Special Events

 Convention Opening Reception
Wednesday, October 22, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Kick off your Small Business Convention experience as we open up the event with a bang. Check out the exhibit hall, mingle with fellow Convention attendees and see surprise entertainment! This is an opening of the Convention you won't want to miss!

Business Pitch Competition

Kick off your Small Business Convention experience as we showcase some of the hottest new business ideas at the fourth annual COSE Business Pitch Competition!  A special guest host, Jeff Hoffman, CEO and co-founder in the Priceline.com family of companies, will lead our panel of experts in critiquing the final four business pitches. Watch entrepreneurs share their vision, WOW the panel and prove why they deserve the $20,000 prize.  Click here to learn more about the COSE Business Pitch Competition.

Signature Dinners
Thursday, October 23, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy dinner and camaraderie with fellow Convention goers and bond over business and life experiences in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. Choose from a variety of signature dinners ranging from beer tastings and celebrity chef dinners to bowling or yoga. For a complete listing of signature dinners, please click here.

Live Entertainment by Cleveland's Breakfast Club
Thursday, October 24, 9:00 - 11:00 p.m.

Always dreamed of being a rock star? Now’s your chance! Dance and sing the night away during a live performance by Cleveland’s Breakfast Club, the ultimate ‘80s party band! Featuring live karaoke and entertainment. Cash Bar.

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