business expo

The final countdown is on for the 25th Annual Business Expo and Taste of Brandon with food samples, giveaways, prizes and a great opportunity to celebrate local business.

The Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2013 Brandon Business Expo & “Taste of Brandon™” on Thursday, May 16 from 3:30-8 p.m. in the Special Events Center at the Florida State  Fairgrounds, located at 4000 U.S. Hwy. 301 in Tampa. The Brandon Business Expo will celebrate its 25th anniversary with another spectacular event open to the entire community.

This event is a great opportunity for residents to meet with local business owners, learn about new businesses in the area, and even sample some of the delicious culinary treats that local restaurants have to offer.

The event has a tradeshow setting and annual “Taste-off” competition. Attracting new participants each year, the 2013 Brandon Business Expo & Taste of Brandon™ is sure to be bigger and better than ever. Join more than 200 exhibitors in showcasing all that your business has to offer. Business industries of all types are welcomed and encouraged to exhibit.

“The 2013 Brandon Business Expo & ‘Taste of Brandon’ is the event that Brandon area businesses make sure to attend year after year because it’s the place to get their name out to all of the other businesses  And residents of the region,” said Justin Kropff, communications and marketing director for the Brandon Chamber. “Nowhere else can so many local companies position themselves in front of more than 2,000 people all in one place.”

Don’t forget to get your ticket for the 2013 Brandon Business Expo & “Taste of Brandon™” now. Save $5 on your ticket by buying it in advance! Tickets are only $10 (will be $15 at the door). Parking is $5 per car.

For registration information, contact Suzanne Dowdy at 689-1221, Ext. 8836, or Registration is also available online at


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Kelly Wise Valdes
Kelly Wise Valdes has been writing for the Osprey Observer since 2008. She graduated in 1989 from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in Communications and enjoys writing and traveling. She currently resides in northern Hillsborough County with her husband, David. When not traveling and writing, Kelly and her husband enjoy spending time with their five grown children (as well as their grandchildren) that still keep them very busy.