BY: JESSICA GUTMAN
More than 750 business professionals and community members gathered at the Knoxville Expo Center on March 1 for Schmoozapalooza Boardwalk, the Knoxville Chamber’s biannual bash in the name of business.
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This spring’s networking event and tabletop expo was presented by Comcast Business. Attendees enjoyed sampling tasty food and beverages, making connections with area professionals and exploring the 120 business tabletop exhibits.
Students from the Chamber’s third Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) class also exhibited their businesses and organizations developed throughout the 30-week entrepreneurial program.
The evening concluded with a drawing for several door prizes. Shawn Stutz with FOCUS Ministries took home a $50 Archers BBQ gift card; Chad Rogers with Old Number Eleven won a $50 gift card to Ashe’s Wine and Spirits; and Mitchell Petty with Axle Logistics took home the evening’s grand prize: a Google Home mini.
Schmoozapalooza Boardwalk attendees entered the event through an impressive balloon tent created by Above the Rest Balloon and Event Designs.
More than 750 local professionals gathered at the Knoxville Expo Center for the Chamber’s biannual networking event and tabletop expo.
Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) student Daniel Scrugham presented his Early Investing Podcast and made numer-ous connections at Schmoozapalooza Boardwalk.
Brandon Fecher with Goody Bag Sponsor Threds passed out t-shirts to attendees of the Chamber’s spring Schmoozapalooza.
Cortney Roark and Jennifer Dedman with the Greater Knoxville Business Journal offered Plinko and prizes at their Schmoozapalooza Boardwalk exhibit.
Sharon Sivley, sales manager for The 9 Group, and Justin Daly, sales coordinator for the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Knoxville, in front of their boardwalk-themed exhibit, which took home the prize for most creative display.
Big Slate Media, the Chamber’s video production partner, showcased a variety of video projects at their first-ever Schmoozapalooza experience.
Pace Bike Share, which recently launched its app-based bicycle sharing service in downtown Knoxville, served as the Schmoozapalooza Carnival Buggy Sponsor.
BRAVO Cucina Italiana served up delicious pasta to more than 750 attendees at the Chamber’s spring Schmoozapalooza.
The Virtuous Products team showed off their impressive collection of quartz products at the 2018 Schmoozapalooza Boardwalk.