Great new business opportunities, the chance to have questions answered in a relaxing setting, shopping opportunities, good books, food and interesting craft ideas. These are but some of the experiences awaiting you Saturday at the Alpena News Business Expo, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the APlex.
For over a decade now The Alpena News staff has hosted the Business Expo. In the early years it was just an expo, but later expanded to the Newspaper In Education Book Sale as well. Combined, the two have made for a win-win situation for everyone visitors, merchants and school students.
This year the newspaper's staff is offering yet another new twist 19 arts and crafts booths of merchandise that is guaranteed to peak your interest. Truly, the event will be the perfect cure to those "cabin fever" blues that begin to settle in this time of the year every winter.
The expo creates an atmosphere for merchants to display their wares and services and it is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about products in a relaxing and enjoyable environment. From new products to more information on services that are offered, each booth will have a friendly representative ready to assist guests.
As for the NIE book sale, for those who love reading this is definitely the place to be Saturday. Fiction and non-fiction, hard cover and paperback, best sellers and romance are all available at very, very reasonable prices. The event allows residents to stock up their book supply for the rest of the winter without breaking their wallet. At the same time, however, the token fee they pay for the books helps keep the NIE program funded, and thus many students across the region receive newspapers in their classrooms each morning as a supplemental teaching tool.
Thank you everyone who donated books to make our NIE Book Sale successful. A special thank you heads out to Lincoln School students your generosity knew no boundaries this year.
We hope you'll be one of the thousands who stop by and visit Saturday at Business Expo 2012.