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Maximizing Impact: Strategies for Markets, Fairs, and Trade Shows

April 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT


Market season is officially here! Join us for a networking event tailored for entrepreneurs and professionals seeking to excel in farmer’s and artisan markets as well as consumer facing events. Hear important deadlines and application requirements while learning from experts and seasoned entrepreneurs on ways to optimize booth setup, engage effectively with prospects, and convert leads into lasting connections and sales. 



Perteet Spencer is the Co-Founder, President & CEO at AYO. Perteet brings 20 years of packaging goods sales and brand marketing experience to AYO. Her deep industry experience includes time at LEGO and General Mills. Perteet led sales and consulting teams at SPINS where she advised fortune 500 companies and emerging natural brands on winning growth strategies. Inspired by her family’s own West African traditions, her love of Natural Products, and her co-founder husband, AYO was born.


Jonathan Smith is a principal co-founder and co-owner of INV Marketing Group LLC, which operates the Chicago Artisan Market in both Fulton Market and Ravenswood, as well as the Oak Brook Artisan Market and the Naperville Artisan Market in the western suburbs. Jonathan is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of professional experience as an asset manager, brand creator, business owner, digital marketer and signature event producer. The Chicago Artisan Market has worked with over 1,000 small businesses in food, fashion, home goods and art since inception, helping them reach and sell to new customers.



April 24
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
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Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago
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The Hatchery
135 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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