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With thousands of people expected to attend the Salt Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's Business to Business Expo this week, it's no wonder the exhibitors who have paid several hundred dollars to have a booth are glad to be there.

B.J. Blayden, director of public relations for Murdock Travel, a company that has purchased a booth at the expo four years running, said participation gives her company great exposure to existing and potential clients.Murdock Travel's booth is a chance to showcase the company's services and products, Blayden said. She said the expo is one of the most professional exhibitions in the community because of its size and the large amount of the business community attending.

Tom Lund, sales manager of Associated Business Products, said, "The Business to Business Expo used to be among the top two or three shows in Utah. It is now number one. The show is important to us because so many key decision-makers attend."

The expo is sponsored by the Deseret News, First Security Bank, Smith's Food and Drug Centers Inc. and HCA St. Mark's Hospital. First Security is sponsoring the opening night party, Wednesday, March 10, between 5-9 p.m. in the Salt Palace Convention Center. It is free for people over 18 years old.

There will be a balloon drop with certificates for 4,300 prizes inside, entertainment, a karaoke competition, a treasure hunt/

silent auction, food and dancing.

Here is the remainder of the schedule:

THURSDAY, March 11.

- 11 a.m., exhibits open.

- 11:30 a.m., celebrity chefs, stage.

- 12:30 p.m., celebrity chefs, stage.

- 1:30 p.m., celebrity chefs, the Disgusting Brothers and Susan Stokes, American Heart Association, stage.

- 2:45 p.m., aerobics demonstration and Anatomy Academy, stage.

- 3 p.m., in-line skating demonstration, stage.

- 4:30 p.m., karate demonstration.

- 6 p.m., exhibits close.

FRIDAY MARCH 12

- 11 a.m., exhibits open.

- 11:30 a.m., celebrity chefs, stage.

- 12:30 p.m., celebrity chefs, stage.

- 1:30 p.m., celebrity chefs, stage.

2:30 p.m., entertainment, stage.

4 p.m., expo closes.