SOBA as a business association isn’t just about bring businesses together for networking events, it’s also about the local community. The Stone Oak Business Association has created the Stone Oak Business Expo, a bi-annual event, that calls the public to meet local businesses free of charge. It’s an opportunity for business owners to offer samples and insight into their goods and services while giving back to the local schools.
For the past 16 Expos, the Stone Oak Business Association has made it a tradition to host the event on local school campuses. Originally, the money raised by the event was used to fund 5 $1000 scholarships that were rewarded to 5 Johnson or Reagan graduating students, but after much thought and consideration, SOBA is ready to expand it’s community reach. Now instead of scholarships to 5 students, SOBA will be granting the money raised by the event to the hosting school. After working with Living Through Giving for the last two years, the association understands how much more can be done when you give a little to everyone instead of a large amount to a few. Through this incentive, schools will be able to buy more supplies for their students, help families afford school lunches and influence the community grow as a whole.
Overall the expo promotes a good time while offering the chance for people to meet the local business owners and try new products. The Expo also features prize drawings throughout the evening (provided by the participating businesses). Attendees can purchase raffle tickets for their chance to win donated gifts from the local businesses including gift certificates, gift baskets and much more.
Admission will be free for the public. So, if you’re looking for a tasty new spot to take the family out for dinner on a Friday night or if you need gift ideas for a fast-approaching birthday, look no further than the Stone Oak Business Expo. There will be all sorts of businesses handing out samples and giving demos. Everything from photographers for family portraits to new banking options if you’re looking to open your teen’s first checking account.
If you’re a business owner, we encourage you to join us for these events. Not only will you be promoting your business, you’ll also be helping a local school with each event you attend.
To find out the next Expo date or pricing for a booth, visit our calendar or give us a call at 210-348-8233 for more information. Below you will find the form that is needed for your business to register for the event.
About the Stone Oak Business Association:
The Stone Oak Business Association is a grass-roots organization that provides a voice within the community for businesses while also presenting a forum for business members to network, increase the visibility of their company, and strengthen business relationships. The Stone Oak Business Association was founded in October of 2001 by Welcome Home Community Newspaper, a publication distributed to over 100,000 area residences on the Northside of San Antonio. Welcome Home Community Newspaper sees a need for networking opportunities in this ever-growing region of San Antonio.
The association is here to educate and inform its members as it strives to actively represent, promote and support the business community. Stone Oak Business Association does this by offering monthly meetings featuring prominent speakers, networking events, and countless avenues for your business to be seen and heard throughout the north side.
Please download the following form and return it to us via fax (210-497-7342) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have any questions, you can email us or give us a call at 210-348-8233. You can download the PDF directly here2016-SOBA-Business-Expo-Form