Jason Mock, Director of Small Businesses for the Chamber and the leader of the awards committee, says â€œItâ€™s exciting to have 9 strong finalists for the running in this year's awards.
Jason Mock, Director of Small Business services for the CFCCOC, says â€œTo make sure all of our members and (the Cumming-Forsyth community) knows about the services we offer to small businesspeople, the CFCCOC has re-tooled the Small Business Services Center to become the Business Advancement Resource, or BAR.
Starting next month, the BAR will continue to offer the same classes and events, and hopefully make all these resources more visible to entrepreneurs in the area.â€� Small business is the lifeblood of any great community, and the Cumming and Forsyth County area is no different.
With the metro Atlanta areaâ€™s great resources of talent, infrastructure support, consumer demand, and the availability of growth capital, the BAR has the ability to provide a wide range of programs.
Thereâ€™s a bi-monthly â€œLunch and Learnâ€� series, where small business owners can network and listen to speakers who share their knowledge of the tools necessary to support a small business; a business expo, where businesses and consumers can connect; meetings with local entrepreneurs who are trying to get an idea going; and an awards program that motivates and recognizes the CFCCOCâ€™s best small businesses.
Here are some statistics from the CFCCOC
: â€¢ Forsyth County continues to be ranked as one of the fastest growing counties in the nation â€¢ The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber
of Commerce has 937 members with 84 percent of Chamber members having 25 or fewer employees The BAR also works with outside sources such as SCORE
, https://atlanta.score.org/mentors whose volunteers provide face-to-face mentoring for small businesses around the Atlanta area, and the Small Business Development Center of the University of Georgia. https://www.georgiasbdc.org, which provides consulting, continuing education, and research for small businesses and entrpreneurs.
For the latest Business Advancement Resource events and learning opportunities, watch the CFCCOCâ€™s newsletter, and our Facebook and Twitter pages.
For more information on the BAR, please contact Jason Mock, Director of Small Business Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770.887.6461.