The Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce and Industry will be holding the ninth annual Spring Business Showcase on Thursday, March 17 from 3 to 8 p.m. The showcase is free to attend and will take place at the Event Center at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, located at 4876 Haxton Road in Ferndale.
This business-to-consumer tradeshow gives the public an opportunity to meet face-to-face with local businesses, watch product demonstrations and pick up free swag from the vendors. The interaction allows consumers to become more familiar with businesses and more comfortable visiting their stores or making an online purchase.
“As always, we’ll have great giveaways and prize drawings,” said Shelli Jones, marketing coordinator at the chamber. “This year’s grand prize drawing will be two round-trip tickets on Alaska Airlines. The entry form is on the back of the free tickets and can be picked up at any of our participating businesses and dropped off at the event. We’ll also be giving away a 60″ LG Smart TV.”
The showcase’s food vendors include Jekyll & Hyde, Crave Catering and Steakhouse 9. Samson Winery and Valley Shine Distillery will provide drinks. The cost is $5 for a tasting glass and ID is required.
KGMI 790 AM has been involved in the Spring Business Showcase since its inception in 2008, broadcasting from the event and serving as a promotional partner. Tracy Ellis from KGMI’s PM Bellingham will be broadcasting live at the event this year.
Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, Print & Copy Factory and KGMI sponsor the showcase.