Chiropractors, roofers, bankers, attorneys, media and technology services are just some of the businesses that will be represented at the ’s on Tuesday, March 13.
Nearly 90 businesses have signed up to participate in this year’s expo, which will take place from 4-7 p.m. at The Galleria at the Research Park, 3802 Spectrum Blvd.
“We may have closer to 100 by Tuesday,” said Barbara Sparks-McGlinchy, executive director of the chamber.
Attendees will have the opportunity to meet a wide variety of businesses and collect giveaways and door prizes, such as gift cards, teeth whitening vouchers and coupons. Sparks-McGlinchy said the chamber expects between 1,000 and 2,000 visitors.
“We give them a bag, and they leave with a bunch of stuff,” she said.
This is the first year the expo will take place at The Galleria, a smaller venue than previous locations, such as the USF Sun Dome or the .
“We still have approximately the same amount of booths that we’ve always had,” Sparks-McGlinchy said.
Absent this year will be many of the food vendors giving out free samples as part of the Taste of the Terrace. In years past, the two events were combined. This year, the Taste of the Terrace will be a separate event that has not yet been scheduled.
“We wanted to focus on more business to business this year,” Sparks-McGlinchy said.
Approximately six eateries will have booths at the expo though, including , , , OrGano Coffee, and the .
Also a change this year is free admission to the expo, as well as free parking. Attendees can visit the chamber’s website and print out a pass, or pick one up from the chamber office at 9385 N. 56th St. Last year, tickets cost $10 each.
Although there won’t be food vendors, event-goers don’t have to go hungry. Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet City of Temple Terrace personnel from the and departments, and . They can get a chair massage, a posture screening, or play mini-golf at the booth.
“Please come out and support your fellow members and check out the new Business Expo format,” chamber president Phil Lentsch wrote in this month’s chamber newsletter. “… I look forward to seeing you at this month’s Expo.”
As of Thursday afternoon (March 8), this year’s list of participants is:
Tampa Electric- Platinum Sponsor (Trustee)
Pilot Bank- Platinum Sponsor
Bulls Outfitter-Platinum Sponsor
CGM Services, Inc. - Platinum Sponsor
Otto Engineering Inc. - Gold Sponsor
ProMedia Group - Gold Sponsor
McIntyre Law Firm - Gold Sponsor
Republic Bank -Gold Sponsor
Edward Jones-Perry Jacobsen-Silver Sponsor
Hillsborough County Small Business Information Center- Silver Sponsor
Kayali & Co., P.A.-Silver Sponsor
Comprehensive Physician Services- Silver Sponsor
MSR Technologies, Inc. -Silver Sponsor
Jimmy John's - Silver Sponsor
Watts Dawson & Associates, Inc.- Silver Sponsor
Joyce Coleman State Farm Agency- Silver Sponsor
Bright House Networks- Silver Sponsor
Metropolitan Advertising Company - Media Sponsor
Tampa Bay Business Journal-Media Sponsor (Trustee)
Tampa Tribune-Media Sponsor (Trustee)
MCC Marketing Group-Trustee Member
CarePlus- Trustee Member
Fifth Third Bank-Trustee Member
Greater Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce
4th of July/Medical Hero Award
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union
Rotary Club of Temple Terrace
SerenBe Day Spa
Masque Theatre of Temple Terrace
Temple Terrace Animal & Bird Hospital
Bay Area Neuro Clinic, Inc.
Grow Financial Credit Union
Railroad Industrial Federal Credit Union
Lodge at Lakecrest
Stylecraft Cabinets of Tampa Bay
Mark Master, Inc.
City of Temple Terrace Leisure Services Department
Vernon Sales Promotion
Seniors in Service of Tampa Bay, Inc.
Rocky Creek Retirement Village
New North Transportation Alliance
Northside Mental Health Center, Inc.
Apostolic Gospel Temple
The Premier Players Sports Foundation
Legal & Identity Theft Shield Services
Florida Central Credit Union
SunTrust Bank, Tampa Bay
Embassy Suites USF
Licari Family Chiropractic
Roof Works, Inc.
Marc Morris A/C & Refrigeration Inc.
The Solution Associates, Inc.
Temple Terrace Bar Association, Inc.
Chick-fil-A Fowler Avenue
Geiger/Iwerks For You, Inc.
DAATA-Drug & Alcohol Testing of America, Inc.
Scentsy Wickless Candles
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
University Medical Service Assoc.
Bank of America
City of Temple Terrace Fire Dept.
City of Temple Terrace Police Dept.
City of Temple Terrace Code Compliance
Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, Inc.
MedExpress Urgent Care
Hills. Co Procurement
City of Tampa Procurement
Dr. Maite Casanova
Academic Evaluation Services, Inc.