The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) will hold its annual Business Expo presented by FNBC this Wednesday. The event will be held in the gymnasium at the Batesville Community Center, 1420 20th St., and is free to the public.
“We are hosting a record number of vendors this year — 103 to be exact,” says Shelly Hendrix membership director for the chamber. “We have had so many new vendors register this year that we have to add booth space to accommodate this growing event.”
Hendrix (pictured) dropped by the Arkansas 103.3 KWOZ/Centennial Bank studios this morning to discuss the big event. Listen to her conversation with Gary B. below.
Free promotional items, food samples, and beverages will be distributed by vendors throughout the day. Visiting booths will also increase a visitor’s chances of winning door prizes and give-a-ways. The Business to Business Trade Show, which is open to chamber members only, will take place from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A Taste of the Chamber featuring local cuisine served by chamber members and will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Business Expo will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“The expo continues to be a community tradition and the best way for our businesses to showcase products and services offered,” says Hendrix. “The chamber invests a lot of time coordinating this event for member promotion and satisfaction and we are just so fortunate to have one of the best-attended tradeshows in the region.”
The expo is sponsored by FNBC, Peco Foods, White River Health System, Merchants & Planters Bank, City of Batesville, Intimidator, and Sonic.