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Chamber to host business showcase

SMITHFIELD

The Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce will present a Regional Business-To-Business Showcase on Wednesday, March 14, from 4 to 7 p.m., in the Smithfield Center, 220 N. Church St., Smithfield.

Admission to the event is open exclusively to owners, managers and employees of businesses in the Hampton Roads region. Hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, entertainment and door prizes are included with admission, and a cash bar will be available.

“This is an opportunity for companies to present and demonstrate their business-oriented products and services to a pre-qualified audience of business owners and managers,” said Chamber President Andrew Cripps. “Attendees can shop for their business needs and make important contacts, meet with potential suppliers and network with potential customers at the largest business showcase in Isle of Wight County.”

Exhibit space and sponsorship packages are limited to businesses that are members of a chamber of commerce in the Hampton Roads region (Isle of Wight, Hampton Roads, Virginia Peninsula, Franklin-Southampton, Williamsburg, Surry County and Eastern Shore chambers of commerce.)

Exhibitors, sponsors and invited guests are welcome to enter the exhibit hall at 3 p.m. for an engaging business presentation by Zack Miller, founder of Hatch. Miller started as a television photojournalist. He jumped into the startup world in 2010, starting and growing dozens of businesses, while also investing, advising and mentoring thousands more. He learned growing a business was tough and started Hatch to help small businesses succeed. He is host of the “Hampton Roads Business Weekly,” which allows him to interview hundreds of entrepreneurs in every stage and industry. Miller also created an online media education platform, 1000 Four, which empowers entrepreneurs to learn best practices.

Doors to the Business-to-Business Showcase will open to general event attendees at 4 p.m.

For more information about exhibiting, sponsoring or attending the Regional Business-To-Business Showcase, contact the chamber office at 357-3502, or via email at chamber@theisle.org. Information and online registration is available at www.theisle.org.

The Isle of Wight-Smithfield-Windsor Chamber of Commerce has served Isle of Wight County since 1984. The chamber acts as a unified voice for business, and promotes a sound and healthy business climate.