SUMMIT, NJ - The Seventh Annual B.I.G. Expo of Products and Services will be held June 13, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Twin Maples in Summit. The BIG Expo will showcase a kaleidoscope of women-owned businesses, featuring everything from beauty and skin care, fashion and jewelry, to legal services, retirement communities acupuncture and kitchen design.

All exhibitors at the Expo are members of Believe, Inspire, Grow (B.I.G.), an empowerment group for women entrepreneurs that helps women connect with other women and offers support and ideas for business growth.

Led by Melanie Wilson and assisted by Lisa DiSciullo, both of Summit, the Summit / New Providence / Berkeley Heights chapter of B.I.G. has grown to be the largest in the multi-state network.

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"At B.I.G.," Wilson said, "We strive to empower women at all stages of their professional pursuits, from stay at home mothers looking to re-engage in the workforce, to seasoned entrepreneurs looking to grow their business and career executives looking to make a change."

Wilson adds, "The Expo gives the exhibitors an opportunity to reach a hungry marketplace. The women who attend are smart and curious. As B.I.G. members, the exhibitors have learned to grow their businesses with regular monthly workshops on topics such as search engine optimization, brand building, social media, and legal concerns."

Admission to the Expo is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be served by two of B.I.G. members -- Paula Gregorio Vieira who, with along with her husband, owns Paolo's Kitchen; and Vaishall Chandrashekar, who runs healthy cooking classes.

Women business owners exhibiting at the Expo are set to include: multi-level vendors; jewelry; beauty; fashion; skin care; fitness clubs; legal services; catering; book sales; parenting classes; retirement communities; photo services; tutoring; nutrition and wellness; college planning; promotional services; career and educational services; acupuncture; marketing services; camps; kitchen design; professional theatre; and more.  

Limited exhibitor booth space is available. Contact Melanie Wilson at melaniewilsonsummit@gmail.com for information.

Twin Maples is located at 214 Springfield Avenue.