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GNFCC Bolsters Tech Advocacy Efforts, Introduces Tech400
Today, there are over 1,000 tech companies along the Georgia 400 corridor north of Interstate 285. To keep pace with the thriving technology community in North Fulton County, the GNFCC announced today it is enhancing its focus in this exciting and growing business sector with additional services and resources for members of the North Fulton business community and its technology-focused companies. One of the first changes people will see is the renaming of the Chamber's current technology advocacy arm, Tech Forum, to Tech400!
Why the name Tech400? Well, Georgia 400 leads to one of the most active economic areas in the country. The highway connects six distinct cities—Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Mountain Park, Milton, and Alpharetta (known as the technology city of the south)—to create an economic powerhouse that has a dynamic technology ecosystem.
Led by committee chairman John Mamon, Tech400 will continue to grow and leverage the talents of Tech Forum's diverse group of committee members. Some planned Tech400 events for 2017 include discussions on Cyber Security, the "Internet of Things" (IoT) and showcases for some of the areas fascinating technology companies.
"Tech400 is the vehicle to educate the North Fulton business community on what’s happening in technology and how it can impact their world," Mamon said. "Some of that is evolving right here in our backyard, and we are excited to bring value to that community."
Thirty-five years ago, Georgia 400 was known as the "road to nowhere," Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brandon L. Beach said. "Lucky for us, somebody had the vision to build that road and put fiber in the ground that has enabled us to get all our great tech companies to gather here today."
The first official event under the new Tech400 banner will be on Tuesday, January 10. The networking event is called TechConnect, and it takes place at the Chamber's Alpharetta headquarters. TechConnect is designed for technology companies and tech enthusiasts who find value in growing a network with industry peers. The format gives attendees opportunities to make new friends, share their expertise, and highlight their businesses. For more information, visit http://cm.gnfcc.com/events/details/techconnect-7155.
Tech400 utilizes emerging technology and innovation as a medium to support the Greater North Fulton Chamber by encouraging businesses to connect, share ideas and knowledge, and participate in education.
Vice President of Business Development, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
770-993-8806, Ext. 317 | dlanham(at)gnfcc.com