Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce: New chamber president highlights entrepreneurial excellence April 23

Contact: Jo-ell Carson, Communications Director, at 608-443-1952 or 608-213-1799

Spotlight on Innovation at BizExpo

MADISON – Greater Madison is poised to take its position on the global stage. To inspire tomorrow’s business leaders, the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce BizExpo 2013 will highlight the innovative people, the entrepreneurial businesses, new ideas and experts located here.

BizExpo 2013 is April 23 at Alliant Energy Center. It is open to the public and offers free attendance, free professional seminars and free parking.

“Greater Madison is unique. Our businesses are no different and it is vital to our economic growth that we shine the spotlight on these enterprising ideas,” said Chamber President Zach Brandon. “BizExpo will inspire our current and future leaders to take thoughtful risks and think of themselves as the innovators they already are. Their efforts make Madison identifiable and it is time for the secret of our entrepreneurial potential to be told globally.”

BizExpo will feature hundreds of local businesses showcasing new ideas and panel discussions with area experts on health care, social media, technology, employee retention and entrepreneurial advice.

“This isn’t your typical ‘business as usual’ expo,” said Brandon. “We will help business owners and their employees rethink how they do business and serve their customers. From the tow-truck driver to a web developer, BizExpo will provide the tools for them to catapult their ideas and their business to the next level.”

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About the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce:

The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business with nearly 1,400 organizations – ranging from one-person shops to corporations with more than 6,000 employees. With 75 percent of the membership consisting of small businesses with 50 employees or less, the Chamber is working to translate our innovative culture into increased jobs and wages. From cutting-edge technologies to distinctive retail shops to inventive services and products, Madison businesses vary greatly but are united by the region’s entrepreneurial spirit. More information can be found at