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EXPO ’06 Offers Public opportunities to check out Businesses, Win Money

EXPO 2006, the 17th annual business exposition, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 10, from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center, and the public is invited to attend. 

As many as 85 businesses and agencies from Vance, Granville, Warren and Franklin counties, and the surrounding area, will be on hand to exhibit their products and services.  More than 1,000 area residents will browse through the booths and talk to business owners and operators, some of whom will be taking orders on the spot. There are expected to be several new exhibitors at this year’s show, as well as many who have participated in every EXPO over the years.

The last two hours (5-7 p.m.) of EXPO are designated as a “Business After Hours.”  This brings even more business operators in the four-county area who are not exhibiting to the event, where they can share ideas and information.

In addition to learning about products and services offered by businesses and agencies, visitors to EXPO will have the opportunity to win numerous door prizes given by the vendors. Cash prizes totaling $1,000 will also be awarded, including one prize of $500 and two of $250 each.

EXPO is organized by VGCC’s Small Business Center , the Henderson-Vance County Chamber of Commerce , the Chamber of Commerce of Warren County , and Granville County Chamber of Commerce .  In addition, several area businesses sign on each year as sponsors to help assure the success of EXPO.  Progress Energy and Wake Electric are Gold Sponsors.  Silver Sponsors are Time Warner Cable, Vulcan Construction Materials, Granville Medical Center and the School of Graphic Arts.  Media sponsors include The Daily Dispatch of Henderson, The Butner-Creedmoor News, Oxford Public Ledger, The Franklin Times, The Warren Record, WIZS Radio, WLUS Radio, WARR Radio and Country 102 Radio.

For more information about EXPO 2006, contact the Small Business Center at (252) 738-3240.