Friday October 02, 2009
Event to be Held November 12
The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce's Business Expo will be held on Thursday, November 12 at the Oak Ridge Civic Center from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public.
The time has been changed this year to allow both businesses and consumers to attend. A special invitation will be going out to new residents.
Mike Belbeck, President and CAO of Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge and the chair of the Chamber's Housing and Population Growth area commented, "Inviting the new residents to this event allows them to connect with the Chamber member businesses that provide the products and services they need. It's a unique opportunity for both the new residents and Chamber member businesses."
"We are glad to be hosting the Expo at the Civic Center once again," said Leslie England, Director of Customer Service/Marketing at Oak Ridge Utility District and the chair of the Chamber's Organizational Value area. "The Civic Center is centrally located and we anticipate a lot of members and visitors taking advantage of the networking opportunity this event offers."
"I am also excited to see the event expand beyond a business networking event to allow new residents to see what their community has to offer. It's a great way to combine two very important aspects of the Oak Ridge Chamber."
Parker Hardy, President of the Chamber said, "We are pleased to offer this Business Expo to the community. This is the 8th year of this event and we're evolving to meet the needs of more of our community. We're especially happy to invite our new residents to come find out what makes Oak Ridge such a great place to live."
The show will take place from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. and the exhibit hall will remain open for the entire show. Exhibitors will have trade show-quality exhibit booths with "pipe and drape" booth features. According to Greta Ownby, Executive Vice President of the Chamber, "By partnering with Chamber-member All Occasions Party Rentals we will be able to offer our members quality exhibit space with the amenities they desire in order to showcase their products and services to Expo attendees."
For more information about the Expo or to register to exhibit, contact the Chamber at 483-1321. Exhibit registration forms are available on the Chamber's website at www.oakridgechamber.org.
The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce is Four-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce and a 2008 ACCE Chamber of the Year finalist.