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Lower Valley Business and Community Expo set for this Friday

Several Lower Valley businesses are coming together for the first-ever Lower Valley Business and Community Expo this coming Friday, Sept. 30.

The expo will highlight job opportunities, college information, financial aid information and fun activities for members of the Lower Valley community.

Partnering in the effort to bring the event to Sunnyview Park, located on Yakima Valley Highway between Sunnyside and Grandview, are businesses and community groups from throughout the Lower Valley. They include the Sunnyside, Prosser and Toppenish chambers of commerce, Empower & Motivate, Heritage University, Sunnyside Family Dental Center, Taxes n' More, La Vaquera and La Maquina Musical radio stations, and Humberto Rodriguez & Associates.

Free hot dogs will be provided by Sunnyside's Fiesta Foods and beverages will be provided, courtesy of Sunnyside Family Dental Center and Empower & Motivate.

For youngsters attending the free event, there will be bounce houses.

Residents in the Lower Valley are urged to attend the event, which is offered free of charge.

The Lower Valley Business and Community Expo is an opportunity for residents seeking jobs, college prospects or those needing health information.

The free Friday event will begin at 3 p.m. and ends at sunset.

The event is also an opportunity for businesses to gain more exposure.

"It is a networking opportunity," said Silvia Alvarez. She said there aren't many business expos highlighting Lower Valley businesses, such as the expos that are held in Yakima or the Tri-Cities.

Both radio stations helping sponsor the event, said Alvarez, will be announcing information about the businesses at the expo throughout the event.

She said there is still time for local businesses to host a booth. There is no cost associated with booth set-up.

For more information or to reserve a free booth, call Alvarez at 509-790-7665 or Humberto Rodriguez at 305-1542.

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