Sooner than you know, spring will be here and home updates will be on the top of the to do list. To help with ideas and vendor choices, the Lake County Chambers of Commerce, comprised of the Eastern Lake County Chamber, Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce and Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce, will hold its annual Home & Lifestyle Expo the weekend of Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th at Great Lakes Mall in Mentor.
The Expo will kick off at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 4th and run until 6:00 p.m. Sunday’s hours are 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The weekend promises to provide attendees ideas, inspiration, innovative products and practical advice in remodeling, home improvement, gardening and lifestyle. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with the experts. Representatives from local companies, contractors, remodelers and designers will all be in one location to answer questions, provide suggestions and explore ideas for all aspects of home improvement needs both inside and out.
Entertainment and education will be a big part of the weekend. The entertainment stage is located in front of Macy’s and will feature a variety of presentations and demonstrations. The weekend lineup includes decorating tips and repurposing furniture, how to make a home rain barrel, dance demonstrations, fashion shows and musical entertainment.
The first 250 attendees each day will receive a free gift bag. Gift bags will be distributed at the top of the food court until they are gone. All attendees over the age of 21 will have the chance to enter a raffle drawing to win a $500.00 mall gift card. To participate simply pick up an entry card at any one of the exhibitors’ booths. Have the card stamped as instructed and submit the card to the stage to be entered into the drawing. The winner will be contacted by phone on Monday, March 6th.
New this year is an area to create your own fairy garden. Funds raised by this activity will benefit the efforts of SS Kids, an initiative under Leadership Lake County which provides school supplies to families in need. The opportunity to check out and take a chance on winning an outdoor playhouse built by Auburn Career Center students will also be available.
The Home & Lifestyle Expo is a free event, produced by the Lake County Chambers of Commerce and sponsored by many local companies which include premiere sponsors, Generator Pros/Shepp Electric and Perfect Power Wash and sponsors A-1 Concrete Leveling of Cleveland East, Advanced Audiology Concepts, Advance Ohio, Calvetta Bros. Floor Show, Carpet One Floor & Home, Cougar 93.7/Mix 97.1, Dollar Bank, Howard Hanna-Stacy Marinelli Group, Lake County Women’s Journal, Leadership Lake County, Mimi Magazine, The News-Herald, Ohio Living: Breckenridge Village and Home Health & Hospice, Store with Style, Well Dressed Windows, WINT 1330AM/101.5FM and Your Generator Connection.
For more information about the Home & Lifestyle Expo or to register as an exhibitor contact Linda Reed at the Lake County Chambers of Commerce at 440-357-7572 or visit Lake County Chamber of Commerce.
About the Lake County Chambers of Commerce
The Lake County Chambers of Commerce is a consortium of 3 local chambers working to better the business community. The Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce, Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce and the Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce each function autonomously, yet they all share the same important goals:
- Offer solid networking and business-boosting opportunities for members
- Be a strong business advocate – work to improve the business climate
- Be a valuable business resource for members
- Save member organizations money in many ways
Countywide events are created through the Lake County Chambers of Commerce to help the business community and numbers are leveraged to provide member companies a savings on workers’ comp and health insurance. For more information about the Lake County Chambers of Commerce or to view a business directory of company members visit Lake County Chamber of Commerce.