The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce wants to bring residents and local businesses together.

The Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce wants to bring residents and local businesses together.

The fourth annual Business Expo will run from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 21. The free event will be held at the Four Seasons Columbus, 4643 Trueman Blvd. and is sponsored by the chamber.

Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce president Libby Gierach is still looking for vendors. She said the expo provides a great opportunity for businesses to network with each other and establish contacts.

"This is a great event for businesses to share what their business does and can offer to the residents of our community," she said.

"Those who attend from the public will be able to see so many businesses in one spot and learn how they can utilize their products and services. There will be door prizes from the individual businesses, as well as a $200 cash door prize from the Hilliard Area Chamber of Commerce," Gierach added.

To be eligible to win the door prize, people have to register at each booth, she said.

Only chamber members can participate as vendors and a registration form can be downloaded at www.hilliardchamber.org.

The registration deadline is Oct. 13, she said. A six-foot by three-foot space, which includes a table, will cost vendors $75, while a 10-foot by three-foot space with no table will cost $150. Businesses with a standing display are encouraged to make sure it fits in the chosen space.

Security Plus Insurance producer Josh Hornik said he'll return for his second year.

"I think it's a great event to spread information about your business and find out information about other businesses in the area," Hornik said. Security Plus is a family-owned independent insurance provider.

He said there are "a lot of businesses out there the public may not know about. It's a great way to become educated about them."

For more information, call the chamber office at (614) 876-7666 or e-mail info@hilliardchamber.org.

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