Mt. Pleasant kicks off 10th annual Business and Community Expo

VIDEO: Mt. Pleasant kicks off 10th annual Business and Community Expo

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - The Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce is kicking off its 10th annual Business and Community Expo Monday, but because of the pandemic, the event is going virtual.

The event, which is usually a one day event, will now be 10 days long. It is designed to give different Mount Pleasant and Tri-County businesses the chance to network and partner with each other.

Click here to access the expo.

It is also open to the public to give provide opportunities for assistance with business partnerships, adding new services and job seekers.

About 40 different companies are planning to have a virtual booth this year, including companies in fields like advertising and publishing, banking, insurance, healthcare, retail, colleges, hotels and nonprofits.

The expo is free for the public to attend. Visitors must download an app and they can log on and off the event any time throughout the next 10 days. Guests will only be able to access the event through smart phone or tablet.

Expo Committee Chairman Michael Cochran says the Chamber of Commerce realizes that the pandemic has caused lots of financial changes for many people.

That’s why he says the expo is designed to help those struggling this year. For example, he says companies looking for loans could come to the event to find a bank to partner with.

“Number one we want to engage the community, especially the business community, and give them the opportunity to learn about other businesses, network, communicate, and enhance their business experience in the Mount Pleasant community,” Cochran said.

The event is free and open to the public and anyone can register at any time throughout the next 10 days.

Cochran says guests will also have the opportunity to request to live chat with any of the businesses.

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