Business expo slated at blkins Park school
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.
Arcadia President Tobey Oxholm visits with Glenside Fire Company personnel Oct. 1.