Disney headlines Brooklyn Business Expo
by Rebecca Seidel
Sep 08, 2010 | 2092 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Disney Doorway to Dreams kiosk at Roosevelt Field Mall.
The Disney Doorway to Dreams kiosk at Roosevelt Field Mall.
At the Brooklyn Business Expo, companies across the board will network, share ideas, and meet new clients. The sponsors and attendees will range from entrepreneurs and small business owners to big, household names.

The biggest might be Disney.

The Disney Vacation Club - a timeshare-style program offering vacation destinations all over the world - is one of the sponsors for the September 15th event.

The Disney Vacation Club, which has gained over 450,000 members since its establishment in 1991, works on a vacation point system. Member families get a certain allotment of vacation points every year, and are able to customize their vacations as needed.

While the company will not be conducting any of the seminars planned for the day, it sees the expo as a great networking opportunity.

“It’s a way of introducing ourselves and being a part of the community,” said Kristin Beltz, public relations manager for the Florida-based company.

This isn’t the only way the Disney Vacation Club has reached out to New Yorkers. Their Doorway to Dreams store at the Roosevelt Field Mall is a place for families to take a closer look at Disney vacation packages.

But for Disney and other companies, the Brooklyn Business Expo will be a solid day of talking to prospective clients - in addition to making new business connections.

“Our goal is to try to get a blend of large and small businesses so that people have a reason to be there,” said Mark Neuwirt, the event organizer and founder of Expos Your Business, a company geared towards coordinating real-life business networking.

The first Brooklyn Business Expo was in March; this one will feature more businesses and entrepreneurs, with a larger sponsor base. There will be public workshops and business-related seminars for visitors throughout the day.
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