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Chamber Accepting Exhibitor Registrations for 2014 Business & Community Expo 2013

Posted Jan. 23, 2014, at 12:34 p.m.

The Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce is once again preparing for their annual Business and Community Expo. Held each year at the Samoset, this year’s event will take place on April 9.

“We’re really excited about the upcoming Expo,” said event organizer, Robin McIntosh. “We’ve had a great response from sponsors, businesses, and non-profits.”

In addition to providing a venue for area businesses to showcase their products and services, the Expo will again feature a special section for non-profit organizations. “The Loft was a very successful addition in 2102, allowing non-profit participation at a reduced rate. The area doubled last year, and we hope that this will continue to enhance their collective opportunity to promote their missions and programs.”

“As always,” stated Peter Horch, a member of the Expo committee, “we encourage businesses of all types to join us. We hope they’ll be creative with their booths and find a way to do business – whether that means sampling food, selling product, opening bank accounts, or helping people with their job searches – we want to show that the Midcoast is open for business!”

The Expo provides an opportunity for companies to meet prospective clients, customers, or members and to mingle and network with fellow chamber members and area businesses.

The Expo’s Lead Sponsor this year is The First. Co-sponsors are Eastern Tire and Auto Service, Machias Savings Bank, North Atlantic Painting, and Philbrook & Associates Bookkeeping. J&B Diversified is sponsoring “The Loft” area for non-profits. Other sponsors are the Samoset Resort who will sponsor the evening’s Mix and Mingle, Courier Publications/Village Soup is this year’s media sponsor, Bangor Savings Bank is the Bag Sponsor, and Rock City, Inc. will be providing beverages to vendors during regular set-up hours.

For more information about the event, contact Robin McIntosh in the Chamber’s Rockland Office: 596-0376 or robin@penbaychamber.com. Exhibitors can register for the event at www.MaineBusinessShowcase.com.

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