ANTIOCH -- The Antioch Chamber of Commerce is hoping to shine a spotlight on local businesses, and the improvements made at a shopping mall here.

The chamber, along with Macerich Co., hosting a free expo from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 2. at Somersville Towne Center, 2556 Somersville Road.

The goal of the inaugural Antioch Expo is threefold: to bring exposure to how Macerich has spruced up the shopping mall, and bring community members together and to help businesses get themselves out in front of the public and increase their visibility said Sean Wright, the chamber's chief executive officer.

"There's no place in Antioch right now for businesses to have exposure. This will allow people to come by, and stop and ask questions," he said.

The event will include a car show, ballet and karate demonstrations and live music, Wright said.

Fees for chamber businesses to reserve a space is $150, non-members are $250.

For more information, call 925-757-1800 or visit www.antiochchamber.com.

Contact Paul Burgarino at 925-779-7164. Follow him at Twitter.com/paulburgarino.