While display numbers down, attendance was good at 14th Community Expo
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
The number of business and organization tables at last Thursday evening’s Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce 14th Annual Chamber Community Expo was down over previous years; 85 tables were set up, but in some past years the high school gymnasiums were filled to capacity with 110 tables.
During the evening, representatives of businesses and organizations provided information aimed at increasing community awareness of the many programs, services, products and resources available in the Big Walnut community; and those in attendance received information about a variety of issues relating to health, fitness, nutrition, safety and wellness.
During this year’s Community Expo, Big Walnut Middle School band and choral students performed in the auxiliary gymnasium under the direction of middle school music teachers Chris Lawless and Amy Read.
Chamber Executive Director Cindy Hall said even though the number of tables was down, attendance at the annual chamber event was excellent.
For information about joining the Sunbury/Big Walnut Area Chamber of Commerce contact Cindy Hall at the chamber of commerce office at 740–965-2860.
For information about upcoming chamber events log on to the chamber website at < sunburybigwalnutchamber.com >.
Community businesses and organizations that stepped forward to sponsor the 2012 Chamber Community Expo were Anthem Blue Cross Chamber Plan; Accelerated Physical Therapy; Cellar Lumber & Roofing Supply; CenturyLink; Country View of Sunbury; Consolidated Electric Cooperative; Delaware County Bank; Delaware County Fair; Delaware-Morrow Mental Health & Recovery Services Board; Eagle Small Business Solutions; Forman Realtors, Inc. & Forman Mini-Storage; Genoa Christian Academy; HyperSounds Entertainment; Mount Carmel St. Ann’s; Mount Carmel Clinical Cardiovascular Specialists; Secure Mini Storage; Sunbury Urgent Care; Tupperware, Becky Fichtelman; and Grady Hospital/OhioHealth.