The Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 6th annual Business and Home Expo on Wednesday, March 21 to encourage west Oakland County residents to shop local at the slew of businesses in the community and to take advantage of township services.
The event is slated to run between 5 and 8 p.m. at Waterford Mott High School, located at 1151 Scott Lake Road. The presenting sponsors this year include Lunghamer Chevrolet, Smith’s Disposal, and the LaFontaine Automotive Group.
“It’s a one-stop shop under one roof for personal and business needs,” said Waterford Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Marie Hauswirth. “This venue is like our downtown that gives a smattering of what’s in our community. It’s focused on home improvement and business needs, and there’s something for everybody.”
So far, the chamber has lined up about 134 exhibitors for the event.
The township Police Department, Fire Department, Department of Public Works, Parks and Recreation and the Waterford Township Public Library are just some of those participating again this year.
“It’s a great opportunity for residents to visit and learn more about Waterford services,” Hauswirth said. “There are so many more resources people don’t even know we have.”
The Spray Masters water ski team will also be conducting short demonstrations.
Skull Island and Wee Discover Preschool and Daycare will have activities for the kids while parents mill around the Expo.
A $1 donation will be charged at the door. However, free admission tickets are available by visiting the chamber’s website, www.waterfordchamber.org.
Parking will be provided in Mott’s front and back parking lots, as well as across the street at the Covert Center. The Waterford Senior Center will be shuttling attendees who park farther away free of charge.
The event will also feature prize drawings and a grand prize of Detroit Red Wings tickets, in addition to specials offers, hands-on exhibits, and general admission raffles.