The annual Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is the largest and longest-running expo event in Cayman. This year’s event features 40 exhibitors from a variety of industry sectors, who will be featuring their products and services and offering special deals and prizes to customers.
The expo is open to the public noon – 8pm Friday and 10am – 4pm Saturday at the Family Life Centre off Walkers Road. The expo has been held each year for 20 years, except for 2004 due to Hurricane Ivan. This is the fourth year for it to be held at the Family Life Centre, which has ample parking.
“The Chamber of Commerce Business Expo provides member businesses and organisations with an opportunity to showcase their products and services to thousands of consumers each year. The event began in the late 1980s as a Buy Caymanian initiative to promote local shopping and to educate consumers on the products and services that were available locally,” Chamber of Commerce CEO Wil Pineau said.
“It has evolved into the largest annual showcase of businesses under one roof. All types of businesses participate in the Expo making it appealing to residents from all walks in life. Several businesses have launched new products and services at the Expo and it is remarkable to see these businesses grow over the years,” he said. “This year’s event is sold out with all exhibitor spaces taken in the Family Life Centre. There will be plenty of specials on offer so residents will not want to miss the show.”
This year’s title sponsor is LIME, which is proud to showcase its new 4G technology and devices.
LIME General Manager Tony Rich said, “LIME has always participated in the Chamber Business Expo and since 2002 we’ve shown our commitment by becoming more involved and taking the lead with sponsorship. The Expo is the most important business event of the year and for us it’s a great opportunity to connect with customers, showcase our services and introduce new products.”
He said, “We’re all about 4G this year and the Expo truly will be a 4G experience for everyone. We’re LIME at the speed of life.”
Paradise Coffee: $1 coffee, tea and hot cocoa. Enter to win a B60 Single Cup Brewer. Purchase a Keurig B60 Special Edition Brewer ($149) or a B140 Small Office Brewer ($149) and receive a free K-Cup Carousel (while stocks last). Purchase an undercounter water filtration system ($199) and get a $60 rebate off a brewer of your choice (while stocks last).
Cayman Hearing Centre: $50 off an evaluation (adults); $30 off for paediatric evaluation; $200 off a pair of hearing aids.
Steppingstones Recruitment Ltd.: Will be offering advice and information to job seekers and people looking for career growth. This will include effective resume writing, interview techniques, how to get ahead in your job/career and the importance of lifelong learning. Enter your business card to receive your choice of Essential Management Guides.
Guy Harvey Gallery & Shoppes: Daily draw for a Sunbrella Indoor/Outdoor Pillow with Guy Harvey Embroidered Art (value $150); End of show draw will be for a framed limited edition Guy Harvey print (value over $500)
Cayman Automotive: Electric car and solar panels will be on display.
The Security Centre Ltd.: Will be demonstrating their Security Systems and CrimSafe.
At the Chamber booth: Win a staycation at the Westin – oceanfront accommodations for two nights, beach cabana for two days, dinner for two in Casa Havana Restaurant.
The Westin Casuarina Resort & Spa: Win one night at the Westin, one couples massage at the Hibiscus Spa and one Sunday brunch for two people.
Home Gas: Featuring the new line of propane-powered yard tools such as the Lehr Eco-trimmer and Eco-Blower/Mulcher.
Deluxe Freight: Specials on shipping services from the states to Cayman. Deluxe Freight offers ocean freight, air freight and consolidations.
Eat Fresh/Subway: Snack on delicious sandwiches and more.
Apex Industries: Hurricane season is here. Prepare yourself and your home with hurricane shutters. 15 per cent off all shutters purchased at the show. Win a retractable screen door.
Stingray Kisses Hot Fresh Mini Donuts: Will be tempting your taste buds with their heavenly donuts cooked right in front of you. Win 12 hot fresh mini-donuts every hour.
Mr. Electric: Win a portable, lightweight and super-quiet GENERAC generator.
Solutions Ltd. Register to win three hours of learning and development for you or your organisation. Will have an extensive list of topics to choose from around the areas of personal effectiveness, group effectiveness, leadership, customer service and business development.
Otis Air: Win a Daikin mini split and one year free servicing worth over $3,000. Discounted rates on all service plans and insulation specials purchased during the Expo. Full inclusive maintenance contracts for commercial properties. Will be launching the new Daikin commercial VRV range of A/C systems.
Earthstrong: Marleys Mellow Mood – buy three cases get one free! Expo-only discount: 10 per cent off Corwin smart ventilation system. Business cards/email address entry earns members of the public a chance to win “green” basket of all products.
Essential Services/Airserv: Win a Mitsubushi electric HVAC product energy-saving cooling system.
CML Offshore Recruitment: Win a free employer profile video.
Bonafide: Enter for a free performance with easy listening music for a cocktail party or dinner.
Morritt’s Tortuga: Will be giving away a long weekend staycation (Friday , Saturday, Sunday & Monday), four-night stay at the resort.
Precision Print: Draw to be held at the end of the show for a large jar of pepper jelly and a magnum of champagne.