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Las Vegas companies get exposure at Business Expo

Posted at 2:52 PM, Jun 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-15 17:52:28-04

Having just opened June 1, local family business Ink and Paper Printing got some early exposure Wednesday at the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.

"We're a brand new local business and we want to get our name out there and what a great way to interact with our community and drum up some business," Sara Sumpter said at the event held at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Sumpter and her husband, Chris, opened the printing company at 2860 E. Russell Road, east of Eastern Avenue.

"It's completely local. We do most things in house," Chris said. "It's our family business, it's my wife and I and our children. ...We do everything that's ink on paper."

The couple have three children -- 13, 12 and 8 -- and want them to experience their family owning a local small business.

"The exposure of them having a family business as they're growing up is one of the most important things for me, and of course, I hope that one of them decides they want to stick with it," Chris said.

Both Chris and Sara hope through Ink and Paper Printing they can help other local small businesses grow.

While at the Business Expo, Ink and Paper Printing had a mailing list and a raffle to win 500 business cards in an effort to encourage new business.

Around 2,000 people attended the Metro Chamber's event where there are more than 150 exhibit booths, featuring businesses around the Las Vegas valley and region with some as far as Death Valley and Zion national parks.

The networking opportunity was a reason why Louise Carruth, owner of Little Candle Tea Company, decided to attend the Business Expo. But she had some trepidation leading up to it.

"I was really hesitant because I wasn't sure if this was going to help my business or not," she said. "But I've made a lot of contacts already."