Get Your FAQ's Answered From Brandi Burgess, The 2018 FOCO Expo Planning Committee Chair


Brandi Burgess is the Retail Market Manager and Small Business Lender of Synovus in Forsyth County.  She strives to understand and assist her clients in achieving their business goals.  Brandi is a long-time active member of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce and currently supports the organization by taking part in the Chamber's Membership Advisory Council and as a member of the Business Advancement Resource Advisory (BAR) Committee. The FOCO Expo is a program of the BAR and Brandi is the 2018 Planning Committee Chair of the event. She is also a Forsyth County United Way Board Member, an alum of Leadership Forsyth and coaches cheerleading at Central Park. 


What are the details of the FOCO Expo: A Buy Local Community Event?

The FOCO Expo will be on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 4-8 PM at the Forsyth Conference Center, located at 3410 Ronald Reagan Blvd. in Cumming.


What is a “buy local community event”?

Buy Local simply means that the businesses participating in the FOCO Expo are located in Forsyth County and are already investing back in the county by being a member of the Chamber of Commerce. By learning about these businesses, you will gain the opportunity to support your neighbors in business by going to them first for your product and service needs. By investing in local businesses you reinvest in the community at large and help our community to thrive!


Does it cost to attend the FOCO Expo?

The FOCO Expo is free to attend! Items from various food trucks and craft brews and wine from Cherry Street Brewing will be available to purchase throughout the event. All trucks accept cash and cards. There will also be raffle tickets available for purchase!


Can I bring my family to the FOCO Expo?         

Absolutely! In fact, we WANT you to bring your family! There will be activities for children of all ages including various games, bounce houses, a face painter and balloon artist. Bring the whole family for dinner at the food trucks then join us inside for the fun!



Who will be there?

The Conference Center will feature local philanthropic organizations and businesses from gutter protection services to fitness champions to event facilities, and everything else in between. Everyone from Forsyth County is invited to come, so you might run into your neighbor, Cherry Street’s Brewmaster, Nick Tanner or even a Disney Princess!


Will there be raffles this year?

Yes, there will be! Keep checking to find out more about the exciting prizes!


Who hosts the FOCO Expo?

The FOCO Expo is hosted by the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce through the Business Advancement Resource. The Business Advancement Resource is an extension of the Chamber of Commerce that strives to provide small, existing and emerging businesses with resources to succeed.  All exhibitors at the FOCO Expo are members of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce.


How can I showcase my business at the FOCO Expo?

Please reach out to Jimmy Lane, Executive Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, at or 770-887-6461 to become and exhibitor and/or sponsor.