Knightdale Chamber 2017 Business Expo: New Location, New Offerings

Knightdale Chamber of Commerce Business Expo logo.
Knightdale Chamber of Commerce Business Expo logo.

The Knightdale Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is scheduled for June 15, 2017. This year’s Business Expo location is the The Life Enrichment Center, 3805 Tarheel Club Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Expo is open to the public 1-6pm, and all ages are welcome. Walk through to meet local businesses, watch product demonstrations, pick up goodies and information, learn about area education opportunities, enter contests, and meet others.

Visit the exhibit area for demonstrations, take photos with area Mascot, and enjoy samples from local food businesses. There is something for everyone, including families and the kids, at the Business Expo.

In addition to the new location, this year’s Expo includes a new raffle offering, an opportunity to share experiences, and an exhibitors-only luncheon before the Expo.

Free Seminars

Seminars are open to anyone in attendance and are provided at no cost. Learn about business resources and topics including:

  • Building Your Business, Sustaining Your Wealth
  • Simple Steps to Reducing Toxic Chemicals — From Your Life & Work
  • Do You Need a LIFT?

Raffles and Goodies

Exhibitors may provide a variety of candy, pens, pamphlets, and other goodies. Stop by to talk with them and pick up material.

As part of the unique “Passport to Connections” Raffle, attendees will have the opportunity to visit participating booths with a “passport” for the opportunity to win great raffle prizes. Vendors participating include:

  • Security Self Storage
  • Ronica’s Custom Creations
  • AAA Carolina’s
  • Suite Paws
  • East Regional Library

Share Your Story, Knightdale — #KdaleStory

In addition to the official Expo hashtag, #Kdale17Expo, use the #KdaleStory hashtag to share your business story with the Knightdale Chamber and local community.

A special booth will be set up where businesses may share their business founding story, staff background, or customers stories. These may be included in future online articles by Promotional Sponsor, The Grey Area™ News.

Expo Sponsors

Several sponsorships are available, with these local companies already signed up to support this annual Chamber event:

  • Kioti Tractor
  • Wells Fargo
  • Papa Johns
  • Zaxby’s
  • Lemongrass Spa
  • The Grey Area News

Vendors/Exhibits

Booth exhibitors will be on display, representing a variety of industries from healthcare to utilities, telecommunications, and local programs:

  • Duke-Raleigh
  • UNC REX
  • WakeMed
  • Duke Energy
  • AT&T
  • Access Physical
  • Planet Fitness
  • YMCA
  • Parks & Recreations
  • Security Self Storage
  • Ronica’s Custom Creations
  • AAA Carolina’s
  • Suite Paws
  • East Regional Library
  • Share Your Story, Knightdale

Participation is open to members and non-members of the Knightdale Chamber of Commerce. To see the exhibitor booth map and access registration forms, visit the Chamber’s Expo page. With questions about including your business in this event, call 919.266.4603.

For Exhibitors/Supporters Only

This year, a new addition provides business exhibitors with added networking time. The B2B Networking Luncheon will be a dedicated time for businesses to network with one another, prior to doors opening to the public.

The Keynote speaker during the luncheon is Sageworks Chairman & Co-Founder, Brian Hamilton — Columnist with Inc. Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine. Exhibitors, Sponsors, and VIP Guests may attend. Exhibitor setup begins at 10am, and this lunch begins at 11:45am.

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Kay Whatley serves as Editor and Reporter with The Grey Area News. Kay is a published author with over 20 years of experience in the publishing industry. Kay Whatley is wife to Frank Whatley, founder of The Grey Area™ newspaper and The Grey Area News online news website.