Grace Boehmer estimates that by the time the doors open on Saturday, April 18 for the Eaton County Home and Business Expo, all booths will be filled. Boehmer, the director of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce said it has taken a lot of work to put on the inaugural event. But, the task was made easier through the solid partnership between the Chamber and the Locals In Business.
“It’s really been great to work with the Locals in Business to try to enhance business viability in our community,” Boehmer said. “They’ve been busy drumming up businesses to fill the space and the Chamber has taken the lead with marketing.”
The local community will see the benefit of all of the hard work on Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19 at Charlotte High School. Doors open at 10 a.m. on both days with the event running until 7 p.m. on Saturday and 4 p.m. on Sunday.
“Nearly every business we’ve talked to will have giveaways, raffles or prizes people could win,” Boehmer said.
Nearly 90 vendors, representing a variety of local businesses, including electricians, pest control, lawn care, medical professionals, car dealerships, construction and remodeling services, home-based businesses, realtors, financial advisors, insurance companies and non-profits will be featured throughout the high school dome and lobby area. Local booster clubs will be on site selling concessions throughout the day and those who purchase a ticket on Saturday are entitled to a free hot dog. Local churches are collaborating on a pulled pork lunch for the Sunday crowd.
For more information, contact the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce at (517) 543-0400 or