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Rowan County Chamber of Commerce trade show scheduled Thursday

The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce will have its annual trade show Thursday.

The “Be an Original” Trade Show will be from 2 to 7 p.m. at West End Plaza, 1935 Jake Alexander Blvd. W. Title sponsors are Salisbury Post and Novant Health Rowan Medical Center.

In celebration of the new Rowan Brand — “Be an Original” — local restaurants and caterers will provide samples at the Business After Hours mixer from 5 to 7 p.m. A cash bar with beer and wine will be available. More than 80 booths will feature chamber-member businesses displaying their latest products and services.

The trade show schedule is as follows:

• 10 a.m.: Exhibitor set-up begins.

• 1:30 p.m.: Exhibitor set-up complete

• 2 p.m.: Ribbon cutting to open the exhibit hall.

• 5 p.m.: Business After Hours mixer.

• 7 p.m. :Trade show concludes.

“This year’s trade show is going to be bigger and better than ever with more space and ample parking at the West End Plaza,” said trade show committee chairwoman Teresa Dakins.

The trade show is the chamber’s largest networking gathering. Several booths will offer door prizes, and a grand prize will be given at the end of the evening.

Admission is free, but booth space requires advance reservations. For more information, contact the chamber at 704-633-4221 or info@rowanchamber.com.

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