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GCV Small Business Expo

Nov 15, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Fantasy Springs Resort Casino - Special Events Center, Indio, CA
Event Summary




Title Sponsor: Desert Insurance Solutions
Presenting Sponsor: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino and the City of Indio


Open to the public! Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce (GCVCC) is proud to announce the GCV Small Business EXPO event on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Special Event Center. Attendees will enjoy local flavors and food samples while learning about products and services, networking with other industry professionals, and connecting first-hand with merchants. Admission is $7.


Last year, over 150 innovative exhibitors, restaurants and vehicles filled the showroom to highlight our community resources, local business professionals, leaders, business owners, nonprofit organizations and popular attractions – all with an emphasis on shopping local. There will be a mixture of new start-ups and long-established businesses.


“We are creating awareness and excitement around our local businesses by bringing together some of the brightest minds and best companies from the valley together at the EXPO,” says GCVCC Chief of Staff, Katie Stice. “These business owners, managers and staff live in our communities, send their kids to our schools, join service clubs, support our nonprofits and impact the desert economy. Supporting local business is one of the best ways to strengthen our local economy and we can all do it together.”


EXPO attendees will experience a large sample of our local economy including our popular pop-up villages! Interaction, activity, giveaways, raffles, drawings and music will fill the event space. The villages focus on the building, medical and business networking industries. Last year over 1,200 people attended in support!


CV Small Business Week ends with Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a national shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year and it sponsored by American Express. The GCVCC was recognized as a “2017 Neighborhood Champion” by Small Business Saturday in recognition for their work promoting local small business.


Join us for this CV Small Business Expo! Tickets and booths will be available soon! Exhibitors are invited to stay at the exclusive Exhibitor’s Only After Party on the 12th floor from 7:30pm-9:00pm where networking and refreshments will be enjoyed after another great EXPO event.


Special thanks to Desert Insurance Solutions, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Modern Woodmen of America, Proper Solutions, Rabobank, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Bright, and True Biz Pulse for their EXPO event sponsorship. 


About the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber is a business membership organization representing the Coachella Valley. We support our members through legislative advocacy, education, networking, and other community based opportunities. The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce is a registered 501c6 non-profit supported through member contributions.


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Event Details

Thursday, November 15th 

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

$7 Admission 




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Fantasy Springs Resort Casino - Special Events Center
84245 Indio Springs Parkway
Indio, CA 92203

Nov 15, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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