The 11th Annual Business and Health Expo

Carter presenting check to Animal Rescue Center

Special to The Truth

On a beautiful spring day, the 11th Annual Business and Health Expo was held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at the St. Clements Hall in West Toledo, OH.  There were over 65 vendors

that participated and among them were Leaf Filter Gutter Protection, Essential Therapies, CareSource, Elite Care Solutions, Simply D’Vine Boutique, Custom Krafts4U, Younique, Bombay Kitchen, ABC Health Care, Bomaye Bracelet, Triple L Productions, Quillen Brothers Home Enhancements, Sweetheart Balloons & Face Painting, Savvy Sistas Boutique and Kendake Natural Products.

Live entertainment for the audience members was provided by E’Laine. She wrote a song titled “Social Butterfly” and DJ Steven Wolfe played several genres of music.

There were guests as far away as Southfield, MI, Ann Arbor, MI, Detroit, MI who joined the Toledo area visitors as hundreds in attendance took advantage of the offerings of the Expo.

This year a portion of the proceeds were to benefit Toledo Animal Rescue and a check was presented to the Director Steve Kiessling for $500.00.

The purpose and mission of the expos is to give small businesses the opportunities to get their names and information out into the community and surrounding areas and allow them networking opportunities with like-minded business owners. Growth, revenue and new customers are also possibilities.

Donnetta Carter, event organizer thanked the sponsors: Taylor Automotive Family, Molina Health Care, The Huntington National Bank and The Sojourner Truth Newspaper and Claudia’s Natural Food Market. Carter gave special thanks to the staff Carla Baucom, Cathy Clayborne, Bonita Brazzel, Cynthia Valentine-Drane and Garland Parker for their assistance.

The next expos will be held at various locations: at the Calvary Bible Chapel 3740 W. Alexis Rd. Toledo, OH “The Annual Indoor Mother’s Day EXPO” from 10 am – 4:00 pm” and hosted by ProMedica Ebeid Institute Market, People Called Women and The Social Butterfly Brand; Women Book Authors & Entrepreneurs at the Market On the Green 1806 Madison Ave. Toledo, OH on Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 10 am -3:00 pm and Small Business Saturday at Ottawa Metropark Liz Pierson Shelter Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 10 am – 4:00 pm.

For more information contact Donnetta Carter at (419) 367-9765 or via email ( for a Online Vendor Registration Form.