The Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Small Business Council will host their annual Chamber Business Expo on Tuesday, April 7, 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Southbury hotel at 1284 Strongtown Road in Southbury. The Expo is open to the public to meet with exhibitors to learn about their products and services.
“This is our largest annual networking event and in 2014 we had over 500 attendees,” stated Courtney Ligi, Waterbury Regional Chamber Special Events Director. One of the largest chambers in Connecticut, the Waterbury Regional Chamber represents over 1,100 businesses in the Greater Waterbury region that includes Beacon Falls, Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Naugatuck, Oakville, Oxford, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, and Woodbury.
The 2015 Expo will feature 70+ exhibitors, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, raffle prizes, and the event’s popular “Business Scavenger Hunt” the entire evening. The event is being sponsored by SBDC – Small Business Development Centers Connecticut and Comcast Business Class, plus Crowne Plaza Southbury. Media sponsors are Republican-American and WATR 1320-AM. Small business sponsors are Barker Specialty Company and Webster Bank; Hunters Chase of Litchfield; People's United Bank; Savings Bank of Danbury; Security First Insurance; and Secor, Cassidy & McPartland, PC.
WATR Radio 1320 AM will broadcast live throughout the evening from the Expo floor. Expo exhibitors will be from throughout the Greater Waterbury region and will include accountants, advertising agencies, audio/visual producers, bankers, beauty salons, consultants, dentists, educators, entertainment providers, florists, home remodelers, hospitality and insurance professionals, IT professionals, health care service providers, manufacturers, media/TV companies, printers, retailers, area restaurants, social media specialists and many more.
The April 7th Expo’s “Business Scavenger Hunt” will allow attendees to search for answers about participating exhibitors’ products and services. Scavenger Hunt winners will win prizes ranging from gift baskets to gift cards. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served throughout the night and raffles will be drawn at 6:45 PM at participating expo exhibitor’s tables with public announcement of all the raffle prize winners made to expo attendees and exhibitors at 7:00 PM. All expo attendees will also be eligible to win raffle and door prizes throughout the night’s event.
Admission is $10/person for Chamber and non-Chamber members. To learn more, visit the Waterbury Regional Chamber website at www.waterburychamber.com.