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Michiana "Shop & Greet" Expo
March 31, 2016 



Best Expo of the Year!

All About the Michiana Shop & Greet

This year, the Michiana Shop & Greet will kick off with a Fashion Show Luncheon, 12:00-2:00p.m. showcasing a number of local non-profits including Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Hello Gorgeous and Dismas House.  The fashions for the show will include a variety of both men and women styles for business, business casual and evening attire provided by Goodwill Industries. 

Kerri Spencer, Kerri’s Avenue Salon, one of the sponsors for the show will be the M.C joining our special celebrity guest.  The Goodwill Industries Roadshow Boutique is also an addition to the Michiana Shop & Greet this year and will be open throughout the event, 2:00-8:30.  Tickets for the Fashion Show & Luncheon are $35 and include a delicious three- course luncheon, all-day entry into the Michiana Shop & Greet Expo plus $10 in Michiana Bucks to spend at the Roadshow Boutique, the LIVE Charity auction or with any of the vendors.

Immediately following the Fashion Show & Luncheon, the doors will open to the expo which will include 45 vendors and the following sponsors:  ProForma Printhouse, IEntertain, Llc., WSMK Radio, Business Success Unlimited, Premier Women of Michiana, Kerri’s  Avenue Salon.  

Sponsorship spots are available. For more information about sponsorship opportunities or booth space, contact Karen Bachert 574.344.8895 or email:

The schedule for Stage Presentations and Special Guests (including Voice of Your Business Speakers) will offer something for everyone. Highlights will include LIVE Radio Broadcast with WSMK Radio and Speed Networking   which will begin at 5:30. The M.C. for both the Fashion Show at 12:00 and the Speed Networking at 5:30 is Kerri Spencer, Kerri’s Avenue Salon.  Networking and Door prizes will be given away starting at 3:00 including a D.J. Party Package provided by IEntertain, LLC that will be given away at 8:00p.m.  Vendors will include networking groups, business organizations, colleges, realtors, finance, business consultants, travel, fashion, retail, foodie favorites, non-profits and more. A Cash bar will be provided.  

An annual highlight of the event is the LIVE Charity Auction at 7:00 hosted by Karen Bachert, Michiana Shop & Greet host and owner of Your Business Needs Fans. Paddle Sponsor for the auction is Ann’s Younique Products and Ann Hudson will be our “Vanna”. 

 In closing, we hope to see you at the Fashion Show (12-2:00pm) and at the Michiana Shop & Greet, 2:00-8:30, March 26, 2015 at the St. Mary’s Campus - Gillespie Conference Center, 53995 Indiana State Road 933, and South Bend, IN.   Tickets for both the Fashion Show Luncheon and the Michiana Shop & Greet are $35 and include a three course luncheon and $10 in Michiana Bucks to spend at the Expo.  Tickets for the Michiana Shop & Greet ONLY are $15 (available at the door) and include $10 in Michiana Bucks to spend at the event.  For more information on how this event might help your business, please follow us on our new Facebook page at or, visit our website at or call Karen at 574.344.8895.     Spokespersons for this event are Karen Bachert, Owner of Your Business Needs Fans and host of Michiana Shop & Greet, and Kerri Spencer, Kerri’s Avenue Salon.    



Michiana Shop & Greet
Gillespie Conference Center, Saint Mary's Campus
South Bend, IN
March 26, 2015, 2:00-8:30pm

Best Expo of the Year!

Your Business Needs Fans
is proud to announce a unique expo experience with the specific purpose of promoting and supporting Michiana - and that includes all of Southern Michian and Northern Indiana. 

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, Special Guests & Surprises, Live Broadcast with WSMK Radio. Speed Networking starts at 5:30.  Come early, bring your friends and your business cards too.  7:00pm - join in the fun center stage with our LIVE Charity Auction.  


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March 31, 2016

4 - 8:30pm

Exhibitors Booths

Shark Tank

Goodwill Boutique

Fashion Show

LIVE Charity Auction

Century Center
South Bend, IN

Vendor Booths

(early bird)

(after December 15)
Call Karen
or email: 
Karen @YourBusinessNeedsFans

  Get Your Ticket for the Michiana Shop & Greet!  Includes Expo, Shark Tank Networking, Fashion Show for Charity.  PLUS $7 in Michiana Bucks to spend at the event.

ALL FOR ONLY $12.  Order now

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