Chamber's First Business Expo Draws 500 visitors, 54 Companies and Organizations
First year a success, chamber director says. Will become annual event
Thursday afternoon, dozens of vendors packed into a conference room at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia for the first Dunwoody Expo.
The expo, which was put on by the Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, had 54 company and organization displays, 150 people working the tables and around 500 visitors.
“It was awesome,” said Debbie Fuse, the Executive Director of the Chamber. “All the responses I got from talking to people attending, people who had booths , everyone told me they were really, really happy with the event. They though it was a great expo.”
Fuse says the response melds with the chamber’s plan to make the Expo an annual event.
“It’s really to help promote the businesses, not only to promote them to each other but to the general public,” she said.
The event included awards for local businesses based on a customer poll.
The award winners were:
Rising Star Award
Jay Kapp, Kapp Koncepts, Inc.
Good Eats Award
Winner: Alison’s Restaurant
Honorable Mention: Café Sababa
Growing Green Award
Small Business of the Year Award
People’s Choice Award
Winner: Stage Door Players
Honorable Mention: Dentistry with a Difference