Area nonprofit organizations will take the spotlight Tuesday at the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce annual nonprofit trade show.

“The trade show is an opportunity for our nonprofit organizations to come out and showcase what they do,” Jordawn Wambeke said Monday. “It’s around the season where people are thinking more about what they can do to give. Most of these organizations are looking for volunteers. Now would be the time to support an organization that needs it.”

The event will last for an hour, from noon-1 p.m., during the Chamber’s November Business to Business Luncheon. 

During the show, each nonprofit will be able to set up a table to talk about their organization and its services, and six of the attendees will be selected to give a five-minute to the group. Twenty minutes will be set aside for networking and discussion.

“In the past, we have given each organization a chance to speak, which goes over the hour, and there’s never enough time to visit afterwards,” Wambeke said. “Instead of having each (nonprofit) talk for five minutes to a group who may or may not be interested, we’d’ rather let them talk to people who want to be a part of what they’re doing.”

Nonprofit groups may register for a table up until Friday. Representatives may opt to purchase lunch during the event, but there is no charge for a table.

“I think this is a great opportunity for all our nonprofits,” Wambeke said. “If they chose not to do lunch, it’s nothing but their time.”

The cost for lunch is $10 for Chamber members and $13 for non-members, both for attendees and presentors.

To register for the lunch or for booth space, call 541-567-6151.

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