On Thursday, August 22, 2019 the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce and Lindsey Wilson College will host the 13th annual Wares Fair in the Holloway Health and Wellness Center from 6:00-8:00pmCT. Each participating business will be provided "booth" space approximately l0' x 10' with a table and 2 chairs. This is an opportunity for area businesses to show the students, faculty, and staff members at the College what goods and services are available here in our community. There is no charge for Chamber members to set up a booth. The only real expense is to donate a door prize with a retail value of at least $25. However, there is a $50 fee for non-Chamber members as well as the door prize.
Each year this event attracts 400-500 students, faculty, and staff members. The door prizes are given away all evening with the grand prizes drawn at the end of the Wares Fair. Also, the students will select the “Favorite Booth” with that business winning 2 day passes to Holloway Health & Wellness Center.
You will be able to set up your display on the day of the event from 3:00-5:30pm. Students will be available to help carry boxes, etc. that you bring with you. While you are not permitted to sell anything during the evening you are allowed to give out information about your business and any other items such as pens, pencils, or trinkets that help promote your business.
The money spent in this community by students benefit all businesses even if you don't get a lot of Lindsey Wilson student traffic. The dollars they spend here are used by employees of those businesses to buy the goods and services they need. It keeps the dollars circulating locally which is good for the economy of Adair County.
We hope you will join us in welcoming the Lindsey Wilson campus community to Columbia and Adair County.
President - Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce
WARES FARE INFO.
Chamber members – no charge donate a door prize with a retail value of at least $25
Non-Chamber members - $50 fee donate a door prize with a retail value of $25
Please make checks payable to the Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce.
Grand Prize (shopping sprees or items purchased at our local businesses) sponsored by LWC & Chamber of Commerce
A 10’ X 10’ booth space as well as a table and two chairs
Recognition for the business when the Door Prize is given away
Recognition for the business in releases to the local media
What’s Allowed That Evening:
Give away information about a business
Give away pens, pencils, or other promotional trinkets
Have contests or drawings at your table to attract students to register their name, etc.
Use your imagination as to what will interest students enough to stop at your display
Nothing may be sold during the evening, but students can complete forms, etc.
If you have a drawing at your table it will be your responsibility to notify the winner
How Can I Get Help?
Students will be available in the afternoon from 4:00-5:30 to help carry in boxes, etc.
Parking in a designated area will be available with a shuttle ride if needed
Electricity is available for booths if reserved in advance
Advice about display set-up is available through the Chamber Office
How Can I Register?
Return the attached Registration Form to Abe Cross at LWC Health and Wellness Center or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to Register:
To assure a booth at the Wares Fair, reserve space with Abe Cross, Health and Wellness Center by August 20, 2018.
**Non Chamber members please enclose $50 with your registration
13th Annual Wares Fair
Thursday, August 22, 2019
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Holloway Health and Wellness Center
________ Yes, we want to participate in the 13th ?Annual Wares Fair
________ Yes, I am a current member of Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce
________ No, I am currently not a chamber member. Please enclose $50 booth rental fee.
Checks need to be made out to Columbia-Adair County Chamber of Commerce.
Do you need electricity at your booth? _______ Yes _______ No
Other Requests: _____________________________________________
Contact Phone #__________________________________________
Please return this form by no later than Monday, August 22, 2019.
For more information, contact Abe Cross at 270-384-7380 or email: email@example.com.