2019 River North Business Expo - May 3, 2019 - RNBA Events

2019 River North Business Expo

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Name: 2019 River North Business Expo
Date: May 3, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Friday May 3 at The Westin River North 

Expo Schedule

 9:00  AM  Expo Workshop 1: Marketing Budget Roulette with Scott Fenstermaker
       Expo Workshop 2: Discovering Your Unique Brand with Audrey Boyle
  9:30 AM   Expo Workshop 3: Humanizing Your Brand with Tridence 
       Expo Workshop 4: Mindfulness Matters with CorElements Partners
10:00 AM   Expo Floor Open & Networking 
12:00 PM   Keynote Speaker Luncheon
  1:30 PM   Networking 

About The Expo
Reinvention: Adapting to Innovation & Change
Join us in River North for an expo featuring our local businesses and workshops inspiring our attendees on how to adapt to innovation and change in their industries!

About the Keynote Speaker Luncheon:
Come Hear from Former Chicago Bears Player Desmond Clark!

Desmond Clark is a former star NFL Tight End, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Author, Speaker, and Inspirational Business Coach. Since retiring from football, Desmond has blazed an impressive path as a financial advisor, inspirational speaker and business coach. Come listen to Desmond share his inspiring Reinvention Story on our Keynote Stage at our Expo Luncheon!

WeWork "Coworking Queen" shares expertise on how office enviorment equates to business success!


Beth Moore leads the Broker Development organization for WeWork in US and Canada, where she works closely with Real Estate services partners to deliver exceptional work environments for their clients. Over the past 12+ years in commercial real estate, Beth has worked closely with large corporate occupiers to deeply understand their strategy and advise how real estate can play a role to accelerate their business. Her career has involved many facets of real estate consulting, business development and most recently as the ?coworking queen? for CBRE. Beth will join us on our Keynote Stage to share a synopsis of the reinvention of the traditional workspace and what we all have to keep in mind for the future!

Lunch and networking is from 12PM-2PM- Complimentary for members and only $15 for non-members!

About Exhibiting at the Expo:
Large enough to show ROI but small enough to have real conversations!

The River North Business Expo, sponsored by WeWork and The Westin Chicago River North, is your chance to make meaningful connections with businesses through vendor exhibits, dedicated networking time, and educational sessions. It is the ultimate B2B destination to learn, grow, and expand your network with the people at the forefront of River North business and consumers.

Attendee Information

  • Over 300 attendees expected for 2019
  • ​River North and surrounding Chicago community business professionals and residents
  • Average age: 29-49 based on 2018 survey results

ONLY $250.00 to Exhibit (Space is limited) Click at the top to register today and reserve your expo table. *Open to RNBA Members only.

About the Expo Workshops:
Grow and Learn with our experts before visitng the Exhibitors!

Attend one of our educational and inspiring workshops to help you personally and professionally grow and phase through your own reinvention. These workshops are sure to impress with our sophisticated line up of speakers and educators. 


Marketing Budget Roulette:

Top 5 Best Bets For Your Future Marketing ROI


Join Scott Fenstermaker, social media expert and VP of Marketing at  PowerPost as we discover what marketing will look like over the next few years, and work together to find the marketing mix that will work best for your company as the landscape continues to change.


Session Time: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM





Humanizing your Brand using Messenger Automation


Join NISM Certified Social Media Strategists, Danny Monzon and David Vega, the co-founders of the company Tridence as they dive into the fundamental elements you need to know about the future of messenger automation and how to use it as your new sales sourcing tool online!


Session Time: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM





Discovering your Unique Brand


Join Audrey Boyle, Forbes Business School faculty member, to discuss how to go about identifying, creating, and building your personal brand. A former VP for the Home Depot, Audrey is a comedian and known to keep things interesting!


Session Time: 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM





Mindfulness Matters


Join CorElement Partners, Julie Breckenfelder and Tina Olsen, as they introduce the basics of what mindfulness is and isn?t and what that means for your personal awareness and business performance. Walk away with simple tools and resources to begin integrating mindfulness into your daily routine or use in a moment of stress.

Session Time: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM


Complimentary for all to attend, pre-registration will be required and space will be limtied per session.
Event Sponsors:

The Westin Chicago - River North
320 N. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60654
Date/Time Information:
Friday, May 3, 2019 
9:00 AM -2:00 PM

Expo Schedule
     9-10 AM         Workshops
   10-12 PM         Expo & Networking
12-1:30 PM         Keynote Speaker & Luncheon
  1:30-2 PM         Networking 

Contact Information:
Liz Schulze, Director of Marketing & Events
Expo Attendee Passes

  $0    Expo Pass;
          Includes access to the exhibitor floor

$0     Workshop;
         Registration for one of the River North exclusive breakout sessions featuring key insights from industry experts on todays hot topics to help your business stay relevant and profitable in the age of reinvention 

$15    Keynote Speaker Luncheon;  *Complimentary for RNBA Members
          Reserved seat for the Keynote Speaker and Lunch 

Expo Exhibitor Packages (for Members only)
**Deadline to Register is April 5, 2019**

$200  Non-Profit Exhibitor Table;
          One 6ft table with linen
          Two expo passes

$250  Exhibitor Table;
          One 6ft table with linen
          Two expo passes

$400  Exhibitor Package; 
          One 6ft table with inen          
          Four expo passes 
          Full-page ad in the Exhibitor Guide Book

*A poriton of this events proceeds will go to benefit the River North Clean Streets Foundation. 
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