8TH Annual Wasaga Beach Business Show - March 30, 2014
Join the 8th Annual Wasaga Beach Business Show
March 30, 2014 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Wasaga RecPlex
The Wasaga Beach Business Show is presented by the Wasaga Beach Women's Business Association and the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce to provide an opportunity for Wasaga Beach and surrounding area businesses to promote themselves and their services within the communit.
The Business Show is the perfect chance for business owners and the public to learn about the huge range of services and products offered right here in Wasaga Beach and surrounding area. Whether your business is retail or service oriented, exhibiting at the Business Show will give you the opportunity to market it to area residents and other business owners. Many business owners take advantage of this opportunity to offer product sampling.
Members of the hosting organizations, The Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Wasaga Beach Women's Business Association, and previous business show exhibitors are offered the first opportunity to register for the 2014 show. The show has been sold out every year, so if you would like to exhibit in 2014, be sure to reserve your space as soon as possible. Booth spaces are allocated on first come, first served basis. Payment must be received to secure a booth.
NEW THIS YEAR - payment may be made by VISA by telephone to the Chamber of Commerce at 705-429-2247.
Do you wish to be an Event Sponsor again this year? A limited number of sponsorship opportunities are also available. Sponsorship is $255 (hydro is $15 extra) and sponsors receive one booth space as well as acknowledgement in all Business Show promotions. Please call the Chamber office to confirm your sponsorship at 705-429-2247.
Advertising and promotion of the Business Show will take place in local newspapers and broadcast media; through posters and other print materials; and through the Town of Wasaga Beach, Chamber of Commerce and WBWBA websites, newsletters and announcements. Admission and parking will be free to the public. Visitors to the show will receive a brochure listing each exhibitor's show location and regular contact information and a reusable bag to gather show information from each exhibitor.
Booth Rental is $120 (hydro is $15 extra) for an individual business. Booth space is 10' x 6'. There are also a number of larger booths available, 10' x 10' for $130(hydro is $15 extra). Booth space may also be shared - max. 2 businesses to a booth. There are limited spaces with electricity and we also reserve the right to limit the number of businesses that are similar in nature to keep the show interesting, so early registration is essential. Each space includes a 6' x 2' table, two chairs and booth drapery 3' in height sides and 8' behind. Booth display/decoration is the responsibility of the exhibitor. Display items/materials may not impede the aisles in any way. Set-up will commence at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the show. Exhibitors are required to be in attendance for the full duration of the show and may not tear-down or depart prior to the conclusion of the show at 4:00 pm. Exhibitors must be in compliance with all municipal, provincial and federal requirements.
No soliciting of donations and/or fundraising are to take place.
Exhibitor items may be sold at this show. (Photocopy of vendor permit or license to sell must be sent with the application form)
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For more information contact:
The Chamber of Commerce at 705-429-2247 / 1-866-292-7242
The Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce
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May 22 - Fly Toronto to Lima
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March 13 - Breakfast at the Beach
Speaker -Gillian Fairley, Coordinator,
South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre
Topic: Dusting off Your Business Plan
The Networking Committee for the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the speaker for our next 'Breakfast at the Beach' on Thursday March 13th at 7:00am-8:30am will be Gillian Fairley, the Coordinator of the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre. The breakfast will be held at Goodies Café at 1470 Mosley St. (corner of 34th St.), Wasaga Beach.
Gillian's topic will be "Dusting off Your Business Plan - Review. Refresh. and Re-Focus". As a small business owner it is important to revisit and refresh your business plan on a regular basis. We know that this is important, but we don't always take to the time to update our plan. Gillian will provide us with some simple templates and free resources to make this process quicker and easier. Updating your business plan helps you to keep up-to-date with the changing environment, to ensure you are meeting the demands of your customers and to develop realistic objectives for your business.
The Small Business Enterprise Centre is a premier resource centre for helping local enterprising people start and grow their business, and meet their entrepreneurial aspirations. The focus of the Centre is to provide resources, consulting and support to start-up and existing small businesses during their development, retention and operation.
As Coordinator of the South Georgian Bay Small Business Enterprise Centre, Gillian has spent the last three years assisting entrepreneurs in the community in developing and launching their new ventures, assessing opportunities, creating business and marketing plans, as well as delivering workshops and training to small business owners on important business topics. Gillian has extensive project management and management consulting experience. She has worked with organizations throughout the United States, as well as in the UK, Germany and Sweden. Gillian has consulted for the public and private sectors, including the automotive, manufacturing, financial services, insurance and real estate sectors.
The Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Networking Committee are delighted to welcome Gillian as our speaker for what we believe will be a very interesting and informative talk on keeping your business plan up to date and resources available at the Centre.
To confirm your attendance for this breakfast and to obtain more information, contact Trudie McCrea at the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce at 705-429-2247.
April 12 & 13 - Home and Garden Show
The Wasaga Beach Lions Club presents
the 21st Annual
Home and Garden Show
Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13
10 am - 5 pm 10 am to 4 pm
RecPlex - Oakview Centre
1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach
Free Draws, Door Prizes, Snack Bar, Children's Activities and More.....
Admission $2/adult (Children under 12 free)
For more information, call 705-429-3331
April 16 - Annual General Meeting
Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce
Annual General Meeting
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7 pm
Chamber boardroom at 550 River Road West,
All Chamber of Commerce Members in good standing are invited and encouraged to attend.
Agenda will include:
- Presentation of the 2013 Financials
- Board Elections
- Motions to approve New President, new Vice President & Board of Directors
- Motion to increase Membership Fees
For information please call the Chamber office at 705-429-2247.
Wasaga Beach Lions Club Bingo
Wasaga Beach Lions Club Bingo every Friday night. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Lions Club at 705-429-3331