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‘The Expo’ set for Sept. 14

August 21, 2013
By MEL TOADVINE (mtoadvine@breezenewspapers.com) , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Three weeks from now the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce will hold its second Lehigh Expo set for Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lehigh Towne Centre at 25 Homestead Road.

Chamber President and CEO Inke Baker said The Expo - as it is being billed - will be held in Unit 39, a large area that once housed a furniture store, near the chamber office.

"This is our second Expo and we're excited. I have been getting calls from a lot of Lehigh people who wanted to know if we were going to continue having The Expo and I told them it will likely continue every year because of the success last year and the interest it is generating already this year," Baker said.

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"It's all about 'You & Your World' and the consumer exhibition of Lehigh Acres offers exhibitors and visitors an attractive forum. It's a sales and information expo with activities for the whole family, mom and dad and the children and everyone," Baker said.

She said David Deetscreek, a recognized golf pro will be on hand to give tips of how to win the game. Deetscreek of Lehigh is the chairman of the East County Water Control District Board of Commissioners.

Last year, Baker said there were at least 40 vendors and she is hoping for more this year.

She said vendors will have tables or booths with loads of pamphlets and prices and information about their individual products and firms. Many vendors give away take-home gifts and items as advertisements to remember.

There is still a little bit of time left for vendors such as business firms here in Lehigh and elsewhere to get in touch with the chamber and get a booth.

"This year they can even go online to lehighacreschamber.org and get the information for vendors, set up a spot and pay for it ... just that easy," Baker said.

Vendors can also go to: Info@lehighAcresChamber.org or call 239-3322 to get a spot.

"Last year's was so well attended and we received such good positive feedback that we decided to do it all over again with more vendors and more things to do, especially for the kids," Baker said.

It is open to the public at no cost and Baker said everyone should know that there is plenty of free parking at the Lehigh Towne Center.

"Our vendors will have the latest in products and services and there will be experts on hand from home improvement, financial services, health providers, crafts, arts, recreation, lawn and garden, education and many more, she said.

"We'll have a place for the children to play in and be entertained and there will be plenty of food," Baker said.

"So mark your calendars for that Saturday in September. It's going to be another great thing for Lehigh," she said.

 
 

 

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