|(Seguin) -- The Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce will be unleashing Seguin's incredibly long list of talents during its annual Showcase Seguin, Seguin's Got Talent business expo. That's according to KayLynn Hawkins, the chair of this year's Showcase Seguin 2018. |
Hawkins says dozens of businesses from throughout the area will be setting up shop this Thursday at the Seguin Coliseum. She says each business will be utilizing this year's theme of "Seguin's Got Talent" to showcase their own unique products and services.
"You see all these talent shows on TV now like the Voice and America's Got Talent and all of those great things so just coming to see what all of the local vendors have thought about to put into their booth and make it something noticeable or something fun is really for me personally, the most exciting. I love to see the creativity that people have in coming up with a theme or idea that fits not only their business but also the theme. They love it. They have fun with it. Again, it just gets them a little more outside of their business environment (to) have a little more fun with things. You really get to see the actual people that they are and having a good time while they're showing their business," said Hawkins.
Hawkins says this year's annual event will again include the free Show Day from noon to 4 p.m. followed by the Main Event Party from 5 to 8 p.m.
"The daytime show is from 12 (noon) to four and of course, that's free. We want folks to come in, play the wonderful games that we have going on during the day. They can win lots of great prizes. We're also going to have a talent show during that time. So some of the businesses have put together some acts that they'd like to perform for the folks out there. So we're really excited to see what they've put together. Then the evening event is a $25 ticket. If you don't buy your ticket until you get to the showcase, it's going to cost you more -- so $25 in advance (or) $30 at the door. With that $25 ticket, you get great fantastic all-you-can eat food. We've got wonderful liquid fun so pretty much an open bar. Also in the evening, you get the opportunity to actually walk the red carpet like the celebrities do and win big money," said Hawkins.
In addition to the business expo, individuals are also invited to the annual job fair held that same day from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Coliseum. This year's event will also include Dress for Success Seminars at 10 and 11 a.m. The seminar will feature a clothes closet for job seekers and those needing the appropriate attire for a job. Main Event Party tickets can be purchased at the Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce Office located at 116 N. Camp St.