To quote the Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce website directly:
Talk business. Do business. Celebrate business. That’s what
the Business Expo is all about. On Friday, April 28th, from 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM,
Park (behind CVS) will be turned
into a bustling EXPO of over 105 businesses here at
Free lunch is offered to all visitors as well as fashion
shows and local entertainment. Last year’s door prizes totaled over
$11,000 and this year’s should be equal to or greater. And, free shuttle
service is offered between the parking areas and the EXPO. The
Smith Mountain Lake area has a very dynamic business community. New businesses are starting,
existing businesses are changing and expanding, but so many people are unaware
of what is available locally. This is the perfect opportunity for all
businesses to showcase their products and services to each other and to the
public that packs the event. Visitors can stroll through each booth and get to
know the local businesses, meet new people, and build relationships.
The Business Expo is a great marketing tool for businesses to reach their customer base and to increase the community’s awareness of their services. Last year more than 100 chamber members hosted a booth and enjoyed the benefits of exhibiting.