Each year, the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County invites its members to showcase their products and services to the local business community and general public. About 100 business vendors participated in this year’s event, which draws about 800 people each year.
The expo was preceded by a networking “vendor blender” before doors opened to the public.
“Networking is a big part of it, but for exhibitors it’s also about making those critical business-to-consumer connections, “ CBICC spokeswoman Lesley Kistner said.
Speed networking enabled business people to get know each other in a speed-dating type format. Business people had one minute to make their pitches.
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The expo included County Cuisine, which offered food from 12 Centre County eating establishments, and a business after-hours event following the expo.