News from Staff:
GREATER COACHELLA VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ANNOUNCES GCV SMALL BUSINESS EXPO: November 15 from 3PM – 7PM
GCV Small Business EXPO kicks off Small Business Week in the Coachella Valley Annually!
Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit! Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce (GCVCC) is proud to announce, in support of all local merchants, GCV Small Business EXPO event on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino’s Special Event Center. Now taking booth orders!
Last year, over 150 innovative exhibitors and vehicles filled the showroom to highlight our community resources, local business professionals, leaders, business owners, nonprofit organizations and popular attractions – all with an emphasis on shopping local. There will be a mixture of new start-ups and long-established businesses.
“We are creating awareness and excitement around our local businesses by bringing together some of the brightest minds and best companies from the valley together at the EXPO,” says GCVCC Chief of Staff, Katie Stice. “These business owners, managers and staff live in our communities, send their kids to our schools, join service clubs, support our nonprofits and impact the desert economy. Supporting local business is one of the best ways to strengthen our local economy and we can all do it together.”
Attendees will enjoy local flavors and food samples while learning about products and services, networking with other industry professionals, and connecting first-hand with merchants. Admission is $7.
EXPO attendees will experience a large sample of our local economy including our popular pop-up villages! Interaction, activity, giveaways, raffles, drawings and music will fill the event space. The villages focus on the building, medical and business networking industries. Last year over 1,200 people attended in support!
CV Small Business Week ends with Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a national shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year and it sponsored by American Express. The GCVCC was recognized as a “2017 Neighborhood Champion” by Small Business Saturday in recognition for their work promoting local small business.
Join us for this CV Small Business Expo! Tickets and booths will be available soon! Exhibitors are invited to stay at the exclusive Exhibitor’s Only After Party on the 12th floor from 7:30pm-9pm where networking and refreshments will be enjoyed after another great EXPO event.
Special thanks to Desert Insurance Solutions, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Modern Woodmen of America, Proper Solutions, Rabobank, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, Bright for their EXPO event sponsorship. To be included as a sponsor, contact Katie at Katie.Stice@gcvcc.org
Note: Nonmembers may join the GCVCC as a Member to participate. Contact us for more information.
About the Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber is a business membership organization representing the Coachella Valley. We support our members through legislative advocacy, education, networking, and other community based opportunities. The Greater Coachella Valley Chamber of Commerce is a registered 501c6 non-profit supported through member contributions.