The First Ever Gateway Mall Business Expo

The Business Expo will take place on Saturday, October 19 at Prescott Gateway Mall. Call Lynette Hoyt for more information at 702.205.3697

just felt that we needed a Business Expo that was affordable for everyone,” said Lynette Baker Hoyt. Hoyt, who is an Ambassador for Plexus, and the host of the local Quad Cities Business Beat podcast, believed that often large expos are priced out of reach for smaller mom-and-pop businesses, or those that are home-based.

Other area business owners agreed. Vickie Johnston, owner of H2O Health (formerly UltraWater Bar Health Store) was enthusiastic about the idea. She recently moved her business to the Gateway Mall, and agreed to reach out to see if it could be held there. Once that was approved, everything else fell into place.

Businesses of any size are encouraged to participate. Rates start at $70 for those that bring their own table, and $95 for those that need a table provided. Sponsors are also needed.

Friday evening, the businesses are welcome to come and set up in advance and also participate in a vendor networking mixer from 6-7:30. There will also be a set-up time from 7-9 AM. The Business Expo takes place from 10 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, October 18.

“I love local business, and I want to help everyone succeed,” Hoyt said. “This will be a great opportunity for businesses to meet each other and also reach out to the public.”