Thursday, August 28, 2014
The booth space for Mount Pleasant's biggest networking event will soon be gone.
According to Brian Sherman, chair of the Mount Pleasant Business and Community Expo, 59 booths have been sold and only 10 remain for the expo, which is scheduled for Sept. 18 at the Omar Shrine Convention Center.
“We expect to sell out by Labor Day, so if you are interested in presenting your product or service to about a thousand people, you should get in touch with me right away,” Sherman commented.
The expo, presented by the Mount Pleasant Business Association (MPBA), will be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. During the final two hours of the event, food will be served by five local restaurants, beer and wine will be sold and live jazz music will be offered by Lyndsey and Friends.
There is no admission charge for the expo.
The expo committee – Denise K. James, Susan Spearman, Frank Frazier, Chris Staubes, Jennifer Passmore and David Gebhardt, in addition to Sherman – has added a few new twists this year.
MPBA will still be giving away an iPad, but there's a long list of other great door prizes as well, including a bicycle and helmet, business consulting, an ice cream party, carpet cleaning, one night's stay at a local hotel, tax preparation services, a tailgating basket, a Bluetooth speaker, a gift card for a local restaurant, teeth whitening, a bowling party, a Yeti cooler and more.
And for those who find it necessary to park far from the convention center – especially if the attendance approaches 1,000, as it did last year – there will be free transportation from your car to the event.
Golf carts have been donated for the day by Garrett's Discount Golf Cars.
The title sponsor of the Mount Pleasant Business and Community Expo is the law firm of Clawson and Staubes. Community sponsors are Tony Pope State Farm and the Town of Mount Pleasant.
For more information about the expo and to learn how you can participate, contact Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-437-8817 or visit www.mountpleasantbusiness.com/expo.