The Chamber To Host Annual Business Expo

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2014’s Wood River Valley Business Expo at the Community Campus gym. Courtesy photo by Carol Waller

Sun Valley Economic Development and Davis Embroidery co-sponsor

By Hayden Seder

2014’s Wood River Valley Business Expo at the Community Campus gym. Courtesy photo by Carol Waller

The annual Wood River Valley Business Expo will be held from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Limelight Hotel in Ketchum. The evening promises networking and relationship building, consumer education and exposure of businesses, products and services to a mix of consumers and fellow businesses of the Wood River Valley.

“We’ve tried to make it an event like Business After Hours; there’s beer and wine, a big spread of food, and a chance to win some great door prizes,” said Stefany Mahoney, spokesperson for The Chamber. “It’s something to do in January and a chance to see some businesses you might not usually see.”

The Wood River Valley Business Expo has deep roots, starting as an event that the Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber put on at the Sun Valley Resort until that Chamber dissolved. The Chamber of Hailey & The Wood River Valley has now been sponsoring the event for five years.

In addition to light appetizers and a no-host bar, each exhibiting business will donate a door prize to be entered in a drawing held during the event.

“We try to market it to show goods,” Mahoney said. “It’s open to the general public and we have good apps and door prizes and drinks so other businesses and the general public can get to know The Chamber businesses.”

Brian Kotara, owner of Davis Embroidery and co-sponsor of the event, called the Expo “a good event for us. It supports what we do and helps promote our business to the other exhibitors and attendees.”

David Patrie, outreach director for Sun Valley Economic Development, a co-sponsor, called the event “a good opportunity for businesses and the public to get together and do business-to-business and customer-to-business work.”

The event is limited to 30 businesses. Deadline to register for booth space is Jan. 3. The cost for exhibiting is $75 per table for members of The Chamber and $100 per table for nonmembers. Deadline to register is Jan. 3.

To register or get more information on the Expo, call or email Mahoney at (208) 788-3484 or at
valleychambersales@gmail.com.

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