Leduc Chamber of Commerce trade fair sees vendor growth

Once again the Leduc Regional Chamber of Commerce is opening up the businesses of Leduc and area...

Once again the Leduc Regional Chamber of Commerce is opening up the businesses of Leduc and area to the public with the annual Businesses Expo and Trade Fair, April 16 and 17.

Despite the hardship Alberta’s economy is facing the expo and trade fair is seeing more vendors register this year than in recent history. Communications and marketing co-ordinator Jessica Roth says there will be approximately 90 this year. “It’s a little bit bigger. We’ve had about 70 in the past.”

With the economic downturn, Roth says the chamber is finding more time to spend on their business marketing and have that increased need to market themselves.

Those who choose to attend the event can expect free admission and free family fun activities. In the past the chamber charged for the youth-friendly events. Both days also offer a pancake breakfast, hosted by the Kinsmen Club.

The expo and trade fair offers a large variety of vendors but being a spring show Roth says roofers, renovators and landscaping vendors are popular year after year.

Also popular is shopping, financial services and jewelry booths. “It’s a pretty big range,” said Roth.

A food truck will be on-site this year, which is another new addition to the event.

“The new, exciting aspect is there will be more (exhibitors) than ever,” said Roth.

“It’s a great way to come out to see what businesses the Leduc region has to offer and have some free family fun,” she added.