Annual GLBT Expo set for Sat. Nov. 4

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Middle Tennessee’s Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce Nov. 4 GLBT Expo at LP Field is shaping up to be one of the biggest ever.

With a change in venues, organizers say they are on the verge of selling out vendor space, and expect a crowd of more than 1,000 people to attend. Door open at Noon and will stay open till 6 p.m.

“We’re less than three weeks away and exhibit space is almost sold out,” said John Wade, president of the Nashville GLBT Chamber of Commerce. “I believe this is going to be a great event for all those who are participating.”

While at the expo attendees will have the chance to win a variety of door prizes, including a cruise for two (Kevin Richards Entertainment will offer a chance for attendees to win a cruise for two to the Dominican Republic on the Costa Mediterranean Feb. 25 to March 4, 2007); a set of tires from Bridgestone; two tickets to Southern Baptist Sissies; a $300 host package for Artrageous and a few Apple iPods.

In addition to visiting with more than 60 vendors, there will be auditions held for upcoming theater performances for Nashville Stages.


Auditions for Nashville Stages 
Tryout for Naked Boys Singing, SITCOM and The Rocky Horror Show

Nashville Stages will hold auditions for the 2007 Out & About Theatre Series on Saturday, November 4 from Noon – 5pm at LP Field (Titan’s Stadium) in cooperation with the Life & Business Expo 2006 (NAPP). Auditions will be for singing and non-singing roles in The Rocky Horror Show, A Comedy called SITCOM, and the Nashville premier of the hit off-Broadway musical Naked Boys Singing

Actors should bring sheet music that displays range. Series musical director Mark Beall will be on hand as piano accompaniment. Pre-recorded accompaniment is also allowed on tape or cd. There will be no dance audition at this time. Readings will be from the script, but prepared monologues are also welcome. Call (615) 889-4000 for more information of visit www.nashvillestages.com  or email john@nashvillestages.com .

Parking

Attendees are encouraged to park at LP Field at LOT S (the side nearest the river). Come to the entrance nearest the Expo Banner hanging outside the stadium.


Door Prizes

In order to qualify for the door prizes, each attendee will be given a “punch card” as they enter the exhibit hall. They can then visit the corresponding exhibit numbers, which will be listed on the punch card (1-60). Each exhibitor will be given a single hole punch to punch their exhibit number from attendees’ cards. For every 10 exhibits an attendee visits, they will be entered into the drawing for the cruise giveaway. With 60 exhibitors, attendees can qualify for six entries in the drawing. IF, however, they fill their card, they get four BONUS entries, for a total of seven chances to win.
 


Current Sponsors

Current sponsors for the event include Presenting Sponsors: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Bridgestone; President Level: Vanderbilt Medical Center; D2 Designs; Tribe and Play; Kevin Richards Entertainment; Board Room Sponsor: Deloitte and John Wade, CFP (TM), UBS Financial Services; Doubletree Hotel; SBResults; Chairman Media Sponsor: “Out & About Newspaper;” President Media Sponsor: "Nashville Scene" and “Inside Out Nashville;” Board Room Media Sponsor: “Church Street Freedom Press.”


Current exhibitors include:
AAA Insurance Agency
An Eye 4 Change Home Staging
Artrageous
AvidPath Print + Design Solutions
Victory Financial Group
Blooming Boutique 
Church Street Freedom Press 
Deloitte 
DiversityBuilder
DoubleTree Hotel Nashville 
Jeff Rymer and Abby Norman, Village Real Estate Midtown 
John Wade, CFP – UBS Financial Services 
Play
SBResults
Tribe
Brian Johnston, LMT
Brooks Fund 
Out & About Newspaper 
Christopher Lester – Historic and Distinctive Homes
Covenant of the Cross
Gallery 46
Nashville GLBT Chamber
GlobalLink Solutions
Haven Counseling Services
Hidden Lake
HRC
Jane Anderson, Village Real Estate
Lucky’s Garage
Michael Duke, LMT
Nashville Ballet
Nashville Film Festival
Nashville Pride
Nashville Public Television
Nashville Stages
One in Teen, Donated by Bridgestone
Patrick LaChance – Aflac
Planned Parenthood 
Wells Fargo Hom! e Mortg age
d2design President Sponsor
Kevin Richards Entertainment 
Nashville Scene
Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
inside Out Nashville
Principle Realty
Smack
SMRA
Superglass Windshield Repair
Teresa Driver, CPA
Terry Gordon, Village Real Estate
TTPAC
Vanderbilt AIDS Clinical Trials Center Community Advisory Board
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There are a few exhibitor spaces left. The exhibitor booth price is $150 for Nashville GLBT Chamber members and $200 for non-members. Applications can be secured by contacting wade at wade1412@comcast.net. Additional information on the conference can be found at www.nashvilleglbtchamber.org