EXPO draws more than 1,000 visitors

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  • Approximately 85 businesses and organizations and more than 1,000 visitors participated in the seventh annual Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce EXPO, a community business showcase, held at the Middle School on Saturday, March 29.




  • The owners and staff of Village Billiards: From left, co-owner Brad Liebow, staff members Michele Johnson, Kit Wade, Amanda Brasier, Manager Sarah Colley and co-ower Adam Powers.




  • Mayor Michael Newhard welcomes Kimberly Simpson and her new business, Love Life Tattoo & Art Studio, to the Village of Warwick.




  • Officers from the Orange County SheriffþÄôs Office were on hand offering parents an opportunity to participate in the agencyþÄôs þÄúSafe ChildþÄù program. Investigator B. Manning looks on as Officer J. Morales takes digital fingerprints of five year old Heather Day and Riley Butler.




  • Photos by Roger Gavan On Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, approximately 130 candidates received the Sacrament of Confirmation at the Church of St. Stephen, the First Martyr, in Warwick.




  • Betsy Mitchell, co-owner of Track 7 Postal Center, points to the stores future home on Forester Avenue. Additional photographs appear online at warwickadvertiser.com.



WARWICK — Approximately 85 businesses and organizations and more than 1,000 visitors participated in the seventh annual Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce EXPO, a community business showcase, held at the Middle School on Saturday, March 29.

"Thanks to the hard work of our committee and our volunteers, the event was, as usual, well organized and well run," said Michael Johndrow, the chamber's executive director. "And the vendors said the visitors they spoke with had a serious interest in their products and services."

Johndrow also explained that unlike similar events in many other towns, Warwick EXPO committee members are always on hand early in the day to assist vendors in setting up their booths. And to be a good neighbor, chamber volunteers remove all promotional signage throughout the town right after the event.

The Warwick Valley Chamber of Commerce's EXPO 2014 showcased area businesses, both storefront and home-based, featuring local products and services as well as networking opportunities for participants.

Non-profit organizations were also on hand with special exhibits.

The entire day was open to the public free of charge and visitors had an opportunity to stop by the booths, meet the owners or representatives, ask questions and pick up literature and other give-aways.

The 2014 EXPO Committee members this year were: Dr. Ray Bryant, Sherry Bukovcan, Caeyn Burke, Elizabeth Cassidy, Garrett Durland, AnnMarie Sipilief, Kristen Weiss, Michael Johndrow, Sarah Armand and Jerrica Lavooy.

- Roger Gavan

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