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“There is nothing permanent except change.” ~Heraclitus
The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce, in an effort to grow with our amazing community, has changed the name of our Annual Business Expo to the Chamber Growthfest! The event will encompass much more than just the Business Expo of years past! As the community’s needs change, The North Augusta Chamber of Commerce will adapt as well.
The Growthfest will be held on Tuesday, October 17th this year. There will also be a venue change to accommodate the needs of this event. It will be held at the North Augusta Municipal Building. For one afternoon and evening, the Chamber of Commerce will be occupying every floor, meeting room, and terrace space available to bring our community a one of a kind event! NACOC is sensitive to the potential parking overflow issues. The MEDAC parking structure as well as street parking will be available and utilized.
A traditional business exposition will be held as in previous years. The expo will include thirty eight (38) atrium booths and thirty six (36) ballroom booths for a total of seventy four (74) businesses. There will be much to peruse during the expo hours.
In addition to the traditional business expo, the NACOC is adding the following programming:
Headshot Lounge: In today’s business world, headshots are becoming a necessity. While your Facebook or Instagram selfie with the bunny ears may be your best picture to date, it probably isn’t appropriate as a professional headshot. NACOC has arranged for a photo booth to be available to provide a headshot for our business professionals. Headshots will be purchased directly with the Headshot Lounge vendor for $10.
Connections Lounge: One of the main recurring themes that the NACOC has witnessed this year is businesses voicing concern about not being able to connect with employees that are the “right fit” for them. With the addition of this programming, the NACOC hopes to provide a relaxed setting in which employers can give a 2 minute (120 second) employer pitch to potential employees within our community. This would be a “why you want to work with us/what we do/what our company needs” type of elevator pitch. Also offered in the lounge will be slots in which individual professionals will be given a one and a half minute (90 second) elevator pitch to potential employers in the area. The individual pitches will be provided professional feedback from 4-6 hiring professionals in the area.
Business After Hours: The Business After Hours is open to the public and will be held immediately following the business expo. The actual after hours event will be held on the terrace of the Municipal Building. This will be a unique Business After Hours in that it will be a Savoring of North Augusta. NACOC is lining up twelve (12) caterers from the CSRA to provide samples of some of their offerings. Business professionals can network while being able to savor and sample potential caterers for their yearly and holiday events. Cash bar will be available.
The Chamber Growthfest promises to be an entertaining event full of resources for business professionals, companies, and individual community members. Space is limited for this event, so be sure to turn in registrations before there isn’t any more space available! Contact Jennifer Marner, Member Events Manager at email@example.com for more information.