From emerging entrepreneurs to non-profit organizations and established businesses, the eighth annual Orillia and Lake Country Business Expo had something for everyone.
While the event at ODAS Park provided a chance for people to check out some of the many businesses and groups in the region, it was also an opportunity for those organizations to support one another.
“We have each other’s back and we want to support the local community,” said Patricia Fournier, an insurance adviser who had a booth at the event.
“Anything we can do to support the businesses and bring out the public is important in a community like this.”
Anitta Hamming saw the expo as an ideal opportunity to spread the word about her Creative Nomad Studios, which will be opening in the former BiWay building in downtown Orillia.
“A lot of people who have businesses here are also potential Creative Nomad Studios customers,” she said of the collaborative space she’s opening. “It’s really an opportunity to meet people and tell them about Creative Nomad Studios.”
There were plenty of free giveaways as well as prize draws during Tuesday's expo.