MONETA, Virginia — Banners are in place, booths assigned, tents raised and participating companies anticipating the Smith Mountain Lake Business EXPO, Friday, April 30. This year’s seventh-annual event will take place under big-top-tents in the parking lot by the gazebo in downtown Moneta on Route 122.
Chamber members who have been a part of the EXPO say the one-day event gives them valuable exposure to residents of the region as well as other businesses with which they can network. Over 140 businesses and vendors in all — are representing Bedford, Franklin, Pittsylvania and other counties. “Enthusiasm from the business community has been overwhelming.” Says Jim Shauberger, SML Regional Chamber Event Manager.
Free to the public, the SML Business EXPO will be open from Noon to 6:00 p.m. This year’s attendance is expected to exceed the record-breaking crowd of more than 4,000 in 2009.
The Expo offers something for everyone with visual displays of architecture and décor to exercise, health, electronics, computers, communication and everything in-between. Plan your garden or your next vacation, meet your neighbors, see the businesses they work with and let your imagination flow. You’ll find it all at the SML Expo. You may even walk away with a fabulous gift. There will be drawings throughout the day for thousands of dollars in door prizes, all donated by businesses affiliated with the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce.
ComNet Web Solutions will be offering free ads on www.thelakenet.com for all AdzZoo customers who place ads with The Lake Net Team.
The platinum sponsor is Centra Health. Broadcast media sponsor is WSET.
For more information about the Business EXPO, call the Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce at 540.721.1203 or log on to www.visitsmithmountainlake.com for full details about the special one-day event.