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Some spots left for business expo
Event Sept. 8 at Forsyth Conference Center
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Forsyth County News

At a glance

• The Small Business Expo is set for 12:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College, 7745 Majors Road. For more information, visit, under Events.

• Vendor booths for the expo, organized by the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, are still available. Contact Jason Mock at (770) 887-6461.

About 20 booths remain for the Small Business Expo, one of Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce’s most popular events.

“We’re trying to get those remaining booths sold by Monday or Tuesday of this week,” said Jason Mock, director of the chamber’s small business services center.

The expo is set for Sept. 8 at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center.

Prices for the booths, which will be larger than years past, are $600 for chamber members and $700 for non-members.

“These are 8 feet by 8 feet and have two tables in each space,” Mock said. “They’re more of a true exhibitor booth and will allow the vendors to do a lot more.”

The event will feature 90 booths, as well as a number of speakers.

“We have everybody from the insurance guys to large companies like Hansgrohe and everybody in between,” he said.

In addition, Mock said admission has been lowered to $5 for members and $10 for non-members. Leaders want as many people to attend as possible.

“If you’re new to the community and want to see what’s out there, this is a great opportunity to see everything that Forsyth County’s business community has to offer,” he said.

The event’s speaker series should also be a big draw.

It begins at 1 p.m. with John Robertson, the Federal Reserve Banks’ vice president and senior economist.

At 2:30 p.m., Greg Cameron, senior technology strategist with Microsoft, will speak.

An hour later, Mark McGraw with Sandler Sales Institute will discuss seven myths about sales that can slow business growth.

Then at 4:30 p.m., a panel of local marketing leaders will discuss techniques to improve and grow businesses.

“We’re really excited to be able to offer this to the community,” Mock said. “Anyone wanting to attend can register online or just come to the door the day of.”