The first Tour 564 Trade Show is officially in the books and its successes have ensured that it won't be going anywhere anytime soon.

The event was in collaboration with the Strathmore Wheatland Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Strathmore, and Wheatland County and aimed to showcase the region's agriculture, food and local business community. 

The Trade Show more than succeeded as Scott C. Silva the Executive Director of the Strathmore Wheatland Chamber of Commerce explains 

“It was an absolute success. We had over 800 people come through our doors as attendees and over $1400 raised for our charity of choice which was the Strathmore overnight shelter.”

Silva himself was blown out of the water by the attendance as he illustrates. 

"We actually kept our expectations quite low only because this was the first year and the first time this has ever been done. So not only did we exceed our expectations, but it gave us a good framework for next year. So being that we had over 800 attendees this year We're expecting to grow that next year now that we have signed the data behind us to show us the traction that we garnered from promotions advertising and from the event."

Another goal of this event was to bring an isolated and often fragmented community together by expressing and sharing the culture of the prairies.

Silva also wants to thank members of the community and the people who ran this event for making it possible 

“The one thing I want to stress and really put out there is that the success of this trade show was because of so many involved. 
It was because of our vendors who were committed to this, It was because of volunteers that were there to help organize, it was because of our regional partners Strathmore and Wheatland County that this all came together.”
With this first-time success, you are sure to see more tradeshows pop up in your local communities, so grab a shopping bag and maybe a friend and check out a taste of small-town culture. 


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