Unlocking Opportunities: Midwest Firms Thrive as Products and Services Take Center Stage in High-Octane Networking Extravaganza!

The Midwest Fall Online Trade Show was held on November 30, 2023 as part of their regional “Trade Show Week,” which also included a Facilitators Meeting, Demo Day, and an in-person mini-trade show hosted by Rochester Adams High School for all 3 Rochester high schools in Michigan! 

A total of 41 VE firms from 24 high schools in Michigan, Illinois (and a guest firm from New York!) joined together to network, promote and sell their firms’ products and services to other VE students and to guest shoppers. The Online Trade Show was the first trade show for many firms, and provided a great opportunity for the students to connect with the VE community. Nearly 700 guest shoppers also participated in the day, and Shopper Choice Award honors were claimed by:

Fan Favorite Winning Firm:  

  • IRIS, Ann Arbor Skyline High School

Fan Favorite / Runner Up Firms:  

  • Hygiene Haven, Lapeer Co Ed Tech, MI 
  • Royal Haven, Ann Arbor Skyline HS, MI 
  • Tru.Nutrition, Ann Arbor Skyline HS, MI

Our sincere thanks to the many volunteers who helped to make this special day possible, including:

Wendy Schmitt, Midwest Regional Director

Kendra Lee, Midwest Regional Manager

Nour Fayad, Midwest Regional Program Assistant

Carrie Smith, VE “Teacher Alum” who jumped in to assist with Help Desk duties!