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circle of sisters is back In 2020!

We are excited to announce that WBLS Circle of Sisters can’t stop and won’t stop this year! We are going virtual on Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st , bringing our attendees everything they love from shopping our curated vendors to reuniting with their Sisters and catching special performances and intimate convos with their favorite celebrities. We are bringing the COS Experience to your phone and desktop!

Calling ALL Vendors! We are putting you front and center in our virtual platform, giving you the customer leads, facetime, and interactions you are missing due to COVID.

Don’t miss out on reaching thousands of Black women in the Tri-State area!

Vendors we are Looking For:

Any small business can apply to be a vendor!

By small business we mean:

  • You have no more than five permanent retail locations
  • You have annual sales of $1m or less
  • You have fewer than 100 employees

Have more questions?
Check out our Vendor FAQs below.

RETAIL VENDORS

Apparel & Clothing
Accessories & Jewelry
Beauty & Hair
Education
Entertainment
Fine Art
Handmade Products
Music

FOOD VENDORS

Catering Services
Cooking Class
Food Delivery
Local Restaurateurs
Meal Prep
Packaged Goods

SERVICE VENDORS

Event & Wedding Planning
Fitness
Finance
Graphic Design
Health & Wellness
Technology
Travel Services
Web Design

2020 COS Vendor Packages

Standard

Boost your business awareness
$ 750
  • Vendor / Exhibitor Access
  • Facebook Post (Boosted)
  • WBLS.com ROS Banner Ads (20,000 impressions)
  • WBLS Newsletter Inclusion

Pro

Showcase Your Products
$ 1500
  • COS Shopping Network
  • Vendor / Exhibitor Access
  • Facebook Post (Boosted)
  • Instagram Post (Boosted)
  • WBLS.com ROS Banner Ads (20,000 impressions)
best deal!

Premium

Showcase Your Products
$ 2000
  • COS Shopping Network or Workshop
  • Vendor / Exhibitor Access
  • Facebook Post (Boosted)
  • Instagram Post (Boosted)
  • WBLS.com ROS Banner Ads (50,000 impressions)
  • WBLS Newsletter Inclusion
  • Audience Extension Banner Ads

Check out the COS 2020 Vendor Guide for more details about these packages or how to build your own COS vendor package.

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Not ready to apply? Fill out this form to receive more information.

Vendor FAQs

We care about your safety. We recognize that the face-to-face meeting is ideal for sharing research, ideas, and convening the community. Given the current challenges posed by COVID-19, we feel that the virtual event format will provide the best opportunity for our vendors and attendees.

The team considered all options; However, given the uncertainty of the current environment, we could not guarantee that a future face-to-face event would take place in the current year. Ultimately, we decided that it was more important for the community to gather, even if it is virtually, than to delay.

Circle of Sisters 2020 will live on Socio Events, a virtual events platform that allows you to have direct and quality interactions with our attendees that benefit your business. We are excited to use this new format to continue the Circle of Sisters mission of encouraging, engaging, and empowering black women.

Any small business can apply to be a vendor!

By small business we mean:

  • You have no more than five permanent retail locations
  • You have annual sales of $1mm or less
  • You have fewer than 100 employees

We are looking for small business in a variety of industries. Please note that vendor space is limited and will be approved based on application and first-come-first-serve basis per category.

Please reach out to cos@wbls.com to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
Complete the application here: https://mediacodigital.typeform.com/to/k2tZBz

Upon approval of your submitted application, you will receive an invoice that can be paid online via paypal. Full payment or deposit is required within 72 hours of receipt of invoice. 

Payment plans are available.

If you need an alternative method of payment please complete your application first and email COS@wbls.com for assistance.

The Virtual Booth / Exhibitor Access includes access to the event platform (+ up to 6 staff members), vendor profile with ability to include link to website and online store. In addition, vendors have access to retrieve leads from attendees who interact with vendor profile.
Yes, please take the time to check out all our panels, performances and activities.
Once you have received an invite from an event organizer or an admin member of your booth staff, follow the steps below to get started creating your account and get ready to download leads!

The vendor profile provides each exhibitor with a self-managed profile, including photos and descriptions, and external links to website, online stores, and more. 

Exhibitors can also collect leads from participants in their virtual space. In addition, there are virtual activations and digital media advertising add-ons available.

Yes, all confirmed vendors will be outreached with next steps as well as demo information.

The virtual marketplace will be open from Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st. Following the end of the event the vendor profiles will still be accessible to all past attendees throughout the year.

You can have up to 6. Need more, please email COS@wbls.com.
Yes, your vendor profile will allow you to chat with attendees who are browsing the marketplace and collect leads to follow up for sales off of the platform.
Please reach out to cos@wbls.com to discuss sponsorship opportunities.
Yes. We provide tailored solutions for small businesses who seek to further engage with their primary local target audiences and broaden their messaging outreach using the radio and digital media platforms of both WBLS & HOT 97.

Meet Your 2020 Vendor Team

Patricia Robinson

Vice President HR & Community Engagement
probinson@hot97.com
646-640-7306

Hilda Adeniji

Account Manager
COS@emmisny.com
212-592-0537

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