FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, - 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M. - SPOOKY NOOK SPORTS, MANHEIM
The Chamber's annual Business Expo is an opportunity to Think Local by meeting face-to-face with those companies putting Lancaster County on the map. Whether you're looking to use a local printer, advertising agency, construction contractor, insurance agent or financial institution – the Business Expo will showcase hundreds of local companies, and is your one-stop-shop for learning about doing business locally – all in one day and in one place.
There is no cost to attend the Business Expo if you present your business card ($20 without a business card).
Posting to social media from the event? Use #LCCIExpo and #ThinkLocal to connect with The Chamber, Think Local and fellow event attendees.
Launch Party: Thursday, October 15 - 5 to 7 p.m. - Expo floor at Spooky Nook Sports
The Launch Party is an opportunity for Chamber members to network and get a first-hand look at the products and services being showcased at the Expo. The cost to attend is $25. To register, click here.
PARKING AT SPOOKY NOOK
Parking is complimentary. Please use Champs Boulevard to access the front parking
lots. All visitors and exhibitors will use the main entrance to Spooky Nook to
access the show floor, unless parking is full in the front lots. If so, the back
lot will be opened upon the discretion of Spooky Nook Sports, and attendees will
be directed to the back entrance. There will be signs and Spooky Nook employees
directing visitors to the Expo space from both entrances.
FOR ADDITIONAL EXPO INFORMATION, CLICK HERE.
EDUCATIONAL AND NETWORKING SESSIONS AT THE EXPO
Legislative Issues Forum – 7 to 9 a.m.
Join representatives of Lancaster County's state delegation at our annual Legislative Issues Forum for a look at the issues that impact your business, profession and our community at large. During breakfast legislators will be seated at attendees’ tables ready to discuss issues that concern you. After breakfast, the legislators will speak on a variety of topics – from the state budget to workforce development to pension reform.
The cost to attend is $32 for Chamber members; $62 for non-members. To register, click here.
Meet-Up Lounge – All Day at the Expo
This space on the Expo floor is for self-facilitated conversations around a variety of set topics, such as technology, skilled workforce, community-building and more, that are critical and important to the local business community.
- 10 a.m. - Advocacy in the Workplace
- 10:30 a.m. - Careers in Technology
- 11 a.m. - Technology & Education
- 11:30 a.m. - Integrating Technology into Small Business
- Noon - Manufacturing Jobs & an Aging Workforce
- 12:30 p.m. - Tips Sharing: Recruiting Qualified Employees
- 1 p.m. - Employee Training Programs - What is out there?
- 1:30 p.m. - Young Professionals in the Workforce - How we get them, keep them,
and why it's important
- 2 p.m. - Tips Sharing: Social Media Marketing
- 2:30 p.m. - Advertising in an Advertising World
- 3 p.m. - How do I get the meeting to make the sale? Sharing strategies for Sales
- 3:30 p.m. - Business & Community Building
- 4 p.m. - Young Professionals Network
Professional Development Friday Session – Marketing Trends for 2016 – 9 to 11 a.m.
“Digital Marketing MUSTS for 2016” - featuring Matthew Self of WebTalent Marketing and Max Abitbol of Google
Many things in business change, but few, if any, change faster than the tactics needed to reach prospects and customers online. This seminar will clearly outline the must-have digital marketing tactics and knowledge businesses need to compete online. Some of the must-haves have been around for years but now require a different approach, while other must-haves haven’t even been released yet! Whether a business is lagging behind or bleeding edge, this seminar will provide the tactics and strategy needed to provide (the ever elusive) ROI on 2016’s marketing spend.
This session is complimentary for Chamber members; $25 for non-members. Register here.
Building Business Info Sessions – 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Held in the Education Annex on the Expo floor, these free 20-minute educational sessions are designed to give attendees a more in-depth look at some of the local businesses featured at the Expo. Presenters include representatives from the following companies:
- 11 a.m. - Central Focus - "Supercharge Market Impact through Market
Discover what motivates your target audience. Learn how to better
connect with your current customers and identify your next great opportunity.
Effective research can help crank up your marketing strategy. Find out how.
- 11:30 a.m. - Excentia - "Compassion Transforms Lives"
How can your
compassion transform not only lives but the face of your business?
- Noon - The Lancaster Chamber - “Online HUB/ Business Research Solutions”
Hear an overview of how Chamber initiatives around online training and the BRS
online marketing programs can help you promote your business and increase your
- 1 p.m. - Heritage Communications - "Cutting Edge Telecommunications
Solutions to Enhance Your Future Business"
- 1:30 p.m. - Rhoads Energy - "Propane-Powered Vehicles: An Affordable and
Learn about the benefits of converting your fleet to
propane-powered vehicles. Whether you wish to convert your existing vehicle to
run on both gasoline and propane or purchase a monofuel vehicle that solely runs
on propane, we will have the answers on how to save you money and be
- 2 p.m. - Two Dudes Painting, Co. - "How to Build Your Brand: A Two Dudes
Learn how to successfully build a recognizable brand with
consistent and engaged content for your audience. Peter Barber from Two Dudes
Painting Company and Deborah Brandt from Moxie House, the creator and producer
of Fig, discuss their branding and marketing partnership from concept to
- 2:30 p.m. - Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology - "Pathway to
Partnerships…Investing in Your Company's Future"
Hear a brief overview of
new programming TSCT is offering to accommodate the increasing demand by
industry for employees, as well as opportunities to partner with the College to
ensure industry needs are being met.
SHOWCASE YOUR COMPANY'S PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
With more than 1000 business professionals in attendance and hundreds of exhibiting companies, the Business Expo is a great way to:
- Increase your company's brand recognition;
- Promote/launch your company's products and services;
- Tell your story – what's different, unique about your company's offerings;
- Demonstrate your product or service in action; and
- Build/reinforce business relationships.
The cost to register for a booth is:
- $670 inside booth ($725 with electric)
- $865 corner booth ($920 with electric)
- Non-member: $1,060
WiFi is available for a special package deal of $40 for both the Launch Party on October 15 and the Expo on October 16.
To register, click here or contact Ashley Garcia of The Chamber at 717.397.3531 or email@example.com or click here to download a print version of the registration form.
All registration items (payment, contract etc.) due before a booth may be reserved. To view the current layout, Click Here.
EXPO SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
THANK YOU TO OUR EXPO SPONSORS!
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