The 17th Annual Expo was held on April 10, 2018, at The Reception Center at St. Clement from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
The energy was palpable in the beautifully decorated Reception Center’s Garden Room and the large impressive ballroom as vendors arrived with great enthusiasm to begin this annual event. The list of participating businesses represented numerous services and products for the benefit of both the business and residential communities.
In addition to engaging with the business representatives at each table, visitors could find clever promotional products and information and a chance to relax with a Reiki treatment or massage or even watch a robotics demonstration.
There were 4 special presentations given during the event. Some visitors had the opportunity to learn about the robotics program at Matawan Regional High School Robotics Team, or identity theft prevention tips from LegalShield/IDShield, gas and electric bill savings for home or business from BlueRock Energy, and from ETT Women about networking techniques.
The vendors offered great insights into healthcare, childcare, senior care and holistic care, fitness, landscaping, non-profit programs, banking programs and financial advice, home safety and self defense safety, funeral care and services, promotional products, and jewelry, household goods, and clothing, phone communication, marketing and social media communication, travel and real estate offerings, kids and family programs, and about the chamber itself.
With a large campaign targeted at bringing in more people from the business sector and family sector of the local area, there was a noticeable shift in those that visited the various vendor tables during this year’s event. Although we didn’t have the largest crowd compared to other years, those that came enjoyed the contact and opportunity presented to them as they visited each vendor and could spend time talking to them than prior years.
We are grateful to our many sponsors, our presenters, Adam Saber, Adam Saber Event Entertainment for serving as the MC for the night, the additional help from members and our board of directors during the Expo and to Suzanne Vreeland for providing these photos. Click on the photos to see a larger size. Enjoy the pictures!