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Business Expo
Big Thicket Messenger - April 2007

The Liberty-Dayton Business Expo is scheduled for Wednesday, April 11 at the Liberty Center in downtown Liberty. The event is sponsored by the Liberty-Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and is the first Business Expo to be held by the organization.

Chamber Director Diane Huddleston, Chairman of the Business Expo Committee, states the goal of the Expo is to provide a showcase for small businesses.

The business community does not have the opportunity to tell their story often enough,” Huddleston said. “April 11 has been set aside to tell Dayton, Liberty and the surrounding communities about the businesses in our area and provide a venue for them to showcase the services they provide. Our plan and vision for the business expo is to bring owners and sellers together. The Chamber plans to do this by having quality exhibits representing a wide cross section of business. The beauty of this type of event is that all of these can be viewed in just minutes in one location, bringing us back to one of goals as a chamber, linking buyers and sellers together.”

Exhibitors will be located outside of the Liberty center in addition to the approximately 30 exhibitor booths located inside. Exhibitors will set up from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with the doors opening at 2:00 p.m.

Admittance is free and there will be give-ways and nice door prizes provided by the exhibitors and the Chamber. Tickets will be sold at the door for a modest fee for the drawings held throughout the day. While visiting each booth, visitors may view the door prizes and drop their tickets in the container by the prize they would like to win. Visitors do not have to be present to win.

Booth space is available for $200 for Chamber members and at the cost of $250 for non-members. The 8’x8’ booth will have full skirting and drapes with a table and two chairs provided. Business name sign is included. Electricity and additional chairs and tables may be ordered for an additional fee. Exhibitors are encouraged to decorate and have a theme for their booth and dress to fit that theme if they so desire.

Business expos are not just a great opportunity for networking, meeting potential new clients or drumming up business - it’s also a chance to have a good time as well.

It is not only important for the general public to attend this event, it is also important for the businesses to attend to see ‘what else is out there.’

For more information call the Liberty-Dayton Chamber of Commerce at (936) 336-5736 or Committee Chair Diane Huddleston at (936) 340-4742.













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