Shrimp & Grits + Art Slam Live = Huge Momentum for Business Community
Recently, the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Gain Momentum Business Expo at the Anderson Civic Center, and the crowds did not disappoint.
Over 40 businesses, organizations, competitors, and artists filled the arena for an opportunity to showcase their talents, products and services to the 1,500 plus person crowd. From popcorn and ice cream, to shaved ice, everyone had some sort of draw to their booth.
So, let’s talk about who won?
Longhorn Steakhouse came in third place, while new competitor Brookdale Anderson placed second. Reflections Café at AnMed Health won first place, making it their third consecutive win.
As for the art slam competition?
Art Slam is a unique event where five visual artists are chosen from a number of applicants to create and compete on stage. These artists have no idea what the theme or subject matter will be until minutes before they go “live”. The artists have between two to three hours to express their vision of the announced theme or subject matter, all on stage, set to the DJ’s soundtrack, and before a live audience. When time is called, the winner is determined by the thundering applause and cheers of the audience!
This year’s competition, the inaugural event for Anderson County, was a battle of the upstate - Anderson artists competed against Greenville artists. Jason Bunner of Greenville won the Art Slam competition. Other competing artists included Patro Ulmer of Anderson, Brandon “Biskit” Hammond of Anderson, Bathsheba Floyd of Greenville, and Lee Granger of Greenville.
Musical entertainment was provided by The Jake Bartley Band and The Westside High School & Friends Jazz Band.
All of these activities were a part of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Gain Momentum” Business Expo, a family-friendly, business tradeshow that provides an upbeat atmosphere for businesses and consumers to connect. Participating businesses use the event to market their business to hundreds of potential customers face-to-face, network and generate leads with other participating businesses, launch their new business or brand, reconnect with existing customers and much more.
For more information, or to claim your spot for the 2017 event, contact Michael B. Mance at (864)226-3454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.