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OUR RECEPTION AND SSBX EVENTS WILL PRESENT:

STATE BUSINESS EXPO

Network I Learn I Build I Grow
The State Small Business Expo will take place Saturday, Sunday June 9th, 10th, 2018 located at the beautiful Melbourne Square Mall in Melbourne, Florida. The SSBX is expecting countless visitors and over 120 small business owners, professionals, entrepreneurs and the general public. SSBX is designed to take small to mid-sized businesses to the next level of growth through business relationship building.

3rd annual Business Expo
We are a group of hard-working individuals, both within our County and our State, who dedicate ourselves to supporting small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Join us in learning from the best and the brightest in the industry as you network with like-minded business professionals. Register Now 

OUR RED CARPET RECEPTION

A formal Red Carpet Reception will take place at the Red Ginger on Friday, June 8, 2018, at 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm, exclusively for our Sponsors and Exhibitors. Registration and attendance are free for the Gala. Make your reservation soon as space is limited. Sponsors and Exhibitors may bring up no more than two guests as space is limited.

Please bring plenty of business cards for networking & business building. As you walk in the door, we will collect one of your business cards in exchange for a free Door Prize ticket for the chance to win! Door Prizes: Gift Basket valued at $1,200

Registration is Free – to attend please click here 

Red Carpet Photo Session 

The Red Carpet Reception Gala will take place at the Red Ginger on Friday, June 8th, 2018, at 6:00 pm – 10:30pm, exclusively for our Sponsors and Exhibitors. Upon Sponsor or Exhibitor registration, you may register for the gala. Space is limited and you may bring up to two guests. Come dressed to impress at SSBX’s formal event! 

SSBX Sponsorship Awards

The State will be introducing the 2018 Sponsors and recognizing them in a special awards ceremony. Also this year, the State is offering TWO sponsorship opportunities: (1) Platinum sponsorship, (2) Gold sponsorship, Click here to become a Sponsors 

SSBX Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Please join us for the SSBX Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Friday, June 8th, 2018, at the beautiful Red Ginger. We invite you to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the SSBX ‘s Founders, Selo and Organizers, Partners, Sponsors and Exhibitors 

Complimentary Wine & Appetizers

We invite you to enjoy our complimentary wine & appetizers during the Red Carpet Reception Gala in preparation for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. We will raise our glasses high and toast SSBX’s Sponsors and Exhibitors 

One-On-One Video Interviews

Throughout the evening, our on-the-spot reporter will be conducting exclusive one-on-one video interviews. We welcome your enthusiasm, excitement, and involvement at the SSBX event. 

Social Media Meet and Greet

Please come and enjoy the meet and greet with Our Sponsors and Exhibitors and their selective invited guests Whether you’re in the startup stage or with a long-established company, the State Small Business Expo can connect you to even larger business opportunities 

Social Media Meet and Greet

For those who would like to stay overnight after the Red Carpet Reception on June 8th, 2018, the State has arranged for discounted room rates at the Hilton. To take advantage of this special discounted rate, simply inform the reservationist that you are attending the State Small Business Expo

Why become a Sponsor

despite the great value & benefits offered by SSBX?

Reach a large prospect pool in a very short time 

Gain access to press beyond what SSBC offers.
Make immediate sales and/or capture hundreds of leads due to the sheer volume of business attendees

Increase your membership and/or client-customer base.

Reach out to qualified buyers – at one location, two solid events!
Gain direct face-to-face contact with business owners and Consumer level decision makers, your perfect target market. 

This year, the State is offering Two sponsorship opportunities:

GOLD

Deadline May 14th
$ 400
  • *Recognition on State website, social media and Newspapers
  • *Awards Ceremony
  • *2 tables free

PLATINUM

Deadline May 14th
$ 750
  • *Recognition and advertising on a digital billboard on Brevard County, 30 days with 100.000’s daily views by commuters. ($3800.00 value)
  • *Recognition on State website, social media
  • *One on One Interviews with Press
  • *Awards Ceremony
  • Up to 5 minutes to address the Formal Red Carpet Reception Guests (excepted over 200 participants)
  • *2 tables free
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Our Sponsors and Partners

Thank you for supporting us and all the local business here on the Space Coast.

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WHAT OUR FANTASTIC USERS SAY

SSBX 2018 Melbourne Square Mall Floor Plan

Our Sponsors 2018

Thank you for being our sponsors and Partners!

SSBX 2018 proudly supports The Children's Hunger Project

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA APRIL 25, 2018 -We had a wonderful Meeting with Keith Gee. We are proud to announce that the 2018 State Small Business Expo SSBX 2018 charity will be The Children's Hunger Project. As every year, SSBX supports local charities & non-profit organization in Brevard County. The Children's Hunger Project will receive proceeds from a silent auction at the SSBX Red Carpet Reception on June 8th at the Red Ginger Melbourne with continued support from the Business Expo Jun 9-10th, as a portion of the each sold ticket will be donated to this charity. Please come join us and support the Children's Hunger Project

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Join over a Hundred Businesses in Brevard

Reserve your table Now! June 9th – 10th, 2018
Join us in learning from the best and the brightest in the industry as you network with like-minded business professionals. Register Now

FAQ

Business Expo When, Where – Saturday,June 9th 2018 – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm Sunday June 10th ,2018 – 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm At Melbourne Square Mall 1700 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904

Red Carpet Reception When, Where – Friday, June 8 , 2018 , 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 Grace Han at grace@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 Melbourne 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 6’ ft. long table with black skirting and 2 chairs provided.

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 convention. 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, Red Ginger  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 Friday 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? – No

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 LA Fitness and JC Penny Entries – No stairs – Straight walk in.

What is the refund policy? – There are NO refunds.

Still have questions? – We are always here, info@state.today

Expo Location

1700 W New Haven Ave, Melbourne, FL 32904

Business Expo

Sat. June 9th -10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sun. June 10th- 12:00 – 6:00 pm

Red Carpet Gala

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Red Ginger Restaurant Melbourne