Sometimes, even in small communities, it’s hard to get the word out about your business.
Four years ago the Greater Ruby Valley Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture came up with a solution to the problem – a local business expo.
The event has blossomed during the past few years and continues to draw good crowds of people, many who are surprised at the diversity of local businesses, said event organizer Bob Reimard of Alamo Aviation Art and Framing in Sheridan.
“The biggest comment we hear every year is ‘Geez, we didn’t know we had that many businesses in the valley,’” Reimard said.
The goal of the event is to promote local businesses, he said. The event will be held May 14 at the Madison County Fairgrounds in Twin Bridges. Participation is limited to 50 businesses inside with a handful of vendors outside.
The cost for a table is $20 for chamber members and $30 for non-chamber members. As of Tuesday, Reimard had about four tables left inside the building.
The expo will begin at 10 a.m. and last until 2 p.m. The event will feature entertainment by Strings of Fire and groups from Twin Bridges Schools will sell food, he said. The Midway Hutterite Colony from Waterloo will also be at the expo selling meat and produce.
The new Madison County Business Directory, which was produced by both the GRVCCA and the Ennis Chamber of Commerce along with help from the Madison County Economic Development Council, will also be available at the event.
For more information on the event or to reserve a table, call Reimard at 842-7900