Business Expo 2019

Go Mt. Airy Business Expo 2019

Saturday, March 23rd, 9am–3pm • New Covenant Church of Philadelphia, 7500 Germantown Avenue

The inaugural Go Mt. Airy Business Expo features a day’s worth of networking, workshops, learning, and conversation with the best. 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED—but walkups are welcome!

Attendance is free for guests! Exhibitors are welcome to attend the various sessions in addition to representing your business and networking with your peers. 

Special thanks to our partners: SCORE Philadelphia, Community College of Philadelphia, and New Covenant Church of Philadelphia. Additional support from Larry Daniels, Financial Advisor, and Philly Office Retail.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED—but walkups are welcome!

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7:30–8:30am:  Set up for Exhibitors
8:30am:  Registration Open
9–10am:  Continental Breakfast and Networking 
  • Visit exhibitors and enjoy food from Herb Scott Catering
10–10:30am:  Expo opening remarks
  • Mt. Airy CDC Executive Director Brad Copeland will introduce keynote speaker
  • Keynote speaker address: 10-15 minutes
    – Jordan Parisse-Ferrarini, Executive Director, Trades for a Difference
10:30–10:45am:  Move to workshop locations

  1. The Entrepreneurial Mindset: Tamika Taylor, SCORE Mentor
  2. Mastering Social Media Marketing: How Social Media Can Take Your Business to the Next Level: David Simons, Kingdom Social Media
  • NOTE: No questions during workshops. Participants will write down questions and hand them to a team member, and some of the questions will be asked at the panel discussion.
10:45–11:45am:  Landlords coalition*
  • Hosted by Mt. Airy Business Improvement District
  • *Closed meeting, invitation only
12–1pm:  Active Lunch 
  • Boxed lunch of your choice of sandwich (roasted chicken, roasted veggie, or smoked ham), side, fruit, dessert, and bottle of water from Herb Scott Catering
  • Networking
  • Visit Exhibitors
  • Commercial leasing meet & greet
    – designed for businesses exploring brick and mortar to talk with existing landlords
Consultations throughout the day
  1. Same-Day Headshots by Wanda Thomas Photography ($25; free for Go Mt. Airy Business Association members)
  2. Business Plan Reviews with The Business Center
  3. Early Childhood Care: First Up [For existing and prospective childcare providers]
  4. Commercial leasing meet & greet:  12–1pm
  5. Individual business consultations, sign up at their respective table
1–2:30pm:  Panel Discussion: Navigating Your Business Path
  • Mary Livingston, President, SCORE Philadelphia (on stage) 
  • Chris Hess, Coordinator for Community College of Philadelphia’s Center for Small Business Education, Growth and Training (in audience)
  1. David Simons, Kingdom Social Media and PhillyiHub 
  2. Tamika Taylor, SCORE Mentor
  3. Ken Weinstein, owner, Trolley Car Diner; president, Philly Office Retail; founder, Jumpstart Germantown
  4. Adina Silberstein, owner, Queenie’s Pets
  5. Patrick Kaufmann, Senior Vice President/Senior Credit Officer, Univest Corporation
2:30pm:  Closing remarks

2:30–3:30pm:  Visit Exhibitors

4pm:  That’s a wrap!