Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Wendy Scott, 806-675-2347, Wendy.Scott@ag.tamu.edu
CROSBYTON – The second annual Crosby County Business Expo is slated for 5:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Pioneer Memorial Museum, 101 W. Main St. in Crosbyton.
“The purpose of the expo is to promote business and commerce in Crosby County,” said Wendy Scott, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service family and consumer sciences agent for Crosby and Lynn counties.
Scott said the event, which is being planned by AgriLife Extension’s Crosby County Leadership Advisory Board, is free and open to the public with a meal planned. Participating businesses, however, will be charged a $25 fee that will include a 4:30-5:30 p.m. training conducted by the Texas Tech Small Business Development Center.
“The development center’s training will specifically focus on building a website, utilizing social media and developing a budget,” Scott said. “It should be very helpful for those needing direction in these areas or for those who just need a little refresher.”
Businesses wishing to participate should RSVP to the AgriLife Extension office in Crosby County at 806-675-2347 by Nov. 7.
Caitlin Jackson, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources in Crosby County, predicts this year’s expo will surpass last year’s successful event.
“Last year’s event attracted 14 businesses and more than 100 people,” Jackson said. “We really want to make this a strong community event everyone can enjoy. Along with the free meal for the community, each business will donate door prizes and many will offer products for sale, so the expo could prove a good stop for early Christmas shoppers.
“Surprisingly, we heard comments after last year’s event from local people who were not aware some of the products offered were even available in Crosby County, so there obviously is a need for this type of event.”