WESTMINSTER — County businesses will take center stage Friday and Saturday at Cranberry Mall during the Chamber of Commerce Business Fair.
About 50 businesses will have booths during the eighth annual fair, which runsfrom 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days, said Helen Utz, the chamber's executive director.
Additionally, a new women's clothing store at the mall will have its grand opening on Saturday. Lerner/New York will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m., mall manager David Cianelli said. The 11,000-square-foot store is near the mall's center court.
Local officials, including Mayor W. Benjamin Brown, have been invited to the ceremony, Cianelli said.
Ten businesses are new exhibitors at thisyear's fair, Utz said.
Gregory and Rosemary Lewis opened Lewis Chiropractic Center in 140 Village four months ago. At their booth, mall-goers will be able to glance at themselves in a full-length mirror as part of a posture analysis. The couple hope to make people more aware of what chiropractic is all about, he said.
Other first-time exhibitors are Wilhelm Physical Therapy, Nutritional Eating for WeightLoss, Westminster Video Productions, Carroll Chiropractic Sports Injury Center, Lakeview Memorial Park, Knight's Tree Service, Raimondi'sFlorist and Credit Learning Systems.
At a booth sponsored by Prestige Cable TV Inc., passers-by will be able to look at themselves on a closed-circuit TV, general manager Bill Bethune said. The company will be asking people to sign up for drawings to win a videocassette recorder, a 19-inch TV and three months of free cable service, he said.
Prestige also will have hourly drawings for promotional T-shirts, caps and mugs from Home Box Office, Showtime and the Disney Channel, Bethune said.
Students from Stu's Music Shop on Route 140 in Westminster will provide entertainment Friday and Saturday at the shop'sbooth near Caldor, co-owner Don Myers said. Two performers will alternate from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday and 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, he said. Heather Mathias, a Westminster High senior, will sing along with a karaoke machine, which provides background music. Bruz Ober, an eighth-grader at West Middle, will tinkle the ivories on a Baldwin digitalgrand piano.
At 7 p.m. on Friday, students will perform during "Stu's Talent Night," Myers said. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, shoppers will be encouraged to join a sing-along with Westminster pianist Doris Barnes.