8th Annual Southeast Ohio Tourism and Business Expo slated for March 5

Category: Chamber & Member Events Created: Monday, 29 February 2016 17:02

Expo 2016


The 8th Annual Southeast Ohio Tourism and Business Expo will take place on March 5, 2016 at the University of Rio Grande, Lyne Center.

A great event for all ages, the Expo gives exhibitors the opportunity to showcase travel, historic and business destinations from all over the region and connect one-on-one with the general public.

Gallia County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Executive Director Amanda Crouse said the Southeast Ohio Tourism and Business Expo is beneficial to both Gallia County and the surrounding region.

“It’s a great networking opportunity that gives the exhibitors the opportunity to market themselves and magnify their exposure to the public. By working with surrounding communities, Southeastern Ohio is stronger as a whole, which directly benefits our individual counties,” said Crouse. “It also educates the community members about what their area has to offer, not only in their backyard, but all across the region.”

Exhibitors signed up for the 2016 event include attractions and businesses from both Ohio and West Virginia. Two new counties to sign on are Belmont and Carroll counties in Ohio.

Last year, the GCCVB, who has successfully organized the event for the past seven years, partnered with the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce to add a business aspect to the Expo.

“We are excited to be a part of this event. We wholeheartedly believe it will be a great opportunity for our local and regional businesses to promote themselves to potential customers. We hope to see the Expo grow and expand in the coming years,” said Chamber Executive Director Michelle Miller.

The Southeast Ohio Tourism and Business Expo will take place Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Rio Grande, Lyne Center, 218 N. College Avenue, Rio Grande, Ohio 45674. Admission is free.

Scheduled exhibitors are: Gallia County Chamber of Commerce, Colony Club, Chester Shade Historical Association, Meigs County Tourism, Mason County Tourism, Raccoon Creek Water Trail Association, Gallipolis in Bloom, Hocking Hills Moonshine, Gallia County Conservation Club, Hampton Inn – Gallipolis, Gallipolis Career College, Kelly Logan – Origami Owl, Abbyshire Place, Vinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Gallia County Artisan Market & Studio, Morgan County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Ross-Chillicothe Convention & Visitors Bureau, Belmont County Tourism, University of Rio Grande & Rio Grande Community College, A Pup and a Cup Tea Company, Pike County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Once Again Consignment, Rio Valley Stables, Chris Rathburn - DreamTrips, Tandy Flint – Pink Zebra, Moose Hollar Noshuns, Jackson County Genealogy OGS, Emancipation Celebration Committee, Rio Tomato, Bossard Memorial Library, Gallipolis in Lights, LuLaRoe Linds, Just Fired Ceramics, Cadot-Blessing Camp #126, Cambridge – Guernsey County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Carroll County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Super 8 Motel – Gallipolis, the Gallia County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Gayle Roy, Servpro and Morgan’s Raid & Battle of Bluffington Island Committee.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to see what the Southeast Ohio region has to offer!