Business Expo in Shelton to spotlight local companies and restaurants

Valley businesses will come together in Shelton to display their products and services with each other during the 12th Annual Valley Business Expo, Health Fair and Taste on Wednesday, April 24 from 3-6:30 p.m.

The business-to-business event also will offer culinary samplings from local restaurants, health and wellness information, tech advise, and exhibitor give-aways.

The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce event will take place at 4 Research Drive, 5th Floor, Shelton. Admission and attendance are free.

‘Help grow your business’

At the expo, more than 50 Valley area businesses will exhibit their products and services.  “This is the place to be to help grow your business,” according to publicity material.

More than 400 people attended last year’s Business Expo.

Bill Purcell, Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce president, said exhibitors and attendees will represent “a cross section of the Valley business community.”

Purcell said the event is an excellent venue for local businesses to showcase what they do and to make connections with other businesses. “And it’s a fun event,” he said.

Health screenings, tech talks and food

Greater Valley Healthcare Council members will provide free health screenings and wellness information.

Greater Valley Technology Council members will host “Ten-Minute Tech Talks” every half hour on topics ranging from time-saving tips to better utilize a smart phone to insights on cloud computing.

Guests also will be able to taste a variety of samples from area caterers, restaurants and bakeries. There will be a cash bar.

To attend or be an exhibitor

Register to attend at

Anyone interested in purchasing a table to display their product or service to hundreds of attendees should call Laura Gorman at 203-925-4981.

Expo sponsors are the United Illuminating Company, Verizon Wireless, and Valley Chamber Healthcare Council.

The  Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce has about 600 members and serves Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton. The chamber is located at 10 Progress Drive, 2nd Floor, Shelton. Learn more at or call the chamber at 203-925-4981.

Tech Talk schedule

The Ten-Minute Tech Talks will take place at:

3 p.m. — Verizon Wireless: Smart connecting

3:30 p.m. — Time and Cents Consulting: What to do before calling tech support

4 p.m. — Shamrock Network Technologies: Top five computer maintenance tips

4:30 p.m. — Speake Software: Five shades of excel

5 p.m. — Verizon Wireless: Smart connecting

5:30 p.m. — Talking Finger: Social media content

6 p.m. — Jack's Card: Pinterest for business