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Learn about local businesses at chamber's 2020 Business Expo
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Visitors to the new Lanier Technical College Ramsey Conference Center Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, take in the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce annual Business Expo. - photo by Scott Rogers

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce will highlight local businesses Thursday, Feb. 20, at its annual Business Expo.

The day at Lanier Technical College will start at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon, where attendees will hear from Bobby Shoemaker, franchisee operator of Gainesville’s Chick-fil-A locations. Shoemaker, who began his Chick-fil-A career as a teenager, will speak about how the company reaches out to its guests and community and develops leaders. The luncheon is sold out, according to the Chamber website.

Business Expo

When: 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 20

Where: Lanier Technical College Ramsey Conference Center, 2535 Lanier Tech Drive, Gainesville

Then, from 1 to 6 p.m., more than 60 local businesses will be at the expo to network and discuss their products. The expo is free and open to the public.

The final event, which is from 4 to 6 p.m. and also at Lanier Tech, is A Taste of Gainesville, a networking event with several local restaurants serving special menu items. For a $5 entry fee, people can try food from 2 Dog Restaurant, Chicken Salad Chick, DoubleCakes by Chris, Fajitas Mexican Restaurant, Gainesville Seafood Market, Mountain Fresh Creamery, Panera Bread and RLM Affairs. 

Events will be held at Lanier Tech’s Ramsey Conference Center, 2535 Lanier Tech Drive, Gainesville.