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Chamber Chatter: Meet businesses face-to-face at Folsom Chamber business expo

By: Joe Gagliardi, Special to the Telegraph
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KNOW AND GO
What: Connections, an annual showcase of local business
When:  Thursday, March 14
Where:  Folsom Sports Complex

In the age of endless email and hundreds of platforms to connect, I still prefer a face-to-face meeting. There are few better opportunities to share your passion with a market of one.

Consumers love local interaction too. This year, U.S. consumers spent over $5.5 billion with independent merchants on Small Business Saturday, the answer to major retailers’ Black Friday.

Small businesses that succeed are never too busy to talk to their customer. At the Folsom Chamber, we have the privilege to facilitate those interactions. As we begin 2013, we are already seeing renewed optimism in the local economy. A host of new entrepreneurs are taking risks to keep our community strong.

We invite you to support their efforts and join us for Connections, our annual showcase of local business Thursday, March 14, at the Folsom Sports Complex. Come meet 150 local businesses and taste lunch samplings from great new restaurants. Drop in on your lunch hour for a bite and take a moment to shake hands with a local professional or restaurateur.

Joseph P. Gagliardi is the CEO/President of the Folsom Chamber of Commerce.