Business expo: A VIP experience
The red carpet was rolled out today in Harrisburg for attendees of the 27th annual Business Expo and Technology Show.
Well, that is if you felt like a VIP and checked out the booth constructed by Lower Paxton Township-based Klock Entertainment, a growing entertainment company that specializes in midstate weddings.
CEO Jason Klock started out as a disc jockey in high school. The Central Dauphin East graduate never lost that passion for music and entertaining the masses, so he decided to take the gig full-time in October 2011.
Klock Entertainment did about 175 events in 2011, including 130 weddings. It grew to about 300 events last year — again, mostly weddings — and expects to do about 500 events by year's end.
Klock, 26, brought his company to the expo for the first time this year hoping to grow his company's brand even more, including his corporate business.
"We just want to get people to know who we are," he said, as the energetic beats of today's popular music pumped out across the floor of the Weis Exposition Hall at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center.
The Dauphin County company employs a full-time staff of five and about 30 part-time employees, Klock said.
With the business growing, space has become limited at its Aster Drive facility.
"We have about 2,000 square feet. We should have about 6,000," said Klock, who is in the process of scouting new locations in the Harrisburg area.
Like the one-of-a-kind experiences he aims to create for all events, Klock said he knows he needs to continue being innovative in how he invests and grows his young company.
Hosted by the Harrisburg Regional Chamber and Capital Region Economic Development Corp., the business expo runs until 4 p.m.