Governor Mike Beebe at the Batesville Chamber 2012 Business Expo March 1

The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 2012 Business Expo. This 4-hour jam-packed marketplace features more than 75 businesses showcasing their latest products, services, and technologies. Gift card drawings will be held every 30 minutes.  Food vendors will be setup to feature “A Taste of the Chamber”. The drawing for two grand prizes will be held at 11:30am. Must be present to win.

 Crystal Johnson, BACC President/CEO said, “We are proud to partner with First Community Bank to provide the business community with an opportunity to showcase their business to potential customers. We are looking forward to a Keynote Address from Governor Mike Beebe. This is guaranteed to be an exciting event!”

 The event will take place March 1st, from 10:00am – 2:00pm on the campus of UACCB in Independence Hall. The Annual Awards Ceremony will begin 10:30am in the auditorium. The keynote speaker for the event is Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe.

 “First Community Bank is happy to join forces with  The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce as a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s business expo.” said Boris Dover, President and COO. “This event is designed to showcase local businesses in our community.  I would like to encourage everyone to make plans to attend.  We look forward to hearing Governor Mike Beebe’s message and networking with others. Our business community is vital to our local economy, so I hope to see a record number supporting the event.”

 The theme for the expo is “Chamber Madness” basketball theme. Grand prizes will feature a LG Cinema 3D LED LCD 55″ TV, sponsored by Wal-Mart Supercenter and Pepsi for a Year, donated by Pepsi.

 Expo booth space is limited. Booths are $50 for Chamber members, $350 for non-members.

Admission is free and the general public is invited to attend. Tickets are available at the Chamber.

 For additional information on the Business Expo contact Crystal Johnson or visit