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2016 EXPO invites ventors to join in the fun

Posted: Friday, January 15, 2016

Vendors desiring to showcase their businesses are invited to join the 2016 Huntington County EXPO. The EXPO will take place Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Huntington University Merillat Physical Education and Recreation Center Fieldhouse.

Entertainment, a food court, many door prize drawings, and live demonstrations 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 giveaway drawings will also be held. Along with the Chamber of Commerce, Parkview Huntington Hospital is a sponsor.

The EXPO will open early on Saturday morning at 9 a.m. There is no charge to enter the EXPO. Transportation will be provided with golf carts bringing visitors to the EXPO from areas surrounding the Merillat complex.

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 throughout the day. 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. No helium balloons are permitted.

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 $225; two booths, $375 and three booths, $525. Non-members can exhibit for $325 for one booth; two booths, $575 and three booths, $725. Those submitting their exhibitor’s application by Friday, February 26 will receive at $50 discount. The final deadline to submit the exhibitor’s application is Friday, March 11.

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 each. 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 click here.