Both business and community groups got the chance to make local connections and spread the word about their products and services at the 11th annual Orange Expo on Wednesday.
Despite the rain and tight parking situation at the High Plains Community Center, the expo drew hundreds of visitors. There were 70 exhibitors, a marketing workshop, a social media panel, and even a fashion show.
Exhibitors from the community included the Orange Police and Fire Departments, the Orange Chamber of Commerce, and the Orange Historical Society.
However, most of the exhibitors represented businesses around Orange. Several local restaurants offered free plates of their cuisine. Others also got creative with their booths; COX Media offered business owners the chance to record a 15-second radio commercial.