Thank you for your interest in “At the Market for Women!” where women
shop, support and learn!
The market is differentiating itself from other vendor events by providing NETWORKING opportunities and education for women business owners. We look for business owners who are serious about growing their businesses, who will participate in the program, add value to the group and promote wellbeing.
It is also a FUN place to shop, make new friends, support local small businesses and local non-profits, and learn from our business educators, professional guest speakers and demonstrations.
There is always something new at the market!
Below are the requirements and information for the events. Please read through, request an application, get approval, make your payment and reserve your space. We fill up fast!
Red Roof Inn & Conference Center
6815 W Kellogg Dr.
March 23, April 27, May 18, June 22, July 27, September 28, October 26, November 23, December 7
You may choose and reserve your dates through the application and you will be added to the roster. However, your space is not secured until you pay for it. If someone else representing your company pays before you, you lose your spot.
We are offering a discounted membership rate for those who want to secure
their spots for the whole year.
Membership Fee: For ALL Seven Selling Months, March - October, at a discounted rate of $25 a month for a total of $150
Qualifies you for both Holiday Events at a discounted rate of $40 for a total of $80
TOTAL Year Savings: $70
Payment Schedule for Selling Months: $150 due in January OR Two payments split - one payment due in January for $75 and second payment of $75 due in February.
Payment due for Holiday Events: $80 by September 1 to secure holiday events.
Memberships are only offered one time a year and at the beginning of each year.
· $15 per table top booth space for all events
· $15 for extra space
If you have participated in the market for four months or more, you will receive the holiday rate of $45 each month. Payment Due by September 1 to secure space for one or both months.
Less than four months of participation you will pay the holiday rates of $50 per 8’ space per month. Payments due by September 1 to secure space.
Extra fees remain the same.
Those joining us for the Holiday Events only will not be able to secure their market dates until all active/current market businesses have chosen and paid for their spots for the holiday events. Holiday Rates of $55 per month. Payment due upon request to secure space.
We use a first come, first to pay process to secure space.
We reserve the right to refuse any business’ participation for any reason.
· No refunds after you have secured your spot with payment.
· If you are not able to keep your reservations, let us know as soon as possible via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
· You are 100% responsible to find a replacement and must give the organizers your replacements name, company name and email address for approval.
March – October: 9am – 2pm
November – December: 9am – 3pm**
**Holiday hours may be extended past 3:00pm if we outgrow our capacity!
You will have access to the building at 9am and will have 30 minutes to set up and tear down. All entry doors must be cleared by 9:30am.
Why 30 minutes? These events are NETWORKING events. Bring only a good representation of your items. Use this to your advantage to drive people to your websites, store fronts, and other sites to do business with you after the event. Use it as a teaser to make our guests want to explore more with you. Show your catalogues, have your web up on your lap top, etc.
Holiday events: you may reserve two spaces to show more of your items for our shoppers if we have the space to do so. Fees will apply.
Please keep the venue tidy during the event and throw all your trash and trash around your area away before you leave the venue.
PLEASE, DO NOT TEAR DOWN UNTIL THE LAST CUSTOMER HAS LEFT! This is for safety purposes!!! And it is rude that a customer is made to feel less than. People show up at the last minute, that’s just the way it is.
Prize drawings are a draw to the event!
REQUIRED: Every vendor must participate in prize drawings!
If you cannot give away your own product or services you may find an alternative way to gift. Restaurant Gift cards, box of chocolates, Movie Tickets, etc. are good examples.
Winners must receive their items within a timely manner.
If the organizers receive any complaints about the way a prize was awarded, we will take it under advisory and make a determination towards a better outcome for the winner.
All businesses qualify to enter these drawings!
If there is a Sponsorship Grand Prize giveaway, there will only be one sponsorship grand prize given away at any one event. Our guest will receive ONE raffle ticket for every $10 that is spent at a booth.
Raffle tickets are provided by the market organizer.
The drawing will take place one hour before we close, and the winner must be present.
Guest may leave and come back for the drawing.
Use this to your advantage. If someone buys $25, upsell them to $30 so they can get another raffle ticket!
Vendors, Vendor Helpers, Market Volunteers, Market Planning Team
DO NOT qualify to win this prize.
If you wish to do a presentation with your product, please reserve your spot to be listed on the demonstration schedule as soon as possible.
Presentations and demonstrations can take place at your booth space.
Let us know if you are doing a demonstration at time of reservation.
Topics and presentations must be pre-approved.
Invite 150-200 guests, customers or friends to the Facebook Event Page!
If you cannot make this requirement, let us know so we can
work with you on an alternative plan.
A Facebook Events page is created for each event. Business Owners will be made administrators/hosts so that posts, pictures and videos,
comments can be made without permissions.
Share the event and invite your 150-200 guests to the events page. Post your specials for the event and tag your friends. Include your links with your ads!
As organizers of the event, we can see who is inviting their following to the FACEBOOK EVENTS PAGE as required to be a part of “At the Market for Women!”
The organizers of this event are required to report to the State of Kansas all vendors who participate at each event.
If you are not registered with the State of Kansas as a business you will not be allowed to participate at our events.
If you are a MLM (multi-level)/Direct Sales you are covered by your Company.
Non-Profits: the Maket may request proof of non-protit status.
If you are required to collect sales tax, please make sure that your EIN/Sales Tax Form is visible at your table.
Sales Tax Rate for Wichita: 7.5%
The Market's goal is to help you, the business owner grow your business. We randomly do "Vendor Challenges" to help you promote your business.
We ask that you participate in these challenges during the promotional space before an event, even if they are out of your comfort zone!
The purpose for doing these is to teach you how to use some social media tools to help you grow your online presence.
If you do not understand the challenge or how to do it, let us know, we are here to help you!
Tthere are prizes and recognitions to be had for your participation!