Spring Business Expo
- Published: 25 November 2011
2017 Spring Business Expo and Craft Show is set for Saturday, March 18, 2017
The Spring Business Expo is one of the first events brought out by the Grass Lake Regional Chamber in 2006. Set up as an event to showcase the membership businesses in the area, more than 75 of the 100 members in the chamber entered the first Expo in 2006 with little idea what could be expected.
Held usually on the second or third weekend in March, the event proved successful with the attendance of nearly 1200 people over the weekend to take in the newest in wares by area businesses, and sample the value of local entertainment groups and entities. Providing incentives to stop by their booth, businesses posted attractive drawings and hourly door prizes to those who took in the show. As well, the Chamber itself put up some significant benefits to attendees with drawings for gas cards, TV’s, game consoles and a host of other interesting items.
First starting with the Expo in Grass Lake High School gymnasium, it was an ideal opportunity for the community to get a firsthand look at the newest facilities of Grass Lake Community Schools. As the Expo continued its wide growth to more than 92 booths and exhibits, the Expo moved to the George Long Elementary School in 2010. Again, an opportunity for the community to get a look at the newest facility in the school system, the Expo was moved back to the high school gymnasium in 2010 to take advantage of the latest addition of a multi-purpose room added to the gym.
Indeed, it turns out that late March, still cold and not yet warm enough, brings out a lot of people who may be feeling the effects of cabin fever. Check the calendar each year in late March for the next Spring Business Expo.
Check the Chamber website at www.grasslakechamber.org for more information on booth locations, application forms and other details.