Chamber to hold Business and Community Expo

  • Thursday, September 5, 2013

The Chamber will be hosting a Business and Community Expo to give the people of North Augusta the opportunity to have food, fun and network with more than 50 companies.

The event, planned for Thursday, Sept. 12, will begin at 1 p.m. and last until 7 p.m., with multiple activities throughout the day, including Speed Networking, Cocktails and Connections and the presentation of Small Business Person of the Year. The event will be held at the North Augusta Community Center at 495 Brookside Ave.

The expo is made to be family friendly, free and open to the public, said Jessica Hanson, director of member services, who has high hopes for the event.

“It’s always something that is looked forward to in the community,” Hanson said. “It’s a chance for businesses who are members of the Chamber to show what they do and talk and meet people in the public.”

Hanson wanted to make the event more open to the community, whether they were a business person or not.

“We want to draw more people in,” Hanson said. “We’re trying to let people know it’s all about North Augusta, and they should come out and see what all the local businesses have to offer.”

From 5 to 7 p.m., a Cocktails and Connections and a Taste of the Town will be a portion of the expo.

“Cocktails and Connections will give people the chance to network with business professionals in North Augusta in a calm environment,” Hanson said. “The Taste of the Town is an opportunity for the food industry members in the community to showcase their signature dishes and offer some of their new dishes “

Another aspect Hanson has added is Play North Augusta outside in the back lawn. Premier Martial Arts, the Riverview Park Activities Center and Anytime Fitness will have different activities available.

“This will definitely get people, especially kids after school, to come out and see what they are about. It’s a good networking opportunity, and it’s free to the public,” Hanson said. “If you aren’t a business professional, you can still come out and network and see what is offered. I think it is always important for us to support local business.

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