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Exhibitpro Launches Curated Gift Boxes Supporting Small Businesses

October 23rd, 2020

Exhibitpro, a creative experience company headquartered in New Albany, Ohio, has announced the launch of ‘Keep Your City Smiling’ boxes. Keep Your City Smiling was founded by Sam Eitzen of Snapbar, a photo booth company in Seattle, Washington. These boxes feature curated products from local small businesses and serve as a meaningful alternative to conventional gift giving.

As COVID-19 hit the U.S., thousands of small businesses across the country saw traffic, sales, and revenue dry up, almost overnight, and Exhibitpro was no exception.  ‘Keep Your City Smiling’ is the outcome of creative and innovative thinking by companies such as Snapbar that love the live events industry and small businesses. Exhibitpro CEO, Lori Miller, came across Snapbar on LinkedIn and was immediately inspired by Eitzen’s idea.

“I knew I wanted to be a part of this initiative,” says Miller. “Small businesses have a very special place in my heart, and I wanted to bring this movement to the communities in our backyard.”

Exhibitpro has partnered with several Columbus area small businesses to create ‘Keep Columbus Smiling’ boxes. Featured products include unique candles, soaps, coffee, cookies, art, and more.

As the holiday season approaches, Exhibitpro believes the ‘Keep Your City Smiling’ boxes present an opportunity for larger corporations to approach gift-giving with a new, meaningful outlook.

Miller herself has seen her fair share of standard, promotional-item stuffed gift boxes over the years, and knew this small business initiative was different.

“These boxes tell a meaningful story, and we’re excited to see the smiles they’re bringing to recipients’ faces. Plus, we’re thrilled to be able to help out our community.”

‘Keep Your City Smiling’ boxes are available now at Orders start at a minimum of 50 boxes and can be customized to fit specific needs. Exhibitpro is also open to inquiries from small businesses looking to be featured in a city-specific box.

About Exhibitpro

Exhibitpro is a creative experience company that is made up of designers, developers, thinkers, and makers. We understand the strength of experiential marketing, regardless of medium. We work with clients to deliver creative methods of engagement that deliver on brand objectives and provide actionable data. For more information call (800) 449-9541, email: or visit