Showcase CoMo

What is Showcase CoMo?

Showcase CoMo gives local businesses an opportunity to show off their outstanding products and services they have to offer. This event not only allows businesses to interact with each other, but directly with the consumers because Showcase CoMo is open to the public.

Showcase CoMo showcases everything from products, services, resources and involvement opportunities, giving those attending the chance to experience all that Columbia has to offer. This event will also provide you more ways to promote your business beyond the traditional booth. You can join over a hundred promoters for the opportunity to make new connections, attend presentations and increase your visibility.

Why should you consider participating or attending?

Showcase CoMo creates a unique opportunity to network with tons of other local businesses of Columbia all in one place! Besides the standard booths, there will be walk-around promoters, presentations, and a happy hour giving you the chance to make yourself known. Choose a promoter option that aligns with your vision and budget and get ready to network all day long. Since this event is also open to the public, you will get to put the spotlight on yourself to people that will be using your services.


What is the Format?

This year’s format is a little different! We will be welcoming our first Showcase speaker and breakou session. The day will run as follows:

Showcase CoMo 2020 Schedule: 
10:45 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting
11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Speaker Seminar (sponsored by Missouri Employer Mutual)
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch & Networking
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Breakout Session (sponsored by Missouri Employers Mutual)
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Showcase CoMo (sponsored by Fresh Ideas)
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – Happy Hour



$25 = Admission to Speaker Seminar , Lunch & Showcase CoMo
$40 = Admission to Speaker , Lunch, Breakout Session & Showcase CoMo
$5 (or 3 canned good i tems) = Admission to Showcase CoMo



About our Showcase Como 2020 Speaker John Livesay

Known as the “Pitch Whisperer” John Livesay will provide a roadmap and process for helping business owners and their sales teams become magnetic storytellers. He will empower the audience with the tools and understanding needed to no longer ‘push but pull’ people in with a great story.


From this presentation you will gain skills to:

  • Tell stories that transform the invisible to the irresistible.
  • Become a revenue Rockstar.
  • Learn how to take your case study into a case story.


Breakout Workshop: Honing Your Elevator Pitch

John will workshop with 3-5 participants on their individual approaches to demonstrate how they can improve their ‘elevator pitch.’ He will facilitate discussion with a smaller group so that participants can come away with actionable ideas for pitch improvement.

About the Speaker

John Livesay is known as “The Pitch Whisperer.” He helps salespeople become magnetic storytellers with the ability to make irresistible offers to their ideal clients. As a keynote sales speaker, John has captivated audiences in settings ranging from Gensler’s top management retreat to Coca-Cola’s CMO Summit. His TEDx talk: “Be The Lifeguard of Your Own Life!” has over 1,000,000 views. He is also the author of Better Selling Through Storytelling and the host of “The Successful Pitch” podcast, which is heard in over 60 countries. John has made numerous television appearances including being interviewed by Larry King as the expert on How To Ask For What You Want And Get A Yes.

During a 20-year career in media sales with Conde Nast, John worked across all 22 brands in their corporate division, and was the recipient of Salesperson of the Year honors. John currently lives in Los Angeles with his two King Charles
Spaniels who welcome him home after he returns from his keynote talks, reminding him of the importance of belly rubs.


Registration Process

The event page is up on the Chamber’s Calendar of Events. You have several opportunities to showcase your business at the event. The great thing about these options is that you get to choose the one that fits your company the best.

  • Walk-Around Promoter – ability to push a cart/carry a basket/etc. of promotional items around the entire venue while networking
  • Display Table – 6 ft. skirted tabletop space, two chairs
  • Promoter Booth – 8’x8′ pipe and drape booth, 6 ft. skirted table, two chairs
  • The general public will be able to buy their all day pass at the door.

In order to be part of the event, you will need to register and the Chamber will contact you to complete your order unless you’re planning on only purchasing the all-day pass as the general public, which can be purchased at the door the day-of the event.

Setting Up Your SPACE

If you decide to seize the opportunity to put your business in the spotlight and purchase a booth, table or walk-around, you’ve made a wise investment in your company. There is the right way and a wrong way to set your space up.

Promoter Booth:
Display Table:
Shelter Insurance