Annual Business to Business Expo opens All-day event features works of 60 firms COUNTYWIDE

October 07, 1992|By Amy L. Miller | Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer

About 60 businesses will show their works and wares tomorrow as the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce's fourth annual Business to Business Expo opens at Martin's Westminster.

Exhibits will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

"We are billing this as an economic rally for the county," said Helen Utz, the chamber's executive director. "We have secured commitments [to attend] from the CEOs and purchasing agents of many of the companies in Carroll County. We want them to come and see what's available right within the county limits."

A variety of services, from computers and copiers to coffee and carpeting, will be displayed at the show, which is free.

Most of the exhibitors are chamber members, Ms. Utz said.

This show is different from the one presented in Cranberry Mall each spring, she said.

"The business fair we do in March is for businesses that sell to private individuals," Ms. Utz said. "This one is for businesses that sell to other businesses."

This show also will feature 6th District congressional candidates Roscoe Bartlett and Tom Hattery speaking at breakfast, and WMAR-TV Sports Director Vince Bagli discussing the business of sports at a lunch seminar.

Breakfast will be $8 per person and lunch is $15. Reservations are required at both meals.

The morning program, from 9:45 to 11:15 a.m., will be "How to Get a Customer . . . and Keep a Customer," by Carolyn West Price, who has won

two "Best in Maryland" Public Relations Society awards.

Ms. Price is president of IMPACT Marketing and Public Relations Inc.

A graduate of Loyola College's business program, she is also an adjunct professor there in marketing and public relations.

Other sessions will cover "How to Be Your Own Personnel Manager," by William E. Gavin from 2 to 4 p.m. and "Managing Stress," by Robert Cook from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Mr. Gavin is director of administration for Random House in Westminster.

Mr. Cook is president of R. L. Cook & Associates Inc., a Baltimore training company.

Mr. Cook's company has sold training services to IBM, General ** Motors, the Ryland Group and Black & Decker.

"The professional development committee chose them as what might be helpful to the businesses," she said. "Seminars we've already offered [at previous expos] included "How to Start Your Own Business" and "Time Management."

The day will end with a "Business After Hours" wine and cheese party from 5 to 7 p.m.

Admission to the party is free.

2& Information: 848-9050 or 876-7212.


8 a.m.: Exhibits open; general membership breakfast with speeches by Roscoe Bartlett and Tom Hattery, candidates for the 6th District congressional seat.

9:45 a.m.: Seminar -- "How to get a Customer . . . and Keep a Customer," by Carolyn West Price, president of IMPACT Marketing and Public Relations Inc.

Noon: Luncheon with speech by Vince Bagli, WBAL television sports announcer, on "The Business of Sports."

2 p.m.: Seminar -- "How to Be Your Own Personnel Manager," by Bill Gavin, executive director of administration for Random House.

4 p.m.: Seminar -- "Managing Stress," by Robert Cook, Dale Carnegie Systems, presented by R. L. Cook and Associates.

5 p.m.: Business After Hours wine and cheese party.

' 7 p.m.: Exhibits close.

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