If you’re going
• What: Healthcare Association of Forsyth County’s Jazz in June
• When: 5:30 to 8 p.m. June 21
• Where: Northside Hospital-Forsyth Women’s Center, 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive
• Who: Medical professionals
• Cost: Free
• Contact: Guests are asked to R.S.V.P. by June 20 to the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce at (770) 887-6461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those in Forsyth County’s medical community are invited to attend a special networking event June 21.
From 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Northside Hospital-Forsyth’s Women’s Center Galleria, members of the Healthcare Association of Forsyth County will hold the organization’s fourth annual Jazz in June event.
The association is an initiative of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, geared toward serving the needs of the county’s expanding medical community.
“Our fastest growing industry in Forsyth County is our medical industry,” said Jason Mock, director of the chamber’s Small Business Services Center. “Having Northside Hospital-Forsyth in our back yard and then the adding of St. Joseph’s and Children’s Healthcare [of Atlanta] in the past few years, has really stepped up the medical playing field here in Forsyth.
“We have just seen an abundance of growth from that and it’s really exciting.”
He said that trend includes more than just traditional doctors’ offices.
“That’s medical practices, dentists, chiropractors, all types of industries that are in the medical field that are locating to Forsyth County,” he said.
The Healthcare Association began more than four years ago, Mock said, with Jazz in June being its first official event.
“We usually have anywhere between 125 and 150 people [at Jazz in June], most of those [being] physicians and others, all in the medical field,” he said.
Mock said the gathering offers medical workers the chance to network in a “relaxed, get-to-know-others” setting.
“We will have Mrs. Lynn Jackson, chairwoman of the Healthcare Association, who will address the crowd … But this is a laid-back, casual atmosphere where we have nice jazz music playing, nice hors d’oeuvres and drinks for the guests,” he said. “It’s really not a meeting setting.”
Since its beginning, the Healthcare Association has added a few other events throughout the year, including the Boulder Dash 5K in the spring and Mingle Jingle, another networking event, in December.
Due to sponsorships from several medical businesses, Mock said, Jazz in June is free to attend, though guests are asked to R.S.V.P. by June 20.
“This event would not be possible without our sponsors,” he said. “Without those individuals, we couldn’t have this event.”
Mock hopes for a large turnout.
“I really encourage all physicians and medical-related folks to attend this,” he said. “Especially if you’re new to the community and trying to find out who everybody is, and even if you’ve been working as a doctor for 20 years here and think you know everybody, it’s a good chance to catch up with some old friends and meet some new ones as well.”