“The South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce is holding our annual business expo on October 29, 2010 at the beautiful Marriott DTC. The past few years have been a roller-coaster economy; come and see businesses that have been creative and innovative to prosper through the ups and downs”.
The Annual Business Expo Extravaganza was held at the Marriot in DTC this year. The event was free, but food donations were being accepted for The Denver Rescue Mission.
I arrived at the event around 10am.
The event is put on by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. It was well organized, and a good networking event.
There were many booths of services for small business. Embroidery businesses, accountants, and telephone companies made a majority of the booths.
My favorite companies at the event are listed below, including a wonderful non-profit.
Developmental Pathways is a non-profit in the Denver metro area. They provide work for the developmentally disabled. People who cannot count, or work outside of their home, are able to work for Developmental Pathways.
There is no substitute for the joy of work, and they provide this joy to the developmentally disabled community.
Why were they at the fair? They provide cost effective packaging, assembly and warehousing services for businesses.
ICOSA is a free magazine about building business through connection and collaboration.
As a small business owner, I know that that is what business is all about (connections and collaboration). As a woman in business, I grabbed their magazine that features successful woman.
The magazine is very interesting, and you cannot beat the price.
Trilogy is a financial services firm. I worked in the finance industry for a few years, and I had a great conversation with the representative who was working the booth.
He stated that the biggest conversation they have with clients is about budgeting.
Budgeting is a major part of financial planning. I have to say, these guys seemed to know their stuff.
Alicia Green is the CPA for ABCPA. She is very nice and down to earth. She has worked for decades as an accountant, and founded this CPA firm in 2002.
She provided flyers with helpful tax information for businesses. The information was very helpful, and they seem like a great firm.