Posts Tagged 'expo'

Business Expo 2008 continues

Maria Hoover, SBJ Features EditorEconomic downturn or not, the vendors at Business Expo 2008 are serious about enticing customers. SBJ Circulation Director Diana Weber and I stopped at OTC for another spin-n-win game. There are lots of these, so I’m sensing a theme of sorts.

I walked away with a nice candy-filled mug (good thing, ’cause my kids NEED more sugar!) and Diana snagged a $50 credit for a class. She’s pretty excited; she says she never wins anything.

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Checking in from the Expo

Maria Hoover, SBJ Features EditorSBJ Features Editor Maria Hoover is blogging live from the Business Expo, which lasts until 7 tonight at the Springfield Expo Center.

I have often compared Business Expo to Halloween for grownups. This year is no exception. I’m happy to say I’ve gotten lots of new contacts for stories, and I’ve also checked in with sources I’ve used in the past.

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Live from Business Expo 2008

Maria Hoover, SBJ Features EditorHaving just arrived at the Business Expo, going on until 7 p.m. today at the Springfield Expo Center, I’m already noticing a brisk pickup in foot traffic.

SBJ’s booth this year has four separate areas, and I’ve got a pretty good view of things from the “office desk.” Across the way is Doug Pitt’s ServiceWorld Computer Center, and it’s good to see that Pitt is practicing what he preaches. In the Sept. 29-Oct. 6 issue, Pitt told SBJ that the Expo is a great time for business owners to get out, work the booth and connect with the public.

Now I’m off to discover what this year’s Expo holds, and to restock my “story ideas” folder for upcoming issues.

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