Support. Advocate. Empower.

Presents...

The 4th Annual

VET OHIO EXPO!

SEPTEMBER 5, 2024

12 NOON - 8 PM

SUPPORTING VETERAN BUSINESS OWNERS

Promote, support and advocate for Veterans and Veteran Owned Businesses in the United States.

This exciting Expo is designed to showcase Veteran-Owned Businesses who provide services or products to Business Owners or to the Community.

The Think, Shop, Buy Veteran First Movement

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Success

Crafted Websites and Graphics that Leave a Lasting Impression

WHERE

The National Veterans Memorial and Musuem

300 West Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43215

ABOUT THE EXPO

Central to our mission is the Think, Shop, Buy Veteran First movement—a nationwide initiative aimed at encouraging individuals and organizations to prioritize purchasing from veteran-owned businesses.

By raising awareness and promoting conscious consumer choices, we aim to stimulate economic growth within the veteran community and support the businesses of those that have served our country.

NETWORKING

VENDORS

PRESENT

ATIONS

FOOD TRUCKS

MUSIC

RESOURCES

JOIN OUR SPONSORS

Our Story

We are passionate web artisans, committed to creating visually stunning and functional websites that captivate audiences and elevate businesses to new heights.

vet expo FEATURES

Transforming Ideas into Engaging Digital Experiences

MATCHMAKER: 12 N - 2 PM

The Vet Ohio Procurement Event places your brand at the forefront of business growth and development. This exclusive event connects veteran-owned businesses with procurement officials from government agencies and major corporations. .

E-COMMERCE DEVELOPMENT

Boost your sales with an attractive and efficient online store. Our e-commerce development expertise integrates secure payment gateways and intuitive navigation for a smooth shopping journey.

MARKETPLACE: 2 PM - 6 PM

Explore the marketplace to meet and interact with veteran entrepreneurs, learn about their inspiring journeys, and see firsthand the high-quality offerings they bring to the community. Whether you’re looking for cutting-edge technology, artisanal crafts, professional services, or delicious food, the Marketplace has something for everyone.

FOOD TRUCKS: NOON - 5 pm

Visit the Vet Ohio Food Truck Park for a delicious variety of food options from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Enjoy an array of culinary delights from veteran-owned food trucks and vendors, offering everything from gourmet meals to tasty snacks. It's the perfect spot to refuel and mingle while supporting veteran entrepreneurs.

PRESENTATIONS: 3 pm - 6 pm

Join us for insightful presentations from our sponsors, government officials, and special guests. Gain valuable perspectives on support for veteran-owned businesses, learn about key resources and opportunities, and be inspired by the journeys of successful veteran entrepreneurs. Don’t miss this chance to connect, learn, and elevate your business.

RESPONSIVE MOBILE DESIGN

In the mobile-first era, our responsive designs ensure your website looks stunning on all devices. Enjoy increased user engagement and conversions with seamless adaptability.

ROOFTOP RECEPTION - 6 P - 8:30 P

Join us on the roof for our Rooftop Reception, where you can relax and network with fellow attendees in a vibrant and scenic setting. Enjoy refreshments, engage in meaningful conversations, and celebrate the achievements of veteran entrepreneurs under the stars. This exclusive event is the perfect way to conclude an inspiring day at the Vet Ohio Expo.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cost

How much does it cost to attend the Vet Ohio Expo?

The cost to attend the VOE is free.

Parking

How much does it cost to park?

The cost to park is $

Museum

Are guests of the event able to visit the museum?

Yes.  Registered Guests of the Vet Ohio Expo will be able to enjoy the National Veteran Memorial and Museum for free.  You may register here:

VOE Rooftop Experience Reception

Is there an additional fee to attend Vet Ohio Expo Rooftop Reception?

Yes.  To attend the Vet Ohio Expo Rooftop Experience there is a $45 fee unless you are a vendor or sponsor.  In this case your attendance fee is included.

VOE Matchmaker

Is there an additional fee to attend the Vet Ohio Procurement Matchmaker?

If you are a VOE vendor or sponsor you are eligible to attend the VOE Matchmaker.  If you are not a VOE Vendor, Exhibitor or Sponsor there is a $25 fee to attend the VOE Matchmaker.  You may register here:

Deadlines

What are the various deadlines to participate in the Vet Ohio Expo.

The insertion deadline for inclusion and to advertise in the Think Vets First Magazine - VOE Edition is August 15, 2024 at 5 pm.  The insertion deadline for business interviews on the VOE Shop TV Show is August 15, 2024.  You must purchase your business spotlight interview package no later than August 5, 2024