By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2010
Kathy Reynolds of the Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce and Teri Hiatt of Pampered Chef look forward to Broken Arrow’s Home & Business Expo 2010, scheduled for Saturday, August 21 at Nienhuis Park.
If you’re looking for a super way to spotlight your business, products and services, the Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to the 2010 Home & Business Expo. “Both indoor and outdoor exhibit spaces are still available,” said Kathy Reynolds, vice president of programs for the Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce. “But you need to reserve your space soon. Space is limited, and we are already close to filling all available booth spaces.”
This year marks the 18th edition of the Expo, an event designed to spotlight area businesses and the people behind their success, the backbone of area commerce. The setting for the Saturday, August 21 event will again be the attractive Nienhuis Park, conveniently located just north of Kenosha on Lynn Lane at 3201 N. 9th St.
Teri Hiatt, advanced director for Pampered Chef, has been an exhibitor at Expo since moving to Broken Arrow. “Expo is the main reason I’m still in business today,” said Teri. “I’ve continued doing business with many of the people I met at my first event seven years ago.”
Hiatt is enthusiastic about the Broken Arrow Area Chamber and the value of its annual Home & Business Expo. She believes it is a great opportunity for businesses to promote their products and tell their stories to other businesses and consumers. And where else are you going to get all these quality businesses together at the same time in one setting? “The business people who exhibit, plus the consumers who attend the show, are really quality people,” Hiatt added.
Expo is a great opportunity for you to be right in the center of the action representing your business. It is an excellent place to generate new leads, as well as reconnect with those you have done business with in the past. In short, Expo provides the perfect opportunity to network and promote your business.
The presenting sponsor for the 2010 Expo is Tulsa Technology Center. Gold sponsors include Floral Haven Funeral Home, KTSO 94.1 The Sound, and the Broken Arrow Ledger.
Some of the exhibitors you will meet at this year’s event include Curves, The Gift Garden, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Communication Federal Credit Union, Tulsa Teachers Credit Union, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Rib Crib, Indian Springs Animal Hospital, Pampered Chef, Bliss Maid Services, Counter Top Solutions, Advance Alarms, Broken Arrow Police Department, Shiloh’s Restaurant, Windstream Communications, On The Corner, and many, many more.
Hours for the event are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Broken Arrow Area Chamber does all the planning, promotion and advertising for you; all you have to do is reserve your booth space, set up and enjoy the rewards. Booth spaces are available to Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce members and to non-members. Contact the chamber for complete details. Go online to download your application at www.brokenarrowchamber.com. Do it today, exhibit spaces are going fast!
Blankenship graduated from the University of Oklahoma and has enjoyed a lifetime career in advertising. He started his own advertising business in 1993 and enjoys creating graphic art and writing. Hobbies include hunting, fishing and pencil drawings. Duane and his wife, Janice, have been married over 50 years and are active in their church and community. He has been a contributing writer for Value News/Values Magazine since 2005.