Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development invites the public to attend their 15th Annual Business Expo on Thursday, March 19, from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Booth space is sold out once again, meaning that over 100 local businesses and non-profit organizations will be exhibiting. A special ribbon cutting with local officials, Miss Ohio and the Richland County Sheriff’s Office Color Guard will be held at 9:45 AM to open the event.
This year the event will have a “Get in the Game” theme. Admission and parking is free, and the Business Expo is open to the general public. Individual booths will be offering prizes, samples and giveaways. The Chamber will also be holding prize drawings including a Landoll’s Mohican Castle overnight stay. A canned food drive is also being held and every attendee who brings a can will receive an entry into a special prize drawing.
“The Expo is always a great opportunity for the public to interact with local businesses. I am excited for the public to see how businesses incorporate the “Get in the Game” sports theme into their booth, such as a flying drone game and great tailgating food samples. Attendees are invited to wear their favorite sports themed shirt.” says Chamber Events Manager, Lisa Duckworth. She adds “We encourage the public to stop by, even if it’s on a lunch break – there will be something for everyone. To add to the excitement, local high school sports celebrities will be on hand at 2:00 PM to interact with the public and the Humane Society will be bringing adorable adoptable pets”.
Twenty-five local businesses are sponsoring the Expo including DRM Productions, Directions Credit Union, Hamilton Insurance Group, and University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center. A complete list of sponsors, a prize entry ticket, and other important information can be found on the Chambers website, www.RichlandAreaChamber.com.
The Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development is the largest regional business advocacy organization with over 1,000 members in the Mid-Ohio area.