Press Kit

13th Annual Business to Business Expo Celebrates the Spirit of Enterprise


For Immediate Release - May 19, 2011

Contact:  Marti Mayne, 207-846-6331,

or Mary Seavey, 603-356-5701, ext 305


Enjoy free workshops, silent auction, Mt Washington Valley Awards Luncheon & more


North Conway, NH - The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce will present the 13th Annual Business to Business Expo, on June 6, 2011 at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. The largest business networking event of the year in the North Country, this event is designed to promote a wide array of products and services offered by local and regional businesses. The theme for year's expo is the Spirit of Enterprise.  In addition, the winners of the Mt Washington Valley Awards will be celebrated during the Expo Luncheon, followed by  keynote address by Larry C. Farrell, founder and CEO of The Farrell Company, the world's leading firm for researching and teaching entrepreneurial practices.  To add an element of fun, the 10th Annual MWVCC Golf Tournament will be held the next day on June 7 at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel Golf Course.

Each year, the Mt Washington Valley Business to Business Expo offers the North Country's largest and most comprehensive opportunity for networking, educational workshops. This year  exhibitors from fields including technology, finance, tourism, health, education, communications, construction, services, and non-profit will be on hand to provide plenty of resources, products and services to help Mt Washington Valley businesses grow, become eco-friendly and succeed.  Everything from foods to frolicking and fun will be highlighted by exhibitors from throughout New England.  There's still time to sign up if you'd like to be an exhibitor.  Contact Mary Seavey at 603-356-5701 or to reserve booth space.

Educational workshops providing critical information on entrepreneurial spirit, credit card processing risks, and succeeding in a tough economy will take place in the Lafayette Room at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel. Here is a complete schedule of workshops:

9:15 am - 10:15 am: "Corporate Entrepreneurship: Lessons from the World's Greatest Entrepreneurs and Their High Growth Companies" presented by Larry Farrell, The Farrell Company

10:30 am - 11:30 am: "Integrated Social Media Marketing" presented by  Jason Robie, Ridgeview Technology, LLC

11:45 am - 12:45 pm: "Minimizing the Risks Associated with Accepting Credit Card Payments" presented by Patrick Murphy, Heartland Payment Systems

11:45-12:45pm: What Floats Your Boat?  "How the New Economy Confirms That a Rising Tide Floats Boats"  presented by Michael Kline, Entroprenologist - Kline Seminars 

A highlight of the Business to Business Expo is the Awards Luncheon where Mt Washington Valley leaders are honored by their peers.  A keynote address applauding the spirit of enterprise will be presented after the awards are given by Larry C. Farrell, founder and CEO of The Farrell Company, the world's leading firm for researching and teaching entrepreneurial practices. Tickets to the Expo Awards Luncheon must be purchased in advance of the expo for $45 per person.

Throughout the day expo-goers can bid on $20,000 worth products and services donated by Mt Washington Valley businesses during the silent auction.  Take home everything from guided tours and attractions tickets to lawn care services and more.

The Expo culminates on June 7 with the 10th Annual Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at the Omni Mount Washington Hotel HoHGolf Course. Registration starts at 8:00am. Play will follow a best ball scramble format, so golfers of all abilities can be accommodated. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place teams, men's/ladies' closest to the pin, men's/ladies' longest drive, men's/ladies' lowest score, men's/ladies' closest to the line, and men's/ladies putting contest. A grand prize for the first hole-in-one is a brand new car, compliments of Crest Auto World.  An Award BBQ will follow the tournament.  All entries includes: cart, green fees, (1) mulligan/player, welcome gift bag, raffle, award BBQ buffet.  For complete registration information, player fees and a link to the online registration form, click here.

The Mt Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce Business to Business Expo could not be presented without the generous support of sponsors including PSNH EarthSmart, Magic 104fm and Fairpoint Communications.  Additional sponsors include the Conway Daily Sun, Best Read Guides, Coca Cola, Eastern Propane & Oil, Glass Graphics, New England Electric Co-op, Memorial Hospital, New England Bank, and Oppenheimer.  Mount Washington Graph-FX & Printing LLC and Heartland Payment Systems have generously sponsored the Awards Luncheon and Mt Washington Valley SCORE and Mt Washington Valley Economic Council have sponsored the workshops.

To download Expo registration forms, a full schedule of events and workshops, and golf tournament registration forms click here or visit,  scroll down and click on the 13th Annual Business to Business Expo link under PLANNING AHEAD. For questions, call 603-356-5701.

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