2014 Orange County Business Expo
Plans for the 2014 Orange County Business Expo are underway!
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Our vision for the Orange County Business Expo is to provide a valuable networking opportunity for our local businesses, as well as an educational forum for our entrepreneurs-to-be, business leaders, and existing labor force.
The morning segment of the Expo will feature topical and timely seminars and panel discussions led by several state and regional representatives. After a networking lunch, the tradeshow segment will kick off and provide exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their products and services and to enjoy valuable one-on-one time with Expo attendees.
Surround yourself with leaders in their fields! Learn from exceptional mentors! Take on timely and informative topics in the Expo "classroom" to become more knowledgeable with financing, research, social media, etc. In the exhibit hall, meet and mingle with business and industry that are the heartbeat of Orange County. Open the "Attendee Registration" form for the full, printable schedule. Pre-registration is closed. You may register on-site at the Expo for $15 including lunch.
The morning's selection of informative topics and speakers include:
"Research & Resources" (9:00am-10:00am)
Learn about the economic impact of tourism on Orange County as well as a traveler profiles and latest trends in tourism. Hear about the new State Tourism Plan and how this tool will be a valuable resource for all businesses. Presented by Lynne Lochen of Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC). VTC's website
"Stay Competitive Using Social Media and More" (10:00am-11:00am)
In addition to social media, if you want to remain competitive in this economy, you cannot operate using an Etch a Sketch® as your computer. With technological advances in mobile computing, eCommerce, apps, cloud storage and other tools, you can operate more efficiently, manage operations while on the go and develop relationships with your customers.
Presented by Sandy Ratliff, Virginia Department of Business Assistance (VDBA). VDBA's website
Hear about the various financing programs available through the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority for small business. Loan programs vary from an Economic Development Loan Fund, Small Business Microloan Program, to a Child Care Financing Program.
Presented by Scott Parsons, Executive Director for Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA). VSBFA's website
Showcase your products and services! Reach out and meet potential leads and customers. Gain valuable recognition! The tradeshow segment of the Expo will be 2:00pm-5:00pm in the Hornet Sports Center. For businesses who'd like to upgrade to the sponsorship level and receive those amenities, see "Sponsors" below. Registration for Exhibitors is closed.
To make this sizable endeavor a true success, we are seeking sponsorship support. For only $150, sponsorships will include the items listed below. Registrations for Sponsors is closed.
- Company name and logo in print ads for the Orange County Review
- Company name and logo on all print and web materials, i.e., registration forms, flyers, programs, and the Expo webpage
- Company name and logo featured in social media blasts and e-newsletters
- Your choice of premium booth location (first-come, first-served) at the Expo
- Special identifying name tags
- 2 complimentary boxed lunches
June 18, 2013
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Networking Lunch. Pre-registration required to receive boxed lunch.
The Hornet Sports Center
Orange County High School
200 Hornet Drive
Orange, VA 22960
Feel free to contact us by email or phone for more information or to register.
- Email: email@example.com
- Phone: (540) 672-1238 (Economic Development) or (540) 672-1653 (Tourism)
With many thanks to our generous Sponsors of the Expo!