Small businesses and large employers will mix Wednesday during the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo.
The expo is a chance for business owners to network and “put themselves on the map,” said Cara Clarke, the chamber’s associate vice president of communications. About 1,800 people are expected to attend the event, held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall.
The expo has been held for more than 20 years and caters to Southern Nevada businesses. Large employers, such as Cox Communications and Wells Fargo, will mingle with small, local companies, Clarke said.
“Nothing matters more in business than personal connections,” she said. “Trade shows like Business Expo really bring the entire business community together.”
Tickets at the door are $20. Preregistration is $10 for chamber members and $15 for nonmembers.
Clarke said free headshots will be offered for the first time on Wednesday, with the help of the clothing company Nordstrom. There will also be a lounge area for businesses to meet with government agencies.
Clarke said the event’s last hour and a half will be a “happy hour” for attendees to mingle.
“It will be a little more social and more conducive to networking,” she said.
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About 150 exhibitors will have booths. They include:
- Henderson Chamber of Commerce
- NV Energy
- UNLV Lee Business School
- Vegas Young Professionals
- Escape Chambers Las Vegas
- Clark County Business License