The 2013 EXPO Bash

October 18, 2013

DSC05921This year’s EXPO provided new and exciting changes for attendees and exhibitors. Those who wanted to could tune into the live stream broadcast of the EXPO festivities and interviews on the Anniston Star and Rock 105.9’s website via the Chamber’s U-Stream Channel.
First of all, for the Taste of Calhoun County, instead of the judging occurring at the EXPO, we sent out secret shoppers to rate everything from food to experience. The vote for Best Lunch & Dinner, continued as normal, at the EXPO.
DSC05959This year’s Winners are:
Best Wings – Thai One On for their Wing Appetizer
Best Sandwich– Peerless Saloon & Grille for their Cuban Sandwich
Best Pizza– Mellow Mushroom for their Baked Potato Pizza
Best Chicken– Red Pepper Grill for their Fajita Chicken
Best Dessert– Too Nice Too Slice for their Pecan Bars
Best Authentic Dish – Prime Dining & Bar for their Roasted Corn & Mushroom Risotto with Pork
Best Tasting Experience– Prime Dining & Bar
The EXPO vote named Peerless Saloon & Grille the Best Lunch & Best Dinner!
Other changes included the bringing back of Fast Track Seminars. DSC05925These seminars were provided free of charge to EXPO attendees. They included Enhance Customer Experience with Technology, Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media Marketing, How to Survive an Active Shooter Workplace Incident, and Implementing a Successful Behavior-based Safety Program.
Brand new to the EXPO, we included a live concert to the After Hours EXPO Bash, featuring the music of The Breakfast Club, an 80s cover band from Atlanta.
Thank you to all our sponsors and exhibitors for your support of this annual EXPO extravaganza.
This year’s Exhibitor winners were:
DSCN3026Best Booths 2013
• 1st Place: Regional Medical Center
• 2nd Place: AOD Federal Credit Union
• 3rd Place: Abbey Carpet & Floor
Best Non-Profit Booths 2013
•1st Place: American Red Cross
•2nd Place: The ARC of Calhoun & Cleburne Counties
•3rd Place: The YMCA

Presenting Sponsor Regional Medical Center

Platinum Sponsors
Abbey Carpet & Flooring
AOD Federal Credit Union
Regions Bank
Webb Concrete & Building Materials

Gold Sponsors
Alabama Power Company
BBVA Compass
ERA King Real Estate
Sunny King Automotive
Verizon Wireless
New Leaf Marketing

Silver Sponsors
Allied Waste
Anniston Water Works & Sewer Board
BR Williams Trucking & Logistics
Cable One
Cheaha Bank
First Educators Credit Union
Lee Brass
Southern States Bank
Stringfellow Memorial Hospital
Wells Fargo Bank

Bronze SponsorsDSCN3147
America’s First Federal Credit Union
Alabama Publishing

Business After Hours Expo Bash!
Sponsored by: Buster Miles, ERA King Real Estate, New Leaf Marketing, & Longleaf Arts Council

DSCN3141Live Stream Sponsors:
The Anniston Star, CableOne & Stringfellow Memorial Hospital


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