“Taste of Business” is Treat for All Ages
When the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce launched Taste of Business in 2001, one might aptly have called it a tidbit, compared to the smorgasbord for the senses that is on display at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds this year.
On March 3 the popular event will mark its 14th year. During this time, exhibits and visitors have increased four-fold, as businesses and citizens flock to feast on tasty treats and “get the latest scoop” from local businesses and professional organizations.
“The Taste of Noblesville is one of our largest events of the year. It is one of our most popular ways of showcasing businesses and restaurants to the community,” said Mary Noble, the director of business development for the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce. “It is open to the public, and our best estimate is that 500 or more people will attend this year.”
This large number of attendees – and the fact that they come from every walk of life – appeals to many of the exhibitors. According to restaurateur Mikki Perrine, of Ginger’s Café, the event offers her the opportunity to meet new folks, and to try out food items before they go on the menu. “We look forward to ‘The Taste’ every year! It’s a great place to ask opinions about our new specialties. It’s fun to compete with the other restaurants, too!”
And Bob DuBois, president of the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce, thinks the event is great family fun. “People all over Hamilton County love this event. This is especially notable because while it showcases business, it is a family event —alcohol free — and children are welcome!”
DuBois notes there are a few minor changes that can be enjoyed during the evening, including the use of a smartphone/tablet app — PeopLocity — for voter tabulation and multiple opportunities to win door prizes.
“One more change — birthday cake! Our Noblesville Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1935. We celebrate our 80th year in 2015!” DuBois said.