor’s space, by an exhibitor, is prohibited. This is a non-smoking conference. Smoking is only allowed outdoors in designated areas.
Periodic notifications will be sent on behalf of exhibitors to keep the public informed of confirmed vendors as well as those offering raffle prizes.
The Biz Knows and the hosting facility shall not be responsible for any loss, damage, or injury that may occur to the exhibitor’s employees or property from any cause whatsoever, prior, during, or subsequent to the period covered by the exhibit application. The exhibitor, in registering the exhibit, expressly releases The Biz Knows and/or the hosting facility from and agrees to indemnify same against any and all claims for such loss, damages or injury.
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