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Small Business Expo

Thursday, August 29 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

(Para español, lea abajo)
Come meet local business owners, explore ways to grow your own business, share your story, and attract customers in the Greater Grand Rapids Area!

The Small Business Expo, organized by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. and The City of Grand Rapids, will help connect local business owners with resources to grow their companies, while also providing opportunities to meet potential customers in West Michigan.

We are excited to announce that City Manager Mark Washington will give the opening remarks!

RESOURCE PROVIDER PANELISTS:
• Jeffrie Chappell, Business Development Manager at Consumers Credit Union
• Tyler Petersen, Small Business Lender at Opportunity Resource Fund
• Ed Garner, Regional Director of West Michigan Small Business Development Center
• Attah Obande, Director of Dream Fulfillment at SpringGr
• Venard Roberson, Commercial Lender at Northern Initiatives

SMALL BUSINESS PANELISTS:
• Richard Flowers, Founder of Reliable Medical Transport Inc.
• Sara Knoester, President of Mixed Staffing and Recruiting
• Ruben Ramos, Partner of R&R Mechanical
• Gina Van Timmeren, Owner of Gina’s Boutique

Stay tuned for more information on panelists and programming.

This event FREE to attend and open to all members of our community.

REGISTER AS A VENDOR HERE:
https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Our-City/Events-Activities/Small-Business-Expo/Vendor-Registration

REGISTER AS A RESOURCE PROVIDER HERE:
https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Our-City/Events-Activities/Small-Business-Expo/Resource-Provider-Registration

GETTING THERE
Planning to walk? Bike? Take the bus? Carpool with a friend? Mobile GR, a sponsor of this event, has provided all these links for your transportation needs!

Bike: https://goo.gl/maps/HNn1HuhgBfDbWTU96
Bus: https://goo.gl/maps/6PgNbDKE4gcEzxLD8
Walk: https://goo.gl/maps/m8xsTarzWz19DEMJ9
Carpool: https://goo.gl/maps/E6y98PEe3T1EG7Yt8

You can also park at the Area 9 or 7 DASH lots for $2 all day and take the free DASH bus to the event!
Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/SjBRGsboaZtSKRwa8
DASH map: www.grandrapidsmi.gov/dash

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EXPO DE PEQUEÑOS NEGOCIOS

¡Conoce a los dueños de empresas locales, explora formas de hacer crecer tu propio negocio, comparte tu historia y atrae clientes que residan en el área de Greater Grand Rapids!

La Expo de Pequeños Negocios (Small Business Expo), organizada por Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. y la Ciudad de Grand Rapids , permitirá a los propietarios de negocios locales conectar con recursos para hacer crecer sus empresas, a la vez que obtienen oportunidades de conocer a clientes potenciales en el oeste de Michigan.

¡Nos complace anunciar que el administrador de la ciudad, Mark Washington, dará el discurso de apertura!

PANELISTAS DE LOS PROVEEDORES DE RECURSOS:
– Jeffrie Chappell, Gerente de Desarrollo de Negocios en Consumers Credit Union
– Tyler Petersen, financiador de pequeños negocios

PANELISTAS DE PEQUEÑOS NEGOCIOS:
– Richard Flowers, de Reliable Medical Transport Inc.
– Sara Knoester, de la Agencia de Personal Mixto
– Ruben Ramos, de R&R Mechanical.

Mantente atento para obtener más información sobre los panelistas y la programación.

Este evento es GRATUITO y abierto a todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad.

REGISTRARSE COMO VENDEDOR AQUÍ:
https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Our-City/Events-Activities/Small-Business-Expo/Vendor-Registration

REGÍSTRATE COMO PROVEEDOR DE RECURSOS AQUÍ:
https://www.grandrapidsmi.gov/Our-City/Events-Activities/Small-Business-Expo/Resource-Provider-Registration

Para registrarte como asistente u obtener más información sobre este evento, visita http://grandrapidsmi.gov/smallbusinessexpo

Fecha· Jueves 29 de agosto de 2019
3:00 PM – Puertas Abiertas
3:30 PM – Bienvenida por el Administrador de la Ciudad Mark Washington
3:35 PM – Panel de Proveedores de Recursos
5:00 PM – Panel de Pequeños Negocios
7:00 PM – Clausura del Evento

Venue

DeVos Place Convention Center
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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