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OC Chamber expo serves as season preview for biz.

(March 27, 2015) As the resort wakes up from its long winter’s nap, the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce is gathering members and nonmembers alike to share what’s new for this season at the Carousel on April 2 from 4-7 p.m.

The Chamber’s Business Expo 2015 is the eighth iteration of the event. Before that, the Chamber is offering a seminar featuring Mark Luterman, “20 Commandments to Unlimited Prosperity,” at a cost of $29.95 for members and $49.95 for nonmembers. The seminar dovetails with the Expo, as the seminar runs from 1-4:30 p.m. and the Expo is set to begin at 4 p.m.

“The seminar is really cool,” Executive Director Melanie Pursel said, “I’ve seen it before and it’s very good and very inspiring. We basically have unlimited seating because the Carousel is working with us.”

She said the event would showcase about 36 vendors.

“Anyone can come, but you have to be a member in order to exhibit anything. With Spring everything begins opening back up, and we want to give everyone the opportunity to see the new stuff out there,” Pursel said.

Or to add to their existing client list.

“There will be banks, web marketing firms and photographers,” she said.

The event will center on the Carousel’s ice-skating rink, which gives participants a nice centerpiece to wander around during the show.

“There will be food stations to get a little something to eat — we’re going to have heavy appetizers and drinks — and there will be a scavenger hunt-type game,” Pursel said.

Participants will have to check in at a number of tables to enter a drawing for the door prize.

“We don’t have a specific item picked out yet, but it will be something of value — like a flat-screen television,” Pursel said. She said a sponsor usually emerges to provide the prize.

There are still tables available for exhibitors at a cost of $150. E-mail Lisa Dennis at lisa@oceancity.org for more information.

“The more businesses we can get involved the more variety we can offer and the more value we can provide to participants,” Pursel said.

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