West Michigan Women’s Expo – Highlights


by Denise R. Kolesar

See Michelle Gryzbowski of {re}imagined just for you: Something Pinteresting Is Going On. Not only is Michelle on stage 2 to 3 times a day, she will have a Pinterest display with cool items to buy and plenty of ideas you can use.

Michelle Gryzbowski of {re}imagined just for you


Merri Davis

Merri Davis – Hoop Happy Girls don’t have Muffin Tops …. Okay I am IN!  I chose a colorful pink and orange hoop  for myself and now it is time to get  proper instruction.

The exhibitors are looking forward to meeting you and providing a product or service tailored just for you. Be introduced to new products premiering at the Expo.

Be sure to check out the west Michigan debut of “Slow Down Again with the Melt Method” by Kari de St. Germain, as seen on Dr. Oz.

Big Moe’s 100% Natural Sweet & Tangy Barbecue Sauce will make its West Michigan Debut at Expo. No catering job is too large or too small for Big Moe. You’ll be able to sample pulled pork and pulled chicken featuring a secret family recipe.

Miss Michigan, Angela Venditti

Miss Michigan
Meet Miss Michigan, Angela Venditti, sponsored by Dr  Pepper Snapple Group. An encouraging young lady with a twinkle in her eyes and a smile that will melt your heart. She will be in the Dr Pepper Snapple Group exhibit area kicking off a new product.

Pedal Pub 
The Great Lakes Pub Cruiser is a big party on wheels where you do the peddling. You just have to see it to believe it. Fun Stuff!

Courage Ablaze 
Art Prize Watercolor Artist Pamela Alderman’s Pillars of Strength tell a deep story. Voted Top 100 in Art Prize 2012.

Kidney Testing
Visit the Kidney Trust display at the expo and receive a free screening for chronic kidney disease with immediate, on-site results. Get Smart. Get Tested.

Bernadette Jonson
Core Consulting’s Bernadette Johnson

Core Consulting’s Bernadette Johnson will set the stage on Saturday with her new inspiring book of quotes. David Grotto will be in West Michigan debuting his new book “Best Things You Can Eat,” on the Meijer Cooking Stage. Six tables will be set for party and celebration ideas. Jaye Beeler makes an appearance on the Meijer Cooking Stage with her latest book and will present Pesto Making: Start in the Garden. Book signings will follow.

David Grotto
David Grotto

Easy Meals for Healthy Families presented by Shari Steinbach and the dieticians of Meijer continue to amaze. On the Meijer Healthy Living Cooking Stage they will be focusing on real life recipes for people like you and me. Delivering healthy meals for your family can be that simple, just let the dieticians lend you their free expertise.

Shari Steinbach2012
Shari Steinbach

You will find vendors with a great selection of gourmet coffee offerings, sausage and dips you may sample
and purchase.

We have great seating at the concession area so you can relax and grab a bite to eat. Carribean themed drinks will be available.

This year we welome Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort as our Title Sponsor. You’ll have a chance to win some cool prizes and experience spa teasers offered at their resort.

Special thanks to Lake Michigan Credit Union for providing a prize of a Caribbean vacation ($2,000 cash value) in celebration of our 15 years and complementing our Caribbean theme.

Indivdual vendors may also have a variety of prize packages and giveaways. 

Be sure to check out a full schedule of seminars including: Something Pinteresting is Going On, Hoop Happy, spinning, cooking demonstrations and more. 

Vsit www.kohlerexpo.com and join us on facebook at www.facebook.com/WestMichiganWomensExpo for updates.

Your Health, Your Home, Your Style
With so many health experts on hand, it’s a great time to put your health first. Get tips and advice on home decorating, health, finance and fitness too.

Shopping is endless at the expo, all under one roof. Freshen up your style with apparel and accessories from local boutiques.

The expo is filled with resources for maintaining and updating your home. See products and services you
need for spring cleaning, including carpet and
upholstery cleaning.

The Meijer Healthy Living Area will host a pharmacy area, which will be conducting FREE body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure screenings.

Learn how to save on your grocery bill, and how to become financially fit. 

Women’s Groups
Use the convenient coat check hosted by two local women’s groups; Women’s Resource Center and Safe Haven Ministries. Safe Haven Ministries will be collecting old cell phones / chargers and any accessories you may want to donate. You will have an opportunity to engage these two organizations and perhaps get involved if you appreciate the good they do. Beta Sigma Phi assists with some behind the scenes work and as hosts at the door. Many thanks to Beta Sigma Phi for their efforts in assisting the expo with various projects.

A three-year initiative, WGVU Women and Girls Lead Engage, will be involved in some healthy happy hooping and inviting you to their March 12th red carpet event: “Makers” featuring women who inspire.

The West Michigan Women’s Expo is a supporter of many other non-profits who will have a presence at the expo including the Girl Scouts, celebrating over 100 years.

Spring Bridal Show
Your Women’s Expo ticket will also get you into the Spring Bridal Show of West Michigan (and vice versa). Bridal show hours are: Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-5.

Bridal exhibits include:

  • Bridal Gown Display
  • Photographers
  • DJ Services
  • Limousine Service
  • Catering Services
  • Travel & Honeymoons
  • Invitations, Florals, and Decorations
  • Photo Booths
  • Bridal Gift Registry
  • Cookware
  • Brides on the Run CASH Contest. See kohlerexpo.com website for cash contest details
  • Prizes

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