The Pine Bluff Regional Chamber of Commerce will host Walt Coleman as the keynote speaker for the 2019 Business Expo Breakfast.


The Business Expo will be held Thursday, May 2, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The breakfast will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. in the center’s banquet hall.


Coleman has been an NFL referee for 30 years and is an executive with Highland Dairy at Little Rock.


“Walt Coleman has been applauded by hundreds and booed by millions. He has been in practically every home in America via television,” according to a Chamber newsletter.


The 12-month-a-year businessman wears the number 65 on the back of his striped referee shirt. He has a wife, Cynthia, two children and four grandchildren.


The business expo trade show opens at the convention center from 9-10 a.m. May 3 for VIP (exhibitors and invited guests) and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the general public. Admission is $5.


The theme is “Stars, Stripes & Opportunities” and expo exhibitors are encouraged to use this patriotic slogan when designing their booths, according to a spokesman. The exhibitor booth rate is $250 for Chamber members and $360 for non-members.


Tickets for the 2019 Business Expo Breakfast will soon be available for purchase at the Chamber office. Breakfast tickets are $15 each or $200 for a table of eight, which includes sponsorship listing. Simmons Bank is the expo breakfast sponsor.


Details: Mandy Owens, event coordinator, mowens@pinebluffchamber.com or 870-535-0110.