The Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce’s signature event, the 2012 Business Expo, will be held Monday, March 5th at the Davidson College Belk Arena from 10 am until 5 pm. The Expo is presented by Lake Norman Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Gold Sponsors include Lake Norman Magazine and MI Connection. Silver Sponsors are The Herald Weekly, M&M Graphics, and Carolinas Healthcare System. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
To encourage public participation, Best Buy in Mooresville has donated a 42″ Insignia – Plasma Flat screen television. Guests will be encouraged to visit at least twenty-five percent of the exhibitors, getting cards initialed from the exhibitors, and then turning in the cards at the registration table. A $1 donation will be solicited for the Chamber’s Junior Leadership Lake Norman program – a nine month program the chamber conducts for high school juniors.
More than 2,000 people are expected to attend with approximately 135 businesses and 25 non-profits exhibited in what has become the Charlotte region’s largest business trade show. Lunch will be provided by three Lake Norman restaurants: Alton’s Kitchen and Cocktails, Fox and the Hound Birkdale, and the Honey Baked Ham Company & Café will serve meals for $8 including beverage. Tickets can be purchased at the Expo or in advance at the Chamber. The restaurant menu can be found at www.lakenormanexpo.com.
Special event activities will take place throughout the day including dance exhibitions by the Havana Banquet and Ballroom and a Business Fashion Show coordinated by Bruna Oliveira of The Olive Branch in Cornelius. A highlight of the fashion show is participation by area elected officials and business leaders. The Carolina Raptor Center will also be present with Birds of Prey and area arts and cultural facilities.
Bill Russell, president of the Lake Norman Chamber said, “The Business Expo, now in its eleventh year, is an excellent opportunity for local businesses and non-profits to showcase their products, services, and organizations to the community. It has also become a tremendous networking opportunity as we re-establish old friendships and create new relationships.”
For a complete listing of sponsors and exhibitors, directions, and other information see the Expo website at www.LakeNormanExpo.com or call the Chamber for more information at 704-892-1922.
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