YAKIMA -- Organizers of Sunday's Latino Business, Consumer & Career Expo want a bigger turnout for 2011.
About 2,500 people attended the first expo in Yakima last year.
Kennewick-based EXPOnw hopes to attract 5,000 attendees this year, CEO Gracie Campos said.
The expo will have more than 100 businesses and organizations. The expo also will offer a fashion show and entertainment from Latin pop singer Gustavo Galindo.
The Yakima expo will be at the Yakima Convention Center and is one of three such events EXPOnw will organize this year in Washington.
Similar expos will be held in the Tri-Cities and Bellevue in May and October, respectively.
EXPOnw in May 2009 organized the first Latino Business, Consumer & Career Expo in the Tri-Cities to allow nonbridal and quinceaera businesses to reach potential consumers and recruit employees.
EXPOnw was dealt a blow last year when company co-founder Blanca Torres died.
Campos, who is Torres' sister, said organizing these expos are the best way to honor her memory.
"We're just trying to fulfill her dream of getting things out to the Hispanic community," she said.
IF YOU GO
-- What: Latino Business, Consumer & Career Expo.
-- When: Noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
-- Where: Yakima Convention Center, 10 N. Eighth St., Yakima.
-- Cost: Free.