Make connections at Rocky River Chamber of Commerce business expo

The Rocky River Chamber of Commerce proudly presents its 13th annual Business Expo on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 2-7 p.m. at the Don Umerley Civic Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River. You are invited to attend this lively event to network with business owners and individuals who offer products and services in the area. Admission is free when you present your business card.

Expo 2015 will feature over 100 exhibitors, including 12 restaurants. The event presents businesses with a unique opportunity to stand out in today’s competitive business world. It is expected that attendance will top 1,000 again this year. It’s significant to note that in 2014, 60 percent of attendees provided a home or work address outside of Rocky River. Therefore, it’s a great event to take advantage of making wide-ranging connections all while learning how products, services and technology can help their businesses grow.

Returning this year will be a wine and beer tasting from 4-7 p.m. Local retailers West Shore Wine Company and Giant Eagle will be selling a variety of fine wine and beer samples.

Jason Lukz, chairman of the Expo Committee, offers just a few of the reasons why Expo 2015 is a valuable business investment. “Being visible and getting noticed can be difficult for some businesses. At Expo 2015, attendees will immediately realize the benefit of networking on a large scale. It’s a powerful five hours filled with high energy. Expo 2015 will feature a wide variety of exhibitors who are eager to network and share their expertise and knowledge. We’ve witnessed successful connections made at the Expo over the years.”

Valet parking is available for $5 per car. Free offsite parking is available at St. Thomas Lutheran Church at 21211 Detroit Road in Rocky River, with entrances from Wagar and Detroit Roads. A shuttle bus will run continuously between the front door of the Don Umerley Civic Center and the St. Thomas parking lot. All exhibitors and attendees who use the shuttle will be entered into a raffle to win valuable prizes.

For more information, call the Rocky River Chamber at 440-331-1140 or visit

Anne Kuenzel

Anne Kuenzel is the manager of Community Education at Fairview Hospital Wellness Center and secretary for the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. For more information on the Wellness Center, visit For more information on the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce, visit

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Volume 7, Issue 19, Posted 2:00 PM, 10.01.2015