Lexpo 2018 Breaks Records, Businesses Thrive

July 15, 2018 | Posted By: Connor Watkins

The Main Street of River Bluff High School was packed with over 100 businesses Wednesday for the 2018 Business Lexpo, the largest trade show to date hosted by the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center.

With the help of our sponsors and companies like Something Borrowed, we were able to transform the hallway into a pop-up mall with a dedicated space for each business to call their own and brand from top to bottom. 

The Haven Coffee House broke the ice during the vendor networking hour by providing fresh coffee. This gave representatives of each business the chance to leave their booth and walk throughout the space to see what other businesses were offering prior to doors opening to the public.

"This truly felt like a community," said Lucia Ellison with Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Greater Columbia. "It was interesting to see how many business connections we have."

When the doors opened to welcome everyone else in the community, hundreds showed up including WACH Fox's Natalie Parsons who featured many of our businesses on social media and during the Hometown Hotspots segment of the networks nightly broadcast.

 

 

Fully Promoted's Laura Sullivan says she can already enough business from the expo that exceeds her investment. "It was energizing to connect with so many other businesses and residents from the area that I may not have otherwise had an occasion to interact with directly. Building awareness of your brand through events like this really must be part of your marketing strategy.

 

If you didn't get to make it to the Lexpo but still need another unique networking opportunity, the 2018 Fall Golf Classic on September 27 at Golden Hill Golf & Country Club should be on your calendar! See All Chamber Events

The 2018 Business Lexpo was presented by Lexington Medical Center, BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina,  Palmetto Health, Comporium, South Carolina Electric & Gas, BB&T, Michelin, Prsymian Group, The SEFA Group, Colonial Life, Great Southern Homes, Spherion Staffing, Something Borrowed, AllSouth Federa Credit Union and Wells Fargo.

Special thanks to our media partners The State Media Company, MidlandsBiz, 94.3 The Dude, ColaDaily, Valpak, Columbia Living Magazine and Z93 The Lake.