When 90% of the revenues that we use to provide services in Kent come from jobs in Kent you can probably understand why as the City Manager I am such a big fan of the annual Kent Business Expo. The Business Expo celebrates Kent businesses, giving them a well-deserved day in the spotlight to showcase the best and brightest Kentrepreneurs. We have a lot of remarkable business people in Kent and this is their day to show off a little. These are the good news business stories that don’t always get the media attention they deserve so the Chamber of Commerce plans this day as a way to highlight Kent business success stories and inspire others to act on their big business dreams. The Expo will be held THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 12 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Roosevelt High School Gym and Cafeteria. Don’t miss it!
This is a Chamber sponsored event so I’ll let the Chamber tell you what it’s all about:
The Kent Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Theodore Roosevelt High School Choir, is excited to announce our Business & Community Expo 2008 that will be held Saturday, April 12, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Roosevelt High School Gym and Cafeteria. This event is a great opportunity for you to garner exposure and showcase your business. Last year’s event was a great success, and this year should prove to be even better. The Chamber is collaborating efforts with the Roosevelt High School Choir, and both groups are very excited to work together to sponsor a fun-filled and busy day with businesses, families, and Kent’s talented students entertaining us.
Should you wish to exhibit at this event, please download a Expo booth/sponsorship application. Your participation ensures you will:
|Make contacts and sales|
|Gain prospects and customers|
|Discover valuable new resources|
|Learn from consumers|
|Enjoy food from local restaurants, raffle prizes, and entertainment!|
Special features of the Kent Business & Community Expo include: Free admission, business display tables in the Theodore Roosevelt High School Gymnasium, a “Taste of Kent” demonstration in the cafeteria where local restaurants will offer various samples of their cuisine, hand made crafts, and live entertainment will take place throughout the festivities in the TRHS Foyer. “We anticipate well over 100 business, food and craft booths at the spring expo,” says Dennis Missimi, current President of the Kent Area Chamber of Commerce, “This is an event for the entire family!” Everyone is encouraged to take part in person or through several sponsorship and advertising opportunities that are available.
For more information regarding the Kent Area Business and Community Expo, please contact the Kent Chamber’s Information Center at (330) 673-9855.