Local business owner hosts event to introduce small businesses to Waco

WACO, TX – A local business owner hosted the first-ever Waco Summer Small Biz Show to showcase small businesses and allow other small business owners to build relationships with each other.

Christina Martinez hosted the event on Saturday afternoon outside Brotherwell Brewing on E. Bridge St. She was inspired to do so because she felt disconnected from the Waco business community after recently starting her own business. , CTX Credit Repair.

“I just thought it would be a good way to showcase my business and get to know my peers in small business,” Martinez said.

A dozen companies were installed at the show, including several new companies.

“Sales, networking, community, you meet other people that you can buy locally,” said Apolonia Collection co-owner Elisa Lopez. “You get ideas from each other, you get feedback from each other. ”

As many businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, they continue to face a number of challenges. In fact, some vendors who were planning to attend were unable to attend due to understaffing.

Regardless, Martinez was happy to see so many members of the community coming together to support each other and bring his Small Biz Expo to life.

“I’m kind of overwhelmed, because I mean I know some people in the Waco area, but not too much, so it made me happy to know that others were facing the same issues as me and wanted participate, ”Martinez said. .

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