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COLUMBIA CITY â€” A new date, but the same tradition.
The Whitley County Expo is set for Saturday, March 16. It will be held at Indian Springs Middle School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
â€śMarch 16 is about a month earlier than it was last year,â€ť said Doug Brown, executive director for the Whitley County Chamber of Commerce.
The expo is the chamberâ€™s annual gathering to highlight area businesses and nonprofits. With the event previously held later in the spring, Brown said those dates were difficult for landscaping businesses.
â€śWe moved it up for the landscapers and other out door-type businesses,â€ť he said. â€śBut we arenâ€™t totally reinventing the wheel with the expo.â€ť
Brown expects the event to be a continued success and said it is a great chance for businesses to be out in the public eye.
â€śIt is a great opportunity to take advantage of,â€ť he said. â€śIt usually draws 1,000 people and is a great opportunity for a business to be in front of that many people.â€ť
Individuals may register through the chamberâ€™s web site, http://www.whitleychamber.com/ or by mail at: Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 166, Columbia City, IN 46725.
Parking and admission to the event are free. Attendees will also receive specials, discounts and door prizes.