(Feb. 7, 2020) The Greater Ocean City Chamber of Commerce will hold its 13th annual Business Marketplace Expo on Thursday, Feb. 20, at The Grand Hotel & Spa on the Boardwalk at 21st Street.

This event will feature over 65 vendors, and is open to everyone.

Ocean Downs Casino is the event title sponsor and The Grand Hotel & Spa is the venue and food sponsor.

There will be something for everyone at the event, whether guests are looking for a particular type of service or local merchandise to purchase.

In 2018, the chamber added “The Marketplace,” an area of local goods that attendees can purchase on site. Many of the vendors offer special deals for those in attendance. Company representatives are also onsite to answer any questions and to assist guests.

The expo offers an assortment of vendors from very diverse group of services, including HVAC and plumbing, home improvements, flooring, marketing and promotional products, web design and social media, health and wellness, education, banking , aerial advertising, mini golf, catering and events, amusements, employment and payroll services.

In addition, in the Marketplace, guests can expect to find local goods that include food, clothing, accessories and décor.

Attendees will also be able sample complimentary appetizers provided by The Grand Hotel and Spa, as well as a happy hour-priced bar.

Door prizes will be up for grabs donated by local businesses. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a grand prize donated by Berlin Walmart.

Many vendors will hold individual drawings as well.

In addition, members of the business community can register for the seminar focusing on the latest paid leave and overtime compliance regulations.

To register and for more information, visit www.OceanCity.org/events.

The guest speaker will be attorney Doug Desmarais from the law firm of Smith & Downey, P.A., who is well versed in all facets of labor law and focuses his practice on all aspects of labor and employer/employee relations, general litigation, ERISA litigation and business immigration.

The expo is free to attend and open to the public. No pre-registration for attendees is required. Only vendors must pre-register for expo.

Business owners who would like information on becoming a vendor, or to learn more about the event, contact Lisa Layfield, events director, at 410-213-0144 ext. 104 or email Lisa@OceanCity.org.

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