Connecticut Business Expo Announces 10th Anniversary Show Highlights

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Free to attend, business best practices, powerful speakers and more. FREE Admission - Learn, Meet, Grow & Prosper as the Hartford Business Journal presents the 2010 Connecticut Business Expo, celebrating its 10th anniversary. The expo will feature hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of attendees, 24 free educational seminars, must-attend networking events and resources for businesses across the state. The Expo will run 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, June 10, 2010 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

FREE Admission - Learn, Meet, Grow & Prosper as the Hartford Business Journal presents the 2010 Connecticut Business Expo, celebrating its 10th anniversary. The expo will feature hundreds of exhibitors, thousands of attendees, 24 free educational seminars, must-attend networking events and resources for businesses across the state. The Expo will run 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, June 10, 2010 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the tenth year of the Connecticut Business Expo,” said Gail Lebert, publisher, Hartford Business Journal. “The Expo team has made significant enhancements and additions to the event this year and this show will be our best one yet.”

The CT Business Expo offers several ways to meet and network with other business professionals. The Business Champions Award Breakfast, produced in partnership with the MetroHartford Alliance and the Hartford Business Journal, kicks off the day from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. The breakfast will recognize privately held businesses in the region that have experienced significant achievements in one or all four of the following categories: revenue; innovation; workforce development; and sustainability for 2009 over 2008. Attendees can also visit the Connecticut Business Connection, a one-stop-shop traveling resource center for business development featuring free access to over 26 city, state and federal agencies. Small Business Administration Matchmaker sessions are also available by appointment.

Throughout the day, the business expo will offer 24 free educational seminars covering sales, marketing and public relations, business practices, technology and more. The Nonprofit Heroes Awards will honor nonprofit organizations across the state with a ceremony from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at the Show Floor Theater. Attendees can wrap up the day at the Expo with more networking and a live band in the atrium from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

New and improved features of the expo this year include a Product & Services Showcase where attendees can check out the latest state-of-the-art office and mobile technology, and the Chamber Insurance Trust “Ask the Experts” area for the latest information on health care plans for employees. In addition, the Show Floor Theater will feature new and exciting small business authors, sharing strategies for cost-effective promotional ideas, increased leads and sales as well as tips on successful networking. The Comcast Internet Café is a staple feature returning this year allowing busy attendees to network and check their e-mail in a central location on the show floor.

Admission to the CT Business Expo is FREE and open the public. Attendees can pre-register at http://www.ctbexpo.com or at the door. Online pre-registrants can reserve their seats in educational seminars and will not have to wait in line the day of the show. To exhibit, sponsor or attend the 2010 Connecticut Business Expo visit http://www.ctbexpo.com. For more information on the Business Champions Breakfast, visit http://www.metrohartford.com. Winners will be featured in a special award supplement published in the Hartford Business Journal and honored at the breakfast event the morning of the expo.

The 2010 Connecticut Business Expo is sponsored by: Comcast Business Class; New Alliance Bank; Cox Business; Pro Systems, WDRC-Buckley Radio, Chamber Insurance Trust; Dattco, Advanced Copy Technologies.

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Kate Ottavio
Co-Communications
860.676.4400

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