The Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce is looking for local businesses to participate in its first annual Business Expo.
The expo will run from 4 to 7 p.m. March 14 at Blair Road United Methodist Church, 9135 Blair Road, in Mint Hill. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Organizers hope to have at least 30 businesses serve as exhibitors. The event is just one exciting change the community can expect from the organization in 2013, Sandy Barnett, executive administrator for the chamber, said. Logo and website redesigns are also in the works, she said.
The Matthews Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Greater Matthews Business Expo March 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Carmel Baptist Church in Matthews.
The idea for the Mint Hill expo came out of chamber board meetings where leaders discussed the chamber’s purpose and effectiveness in the business community, Boyd Davis, treasurer of the chamber and event organizer, said. With the slogan “Grow at the Expo!” Boyd said organizers hope the event will be an ideal place for local businesses to network.
“The chamber board came together and really focused on helping businesses. We asked “What events are we really doing to help promote businesses?” he said. “The goal here is to make this an event where businesses can network, do business to business deals and generate referrals. Hopefully it helps the businesses.”
For the public, the event will display just some of what Mint Hill has to offer, Boyd said.
“By making it open to public that’s another avenue to create revenue for these businesses,” he said. “Some businesses don’t have brick and mortar and some do and I think (the expo) will cater to both.”
Exhibitor fees are $30 for Mint Hill chamber members and $55 for nonmembers. One title sponsorship spot is available for $500 and area sponsors are $250.
All exhibitors will be able to attend a free workshop prior to the expo hosted by RelyLocal marketing professionals. The workshops will help participating companies get the most out of the expo. The deadline to become an expo sponsor or exhibitor is Feb. 28.
To reserve a booth space or become a sponsor, call the chamber office at 704-573-8282.
Want to go?
Local businesses have until Feb. 28 to reserve a space at the first annual Mint Hill Chamber of Commerce Business Expo planned for March 14 at Blair Road United Methodist Church.
For more information or to register, call 704-573-8282.