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2017 PA Grow Your Biz Event

2017 PA Grow Your Biz Event
Exhibits from a Variety of Businesses & Organizations   Business Workshops   Networking, & Prizes     EVENT SCHEDULE Monday July 24, 2017 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Workshops Open 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall Opens Schedule is preliminary and subject to change Participants may be videotaped and/or photographed for marketing purposes   WHY ATTEND The 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!   Workshops provide 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, as well as obtain literature on employment opportunities. For new/enhanced career seekers, there will be a list of organizations with indicators of who has opportunities for entry, mid, and/or executive level positions. These organizations will have related literature on hand.   This Expo is an opportunity for everyone to get to know beneficial information, peers, products, and services.   REGISTRATION .00 – Expo & Workshops (FREE for The Biz Knows Members) Admission to Expo Hall  Workshops Exhibits and Door Prizes   .00 – Speaker/Workshop Leader – Exhibitor ( The Biz Knows Members) Add on for exhibitors Added exposure for those interested Lead a workshop Present yourself as an expert in your field   .00 – Speaker/Workshop Leader Non-Exhibitor ( The Biz Knows Members) Exposure for those non-exhibitors Lead a workshop Present yourself as an expert in your field    0.00 – Shared Exhibit Table (6 for The Biz Knows Members) Workshops Half (1/2) Table and One (1) Chair in Exhibit Hall (Table skirt included) Business inclusion in monthly e-blast distributed to 4,500 + business owners Business tag in event social media posts Opportunity to advertise entry, mid, and/or executive level employment opportunities 0.00 – Exhibit Table (6 for The Biz Knows Members) Workshops One (1) Table and One (2) Chair in Exhibit Hall (Table skirt included) Business inclusion in monthly e-blast distributed to 4,500 + business owners Business tag in event social media post Opportunity to advertise entry, mid, and/or executive level employment opportunities   0.00 – Corner Exhibit Space (0 for The Biz Knows Members) Workshops One (1) Table and One (2) Chair in Exhibit Hall (Table skirt included) Business inclusion in monthly e-blast distributed to 4,500 + business owners Business tag in event social media post Opportunity to advertise entry, mid, and/or executive level employment opportunities PARKING FREE parking Below details pertain to exhibitors.   EXHIBITOR BOOTHS 6’ x 30'' long table, topped in 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. BOOTH LOCATION 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.   PAYMENT 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”.   SET-UP & BREAK-DOWN All exhibitors must be completely set up by 10:15 am on July 24, 2017, prior to conference. Break-down will begin no sooner than 1:30 pm on Monday July 24, 2017 and must be complete by 2:30 pm. All exhibits should have staff present during open exhibit hours.   INDEMNIFICATION 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.   REGISTRATION DEADLINES Final Exhibit Registration July 17, 2017   CANCELLATION Written cancellations postmarked by November 30, 2016 will be honored with a refund less a .00 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after  November 30, 2016.   EXHIBITOR SCHEDULE Monday July 24, 2017 9:15 am – 10:15 am Exhibitor Check-in & Set-Up 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Workshops Open 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall Opens 1:30 pm – 2:30 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.   DRAWINGS The Biz Knows encourages the use of contests and drawings to create excitement amongst participants. Exhibitors are asked to donate at least one item valued at or greater towards raffle drawings. For marketing purposes, exhibitor's business card or label should be attached to said item. Donated prizes may be provided during exhibitor check-in on the day of the event.    RESTRICTIONS Vendors offering non-family friendly products/services will not be showcased at the event. Food and beverage vendors are welcome. However, due to venue restrictions, no prepared food and beverage products may be sold. Food and beverage vendors may provide free samples of prepared products, but may only sell packaged unprepared products.  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.   UPDATES: Periodic notifications will be sent on behalf of exhibitors to keep the public informed of confirmed vendors as well as those offering raffle prizes.   DISCLAIMER: 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. —— Below details pertain to sponsors. Sponsorship Levels If you are interest in partnering or sponsoring an upcoming event, the following opportunities are available per expo.   Platinum Sponsor – 00 Recognition as Sponsor at event: — Recognition and thanks during event — 20 minute speaker opportunity during event • Complimentary booth in prominent location at the Business & Community Expo trade show • 4 complimentary attendee admissions tickets  • Company logo displayed on the event webpage with a live link to your company’s website • Recognition as Sponsor in all event press releases • Recognition as a Sponsor including company logo on event flyer/signage • One exclusive post-event direct mailer or email blast to all registered attendees (printing and postage is at sponsor’s expense)   Gold Sponsor – 00 Recognition as Sponsor at event: — Recognition and thanks during event — 5 minute speaker opportunity during event • Complimentary booth in prominent location at the Business & Community Expo trade show • 4 complimentary attendee admissions tickets  • Company logo displayed on the event webpage with a live link to your company’s website • Recognition as Sponsor in all event press releases • Recognition as a Sponsor including company logo on event flyer/signage   Bronze Sponsor – 00 • Recognition and thanks during event • Complimentary booth at the Business & Community Expo trade show • 4 complimentary attendee admissions tickets  • Company logo displayed on the event webpage • Recognition as Sponsor in all event press releases • Recognition as a Sponsor on event flyer/signage   Reception Sponsor – 0 • Recognition and thanks during event • Complimentary booth at the Business & Community Expo trade show • 2 complimentary attendee admissions tickets  • Company logo displayed on the event webpage • Recognition as Sponsor in all event press releases • Recognition as a Sponsor on event flyer/signage

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9461 Roosevelt Boulevard
Philadelphia, United States

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