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Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce celebrates success at the inaugural “Biggest Business Expo Ever” (sponsored)


The Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce hosted its inaugural “Biggest Business Expo Ever” on May 9th, 2024, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center, drawing a crowd of over 3,000 attendees and featuring over 500 chamber business booths. This event showcased the vibrant and diverse business community in Northern Nevada, emphasizing the Chamber’s commitment to fostering connections and business growth.

Ann Silver, CEO of the Reno+Sparks Chamber of Commerce, expressed enthusiasm about the event’s success, stating, “The Chamber team and Board are overwhelmed by the support and engagement from our business community. From the responses we’ve heard, hundreds of connections were made and that is what our Chamber is all about.”

Christie Asis, Nevada Market Manager for Farm Bureau Bank, highlighted the impact of the expo, noting, “Uniting over 500 visionary enterprises and welcoming over 3,000 attendees, the biggest business expo hosted by the Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce was a resounding success. As the proud title sponsor, Farm Bureau Bank witnessed the power of partnership and networking, gaining invaluable exposure and forging key connections within our community.”

Special recognition was given to the winners of the 2024 Biggest Business Expo awards. Prominence Health received the ‘Best in Show’ for their outstanding display and engagement, while Cotton Candy Clouds was celebrated as the ‘Most Innovative’ for their unique and creative booth display.

The next “Biggest Business Expo Ever,” is scheduled for May 8th, 2025, at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Thank you to the chamber businesses that really helped elevate the event and donated raffle prizes:  Farm Bureau Bank, Prominence Health, Novo Nordisk, Dynagraphics, Hustle Partners, The Applied Companies Battle Born FC, Dynagraphics, Tesla, Corwin Auto, Jamonit, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Pidgeon Head Brewing, Purpose-Built, Barracuda, Sky West Real Estate, Reno Rodeo, Better Business Bureau, Cotton Candy Clouds, Panasonic Energy, 911 Restoration, Washoe County Library Systems, Stanley Steamer, Foresight Fire, Thomson Garage Door, Mercedes, Nugget, Atlantis, NNBW, Renown, City Lifestyle Magazine, Daddy’s Tacos, Roundabout Catering, Kaia FIT, Saint Mary’s Health Network, United Federal Credit Union, Humane Society, THE ROW, Grand Sierra Resort, NV Energy, Golden Knights, Nevada College of Business, RSCVA, KUNR, United Way, Clark & Associates, Dreampilot Films, NBA, Ezell Images, Western Turf and Hardscapes, Dress for Success, This is Reno, NNBW, America First Credit Union,  Buffalo Wild Wings, Donor Network West, Chop Stop, Galaxy Theater, KOH, Distinctive Bedding, GMT Care, PBS, and more

Congratulations to the below raffle prize winners:

  •  Grand Prize: Weekend Edgewood Staycation (Courtesy of Farm Bureau Bank) & $250 Gift Card to Vanderpump Rules or Hell’s Kitchen (Courtesy of Harvey’s and Harris Lake Tahoe), Taylor Todd, Humane Society
  • Peppermill Staycation, Courtney Meredith, Design on Edge 
  • $100 Amazon Gift Card (Courtesy of Prominence Health), Tiffany East, East Public Relations
  • 2 Aces Tickets + Parking (Courtesy of Better Business Bureau), Brandon Bianco, Dreampilot Films
  • Clark and Associates Wine Basket, Sarah Brazell, Epic Photo Booth 
  • $250 Scarf (Courtesy of Dress for Success), Mandy Lis, Overture
  • Stanley Steamer Gift Basket, Kris Johnson, Dunn Edwards Paint
  • Big Brother Big Sisters Gift Basket, Luis Cabrera-Camarena, Galaxy Theatres 
  • Perenn Bakery Gift Basket (Courtesy Donor Network West) Carly Norton, Waste Management
  • 1 Year NNBW Subscription, Allison Hinkle, America Wild Horse Conservation
  • 1 Year NNBW Subscription, Isabella Micone, Micone Staffing Resources
  • 1 Year NNBW Subscription, Jim Stanger, Friends of Nevada Wilderness 
  • 1 Year NNBW Subscription, Peggy McElfish, CC Media Publishing
  • 1 Year NNBW Subscription, Julie Bendinelli, Sierra Family Pharmacies
  • 1 Year NNBW Subscription, Kevin Musico, Goosehead Insurance
  • 1 Year NNBW Subscription, Tracy Sherwood, Nevada Business Opportunity Fund
  • 1 Year NNBW Subscription, Stephanie Arroyo, Greater Nevada Credit Union
  • 1 Year NNBW Subscription, Gerardina Rodriguez, Great Basin Federal Credit Union
  • 1 Year NNBW Subscription, Kendal Madden-Diaz, Nugget
  • Kaia Fitness One Month Membership, Shauna Foster, US Bank
  • Kaia Fitness One Month Membership, Sally Totten, Western Turf
  • Chop Stop $30 Gift Card, Steven Norkus, Beyond the Bottle
  • Chop Stop $30 Gift Card, Joey Thurman, Body Fit Training
  • Chop Stop $30 Gift Card, Chris Minnes, Center Podium
  • Chop Stop $30 Gift Card, Michael Robison, Alpine Beauty Photography 
  • Pigeon Head Pub Glass and Gift Card, Dan White, A.Carlisle Printers
  • Pigeon Head Pub Glass and Gift Card, Pat Cantwell, KTVN
  • Distinctive Bedding, Queen Set of Sheets, Shannon VanTress, Keystone CPA’s
  • Jelly Bean Dispenser, Stefan Dammen, United Federal Credit Union

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Incorporated in 1919, the Reno + Sparks Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization in Northern Nevada. The Chamber is the voice for business in Washoe County by focusing on the three pillars of value: advocacy on behalf of all businesses, information and education for members and connectivity with members and consumers.