HOUSTON (January 13, 2017) – Excalibur Exhibits, a Houston-based full service tradeshow and event marketing firm, is now a Goldman Sachs “10,000 Small Businesses” company. This accolade has been awarded to Excalibur Exhibits after its founder and president Peggy Swords completed a rigorous four-month MBA-style program designed to help small business owners create jobs and increase revenue.
Goldman Sachs’ $500 million “10,000 Small Businesses” initiative, launched in 2009 to boost small businesses across the country, helps participants gain practical skills in negotiation, marketing and employee management that can immediately be put into action. Additionally, participants get the tools and professional support to develop a strategic and customized growth plan that will take their businesses to the next level.
“I was honored to be accepted into this prestigious program, and I’m thrilled with the invaluable information and guidance I received from our mentors and fellow participants,” Swords said. “I got customized advice and business assistance, plus I’ve made some terrific connections with fellow business people across the country.
“I’m going to leverage what I’ve gained through this program to take Excalibur Exhibits to new heights. We’re always looking for new and meaningful ways to help our clients interact more effectively with their customers and prospects,” she added.
Forming Excalibur Exhibits in 1997, Swords has grown the company to a full-service exhibit house that serves clients locally and globally. When she started the company, Excalibur Exhibits was only one of three women-owned display builder companies in the U.S. Today, there are fewer than 10 U.S. women-owned display builder companies—a significant accomplishment in a male-dominated industry.
Excalibur Exhibits is an award-winning designer, builder and program manager of custom, modular and portable exhibits. The company offers portable and rental exhibit options, including pop-up booths, tabletop displays, banner stands and accessories. Because of her vision, the company also provides global tradeshow strategy and consulting, on-site show management and tradeshow program management. Additionally, Excalibur Exhibits assists clients with booth refurbishment, installation and dismantling, storage and shipping.
In previous years, Swords had been traveling internationally five months a year in order to grow her business. Then, in 2014, she decided to curtail the travel in order to involve the company in more community activities.
She is an Exhibit Designer and Producers Association (EDPA) Foundation founding grantor and has served on the Art with Heart Gala committee of the San Jose Clinic. Additionally, Peggy led the effort for Excalibur Exhibits to donate the fabrication of more than 100 tables for competing teams in the All-Earth EcoBot Challenge, an innovative engineering competition that engages 5th through 8th grade students in complex problem-solving challenges and introduces advanced physics and math concepts through creative learning.
Additionally, Swords has volunteered as a mentor for the Houston Business Journal’s Bizwomen Mentoring Monday program for the last two years. The annual event pairs Houston businesswomen with 40 professional businesswomen mentors for one-on-one coaching sessions.
Swords and Excalibur Exhibits are members of the prestigious Octanorm Service Partner International (OSPI), which requires the company to pass a nomination and financial vetting process. OSPI is comprised of more than 150 companies in 56 countries.
About Excalibur Exhibits:
Excalibur Exhibits is a Houston, Texas, based company that specializes in face-to-face marketing solutions for all types of 3-D environments such as tradeshows, exhibit booths, exhibitions, corporate events, conferences, seminars, meetings, recruitment events, including permanent and rental installations. From award-winning design and tradeshow management, to client appreciation events and unique promotional campaigns, Excalibur Exhibits creates memorable environments that make a big impact.
For more information visit www.excaliburexhibits.com or call us today at 713-856-8853.