2019 Economic Outlook for the Healthcare Industry
February 20, 2019

Significant changes in the past several years have impacted the healthcare industry, from the passage of the Affordable Care Act to the rise of big data and other disruptive technologies. In 2019, the industry will continue to experience change rapidly. In addition, the healthcare industry is complicated, and it is...


2019 Excellence in Business Award Winners
February 11, 2019

   The Awards and Gala The Business Advancement Resource (BAR), a council of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, hosted the Excellence in Business Awards Gala on February 7th at the Forsyth Conference Center. Each year, these awards serve as an opportunity to celebrate entrepreneurship. They provide a chance for businesses...


Marketing Trends to Pay Attention to in 2019
February 6, 2019

No matter where your business is located, it is helpful to examine your company’s current marketing strategy and marketing plans for 2019. In all likelihood, your business is getting more competitive. Marketing is just one component of your business’s overall strategy. Still, it is critical to understand upcoming marketing trends...


What to Know About Debt Financing for Tech Companies
January 30, 2019

Funding Growth If you scan any of the headlines in the Wall Street Journal or other financial or tech publications, you will undoubtedly find news of yet another tech company that has raised millions of dollars of equity funding—most likely from venture capital firms or angel investors. There are entire...


The Top Five Trends Driving Modern Manufacturing
January 14, 2019

Manufacturing in Georgia If you live or operate a business in Georgia, your life is, at the very least, indirectly affected by the manufacturing industry. Manufacturing accounts for 90 percent of Georgian exports. For the last five years, the manufacturing sector in Georgia has grown by 14 percent. The Georgia...


Exploring Technological Trends in 2019
January 9, 2019

New Year New Technological Trends As 2019 quickly approaches, businesses throughout Georgia are preparing for the start of the new year. Because the business world has become more and more competitive, every business needs to forecast how they will respond to macroeconomic trends and conditions. As part of that analysis,...


Vakili to serve as a County Liaison as Economic Development Director
December 18, 2018

New Position Created With new efforts to attract businesses to locate or expand in Forsyth County, the Forsyth County government appointed Vivian Vakili to the position of Economic Development Director. This went into effect on October 1, 2018. Vivian will be working closely with the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce...


Two Forsyth Companies Win ORBATL 2018 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge
December 14, 2018

Forsyth County Winners of Atlanta MEC On November 5, 2018, ORBATL announced the winners of the Atlanta Metro Export Challenge (Atlanta MEC). Two of the 30 winners are businesses from Forsyth County: LivFul: a producer of a plant-based bug repellent in the Bioscience & Healthcare field Quantum Pharmaceutical Supply & Services,...


2018 MODL Award Winners
December 12, 2018

The winners of the MODL awards. From left to right: Dr. Ray Perren, Melissa Hornsby representing LR-MRI, Ryan Ramaker representing Hansgrohe, Phil Bauer representing Scientific Games International, Rodney Moore, and Rose Rodriguez, Jason Freeman, and Bruce Hagenau representing Metcam Inc. The MODL Awards The Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce, in...


Company Culture Can Put Your Business on the Map
December 5, 2018

How Does Establishing Company Culture Put Your Company on the Map? Establishing a thriving and unique company culture will completely change the way you do business. Just the simple act can gain the trust of your employees, set you apart as a powerhouse in your industry, and encourage growth. But...