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Bedford companies network and meet new clients at business expo

By Tim Saunders, tsaunders@wdbj7.com
Published On: Sep 26 2013 05:34:36 PM EDT
Biz Expo 9-26-13

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John Owen of First Citizens Bank talks to prospective clients at the Bedford Business Expo

BEDFORD, Va. -

Business leaders are getting to know each other a little better at an event in Bedford.

The Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a "Business Expo" Thursday.

It's a chance for companies to share their work with new clients and network with other business leaders in the area.

"It is so important for businesses to network with other businesses, because they do business with each other," said Susan Martin, president and CEO of the Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce.  "They also pass leads for each other, so if someone comes in their business and they need another service, they can explain where to go and get that service."

The expo features prizes and free food.  Employers are also meeting with job seekers.

The event runs until 7 p.m. Thursday at the Bedford YMCA.