Business EXPO ‘99 Opens TodayTacoma Hosts Improved South Sound Business-to-Business Event

“The Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall is poised to be a hive of business networking for the next two days as Business EXPO ‘99 buzzes into town.The annual South Sound business-to-business tradeshow, hosted by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce, features 130 exhibition booths, free business seminars, a free EXPO-grazing luncheon, Sample the South Sound – both days this year, a large variety of prize giveaways, entertainment and more. Admission is free.Exhibitors range from government and economic development agencies and institutes of higher education, business, vocational and job training, to international delegations and more. Business booths at EXPO include financial institutions, personnel agencies, telecommunications, insurance and accounting firms to airlines, balloon companies, casinos and a mini-race car track.EXPO HoursTacoma Dome Exhibition HallWednesday November 3, 199911 a.m. to 6 p.m.Thursday November 4, 19999 a.m. to 6 p.m.116th Annual Chamber MeetingThe Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce 116th Annual Meeting and business breakfast is Thursday, November 4 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. in the Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall.Speakers include outgoing Chamber Chairman Don Johnson of Simpson Tacoma Kraft Company, incoming Chamber Chairman John Holtermann of Regence Blue Shield, and keynote speaker David Clark, Vice President, Sales and Marketing of SAGEM MORPHO, Inc. The master of ceremonies will be Bob Moawad of Edge Learning Institute.For information on the Annual Meeting, call 253-627-2175.Business Seminars, EXPO HallTelecommunications: A World of Connections, Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.Getting to the New Millennium: Stress Reduction Strategies, Wednesday, 2:45 p.m.Maximizing Your Sales Effectiveness, Thursday, 1:30 p.m.Sample the South SoundBoth days, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., free.Laidlaw Transit is running a free shuttle to and from downtown Tacoma both days. Check Tuesday’s Index for times and pick-up locations.”