Get Connected to the Local Business Community! Attend the 2012 Business Expo & E-Commerce Workshop

(South Lake Tahoe, CA/NV)…The 2012 Business Expo, brought to you by TahoeChamber and Getaway Reno-Tahoe, is this Friday! The most productive business event of the year will be held at Harrah’s Convention Center from 4-8pm. Over 90 Chamber member businesses will be showcasing their products and services. This year’s theme, “Get Connected”, will recognize advancements in technology by highlighting businesses using social media to their advantage. Show off your techie skills by live tweeting @TahoeChamber during the event using the hashtag #expoconnect for a chance to win prizes. Each tweet will enter you into the contest; the more businesses you tweet about, the better your chance of winning! Be sure to stop by the TahoeChamber booth to learn about the myriad benefits of membership.

The event is preceded by a fun and interactive E-Commerce Workshop from 2-4pm aimed at helping you market your products online. Join the Small Business Development Center and Howard SEM Group and participate in an information and example packed two hours focused on sales versus e-sales, typical elements of and types of e-commerce including: SWOT analysis, social media, introduction to keywords, search engine optimization and much more. All workshop attendees will be entered to win a professional photoshoot to help build your online portfolio. Whether you are an artist, artisan, business owner or just curious about marketing your products online, this workshop will not disappoint. Tickets are $20 for TahoeChamber members or $30 for non-members and include FREE entry to the Business Expo immediately following the workshop.

Be sure to place your bid at this year’s Silent Auction. There will be great items from all exhibitors to bid on; visit to see a list of auction items valued over $300. Fabulous items up for bid include glider rides with Soaring NV, air taxi service from GaryAir, snowmobile rides, gift baskets, gym memberships, couples massage, dining certificates, pet sitting, babysitting, TV, print & radio advertising packages, artwork by local artists and much more!

Enjoy delicious food and beverage tasting from featured vendors including: The Fresh Ketch, MontBleu, Overland Meat & Seafood, Stateline Brewery, Lakeside Beach Grill, Beach Hut Deli, Passaretti’s, Lake Tahoe Chocolate Factory, Jamba Juice, The Beacon, Riva Grill and Lakeside Inn.

This is the premier business event on the South Shore. The Business Expo is a great opportunity to learn about our local business community and the resources it has to offer. It will be a fun and exciting evening—all residents and visitors are encouraged to come and see this diverse group of exhibitors. The event is open to the public; admission tickets are $10 and are available at the door or online at

The Business Expo could not exist without the support of its many sponsors, including: Title Sponsor – Getaway Reno-Tahoe. Host Sponsor – Harrah’s. Gold Sponsors – Heavenly Mountain Resort and Sacramento International Airport. Silver Sponsors – South Tahoe Refuse, Frontier Communications, Corporate Nevada and Mann, Urrutia, Nelson, CPAs & Associates. Media Sponsors – Tahoe Daily Tribune, K-Tahoe Radio, KRLT/KOWL, Tahoe Arts & Mountain Culture and Lake Tahoe Television.

For more information, visit, email or call 775-588-1728 ext. 303.