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    • March 09, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jackson County Expo - Padgham Pavilion, 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point
    Register
    EXHIBITORS and VENDORS:

    Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon (WESO) is celebrating our 19th annual Entrepreneur Expo on Saturday, March 9, 12-4 pm.

    It's your chance to network, show your stuff, find new contacts, and make sales. And, it's a lot of fun!

    Both WESO members AND non-members can be vendors but members get a better deal:

    • Members get deeply discounted prices on tables.
    • Members get all the other benefits of WESO membership
    Not a member? Join now at a special vendor rate and save $50 on the table cost.

    Franchisees and MLMs: Only one representative of a company can be a vendor at this event. BEFORE applying, check the Vendor list to see if you qualify. Or, check with Gloria Thomas at events@wesoweb.org.

    Who:   Vendors are WESO Members and other local business owners. Families are welcome to attend - let your customers and friends know about the event.
    When: Saturday, March 9, 2024 12 - 4 pm
    Where:

    Jackson County Expo - Padgham Pavilion, 1 Peninger Rd (near I-5 exit and with free  onsite parking)
    Central Point, Oregon

    Cost: FREE admission for attendees.
    (vendor tables at additional cost - see important vendor info link below)

    PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES!

    Gift bags for attendees and raffle prize drawings - you can participate and advertise your business! Vendors: contact Michelle Machen so she can pick up your prizes and gift bag items.

    $25 Cash Prize, too! - Attendees will have a chance to win $25 by visiting vendors and identifying items in a scavenger hunt. It's another way we encourage visitors to check out the whole room of vendors. Great fun for kids, too!

    Raffle of prize baskets will benefit Community Works - Dunn House Shelter.

    • $5 for 1 ticket
    • $10 for 3 tickets
    • $25 for 10 tickets

    Buy tickets when you register for your table or at the event. You need not attend to win.

    Community Works - Dunn House Shelter provides a safe refuge and support services for women and children to help them escape from domestic or sexual abuse, stalking, trafficking and date violence. Click here to learn more about this important local group.

    SPECIAL NOTES FOR VENDORS

    • A full table is 8' long with two chairs. A half table is 4' long with one chair.
    • Vendors MUST bring a table covering - full and half tables.
    • One vendor business per table or half table. No informal sharing of tables with unpaid vendors.
    • Electricity is available on a limited basis and must be requested on registration. Bring an extension cord.
    • Location and table assignment will be done in advance based on membership status and electricity requests.
    • WiFi is available.
    • No refunds on cancellations after 2/23. If you can't make it to the event, transfer your table to another vendor with notification and approval from WESO.
    Download important vendor information

    Sign up for your table today! Register and pay online (preferred) or mail this Application with your payment.

    Questions? Contact Gloria Thomas at events@wesoweb.org.
    • March 09, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Jackson County Expo - Padgham Pavilion, 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point, OR
    Register

    FREE ADMISSION!

    Discover the extraordinary variety of entrepreneurs in the Rogue Valley by coming to WESO's 19th annual trade show and networking event on March 9, 2024, 12-4 pm at the Jackson County Expo, Padgham Pavilion.

    Want to be a vendor?  Sign up here.

    Businesses represented are likely to range from gifts to business support, packaged food items, jewelry, coaching, wellness products and services, and much more.

    Come check out the event and find out more about our vibrant nonprofit community group.

    • FREE ADMISSION!
    • Great networking and shopping
    • The event is family-friendly!
    • $25 Cash Prize, too! - Visit vendors and identify items from our scavenger hunt. You'll get a chance to win a $25 cash prize. Great fun for kids, too.

    WIN RAFFLE PRIZES!

    Prize basket drawings benefit Community Works - Dunn House Shelter. Tickets will be on sale at the event and online here. Winners will be announced at the end of the event. You need not be present to win.
    • $5 for 1 ticket
    • $10 for 3 tickets
    • $25 for 10 tickets.

    Buy raffle tickets HERE or at the event.
    Online ticket sales end 3/6.
    You need not be present to win! We will contact you.

    Community Works - Dunn House Shelter provides a safe refuge and support services for women and children to help them escape from domestic or sexual abuse, stalking, trafficking and date violence. Click here to learn more.

    QUICK LOOK at the FEST

    When: Saturday, March 9, 2024
    12:00 - 4:00 pm
    Where:

    Jackson County Expo - Padgham Pavilion, 1 Peninger Rd (near I-5 exit and with free onsite parking)
    Central Point, OR

    Cost: FREE ADMISSION! No registration required to attend. Just show up! (Vendor tables at additional cost.) Sign up for a vendor table here. Questions? Contact Gloria Thomas at events@wesoweb.org.
    • April 02, 2024
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Talent Library, 101 S. Home Street Talent OR 97540
    Register


    SUCCESS CIRCLE
    Do You Love What You Do?

    Let's chat about re-kindling our passion, focusing on our vision, and bringing our work back into alignment with our core values and desires.

    WESO's Success Circle is a FREE peer mentoring discussion group available to members and non-members. WESO is always here for you and your business, offering mutual support, education, and networking.

    When? Tuesday, April 2, 1:30-3:00PM

    Where? Talent Library, 101 S. Home Street, Talent 
    This meeting is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Library.

    Lunch or Coffee Break? You're welcome to bring something to nibble or sip on while we discuss.

    While this meeting is FREE, we do ask that you register online so we know how many people to expect and in case we need to notify you of scheduling/venue changes. 

    Questions? Contact Mary Fitzsimmons, WESO Outreach Director

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