The Expo, hosted by the Isanti Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Isanti Intermediate School. There is free admission; however, food shelf donations will be accepted at the door by the Isanti Ambassadors.
“The Expo is a great place for the community to come and meet with a lot of different businesses all under one setting,” said Tracy Neifert, president of the Isanti Area Chamber of Commerce. “With the changes in the economy, personal relationships are a big part of peoples’ decisions when they decide who they are going to do business with. The Expo is a great opportunity for people to meet face-to-face with business owners from around the area.”
The first 250 people at the Expo will receive a free Expo bag filled with gift items from local businesses. All vendors at the Expo will also have a prize giveaway attendees can register for at their tables.
Everyone who attends the Expo can register to win a $500 grand prize or two $100 cash prizes. The $500 grand prize drawing will be held at 3 p.m. One drawing will be held in the morning, and one in the afternoon for the two $100 cash prizes. You need to be present to win the cash prizes.
The Isanti Fire Department will have its ladder truck parked outside the Expo for kids to look at and enjoy, and food concessions will be offered inside the Expo.
Major sponsors of this year’s Expo include Revered Construction, Isanti Rental, Realstar Title and Memorial Blood Centers.
Neifert explained there will be a wide variety of businesses and non-profit organizations at this year’s Expo. A couple of the non-profit organizations include the Girl Scouts, Seven County Senior Federation and the Friends of the Isanti Area Library.
Businesses include construction/trade, tupperware, direct marketing, sports, senior living, radio, banks, hospice, chiropractic companies and more. The city of Isanti and the Minnesota IRS will also have booths.
“When the Isanti Chamber started the Expo four years ago, we viewed it as an affordable option for businesses and other organizations to get their name out into the community,” Neifert said. “We’ve had a very good response from vendors on this Expo and try to accommodate their needs.”
Neifert said the Expo is a way for people to learn about businesses in the area.
“We have a lot of young families moving into the area who need an opportunity to meet the businesses leaders of the community and this Expo gives them that opportunity,” Neifert said. “The Expo is located in a school gymnasium so it is a relaxed and casual atmosphere. We encourage everyone to come out and learn about our wonderful area businesses.”
For more information on the Isanti Area Chamber of Commerce call 763-444-8515 or visit www.isantichamber.com.