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2014 EXPO invites vendors to join the fun

Posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Vendors desiring to showcase their businesses are invited to join the 2014 Huntington County EXPO. The EXPO will take place Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 23, Noon to 4 p.m. at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Center fieldhouse.

Entertainment, a food court, many prize drawings, live demonstrations and a home and garden aspect are planned by a committee of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce to complement the large display of businesses and their products and services. Grand prize drawings will also be held.

The EXPO will open early on Saturday morning at 8:30 a.m. for the Huntington Kiwanis pancake, sausage and bacon breakfast. Beverages are also on the menu. There is no charge to enter the EXPO and breakfast is $1 served until 10:30 a.m. Transportation will be provided by Boy Scout Troup 130 with golf carts bringing visitors to the EXPO from areas surrounding the Merillat complex.

Six special vendors will provide a variety of items to sample at the food court where tables and chairs will be available to eat and enjoy the entertainment from the EXPO stage. Entertainment and presentations will be provided from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday. A big screen television will be set up in a designated area for ballgame viewing and the Joy Pleaser Clowns will provide balloon fun for children.

Businesses and individuals who have a booth at the EXPO exhibit their wares and services to around 6,000 to 8,000 people who attend each year, according to Chamber records. The cost to Chamber members for one booth is $275; two booths, $475 and three booths, $675. Non-members can exhibit for $375 for one booth; two booths, $675 and three booths, $875. Those submitting their exhibitor’s application by February 14 will receive at $50 discount. The final deadline to submit the exhibitor’s application is Friday, March 7.

The booth price includes a 10 foot by 8 foot booth space with a black and white backdrop and side curtains. Additionally, one 8 foot table will be provided with a white cover and red skirting and one pair of chairs. Your company identification sign and promotion prior to and during the EXPO is also part of the booth price. Additional skirted tables are $42 each and two additional chairs are $7.50. Electricity is optional and can be ordered for $25 per booth.

For more information or to receive an exhibitor’s application, contact the Chamber at (260) 356-5300, visit the office at 305 Warren Street or the website at www.huntington-chamber.com and click on the EXPO ad at the right side of the main page.