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Area Businesses to Participate in Chamber’s 9th Annual Business Expo

Wednesday November 03, 2010

Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce member businesses are reserving booth space for the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce's 9th Annual Business-to-Business Expo. The event will be held on Friday, November 12 at the Oak Ridge Civic Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The Expo is designed to stimulate sales so anyone - Chamber member or not - is encouraged to attend. This year, the event will include presentations from various community organizations.


Chuck Hope, Chairman of the Chamber's Board of Directors and owner of Chuck's Car Care said, "This will be my fifth year participating in the Business Expo. It has been very beneficial to my business to build awareness of my company out in the community - both from a business-to-business standpoint and in allowing other consumers to know about my business."


The booths will remain open during the lunch hour allowing attendees who wish to come by during their break time to do so. During the event, representatives of several business and community organizations will present brief updates. The schedule is as follows:


9:30 a.m. John Eschenberg of DOE
10:15 a.m. Alan Eubanks of the Oak Ridge Rowing Association
11:00 a.m. Jesse Smith of Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley
11:45 a.m. Mark Watson, City Manager of Oak Ridge
1:00 p.m. Kate Groover, of the Oak Ridge Revitalization Effort
1:45 p.m. Katy Brown of the Oak Ridge Convention and Visitors Bureau
2:30 p.m. Kathy Barber on behalf of the Oak Ridge Industrial Development Board
3:15 p.m. Mary Beth West of Mary Beth West Consulting on social media

According to Parker Hardy, President of the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce, "The Business Expo is one of many events the Chamber sponsors to encourage new business relationships. It is our largest networking event of the year and we're looking forward to a great day on the 12th. We're also pleased to offer the business community and the public the opportunity to find out what's going on in our community from several leaders of Oak Ridge organizations."


A few booth spaces are still available. Anyone interested in reserving a space should contact Lynn at the Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce at 483-1321 or lchristman@orcc.org.


Participants in this year's Expo are Advanced Mgmt. Inc., Akins Crisp Public Strategies, AT&T, B&W Y-12, Centennial Village, CH2MHILL, Chuck's Car Care Center, City of Oak Ridge, EnergySolutions, Enrichment FCU, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, ORNL FCU, ORUD, Suntrust Bank, WSI-OR, Y-12 FCU, Comfort Inn, Corporate Quarters, D&N Electric, Dixie Homecrafters, Eckert Chiropractic Center, Emory Valley Center, IntelliWest Corp., Image Matters, Inc., Knoxville News Sentinel, Methodist Medical Center, National Fitness Center, Oak Ridge Business Association, Oak Ridge Chiropractic, Oak Ridge Convention & Visitors Bureau, Oak Ridge Revitalization Effort, Office Furniture Outfitters, Park Vista Hotel, Pellissippi State Community College, Plant Concepts, Inc., Retenbach Constructors, Inc., Roane State Community College, Southern Safety Supply, Southland Remodelers, StaffSolutions, Temp Systems, Tennessee Career Center/ETHRA, TSBDC, and Turnkey Transportation.


The Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce is Four-Star Accredited Chamber of Commerce and the winner of the ACCE 2010 Chamber of the Year designation.


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