BY CHELSEA BURNETTThe Wilson Post
Kicking off the upcoming tax free weekend, the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 2nd annual Business Extravaganza at Prime Outlets-Lebanon on Friday, Aug. 6.
The expo serves as a one-day promotional opportunity for local businesses.
Large attendance is expected, as that Friday also starts the beginning of the yearly tax-free weekend. Tax-free weekend is always a huge draw for shoppers in August as many are gearing up for the new school year. Certain items may be purchased, such as computers, school supplies and clothing, without paying sales tax.
Booth space will be available to Chamber members for a fee of $25. Vendors are expected to provide their own tables, chairs, electrical cords, table cloths, etc. The event allows businesses the opportunity to display their products, hold ticket drawings and giveaways, and set up samples for shoppers.
Booth space is limited, and a spokesperson for the Chamber said “a lot of interest has been shown so far” for this year’s Extravaganza. Booth set-up is from 8-11 a.m., with the event from 1-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 6.
During the event, door prizes and other family festivities are also planned. For those interested in picking up an application for a vendor booth, stop by the Chamber of Commerce at 149 Public Square or call 444-5503.
Staff Writer Chelsea Burnett may be contacted at Chelsea@wilsonpost.com.