Exhibitor Info & Application

Part B2B networking opportunity, part business exposition, part happy hour–the annual Business After Hours Expo features 65 exhibitors and attracts hundreds of other professionals and curious members of the general public.

The Basics

The Expo is held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center and is open to the public from 4 to 7:30 pm. Entry is $5 at the door, cash or charge.

Booth Types

Choose from a Premium Booth in the center of the room (pictured) or a Standard Booth around the perimeter. See pricing below. Electricity is free, but must be requested.

Set-Up & Break-Down

Set-up is 9 am – 3 pm. Booths will be inspected for compliance and judged for “Best of Show” at 3 pm. Break-down is 7:30 – 8:30 pm on Expo day. Booths may not be broken down before 7:30. 


Exhibitors may opt for additional space outdoors to display vehicles or other large equipment and/or to hang a banner, visible from anywhere in the exhibition hall (self-provided). 

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Exhibitor Pricing

Standard Booth

$ 225
$ 580
Chamber Members
  • Placed against wall around perimeter of the expo hall
  • Includes one 8-foot table and one chair
  • Max width is 8 feet
  • Max display height is 8-10 feet
  • Electricity included if requested

Premium Booth

$ 250
$ 605
Chamber Members
  • Placed in center of room
  • Includes one 8-foot table and two chairs
  • Room for second 8-foot table (self-provided)
  • Max height is 4 feet from floor (includes tabletop displays)
  • Electricity included if requested


$ 25
$ 25
Banner Display
Outdoor Space

Available with indoor booth purchase

  • Banners will be hung from 2nd-floor railings around perimeter of Expo Hall
  • Banners to be provided by exhibitor
  • Outdoor space located near entrance of Civic Center
  • Vehicles, boats, or other large equipment welcome

Exhibitor Application

Our application and payment process has moved online this year. If you need additional assistance, please call us at 252-726-6350 or email Julie Naegelen.

Review Expo Rules

All exhibitors must abide by the rules and regulations outlined by the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce and the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Read Rules

Complete your Application

Navigate to one of the application options below (pay by credit card or request invoice). Be sure to upload one or two high-quality logos for display on our exhibitor web page. 

Confirm Your Information

After submission, you will immediately receive an email summarizing your application. If you do not receive this email, your application may not have been sent. Email us or call us at 252-726-6350.