Rapids to Host "Kick-Start Colorado" Business Expo on Wednesday

COMMERCE CITY CO - The Colorado Rapids announced today that the club will be host the inaugural "Kick-Start Colorado" Business Expo on Wednesday July 29 2009 on the concourse inside Dick’s Sporting Goods Park from noon-6pm.
All business professionals who are looking to network build new contacts and drive new business are invited to attend the Colorado Rapids’ inaugural mid-summer networking social event.
Networking will be taking place on the concourse throughout the day as well as professional development workshops and guest speakers (view event timeline below) for an added benefit for all attendees.
All exhibitors and attendees are asked to Think Green at this event and consider the environment when printing and distributing business material.
WHEN:
Wednesday July 29 2009
12pm to 6pm
LOCATION:
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
inside the stadium on the west concourse
6000 Victory Way
Commerce City CO 80022
CONCEPT:
An event where businesses and employees from all over Colorado can get together to bring a fresh new light to their company. An opportunity to meet new people from a wide array of industries. And finally to develop strong working relationships for each individual attendee to drive new business with others.
NETWORKING SOCIAL:
Many business transactions and relationships develop in a more social sport setting. To this end a follow-up networking social event was created for each business expo attendee which will be held at the Rapids game on Saturday August 1 2009 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Each attendee to the Business Expo will receive a complimentary ticket to this event. This is an opportunity for a second time to mingle with other business professionals from the business expo. Everyone will be sitting in the same section in the stadium and the Rapids will provide an exclusive area to network in-game.
ATTENDEES:
Examples of current exhibitors and attendees registered include but are not limited t HealthONE AXA Advisors The Radisson The Gathering Place City of Commerce City Denver Chamber of Commerce Sustainability Alliance of Colorado A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center at Stapleton - University of Colorado Hospital Denver Business Journal the Elle Group H&R Block and many more.
REGISTRATION:
$15 Pre-registration (ends July 25th 2009)
$20 General Registration
*discount* We have partnered with The Gathering Place for this event. We encourage all attendees to bring canned food items to the business expo at the stadium where they will be collecting much needed supplies. If a donation is contributed attendees will receive a $3 discount.
To register online click here!
After registration a welcome packet will be distributed to each attendee before the day of the event with more details.
****Exhibitor Registration is still being accepted however please call for more details with booth fees starting at $250!****
EVENT TIMELINE:
9:00am – 11:30am
Exhibitor Set-Up: ALL exhibits must be set up during this period.
Drawing at 11:30 am for free booth at Kick-Start Colorado 2010!
11:00am – 5:00pm
Exhibitor Hospitality Area Open: Cantina located on south side of the Stadium
12:00 pm
Kick-Start Colorado Business Expo Officially Opens!
12:30pm-1:30pm
WORKSHOP – presented by: The Denver Chamber of Commerce
"How to make a Chamber work for your business"
1:45pm-2:15pm
GUEST SPEAKER Q&A – Commerce City Mayor Paul Natale
2:30pm-3:30pm
WORKSHOP – presented by: Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
Green Business Makes ‘Cents’
3:45pm-4:15pm
GUEST SPEAKER - State Senator Mary Hodge
4:30-5:30
WORKSHOP - presented by: Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
6:00 pm
Kick-Start Colorado Expo Officially Closes
6:00-8:00 pm
Exhibitor Tear Down
*The above schedule is subject to change
MORE INFORMATION:
View our marketing collateral in pdf: www.coloradorapids.com/PDF/KickstartColorado.pdf
or for further questions or info. please contact:
Kristen Sonsma at 303-727-3744 ksonsma@dsgpark.com
or Emily Kilcoyne at 303-727-3540 ekilcoyne@dsgpark.com