Noblesville Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob DuBois describes the Taste of Business/Made in Noblesville as a networking event on steroids.
“It is a fundraising event for our chamber,” DuBois said. “That is important, but what’s more important is to bring the business community together to celebrate itself and introduce residents of Noblesville to businesses they might never meet.”
The Taste of Business/Made in Noblesville is set for 4 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at Embassy Suites Noblesville. The chamber partners with the City of Noblesville Economic Development Dept. to host the event. This is the fourth year it has been held at Embassy Suites and 21st year overall.
“Some people come for 20 minutes, some people are there for the full 3 1/2 hours,” DuBois said. “For those not able to come to the event, we always have Jim Wafford from Hamilton County Television interviewing the vendors.”
The event is typically held in the spring but DuBois said the chamber didn’t yet feel comfortable holding a large event amid the COVID-19 pandemic. DuBois said approximately 1,000 attendees are expected.
The chamber was able to hold the event in 2020 as it was held March 11. DuBois said he learned during the event that the NBA made the decision to suspend the season. Soon after, other postponements and cancelations followed.
“It if was one day later, we likely would have had to cancel the event,” DuBois said. “It was the last time we hosted a large gathering until the State of the County (June 29, 2021).”
DuBois said traditionally between 100 to 120 business are showcased.
DuBois said each year the event has highlighted local artisans, in partnership with Nickel Plate Arts. It also includes items from Noblesville manufacturers and food samplings.
For more, visit noblesvillechamber.com.