Connect at JAXPO - The Chamber's annual business 2 business expo
JAXPO gives businesses the unique opportunity to highlight their enterprises, network with current and potential customers and celebrate the best Jackson has to offer. This one-day trade show is the Chamber’s annual business-2-business expo, and it offers a venue to reinforce current business relationships and spark new partnerships.
Please note that your business must be a Chamber member in good standing to participate in the JAXPO. Individual Chamber members cannot participate in JAXPO.
October 16, 2014
1:00 - 7:00 pm.
To empower our community and strengthen business relationships by sharing ideas to help build solid growth in Jackson County.
Our vision is to become the premier event for businesses to showcase their insights, talents, expertise, products and services.
Celebrating 24 years of connecting business leaders!
Our focus is on the quality of leads coming in the door versus the quantity. With that being said we average between 450-500 attendees.
For 2014 Registration Brochure click here!
2014 JAXPO Vendors (updated as of 9-19-14):
SBA (Small Business Administration) Table near main entrance
Premier Booths (limit of 12) - SOLD OUT
AARP, All-Pro Property Management, Anesthesia Business Consultants - Title Sponsor, ASK, CP Federal Credit Union - Gold Sponsor, Comtronics, Jason Wright Realtor - Howard Hanna, Lloyd Ganton Retirement Centers, Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, Manpower, Michigan Community Credit Union, TLC Eyecare
106.9 HOME.fm-Silver Sponsor, A Frame Above, Advance Employment, Aldinger, Inc., American Office Solutions (AOS), Any Time Fitness, Audubon Design-Printing Sponsor, Baker College, The Ballooney Bin, Barker Weber Insurance Agency, Bob Evans-West Ave, Career Quest, Christoff & Sons Floor Covering, Comerica Bank, Compass Self Storage, County National Bank, Edible Arrangements, Ellis Chiropractic, Endurance Law Group PLC, ERA Reardon Realty, Experience Jackson-Bar Sponsor, Foot & Ankle Clinic, Granger, Gross, Puckey, Gruel & Roof, PC, JTV-Silver Sponsor, Jackson Community Ambulance, Jackson Commercial Contractors Association, Jackson Community Federal Credit Union, Jackson Magazine/RJM-Silver Sponsor, K&J Total Design, Leimenstoll Industrial Maintenance, Michigan International Speedway, Michigan Office Solutions (MOS), Michigan Theatre of Jackson Inc., Northwest Schools, Northwood University, OSB Community Bank, Patriot USA Professional Property Restoration, Paragon Charter Academy, Pleasant Lake Pub, Printer Source Plus, Raymond James, ServiceMaster Absolute Home & Restoration Services, Dr. Frederic Slete DDS, South Central Michigan Works!, Spring Arbor University, The Village Conference Center, United Way of Jackson County, Willis & Machnik Financial Services, Wireless Zone - Verizon Wireless, WKHM/K105.3/WIBM/101.5
Nonprofit Booths (limit of 8) - SOLD OUT
Ella Sharp, Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc, Jackson College, Jackson District Library, The Jackson Inventors Network, Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge, Project S.A.V.E., Rotary Club of Jackson,
Business After Hours (limit of 4)
The Ballooney Bin
Mat's Cafe & Catering
"15 Minutes of Fame" Vendors - Be sure you stop by to learn more!!
1:30 - 1:45 pm - Jackson Inventors Network
2:00 - 2:30 pm - Ella Sharp
2:30 - 2:45 pm - Jackson Magazine
3:00 - 3:15 pm - Comtronics
3:30 - 3:45 pm - ASK
4:00 - 4:15 pm - Willis & Machnik Financial Services
4:30 - 4:45 pm - Northwood University
These demos will take place in the Economic Club Luncheon area on the stage. It is $25 additional and only open to current and paid vendors. All vendors were drawn at the JAXPO Kickoff meeting on 8-26-14.
JAXPO Vendor Resources
(#JAXPO2014; #JxnChamber; #JacksonChamberMI)
The JAXPO Kickoff meeting is intended for all JAXPO vendors and possible JAXPO vendors, this meeting took place on August 26, 2014 at Bella Notte from
8:45 - 10:00 am. We had presenters there to talk about the importance of having a goal, defining your market and how to have an engaging staff and of course having fun at JAXPO.
Here are some RESOURCES to help us help you promote your participation in JAXPO
JAXPO Ticket (1) - Needs to be used for FREE entrance to the event
JAXPO Tickets (6) - Needs to be used for FREE entrance to the event
JAXPO Vendor Packet - must be read and signed by each vendor
JAXPO Door Prize Form - This will be used to have WKHM/K105.3 assist you in awarding your door prize at JAXPO
10' wide x 8' deep booth space for premier, general and nonprofit booths
2 chairs & 1 table with cover and skirting (if requested)
Electrical cost - $10 extra per booth (if requested)
Full blue & white 8 ft back drapes & 36" side drapes
Hot spots provided by Wireless Zone - Verizon Wireless
2 water stations provided by Tri-County Water
Outstanding Booth Contest
If you are the lucky recipient you could win a $50 voucher towards your booth at next year's JAXPO or the opportunity to secure a "15 Minutes of Fame" spot for 2015.
A committee will determine the top 10 candidates. At 5:15 pm those top 10 booths will be posted to the JAXPO Facebook page and the Chamber’s Twitter account for half an hour (5:15 - 5:45 pm). We will ask folks to “like” or “favorite” the post or tweet which will decide the top 3 booths. The judges will then choose the 2014 recipient from the top 3 booths that received the most votes. Recipient will be announced towards the end of Business After Hours around 6:45 pm.
2014 - TBD
2013 - CP Federal Credit Union - Zombie Theme
2012 - OSB Community Bank - Lemonade Stand
Click here for the guidelines
Visit our fanpage on Facebook to see pictures from the event.
Contact Angela at (517) 782-8221 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.