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, a Fashion Show and 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 need 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 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 other specially- chosen Michiana area boutiques. 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 community. Kerri Spencer, Owner of Kerri’s Avenue Salon and President of Women Business Owners of Michiana, will emcee the event. Steve DuVal, Fox 28 News Anchor, will be our Celebrity Master of Ceremonies interviewing our spokespersons for the charities. 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 tickets sold goes 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: ProForma Printhouse, Support Michiana, WSMK Radio, WNIL Radio, Business Success Unlimited, Baggadoccio’s Production, Bella's Boutique & Consignment, Little Princess Treasures and Kerri’s Avenue Salon. For more information about the event visit the Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/shopandgreet.
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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.
March 31, 2016
4 - 8:30pm
Michiana Shark Tank
LIVE Charity Auction
South Bend, IN
(after December 15)
ALL FOR ONLY $12. Order now