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Small Business Exhibitor

Want to connect with our community and take part in fostering more equitable access to capital and opportunity? Partner with us in supporting small businesses:

EXCLUSIVE OPPORTUNITY FOR ECDI CLIENTS

ECDI is hosting the 2024 Great Lakes Lenders conference: Lending Innovations

August 6-8, 2024 | The Greater Columbus Convention Center

We are setting aside a limited amount of exhibitor spaces for ECDI B2B clients available at a steep discount for all three days of the conference! You can get an exhibitor table for only $300.

Join thought leaders including SBA officers, business lenders, support ecosystem partners, industry pros, and small business owners in Columbus as we share ideas and generate solutions, at the 2024 Lending Innovations Conference August 6-8, 2024!

Connect with C-level finance executives, operational and management level leaders, and small business advisors who need business service referral sources in all industries. 300 attendees are planned, with marketing to an audience of more than 10,000 nationwide, in these organizations and roles:

  • SBA lenders

  • Microlenders, mission-driven lenders, CDFIs

  • Entrepreneur support partners

  • Small business owners and leaders

  • C-level

  • Back-office and operations

  • Marketing, development, and engagement

Applications have closed.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Interested business owners will need to staff their booth for the hours below. Each exhibitor will receive 2 tickets to help manage staffing.

Tuesday, August 6:  8:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7:  7:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 8:  7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

WHAT TYPES OF SMALL BUSINESSES SHOULD APPLY?

Any small business that offers a professional service and is available for the entire duration of the conference is encouraged to apply for a space! 

Ineligible Businesses: Business to consumer, food/beverage companies, or direct sales businesses.


Examples of business types that should apply include (but are not limited to):

  • Law Firms

  • Accounting Firms

  • Technology or Software Companies

  • Marketing Agencies

  • Back Office Support

  • Promotional Printing Services

  • Interpreter or Translation Services

  • Consulting Firms

  • Office Supplies

APPLICATION PROCESS

  • Interested businesses should fill out the application below for consideration by July 8 at midnight.

  • Sponsorships will be selected on a first come, first served basis. 

  • For questions, please contact Shema La Rosa at conference@ecdi.org

Benefits
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SMALL BUSINESS EXHIBITOR BENEFITS

$1,500  only $300!
  • 8' x 8' exhibit space with a 6' table and 2 chairs provided

  • Conference attendee list

  • Two exhibitor passes, including access to the Welcome reception at OSU 

  • Business name listed on website, in conference emails, and on the event app

  • Logo featured on event signage

  • Social media shout out

  • Feature in email promotion of small business exhibitors attending the conference

  • Sponsor Expo is central element of event

  • Exposure to roles from C-Level to support staff and range of organization and company types

SMALL BUSINESS EXHIBITOR APPLICATION

Please note completion of this application does not guarantee acceptance. If application is approved, ECDI will notify selected businesses 3-5 business days after submission.

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Thank you! We will review your application and follow up within 3-5 business days. If you have questions, please contact conference@ecdi.org.

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