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17th annual Biz Expo coming to Nugget in May

If you’re new to the area, or aren’t familiar with some of the new businesses that have popped up over the year, the Biz Expo has you covered.

The 17th annual event put on by the Pahrump Valley Chamber of Commerce will be held Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, at the Pahrump Nugget Convention Center.

Aiming to acquaint local business owners with the public, the goal is to not only let consumers know where these businesses are located, but also what products they have to offer.

Chamber Chief Executive Officer Salli Kerr said that the expo is a big hit each year, drawing in large crowds.

“Our community loves this event,” Kerr said. “We get people visiting by the thousands.”

The expo is held to showcase the chamber member businesses, so only those who are members of the Chamber of Commerce are allowed to participate as vendors.

“We have I believe about 65 total booths available, and we’re typically close to full,” Kerr said. “We’re always happy to bring those businesses in, and let the community see literally the gamut of what the town has to offer.”

The Biz Expo will run from 12 noon until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 8, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9. There is no cost to attend the expo for the general public.

Those in attendance will have a chance at winning donated items from each vendor in raffles held throughout both days. Each person that walks through the convention center’s doors will receive one ticket eligible for the drawings.

In addition to the indoor exhibits, Kerr said that she is working on getting some outdoor ones involved as well. Nurseries, and displaying new cars from local automobile dealers are some of the offerings that are being worked on to take place outside of the convention center.

For more information on the Biz Expo call the Chamber of Commerce at 775-727-5800, or check their website at www.pahrumpchamber.com.

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