The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

January 22, 2013

Annual Business Expo kicks off today for business community; opens to public Wednesday

By Wally Kennedy

JOPLIN, Mo. — The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo kicked off today at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 3615 S. Range Line Road.

More than 200 vendors have set up booths and about 6,000 people are expected to attend the two-day event.

The 21st annual expo is open to members of the business community today and tonight, with a business card the price of admittance. The expo will be open to the general public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The cost is $5 per person. Children age 5 and under are free.