Greater Lexington Chamber’s Business Lexpo takes over Riverbluff High School
The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center held their annual Business Lexpo at Riverbluff High School Thursday. About 120 businesses were represented at the event.
There were leaders in the healthcare industry, media, restaurants, and many home improvement companies spanning down three hallways of the school. Businesses offered free samples, giveaways and drawings. Whether you were looking for a plumber, in need of a new roof, or even trying to get a massage, there was a little something for everyone at the largest edition of Lexpo to date.
Connor Watkins, Multimedia Strategist for the Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center, explained why he believes so many businesses decided to participate this year.
“Because we have this beautiful high school, we have the ability to have businesses here during the summer. The space has given us the opportunity to expand, and to be able to have it at a place that’s right off the interstate gives people an easy way to access the event,” he said.
Watkins also explained why he wanted the event to benefit not just businesses, but residents too. “There are local businesses that can help residents beyond just business-to-business. There’s painters, there’s restaurants that have family meal prep plans, electricians, staffing companies, gutter cleaners, you name it,” he said. “A lot of those are offering discounts and specials during the day so it’s a good opportunity to get estimates or just some gifts from the businesses.”
The Business Lexpo is an annual event showcasing businesses in, around, and catering to Lexington.