BRISTOL COUNTY BUSINESS NEWS The Ofﬁcial Publication of the Bristol County Chamber of Commerce, Inc. September 2017 Edition
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Bristol County Business Expo On October 11th The Bristol County Business Expo is the premier business to business event in southeastern Massachusetts. This Bristol County Chamber of Commerce production is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at White’s of Westport. The theme for the Bristol County Business Expo is vacation destinations. Where are you planning your next vacation? Headlining the Bristol County Business Expo is Steven Cohen, one of the principals at the CEA Group. CEA Group purchased the mostly vacant and run-down former “New Harbour Mall” and repurposed it into the soon to open SouthCoast Marketplace. Market Basket, T.J. Maxx, 110 Grill, Qdoba Mexican, Starbucks, and an 11-screen cinema are just a few of the soon to open tenants at the SouthCoast Marketplace. In his noontime address to attendees, Mr. Cohen will discuss why CEA Group selected Fall River as a place to invest $100 million. This discussion with Mr. Cohen is an opportunity that no person in business should miss. The Expo Business Lunch will begin promptly at 12:45 p.m., with registration and lunch at 12 p.m. Admission is $25.00 and includes a lunch buffet with beverages. The Bristol County Business Expo is produced by the Chamber to be an opportunity for area vendors to showcase their services and products to other businesses and area consumers. By providing a venue such as the Bristol County Business Expo, the Bristol County Chamber of Commerce fulfills its mission of improving the local business climate. Production of this signature event is also part of the Chamber’s broader goal of educating consumers to buy locally. While others talk about shopping locally, the Chamber is the only organization
that connects consumers with small businesses via the Bristol County Business Expo and the Bristol County Home and Garden Show. There is great synergy at the Bristol County Business Expo. New this year will be a diamond giveaway donated by Silvia and Co. Jewelers, of North Dartmouth. Only attendees can enter for the diamond giveaway. To enter, present your business card to a Chamber representative at the expo registration booth. At the end of the day, one business card will be drawn and the lucky person is walking away with a signature diamond. In addition, many of the vendors will offer special deals and incentives. The day’s agenda also includes and “Action Alert Breakfast” and several business seminars. All year the Chamber has informed businesses that much is at stake on Beacon Hill. Be informed about what is happening this fall by attending the Action Alert Breakfast program. Our special guest will be Chris Carlozzi, Massachusetts Director of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Mr. Carlozzi will highlight and discuss many important issues impacting businesses. The Action Alert Business Breakfast will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m., with registration and breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. Admission is $25.00 and includes a breakfast buffet with beverages. The Action Alert Business Breakfast in past years has sold out. Please book your reservation with the Chamber early. Another feature during the day will be a live broadcast on the floor of the expo of the very popular “Voice of Business” radio program that airs every Wednesday
on WSAR1480AM. The Voice of Business is produced by the Chamber of Commerce and is sponsored by Empire Hyundai. Listen to the Voice of Business every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Don’t forget that there are great the prize drawings all day. Whether you are drawn to the Bristol County Business Expo as a business owner, employee, future entrepreneur or a consumer, this event is a fun way to meet area retailers and service companies while shopping locally. Please make the most of what is a unique networking and sales opportunity by attending the Bristol County Business Expo on October 11th at White’s of Westport. I hope to see you there! Best regards, Robert A. Mellion, Esq.
President/ Chief Executive Officer Bristol County Chamber of Commerce
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