Local First Milwaukee
Press Release

Business Expo showcases local, independent business, supports local economy

The Expo will take place on Tuesday, March 1 from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Best Place at Historic Pabst Brewery.

By - Feb 3rd, 2016 02:48 pm

Milwaukee – Local First Milwaukee is excited to announce the Grow Local Business Expo, which will take place on Tuesday, March 1 from 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Best Place at Historic Pabst Brewery. Participants will receive advice on how to boost their business’ revenue and support the local economy by hiring talent and sourcing business products and services locally.

Data from the Civic Economics Survey of Independent Businesses shows that in Milwaukee, independently owned, local businesses are reinvesting 44¢ of every dollar they earn into the local economy, compared to only 14¢ on the dollar from national chains. Local First Milwaukee encourages businesses in our region to send a representative to the Grow Local Business Expo to see how they can shift a portion of spending to local vendors.

Tom Palzewicz, Managing Partner at ActionCOACH, will present the lunch keynote, Grow More Green in 2016. Event sponsors, including, Alliance Tax & Accounting Service, Audio Visual of Milwaukee, The Equitable Bank, von Briesen & Roper, and Walcheske & Luzi will lead additional breakout sessions throughout the afternoon. Vendors will showcase products and services ranging from tax preparation to marketing and more. The day will close with a happy hour networking session from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Individual tickets to the Grow Local Business Expo are $40 and include admission, lunch, and one beverage during happy hour networking.

Learn more about the Grow Local Business Expo or register to attend by visiting www.localfirstmilwaukee.com/growlocalbizexpo.

About Local First Milwaukee
Local First Milwaukee is a metro-Milwaukee independent business alliance serving Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Waukesha and Racine Counties. Started in 2006, the organization’s message is simple: choose local first and watch the local economy prosper. Local First Milwaukee currently has over 250 members and is a member of the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), who also serves as the organization’s fiscal sponsor.

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