Keep an eye out on this item as the board is now looking at potentially changing this event to a new place and time period in 2021. We'll eblast out further details in the next few weeks.
The Spring Business Expo was one of the first events brought out by the Grass Lake Regional Chamber in 2006. Set up as an event to showcase the membership businesses in the area, more than 75 of the 100 members in the chamber entered the Expo in 2006 with little idea what could be expected.
Held usually on the second or third weekend in March, the event proved successful with the attendance of nearly 1200 people over the weekend to take in the newest in wares by area businesses, and sample the value of local entertainment groups and entities. Providing incentives to stop by their booth, businesses posted attractive drawings and hourly door prizes to those who took in the show. As well, the Chamber itself put up some significant benefits to attendees with drawings for gas cards, TV’s, game consoles and a host of other interesting items.
First starting with the Expo in Grass Lake High School gymnasium, it was an ideal opportunity for the community to get a firsthand look at the newest facilities of Grass Lake Community Schools. As the Expo continued its wide growth to more than 90 booths and exhibits, the Expo moved to the George Long Elementary School in 2010. In 2011 the expo moved back to Grass Lake High School with the aid of a new 6,000 square foot addition on the gymnasium.
The new addition provided a good opportunity to spread out a little more and accommodate even more booth space in the future. As well, the spacing allows for a little more spread-out in the gym with a meandering walk around the entire spread of booths, an entertainment area and food court, all in the same building without the confusion of a multitude of hallways. The layout of the exhibit booths are pictured with a range in prices indicated by colored shading. As the resgistration and payments come in, reserved spaces are marked out with a large red "X" and the name associated with that "X" is listed by booth number provided by clicking on the Registration Listing link above. If you'd like a print out of the booth layout and reservations listing then click on the "Booth Spaces Layout" and the "Reservations Listings" link above.