Marlene Hansen, president of the Ralston Area Chamber of Commerce, has announced the date of  their premier business event, the second annual Metro Commerce Expo.  This year’s one-day event is Wednesday, May 4, at CoCo Key Water Resort Hotel & Convention Center at 72nd & Grover Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Admission Tickets are free from the Chamber, Exhibitors, and Chamber Members as well as go to for free downloads of these items.

There is a free Coffee & Connections at the Convention Center from 8 – 9 a.m. prior to the Expo.  Exhibitors will be ready at 9 a.m. as we open to the public.  There are a wide range of businesses represented from the metro Omaha area.  Our returning Presenting Sponsor is Jimmy John’s.   Qdoba Mexican Grill will again provide free lunch for the first 150 people.

There will be drawings every 30 minutes for valuable door prizes with a Grand Prize drawing at 3:00 p.m.   When we close, there will be a Business Late Afternoon Social Time (BLAST) with free appetizers and a cash bar.

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