Business Expo opens its doors on Friday

The Terrace and District Chamber of Commerce’s 21st annual Business Expo opens its doors at the Sportsplex beginning April 19 at 5 p.m.

THE TERRACE and District Chamber of Commerce’s 21st annual Business Expo opens its doors for three days at the Terrace Sportsplex beginning April 19 at 5 pm.

There are 85 booths this year in the main arena as well as larger displays in the adjoining Hidber Arena, says chamber executive director Carol Fielding.

In addition to numerous commercial enterprises, some of the region’s larger industrial projects which have boosted the area’s economy will be present, she said.

“That includes Trans Canada Coastal GasLink, Valard, Spectra Energy and AltaGas,” Fielding added.

New this year is a booth from the newly-opened Kalum Quarry owned by the Kitsumkalum  First Nation and a booth from the Kitselas Treaty Office.

Doors close at 9 pm April 19 and open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20 and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21.

Awards are to be given out in retail, community/government, service, commercial, judges’ overall and exhibitors’ choice  categories.

That list includes best retail booth, best community and government booth, best commercial booth, best industrial booth, judges’ choice overall booth and exhibitors’ choice award.