Terms & Conditions

All Sponsors shall provide their company logo for placement in event marketing and promotional materials upon submitting this agreement. Silver Level Sponsors and above receive an ad and will need to provide ShopLocal.us with final ad artwork and company information no later than September 23, 2016 to be included in the printed event program that will be given to each attendee at the event.

GRANT REVIEW PANEL OF JUDGES – Silver Level Sponsors and above Only
Silver Level Sponsors and above have the option to participate as a Judge on the Review Panel to decide the Small Indie Business Grant Award winners from our finalists based on established judging criteria. A short list of qualifying finalists will be provided along with a key criteria checklist. Judges will recuse themselves from discussion about and voting on an applicant to the Competition if the judge has an existing personal or business relationship with the applicant. All persons participating on the Review Panel agree to maintain complete confidentiality regarding applicant submissions, finalists and any other information related to the Grant program. Communications with applicants or interested parties should be directed to ShopLocal.us.

The venue will provide the use of one 8 foot table. Sponsor/Exhibitor shall convene activities to the space granted and may not extend in to the aisle at any time. Sponsor/Exhibitor shall display only products, promotional materials or advertisements related to those sold, manufactured, marketed or provided by Sponsor/Exhibitor. ShopLocal.us reserves the right to modify, limit or alter any exhibit to comply with overall quality and appearance of the exhibit. Exhibitors will be admitted on a first come first served basis. If quota is met, applicants will be notified and exhibit fee returned.

Set up for the event will be from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016. Event hours are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibits must be completely set up by 5:30 p.m. Exhibit hour is from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Exhibits must be staffed continually during any networking periods and remain intact throughout the exhibit hour. Sponsors/Exhibitors receive applicable tickets to the Gala which will begin promptly after the exhibit hour. Additional guests shall pay applicable entry fees. No exhibit or portion thereof may be removed from the hall during exhibit hour. Exhibits must be removed from building by ½ hour after event end time as stated.

This agreement shall not constitute or be considered a partnership, employer-employee relationship, joint venture or agency between ShopLocal.us and Sponsor/Exhibitor. Sponsor/Exhibitor further agrees that ShopLocal.us and their respective agents and employees shall not be responsible in any way for damage, loss, destruction of any property of Sponsor/Exhibitor or injury to Sponsor/Exhibitor or its representatives, agency employees, licenses or invitees. Sponsor/Exhibitor shall be liable for any and all damages which the Sponsor/Exhibitor may cause to exhibit hall in connection with its exhibit. If the Exhibition area cannot be made available or used because of any cause beyond the control of ShopLocal.us, then the exhibition fee paid will be returned and the exhibitor waives any claim against ShopLocal.us for damages by reason of such unavailability.

Sponsor/Exhibitor understands that this application will become a binding contract upon its acceptance and is subject to the rules which are included. Sponsor/Exhibitor holds harmless and hereby indemnifies ShopLocal.us and its sponsors or their agents for any loss or damage from any cause. Sponsor/Exhibitor releases ShopLocal.us from all liability and claims that might arise from its participation.

By submitting this application, Sponsor/Exhibitor also understands that ShopLocal.us, its partners, and affiliates may use all photographic images, video or audio recordings, video or audio reproductions, films, radio or television broadcasts and any other reproductions of the activities without limitations. Permission is granted for use in any medium now known or hereafter developed, including printed media, video, still photography and the Internet.