For the past 3 years, I have participated in the Orange Business and Community Expo (Last year as Orange Live). It’s a great place to meet local business owners to meet the public.
Spaces are filling up quickly, so if you haven’t registered yet, why not do it today?
Here is the latest press release from the Orange Economic Development Corporation:
The Orange Economic Development Corporation will host the 12th Annual Orange Business and Community Expo on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For the second year, the Expo will be held at the High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange. Paul Grimmer, Executive Director stated, “Last year we received many positive comments regarding the new venue. We had a significant increase in public attendance. The public access and central location definitely helped to spur increased visitations to this one-day event.”
Exhibitor space is limited to 56 booths. Seventy eight percent of booth space is sold out at this time. Exhibitor Booths are reasonably priced at $300–all exhibitors will be provided with an 8 foot booth space with pipe and drape, linen topped table, and 1 chair.
Exhibitors will have their business information listed in the Expo Program Book, marketing materials placed in Welcome Bags, company name listed in OrangeLife Magazine (sign-up by May 10th), and activities.
Electricity, which is very limited, may be provided for an additional $100. Once again, exhibitors will be able to sell their products on-site. This is especially advantageous to home based businesses that sell directly to the public.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, you may register on-line at the OEDC website, OrangeEDC.com/expo.htm or call the OEDC office at (203) 891-1045.
If you cannot participate in the Expo this year, your business can still have a presence. For just $75, we will include your marketing materials in the Expo Welcome Bags, which will go to attendees and vendors. Send 500 copies to us or we can make the copies for you for an extra $75. You may also place an ad in the Program Booklet; sizes and prices vary.
As always admisions is Free and open to the Public. Paul Grimmer said that, “The Beardsley Zoo will be exhibiting at the Expo this year promoting their first annual “Orange Days”. The event will be held this coming September. Come check out the Beardsley Zoo’s animal ambassadors.” We have many activities planned at the Expo this year—activities and admission is FREE and OPEN to the public and include the following:
Beardsley Zoo – Petting Zoo
Seminars (4) - “Overcoming Stage Fright” Presented by Toastmasters, Inc.
“Mastering Quickbooks – Q & A” Presented by Dressler Santaus, LLC
“Building your Brand Name” Presented by Red Rock Marketing
“Go Mobile – Building Apps for your Business” Presented by In Your Phone Mobile Aps
Restaurant Raffle – Register for your chance to win a restaurant gift package from various Orange restaurants
Donation Center – Bring your gently used items to the Helping Hands Booth on site.
As always we are pleased to thank all of our Sponsors who help make this event possible. The 2013 Orange Business & Community Expo sponsors include:
Premium: The United Illuminating Company and Southern Connecticut Gas Company
Gold: Cohen and Wolf, P.C., Orange Economic Development Commission, Taylor Rental / Parties Plus, Yale University, NORTHEAST Electronics Corporation
Silver: CHEF’S Equipment Emporium
Bronze: Bruegger’s/Jamba Juice
Media: Orange Town News
For more information please call the Orange Economic Development Corporation office at (203) 891-1045 for more information or visit the OEDC website at THIS LINK.