Houston Area Small Business Saturday

Event Details

Houston Area Small Business Saturday

Hilton Garden Inn – Houston/Clearlake, 750 W. Texas Ave.Webster TX 77598

March 4th 11am-7pm

Join us for an exciting day of celebrating local small businesses including crafters, service providers, retailers, direct sales reps, and more!

Shop from one of our 20+ exhibitors, participate in our raffle to win amazing prizes, get a head shot from our in house photographer, unwind with a chair massage, and end the day participating in our evening networking event featuring light appetizers and a cash bar.

The event is FREE to attend and each attendee will receive a raffle ticket upon arrival along with a raffle ticket from each Exhibitor booth that they visit. These raffle tickets can be entered to win prizes provided by our exhibitors.

The first 100 attendees will receive a FREE swag bag!

Schedule Of Events

9:30am Exhibitors Setup

11am-5pm Exhibit Hall Open

5pm-7pm Networking Mixer Featuring Light Appetizers & Cash Bar

7pm Exhibitors Tear Down

Interested In Being An Exhibitor?

 

  • Each exhibitor will recieve one 8×8 space which includes one six foot skirted table and two chairs. Each exhibitor is permitted to bring up to one additional lsix foot tables to be setup within their 8×8 space. Exhibitors utilizing a 2nd table must provide a 90×132 black table cover for their 2nd table. Exhibitors are permitted to utilize their own branded table covers or those that match their brand image.
  • We do not require any licenses or permits for exhibitors to participate.
  • The sale of foods or beverages is NOT permitted.
  • Exhibitors are allowed to share a space with another Exhibitor. However, only one Exhibitor will be listed on the site per registration. If sharing a booth with another Exhibitor, all they will need to do is arrive at the event and check in under the initial registrant’s name.
  • Direct sales companies can participate. We only allow one representative per company to participate.
  • Payment is due at the time of registration. No refunds will be issued.
  • Upon registering, you will receive a Exhibitor Welcome Email. Before the event, you will receive an email with setup and tear-down instructions.
  • All Exhibitors are expected to promote the market on their social media channels.
  • Should you have additional questions please email events@mychristmasproject.com. Make sure to reference the event and location you are inquiring about in your email.
  • All tables, display racks, display shelves, display bins, grid walls, etc. must fit within your allotted 8×8 space.
  • We are leasing a 8×8 space for each Exhibitor at the event. We cannot guarantee any specific traffic numbers or sales as this is outside of our control.
    All Exhibitors are expected to keep their Exhibitor setup neat and professional at all times.
  • Electricity access is limited. All requests for electricity must be made in advance and are subject to availability.
EXHIBITORS ARE ALLOWED TO SHARE SPACES.

 Exhibitor Pricing Information

8×8 Exhibitor Package –$100 ($150 after 1/29/23)

  • Includes 8×8 space with one six foot skirted table and two chairs.
  • The ability to include an item in 100 swag bags given to the first 100 event attendees.
  • Exhibitor to provide a raffle prize to be given away at the event.

Event Sponsorship Package-$200 ($250 after 1/29/23)

  • 8×8 space with one six foot skirted table and two chairs.
  • The ability to include an item in 100 swag bags given to the first 100 event attendees.
  • Your logo included in Facebook and Instagram ads promoting the event.
  • Daily promotion of your business on our Facebook page every day up until the event.
  • Exhibitor to provide a raffle prize to be given away at the event.
  • Ability to give a 2 minute address about your business to attendees during the Networking Mixer.

Tips To Be a Successful Exhibitor

  • Be approachable and engage with shoppers as they walk by or approach your booth. Exhibitors who greet shoppers as they walk by tend to be more successful.
  • Offer a giveaway item or have an enter-to-win prize giveaway. This is a great way to increase traffic to your booth and get leads at the same time.
  • Price your products accordingly. Make sure your prices are visible and marked accordingly. Do your homework on the latest trends and what shoppers are looking for.
  • Have business cards or other marketing materials to give away to shoppers who approach your booth. While a shopper may not make an immediate purchase at your booth, they may be interested in placing an order at a later date or know someone who could benefit from your products or services. Make it easy for them to be able to reach you via phone, website, or email.

Event Facts

  • Please double-check your email address, full name, and business name when you are registering so that we can successfully contact you, as well as correctly promote your business. 
  • Be sure to check your spam folder if you believe you aren’t receiving our email communications.
  • Services are welcome to register.
  • Setup will begin 1.5 hours before the start of the event each day.
  • We do not guarantee or make any promises regarding Exhibitor sales or traffic. Sales vary by Exhibitor product and shopper demand. The more a Exhibitor engages with shoppers, the better a Exhibitor tends to do results-wise.
  • Your booth space must be kept neat and tidy at all times. No storage bins, wagons, carts, dollies, boxes, or excess inventory can be seen in open sight by shoppers. These items must be completely under your table or transported back to your vehicle before the start of the market.
  • Registration refunds are not issued for any reason. All payments are final. Should a Exhibitor be unable to attend the market, credit for a future event will be given if the Exhibitor notifies us a minimum of 48 hours before the event. Any notification less than 48 hours or failure to attend the event without notice will result in forfeiture of the Exhibitor registration fee and no credit will be issued. All registration fees are non-refundable unless the event promoter cancels the event without a rescheduled date.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do you promote the event?

The event is posted on local community boards and on social media channels. In addition, within two weeks before the market, we purchase and run Facebook and Instagram ads promoting the event within a 15-mile radius of the venue.

How much in sales can I expect?

Sales vary by exhibitor and product sold. We are not responsible for or guarantee any specific sales revenue. It’s all about the shopper’s interest in a exhibitors product.

Are animals allowed?

The venue does not allow any animals with the exception of service animals inside the venue.

Rates, Requirements, and Regulations

  • The event will take place on the date, time, and location listed above. Set up begins 1.5 hours prior to show start with cleanup beginning at show conclusion.
  • Submission of this application is a commitment to attend and exhibit at the event. The Exhibitor agrees to submit payment upon receipt of the invoice and agrees to read and be responsible to comply with all the rules and regulations in this contract.
  • Exhibitors are solely responsible for the payment of sales tax and for maintaining product liability.
  • CKM Group, Inc. retains the right to refuse rental space to any exhibitor and may restrict products sold or ask for the removal of objects or merchandise for any reason at any time. No religious or political solicitation is permitted. Exhibitor may not assign his/her contract for exhibit space or permit any other person to use part of such space.
  • Merchandise must be arranged in a neat and attractive display. Exhibitors are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner and may not interfere with other exhibitors. Items must stay within the assigned space and may not extend into the aisles or other exhibitors’ spaces. Failure to comply may result in removal from the event and exhibitors may be banned from future events. Exhibitors must be set up and present at tables for the full length of the show. The breakdown will begin at the conclusion of the event. Exhibitor agrees to remove all trash and debris belonging to them upon vacating their space. Exhibitors will be held liable should an accident occur within the exhibitor’s space or caused by the exhibitor’s display or debris left by the exhibitor.
  • The sale of knives, box cutters, unlicensed, counterfeit products (no “knock-off” or bootleg items), gel candles, spray foam, fake cigarettes, streamers, sparklers, fireworks, bomb bags, stink bombs, snappers, hoverboards, self-balancing boards, drones, electronic cigarettes, marijuana, pornographic material, firearms, weapons, ammunition, self-defense products, explosives, fire-fighting equipment, motorized scooters or wheelchairs, homemade furniture, security systems, bean bag chairs, operating parts of automobiles, motorcycles, motorized bicycles or boats, adult toys, prescription or cosmetic lenses or prescription footwear, smoke and/or odorous items flammables or any item deemed illegal under the law is strictly prohibited. The sale of cigarette lighters to minor children (under the age of eighteen) is strictly prohibited. The exhibitor agrees not to sell food, beverages, or anything edible without advance approval by the Shoppers Market. No alcohol, liquor, beer, or wine allowed. The sale of any counterfeit products or products bearing counterfeit imitations or colorable trademarks or other false descriptions or designations of origin or any other items that are illegal to sell in the state is not allowed.
  • CKM Group Inc., our Shoppers Market, its workers, the Venue, its Managing Agent, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, partners, parents, subsidiaries, related and affiliated entities, agents, servants, and employees shall not be liable for property damage, personal injury or damages of any nature suffered by any person (including attendees while within the exhibitor’s space or accidents caused by the exhibitor) or Exhibitor, its agents or employees, which may occur on or about any part of the subject premises, regardless of how such injury or damage may have occurred. The aforementioned parties are not liable, and may not be held responsible for any loss before, during, or after the show. In addition, these groups are not responsible for any merchandise left unattended for any reason at any time and are not responsible for any theft or loss at any time. Exhibitor waives any claim against CKM Group Inc., our Shoppers Market, its workers and the Venue, its Managing Agent, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, partners, parents, subsidiaries, related and affiliated entities, agents, servants, and employees and assumes all liability for loss or damage to Exhibitor’s property entrusted to the premises. Exhibitor shall hold harmless and indemnify CKM Group Inc., our Shoppers Market, its workers and the Venue, its Managing Agent, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, partners, parents, subsidiaries, related and affiliated entities, agents, servants, and employees against all liability or expenses arising out of any claim of injury or damage to any person or property, together with all cost in connection with the defense thereto, including attorney fees. The above-mentioned parties will not be held responsible for the fulfillment of this contract for any reason within or beyond their control or if the show is canceled for any reason. No refunds or credits will be issued if the Exhibitor cancels for any reason. CKM Group Inc. and/or the venue management company reserve the right to reschedule market events with written notice provided to Exhibitors. Should Exhibitors be unable to attend the new scheduled event date, the Exhibitor shall be issued a credit for a future event. As stated above, all event registration fees are nonrefundable unless the event is canceled by CKM Group Inc or the venue management company. The above-mentioned parties will not be liable for the fulfillment of this contract if the show is canceled for weather conditions or canceled due to the threat of unsafe conditions, authority of the law, strikes or Act of God. The above-mentioned parties will not be liable for damages, loss or injury for any reason within or beyond their control. Insurance for such loss, damages or injury shall be the sole responsibility for each exhibitor at their own cost. CKM Group Inc. and our Shoppers Market reserves the sole right to revoke the agreement granted within this application for any reason whatsoever and at any time by refunding the fee paid by the Exhibitor. CKM Group Inc. and our Shoppers Market will not be liable for lost revenue or any other liability whatsoever beyond the fee paid by the Exhibitor as a result of enforcing this provision.
  • All registration fees are non-refundable and by submitting your registration you agree that you have read and agree to all of the above terms and conditions.
  • By submitting your registration you agree that we are leasing you a 8×8 space and that event organizers do not guarantee any specific attendance numbers or sales.

Instructions to Register

  • Click the package you want
  • Click Add to Cart
  • Click View Cart
  • Click Proceed to Checkout
  • Complete the form
  • From here, you will be able to pay with PayPal or a Debit/Credit Card

CLICK YOUR PACKAGE BELOW TO REGISTER

  • Houston Area Small Business Saturday Exhibitor Package $100

    $100.00
  • Houston Area Small Business Saturday Sponsorship Package $200

    $200.00

All Exhibitor registration fees are final and nonrefundable. We do not guarantee sales for exhibitors. All transactions are between exhibitors and customers. The Texas shoppers Market shall not be held liable for any issues or transactions between exhibitors and customers.