PARIS — The Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce’s annual business showcase will feature 70 businesses from 13 towns.

It is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School gym.

The showcase allows small outfits to market themselves to potential customers, according to chamber Executive Director John Williams. It also gives attendees a chance to see the spectrum of services available.

“We want to expose smaller businesses that don’t have money for marketing and advertising to help them get their name out to let folks know what they’re all about. It also allows businesses to talk to each other and collaborate in the future, Williams said. 

Businesses that plan to attend range from car dealerships to home-builders to contractors to artisans. 

The showcase is open to the public at no cost. Attendees will be eligible for an as-yet unnamed door prize.

The day features an expanded business-to-business networking opportunity from 8 to 10 a.m.

“We found a lot of the businesses wanted more time to network with each other before we open the doors to the general public,” Williams said.

A chili and chowder cook-off will also be held, with 10 area restaurants showing off their culinary might. It starts at 11:30 a.m.

Attendees can sample chili and chowder for $5 and vote for their favorites. A winner will be announced at the end of the showcase.


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