Local business connects with community at Folsom Connections

By: Laura Newell, Telegraph staff writer
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For five years, the Folsom Chamber of Commerce has connected Folsom businesses with the community and this year’s Connection looks to be just as busy. “We call this business expo ‘Connections’ because it’s not only a business-to-community connection, but also a business-to-business connection,” said Nancy Pryor, Folsom Chamber of Commerce marketing coordinator. “We want to introduce community members and business personnel face to face.” Local restaurants are also invited to the business expo to provide food samples to attendees. Pryor said about 12 local restaurants will be scattered around the expo in between 120 business booths. “It’s a great way to view local businesses while tasting your local restaurants along the way,” Pryor said. Folsom Buffalo Wild Wings, 2759 East Bidwell St., will be handing out wing samples with a variety of sauces at the expo. “We think being a part of the community is helpful, to let people know we are out here in Folsom,” said Bert Johnson, assistant general manger. “We try to get involved with as many events as we can in our community to do our part, that’s why we were chamber members.” Pryor said a highlight of the event will include door prizes and special giveaways from local shops. “It’s entirely in line with the chamber’s mission to connect businesses to the community,” she said. Pryor said the expo is a good way to learn about new networking trends including social networking. The free event is open to the public. Last year the expo brought in 2,500 attendees. Approximately 100 vendors including restaurants will attend this year’s event including Red Dog Shred, community banks, credit unions, education businesses, health and fitness experts, The Folsom Telegraph and the Folsom Auto Mall. Connections business expo is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at the Folsom Sports Complex, 66 Clarksville Road, Folsom. For more information, visit * * * KNOW AND GO What: Connections business expo When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, March 8 Where: Folsom Sports Complex, 66 Clarksville Road, Folsom Info: