Chamber of Commerce to hold annual Business Expo Saturday


Chamber of Commerce to hold annual Business Expo Saturday

The Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce will hold its eighth annual Business Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Hill High School.

The Spring Hill Chamber of Commerce will hold its eighth annual Business Expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Spring Hill High School. Linda Harrison, 2014 chamber chairperson, said that approximately 100 area businesses will participate, including non-profit organizations.

“The goal of this event is to connect Spring Hillians to our local businesses,†Harrison said. “People come to our expo to see what’s here, get giveaways from the booths, and maybe win a door prize. But usually they also have the seed of an idea in their heads about what goods and services might be available to them. It works well for both parties because the visitors leave with a bag of resources and contact information, and the owners gain new customers.â€

Visitors to Saturday’s expo will be entered to win door prizes. Six people will receive a $100 gift certificate to be used at a chamber business of their choice.

“The flexible door prizes are a stroke of genius by the chamber,†Harrison said. “You can use them to dine out, to get new tires, or to do anything you can think of at a Spring Hill business. We love encouraging local shopping.â€

The chamber’s first business expo was in 2007, when Harrison was a newcomer to Spring Hill looking to grow her business as a beauty consultant with Mary Kay. Although she had never used chamber networking events while selling with Mary Kay for many years in Philadelphia, she thought the Spring Hill expo sounded like a good way to connect with neighbors and other businesses. Eight years later she is the chamber’s chairperson and a strong believer in its power to boost business.

“The expo and other chamber events are phenomenal at connecting people to businesses,†Harrison said. “People like to do business with someone they already know, and we do all we can to bring about those connections.â€

Harrison encouraged everyone to bring their children to Saturday’s event.

“We will have inflatables inside the air conditioned auxiliary gym,†she said. “It will be cool inside, and fun for kids. So hot weather is no excuse for not coming out to meet and get to know the owners of our local businesses.â€

Staff writer Greg Jinkerson covers Spring Hill for BrentWord Communications. Contact him at greg@springhillhomepage.com or follow him on Twitter @JinkersonGreg.

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