HAMLET — From a winery to a science museum, from tires to electricity, a variety of local services will be displayed at the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo on Tuesday, April 26.
Several types of food and beverage vendors will be available as well. The event will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Richmond Community College’s Cole Auditorium.
The expo, which is open to the public, will feature products and services from more than 40 local businesses and organizations.
“Visitors will find a welcoming environment where they can learn about the latest offerings in their local market while making valuable connections with current and prospective vendors,” chamber spokesman Seth Allen said in a release.
There will be door prizes, food and beverage tastings and a lot of giveaways.
The event is open to the public, but chamber officials ask that attendees give a monetary donation at the door to raise money for Relay for Life. The donations will be accepted by Richmond Community College’s Student Government Association.
“Our expo is a way to show off our members to the community,” said Richmond County Chamber President Emily Tucker. “We have a variety of member businesses joining the expo this year, from all different areas of industry and business.”
In addition to learning about the latest products and services in the community, guests will also have access to “Expert Alley” where they can speak one-on-one with officials from local and state agencies.
“This is a unique opportunity to get your specific business questions answered,” said Deborah Hardison, director of the Small Business Center at Richmond Community College. “Experts will be represented from the following fields: legal issues, the Small Business Administration, Department of Revenue, the IRS and SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) — expert business mentors.”
For more information on the Business Expo, contact Seth Allen at 910-895-9058 or [email protected]