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Chamber Members Get Ready for Annual BizFest

Local businesses to showcase goods and services

October 4, 2012
By SCOTT McCLOSKEY - Staff Writer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce member investors will have a marketing opportunity to network and showcase their products and services during BizFest 2012, scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Oct. 11 in the main showroom of Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack.

"This is one of our business-to-business marketing events that we have been doing for many years. It used to be known as the Business Expo," said chamber President Terry Sterling.

The event has been held at the racetrack for the past few years in conjunction with the October Business After Hours program, according to Sterling.

Article Photos

Photo by Scott McCloskey
Preparing for BizFest 2012 on Oct. 11 at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack are, from left, Barry Crow, Chris Anthony, Cheri DeBlasis, Joseph Donahue and Beth Strawn, all representing Main Street Bank; chamber President Terry Sterling; Philip Stahl, representing WTOV9; chamber Vice-President Lisa Mullin; Megan Winnett, representing the racetrack, and Pat McGeehan, Ron Rogers and Robert Mead Jr., all representing Frontier Communications.

"We'll have about 30 to 40 members showcasing some of their products and services and several of the member caterers will bring some of their specialty foods. ... It's free admission and we encourage everybody to come over," Sterling added.

Sterling said people attending the event can expect to see some "innovations" they may not have seen in recent years.

"I think we have a different mix of members. I think there is a lot of new products, a lot of new services and a lot of our newer members are participating," he added.

For more information about the event call the chamber office at 304-233-2575.

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