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Independence Regional Business Expo

Thursday, May 10 @ 11:15 am - 6:00 pm • Organized By Independence EDC & Chamber
18011 Bass Pro Dr, Independence, MO 64055


Find some of the most successful and dynamic companies operating throughout the Independence Regional Business Expo. Dozens of the most recognizable business names in Missouri’s second largest county will be displaying, explaining, and demonstrating their products and services for the representatives of their fellow businesses in Eastern Jackson County and potential customers/clients.

With each participating business inviting their best customers from the region to be their guest at the event, attendance is expected to exceed well over a thousand qualified prospects. The Eastern Jackson County Business Expo is also open to the general public for $10. Metro businesses who provide business information at registration can use code 51018 for complimentary admission.

For tickets use code 51018 for free admission 

Features of the day will include: Business Speakers Series | 11:15 - 5:00 PM

Featured Speakers

Maria Meyer:  KCSourcelink

Anne Cull: ThinkViral 

Jeff Pinkerton:  MARC

Robert Russell: MU Extension

Jennifer Nelson: Homeland Security

Burton Kelso: The Technology Expert

and more being confirmed 

Expo 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Jodi Krantz
Independence EDC & Chamber
(816) 820-2112
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Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center
18011 Bass Pro Dr
Independence, MO 64055
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