JOHNS CREEK, Ga. — The Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce hosted its first Wellness Expo June 27.
With healthcare being the biggest employer in Johns Creek, the decision to host a health-focused expo was an easy one, said Chamber President Kent Davies.
“We want to have an impact on the community, and Johns Creek is centered around healthcare,” Davies said. “We have so many doctors in Johns Creek. We have more medical providers coming in because of Emory Johns Creek, and so we’re really becoming known for healthcare.”
The free event exposed the public to dozens of practitioners, holistic specialists, insurance providers, nutritionists and other businesses related to health and wellness. Vendors included three major hospitals in the area: Gwinnett Medical Center, Northside Hospital and Emory Johns Creek Hospital, as well as small businesses.
“The response from vendors was overwhelming,” Davies said. “We quickly sold out.”
At the event, visitors took advantage of free health screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure, glaucoma, spine and glucose.
There were also free educational sessions exploring topics ranging from cancer, essential oils, vaping, nutrition, sleep and financial preparedness for catastrophic illness.
Davies said he was pleased with the turnout for a first-time event and hopes the expo will grow next year.
“Hopefully it will become an annual event,” he said.