Friday, August 6, 2010

BIG Expo and Job Fair to Showcase Gwinnett’s Top Small Businesses

Gwinnett County is home to some of the best and brightest small businesses and entrepreneurs. This thriving entrepreneurial climate has made the area a regional leader in business development. With its location, infrastructure, workforce, school systems, and exceptional quality of life, it is no surprise that more than 30,000 small businesses call Gwinnett home.

Helping businesses succeed is the business of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and when Gwinnett was named an "Entrepreneurial Friendly Community" by the Governor, the state identified the Gwinnett Chamber as the "one-stop shop" for starting and growing a business in Gwinnett.

From answering questions and providing a host of useful information to promoting growth in the county, there are people working everyday to help make Gwinnett a place where businesses thrive and success lives.

The 2010 BIG Expo and Job Fair held on August 19th is one of many ways the Gwinnett Chamber helps Gwinnett's small business and entrepreneurs to succeed. As the largest Chamber-sponsored business-to-business tradeshow and job fair of its kind in Georgia, the BIG Expo will showcase Gwinnett's top small business and entrepreneurs.

BIG Expo and Job Fair Presenting Sponsor Gwinnett Medical Center's President & CEO Phil Wolfe commented that as the leading hospital system in the region, they are proud to be serving as the presenting sponsor for the BIG Expo & Job Fair allowing Gwinnett Medical Center the opportunity to showcase this strong amenity for Gwinnett's small businesses and entrepreneurs.

"Gwinnett Medical Center is transforming healthcare in Gwinnett County and beyond by providing the highest quality care available," said Wolfe. "This quality healthcare is one of the many reasons why Gwinnett has an influx of businesses and entrepreneurs choosing to operate in Gwinnett."

After selling out last year, this year's show has expanded to feature more than 230 companies that will showcase everything today's business decision-maker needs to be successful in Gwinnett and around the globe. Gwinnett's top businesses will be looking for the best new employees. With the support of Presenting Sponsor Gwinnett Medical Center, this one-day event keeps participants on the competitive edge with networking and educational opportunities sure to make a positive difference in any business' bottom line.

Attendees will benefit from the best competitive shopping experience for their business and learn from some of the region's hottest business experts and authors. And best of all it's free and open to everyone.

Exhibit: An ideal way for Gwinnett companies to gain exposure for their company, exhibitors will have the unique opportunity to showcase their business to more than 7,500 potential clients and employees in special exhibition sections including technology, healthcare, education, hospitality, international, general business, and more.

Job Fair: Gwinnett's top companies will be in attendance to recruit qualified candidates for entry-level to upper-management positions. The BIG Expo gives recruiters and job seekers the perfect opportunity to connect.

Membership Luncheon: The day kicks off with a special General Membership Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. featuring Steve Penley, artist of the famous Ronald Reagan piece and author of "The Reconstruction of America."

Educational Solutions: Throughout the day, a series of seminars focus on the many aspects of doing business. In today's fast-paced competitive world, excellent business and personal skills are essential for survival. Learn proven strategies that will help you perform better on a daily basis by attending one or more of these interesting seminars.

Business After Hours: Held on the Exhibit Hall floor from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., this Business After Hours, sponsored by Proof of the Pudding, is one you do not want to miss. It's free, so come out, eat, drink and do business after hours.

Representing Gwinnett Medical Center at the BIG Expo & Job Fair, Gwinnett Medical Center Spokeswoman Andrea Wehrmann commented that as the presenting sponsor for the past three years, Gwinnett Medical Center is truly a testament for how a Gwinnett business is able to effectively promote community outreach, network and showcase their quality products and services to the business community face-to-face at the BIG Expo.

"This is more than an advertisement can buy you," said Wehrmann. "This is a chance not only for consumers to learn about the products and services in their backyard but a chance for your business to be part of the largest networking playing field during 2010."

As a past participant in the Expo Wehrmann conveyed that the overall atmosphere of the Expo when you walk through the doors is immediate high energy and business savvy enthusiasm. "This is the networking event of the year for local businesses and something you don't want to miss," said Wehrmann. "Please come join us at the 2010 BIG Expo, we look forward to seeing you there!"

For more information on the 2010 BIG Expo and Job Fair, visit

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