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South Fulton business conference on tap
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October 22, 2013 05:47 PM | 2118 views | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Promising a vigorous, back-to-basics discussion of real issues and real solutions, two leading organizations have scheduled Ignite South Fulton — a two-day conference to challenge businesses and entrepreneurs to prepare for the future by stepping up their game.

It will be Thursday and Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Pkwy., Atlanta 30310.

Lead organizers are the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative, in partnership with various south Fulton businesses and business organizations.

“South Fulton County is poised for explosive economic growth,” Edward Nelson Jr. of the initiative said in a statement.

“Many businesses here are well-prepared operationally, but may not be aware of emerging opportunities.

“Others, however, are hampered by outmoded systems and practices that we will address. Ignite South Fulton is about creating wins for individual businesses while propelling this community as a globally competitive marketplace.”

The conference will feature the Synergy Business Expo, networking opportunities and interactive workshops and presentations.

Organizers aim to motivate attendees and connect them with tools, strategies, resources and opportunities, including government procurement opportunities.

“Particularly for entrepreneurs and small- and mid-size businesses, Ignite South Fulton offers a pathway to quality growth and long-term sustainability,” chamber President and CEO Y. Dyan Matthews said in a statement.

“This conference is a golden opportunity for ambitious, forward-thinking companies.”

Conference presentations will feature business professionals, business owners, entrepreneurs, consultants, academics, motivational speakers and policy makers.

Among the scheduled speakers are Nelson, Matthews, Fulton County Commissioner William ‘Bill’ Edwards, Trumpet Awards Foundation President and CEO Xernona Clayton, representatives from Fighter Pilots Afterburner Inc., OnBoard Partners President Michael Coles and Jeff Rosensweig of Emory University.

Conference admission is $50 and covers all events for both days including workshops, breakfast and lunch.

Expo registration is $175 and includes a vendor booth and one conference admission ticket.

Information: (404) 612-2880 or


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