By JoEllen Black/Richmond News
Thirty-three businesses and organizations set up shop Saturday, transforming Richmond City Gym into a mall of goods and services.
“It’s neat for Richmond. You get to see all the businesses and see what they have to offer. This is awesome,” said Jimmy Damron of Richmond who was strolling the expo with his family.
Vendors said it was a good opportunity to connect with customers. Many had drawings for prizes and handed out free merchandise. Giveaways for gift certificates from participating businesses were also doled out every 30 minutes at the Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce booth. The chamber hosted the event.
“It’s been great, a good opportunity to speak with our customers and to reiterate our services,” said Raylene Walker, marketing coordinator for Mediacom. “I look forward to next year.”
For Raymond Smith, a native of Richmond, it was an opportunity to let area residents know he has moved his massage therapy practice back to town, he said. His business, Northstar Wellness, offered free massages. The practice is now located at Jordan/Dunivent Chiropractic.