Applications are now being accepted for exhibitors at the 29th annual Hayward Business Expo, scheduled from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 under the Grand White Tent in the parking lot at St. Rose Hospital, 27200 Calaroga Ave., Hayward.
“This event is one of the East Bay’s premier business networking and exhibitor activities,” said Kim Huggett, president and CEO of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. “It’s a place where networking abounds and deals are made. That’s why it continues to attract attention after so many years.”
The monthly meeting of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Latino Business Roundtable will be Friday, Sept. 26 at 8:30 a.m. in the Balch Administration Building at St. Rose Hospital, 27200 Calaroga Ave. The featured speaker will be social media guru Sydni Craig-Hart who will use new research in her presentation on "Culture and Marketing: How to Reach Hispanic Customers Using Social Media. The LBR is open to all chamber members and their guests.
Mariachi bands, folklorico dancers, kids’ activities, a taco-eating contest and an outdoor market celebrating Hispanic food and art will be highlights at the fifth annual Hayward Mariachi Festival from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3 at City Hall Plaza, 777 B St. The free family-friendly event is hosted by the Hayward Chamber of Commerce Latino Business Roundtable and the City of Hayward. Guests should bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The event highlight is built around music. This year’s featured performers are Mariachi Juvenil de Hayward, Mariachi Halcones de Oakland, Mariachi Dos, and Mariachi Mexicanisimo. Activities for kids will include face painting, Dia de los Muertos mask-coloring, paper flower making, and a bounce house courtesy of the Relay for Life Team of Tad Miller and Liberty Tax Service.
The event occurs on National Taco Day, and there will be a taco-eating contest sponsored by Jorge Espinosa and his team at El Taquito Restaurant #2. Specialty beverages to be served include margaritas, sangria and Mexican beer.
For more information, contact the Hayward Chamber of Commerce, 510-537-2424.
The event’s initial sponsors include sponsors such as PG&E, Kaiser Permanente, Wells Fargo Bank, Russell City Energy Center, Metro Taquero Restaurant, Macy's, Chavez Supermarket, Manada Roofing, Comcast, the Hayward Area Historical Society, and the Kids Breakfast Club.