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Hammond Chamber, Business Center host 2007 Business EXPO

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – The Hammond Chamber of Commerce and the Southeast Louisiana Business Center at Southeastern Louisiana University will host the 2007 Business EXPO Thursday, Sept. 20. The event will be held in the Southeastern University Center arena from noon to 6:30 p.m.

     The EXPO opens with a luncheon featuring Rich Mauti, former wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints. Mauti is the owner of Mauti/Meredith Properties in Mandeville and president of Rich Mauti Enterprises. 

     Lunch seating is sold out, but stadium seating is available for $5 through the Hammond Chamber, (985) 345-4457.

     Following the luncheon, 70 EXPO booths showcasing a wide variety of area business services will open, giving participants the opportunity to distribute and exchange information concerning their companies or organizations.

     At “A Taste of Hammond” from 4:30-6:30 p.m., chamber member restaurateurs and caterers will offer samples of their signature items and food menus available for event planning and holiday/corporate entertaining. 

     Tickets for the EXPO and A Taste of Hammond are $2 at the door, but complimentary tickets can be obtained from the Hammond Chamber, (985) 345-4457 and the Southeast Louisiana Business Center, (985) 549-3199 or

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