The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the 31st annual Elevate Boone! Business Expo, Wednesday, May 2nd, from 10am-4pm at the Boone Mall.

The event is presented by Blue Ridge Energy. This year’s event will feature a new Health & Wellness wing, showcasing 11 of the area’s top service providers and health professionals. In addition to limited screenings by some vendors, attendees will be able to connect with providers regarding scope of services, insurance coverage, and other benefits. Representatives from AirMedCare Network, AppHealthCare,  Appalachian Regional Healthcare System, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Blowing Rock Medical Park, Boone Drug, Inc, Boone Healing Arts Center, Caldwell Hospice & Palliative Care, Medi Home Hospice, OP Smiles, and the Paul H. Broyhill Wellness Center will be on hand to provide information, resources, and limited screenings for attendees.

Throughout the day attendees and vendors are encouraged to attend a series of short seminars that will be offered as part of the expo free of charge. This year’s seminar schedule includes: “Spring Cleaning Your Insurance Closet,” presented by LifeStore Insurance, “Powerful Solutions,” presented by Blue Ridge Energy, “Insuring Your Business Against Cyber Attacks,” presented by Nationwide Insurance,“Building Smart Rural Communities Across the High Country,” presented by Skyline/Skybest. All seminars will be held in a special storefront location across from Panera Bread inside the main mall entrance.

Over 75 unique local vendors will be on hand. To find out more, call 828-264-2225 or go online to