Charleston Metro Business Expo Attracts Hundreds

Charleston Metro Business Expo Attracts Hundreds
Published: Sep. 10, 2014 at 9:01 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - More than 60 companies had presentations at the Metro Show at the North Charleston Convention Center Wednesday.

The event is put on by the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce. Organizers said the expo sets itself apart because people are encouraged to have a hands-on experience

The companies set up booths with different displays that allowed people to interact with their products.

They ranged from BMW's car of the future to Boeing putting up a 787 flight tracker and many others.

Organizers and participants say the like the hands-on approach because it's more personal than a flier or having someone look up information online.

"It's an opportunity for you to have a one to one with existing or potential customers versus just a piece of paper," Bobby Warrick, a Senior Vice President at CresCom Bank said. "You can tell your story. It'll help you increase your sales and get your brand out there."

This is the first year the event has rebranded as the "Metro Show" and event organizers expected 500 people to show up for the expo Wednesday.

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