Power of More business expo a success at Market Square
Over 100 Power of More members from seven different chambers of commerce set up shop at Market Square in Crocker Park on Sept. 28 for the Business Expo. This trade show event has been held for the last five years at the Gemini Center in Fairview Park. Originally, it was a showcase of businesses in the Fairview Park chamber.
Over the past few years, as the Power of More has grown from four chambers to seven, the show had outgrown the space. When the offer to use the new Market Square was made available through the city of Westlake, a new home for the show was found.
Aside from 100-plus tables available, 10 of which were food vendors, all spaces were sold out. Visitors enjoyed a wide variety of food samples from local venues like Bonefish Grill, Buca Di Beppo, Panera Bread and Danny Boys Pizza. WEOL Radio did their 3:30-6:30 p.m. show live from the show while interviewing different vendors throughout their breaks.
Another unique participant was Tom Wasinski, owner of Aerial Agents. Tom sent up a drone to photograph the entire show space and then did an exciting demonstration of different drones outdoors. Based on the crowd watching outside, drones are as cool to adults as they are to kids.
AT&T had a texting and driving simulator which offered a safer look at the dangers of distracted driving which was covered by Channel 19 news for their evening newscast. A variety of vendors donated gift cards and prizes which were given away throughout the event. With an estimated crowd of over 500, it proved to be a good day on both sides of the table.
I am the Marketing Manager for the Power of More, a networking organization that combines seven local chambers of commerce - West Shore, Fairview Park, North Olmsted, North Coast, North Ridgeville, Olmsted and Parma.