Business and Community Expo: A snapshot of what the area has to offer

by Joni Astrup

Associate editor

More than 100 businesses and organizations, including many new exhibitors, will be featured at the Business and Community Expo in Elk River.

Debbi Rydberg
Debbi Rydberg

The event runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at Elk River High School, 900 School St. It is sponsored by the Elk River Area Chamber of Commerce and District 728 Community Education.

Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to fund a student scholarship, according to Debbi Rydberg, the chamber’s executive director.

Rydberg said the expo is a good opportunity to see what’s new.

“It’s a great way to connect with a local business or service, especially if you are new to the community,” she said. “It’s a great snapshot of what the community has to offer.”

New to the expo this year are eight mini seminars beginning at 11:10 a.m. Here is the schedule:

•11:10 a.m.: Bullying Prevention by Dojo Karate

•11:40 a.m.: Teens Texting and Driving by ABRA Auto

•12:10 p.m.: Harnessing Stress by Bodywise Chiropractic

•12:40 p.m.: ADHA or Vision Problems by Bright Eyes Vision

•1:10 p.m.: Childhood Speech Development by Family Speech

•1:40 p.m.: In Home Chronic Disease Management by Guardian Angels

•2:10 p.m.: Women’s Health Check by Fairview Clinic/Hospital

•2:40 p.m.: Home Energy Analysis by Purpose Driven Restoration

The seminars will take place in the community room near the high school commons.

Also new to the expo this year is a kid zone with bounce houses and creative activities offered by District 728 Community Education and Early Childhood Family Education. The kid zone will be in the gym.

A food court will also be open with lunch and snacks available for purchase.

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