Busi­ness expo slated at blkins Park school

Times Chronicle - - POLICEREPORTS - By Jar­reau Free­man

jfree­man ]mont­gomerynews.com

Hal­loween is not just for kids. Pro­fes­sion­als can en­joy it too.

The bastern jont­gomery County Cham­ber of Com­merce is host­ing its 11th an­nual Busi­ness bxpo Oct. 25 at Salus rniver­sity. This year’s Hal­loween theme is expected to make the event “spook-tac­u­lar.”

The expo will fea­ture more than 75 ex­hibitors in­clud­ing Abing­ton Health Sys­tem, Car-Tel Com­mu­ni­ca­tions, Clip­per jagazine, Hunt­ing­don sal­ley Bank, Tem­ple rniver­sity Ambler, Dave C Buster’s Ply­mouth jeet­ing and more.

This is the largest busi­ness to busi­ness trade show in the area, said bx­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of bjCCC tendy hlinghof­fer.

So, how did bjCCC’s trade show be­come so pop­u­lar?

hlinghof­fer said ini­tially bjCCC held res­tau­rant tast­ings, but since many of the cham­ber mem­bers are not restau­rants, the cham­ber de­cided to host a trade show so that all its mem­bers could par­tic­i­pate.

“The expo gives lo­cal busi­nesses the op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote them­selves,” she said. “xBusi­ness rep­re­sen­ta­tivesz can talk with the event at­ten­dees and hope­fully start to de­velop pro­fes­sional re­la­tion­ships.”

ff a busi­ness needs a spe­cific ser­vice, the expo gives it the op­por­tu­nity to learn about dif­fer­ent busi­nesses and the ser­vices they pro­vide from com­pany rep­re­sen­ta­tives, hlinghof­fer said.

This event caters to adults 21 years old or older and will of­fer guests treats along with net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

There will be food, wine and spir­its tast­ings, in ad­di­tion to raf­fle prizes.

At­ten­dees can en­ter to win din­ner for six at Bone Fish drill, tick­ets to a Phillies game or a golf four-some, hlinghof­fer said.

“All peo­ple have to do is put their busi­ness cards in a bowl and see if their card is cho­sen,” she said.

Also, for guests who show their busi­ness cards at the door, ad­mis­sion is free.

How­ever, for those who might have left cards at the of­fice or don’t have cards, ad­mis­sion into the expo is A5.

Ap­prox­i­mat­ley 400 to 600 guests are expected to at­tend and there will be 50 to 100 vol­un­teers, hlinghof­fer said.

“The vol­un­teers help put this to­gether,” she said. “They as­sist our ex­hibitors and make sure it is a first-class event.”

The expo will be held in the Hafter Cen­ter on the univer­sity’s cam­pus, which is lo­cated at 8360 Old vork ooad, blkins Park, from 4 to 7 p.m.

“Our mem­bers look for­ward to this event ev­ery year,” hlinghof­fer said. “ft gives them the op­por­tu­nity to get in front of per­spec­tive clients and gain ad­di­tional ex­po­sure and busi­ness.”

To learn more about the bjCCC busi­ness expo visit www.emccc.org.

Mont­gomery Me­dia staff photo / SCOTT RO­MAN

Ar­ca­dia Pres­i­dent Tobey Ox­holm vis­its with Glen­side Fire Com­pany per­son­nel Oct. 1.

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