North Brunswick Chamber Business Expo
Has it been a while since you’ve been stopping into your favorite businesses? Or are you new to the area and not sure what your favorite businesses are just yet? The North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo on July 24 will be a great chance to see what you’ve been missing and find out all about what’s new in the community.
Dana Fisher, Executive Director of the Chamber, said she is so glad to be holding in-person events again. “It feels great to slowly be getting back to normal,” she said. “I am a people person, so having to cancel events did not make me feel good. We started planning the event in January 2020. Everything was put on hold in March 2020. We truly thought that we would be allowed to hold it later in 2020. Well, that did not work out.”
But this year’s comeback event is sure to help the business community get back on track.
The Expo will be July 24, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Leland Cultural Arts Center, 1212 Magnolia Village Way. Fisher said the staff there has been excellent to work with in planning for the Expo.
“The North Brunswick Business Expo will be fantastic in 2021. Everyone is ready to showcase their business,” she said.
The Expo will feature more than 35 vendors, and attendees will also have the chance to partake in free services some of the local businesses offer.
“They will be able to safely dispose of expired and unused medicine at the free RX Drop off, sponsored by Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center,” Fisher said. There will also be a free shred event from 10 am to 1 pm (or until the truck fills up), sponsored by South State Bank. Local residents can shred up to four boxes of sensitive documents.
Attendees can also buy some lunch and snacks from food trucks and Kona Ice.
Fisher also said that some new businesses were scheduled to attend last year’s cancelled event, and are planning to be there this year instead. She also said she’s heard a lot of positive feedback from the businesses and vendors participating.
“They are excited it is finally taking place and getting back to business,” she said. And with new housing and apartment communities still popping up in the Leland and Belville area, it’s also a great opportunity for newcomers to see what’s available.
“With so many people moving to the area it is hard for the new residents to know about all the businesses in the area,” Fisher said. “The Business Expo allows for the small business owner to introduce, market and advertise their products and services to them.”