The power of the Local First Milwaukee network is real. And with our annual Grow Local Biz Expo right around the corner, we’ve got four local businesses here to tell you: a) you need to be at our showcase event next week b) what they’ve gained from B2B connections.
The local network can only flourish and become stronger with involvement by our city’s small business owners. As an attendee at the Grow Local Biz Expo, you’re guaranteed to make those important B2B connections. In addition, the presenters we have lined up are incredible! They will lend expertise, insight, and needed resources to get your business growing in the direction you want.
Business owners, like Nancy Luchessi of Unleashed Mobile Apps, depend on events like the Grow Local Biz Expo to keep their business moving forward.
Second-year vendor, Stephanie Bartz of Stephanie Bartz Photography, expressed that last year’s Grow Local Biz Expo “opened up more opportunities to collaborate on projects and connect with like-minded individuals.” And first-comers Ink to the People aim to utilize the B2B relationships gained at the event to create a greater sense of unity in the community.
Above all, the Grow Local Biz Expo affords business owners the opportunity to be amongst esteemed leaders and risk-takers who choose to invest in building our local economy. And that’s pretty awesome.
“Sometimes they are connections that we never thought of and wouldn’t have thought of unless we had been networking in the first place,” shared Sam Kassel of FourOneFour Events. Sam plans to return to the Grow Local Biz Expo with her husband and business partner, Alex, because B2B exchange allows them to make the connections they need to grow. “Without these exchanges, our business would be stagnant. And, it’s part of the fouronefour mission to help non-profits succeed in their goals, so keeping strong connections with partners is vital.”
With only a few days left to register (walk-ins welcome!), we hope you see the value – the power – in networking with local business owners from all over the Milwaukee area. We encourage you to check out the agenda and rally your team to participate in a resource-packed event!