By Nolan Patrick Smith
High Desert Daily
(Victorville)– The High Desert has so much to offer, but the reality of it is most of us have only seen a fraction of it. The Victorville Chamber of Commerce decided to bring a variety of businesses together, under one roof for one day only with the 2011 Business Expo.
But this was no regular expo, as the décor clearly showed a jungle theme from the moment entering the event.
The expo was held at the Victorville Conference Center at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 12603 Mariposa Road. The Conference Room was transformed into a mini convention, highlighting businesses from all aspects of life. Various banks, insurance brokers, automotive mechanics, real estate food service and restaurants are just a few of the types of over 40 businesses with booths. Booth exhibitors included Kona Ice, Edible Arrangements, Desert Valley Hospital, Bradman University, Desert Community Bank, and Anytime Fitness. Visitors covered the expo floor, going from booth to booth to see just what they have been missing out on. The Hesperia Zoo was even present, bringing along a tiger and spider monkey among other species to show to an ever-curious crowd.
The event was not confined to the conference center room, as a dunk tank sat at the edge of the parking lot. The residents of this tank included city officials, one being Victorville Mayor Ryan McEachron, who was familiar with the dunk tank after being dunked multiple time within a small amount of times. Yet, no matter the amount of visits to the water underneath, it was all smiles with the Mayor, as he saw his city connected and together.
For more information on future events from the Victorville Chamber of Commerce, check out their website at http://vvchamber.com/.