April 25th At Fess Parker
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“The Networking Event of the Year for Entrepreneurs and Corporate Decision Makers”
The 3rd Annual Santa Barbara Business Expo (SBBE) will be on SATURDAY, APRIL 25th, 2015, 8:00AM to 2:00PM at the Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort and Hotel, located at 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Santa Barbara, CA. Two times the number of the 2014 Expo are expected for the 2015 Event. Most attendees will be local Business Owners, Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs seeking to increase their Visibility and Profitability.
The 2013 Expo brought in more than 175 attendees and tripled on the 2014 Expo with more than 500 attendees, the majority being local business owners. The overall impression expressed by attendees was the high level of professionalism, the warmth and attentiveness they received from the Exhibitors, and how much they learned from the Speakers.
The Santa Barbara Business Expo (SBBE) is an Interactive Business Convention designed to provide business owners, entrepreneurs, students, and consumers the tools and resources to Connect, Learn, and Network.
The Santa Barbara Business Expo has been carefully designed to facilitate this dynamic activity with a careful selection of Speakers and Exhibitors as well as the overall Expo layout and program. The Expo is a Business-to-Business (B2B) event, as well as one that enables the community to become aware of the resources available to them.
As a Local Business, you have the valuable opportunity to share a familiar face with the local community. To continue building business relationships throughout the year, you will also have the opportunity to include your business in the online Business Directory located at www.WCBN.net, as well as become active with the local business network: The Women’s Community Business Network (WCBN). The WCBN meets on a monthly basis, sponsors workshops and special events during the year, and provides affordable videography via WCBN Media Services.
The Santa Barbara Business Expo was founded and is directed by Gino and Sandy Goe, local business owners and entrepreneurs, who have a vision and mission to bring thebusiness community together by encouraging collaboration, improving profitability, and encouraging social responsibility by giving back to the community. The Executive Planning Team consists of local business owners and professionals who share in the vision and desire to serve.
Born from the need to build successful and lifelong relationships within our community, the Santa Barbara Business Expo brings business owners together to discover opportunities for collaboration and growth. There is no better time to build your business, showcase your products and services, learn from other business owners and network with Santa Barbara business leaders.
All types of businesses are welcome. Both men and women entrepreneurs and large and small businesses will benefit from the careful selection of dynamic speakers, the programs and the overall Expo floor complete with tables for successful networking with like-minded business owners.
THANK YOU TO OUR EXHIBITORS
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DIRECTIONS TO THE EVENT:
From the North: Take 101 southbound to Santa Barbara.
- Take the Garden Street exit and make a right onto Garden Street, which will end at the waterfront (approximately 3 blocks).
- At the waterfront, turn left onto Cabrillo Blvd. Follow Cabrillo appx. ¼ mile.
- At Calle Puerto Vallarta, turn left at the light and then again left into the Doubletree parking lot.
- Come in the driveway, and head left, following the signs to the hotel lobby.
From the South: Take 101 North to Santa Barbara.
- Exit the freeway at exit 94C Cabrillo exit (this is a left side exit ramp).
- At the bottom of the off- ramp, turn left onto Cabrillo Boulevard.
- Follow Cabrillo about 1 ¾ miles.
- Turn right onto Calle Puerto Vallarta.
- The hotel entrance is the first driveway on the left.
- Come in the driveway, and head left, following the signs to the hotel lobby.
The Fess Parker Santa Barbara – A DoubleTree by Hilton Resort
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, California, 93103, USA