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2015 SOUTHCOAST BUSINESS EXPO

NEW BEDFORD, MA – The largest business-to-business trade show in the SouthCoast region is scheduled for Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at White’s of Westport.  This unique event, co-sponsored by the New Bedford Area and Fall River Area Chambers of Commerce, showcases the wide variety of companies, services and products available locally. The Expo features nearly 100 exhibitors. Admission to the expo is free with a business card.

This year’s Expo will encourage team spirit with our football themed event. Exhibitors will be decorating their booth with prizes awarded to the top rated booths.

The event will kick off with a breakfast program at 8:30 a.m. featuring keynote speaker, Benji Borowski on the need for lower energy costs in Massachusetts on behalf of the Coalition to Lower Energy Costs. Robert “Benji” Borowski is a member of the Preti Flaherty’s Energy & Telecommunications, Cleantech and Renewable Energy Law, along with a member of Climate Strategy groups, which is dedicated to helping clients achieve their legal, policy, and regulatory goals across those sectors. His work has included advising private equity on the acquisition of industrial and electric generation assets, assisting large-scale consumers with financing for efficiency projects and helping consumer-generator clients navigate the evolving energy markets through regulatory and policy advocacy. Benji places particular emphasis on efficiency and the abundant renewable forms of energy. His work in these fields includes legislative and administrative representation of solar power producers opposing an unfavorable rate design and assisting an innovative off-shore wind project receives regulatory approval.

Benji graduated magna cum laude from Vermont Law School where he earned a Juris Doctors Degree with a Certificate in Energy Law and a Masters of Science of Environmental Law and Policy. During law school, he served as an articles editor and production coordinator of the Vermont Law Review leading him to earned various American Jurisprudence Awards, including in Torts, Environmental Issues in Business Transactions and Climate Change and the Law. The cost to attend the breakfast is $25 for members and $45 for non-members. Registration is required online athttp://www.newbedfordchamber.com/ or by calling 508-999-5231.

At 11:30 a.m. the Business Expo will feature a lunch with speaker Bill Lee. Bill is an American former major league baseball pitcher. He played for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 through 1978, as well as playing for the Montreal Expos in 1979-1982. In 2008 he was inducted in the Red Sox hall of fame. At the age of 65 he signed with the San Rafael Pacifics of the independent North American League.

Lee has co-written four books and in 2006 a documentary film by Brett Rapkin Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey that featured Lee. In addition to his baseball experience, Lee is known for his counterculture behavior, his antics both on and off the field, and his use of the Leephus pitch, a personalized variation of the “eephus pitch”. The cost to attend the lunch is $30 for members and $35 for non-members. Registration is required online at http://www.newbedfordchamber.com/ or by calling 508-999-5231.

Exhibitor space is still available. For more information on exhibiting or to reserve your booth call, Deven Tillman at 508-999-5231 ext. 26 or email events@newbedfordchamber.com.

This year’s event is sponsored by Clean Right Cleaning Solutions and SouthCoast Media Group.

For more information on the SouthCoast Business Expo or for a complete schedule of the day’s events, visit http://www.newbedfordchamber.com/.

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