Shop Locally, Shop Affordably Theme Will Promote Diverse Local Goods and Services
The Lower Cape Chambers of Commerce will host the 1st Annual Lower Cape Business-Home-Garden EXPO at Four Points by Sheraton on Saturday April 4th, 2009 from 10am to 4pm. Sixty exhibitors will promote a broad spectrum of goods and services and additional demo/lecture rooms will feature local and syndicated experts in several fields of interest. Horticulturist Paul Parent, host of Sunday morning’s Paul Parent Garden Club on WXTK 95.1, will be available for three one-hour lectures and question & answer sessions during the event. EXPO offers free admission, raffles, exhibitor giveaways, food and beverages and free parking.
EXPO, presented by Orleans, Brewster, Harwich, Eastham and Chatham Chambers of Commerce, will be primary in their efforts to assemble local consumers and encourage them to “shop locally, shop affordably” by promoting lower Cape and surrounding area businesses. EXPO evolved from successful events presented by Orleans and Chatham Chambers and will build upon recent successful joint Chambers’ initiatives including joint networking and marketing and business training for their constituencies.
A full 25% of EXPO’s proceeds and 50% of raffle proceeds will go to the Community Development Partnership to support addressing a variety of housing needs, encouraging small businesses and job growth, providing technical assistance to small business owners and entrepreneurs, micro and short-term loans, and programs for artists, among other services.