Trade show sees over 90 ex­hibitors and thou­sands of pa­trons over week­end

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An­other year, an­other im­pres­sive suc­cess for the Moose Jaw Busi­ness Expo. The 2018 ver­sion of the an­nual trade show took place at the Moose Jaw Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre this past week­end and fea­tured over 90 ven­dors with dis­plays of­fer­ing in­for­ma­tion and in many cases the very prod­ucts they of­fer, and in as wide a range as one could imag­ine. “That’s one of the things that was in­ter­est­ing this year, there were a lot of dif­fer­ent prod­ucts and all sorts of new ven­dors with new things to of­fer,” said Chamber of Com­merce CEO Rob Clark. “There was def­i­nitely a lot for peo­ple to see.” Clark es­ti­mated that the num­ber of pa­trons through the three days out­stripped last year’s num­bers, mean­ing that once again thou­sands of folks flowed through the Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre’s doors for the event. That means the three char­i­ties the Expo sup­ports – the Chamber of Com­merce, Moose Jaw Kins­men and Moose Jaw Ex­hi­bi­tion Com­pany -- will be see­ing a nice in­flux of funds in the near fu­ture. “Sup­port­ing those char­i­ties is a re­ally big part of this,” said Clark. “The three groups all worked to­gether so well through the week­end and it was great to see that kind of sup­port.” One of the high­lights of the show was the Saskatchewan Rush mon­ster truck that was on hand to of­fer rides to fans through­out the week­end. They reached their ex­pected num­ber of rid­ers on Satur­day af­ter­noon. “So they were pretty happy with it,” Clark said. “We had a lot of kids and par­ents who thought that was pretty cool, so we’ll be look­ing at hav­ing them back next year.” The show’s for­mat has be­come pretty much set over the years, and next year’s event will likely re­main largely the same – bar­ring ma­jor changes. “It’s like the old say­ing goes, we’ll do the same thing as last year only com­pletely dif­fer­ent,” Clark said. “So you never know what might hap­pen, but we’re re­ally happy with how things went this year, for sure.”

Randy Palmer Moose Jaw Ex­press

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