PORTLAND — About 70 vendors and hundreds of business owners attended the Greater Portland Business Expo on Tuesday at the Holiday Inn By the Bay.

Vendors called the event an opportunity to network with peers and advertise products and services.

“It’s a good way to meet people and connect with small businesses. It’s a good way to get your name out in the community,” said Jennie Hersey, a chiropractor with HealthSource on Brighton Avenue in Portland.

Claudia Murray, who owns a photography company in Scarborough, said she attended the event as a vendor to attract more corporate clients.

“People know our portrait work, but we want more corporate work,” said Murray.

The expo is the Portland Regional Chamber’s annual one-day trade show. The chamber expected 400 to 500 people to attend. The event was open to the public and admission was free.

The event included a series of seminars that provided tips on business, social media, entrepreneurship and other topics.

Businesses with booths at the show included Gorham Savings Bank, MetLife, Quirk Auto Group, the Sunday River ski resort and the Portland Regency Hotel.

Staff Writer Jonathan Hemmerdinger can be reached at 791-6316 or at: [email protected]


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