Think global, transact local: Chamber of Commerce Biz Expo

That short video peek inside Brockey Center at South Seattle Community College might present a scene resembling the average multi-participant event … tables, booths, etc. … but today’s West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Business Expo presented more than your usual options, offering West Seattle businesses and other groups a chance to put their best foot forward (in more ways than one, as you’ll see just ahead):


The Sustainable West Seattle table, manned in this photo by Chas Redmond, is where the “putting your best forward” came in — as we mentioned last night, Redmond had just picked up the new West Seattle Walking Trails maps from the printer, and this happened to be the first event with a chance to distribute them. (Lots of other distribution spots are planned – we’ll keep you posted.)

After talking about walking, expo-goers who worked up an appetite had many tasty samples to choose from at the Business Expo, including the jerk chicken cooked up by the SSCC culinary-arts program reps shown in this clip:

Even some Expo entertainment – here’s a snippet of sound from West Seattle guitarist Lonnie Mardis:

And the action wasn’t all indoors; West Seattle Nursery offered container-gardening demos:


This was the third year for the Chamber’s Business Expo, which it describes as “the one and only West Seattle business trade show.”

2 Replies to "Think global, transact local: Chamber of Commerce Biz Expo"

  • Luvsseattle June 1, 2008 (8:41 am)

    I cannot tell you how fun this was! I went with a friend after talking about the various WS businesses we frequent; we had definite similarities and differences (as well as other businesses that either had used, but are curious about). Best part, HANDS DOWN, was the opportunity to tour the SSCC kitchens/dining facilities with a former student (now working for Herban Feast) and find out about their many dining options open to the public. I hope this continues year after year and more businesses participate. The sustainable table was also staffed well; great to get that trail map!

  • Paul June 1, 2008 (5:12 pm)

    Agreed, and I also did the tour, and I had no idea of the food options at the school for the public. Also, I didn’t know that the school is proud owners of an amazing 2.2 million dollar stove that there are only 5 others in the USA. (maybe 6, I can’t remember now because I was amazed by it). And they have a winery, which is opening a new store this fall on campus.

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