Fun at the Fair
Fair 2002 offers fun, food and networking
Express Staff Writer
It was a
beautiful afternoon Thursday to hold a fair, and even though there were no
rides nor shooting galleries, Business Fair 2002 had lots of eats, sweets
a couple of clowns.
and Numbers Nicole Perkins, left, and Cornerstone Realty Broker Cindy Ward
talk property values at the Business Fair 2002. Express photos by Willy
This is the
third year of the fair, put on by the Hailey Chamber and Visitors Bureau
to showcase Hailey businesses and give people the opportunity to network.
the verb that came out of many an observerís mouth.
Chamber director and co-coordinator of the fair Jeff Bertz said the event
was primarily for the Hailey Chamber members to allow them "to
network with each other and the community, and to encourage people to shop
the other coordinator of the event and also a chamber director, said the
business fairís purpose was to help people understand what the chamber
Freestone, owner of Countryside Florist in Hailey discusses plants and
business with Katie Hobson, right. Express photos by Willy Cook
fair focuses on how the chamber works with the community, with businesses
and the individual," she said.
being billed as a Hailey event for Hailey businesses and residents, the
event was larger than Hailey.
Waller, executive director of the Sun Valley/Ketchum Chamber of Commerce
(and also a Hailey resident), called Business Fair 2002, "a community
everyone in the valley, are all in this together, and we need each otherís
support," she said.
uncommon for the two chambers to coordinate their efforts. Bertz said
Waller had facilitated the Hailey Chamber Boardís spring retreat this
demonstrations were a part of Business Fair 2002. Here, Reflections
Salon owner Amy Houck demonstrates a styling technique on one of her
stylists, Jennifer Fife. Their Pine Street station salon does hair, nails,
and spa treatments. Express photos by Willy Cook
the executive director of the Hailey Chamber, said 20 businesses had
booths at this yearís fair, 10 fewer than last year.
fewer booths didnít seem to diminish the enthusiasm or the networking.
Larry Flynn was announcing the next door prize winner, Elbie Bellon of
Elbieís Automotive was meeting Albertsonís store director Stan Soares
for the first time.