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October 8, 2013

Businesses to shine at Members Showcase

DANVILLE — Persons looking for a job or those who want to learn more about local businesses will have a chance Friday at Vermilion Advantage’s second annual Members Showcase.

About 50 businesses will have booths set up around the Village Mall from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, in conjunction with the opening of Burlington Coat Factory.

Businesses to be represented include those in manufacturing, health care, non-profits and others also looking to hire.

“This is just an exhibition,” said Tinisha Shade, special projects coordinator for Vermilion Advantage. “Businesses will have tables and information and giveaways.”

Last year, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Vermilion County’s economic development organization and the 10th anniversary of the creation of Vermilion Advantage, there was an anniversary showcase event with a sit-down lunch and speaker from Meijer.

Shade said businesses were interested in having another showcase event this year.

“They thought last year’s (event) was beneficial,” Shade said.

She said the event serves as a chance to learn more about the businesses located in the city and county and “who is in your neighborhood.” It’s also a nice time for businesses to network with each other, she said.

“It’s a job fair for a few businesses,” Shade added. She said eight or nine businesses will be accepting resumes and applications. They include Courtesy Ford seeking sales staff, Watchfire, AutoZone, Express Employment Professionals, ThyssenKrupp Presta, Servepro and Daughhetee and Parks Management Consulting.

“The businesses are excited … I think it will really be a fun day,” Shade said.

For those wanting food at the event, visitors can purchase box lunches, drinks and other items from County Market, which will have a space in the mall. County Market also is giving away $5,000 in groceries.

Tickets for $1 each are being sold for a first prize of $3,000 in groceries and two other prizes of $1,000 each in groceries. A drawing will occur on Nov. 8. Money from the ticket sales is going to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center’s Foundation’s Festival of Trees.

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