Chamber of Commerce Business Expo is May 13-15.

The annual Business & Lifestyles Exposition sponsored by the Southern Wayne County Regional Chamber is scheduled for May 13-15 at Yack Arena in Wyandotte
Members of the Taylor-based chamber can reserve space at the annual business expo. For more information, contact Mary Pottorff at (734) 284-6000, Ext. 28 or

The Black Tie Preview is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. May 13. The night features cocktails and culinary masterpieces from more than 25 of the area's finest chefs. Formal attire is requested. Admission is $65 per chamber member; $75 per non-chamber member.

The expo is open to the public the next two days from 11 a.m. to 7 pm. Friday, May 14, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15. The event attracts more than 5,000 visitors annually.

Special attractions this year include a Family Fun Zone, Green Street and a Women's Expo. A Family Fashion Show will take place May 15 with celebrity mistress of ceremony Linda Lanci.

Admission is $5 per person on Friday and Saturday. Admission is free for children 12 and younger. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling (734) 284-6000. The chamber website is Free tickets are available at PNC Bank branches (formerly National City).

Here is the daily schedule:

Friday, May 14 - Expo
8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast and pre-Expo workshop
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Expo open to the public
5:30 to 7 p.m. Young professionals networking (food, refreshments, prizes)

  • Green Street
  • Women's Expo
  • Demonstrations on two stages all day
  • Booth bingo

Saturday, May 15: Family Fun Day
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Expo open to the public

  • Green Street
  • Women's Expo
  • Family Fun Zone
  • Co-op Services Credit Union Rock Star with singalongs, contests and more
  • Demonstrations and shows on two stages
  • Face painting, goodies and prizes
  • Kids building project with DTE Energy
  • Booth bingo
  • Family Fashion Show with Affordable Fashions from Wal-Mart hosted by Linda Lanci