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Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce to Host 2010 Business Expo, Educational Workshops May 26

May 20th, 2010 · Leave a Comment

The Jacksonville Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its 9th Annual Business EXPO from 1 to 7 p.m. on May 26 at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Open to the public and free of charge, the EXPO will allow attendees to meet with more than 1,500 business professionals and visit more than 100 exhibit booths. In conjunction with the EXPO, the Chamber is hosting educational workshops that will focus on federal contracting opportunities, health care reform, small businesses and women-owned businesses.

A Chamber Council Luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with keynote speaker A. Hugh Greene presenting insights into the key components of health care reform and how the legislation will impact health care consumers. Tickets to the luncheon are $25 for members and $35 for non-members and must be purchased in advance.

Dr. Rob Haley and Marsha Proctor Killen, Esq., owners of the health care consulting firm StrategyGen Co., will lead the health care workshop, “Health Care Forum: Just What the Doctor Ordered,” from 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. before the Business EXPO. The workshop will focus on the newly enacted federal health legislation and its requirements, effective dates and tax code benefits. The health care workshop is $20 or $10 with the purchase of a luncheon ticket.

Additional workshops on the event agenda for the 2010 Business EXPO include the “Federal Contracting Opportunities Forum – Moving to the Next Level” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for $135 (lunch not included), the “Small Business Center Orientation” from 3 to 4 p.m. for free, and the “Jacksonville Women’s Business Center Launch Pad” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for free. A complementary after hours business social hosted by IMPACTjax will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Booths are still available for the Business EXPO and more information is available at www.opportunityjacksonville.com or by calling (904) 366-6646. We hope to see you there!

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