The first ever Lake Country Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Trade Show is today (Mar. 19).

The first ever Lake Country Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Trade Show is today (Mar. 19).

Chamber to host 1st ever Business After Hours Tradeshow

Event next Wednesday will feature 40 businesses in first of its kind event for Lake Country

The Lake Country Chamber of Commerce is stepping into unchartered territory, promoting local businesses with the first ever Business After Hours Tradeshow in Lake Country.

Featuring 40 booths and five different presentation and workshops, the inaugural Business After Hours Tradeshow in Lake Country is taking place today (Mar. 19) from 4 to 8 p.m. at Winfield Memorial hall.

“This has been done at other chambers quite successfully,” said Lake Country chamber executive director Corrinne Cross. “We were looking at ways to promote the businesses in Lake Country and the chamber. The reaction was so positive that it was a huge success even before it started.”

In fact the reaction amongst the business community in Lake Country was so swift, booths were sold out in no time and the chamber is now looking at a larger venue next year if it hosts a similar event.

“We put the word out on a Tuesday and I think by the Thursday we were 80 per cent sold out,” said Cross. “It’s been very well embraced. We’re actually thinking next year to do it a little later in the year so that we can use the arena (after the ice is out).”

While it’s the first time the chamber has organized and hosted a large tradeshow focussing on just Lake Country businesses, it certainly isn’t the first time the group has taken part in similar events. A valley-wide business after hours event moves around between the eight different chambers in the region and Lake Country has also held events at UBCO, a small shop Saturday event in Lake County as well as business walks, getting input from businesses on how things are going and what can be improved upon.

However the tradeshow, bringing local businesses together under one roof in Lake Country is a new concept.

“The benefit to doing this is that our businesses get out there and get a chance to show off what they do best,” said Cross. “We’re looking at this for promotion and for marketing the chamber and the local businesses and helping them be successful.”

Admission to the event is free and there are lots of door prizes as well as a concession hosted by the Rotary Club. The event goes tonight until 8 p.m.

Businesses taking part in the 1st Business After Hours Tradeshow in Lake Country

Andy’s Tree and Chipping

Antler Creek K9

Aspen Landscaping

Beauty Ethics

Chamber of Commerce

Epicure Solutions

Grounds Guys/Lorwal Golf

Investors Group

JGN Accounting

Kahuna Cleaning

Kees Tae Kwon Do

Kepi’s Creations Jewelry

LA Lifestyles Health & Fitness

Lake Country Optical

Lake Country Health Planning

Lake Country Lawn Care

Mary K – You Sendit Cards

Mona Vision

Nordixx Pole Walking

Odett’s Skin Laser Wellness Clinic

Park Place Garage

Premier Tech Aqua

Profile Marketing

LC Rotary Club

Royal Window Cleaning

Second Wind Fitness

Shaklee Products

Sunscape

TD Benefits

The Juice FM

TrentchantOTC

Tri-Lake Animal Hospital

UBCO

Uprise Designs

Usana- Mona

Winfield IDA

Waste Management

Mary Kay – Dawn W

Worthy Inc.