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Last year's Johns Creek Business Expo was a sellout, and chamber organizers expect the same in 2014. Hatcher Hurd. (click for larger version)
August 12, 2014
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – The Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce will host its third annual Johns Creek Business Expo Friday, Oct. 3, and they are expecting their third straight sellout.

JC Chamber President John Bemont said he was surprised their first year sold out so quickly. So the second year the Expo was moved to larger quarters at The Bricks on the Perimeter Church campus at Old Alabama Road and Medlock Bridge Road, and that sold out as well.

"We expect to do the same this year," Bemont said. "Our Expo is probably the premier showcase for Johns Creek businesses and other businesses. We have a heavy attendance by the community at large as well. So it is a great way for people to see what a vibrant business community we do have in Johns Creek.

"Of course, it's still perhaps the best way for businesses to get to know one another and forge relationships that are ongoing and develop alliances," he said. "Not to mention, it is an opportunity to market to a very large audience."

Last year had nearly 1,500 people attend, and more than 90 exhibitors. Bemont said he fully expects to do so again.

Admission is free to those who use advance registration, and five vendors will vie to have the tastiest lunch for all attendees.

This year's title sponsor is the city of Johns Creek. Booths will also feature the Johns Creek Advantage (the private-public partnership for economic development in the city) and the Johns Creek Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Expo will have 90 booths. The eight tables reserved for nonprofit organizations have all been sold.

The chamber's Robin Buckley said there is an early bird discount of $100 off for businesses that buy a booth before Aug. 22. Chamber members already receive a $150 discount for booths that are $600 for nonmembers.

"It is a chance to get in front of up to 1,500 other businesses as well as our other attendees," Buckley said.

There are also sponsorships available.

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