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State Small Business Expo 2019

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Merritt Square Mall

777 East Merritt Island Causeway

Merritt Island, FL 32952

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4th Annual Small Business Expo Saturday, Sunday- June 8-9, 2019 at the Merritt Square Mall

This year SSBX State Small Business Expo is expecting countless visitors and local small business professionals and entrepreneurs from the Space Coast to attend and support local while taking their business to the next level. Join us in learning from the best and the brightest in the industry as you network with like-minded business professionals and learn strategies to advance your business.

Join us this year at the SSBX and network with other local business professionals. You will also have the opportunity to shop and support your Space Coast local businesses.

Formal Red Carpet Expo Reception
Monday, June 3rd, 2019

This year's Private Red Carpet Reception will be hosted at the Red Ginger Restaurant. Experience this Premier VIP event for sponsors and exhibitors featuring a Red Carpet photo session, complementary h'orderves wine,

entertainment, an awards ceremony and more. (cash bar available) Make your reservation. The Registration is FREE for sponsors, exhibitors, small Businesses in Brevard and their guests.

Our annual Fundraiser Reception Gala & Silent Auction for weVENTURE

We are thrilled and pleased to announce that weVENTURE has been chosen as the Beneficiary of State Small Business Expo 2019 this year at Merritt Square Mall and our annual Fundraiser Reception Gala & Silent Auction will be held SSBX Red Carpet Gala Formal Reception at the Red Ginger Melbourne.! A portion of the proceeds from the Business Expo will go towards the support of this worthy local non-profit organization. They will have a Booth in our Vendor Row the entire weekend.

weVENTURE is a self-sustaining small business support and women’s empowerment non-profit organization based at Florida Institute of Technology. Their mission is to ignite the power of women and entrepreneurs through business coaching and mentorship, purposeful networking, and leadership development opportunities. Operating in Brevard since 2007, weVENTURE is a national-award-winning organization which has helped to develop and amplify hundreds of businesses and train thousands of women on the Space Coast through programs like IGNITE 360, Strong Coffee Strong Women, weEXPLORATION, and their annual IMPACT summit. weVENTURE helps local businesses start, grow and thrive, and believes that strong economies need strong businesses, strong businesses thrive on mentorship, and women should always have a seat at the table.

Merritt Square Mall

Found in the heart of the Merritt Island, Palm Bay, Melbourne, and Titusville metro area, Merritt Square Mall is a beautifully remodeled shopping destination that serving Brevard County.

Attend Free
Shop, Learn & Support Local

This is a FREE 2-day event where you can shop, support, learn and experience local businesses. You will also have the opportunity to attend the 5th annual Emotional Intelligence Symposium and hear Speakers from the DRW Institute. Connect, Interact, meet, greet and support other local Space Coast business.

Exhibitors Register Now
Gain new customers & clients

Raise the bar and bring your business to the next level by becoming an exhibitor at this extraordinary event where you will have a countless customer based opportunity to share your product, make some sells and support other local businesses and capture hundreds of leads. You will enjoy the private Red Carpet event.

Be a Sponsors for this Great Event, Make your dollar count

There are a great many perks and reasons to be a sponsor at the SSBX State Small Business Expo.We are offering 2 levels of Sponsorships $450 and $650 sponsorship. Sponsorship will gain you primary and upfront access plus a little bang for your buck. You will find more details on the different sponsorship levels below.


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 – 10pm At Red Ginger Restaurant Melbourne Square Mall location 1700 W New Haven Ave, Ste 633, Melbourne, FL 32904. Phone: (321) 951-8818

Press Registration

Press registration 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 malak@state.today

Expo Hours

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

What are my parking options at Merritt Square Mall?

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 main Entrance of Ruby Teusday – No stairs – Straight walk in.

What is the refund policy?

There are NO refunds.

Still have questions?

We are always here, info@state.today

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777 East Merritt Island Causeway

Merritt Island, FL 32952

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