The North Country business event of the year is just around the corner!
The 29th Annual Business Expo is Thursday, June 8, at the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House. Once again, it promises to be the largest business-to-business event in northern New York.
With 165 exhibit spaces, the Expo will showcase everything from business services of all kinds to products, training programs, equipment and manufacturers. Previous Expos have attracted more than 2,000 people from businesses and organizations all over the region who take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to see what’s new and what their choices may be when procuring goods and services of all kinds. And networking is always a plus, offering opportunities to interact with not only exhibitors but also other attendees at the “networking zone” in the center of the venue throughout the day.
As with last year’s event, the Expo will be open exclusively to exhibitors and their staff from 10 a.m. to noon, allowing maximum interaction among participating businesses and organizations. From noon to 4:30 p.m., the Expo will be open to all. A $5 admission contribution helps to support the Chamber’s small business services throughout the year.
Businesses owners who would like more information about how to highlight their products or services at a Business Expo booth should contact Jody Parks at the Chamber at (518) 563-1000.
For everyone else, plan to attend in the afternoon, and have lunch. Businesses can take advantage of the opportunity to send multiple people with different perspectives on their organizations—from sales, purchasing, human resources, operations, administration—giving each member of the team the opportunity bring back different value in terms of information and contacts.
Helping to make this year’s Expo a major event are our official sponsors: Agency Insurance, Twinstate Technologies, Community Bank, W.B. Mason, The Sun, Fox 44/WFFF and ABC 22/WVNY.
Annual Supply Chain Summit
Across the SUNY Plattsburgh Field House lobby in the rink area, the Chamber will also be conducting its second annual North Country Supply Chain Summit from 9 a.m. to noon. Though separate from the Business Expo, the Summit is held simultaneously so that Summit attendees can take advantage of the Expo afterwards.
The event is appropriate for all regional companies that are engaged in supply chain activities (as either the procurer or vendor) and issues. It will feature presentations and speakers, as well as an opportunity to meet and connect with other companies and peers for sharing and problem solving. The Summit will also offer an update on the continuing organization of the region’s Transportation Equipment & Aerospace Cluster as NAmTrans, along with other presenters and an opportunity for discussion.
The Summit’s keynote speaker will be Vincent Dugre from Quebec, who will focus on the use of Smart specialization to sell products in new markets and industries, along with Kathryn Bamberger, an export and international business specialist with Empire State Development. Sponsors for this year’s Supply Chain Summit include Burnham Benefits Advisors, the Development Corporation, CDC Real Estate and State Senator Betty Little.
Registration for the Supply Chain Summit is $50 per person. For more information or to register, contact the North Country Chamber at (518) 563-1000 or visit www.northcountrychamber.com.
SEE YOU ALL ON JUNE 8! ONWARD AND UPWARD!