Frequently Asked Questions
How is this Event Different from Other Local Events and Expos?
The Event is Refreshingly Different! The event is planned by your local Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization whose brand is very well recognized by consumers and businesses alike.
Secondly, the event an fun, family friendly environment. All events feature live music, vendor giveaways and more, which not only attracts more customers, and keeps residents at the event longer! This helps you maximize your branding and helps you generate more leads.
Why is the Chamber of Commerce Doing the Events?
Ore Shows are planned across the NW Valley and support the mission and purpose of a Chamber. The events reflect the Chamber’s fervently-held belief that the health of the business community and the health of the larger community in which it lives are inseparable. We connect residents and businesses in a fun way that is good for the local economy.
Is Event Marketing is Right For My Business?
Face-to-face marketing events should be considered as part of your overall marketing strategy. A comprehensive marketing strategy should consider six elements: 1. Interactive Marketing, 2. Advertising, 3. Sales Promotion, 4. Direct Marketing, 5. Personal Selling, and 6. Publicity/PR. Just like John Wanamaker said, “50 percent of advertising is a waste of money. The problem is you don’t know which half!” The point is all of your advertising/ marketing works together. It’s all part of your branding process.
I’m a vendor at low-cost or free events. Why do your events cost?
Health fairs and other expos are different from our events. We leverage the Chamber brand name to market our events extensively through many platforms, increasing the odds of reaching more of the niche market whose attention you’re trying to capture. Our marketing efforts include social media ads, Shop Local SMS text marketing, the targeted distribution flyers to hundreds of local businesses, and Chamber of Commerce email lists, all of which cost money.
What makes it worthwhile?
What better way to be in front of people, reaching the demographic that will positively impact your business and increase your bottom line and name recognition? Finally, you get significantly larger space to promote your business vs.
old-school events where tables are stacked in long rows, in tight quarters, that do not lend themselves to showing casing your business properly.
Can I get a discount?
We offer discounts to members of the Chamber and offer early bird registration specials, and bulk discounts for purchasing space at all show.
What is the size of the booth and what do I get?
The standard space varies by location (indoor vs outdoors). Outdoor events 10 ’deep x 10’wide. A table and chair is included in all packages. Businesses wishing more exposure might consider a corner space, end-cap or an island space.
Is there any way to draw extra attention to my business?
Sure! Be a sponsor (a variety of levels to choose from), purchase an ad in our community magazine, or give away a door prize!
How can I be sure people will stop at my booth?
Make sure the person staffing the booth is engaging. Sitting and texting or talking on the phone signals to passersby that they aren’t important. Do something interactive so that guests want to stop and chat. We can help you with that if you need ideas. Move your table to the back or side, making your area more inviting. Be positive, upbeat, and engage the crowd … don’t wait for them to approach you!
How can I be sure I’ll get a good return on my investment?
When you leave that day, you won’t yet know your ROI. Even if you’re a retail person, follow-up is important for more sales. The fortune is in the follow-up. Collect leads and turn the leads into new business after the event.