By: Helena Perray, Follow South Jersey Community Resources Intern
VINELAND, N.J. — This September, Rowan College of South Jersey’s Cumberland campus will host the Cumberland County Hiring and Business Expo in Vineland.
The event is set to take place outdoors from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 22. Admission to the event is free and open to the public.
The expo will serve as an opportunity for businesses to further promote their products and services, drive sales, and communicate with potential employees. It will also provide residents the opportunity to have conversations with organizations that align with their professional goals and discuss future career opportunities with potential employers.
The expo’s presenting chambers include the Greater Millville Chamber of Commerce, Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce, and Bridgeton Area Chamber of Commerce.
Along with the variety of businesses and organizations present, attendees can look forward to live entertainment, an assortment of food and beverage trucks, and a plethora of prize-winning opportunities.
During the expo, there will be a free drawing for a chance to win a variety of prizes, including gift cards valued at up to $300. Many of the businesses in attendance will also host giveaways for the public during the event.
Although the event will be free to the public, all businesses in attendance will be required to pay a fee when registering for a spot.
According to the expo’s official website, there are six registration options available when signing up online:
The Expo Exhibitor Fee for members of a chamber of commerce falls at $200. With this selection, members will be given a 12-by-12 space and will be featured in the program’s exhibitor listing. Members will also have their business or organization featured in all promotional elements of the expo, including the event’s website, programs, and social media platforms.
The Exhibitor Fee for businesses that aren’t a member of a chamber will provide the same benefits as the member fee. However, this option costs exhibitors $300.
The Expo Event Sponsor option will cost $1,000 upon registration. It will include “exhibit space, prominent recognition on all promotional materials, expo website, prominent logo on program (hard copy and online), a 7.9-by-3.5-inch ad in program and website, included as grand prize sponsor, gift bag participant, recognition on screens, and PA at event.”
The Expo Grand Prizes Sponsor option will also include exhibit space, your company’s logo featured on the physical and digital event program, and recognition on the expo’s website. It will provide businesses and organizations with a 4.75-by-3.5-inch ad on the expo’s program and website, while also providing recognition “as grand prize sponsor, participant in the gift bags, recognition on screens and PA at event.” This registration option will cost $700.
Exhibitors may also sign up for either a full- or half-page ad. The full-page ad falls at $100, allowing for the selection of a 4.75-by-7.5-inch full-color ad to be featured in the expo’s program and on the official website. The half-page ad will cost $50, and it will allow exhibitors to select a 4.75-by-3.75 ad space. The ad will also be in full color and will be featured on the expo’s website and within the event program.
Exhibitors can register and pay online, as well as find more information regarding each registration type here. All exhibitors must either register online or submit a completed application form by September 15.
Those registered will have time to set up their space from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. on the day of the event. Doors will open to the public at 2 p.m., and will remain open until 6 p.m. Exhibitors will be required to brings their own materials for setup – including chairs, tables, and tents – and must keep their exhibit open until the end of the expo. All tents must be thoroughly secured using weights; the use of spikes will not be permitted.
COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be enforced at the expo as directed by the state during the time of the event.
Contact information for the expo’s participating chambers, as well as a full description of the event’s guidelines can be found here.
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This article was produced by a Follow South Jersey news intern thanks to a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the New Jersey Health Initiatives program to create hyper-local news to meet the informational and health needs of the City of Bridgeton, N.J.