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“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” – A Hot Trade Show Helps Businesses Grow

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Business people flocked to the Trade Brooklyn event on March 20th, jamming the aisles and packing the seminars and workshops.  In this tough economy, it was refreshing to see the high level of interest in this event.  A packed exhibit floor with over 100 booths and valuable marketing seminars kept the more than 1,300 attendees busy all day.  For this reporter, who has attended so many sparsely attended shows in recent years, it was eye-opening.

Marty Markowitz, the Brooklyn borough President, kicked off Trade Brooklyn, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce breakfast in the morning by taking the microphone and doing what politicians do best – getting the crowd excited about the event.

The exhibit floor was packed with over diverse exhibitors, ranging from small companies, to banks, insurance firms and even to portable toilets (CallAHead). People interacted, exchanged ideas and business leads.  People stayed all day and walked around talking to the vendors and packed seminars including several Digital Brand Marketing Education sponsored. Lots and lots of good business connections were made and the energy in the room was noticeable.

In addition to exhibits, seminars covered topics important to business leaders such as “How to Franchise Your Business,” “Changes to Social Media that Impact Business Strategy” and “Small Business and the Affordable Health Care Act.” I was personally quite surprised, when in the morning session by Digital Brand Marketing Education, I asked the audience “How many of you are business owners?” About 2/3 of the room raised hands.

With the economy struggling to get back on its feet, it was refreshing to see a popular B2B tradeshow bring together businesses from all over the New York metro area.  It is these kind of event that will again get business growing again.   It’s clear that not only trees grow in Brooklyn, businesses and entrepreneurs do as well.

Author:

This article is provided by Bill Corbett, Jr., President of Corbett Public Relations, Inc., a leading media relations, social media and personal branding consulting firm.  For more information, go to corbettpr.com or to his blog corbettprblog.com.  He can be reached at wjcorbett@corbettpr.com or @wjcorbett.

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Comments

  1. What a wonderful event, traditional business expo with networking. The exciting part was the introduction of Digital Brand Marketing Makeover and the announcement of that formal launch for that new app Here Match.

  2. Great article, Bill. This was a terrific event. Not a big deal, but Jeff Ogden of Find New Customers (http://www.findnewcustomers.com) and @fearlesscomp on Twitter deserves writing credit too, I think.

  3. I was so sorry that I missed the event. But we had to even things out between the A Team and the B Team. I went with Basil to the LI MultiCultural Event hosted by Mark Neuwirt’s ExposYourBusiness.com and it was only fair that the three of you went with Basil to Trade Brooklyn. But the next event should even things out and we all should go.
    Sounds like a very inspiring one. Really enjoyed your synopsis of the day and I like the reference to ‘A Tree Grows In Brooklyn’.
    I am very curious to see Steiner Studios sometime. Here’s a link I just found about it in case any other readers are as interested as I am in history and the changes in Brooklyn. I used to live not too far from there. http://www.steinerstudios.com/projectsummary.html

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