Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce's 5th annual Spring Expo pays tribute to 'Arts & Entertainment'
With live performances, a smorgasbord of food samplings and more — St. Anne's Episcopal School will serve as ground zero for entertainment next Thursday, during Middletown Area Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Spring Expo: “A Tribute to Arts & Entertainment.”
The Expo, a free event, is slated to feature more than 80 vendors from the Delaware region — spanning mass media, financial services, business services, marketing, child care, health care, home care, home products, artists and restaurants. The goal of the event is to offer an opportunity for sponsors, corporate exhibitors and vendors to promote their businesses to the surrounding community.
Brandon Gentry, executive chef of The Grille at Back Creek Golf Club, presented samples of his specialty crab cakes (made from blue crab meat) at last year's Expo. This year Gentry says he'll offer samples of his crab cakes and crab soup (also made from blue crab).
Since The Grille is located on the outskirts of Middletown, Gentry noted that participating in last year's event allowed him to create more awareness about the restaurant, as it was then brought to his attention that a number of Expo attendees had no clue The Grille was located in Middletown.
"We found we needed to do more advertising, and it was a good way for us to make contact [with the public]," said Gentry, 40, of Earleville, Md. "We definitely got our name out there and it helped us."
IF YOU GO
WHAT Fifth annual Spring Expo: "A Tribute to Arts & Entertainment"
WHEN 3-8 p.m. Thursday, March 7;
WHERE St. Anne's Episcopal School, 211 Silver Lake Road, Middletown