2019 Business Expo Celebrates Collierville Business Community

100 Vendors and Thousands of Visitors Enjoy a Wide Array of Services and Merchants

In what has become an annual showcase for community businesses and services, the Collierville Chamber of Commerce hosted its 2019 Business Expo at the H.W. Cox Community Center on Thursday, October 24. One hundred vendor booths presented opportunities for visitors to browse and talk with business owners and representatives from a host of industries, service-based companies, retailers and non-profits organizations.

The event opened officially at 9:00 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, as Mayor Stan Joyner wielded the scissors. Mark Heuberger, CEO and President of the Collierville Chamber of Commerce welcomed visitors and thanked sponsors for their support, in addition to calling attention to the amount of hard work that goes into this annual event. He offered a thanks to his staff who planned, managed and marketed the event. “This is a yeoman’s effort. They did a fantastic job. Cathy Wilhelm handled the detailed logistics, while Sherry Redden was on the phone with members and vendors. Jordan Jaggers created the marketing strategy for us.”

The range of vendors represented a variety as large as the Collierville business community. From furniture stores to banks and financial institutions to health care providers, the Expo offered something for everyone who entered the center. Outside, the parking lot served as a home to food vendors and more booths, including magnificent displays of custom and upscale automobiles from Landers Ford, Mercedes Benz of Collierville, and Art and Speed Classic Car Gallery.

My Town Roofing and My Town Movers shared a booth, and Ben Campbell, Project Manager of My Town Roofing, noted, “The Expo’s a great way to stay in front of people, and we even booked a few jobs last year.”

Steve Green, owner of the furniture store Amish Excellence, laughed as he recalled a customer purchasing a chair right out from under him. “We just picked it up and carried it to his car.”

Two of the top attractions at the Expo were Baptist Memorial Hospital – Collierville, who provided free flu shots for attendees and four young tabby cats at the Collierville Animal Shelter’s wellattended booth.

The 2019 Business Expo was sponsored by Baptist Memorial Hospital of Collierville; Southern Security Federal Credit Union; Thomas Meat and Seafood Market and Catering; First Tennessee; Mahaffey Event and Tent Rentals; the Town of Collierville; Landers Ford; UT’s University Clinical Health; Mercedes Benz of Collierville; Hicks Convention Services and Event Rentals; A-Z Office Resource; The Farms of Bailey Station, and Hampton Inn Collierville. Media sponsors included News Channel 3, WCRV, and The Voice, including KWAM, FM 107.9 and AM 990.

The Collierville Business Expo is an annual event sponsored by the Collierville Chamber of Commerce, as one of its many events for members and the entire business community. For more information about Chamber programs and how to get involved, contact 901-853-1949.

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