Scenes from the Business Showcase and Taste of North County

Visitors tried to spin the wheel for prizes at the Commerce Bank booth.

Visitors tried to spin the wheel for prizes at the Commerce Bank booth.

Photos by Bob Lindsey

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Florissant co-sponsored the 26th Anniversary of the Chamber’s Business Showcase, featuring a “Taste of North County.”  The poular event was held Saturday March 22 at the James J. Eagan Community Center in Florissant. More than one thousand people attended the event where they had an opportunity to  learn more about the products and services that the 62 vendors offer to the community.  Special features  included a Kids Korner with activities for children, including a visit from Ronald McDonald,  face painting and Mike’s Balloon Creations.

For $5, visitors could sample food from 11 North County restaurants. This has become a big draw for the past two years at the event, which was moved to the Civic Center  last year to accommodate more people inside one large area.

Ronald McDonald dropped by the Business Showcase.

Ronald McDonald dropped by the Business Showcase.

 

Chiropractor Martin Schmaltz talks with visitors.

Chiropractor Martin Schmaltz talks with visitors.

 

Ruffie, the River City Rascals mascot, poses with Melissa Rackers of Neighbors Credit Union.

Ruffie, the River City Rascals mascot, poses with Melissa Rackers of Neighbors Credit Union.

 

Representatives from Mississippi Valley Roofing at their booth.

Representatives from Mississippi Valley Roofing at their booth.

 

Participants at the Taste of North County were able to take their 'tastes' to tables in the Eagan Center.

Participants at the Taste of North County were able to take their ‘tastes’ to tables in the Eagan Center.

 

A scene from the Business Showcase and Taste of North County.

A scene from the Business Showcase and Taste of North County.

 

Papa Murphy's provided pizza as part of the Taste of North County.

Papa Murphy’s provided pizza as part of the Taste of North County.

 

Deavers Restaurant and Sports Bar was one of eleven restaurants that provided food samples as part of the Taste of North County.

Deavers Restaurant and Sports Bar was one of eleven restaurants that provided food samples as part of the Taste of North County.

 

Cornerstone Bakery was one of eleven restaurants participating in the Taste of North County.

Cornerstone Bakery was one of eleven restaurants participating in the Taste of North County.

 

Coleen Hannibal of HNC Home Care. She is the outgoing Chair of the Board.

Coleen Hannibal of HNC Home Care. She is the outgoing Chair of the Board.

 

Chris Hamilton of Shelter Insurance, took time away from his own booth to get his blood pressure checked.

Chris Hamilton of Shelter Insurance, took time away from his own booth to get his blood pressure checked.

 

Cara Koen with the Federation of Catholic Schools, speaks to a visitor.

Cara Koen with the Federation of Catholic Schools, speaks to a visitor.

 

Poportunities provided samples at the Taste of North County.

Poportunities provided samples at the Taste of North County.

 

The Balloon Man from Mike's Balloon Creations was on hand to entertain young visitors to the Business Showcase.

The Balloon Man from Mike’s Balloon Creations was on hand to entertain young visitors to the Business Showcase.

 



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