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Lacombe Chamber staff gearing up for annual Spring Trade Show

A scene from a past Lacombe & District Chamber of Commerce trade show. This year’s event is set to run April 19-20 at the Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex. (File photo)

The Spring Trade Show & Market put on by the Lacombe & District Chamber of Commerce is right around the corner, set to run April 19-20 at the Gary Moe Auto Group Sportplex.

“It’s an awesome networking event for businesses locally and semi-locally,” said Wendy Buyar, the chamber’s interim executive director.

“It allows them to meet with the community. Over those two days, we will have more than 3,000 from the Lacombe community and Lacombe County come through. They meet with the businesses — they chat with them, and sometimes they are purchasing from these businesses as well, and planning to purchase from them in the future,” she explained.

“We invite everyone to come on out and enjoy the weekend.”

Hours are 2 to 8 p.m. on April 19, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 20.

“We also have both the pet adoption event, and the hiring and recruitment event returning this year,” said Buyar.

The hiring and recruitment portion of the trade show, sponsored by Clirico, is dedicated to helping connect job-seekers with local employment opportunities.

Other sponsors for this include Sobeys, the Coffee News, and Zed 98.9

Representatives from Employment Placement & Support Services, the Lacombe Employment Centre, and the Career Assistance Network will be on hand to chat with those looking for more information.

The pet adoption section, sponsored by Wag’s Holistic Pet Nutrition, will feature several local rescue operations including Paws and Claws Animal Rescue, Saving Grace Animal Society, the New Chapter Animal Rescue League, and Old McDonald Kennels.

There will also be a full-fledged marketplace in the curling arena space which will be packed with lots of variety for visitors to check out.

“I love getting people together and having them connect,” said Buyar on what she’s looking forward to the most about the trade show.

“It’s just exciting to have people all in one space,” she said, adding that she expects more than 100 vendors to be onsite.

She added that those attending are asked to donate one dollar to support the chamber’s scholarship program.

Meanwhile, the best way to keep up-to-date with what’s happening as plans continue to take shape for the event is by following the chamber on Facebook, calling 403-782-4300, or visiting

Mark Weber

About the Author: Mark Weber

I've been a part of the Black Press Media family for about a dozen years now, with stints at the Red Deer Express, the Stettler Independent, and now the Lacombe Express.
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