MANSFIELD, OH - The Richland Area Chamber of Commerce held their 12thAnnual Business Expo on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 at the Richland County Fairgrounds.
The event was kicked off with a special ribbon cutting. This was the largest Chamber Expo ever, with over 100 local businesses and non-profit organizations exhibiting.
This year's event featured a baseball theme. Individual booths offered prizes, samples, and giveaways. The Chamber also held prize drawings throughout the day.
A canned food drive was held and every attendee who brought a can received an entry into a special prize drawing.
The Expo is a great way for consumers to interact with businesses and learn more about what they offer. “This is a huge event for the community, and it continues to grow each year. We sold out of booth space in February,” said Chamber President, Jodie A. Perry.
She also expects to see many familiar faces back next year. She stated, "Probably about 75% of them (vendors) return every year."
Twenty-seven local businesses sponsored the Expo including presenting sponsors Affordable Lawn Services & Snowplowing, Graham Automall, Hamilton Insurance Group, and Kloud9 IT, Inc. A complete list of sponsors and other important information can be found on the Chambers website,www.RichlandAreaChamber.com.