Hartford, Shelton and Bridgeport, Conn. (August 7, 2012) – The 2012 Business Showcase is set for September 20, 2012 at the Webster Area at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. The Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Bridgeport Regional Business Council lead a consortium of nine (9) chambers of commerce who have joined forces with the CT Business Expo (owned by the Hartford Business Journal) to produce the 18th Business Showcase.
The 2012 Business Showcase will bring together exhibitors from across the state and offer attendees the opportunity to connect with key decision makers, buyers and local business leaders. This one-day event will begin with the Executive Kick-off Breakfast from 7:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. and feature a keynote address from Dr. Thomas Lynch, the Director of the Yale Cancer Center and the Physician-in-Chief at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. Dr. Lynch will discuss compassionate health care, specialized treatment from the Smilow Cancer Hospital as well as the economic development of Yale-New Haven Hospital and its partners. His keynote is set to align well with the theme of this year’s Business Showcase, “Healthcare and Technology.”
The event will include several new features, including 25 free business building workshops in custom-built classrooms covering topics in sales, marketing, social media/technology and entrepreneurship/management as well as a show floor theatre where a variety of feature events will happen through the day.
“The CT Business Expo is thrilled to support Southeastern Connecticut’s Business Showcase,” Bill Kenney, Director of Events for the CT Business Expo said. “This event is a great opportunity for members of the business community to connect with their peers, attend free professional development sessions, grow their network of contacts and get exposed to industry leading products and services.”
Admission to the Business Showcase is FREE and open to the public. Attendees can pre-register at www.biz-showcase.com or at the door. To exhibit, sponsor or attend the event, visit, www.ctbexpo.com. Tickets for the Executive Kick-off Breakfast are $50/person and $450 for a table of 10 ($60/$550 after September 6.) For more information contact Brian Baum of Hartford Business Journal at 860-236-9998 x34 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2012 Business Showcase is sponsored by: Webster Bank and The Pita Group and brought to you by Bridgeport Regional Business Council; Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce; Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, Milford Chamber of Commerce, Monroe Chamber of Commerce, Newtown Chamber of Commerce, Weston-Westport Chamber of Commerce, Connecticut Business Expo; Co-Communications, Marketing and Communications; Keep In Touch Media, J. Fiereck Photography and New Wave Industries.