The 2013 Midwest Expo was held Sunday, October 20, 2013, at Jimmy’s Conference Center and was a huge success with record attendance and exhibitors.
The day’s events started with an Alcohol Server course. The trade show began at 2pm with attendees sampling products from wine, beer and spirits manufacturers and wholesalers. Several point-of-sale vendors were at the show along with vendors representing ice, insurance, pulltab manufactures, ATM machine, credit cards, designated drivers and the list goes on. An informative “Craft Beer” seminar and tasting was put on by our friends at Third Street Brewhouse and was well received by the many attendees.
After the trade show wrapped up, a fine dinner was served to the attendees and exhibitors. The dinner was sponsored by our friends at Illinois Casualty Company. Wine was provided for each table by Vinocopia. Once again all the ice for the event was provided by Ace Ice Company. Please use the contact information below to thank these fine folks and all the vendors!
The annual Hospy™ Hall of Fame Awards Celebration was held and several hospitality employee awards were handed out along with “Friends of the Retailer”, “On- and Off-sale members of the Year”, “Legislators of the Year” and 2 people were inducted into the Hospy™ Hall of Fame. The busy day wrapped up with a live auction for the MLBA Children’s Fund charity with great items donated by the vendors.
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