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Business expo to be held Thursday

SARAH LOWERY

Staff Writer

 

The Lincolnton-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce’s 10th-annual business expo is set for Thursday.

This year, the event will be held at a new venue — the recently renovated Laboratory Mill on Southfork Road in Lincolnton, owned and restored by John and Cyndi Dellinger.

The expo, scheduled for 3-7 p.m. and free and open to the public, will feature 46 vendors, 25 of which are participating for the first time, noted a Chamber press release.

More food vendors than ever before will be present, as well.

“There will be plenty of Chamber businesses exhibiting their products, great food and drink and plenty of fellow Chamber members with which to network,” Chamber President Ken Kindley said in the release.

The theme for the expo, whose presenting sponsor this year is The M Conley Company, will be “The History and Importance of Shopping Local.” In addition to door prizes and a scavenger hunt, a cash giveaway, totaling $400, is also planned.

“The first 100 people to register between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. will be eligible to win the cash prizes in varying amounts,” he said.

Additionally, a “Business After Hours,” sponsored by the Lincoln County Historical Association, will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

“I would like to thank the Chamber’s Business Expo Committee, chaired by Cheryl Burgess, Ferguson Enterprises, for working all year long on this most important event,” Kindley added. “This will be an event you will not want to miss.”

Those interested in attending can take advantage of a free shuttle service, provided by Specialized Transport, from First Baptist Church in Lincolnton.

For more information, call (704) 735-3096.

 

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