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Time running out to reserve space for showcase

November 26, 2001|STAFF REPORT

Business Showcase 2002 is almost a sellout and organizers are urging that businesses interested in having displays reserve space as soon as possible.

"It's absolutely imperative that reservations be made immediately," said Gene Wilcox, chairing the event on behalf of the Imperial Valley Joint Chambers of Commerce. "We expect to be sold out soon."

About 120 Imperial Valley businesses will be on display at the showcase from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 17 in the Preble building at Imperial Valley Expo. At last count, there were only 11 spaces remaining.

Information regarding reservations can be obtained by contacting any Valley chamber of commerce, by visiting or by calling Reliance Communications at 337-1700.


This is the fourth annual business show staged by the Joint Chambers of Commerce. It is designed to give local businesses the opportunity to promote and market their products and services to other Valley businesses and residents.

This year's sponsors include the Imperial Irrigation District, Sizzler Restaurant, Imperial Valley Penny Shopper, Government Agencies Federal Credit Union, Advanced Wireless, Inc., Western Auto, Valley Independent Bank, Locke Air Condition & Custom Sheet Metal, Inc., Alex Wireless, The Golden 1 Credit Union, Golden Acorn Casino and Travel Center, First American Title Insurance, SBC Pacific Bell, Conveyor group, Imperial Valley Press, KSIQ-KROP, Rutter Communications, KXO, Holtville Tribune, KVYE-TV 7, Super Estrella, KWST and KYMA.

The joint chambers is a consortium of all six county chambers of commerce.

The showcase will be a joint chambers mixer again and Valley chamber-member restaurants will provide samples of their cuisine.

Valley residents, including all winter visitors, are invited to attend. Admission will be free. Transportation will be provided from the parking lot to the Preble Building.

"There will be opportunities for networking, product displays and free refreshments and gifts," said Wilcox. "We are especially encouraging exhibitors to hand out promotional materials such as product samples, brochures, catalogues and other material carrying their business name or logo."

"Last year, an estimated 3,000 people attended and we expect even more for Business Showcase 2002," he added.

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