Businesses showcase services at chamber ‘tasting’

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Local residents got a sense of area restaurants and stores during the 11th annual Taste of Noblesville on March 27 at the Hamilton County 4-H Grounds, 2003 Pleasant St., Noblesville. The event, hosted by the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce, included more than 70 exhibitors.

“It’s such a really great opportunity to get your name out there and network,” said Trish Crist, who co-owns two Subway stores in Noblesville with her husband, Tom. “Our stores are locally owned and it’s a huge opportunity to network and get with other businesses to do catering.”

Chamber President Sharon McMahon said the one-on-one business-building relationship is still alive and well, and this event underscores that.

“The purpose of the event is twofold. We want residents of Noblesville to be able to see what types of businesses are available here. I don’t know of any other opportunity as expedient – where you can visit more than 70 businesses in a two-hour period,” said McMahon. “Second, we want our chamber businesses to have the opportunity to network with each other on a more personal level, to show what they could do.”

To make the event entertaining for participants, the chamber hands out four awards – Most Creative, Bistro, People’s Choice and Best in Show – based on the booth space, attire and/or food samplings.

“Exhibitors know what to expect and are planning for next year,” McMahon said.

This year’s awards went to Adrienes Flowers & Gifts (Most Creative), City Cafeteria (Bistro), Harbour Manor and The Lodge (People’s Choice) and Indiana Members Credit Union (Best in Show).

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