Texas Tech University

Small Business Expo Hosted by Texas Tech University

Erin Franckhauser

April 23, 2019

The fifth annual expo is themed "Around the World."

WHAT: Texas Tech University will host the fifth annual Small Business Expo. The expo provides business owners with a forum for building strategic partnerships through a mutual exchange of information with government agencies and business representatives.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday (April 30)

WHERE: McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, 17th Street and University Avenue

EVENT: This event is for small business owners, potential business owners and entrepreneurs; local, state and federal government agents; and anyone who has an interest in nurturing small business. This year, 15 government agencies and more than 55 vendors will participate in the expo.

This year's theme, "Around the World", will celebrate diversity and culture in the workplace. Carol Sumner, the vice president of the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, will speak to open the event. During the expo, Dell EMC, one of the sponsors, will host a virtual reality experience that will take attendees on a trip around the world.

The expo is free and open to the public. Door prizes also will be awarded.

For more information, visit the event's website, call (806) 742-3844 or email sbexpo@ttu.edu.

CONTACT: Lauren Barta, senior purchaser, Procurement Services, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3844 or lauren.barta@ttu.edu