By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2010
Kathy Reynolds, vice president of programs, and Wes Smithwick, Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce president, are busy preparing for the Home & Business Expo 2010.
The Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Home & Business Expo, and 2010 marks its 18th year. The Expo is designed to showcase area businesses, their products and services, and the people behind the success of doing business in Broken Arrow. The event will take place in the lovely setting at Nienhuis Park, located north of Kenosha (71st Street) on Lynn Lane. The address is 3201 N. 9th St., Broken Arrow, and the date is set for Saturday, August 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Expo is a great opportunity to meet local merchants in one setting, get a first-hand introduction to their businesses, and receive information about the products and services they offer. You might even have the opportunity to reconnect with individuals or businesses whom you did business with in the past, but somehow lost contact. It’s the perfect opportunity to network and generate new leads, whether you are an exhibitor this year or just attending the event to see what it’s all about. You’ll gather insight on just about anything you can imagine, including indoor and outdoor products and services, schools, food, cosmetics, gifts, alarm systems, health, recreation, financial organizations, construction, legal services, insurance, City of Broken Arrow departments, charity organizations, and much more.
Many residents have lived in Broken Arrow for years and still have no idea of its ever-expanding business community, its products, and its available services. One exhibitor has had a booth at the Expo every year since moving to Broken Arrow. “This is the main reason I’m still in business today,” she says. “I’ve continued doing business with many of the people I met at my first Expo seven years ago.”
Admission to the Home & Business Expo is free to the public, and it’s a great way to show your support to the Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce and the many businesses that call Broken Arrow home. There will be exhibits both indoors and outdoors.
The Tulsa Technology Center Broken Arrow Campus is Expo’s 2010 Presenting Sponsor. Gold Sponsors include Floral Haven Funeral Home, KTSO 94.1 The Sound, The Edge Z104.5, and the Broken Arrow Ledger. Some of the exhibitors you will have the opportunity to visit include Allegra Print & Imaging, Back to Health Wellness Center, Broken Arrow Family Drug, Broken Arrow Seniors, J&E Construction, Scentsy Wickless Candles, Smith Boys Carpet Services, AXA Financial Advisors, NSA/Juice Plus, Keepsake Kaleidoscopes, Goodwill Industries of Tulsa, Rural Water District #4, and many more.
There will be drawings throughout the day for prizes that will be awarded to some of the lucky attendees. Many exhibitors will have daily or scheduled drawings for related products or services. Winners will be determined by individual drawings at each participating booth. Be sure to register with as many exhibitors as you can when you attend the show. It’s scheduled to be an enjoyable, entertaining, and educational outing.
Let’s have a strong showing for our Broken Arrow business community by attending the Home & Business Expo. Doors will open to the public at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 21 at Nienhuis Park.
For more information, contact
Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce
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.