ROLESVILLE — For the second year in a row, the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce gets to showcase local business while at the same time celebrating the opening of a school.
The new Rolesville High at 1099 E. Young Street, will celebrate its grand opening Tuesday at 11 a.m. Later that afternoon, the chamber will host a business expo from 4-8 p.m.
Slated to be the largest Wake County high school built to date, Rolesville High will officially open with the start of the traditional school year Aug. 26.
The ribbon cutting was initially planned to take place just before the 4 p.m. start of the expo. It was backed up to 11 a.m. to allow school board members to attend. The later time conflicted with a regularly scheduled board meeting.
Best expo ever?
Jenny Rowe, executive director for the Rolesville Chamber of Commerce, believes this year’s Community Business Expo will be one of the best ever, in part due to the economy turning around.
“This expo is going to be great,” Rowe said. “We have lots of new chamber members because of new business in the Rolesville area.”
Rowe reports that she’s seen a decided uptick in businesses recognizing the growth in the Rolesville area and wanting to join the Rolesville Chamber. The Expo this year will reflect the new influx and be a “good mix of old and new members.”
The first hour of the expo, 4-5 p.m., is dedicated to business networking. While the general public can certainly attend, Rowe said, she is encouraging presenters to invite their current clients and colleagues to make business connections during that hour.
Then, from 6-8 p.m., the focus is all about putting the best business foot forward to the general public.