Hyde Park Lumber and Design Center, Cincinnati, to Host Small Business Expo to Benefit The Springer School and Center, June 15, 2013

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Hyde Park Lumber and Design Center will be holding their first Small Business Expo on Saturday, June 15 from noon to 4 p.m. with proceeds to benefit the Springer School and Center. The Expo will offer approximately 20 vendors, mostly home-based and small businesses, enabling them to showcase their products while supporting a great cause.

Hyde Park Lumber and Design Center will host their first ever Small Business Expo on Saturday, June 15 from noon to 4 p.m. The benefits of the expo, which will feature a gift raffle, will go directly to the Springer School and Center. The Springer School and Center is the only school in the greater Cincinnati area which works exclusively with children who have learning disabilities. The Expo will feature a variety of different small and home-based businesses, offering their products to the public. The event is open to the public.

The idea of the Expo came about as a way of introducing the benefits of the Springer School and Center to a larger audience. Springer School and Center works with children who have dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, and other learning disabilities. A learning disability can affect a person their entire life, but when provided with the proper education and tools, they can learn to advocate for themselves and overcome their learning disabilities. Their goal is to empower all children to lead successful lives.

Hyde Park Lumber President Mike Judy has always been a fan of the Springer School after a member of his family attended the school and successfully completed his education to go on to college and a career. “The Springer School and Center gives kids who are facing educational challenges the opportunity to succeed in school and to become a productive and successful adult. It’s a great learning environment,” Judy said.

The Small Business Expo will begin at noon on Saturday, June 15 and continue until 4 p.m. They are accepting donations for the gift raffle and are still seeking vendors. The tickets for the raffle will be sold at the door for $2 each, or 6 for $10. All the proceeds from the auction will go directly to the Springer School and Center. In addition, each vendor will be donating a portion of their sales back to the school. It’s a way for small businesses to get attention while giving back to a worthy cause.

The history of Hyde Park Lumber and Design Center speaks volumes about their quality, customer satisfaction, pricing and selection. The company was started in 1902 by current president Mike Judy, Jr.’s great-grandfather. Over the years the company has only made one physical move, from Hyde Park (where Rockwood Commons now sits) to their current location at 3360 Red Bank Road. They believe in being an active part of the community and have done so for more than 100 years.

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