WHAT IS THE CAREER OPPORTUNITY FAIR and EMPOWERMENT SPEAKERS SERIES?

This 10-year-old event is designed to highlight entrepreneurs and self-employed small business owners who want to showcase their businesses, gain new customers, expand their downline, promote and sell their products, services, crafts, talent, products and share their and alternative income opportunities.  This year as we partner with the U. S. Small Business Administration during National  Veterans Small Business Week, we are also adding a new opportunity provider category and are accepting vendors who have "GIG Economy" opportunities.  The "GIG Economy" is a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent jobs, an additional means of supplementing personal income


  • If you want to grow your business…
  • If you want to promote your business...
  • If you want to increase your downline…
  • If you’re looking for ways to supplement your income
  • If you want to start a new career…
  • Or, if you just want to attend a great event and support our veteran and civilian entrepreneurs and small business owners...This week is for you!


We're currently accepting vendors who are:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Small business owners 
  • ​GIG Economy opportunity providers
  • ​People who want to promote and sell their products, services, crafts, and talents
  • We are also taking applications for event volunteers and helpers are needed to help on the day of the event


Multiple-day (Wed, Thur, Fri) vendor opportunities are available.  Contact Cissi Sherlock if you're interested in setting up all three days.  Send text to 317-376-8654


All vendors are being vetted to make sure there are NO duplicate companies i.e. Paparazzi, Mary Kay, etc.   Once vetted, you will be sent a link to visit via email to pay your vendor fees. 


Civilian vendor fee - $45

Veterans with Military discount (verified ID) - $25 

1 table and 2 chairs are provided.  Set up 1 hour before.  Electricity is available.   Regular event vendors will receive 2 FREE tickets to our Gala on Thursday, November 7th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with special guest RTV6 Jefferson Award Winner Marine Veteran Don Hawkins.  Additional Gala tickets available at our website. 

Vendors!  Advertise your business in our EVENT PROGRAM!

Special Vendor rates for BC ads!
· Regular vendor fee $45 + $10/business card ad in event program = $55
· Veterans with Military discount (verified) - $25 + $10/business card ad in event program = $35.00
DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR ADDITIONAL EXPOSURE!


Larger ad sizes available in our program.  All inquiries go to Cissi Sherlock. Send text to 317-376-8654 or send email to operationopenup@gmail.com.  Showcase your logo banner just as you see here with an EVENT SPONSORSHIP!  Go BIG or stay at home!  Includes broadcast exposure on WITT 91.9 FM.  Talk to CISSI!

Click here to register for

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

Indianapolis Central Library

Our Collaborative PartnershipA collaborative partnership is when collectives work together in a joint intellectual endeavor that pools common interests, assets, and professional skills to achieve a broader goal for the benefit of the entire group and the overall project.

The DAK Foundation  Inc.

This event is brought to you by the Collaborative Partners of
The DAK Foundation Inc.

Including:

- The DAK Companies LLC dba DAKCo Resource Marketing  Solutions 
- The Broad Ripple High School Scholarship Foundation
- MACV - Mayor's Advisory Council for Veterans
- VSC - Veterans Support Council
- MKTG USA LLC
- Visibilitydotdot ~ Your Personal PR Professionals
- Operation OpenUP Community Outreach Services
- With support from WITT 91.9FM

Welcome to Dak's World

Indianapolis, Indiana November 6 - 8, 2019

Amvets Post99

2840 Lafayette Rd

Indianapolis, IN 

Veteran and Civilian Vendors wanted for WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019

Click SBA logo to fill out Vendor Registration FORM

Indianapolis, Indiana

November 6th and 8th, 2019