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Business Connections 2017

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Name: Business Connections 2017
Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Business Connections is The Chamber's annual trade show that provides businesses and organizations an opportunity to showcase their products and services. The Chamber's mission is to enhance our members' success, and the Show provides a unique chance to make new member-to-member connections by exposing your business to hundreds of potential new customers. Members are encouraged to exhibit at Business Connections and to send key representatives to visit other exhibiting businesses.  This year's Show will feature a new floor plan, reduced booth prices, and a renewed focus of Always Buy Chamber. 

Attend Business Connections for a chance to win:
  • An iPad mini courtesy of The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
  • A hover board and mini caged indoor drone donated by Innovate Springfield Business Incubator graduate

The Sangamon CEO program is a collaboration between businesses and school districts in Sangamon County. It is a year-long, accredited high school class which connects high school students to local business leaders allowing them to "experience" the challenges and rewards of running a business. Students then utilize what they learn to create an actual business with real money, including branding and logos along with business and marketing plans. CEO students will be present to share information and answer questions.

To learn more about Business Connections CLICK HERE, or to register for a booth please contact Bri Coons at (217) 525-1173 or

Wednesday, April 19
Noon - 5:00 p.m: Exhibitor Setup

Thursday, April 20
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m: Speed Networking
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m: State of the City Luncheon
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m: Show Floor Open
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m: Business After Hours
7:00 p.m: Show Floor Closes & Exhibitor Tear Down

Food Sponsors:

The April issue of Update magazine will feature the Business Connections Show Guide. The Update serves as a communication and information source to keep members current with Chamber activities as well as important business and economic issues. The Show Guide section will include a schedule, floor plan and list of exhibitors with booth locations.  The magazine will be mailed to all members in advance of the show, distributed at the show and at all show events. Approximately 3,500 copies will be distributed. For questions or to reserve your spot for advertising, contact Teri Hill at (217) 525-1173 ext. 208 or at

Event Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

  • DaVita
  • HealthLink
  • HSHS Medical Group
  • Republic Services

Supporting Sponsor

Prairie Capital Convention Center
1 Convention Center Plaza
Springfield, IL
Date/Time Information:
Contact Information:
Contact Bri Coons at (217) 525-1173 x216 for details
Call Bri Coons to register and select your booth.  (217) 525-1173 x216 or e-mail
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