Bridgewater College hosts business expo
A business expo designed to help connect Bridgewater College students with local businesses and residents will be held Sept. 12 from 3-7 p.m. at the Funkhouser Center for Health and Wellness on the college campus.
The event, which is sponsored by the BC student chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) and the Greater Ashby Business Council of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce, is free and open to the public.
“The expo gives students an opportunity to meet local business people and review their products and services,” said faculty adviser Maria V. Lugo, assistant professor of economics and business administration at Bridgewater. “The expo also helps strengthen BC’s relationships with the community. This year we will have the participation of more than 40 local businesses, many of whom participated last year.”
Each of the more than 40 businesses at this year’s expo will have tables set up for displaying information about its products or services. Students and residents who attend will be able to browse the tables, meet owners and managers and learn about products and services. Many of the participating businesses will have giveaways and door prize drawings. Additionally, the expo will feature more than $1,000 in door prizes.