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Second Annual Business Expo coming to Southwestern Illinois


From Illinois Business Journal news services

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS — St. Louis Small Business Monthly and the Midwest Business Institute are bringing another networking opportunity to Southwestern Illinois businesses.

The Second Annual Southwestern Illinois Business Expo will give businesses the opportunity to network with other business owners, connect with potential clients, and learn innovative strategies from local and national experts. The expo is part of Small Business Week of Southwestern Illinois and National Small Business Week.

Following the model of highly successful St. Louis Small Business Expo, the Southwestern Illinois Business Expo brings in attendees with the power to influence product/service purchasing decisions and 68 percent of attendees are business owners. Exhibitors have the opportunity to gain stronger market position, enhance the company profile and build a quality database for future marketing campaigns.

“The economic environment in Southwestern Illinois is a growing exponentially,” says Richard Avdoian, founder/CEO of Midwest Business Institute. “St. Louis business owners have benefited from St. Louis Small Business Expo for years, and we believe Southwestern Illinois business owners deserve the same support and development opportunities.”

The expo will be held May 5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Four Points by Sheraton Conference Center in Fairview Heights. Admission is free to the public.

Exhibit space and sponsorships are still available. More information and registration is available online at

MBI Faculty members are national and local business, sales and marketing experts, committed to developing and presenting business and personal enrichment programs. As industry professionals, the Faculty utilize the strategies and paradigms taught at MBI training programs, seminars and workshops.

Founded in 1996, the Midwest Business Institute is known for innovative, customized solutions and unparalleled commitment to clients’ success. The skills obtained through our training programs, conferences and coaching sessions develop the essential leadership and management attributes that are vital to the success of business owners and executives.

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