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  • Writer's pictureRoger Sims, Journal Staff

Pleasanton chamber announces business expo event

PLEASANTON – In a report to the Pleasanton City Council on Monday, March 28, Raquel Beltz, president of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce, said that plans were in process for a Business Expo Sampler on June 18.

“The goal of the Business Expo is to put our businesses, products and services in front of our community along with samples of the products and services offered,” she said. “The ultimate goal is to promote a ‘Live, Local’ mindset by giving our community a hands-on opportunity to see what is available in their own proverbial backyard.”

She also said the chamber hoped it would be a recruiting tool to gain new members for the organization. The event will be open to the public at no charge.

Beltz did ask, however, that the city waive the fee for the use of the Pleasanton Community Center for the event. The council unanimously approved waiving the fee.

She also told the council that plans for the 2022 General Pleasonton Days were changing. Rodeo Gold Productions, which produced the rodeo for last year’s event, planned to return to the event again this year.

However, Retro-Active, an ‘80s cover band from the Kansas City area that had to cancel playing for the street dance last year after two members contracted COVID, also wanted to play.

Because both events would be on the same evening, Beltz said the committee wanted to expand the event to three days, beginning with a street dance on Friday night and the rodeo on Saturday night.

She also reported that the chamber’s Business District Grant Committee awarded a $500 matching grant to Linn County News publisher Jackie Taylor for tuck pointing and creating a concrete drainage area on the north side of the building at 808 Main St.

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