“The Chamber actively supports the success of all its members and in particular, the Business and Marketing Development Committee strives to promote the interests of small business owners in the county. The committee certainly endorses the Chamber’s local spending campaign, Keep It In The County. The Business Expo is a long-established Chamber program designed to promote economic development in our community,” said David Scoggins, Chairman of the Board of Directors and partner of Winter & Scoggins, CPAs.
Open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and beginning with a member-only Booster Breakfast sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Calhoun, the Expo gives businesses a chance to reach new customers. Organizers expect to welcome more than a thousand visitors who tour the vendor booths and learn more about the businesses participating in this signature event.
The event benefits both the business and spending communities and its underlying mission is to connect providers with clients and buyers with sellers, creating opportunities for new professional relationships.
“As much as we seek to support small business in Gordon County, we also try to make the event lively and entertaining, so we have made a concerted effort to accomplish that by including prize drawings, live radio coverage and other activities into the event,” remarked Jimmy Phillips, President of the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce.
“The Chamber is excited by what the Marketing and Business Development Committee has done to broaden the scope of Expo 2012 while accomplishing our anchor goal of making Gordon County a better place to live, work and play,” Phillips continued. “There’s not one event in the Chamber’s program of work which better supports the spirit of entrepreneurship, the value of networking or the opportunities yielded by face-to-face interaction between businesses and customers than the Business Expo. We have every confidence that Expo 2012 will be an event to remember.”
This year’s Expo vendors include: Advance Rehabilitation & Consulting, Inc., Amedisys/North Georgia Home Health, Branch Banking & Trust, Breast Center at Floyd, Calhoun City Schools, Calhoun Drug Company, Calhoun Magazine, Calhoun Premium Outlets, Calhoun Spinal Associates/ McCracken Chiropractic, Calhoun Times and Calhoun-Gordon Council for a Literate Community.
Also participating are Calhoun-Gordon County Library, Century Bank of Georgia, Chick-fil-A Calhoun, CNA Nursing School, Cohutta Springs Conference Center, Crystal Caverns Spring Water, Dalton State College, EnviroGuard Pest Solutions, Floyd Hospital Inpatient Rehabilitation, Floyd Urgent Care, Georgia Bank & Trust, Georgia Cumberland Academy and Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency.
Gordon Central High School will take part, along with Gordon County College & Career Academy, Gordon County L.E.P.C., Gordon County Young Farmers, Gordon Hospital, Harbin Clinic, John Anderson Service Company, M&S Logistics, North Star Hospice, NorthSide Bank of Calhoun, Owen Security Solutions, Philadelphia Baptist Church, Prater Ford, Redmond Family Care at Calhoun, Reinhardt University, Rome Radio Partners and Sandventurescapes Travel.
Rounding out the list of vendors will be Santek/Waste Services, ServPro of Gordon, Murray & S. Whitfield Counties, Sonoraville High School, Starr- Mathews Agency, State Farm/Grover Lunsford, Steel Ready Storm Shelters, Tallatoona Community Action Partnership, Tapestry Hospice, United Hospice, Wal-mart Supercenter, WEBS 1030/Kickin’ 94.5, Windstream Communications and WJTH Radio AM900/FM 101.7