Plug in at the Business and Energy Expo on Sunday

Read other energy-related stories:

•Teen explores biodiesel ideas.

Faribault Foods is named Energy City Business of the Year.


Chamber joins with Community Ed and Energy City Commission for Expo with an energy twist

The Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with Community Education and Elk River’s Energy City Commission to bring together an Expo with a new energy twist.

The Business & Energy Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25 at Elk River High School.

The food court will be buzzing all day with a variety of lunch and snack items available for purchase. Whether your taste is wild rice soup, pizza, sandwiches, pastries or coffee there will plenty available to keep you energized throughout the event.

At this year’s newly tooled Business & Energy Expo, there will be an Energy Alley showcasing energy-related businesses and organizations.

There will also be a solar trailer at the entrance of the expo providing the energy for bounce houses from Community Education for kids of all ages.

District 728 Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) will have energy-related activities for the kids to complete. Another new feature to the expo this year will be an art exhibit and contest in which each piece is made entirely of recycled or re-useable materials. District 728 Community Education’s EdVenture Club artists vary in age from kindergarten to fifth grade. Each piece will be judged by expo attendees in several categories.

There will also be carnival games, crafts and hands on activities and free prizes. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children in the activities.

Energy Alley will feature displays and exhibits that demonstrate energy efficiency, sustainable practices or energy efficient products. Information on Project Conserve and utility rebates and programs will also be available in Energy Alley.

The latest and greatest products and services from area businesses are all on display. Attendees will learn which businesses are available, right in their own backyard

The Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1968, represents over 350 local businesses building dynamic relationships and connecting them all to their community.