The Imperial Valley may not have a shopping mall, but for one day more than 130 local businesses will be together under one roof.
The Imperial Valley Joint Chambers of Commerce Business Showcase 2001 is designed to promote local business and let residents see what is available here.
"We think it is important because it is a joint event of all the businesses in the Valley," said Gene Wilcox, chairman of the showcase and treasurer of the Holtville Chamber of Commerce. "It's a chance for the public to see lots of businesses in one place."
Staged in the Preble Building of the Imperial Valley Expo, the third annual event is bigger than ever. Restaurants and beverage distributors will be giving away samples while local businesses will promote their products and introduce themselves to the community.