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Business Expo to be held at Senior Center

September 5, 2018
By MEGHAN McCOY ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Join the Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce and the Lehigh Acres Senior Center for an Expo featuring local businesses and nonprofit organizations, as well as a job fair.

The Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Lehigh Senior Center, 219 Plaza Drive. The Expo has free admission.

Greater Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce Chairman Ed Moore said the annual event is held to gather members, nonmembers and anyone who wants to set up a table and display information for the community.

"It's a good way for all the businesses to get to know each other and what each other provides . . . different types of services. The community can come in and meet a bunch of different businesses all at the same time," Moore said. "It's kind of a one stop shop. Kind of like window shopping without all the windows."

Those interested can do so by visiting the chamber's website, at Vendor pricing is $50 for Chamber members, $85 for nonmembers and $25 for nonprofit organizations. Moore said they will continue to sign up businesses three, or four days prior to the Expo.

In addition, it also gives employers the opportunity to participate in a job fair.

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"We set up rooms for a job fair, so some employers can come to do interviews with anyone who wants a job," Moore said.

Although the number of businesses who participate in the job fair changes from year to year, he said last year Seminole Casino was the sole business. Moore said he would venture to say that there will be more businesses looking to do interviews.

"It is hard to find good people these days with the job market the way it is," he said of why he believes there will be more employers.

He said last year they held a resume writing class during the expo, and this year they are offering a class where individuals can learn how to build their own affordable website.

"There will be a lot of different pieces of information," Moore said.

The event will also feature raffles, and prizes given away every 30 minutes. The Senior Center will provide lunch for a nominal fee with all the proceeds going back to the center.

Moore said the Expo will most likely feature between 30 to 40 businesses.

"We should have a good turnout. I would be shocked if we didn't," he said.

For more information, call 239-369-3322.



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