Mix business with pleasure at Mount Pleasant expo

  • Friday, August 30, 2013

The Moultrie News took a photo of Eric Kramer, known fondly around Mount Pleasant as the crazy Pittsburgh Steelers guy, during last year’s expo. STAFF FILE PHOTO

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When people talk about business these days, the image of a stuffy office with people working silently in boxed cubicles seems a bit outdated.

Rather, the age of networking, social media and progressive thinking is upon us, and the 2013 Mount Pleasant Business & Community Expo, presented by the Mount Pleasant Business Association (MPBA), is one of the best ways to get involved in the evolution taking place in your own backyard.

The expo was established in 2011. The doors open at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, and plenty of vendors – from local eateries to financial planners – will be ready to greet you and share the goods and services they offer. Take your time and sign up for the iPad giveway, scheduled for 4 p.m.

You must be present in order to win, but you’ll want to stick around anyway for the special speaker from Google. Happy hour is from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.

“We wanted to make the expo more fun this year than it’s been in the past,” said expo committee chair Brian Sherman in a news release. “It was a great business event in 2011 and 2012, but this year will be bigger and better. One reason is that our vendors will be able to continue to do business during the happy hour.”

Happy hour includes complimentary appetizers from local restaurants including Guadalupe Grill, Sticky Fingers, Jimmy John’s and Raising Cane’s.

Beer and wine will be on sale, and you’ll be able to mingle with business owners and supporters to the sounds of the jazz trio Lyndsey and Friends. Earlier in the day, local radio personality Kelly Golden will be onhand.

“This is an event you won’t want to miss,” Sherman added.

For more information about the expo, visit www.mountpleasantbusiness.com/business-expo or contact Brian Sherman at brisherm@comcast.net or 437-8817.

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