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Michiana "Shop & Greet" Expo
Century Center, South Bend, IN
March 31, 2016, 4:00 - 8:30 pm 

4:00 - Early Bird Surprises / Special Offers

5:30 - "Pitch to the Michiana Sharks" Networking

6:30 - Cocktail Party for Charity Begins with:
"Champagne & Bling" GIVE AWAY  

7:00 - Fashion Show & LIVE Charity Auction 

  $12 now    $15 at the door

One Ticket for all events  and we get the shopping started....... 
You Get $7 in Michiana Bucks at the door - Shop with our charities and our vendors

Best of Michiana Vendors!  Foodie Favorites! Cash Bar!

Come shop with us!  Come network with us!  Come help us help Michiana Charities! 

Best Expo of the Year!


All About the Michiana Shop & Greet

Michiana Shop& Greet Takes the Stage
 March 31, 4-8:30pm
Century Center, South Bend,IN

All who live (and do business) in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan are invited to attend the Michiana Shop & Greet Expo on March 31, 4-8:30 pm at Century Center, South Bend, IN.  Now in its fourth year, this event takes to a new stage this year in the beautiful Discovery Ballroom at Century Center downtown – “a perfect venue to bring all of Michiana together to shop and to support our local area non-profits” says  Event Organizer and Non-Profit Supporter, Karen Bachert.    

The Michiana Shop & Greet will showcase more than fifty vendors, include an all new networking experience - "Pitch to Michiana Sharks"Networking and a Cocktail Party for Charity with a huge party-attire Fashion Show, a  Charity Auction, and a “Champagne and Bling” Give Away.  Doors open to the public with Early Bird Shopping starting at 4::00.  The all new “Pitch to Michiana Sharks” Networking Session will begin at 5:30 (all that’s needed to participate is passion for your business and a business card).  Based on the “best pitch” choice of our Michiana Sharks, one talented Michiana Business Owner will walk away with $250 in prizes and the bragging rights for being our “best pitch” of the night. Then, of course, more shopping followed by our Cocktail Party for Charity at 6:30 with a Fashion Show and LIVE Charity Auction at 7:00.  

The fashions for the show will include a variety of men, women and children party styles provided by Goodwill Industries, Little Princess Treasures and Bella's Boutique. As the models take to the  runway, we’ll meet  leaders of our 2016 Michiana Charities  - Goodwill Industries of Michiana, YWCA, Hello Gorgeous and Dismas House and we’ll learn more about the work they are doing in our communityKerri Spencer, Owner of Kerri’s Avenue Salon and President of Women Business Owners of Michiana, will emcee the event. Allison Prescott and Faran Fronczak, Fox 28 News Anchors, will be  our Celebrity Hosts.. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of our 2016 Angel Award which will be presented  to Marie Kaczmarek, President of Dismas House, in appreciation for her major contributions to those in need in our community. 

Tickets for the Expo (and all the happenings of the day) are available from any one of our charities or online for only $12.  (click on link right column) In the spirit of encouraging everyone to shop locally and to support our local charities, $5 from every advanced tickets sales purchases will go to the charity and $7 in Michiana Bucks to spend at the show, goes back to each ticket holder. Tickets at the door are $15.   

Our sponsors for the show include: Fox 28, ProForma Printhouse, Support Michiana, WSMK Radio, WNIL Radio, Business Success Unlimited, Braggadoccio’s Production, Bella's Boutique & Consignment, Little Princess Treasures, Kerri’s  Avenue Salon, Belle Behind the Ball Wedding & Event Planner, Michiana Women in Construction.    For more information about the event visit the Facebook page at

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In the spirit of encouraging “shopping” at the event and with paid admission, all attendees will be given Michiana Bucks to spend at the event.  Come shop with us and enjoy the day!  Lots of great people to meet, Cash Bar,Foodie Favorites, Special Guests & Surprises, Live Broadcast with WSMK Radio. Michiana Sharks Networking.  Come early, bring your friends and your business cards too.  



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March 31, 2016

4 - 8:30pm

Exhibitors Booths

"Pitch to Michiana Sharks"

Cocktail Party for Charity

"Champagne & Bling"

Fashion Show

Charity Auction
Century Center
South Bend, IN

Vendor Booths

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  Get Your Ticket for the Michiana Shop & Greet!  Includes Expo, "Pitch to Michiana Sharks" Networking, Cocktail Party for Charity Fashion Show  Charity Auction.  PLUS $7 in Michiana Bucks to spend at the event.

ALL FOR ONLY $12. Buy now and save $3 per ticket.  Buy one, two, three or more.


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