FC Cincinnati, Fiona and fun part of Fairfield event Wednesday

Tom Parker of The WEB Extreme Entertainment talks with Fairfield Twp. Trustee Shannon Hartkemeyer during a previous Fairfield Chamber of Commerce annual Business Showcase. This year’s event takes place Oct. 3. GREG LYNCH/STAFF
Caption
Tom Parker of The WEB Extreme Entertainment talks with Fairfield Twp. Trustee Shannon Hartkemeyer during a previous Fairfield Chamber of Commerce annual Business Showcase. This year’s event takes place Oct. 3. GREG LYNCH/STAFF

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce’s biggest networking event of the year takes place this week, and will spotlight opportunities to learn more about places specializing in fun and entertainment, according to organizers.

MORE: Bob Evans abruptly shuts down Fairfield location

Here are 5 things to know about the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce Best in the Business Showcase 2018, which is free and open to the public from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Receptions Conference Center, 5975 Boymel Drive:

1. Here comes ‘The Fun Zone’

This year’s installment of the annual event includes seven entertainment businesses, including Miles of Golf, Miami Valley Gaming, The Web Extreme Entertainment, Full Throttle Indoor Karting, Omni Funplex, Premier Shooting & Training and 1st Choice Rental.

“These are all places that anybody can go there to get whatever they need or go there to have a party for their family, for their employees, for their business or for anything,” said Sherry Schuster, membership and events coordinator for the chamber. “It’s (dedicated to) entertainment centers.”

MORE: Chick-fil-A closer to opening first Fairfield location

2. The chamber shoots and scores

Soccer fans can stop by the showcase between 4 and 6 p.m. to take photos with and get autographs from an FC Cincinnati player. FC Cincinnati merchandise will be available for purchase throughout the entire showcase.

3. Beer and wine garden now a part of Business After Hours

Guests will look to Hanover Winery and Receptions Event Center to provide wine and beer during a Business After Hours from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Food will be available via Rib City, which moved from Fairfield to Hamilton, serving up samples and two food trucks dishing out discounted versions of their most popular fare.

MORE: Popular food truck picks Hamilton for first restaurant location

4. Dozens of local businesses in one place

The showcase, which is free and open to the public, also will highlight scores of vendors under one roof, allowing area businesses to make key business connections with a wide variety of vendors.

5. It’s a zoo in there

Those who’ve paid to attend a luncheon preceding the showcase will get to hear from Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo. Available for sale during the 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. luncheon will be copies of “Saving Fiona,” a book about Cincinnati Zoo star Fiona the Hippo.

About the Author