Connect with your local business community at LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo on September 27

More than 110 exhibitors in health and wellness, energy, technology, professional services, finance, media, and more

The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce's annual business trade show, LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo, takes place on Wednesday, September 27th from noon to 7 p.m. at the Morrow Building in Peterborough, with more than 110 local businesses participating. As well as the Networking Cafe, the event features the Holistic Health and Wellness Zone, The Start and Grow Zone, The Innovation Zone, and The Green Business Zone. New to the Green Business Zone this year is the Water Wagon, where attendees can refill their water bottles for free. (Photo: Peterborough Chamber of Commerce)
The Peterborough Chamber of Commerce's annual business trade show, LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo, takes place on Wednesday, September 27th from noon to 7 p.m. at the Morrow Building in Peterborough, with more than 110 local businesses participating. As well as the Networking Cafe, the event features the Holistic Health and Wellness Zone, The Start and Grow Zone, The Innovation Zone, and The Green Business Zone. New to the Green Business Zone this year is the Water Wagon, where attendees can refill their water bottles for free. (Photo: Peterborough Chamber of Commerce)

Come to the Morrow Building on Wednesday, September 27th from noon to 7 p.m. to discover and connect with the local business community at the LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo.

The annual event, organized and hosted by the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, is a fun and relaxed way for members of the public to learn more about the diverse local businesses and services in the Peterborough area. Last year’s trade show attracted more than 1,000 people.

The LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo is a fun and relaxed way for members of the public to discover and connect with the local businesses that drive the local economy. (Photo: Peterborough Chamber of Commerce)
The LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo is a fun and relaxed way for members of the public to discover and connect with the local businesses that drive the local economy. (Photo: Peterborough Chamber of Commerce)

Locally owned and operated Signarama Peterborough — the most comprehensive local source for all sign, exterior lighting, and large format printing — returns this year as as the show sponsor, and locally owned and operated online media company kawarthaNOW.com is the show’s digital media sponsor.

With more than 110 exhibitors this year, you can find a business representing virtually every sector of the local economy, including professional services, health and wellness, technology, energy, financial services, media, publishing, hospitality, and more

As well as valuable information about products and services available locally, there’ll also be food and beverage sampling, swag, and many door prizes to win — including a Lenovo notebook from MicroAge and an Apple iPad.

Parking and admission are free, as is entry for the door prizes. There’s also free WiFi inside the Morrow Building, courtesy of Cogeco, and free tea and coffee will be available all day.

It's easy to navigate the LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo with the "zones" highlighting similar types of businesses: the Holistic Health and Wellness Zone, the Start and Grow Zone, the Innovation Zone, the Green Business Zone and, new this year, the Micro Business Zone. (Photos: Peterborough Chamber of Commerce)
It’s easy to navigate the LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo with the “zones” highlighting similar types of businesses: the Holistic Health and Wellness Zone, the Start and Grow Zone, the Innovation Zone, the Green Business Zone and, new this year, the Micro Business Zone. (Photos: Peterborough Chamber of Commerce)

With so many businesses participating in the LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo, it can be overwhelming where to begin, so the trade show has a series of “zones” highlighting businesses in a common industry or field:

  • The Holistic Health and Wellness Zone, sponsored by the Chamber, features health and wellness practitioners, coaches and support services, and a variety of body/mind/spirit related businesses.
  • The Start and Grow Zone, sponsored by Peterborough and the Kawarthas Economic Development, features new and expanding businesses that have come through the organization’s Business Advisory Centre.
  • The Innovation Zone, sponsored by Innovation Cluster Peterborough and the Kawarthas, features local innovative businesses including ag tech, clean tech, digital, and young entrepreneurs who are part of FastStart.
  • The Green Business Zone, sponsored by Peterborough Utilities, features local eco-friendly businesses. New this year is the Water Wagon, where members of the public can refill their reusable water bottles at no charge — a small but important step to make the LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo a little “greener.”
  • New this year is the Micro Business Zone, which features smaller businesses who in the past may not have participated in the trade show.

The Networking Café returns again this year, sponsored by the City of Peterborough. A selection of lunches will also be available for purchase, and free tea and coffee will be available all day.

For those who want a slightly stronger beverage, Smithavens Brewing Company will be selling their locally produced beers on tap.

There's always something unexpected to find at the LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo. Last year, it was the kittens at the Vet Visionaires booth. (Photo: Peterborough Chamber of Commerce)
There’s always something unexpected to find at the LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo. Last year, it was the kittens at the Vet Visionaires booth. (Photo: Peterborough Chamber of Commerce)

The LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo is truly a community event showcasing the diversity of our local businesses and reflects the Chamber’s important message for our community: “keep your town in business by keeping your business in town.”

For more on the LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo, visit the Chamber’s website at www.peterboroughchamber.ca.

"Keep your town in business by keeping your business in town." More than 1,000 people visited the LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo last year. (Photo: Peterborough Chamber of Commerce)
“Keep your town in business by keeping your business in town.” More than 1,000 people visited the LoveLocalPtbo Business Expo last year. (Photo: Peterborough Chamber of Commerce)

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