“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.”
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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.
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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.