Chamber hosts thousands for its annual Business Expo

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) hosted its annual Business Expo presented by FNBC on Wednesday, June 12. The expo theme was "Toy Box," and attendees were encouraged to embrace their inner child and vendors to unleash their imagination and embrace the utility of their product or service through the lens of toys.

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"This year's Business Expo was a resounding success,' said Courteney Muse, Director of Membership and Programs. 'We owe this success to our invaluable sponsors and the exceptional businesses that participated. Over three thousand visitors flocked to the expo to savor local cuisine, win exciting prizes, and explore the offerings of our community businesses. It truly is the perfect blend of business and fun!'

Peco Foods was crowned the Best Booth, and for good reason. Their Green-Army-Men-themed booth was a standout, offering visitors a chance to test their aim with Nerf-target practice, win fantastic prizes, and sample their products. This unique concept and engaging setup truly set them apart, demonstrating their creativity and innovation.

RAWK Imprinting's RAWK Fist beat Peco Foods' Dancing Chicken after an intense tie-breaking dance-off for the title of "Best Dancer." Other participants in the Mascot Dance-Off included First Community Bank's Seymore Money, Batesville School District's Pioneer Joe, Arkansas Alzheimers' Ellie the Elephant, Sonic's Hot Dog, Choice Realty’s Hound Dog, Citizens Bank's CeeBee the Money Bee, George's OMP chicken, and Natural State Assistive Technology's mascots.

The Chamber and AceOne Technologies partnered to provide an Expo Scavenger Hunt App, which gave community members more ways to discover local businesses and offered businesses enhanced ways to interact with guests during the event. 

FNBC presented the expo with additional support from Bad Boy Mowers, the City of Batesville, Intimidator Group, Merchants & Planters Bank, Optimum, Peco Foods, RAWK Imprinting, Sonic Drive-In, the UPS Store, Precise Heat and Air, and White River Health.

"We're so thankful for our sponsors and participating businesses," concluded Muse. "It's because of them that this event continues to grow and is the best way for businesses to showcase their products and services."

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