More than 100 business, health care and educational organizations are set to take part in a networking event next week in Lafayette. The Greater Lafayette Commerce Business Expo will include a session on public relations and programming for young professionals.

March 28, 2014

News Release

Lafayette, Ind. — More than 100 industries, businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions and organizations will fill 120 booths for the Greater Lafayette Commerce 2014 Business Expo, a business-to-business networking event that runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, April 3, at Four Points by Sheraton, 1600 Cumberland Ave. Admission is free.

“Our theme this year is 'Build, Connect, Inform,' and that reflects the value of participating in and attending the Business Expo,” said Kathryn Byrd, assistant program manager. “In one place and for a single day, business people can meet and learn about a host of other businesses and organizations. It’s indeed time well-spent.”

Free parking for visitors will be available in the northwest corner of the nearby West Lafayette Walmart parking lot, with guest shuttle service provided from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by Express Air Coach to and from the Expo entrance.

From noon to 1 p.m., a lunch-and-learn session titled “Stand by . . . You're on!” will feature Sue Scott, Tippecanoe School Corp. communications coordinator and former broadcast journalist, and Purdue video engineer Tom Harmeson, speaking on how to get media coverage. Cost is $10 for Greater Lafayette Commerce members; $15 for guests, with reservations requested by calling 765/742-4044 or signing up at

From 4 to 6 p.m., Tippy Connect Young Professionals, a Greater Lafayette Commerce group, will host Business After Hours in the Tailgate Lounge at Four Points by Sheraton.

Presenting sponsors for the event are Fifth Third Bank and Lafayette Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, with dozens more contributing at various sponsorship levels.

For more information about attending the event, including a complete list of participating businesses and their booth locations, visit

Headquartered at 337 Columbia St. in Lafayette, Greater Lafayette Commerce, whose roots go back more than 85 years, is a nonprofit membership organization supported by local industries and governments. Its mission is to advance economic and community prosperity for a superior quality of life.

Source: Greater Lafayette Commerce

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