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May 20, 2024 News

RNC looking for small businesses to participate in 2024 Convention Fest

The Republican National Convention Committee on Arrangements announced on Friday, which was National Small Business Day, that it is seeking small business owners to participate in the 2024 Convention Fest during the 2024 RNC.

According to the release, the 2024 Convention Fest is the primary daytime experience event for those attending the RNC this summer, during which local small businesses can showcase their products and services to delegates, officials, members of the media and other ticketed guests.

"The Wisconsin small business network is not just a robust, innovative, and diverse community, but the backbone of our economy," said COA Chairwoman Anne Hathaway in the release. "We are excited to showcase the best of what local businesses have to offer and demonstrate to our convention guests and to the world why Wisconsin is the perfect host for the Republican National Convention.

"On National Small Business Day, we strongly urge local small businesses to seize this opportunity by applying to showcase their goods and services at 2024 Convention Fest."

Space is limited for the 2024 Convention Fest, and participation will be approved on a rolling basis, according to the release. Small businesses that are interested are encouraged to apply online at, by 5 p.m. May 22.