The expo was an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their products to other individuals in the business and retail community.
According to Dunwoody Chamber Executive Director Debbie Fuse, this event had about 77 booths registered and was right on target with what they planned for.
“This is our first joint venture, but I’m not surprised at the turnout,” said Fuse. “It is what we hoped we would get for this event.”
Besides the businesses being able to display their products at the booths, there were also a few seminars held throughout the day focused on networking, network mobility, cloud computing and transportation.
Among the notable guests, was Dunwoody Mayor Mike Davis, who was there to support the local efforts.
“I’m thrilled that they are working together on this,’ said Davis of the efforts of both chambers. “We are more partners than we are competitors.”
Bill Snellings, membership chair of the Rotary Club of Sandy Springs, was there to greet visitors and said the venue was wonderful for a civic club like Rotary.
“This is a great way to tell people the Rotary story,” said Snellings. “We are all about serving the community and volunteering, but these are people who should add to their time spent with civic involvement.”
Representing the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, Sandra Bass — the center’s sports and fitness coordinator — agreed the business expo was a great way to meet more in the community and gain more exposure.
“I think this is not only good for us to get out, but to go out and see other businesses and potentially work together,” said Bass.
“We’ve been coming to these events for a couple of years now and we try to attend anything we can get into.”
It seemed almost natural for both business organizations to host this event, as the central perimeter business district lies within both city borders. According to a brochure, Dunwoody and Sandy Springs have a combined total of 139,000 residents and 10,500 business enterprises. And while Sandy Springs is the sixth largest city in the state and home to the King and Queen buildings, Dunwoody is the third wealthiest city in the state.