The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce this year’s FOCO Expo: A Buy Local Community Event! By merging business to business marketing with business to consumer marketing opportunities, the FOCO Expo will expand into the entire FoCo community with a focus on building awareness to “buy local.” The aim of the Expo is simple - provide exhibitors and attendees with an opportunity to network, collaborate, promote and learn about local businesses and the community as a whole. Check out some FAQ’s about the FOCO Expo below:
What are the details of the FOCO Expo: A Buy Local Community Event?
The FOCO Expo will be on Thursday, August 8, 2019, from 4-7 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. Learning about these businesses, helps the consumers increase the opportunity to support their neighbors in business by going to them first for your product and service needs. By investing in local businesses, they 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 (including bingo!), 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! The food truck lineup includes Tacos & Tequilas, The Patty Wagon, and Flatbread Bistro!
Who will be there?
The Conference Center will feature local philanthropic organizations and businesses from a doggy daycare to law firms to fitness 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 Elsa from Frozen!
Will there be raffles this year?
Yes, there will be! For the first time in the FOCO Expo’s history, Hyundai of Cumming will be giving away a 2-year lease* on a Hyundai Elantra! Be sure to stop by the Chamber or attend any Chamber event to pick up your ticket to enter this amazing opportunity! There will also be a raffle for a FREE 3-Day Cruise to the Bahamas provided by Expedia CruiseShipCenters!
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. The Forsyth County News has been the presenting sponsor of the event for several years and feels that it is a great event that brings the business community, as well as families, together in one place.
More questions about the FOCO Expo?
Please reach out to Jason Lastinger, Membership Development Director of the Chamber of Commerce, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-887-6461 for sponsorship and vendor opportunities.