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November 2, 2017 – Dunn County Economic Development Corporation, 800 Wilson Ave. Room 58, Menomonie, WI 54751
Time: 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Hosted by Dunn County Economic Development Corporation
CLICK HERE to register


What is the Annual Governor’s Marketplace Conference?

Are you ready to start or grow your business in Wisconsin? Each year, MARKETPLACE helps small, minority, women and veteran-owned company representatives learn about doing business with corporations, state, federal and local agencies. These markets represent billions of dollars of annual purchasing with special programs to include minority, women, veteran and disadvantaged business owners.

This pre-marketplace series is geared towards businesses looking to grow their commercial and government sales. You do not need a certification to attend this event!  ALL SMALL BUSINESSES are INVITED TO THIS FREE EVENT!

Who should attend?

  • Businesses interested in learning more about finance options
  • Businesses interested in more effectively marketing their business
  • Manufacturers looking to expand their markets and capabilities
  • Economic developers
  • Businesses interested in learning more about the government market and increasing their commercial and government sales

Guest Speakers:

  • Bob Oliver, Operational Excellence and Growth Coach, UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center – Product Development
  • Small Business Administration – Capital, Contracting & Counseling
  • Karman Briggs, Western Dairyland Community Action Agency – Locating and Reaching Your Customer & Financing your Business – Lending and Investment
  • Wisconsin Procurement Institute – Getting ready for Marketplace

Education and your business networks along with financial and technical resources, combined with a little inspiration and nurturing blend to create an environment for successful business development. This year's statewide PRE-MARKETPLACE sessions will bring together resources and experience focusing on SELLING and being PROFITABLE.  Each session will have a unique agenda and unique presenters.  The goal - introduce you to local resources, topical experts and successful business owners that are willing to share their knowledge and experience. CLICK HERE to visit the schedule of PRE-MARKETPLACE sessions as well as each session's unique agenda.


These sessions will focus on critical small business issues including:

  • Product Innovation
  • Financing your Business - Lending and Investment
  • Locating and Reaching Your Customer
  • Making a profit
  • Access to Business Resources
  • Preparing Your Business for Marketplace 2017 (December 13 and 14)

A free ticket to the Annual Marketplace Conference will be raffled off at each Pre-Marketplace event!

Contact Joseph Smetak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 414-270-3600 for additional information

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