Ferndale Chamber to organise the 2nd Annual Cross-Border Expo June 12, 2014

Published on : Friday, June 13, 2014

bellingham-300x62The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce and Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa present the second annual Cross-Border Expo, to be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 2 to 7 p.m.


This event will showcase over 60 exhibitors and feature three educational sessions aimed at “Doing Business in the USA”, “Doing Business in Canada” and “Cross-Border (USA) Real Estate Investment.” Vendor exhibits will be housed in the 10,000 sq. ft.


Event Center at Silver Reef, and the seminars will be conducted in the adjoining state-of-the-art 150-seat Theatre.


“It is our hope to attract Canadian businesses looking to expand into our market, which would provide quality jobs to local residents and an economic boost to our local area.” says Expo Chair, Jim Pettinger.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. the Expo will include an “All-Chamber Business-After-Business Networking/Social” to be attended by local Chamber of Commerce executives and members from both sides of the border.


Food and beverages will be available.

The Cross-Border Expo will also be the focal point for a “Cross-Border Weekend Getaway”, which will cater to the 24-hour ($200) and 48-hour ($800) Canada Customs exemptions for returning Canadian residents.


Tourists will be provided with information by Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism about suggested visits and tours, and investors will be provided with similar opportunities by local real estate and economic development representatives.


The goal is to attract both tourism and business visitors for a one to five-day visit. The exhibits and program will also attract attendees from both Whatcom and Skagit Counties.

Currently, thirteen sponsors are supporting this event, including The Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa, the Port of Bellingham, Wells Fargo, VSH CPAs, Print & Copy Factory, International Market Access Inc., Cascadia Cross-Border Law, US Bank, Pacific Customs Brokers, White Rock Courier LTD, KNV Chartered Accountants LLP, The Northern Light (media partner), and Business in Vancouver (media partner).


For more information, please contact the Ferndale Chamber of Commerce or visit the event website: www.CrossBorderExpo.com. The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce is committed to improving the image of the business community of Ferndale and greater community at large.

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