The Greater Lexington Chamber and Visitors Center 2014 Business Lexpo will be held on Thursday, August 21 at the Radius Conference Center on Main Street. Vendor-to-vendor networking will take place from 10-11 am, and the event is open to the public from 11 am until 2 pm.
This is a “must attend” event if you’re serious about your business. With businesses from all over Lexington County attending and exhibiting, this will be an exceptional networking opportunity, regardless of the size of your organization.
This anticipated event is the perfect opportunity to learn about products and services to help you in both business and in your everyday life. You will have a chance to find new products, discover innovative technologies, network with other professionals and establish new contacts or reconnect with old ones.
Don’t miss this opportunity to stay ahead of the competition.
Make sure you attend Lexpo 2014. It’s free.
Thanks to the following sponsors of the event: Lexington Medical Center, BB&T, North Lake Construction, Palmetto Health, Lexington Mortgage Center, All South Federal Credit Union, Global Xchange, The Palm and The Dude, Celebrations, Woodmen of the World, Comporium, Lesesne Industries.
Woodmen of the World will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs during the day.
Cottrell & Co., Inc. recently celebrated its Greater Lexington Chamber membership with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 20. Cottrell & Co., which employs eight people, has been in business in the Lexington area for nine years. The company’s mainstays … Continue reading →
Have you recently started your own business, or do you have the next great idea?
If you answered yes to either of those questions, you may be interested in a relatively new program designed to engage, educate, and accelerate communities of entrepreneurs.
It’s called 1 Million Cups (1MC), and it happens every Wednesday morning from 9:00-10:00am all around the United States, including right here in our own backyard.
Cromer’s Pnuts, located at 1700 Huger Street in Columbia, has been hosting the weekly 1 Million Cups Columbia meetings since March.
The program’s mission is “to create the greatest amount of good for the greatest amount of entrepreneurs possible.”
Agata Chydzinski, a transplant from France, is leading the efforts with 1MC at Cromer’s.
“Cromer’s may be a 79 year-old business, but we still treat it as a startup. We innovate and rethink on a daily basis, ” Chydzinski said. “As a matter of fact, not only are we the host, but we were also a presenter: how to stay relevant in 2014 when your date of birth is 1935.”
On average, about 30-35 people attend the 1 Million Cup meetings at Cromer’s. The one-hour meeting is followed by networking time that is often prompted by the discussion, according to Chydzinski., who’s first career was directly connected to entrepreneurship.
Go to Fall home and garden show
I think the Fall home and garden show is next weekend at the Expo center (check online). You can meet and talk with some local landscape designer there. Some will help with the design and even go shopping for plants with you. Maybe take pictures with you of the current garden and ask for suggestions.
I met one gal who gives a free 15 minute consultation and I did get a few ideas from her.
Also go to the library and check out books and magazines to get ideas.
Go to the garden shows
There is usually one at the Expo Center and another at the Convention Center that should be coming up soon before spring.
The one at the Expo is more 'home' stuff - hot tubs/spas, windows, etc. I find the one a the Convention Center has more 'garden' stuff. Either way they are fun and you can pick up a lot of information. I used a landscape designer I met at a show.
CA Native plant sales and show in April
Since there have been a few posts asking about CA natives recently, perhaps folks would be interested in these:
April 5, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tiburon Audubon Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, 376 Greenwood Beach Road
Further information. (415) 332-4117
April 12-13, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Skyline Wilderness Park, 2201 E. Imola Ave. Napa
Admission to the park will be free for this event only, the Martha Walker Native Habitat Garden will be open for self guided tours and we will have a large selection of natives as well as locally collected wildflowers on display! Please call 707 253-2665 for more information or log onto www