Exhibitor space at the Twin River Event Center is currently available for the Spring Ocean State Small Business Expo and Career Development Fair. Register below for either the Small Business Expo or Career Development Fair.
EXHIBIT HOURS: Wednesday, April 30th, 12:00pm - 6:00pm. All exhibits must be open and staffed during all Expo hours.
LOCATION: Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, RI.
DISPLAYS/DECORATIONS: Merchandise, sign, decorations or display fixtures shall not be pasted, taped, nailed or tacked to walls or ceilings. No exhibit, merchandise or equipment shall be left in any aisle, but shall be confined to exhibit space. No signs or advertising devices shall be displayed outside exhibit space or project beyond limits of exhibit space as to interfere with any neighboring exhibit.
CARE OF BUILDING AND EQUIPMENT: Exhibitors, or their agents, must not injure or deface the walls or floors of the building, the booths or the equipment of the booths. When such damage appears, the exhibitor is liable to the owner of the property damaged.
DISPLAY BOOTH INFORMATION: The booths are 8 feet deep and 10 feet wide and skirted. Using a display wider that 8 feet requires you to reserve 2 booths. Booths are supplied with a 6 foot skirted table and 2 chairs.
CHARACTER & ARRANGEMENT OF EXHIBIT: Use of or the operation of machinery which is of sufficient volume to annoy neighboring exhibitors is not permitted. Any interference with the light and space of other exhibitors is prohibited. Display material exposing an unfinished surface to neighboring booths is not permitted.
ALCOHOL: Because of legal concerns, all exhibitors are prohibited from distributing alcohol from their booths.
CANCELLATION: No refunds will be made for exhibitor cancellations after April 1, 2014. Cancellations made prior to April 1, 2014 result in a 50% refund. If booth space is not occupied by 11:30am on Wednesday, April 30th, the Ocean State Small Business Expo has the right to use such space as it sees fit. In the event of flood, fire, strikes, riots, civil...
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Any bridal shows around where you live? That's something worth checking into :)
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Flint, Lansing, Toledo, Port Huron, etc. should be able to get on the highway and reach you within an hour. You have a very populated area to draw from.
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