MANSFIELD — The Richland Area Chamber will have its 14th annual Business Expo on Thursday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Booth space is sold out once again, with more than 100 local businesses and non-profit organizations exhibiting. A special ribbon cutting with local officials will be held at 10:45 a.m. on March 21 to open the event.
This year the event will have a 1970s theme. Admission and parking is free, and the Business Expo is open to the general public. Individual booths will be offering prizes, samples and giveaways. The Richland area Chamber also be having prize drawings. A canned food drive is also being held and every visitor who brings a can will receive an entry into a special prize drawing.
“The Expo is a great opportunity for the public to interact with local businesses,” said chamber events coordinator Lisa Duckworth “The 1970s theme is adding even more excitement to the Expo this year. We have a lot of great prizes. We encourage the public to stop by. Even if it’s on a lunch break, there will be something for everyone.”
Twenty-eight local businesses are sponsoring the Expo including ES Consulting, Graham Automall, Hamilton Insurance Group and Lind Media Company. A complete list of sponsors, a prize entry ticket, and other important information can be found on the Chambers website, www.RichlandAreaChamber.com.
The Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development is the largest regional business advocacy organization in the mi-Ohio area, with over 1,000 members.