Great Lakes Mall will welcome over 60 local businesses the weekend of February 21 and 22 when the Lake County Chambers of Commerce hosts the Home & Lifestyle Expo.
The timing for the Expo could not be more fitting. Cabin fever has set in and the thoughts of sprucing up the inside and outside of homes are being made into plans in hopes of warmer weather. The Home & Lifestyle Expo will provide ideas and inspiration in preparation for home improvement.
Formerly known as Shop Lake County, the chambers’ new event will be held from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, February 21 and 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday, February 22.
The new concept and focus promises to provide a weekend of ideas, innovative products and practical advice in remodeling, home improvement, gardening and lifestyle. Representatives from local companies will be onsite to talk with attendees about all aspects of home improvement both inside and out along with sharing their products and services.
Entertainment and education will be a big part of the Expo. The entertainment stage, located in front of Macy’s, will be home to a variety of presentations and demonstrations.
Saturday’s lineup includes an 11:30 am appearance and presentation from Chief Meteorologist for 19 Action News, Jeff Tanchak, a 1:00 pm presentation titled “Home Design Focusing on Recycling and Upscaling” by Sarah Simpson from “All Things Savvy” and Warehouse 292, a 2:30 pm Garden Talk and Book Signing with Maria Zampini from HGTV and “UpShoot” and a 3:30 pm Fashion Show with models provided by Leadership Lake County.
Sunday’s stage highlights are a cooking demonstration with Chef Tim McCoy from the Loretta Paganini School of Cooking at 12:00 pm and numerous 15-minute segments of tips and techniques from participating Expo sponsors throughout the day.
The first 250 attendees each day will receive a free gift bag. Gift bags will be distributed at the Lake County Chamber of Commerce booth located at the top of the food court.
All attendees over the age of 21 will have the chance to enter the “Spruce up Your Home” raffle drawing to win a $500 Simon Giftcard. To participate, simply pick up an entry card at any one of the exhibitors’ booths, have the card stamped by at least 25 of the participating exhibitors and then submit the card to the stage to be entered into the drawing. The winner will be contacted by phone on Monday, February 23.
The Home & Lifestyle Expo is hosted by the Lake County Chambers of Commerce in partnership with Great Lakes Mall. The Expo is coordinated with support from premier sponsor Brunner Sanden Deitrick Funeral Home & Cremation Center and sponsored by Advanced Audiology Concepts, Asa Cox Homes, BioLife, Center of Advanced Vein Care, GeneratorPros, Goddess Construction, Great Lakes Pharmacy, Handouts, Lake Health, Leadership Lake County, Pioneer Waterland & Dry Fun Park, StateFarm, and WKKY. Media sponsors include Cougar 93.7, The Lake County Women’s Journal, The News-Herald and WINT 1330am.
For more information on the Home & Lifestyle Expo or to get involved as an exhibitor, call Linda Reed at the Lake County Chamber of Commerce at 440-357-7572 or visit the Lake County Chambers website.
About the Lake County Chambers of Commerce
The Lake County Chambers of Commerce is a consortium of 4 local chambers working to better the business community. The Madison-Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce, Painesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce each function autonomously, yet they all share the same important common 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 member
- 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 click here.
This story is brought to you by the Lake County Chambers of Commerce