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2017 Women Mean Business Marketplace

On October 13th, join WomenVenture and over 1,000 business professionals, community leaders, and other individuals for our 40th anniversary celebration of investing in the economic success of women. Hear the inspiring stories of our Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained award winners, enjoy the energy and enthusiasm of emcee, Jearlyn Steele, and hear and inspiring keynote speaker (TBD). Come prepared to shop in our Marketplace, which features the products and services of over 40 women-owned businesses.

Become a Marketplace Vendor:

As a Marketplace vendor, you will receive:

  • Booth space with one skirted 8' banquet table and two chairs, plus two event seats/meals at the luncheon*

  • The chance to promote your business to over 1,000 local business professionals, community leaders, and other individuals who attend the Luncheon.

*Please note, you are not required to bring an additional team member / helper to the marketplace; however, no discounts will be offered to those who decide to come alone. 

Why be a marketplace vendor?

Tentative Day-of-Event Schedule:

7:00 AM to 9:30 AM - Marketplace Setup

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Marketplace open to sponsor-invited guests only

11:00 AM to 12:15 PM - Marketplace open for shopping

12:15 PM to 2:00 PM - Lunch, Program, Keynote (Marketplace is closed during this time)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Marketplace open for shopping

3:00 PM - Event Concludes, Marketplace Teardown

Vendor Requirements:

  • Must be a woman-owned business

  • Must be able to setup during the designated time above, no exceptions. 

  • If you plan to have food samples, please note that you may only bring pre-packaged food, no fresh food samples will be allowed.

Wifi and Electricity:

There is an additional charge of approximately $110 for electricity for your booth. Electricity can be ordered directly from The Depot. All electrical orders must be placed by Monday, October 10, 2016. The rate doubles for all orders placed after October 10.

Wifi is available for purchase for $25/day from The Depot. Please use the form below to order internet access. All orders must be placed by Monday, October 10. The rate doubles to $50/day if ordered after October 10 or on the day of the event.

Download Electricity and Internet Order Form

All marketplace vendors will be emailed a copy of the order form for internet service and electricity.

Additional Information

In order to provide an exceptional shopping experience for our guests and vendors, WomenVenture reserves the right to limit the number of vendors in certain business categories (i.e. clothing retail, salons, fitness studios, service-based businesses, etc.). Register early to ensure your spot in the marketplace!