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South Shore Chamber of Commerce unveils all new TechConnect
South Shore Chamber of Commerce changes up annual Expo to focus on technology and offer unique opportunities to participants.
TechConnect, as the name suggests, is all about technology: the latest trends, how businesses can stay relevant and competitive in today’s market, how they use technology to deliver product and service to customers (and make it easier for them to do business). “But it is not a show for Techies,” said Laurel Egan Kenny, COO. “It is actually a show for those who would like to learn about the different ways Chamber members are “connecting”
Mark your calendars: TechConnect will take place October 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lantana, in Randolph.
Egan Kenny says that this new concept is the result of months of planning. “We are constantly looking at ways to bring even greater relevance to our members and the businesses they work with on a daily basis,” she said, noting that TechConnect, a first for the South Shore, will have a different mission than previous business expos. “It’s part of an even bigger overall effort for the Chamber to re-brand itself. It is another way we empower our members to be ‘Part of Something Bigger.’”
TechConnect will bring together local businesses and industry experts to teach, learn, and share how technology can advance business.
For attendees, there is no cost to attend the expo, which is being promoted as the place to network, collect ideas and exchange information. There will be morning and mid-day speed learning sessions; and businesses will have four ways tojoin the expo: (1) exhibit; (2) advertise; (3) sponsor; and (4) present.
“If technology powers your business (or you’d like it to), TechConnect Business Expo is for you,” said Peter Forman, CEO of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, who said that the program has been designed to allow participants to meet the businesses that need your technology solutions.
Businesses currently utilizing technology to stay relevant, create a competitive edge, showcase their innovations and more should plan to exhibit at this first-of-its-
“Our research continues to show that businesses are looking to become more technologically savvy,” said Forman, who said, “There will be a lot of information presented in one place. We have a jam-packed day ready for everyone who walks through the door.”
In addition to exhibitors, TechConnect is seeking qualified presenters: individuals to share subject matter expertise, best practices and share resources with engaged audiences of 10-30 participants and invitees and interested individuals each to submit a proposal at: southshorechamber.org/
About the South Shore Chamber of Commerce
The South Shore Chamber of Commerce has long been recognized throughout the state as one of the most active and forceful advocates for the business community, and numbers among the larger Chambers of Commerce nationally. The South Shore Chamber is a not-for-profit association of businesses in the communities south of Boston. It is committed to helping its members grow their businesses and to improve the business climate in the region. Members range in size from major international corporations headquartered on the South Shore to small local firms and sole proprietorships. For additional information on the Chamber, please visit www.southshorechamber.org or call 781-421-3900.