GREENVILLE, NC – The Pitt County Business Expo was held on May 5, marking its 10th anniversary. The Expo, hosted by the Greenville-Pitt County Chamber of Commerce, served as the culminating event to the Chamber’s week-long celebration of small business in Greenville and Pitt County.
"With this year’s celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Pitt County Business Expo, we continued the tradition of allowing the community to interact with more than 130 local businesses and organizations representing a wide variety of industries and interests,” said Chamber President Leo Corbin. “The Chamber would like to thank our exhibitors, sponsors and attendees of this year's Business Expo!"
More than 1,500 visitors attended this year’s Expo. There were a variety of industries represented by the full house of local businesses and organizations including retailers, professional service providers, educational institutions, healthcare companies, and non-profit organizations.
Gail Nichols, Coordinator of Entrepreneurial Education for Pitt Community College said, “It's always a pleasure to participate in the Business Expo! Anytime we can showcase our Small Business Center and have the opportunity to mingle with the businesses in and around Pitt County is very worthwhile. We strive to get the word out about our services because we continuously have people surprised by the resources we have available to our community and the Expo serves as a great avenue to help spread that news!”
The GoLocal Career Fair was back at the Expo for a third consecutive year. Many job seekers attended the Expo to meet with dozens of exhibitors to learn about local career opportunities. In addition, all Expo attendees had an opportunity to enter a grand prize drawing to win a $5,000 custom office makeover from Taff Office Equipment. This year’s winner was Timothy Sawyer of Timothy Sawyer State Farm Agency. Other highlights of this year’s Expo included the 4th Annual Community Summit and free business portraits offered by Bill Goode Photography.
The Chamber hosts the Pitt County Business Expo each year to showcase the products and services of local businesses and organizations. For a detailed list of sponsors, exhibitors and more information about the Expo, visit greenvillenc.org/expo.