Broken Arrow’s Home & Business Expo September 20

The Annual Expo, held in August for the past several years, has been renamed, revamped, rescheduled and relocated.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2008

Kathy Reynolds, vice president of programs for the Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce, looks forward to seeing Broken Arrow residents at the September 20th Home & Business Expo.

The Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce and area businesses and merchants are banking on the weather being a bit cooler the latter part of September than it historically is the month of August. The Annual Expo, held in August for the past several years, has been renamed, revamped, rescheduled and relocated. The new event will be known as the Home & Business Expo and will be featured at Nienhuis Park in Broken Arrow on Saturday, September 20, 2008.

Revising the event should increase appeal to exhibitors and residents alike by spotlighting a broader range of products and services for businesses and the public. Nienhuis Park, new location for the Home & Business Expo, is located north of Kenosha on Lynn Lane and has lots of easily accessible parking. Outdoor-living products will be added to the show, and there will be both indoor and outdoor exhibits. There is still plenty of time for manufacturers and vendors to make arrangements for booths, with 80 indoor booth spaces and several outdoor exhibits available.

Kathy Reynolds, vice president of programs for the Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce, hopes to have a good variety of exhibitors with products and services that appeal to both businesses and area residents. “Some of the products you might expect to see include home and garden related products, children’s outdoor play equipment, indoor and outdoor fireplace kits, patio design concepts and products, ponds, landscaping products, and much, much more,” says Reynolds. An award will be presented for the Home & Business Expo’s Most Creative Exhibit.

Steve Moeller serves as the Expo’s committee chairman for the 2008 event. As most residents of Broken Arrow are aware, we have two basic types of residents – those who live and work in Broken Arrow, and those who live in Broken Arrow and work in Tulsa or elsewhere. Moeller’s goal is to get both groups to do their shopping in Broken Arrow. “With the tremendous growth explosion in Broken Arrow, there is really no reason for our residents to go out of town to shop for most products or to eat, and that reality is improving daily with the many new businesses locating in our community,” says Reynolds.

The Home & Business Expo will put a focus on all the products, services, and manufacturing available in our own backyard and encourage residents to “stay home” when looking for these products and services.

This will be a fun outing for the entire family. A Jupiter Jump will be on location for youngsters, and food vendors will be on hand with a variety of appealing selections.

The Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce hopes Broken Arrow and its neighbors will embrace the newly designed Expo with open arms and come to Nienhuis Park to join in the fun.

Many of the event’s exhibitors will feature giveaways and drawings for their products and services throughout the day. Some products will also be sold on site.

Any way you cut it, the 2008 Home & Business Expo is going to offer fun for your whole family, plus provide a lot of information to businesses and homeowners. “We hope residents mark their calendars now and plan on visiting the many local businesses who will be exhibiting at this fun indoor/outdoor event on September 20,” says Reynolds. Hours for the Expo are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, contact

Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce

(918) 251-1518


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