Dozens of local businesses will be sharing a taste of Dayton, at the Dayton Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming business expo sponsored by Chicken Express of Dayton. The June 13 event is set for 4 to 7 p.m. at the Dayton Community Center, 901 S. Cleveland St., Dayton.
The theme for this year’s annual food-tasting and business marketing event is Under the Big Top and all participating businesses and groups are encouraged to go along with the circus theme by offering carnival-type foods, drinks and treats.
“Taste of Dayton is a fun evening. We usually have about 300-400 people in and out of the door at the event every year,” said Paula Moorhaj, chamber director.
The cost to participate in Taste of Dayton is $100 for chamber members and $150 for non-members. Tables will be distributed on a first come, first served basis on the day of the event. Booths needing electricity to keep food hot or cold will need to make arrangements with the chamber in advance. Each booth will have pipe and drape. Participants will need to bring their own marketing banners and materials, free promotional items and a door prize.
Booths will compete for honors as Best Decorated Booth or Best Food. These awards will be announced during Taste of Dayton.
Guests will be given sample-sized portions of food at each booth as they walk through the community center ballroom. A table will be set up for those who want to sit down as they dine. The cost is $5 for people ages 12 and older, and $2 for children 11 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door on the day of the event. Door prize raffle tickets will be sold separately.
“It’s a great way to market your business. Networking is very important for small businesses. You want everyone in the community to know who you are and to build relationships, so that when people are looking for a particular kind of business, they will remember they met you,” Moorhaj said.
For more information on Taste of Dayton or to register for a booth, go online to
https://business.daytontxchamber.com/events/details/taste-of-dayton-2019-7210 or call 936-257-2393.