City of Saginaw, Michigan

August 30, 2023 SAGINAW, MI -- The Saginaw Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) will host the 2023 Small Business Expo on Thursday, August 31 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at the SVRC Marketplace, 203 S. Washington Avenue. This year’s expo is free to the public and will encourage the community to shop local. 

This year’s expo event will celebrate the 10-year anniversary for the Expo event. The theme for the 2023 Small Business Expo is “Taste of Saginaw” and will highlight the wide ranging variety of restaurants and local business establishments in Saginaw. Food truck vendors will also be lined up along Water Street for the August 31 event so everyone can purchase and enjoy their unique food options as well. Along Water Street, there will also be children’s activities, including several games and face painting, and a large mural project to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Small Business Expo.

The 2023 Small Business Expo is also a great opportunity for aspiring entrepreneurs to learn more about SEDC and starting a business in the City of Saginaw. “Starting your own business may seem overwhelming and out of reach for many, but there are several helpful resources available through the Saginaw Economic Development Corporation. The Small Business Expo is our opportunity to highlight these resources and show every ambitious entrepreneur how we can help their business. It’s also a fun night for residents that just want to learn more about our local businesses and what they have to offer.” – Kisha Smith, Saginaw Economic Development Corporation Coordinator.

The 2023 Small Business Expo is sponsored by the City of Saginaw, Isabella Bank, Huntington Bank, State Bank, Michigan Banner and Jolt Credit Union. The evening will be entertaining, with music provided by DJ Tools and live band, “Groove Session.Teresa Marshall will be on stage to teach everyone the hustle and other new dance moves, and there will be a raffle, door prizes and giveaways for the public throughout the evening.

 “Our small businesses are the heart of our community, and we want to see them succeed. This is an excellent opportunity to come out and support our small businesses, and for anyone who has a goal to start their own business to learn more about the assistance offered through SEDC and the City of Saginaw.” -- Tim Morales, City Manager.

For more information on the 2023 Small Business Expo, please call Kisha Smith, (989) 759-1395.