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EXPO a success for community, local businesses

Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Huntington County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the businesses that participated in this year’s Huntington County EXPO. We hope you made many contacts and are hopeful you plan to join the EXPO again in 2018. The Chamber would also like to thank our many volunteers that helped with the EXPO this year; the EXPO had more than twenty volunteers offering their assistance. Thanks to all who attended and enjoyed the large array of displays by area businesses.

The Chamber especially thanks Juli Johnson and Parkview Huntington Hospital for being the co-sponsor for EXPO 2016. We also want to thank our committee including Jim Scheiber, Edward Jones & Company, Scott Trauner, Huntington County TAB and Sonya Foraker, Parkview Huntington Hospital, for chairing this year’s event; Bob Zahm and Huntington Heating and Cooling for setting up all the electrical needs. Thank you to our steering committee for your help in organizing this year’s EXPO which consists of Paula Kimmel, publicity; Chad Daugherty and Rich Hertel, Huntington County Community School Corporation, stage; Justin Davidson, Orion Solutions, the use of his sound system; Samantha Garcia for operating the sound system during the EXPO; Terry Miller, Real Living Ness Bros. and Boy Scout Troop 130 for their help with the golf carts and ushering individuals to and from their vehicles; Andy Zay, Zay Leasing and Rental for the use of a box truck for delivery to and from the EXPO, and Steve Petry, W.A. Zimmer, for laying down the wooden sidewalk for exhibitors to use during setup of booths.

Thanks to our sponsors and those who provided gifts, grand prizes and drawings. The EXPO stage entertainment was made possible by Beacon Credit Union, the big screen TV (so everyone could keep tabs on March Madness) was provided by Aaron’s Rent to Own.

Shown in the photo above is Scott Atkinson, Edward Jones & Company, as he presents the EXPO grand prize of $500 to Kari Goble. Winners of the gift baskets include: Pat McVoy, Stacia Lewis, Beatrice Storie, Heather Hiple, Shawn Putt, Michelle Bostic, Josephine Clore and Lisa Martin.