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Park City Chamber Bureau hosts trade show

On May 12 the Park City Chamber Bureau will hold a trade show for local professional service providers and non profits at the Kimball Art Center.

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Parkites will have the opportunity to mingle at Kimball’s main gallery to learn more about businesses in the area.

Julie Sommers, membership coordinator at the Chamber/Bureau explained that the event is really targeted for locals, "we encourage people to check out these professional businesses in town and learn about who they serve and what services they provide," Sommers said.

Last year more than 300 Parkites and 30 business representatives attended the event. "It’s free to the public and offers professional services and non profit organizations the opportunity to network with locals," Sommers said.

Pam Woll, promotional products specialist at Whitney Advertising and Design explained that the event works well because Park City is a small town, "It’s fun seeing people we know and (because of the event location) people can stop in after work on their way home," Woll said.

Sarah Klingenstein, community outreach coordinator at the People’s Health Clinic explained that the PHC is a non-profit organization that serves the medical needs of community members living in Summit and Wasatch county who can’t afford health insurance.

"We want to help local employees and we’re looking forward to getting our information into employer’s hands while getting to know local business people," Klingenstein said.

The PHC relies on donations for its services and therefore appreciates the trade show, which is free to the public. This will be the PHC’s second time attending the event, Klingenstein explained.

David Chambers, development director at KPCW explained that he attended the event last year to promote the radio station, "The event is a good way for all different kinds of businesses to walk around and meet each other," Chambers said.

Katie Noble, director of sales and underwriting at KPCW will be attending the event. Noble has even volunteered to bring fresh baked-goods to give to attendees.

"We’re looking forward to meeting new business in the community and old businesses that are supporting the station. We’re a local non-profit, so money donated to the station can help promote businesses but it’s also supporting us," Noble said.

Sue Ann Kern, Owner of Face It! Social Media Marketing will be on hand to pass out information about her business, "Its fun to see what’s happening in town and how things are going for other businesses," she said.

Kern explained that networking is a huge part of growing your business, especially in a small town, "you trust your friends who refer clients to your business and opportunities become more expansive," Kern said.

As a huge advocate for networking, Kerns is excited to meet new business people and create more contacts, she explained. This will be Kern’s second year attending the trade show.

There will be drawings for prizes donated by participating businesses, along with a drawing to win a gift card for $100 on Main Street, Sommers explained. Food and drinks will be provided by Done To Your Taste Catering.

Kimball Art Center will host the event for the second year, explained Travis English, events director. It’s a great way to get people looking at local art that wouldn’t normally come to the Kimball Art Center," he said.

The Kimball is currently showcasing the annual Wasatch Back Student Art Show, featuring art made out of recycled materials, "the kids have come up with some great stuff all with the same theme," English said.


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