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Previously known as Business Expo, Elevate 2018 takes a traditional expo to the next level, creating even more opportunities to engage Chamber members and the Cobb community. The idea of “elevate” comes from the overall desire and need to continually work to enhance ourselves, our businesses, and our community.

August 23, 2018 | Cobb Galleria Centre

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This event is designed to serve as both personal and professional development for exhibitors, sponsors and attendees, by providing a networking showcase event combined with impactful learning opportunities.

This two-part event will offer:


Sessions - 2 to 5 p.m.

Informative and engaging breakout sessions intended to provide attendees with the opportunity to learn ways to elevate themselves, their businesses, and the community as a whole. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend three 45 minute sessions, with the ability to choose from five different topics. Sessions will cover:

  • "Change Makers" - LaSandra Boykin of Delta Air Lines
    - Learn how you can make an impact on your community
    - Strengthen your position in the community by becoming a change maker
    - Create a thriving environment for yours and other businesses

  • "Good Housekeeping" - Andrew Cox of WellStar Health System and Kevin Scott of ADDO
    - Learn best practices for creating a strong corporate culture
    - Grow your business by strengthening your internal operations
    - Identify ways to utilize your current talent and resources

  • "Attracting Top Talent" - Jamie Jordan of the Technology College System of Georgia
    - Hear about the current workforce development in our region
    - Discover ways to strategically attract & retain skilled employees
    - Learn about resources available to help in talent acquisition

  • "Small Business, Big Impact" - John Loud of LOUD Security Systems and Jay Cunningham of Superior Plumbing
    - Hear from current and past Small Businesses of the Year
    - Learn tips on how to distinguish and grow your business
    - Create and sustain a strong presence and become a household name

  • "Create Raving Fans" - Ryan Turner of Unsukay
    - Learn how to effectively manage customer service in your business
    - Identify opportunities to create repeat customers or clients
    - Turn negative experiences into positive solutions


Social - 5 to 7 p.m.

Open networking time designed to allow meaningful relationship building, as well as a platform for exposure for Elevate exhibitors. There will be engaging areas such as the Roam Lounge and the K Mike Whittle Garden Party, which will serve as fun, interactive areas for exhibitors and attendees. 

  • Organizations will have the opportunity to purchase booths and exhibit their businesses during this portion
  • Session speakers will be invited to participate in a “Meet the Experts” with attendees in the Roam Lounge
  • Attendees can stroll through the K Mike Whittle Garden party, a food hall featuring samples from local restaurants


For more information on Elevate 2018, contact Mary Beth Hellmann at 770-859-2359 or For sponsorship information, contact Stephanie Cox at 770-859-2337 or