Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce to Host 2014 Business Expo at Al Kader Shrine Center on April 22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 14, 2014

Contact:

Krissy Rowan (503) 682-0411 x 108
krissy@wilsonvillechamber.com

WILSONVILLE, ORE.––The Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 2014 Business Expo on Tuesday, April 22 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Al Kader Shrine Center located at 25100 SW Parkway Avenue in Wilsonville and will feature a variety of vendors and prominent businesses from the south metro region. Admission is $5 and will include free educational sessions, food and beverages.

“We are excited to be hosting an event like this in partnership with the Al Kader Shrine Center,” says Darren Harmon, chamber president. “The expo is a great place for area businesses to interact with each other and compare the latest and greatest products and services.”

The expo will allow businesses and individuals to find new vendors, build strategic partnerships, meet potential clients, interact with new products, learn from industry experts, take advantage of expo only specials, and enter to win door prizes.

“This event is a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about the wealth of great businesses that we have here in the south metro region and a good place for business people to network,” says Steve Gilmore, chief executive officer of the chamber. “It’s going to be informative and fun. Everyone’s invited and we hope to see a large crowd.”

Attendees will receive information on products and service and numerous free promotional items from nearly 40 businesses and organizations that will have a booth at the show, including: Aflac (Duane McCreery), Area Floors, Chloe + Isabel, Costco, DocuMart, Elements Massage of Wilsonville, GISI Marketing Group, Green Group Real Estate / Guild Mortgage, Healing Light Therapy, ItWorks Global, Kiwanis Club of Wilsonville, LegalShield, Mary Kay (Janis Stanford), Massage to the Max, MC2 Marketing / On Fire Websites, Modern Woodmen of America, Northwest Man Cave, Portland General Electric, Prographics, Qdoba Mexican Grill (with free samples), Saladmaster – Fit for Cooking Inc., Sandalie Golf Course/Dalton’s Catering (with free samples), The Suran Group, Take Shape for Life (Sandy Kralovec), Schwan’s Home Service Inc. (with free samples), SUN Holistic Health, The Total Development Center, Tiffany Home Design, Twin Star Credit Union, US Bank, Working Web Solutions, and more.

Educational sessions will be presented at 3:30, 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. The first session, “Why Email marketing Can Work for Your Business,” scheduled at 3:30 p.m. and presented by Brandi Ebner, chamber staff, will discuss how email is the most cost-effective, targeted, trackable, and efficient way to build and maintain relationships in all types of business and organizations. Learn how to master the basics of professional email communications with this look at best practices and winning strategies for finding and keeping permission-based subscribers, increasing deliverability and open rates, writing good subject lines and content, getting readers to take action, and becoming a trusted sender in the eyes of consumers.

At 4:30 p.m., Mary Killalea, president of Working Web Solutions, will present “Responsive Website Design.” Today’s customers are accessing the internet via various devices and if your business website isn’t designed specifically to adapt to those different devices, then your customers might not be seeing what you think they are. Look at your website on a smart phone or tablet, and what do you see? If your site is more than a couple years old, you will probably see a website that is difficult to read and navigate. Find out what it means to have a responsive website design and the best solutions to making your website adaptable.

Lastly, at 5:30 p.m., Teri LeVine, owner of MC2 Marketing and On Fire Websites, will present “Creating Your Elevator Speech.” When you introduce yourself at a networking event, you have seconds to create a connection and make your audience want to know more about you and your work. Most people blow the opportunity. Teri LeVine, owner and principal consultant of MC2 Marketing Consultants, will help attendees discover how to use powerful, persuasive language to deliver a short “elevator speech” that helps you lay the groundwork for deeper business relationships. In addition,learn how to tailor your elevator speech to match your audience.​

For more information on the 2014 Business Expo contact Brandi Ebner at (503) 682-0411 x 103 or visit www.wilsonvillechamber.com.

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For the Love of Schools Race benefits Sherwood Education Foundation

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We are excited to announce the Sherwood School District has
been invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Tonkin For the
Love of Schools Race on June 1, 2014!
The Tonkin Family of Dealerships is known for their “Love of
Cars” and also their Love of Schools. As founding sponsor,
Tonkin is ensuring that 100% of every entry dollar goes to
the school fund of your choice!
Please go to http://fortheloveofschools.com to sign up for
the June 1, 2014 race. Sign up yourself for the 5K,10K or for
the inaugural 1/2 Marathon!! You can also honor our amazing
teachers and sponsor an entry for them to come and enjoy,
and 100% of the money goes to our Sherwood schools!
Click “Register Now” then select the Sherwood Logo to make
sure your donation goes to our Sherwood Schools. From there
you will have an option to select the Education Foundation .
Remember ALL funds raised go directly to our schools.