SW Michigan Regional Chamber Sets Stage for Fall Trade Fair

Whether your business is the smallest, newest enterprise in all of Michigan’s Great Southwest or one of the biggest, boldest firms in the region with hundreds or even thousands of employees, you can stand toe-to-toe in the same room and talk to clients, prospective clients, consumers and beyond in the largest business showcase in this community this fall and be virtual equals with every other vendor in the room.

As a private business or public organization you have to love the math involved in an annual venture that levels the playing field for virtually everyone regardless of size. The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber of Commerce 2019 Fall Trade Fair is virtually the perfect equalizer inasmuch as everybody pays the same affordable price to exhibit whether they are a mom & pop shop or a Fortune 500 corporation.

Even better is the “price of admission” for the general adult public because it’s absolutely free to attend with one’s business card.

The 2019 edition of the longest-running business-to-business and business-to-consumer trade showcase in the region has been set for Tuesday, October 8, 2019 in the Grand Upton Hall of the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center for Arts & Technologies.

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Showtime will run from 4pm to 7pm at the big event wherein SW Michigan Regional Chamber members display their products and services in a professional trade show setting. Booth space reservations are now being accepted on a first-come, first-reserved basis, and regardless of the size of your business, everybody pays the same rate at $179.00 per booth for the opportunity to showcase in the hall that day. On a comparative basis with far and away the majority of trade show opportunities, it is one of the most affordable shows to be found anywhere in the nation.

While the playing field inside the arena is a level one on a booth-to-booth basis, there are several outstanding opportunities to rise above the crowd through several key sponsorship opportunities with additional benefits attached to them, in the roles of Premier Event Sponsor, Supporting Sponsor, and Community Sponsor. Sarah Spoonholtz and Susan Solon at the SW Michigan Regional Chamber can walk you through the process of attaining one of those levels.

For the general adult population, the “price” of admission is the deposit of your business card into the reception desk repository, and you will have the opportunity to visit dozens of businesses and organizations in one main venue. Traditionally, nearly 100 businesses have established a presence in the exhibit hall and the show is oftentimes sold out well before the day arrives.

To register your business for these opportunities, click the link below for an online registration form, or contact Sarah or Susan at the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber of Commerce at 269-932-4042.

There will be appetizers and a cash bar, tons of prizes from exhibitors, and more networking than you’ve ever seen before. While booth spaces can be reserved only by chamber members, attendance at the show is open to both members and the general adult public alike with your business card as the price of admission.

The Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber Fall Trade Fair is presented in part by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Spectrum Health Lakeland, and WHFB.

Here’s the link for booth reservation information online: