the Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce will host its first Grand Expo: Business & Community Marketplace at Robarts Arena on Thursday, April 14. The after-hours networking event will connect the products and services of local chamber members and non-profit organizations with businesses and the residential community.
The exhibit floor will feature the Tiny Home built by students who recently earned certifications with the help of the Sarasota Chamber program, CareerEdge Funder Collaboration and Suncoast Technical College (STC). Attendees will enjoy free bites at local restaurants, a cash bar and entertainment provided by Complete weddings + events, including a photo booth and a DJ. The event also includes prizes such as Avelo and Southwest Airlines tickets and a grand prize raffle for a $500 Sam’s Club gift card that can also be used for gas.
As of March 31, member exhibitors include Bank of England Mortgage, Bekins Moving Solutions, Beneva Flowers & Plantscapes, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Inc., BMO Harris Bank, Body Soul and Pole LLC, Bone Dry Roofing, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties, Buffalo Lodging Associates, CareerSource Suncoast, Cat Depot, Children First, Inc., Community Assisted & Supported Living, Inc., Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar, Der Dutchman, Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County, Easterseals Southwest Florida, Exclusive Shape LLC, First Home Bank, First Horizon Bank, Florida Blue, Florida Pipe-Lining Solutions, LLC, Gecko’s Grill & Pub, Hear Again America, Hometown News USA, In The Pink, Lakewood Ranch Medical Group, Lutheran Services Florida, Inc., Manasota Black Chamber of Commerce, MTC Baking and Pastry Arts, MTC Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality, MÜV by Verano, Neuro Challenge Foundation, Inc for Parkinsons, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Observer Media Group, PAM Heal th Spec ialty Hospital of Sarasota, PKF Mueller, RITE Technology, Roberts Insurance Group, Runningboards Marketing, Sam’s Club Snack Shop, Sarasota Animal Hospital, Sarasota County Government, Sarasota County Solid Waste, Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce, Solmart Media, LLC, SouthTech , State College of Florida, Solmart Media, SunCoast Blood Centers, Sun Protection of Florida, The Bay Park Conservancy, Inc., Tidewell Hospice, TriNet, Urban E Recycling, WSRQ Radio, USF Sarasota – Manatee, Vacasa, LLC, Vensure Employer Services , VetCor of Sarasota-Manatee.