vzsgkh · 2022-01-27

Browse at business show on March 29

More than 70 local businesses are set to promote themselves at the Wasaga Beach Business Show on March 29.

The business show was created in 2007. It is now in its third year and is presented by the Wasaga Beach Women’s Business Association and the Wasaga Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Wasaga Beach Women’s Business Association president and Wasaga Sun sales representative Wendy Sherk said this year’s show sold out weeks ago and they now have a waiting list.

"We’ve had a tremendous response to this year’s business show," said Sherk. "The success of the past two shows proves that it is well attended and well received in the community. This year’s show will be even bigger and better."

The trade show offers local businesses an opportunity to promote their services and products during an event that offers the public an opportunity for one-stop browsing.

The show will feature several business sectors, including real estate, financial institutions, restaurants, trades, healthcare workers, media, insurance agents, home improvement specialists and much more.

Sherk said the show will feature many new businesses and some that are well established in the community. She said each vendor will have a 10-by-six-foot space to offer demonstrations and feature products.

Sherk said the show also offers people an opportunity to meet some of the business owners.

Jennifer Campbell is among those who will be manning a booth at the show.

At age 14, Campbell started teaching dance lessons. It was the beginning of The Danceroom, as it would come to be known.

The first lessons were held in the basement of her parents’ Wasaga Beach home with only five students.

Several years later the business has grown to have more than 180 dance students and program participants.

"The explosive population at the dance studio has been exciting and it has been wonderful to constantly establish and build on relationships with dancers and parents," said Campbell. "It’s also been a bit of a crystal ball for what may be in store for the future."

Campbell, 19, is at York University where she studies modern dance in her first year of a three- to four-your program.

While she is away her mom Juliet manages The Danceroom and they have hired an artistic director and seven instructors. They also have three assistant instructors and three volunteer instructors.

On March 25, The Danceroom is moving to the Sunnidale Corners Hall, having outgrown its rented space at Centennial United Church in Stayner. Campbell hopes to one day have a permanent location.

The Danceroom now offers a number of dance and fitness programs and is introducing a number of new programs, including ballroom dancing for youth and baton, in addition to body sculpting and an abdominal program to enhance yoga.

For more on The Danceroom visit www.the-danceroom.com.

ReMax agent Marilyn Ruttan will be promoting a new venture at the show.

She, along with website designer Henning Geiler of Pinpoint Graphics, have developed ClosingContacts.com, which is designed to provide people all the information they need to get their property ready to sell or close a deal on a new property.

The site lists contact information for mortgage brokers, surveyors, appraisers, movers, home inspectors, lawyers and others sought out by homebuyers and sellers in the Georgian Triangle.

Visit www.closingcontacts.com.

Juergen Keller will be promoting Aqua Formations, a company that creates water gardens, aquatic landscapes, rock gardens, waterfalls, pondless streams and eco pond systems. He also creates rainwater harvest systems which collect rainwater that can be dispersed through a sprinkler system to water the lawn, something he said will be very valuable to people once Wasaga Beach’s water meters start being read.

Visit www.AquaFormations.com.

The Business Show takes place at the RecPlex on Sun., March 29 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Free admission. Many businesses will be offering draws and promotions throughout the day.

The Lioness Club will be operating a canteen offering lunch and refreshments.