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Horizons March 2012

A publication of the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce

Prestige Members Northside Hospital-Forsyth Premier Corporate Sponsor

Forsyth County Government

The City of Cumming

jTech Networks Georgia Power

DeKalb Office


Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta

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Expansion project Boulder Dash nears sets tone for 2012 P


lthough our community experienced a tremendous amount of economic development activity during 2011, 2012 is already shaping up to exceed last year’s totals. One of the most prominent projects of the year will undoubtedly be the expansion of Metcam — a Forsyth County-based metal fabricating company. Metcam is a recipient of t h e Ty c o S u p p l i e r Excellence Award and a Gold Level environmental partner with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia. In the coming months, Metcam plans to move forward with the first phase of a 61,000-square-foot expansion that is projected

to generate a minimum of 30 new jobs and approximately $2 million in new capital investment. This expansion serves as the first project in quite some time to utilize resources from such economic development partners as Lanier Technical College and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. The next phase of Metcam’s expansion will require that their property be rezoned. The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners will review the rezoning component of Metcam’s expansion project in the coming weeks.

lans are already in place for the Third Annual Boulder Dash 5K for April 28, 2012. The Healthcare Association of Forsyth County established this annual event as an opportunity for business and community organizations to challenge one another to shed a few pounds and get active. The course will start at Northside Hospital-Forsyth, travel up Ronald Reagan Boulevard and into the Lafarge Quarry. Those planning the event have some great plans for the party at the finish line. The Boulder Dash is one of only two races run in a working hard-rock quarry in the nation and is one of the most unique courses anywhere in the region. Last year, there were more than 1,500 participants that showed up to this event. We are expecting to exceed well over 1,500 participants this year and hope that you’ll join us for this fun community event. Not a runner? That’s okay! Many participants walk the

course and have a great time. If you’d rather just come enjoy the festivities, the Spring Fling, held at the finish line, will offer up a fun morning. The Spring Fling in 2011 hosted over 25 business and community vendors from Forsyth County. We also enjoyed music, food, prizes and an awards ceremony. A big thanks to our primary sponsors Lafarge Aggregates and Northside Hospital-Forsyth. Other sponsors include Northeast Georgia Heart Center, Hansgrohe, JTECH Networks, Swim Kids of Atlanta, and Derucki Construction, with many sponsorship opportunities still available. Go to www.boulderdash5K. com to register or for more information.

Member Spotlight

Actorboy Video Production brings distinctive, affordable film to all I

f a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video could be priceless! And right now Actorboy Video Production owner Tom Clark is helping every size business by writing and producing creative, affordable and professionally shot videos for their companies. So, who’s Actorboy? Actorboy Video Production began in 2000 after owner Tom Clark saw a need for affordable, professional and creative video production that included the look and feel of the big agencies that not everyone can afford. Tom got his start in radio as a traffic reporter, then moved on to sports director while writing, producing and co-hosting for the No. 1 morning radio show in the country, Power 99FM back in 1987. He added acting to his resume when a talent agent wanted Tom to get him a headshot, and afterward he did some voiceover work through Power 99 for a client. Tom took to it like a fish to water and has been an actor for more than 20 years. Along the way he developed the “Ron Howard” bug of wanting to get behind the camera as well as in front of it. After learning on the job from hundreds of directors, producers, lighting and audio professionals, it was as if Tom went to film school with the industry pros and graduated with honors. Bringing that experience plus the creative edge from his writing and radio days, Actorboy Video Production has been turning heads with new and fresh ideas for all businesses. “Perhaps the most surprising thing you’ll learn in the midst of all of the technological-speak that marketers toss around is that one of the simplest


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yet most powerful methods of capturing and retaining an audience today is video,” says Tom. “Having a broad view of the industry as an award-winning writer, producer, director and actor for these past 20 years has put me in a unique position to develop and manage Actorboy Video Production right here in Georgia. “Actorboy is dedicated to bringing distinctive and affordable productions to businesses at any level. Capturing the vision and the message and then telling the story with video by making it engaging and effective is what it’s all about,” Tom said. “ It’s my insistence on quality and our strong niche in both creativity and execution of design that sets us apart from other video production companies. My creative team knows no limits and thrives on producing material that is both captivating and actionable. You’ll get results as unique as you are, I guarantee it; and I oversee everything Actorboy produces.”

Some of the ways a small business can benefit from online video is something as straightforward as introducing a new product or service, to increase traffic to your Web site, to provide a product demonstration or tutorial to your customers, deliver commentary from your CEO to investors or to convey a message to employees. There’s customer testimonials, corporate training, and it will definitely help improve your search engine rankings. The list is endless. Actorboy Video Production prides itself on creativity, professionalism and understanding of the small business owner. It does every project as if the business depended on it. “And if you think about it, isn’t that the attitude you’d want from us? If you just want to talk about Video, call me, I’ll buy the joe,” says Tom. As for Tom the actor, you can see him in Disney’s “Secretariat,” and also look for Tom this year on the big screen with Cameron Diaz and Billy Crystal. Actorboy also just produced the video shown at the 2012 Celebration of Excellence. Thank you Actorboy for all your support of the chamber. Please visit and check out its portfolio.

Partners in Education

Northside Hospital continues to deliver


he Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce and Forsyth County Schools applaud Northside Hospital-Forsyth for its continued support of the community. The hospital has been a “gold level” supporter of Forsyth County Schools for many years. The hospital has contributed to the local community in numerous ways including providing financial support for school clinics serving children enrolled in Forsyth County Schools. Additionally, the hospital has demonstrated its commitment to our community and the safety of our students by donating defibrillators to ensure potentially life-saving access in the event of a cardiac emergency. The hospital’s ongoing and continued support is evident in the annual battery maintenance of these

valuable pieces of medical equipment. Additionally, the hospital is primarily responsible for equipping Lambert High School’s wellness and fitness room benefiting all enrolled students. In addition to health and safety equipment, the hospital also supports the academic and career development of our students. For the past two years Northside Forsyth has promoted “The Healthcare Exploring Program” attended by 24 Forsyth County high school students. The students rotate to various Northside facilities to learn about various medical careers

Courtesy Forsyth County News

Northside Forsyth Administrator Lynn Jackson was surprised with an award during the Celebration of Excellence.

that they may not previously have considered. The students unanimously agree that it gives them a “jump start” on learning about medical career options that could be afforded to them.

Furthermore, the hospital demonstrates its commitment to exceptionally trained and highly qualified educators as well as other individuals and entities that support our students by being the title sponsor for the “Celebration of Excellence.” The Celebration of Excellence is an annual awards banquet recognizing area businesses that participate in the Partners in Education program, Forsyth County Teachers of the Year, individual volunteers (community member mentors) and parent leaders whom are committed to our students’ personal, social, career and academic development. Northside Hospital-Forsyth is truly helping to shape the future by supporting our youth, and the chamber and schools salute you with many thanks!

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Economic Development

German company to expand U.S. headquarters here


he Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Kemper will expand its U.S. headquarters here in Forsyth County. Founded in Germany in 1977, Kemper specializes in developing, manufacturing and distributing exhaust equipment that can be used to enhance safety and environmental protection during welding the process. Kemper’s innovative technology has allowed them to emerge as a global leader in systematic air purification systems for welding work places. Although Kemper’s clients include such companies as BMW and IBM, Kemper has also partnered with such local manufacturers as Metcam Inc. Kemper has expanded three times over the past three years. Its current expansion will grow operations by an additional 10,000 square feet. Kemper projects continued growth as its products gain more exposure in the U.S. market. Further information about the company is available on Kemper’s Web site at


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Lights, camera, action in Forsyth!


he Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, or FMDE, is in charge of the Camera Ready program, a special designation given to participating Georgia communities interested in attracting film and television production. What does a Camera Ready designation mean? If you represent a production company, you have a helpful liaison in each Camera Ready community ready to assist you with your upcoming shoot. If you’re a county representative, you can promote your c o m m u n i t y ’s assets directly to production companies interested in shooting in Georgia. We are excited to announce that on Feb. 29 at the state Capitol, Forsyth County will be one of 25 new counties inducted into the Camera Ready community program at a special ceremony as a part of Film Day at the Capitol, celebrating the success the filming industry has already had in the state. Why be a part of the Camera Ready community? To provide easier, faster and better access to county production resources and location information through state resources and partnership. A variety of shooting locations are needed due to a dramatic increase in film and television production across the state,

with Georgia offering tax incentives to production and filming companies. Local economic impact from productions can be significant, including hiring of local residents, hotel stays and purchases of goods and services in the communities. Some examples are buying construction materials for sets, dining in our restaurants or if the crew wants, to just see a movie while in town for the duration of filming. We are Camera Ready! We have designated Anna Taylor Barlow, the chamber’s director of tourism, as our county representative, and she will handle all incoming requests from production companies (as well as inquiries from the state) that are interested in our community. We have answered all the required questions, loaded photos from the county and city into the library. We have already received several requests for production locations for possible filming in our area, but will be “official” at the end of February and go live on the state Web site. If you have more interesting photos of the community or questions, please contact the chamber. This is an exciting program that the state is offering and we are excited to be a partner with the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office.

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Month in Review

Celebration of Excellence honors many T

he Celebration of Excellence had the largest turnout ever, with more than 450 people in attendance on Feb. 17. A big thank you to Northside Hosptial-Forsyth for its title sponsorship. Congratulations to Anna Aiggner-Muehler for winning the 2012 Forsyth County Schools Teacher of the Year. At the event, Partner in Education winners were also announced for the following awards: • Volunteer of the Year: Therese Batson • Friend of the Year: LaCazuela • Silver Award: American Proteins and Jim N’ Nicks • Gold Award: Hobby Lobby and Browns Bridge Community Church • Don Hendricks Award: RBM of Atlanta-North Also, thank you to all of our sponsors: Northside HospitalForsyth, Georgia Power, Publix, The Avenue Forsyth, American Proteins, Actorboy Media, BJ’s Membership Club, Andean Chevrolet, Swim Kids of Atlanta, RBM of Atlanta- North, JTECH Networks.

Photos courtesy Forsyth County News

From left, Forsyth County Schools Chairman Tom Cleveland and board member Nancy Roche chat with Suzanne and Barbara Hendricks during t. Below, Janice Hargraves with Publix, right, presents Jim Cheatham the Mentor of the Year award.

Lynn Jackson, Northside Hospital-Forsyth administrator, chats with Darren Kendall before the event begins.


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Month in Review

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omen Who Mean Business kicked off 2012 with more than 45 women in attendance for this specialized networking group. With lots of new faces, the group listened to breakfast sponsor, Campbell Family Medicine, discuss alternative breast imaging. Thank you to Campbell Family Medicine for your sponsorship, and also thank you for the outstanding breakfast.

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Member News Wright Import Service Center owner honored by NAPA Auto Care

Wells Fargo honored in February issue of Forbes Magazine

Sammy Wright, owner of Wright Import Service Center, has been named the NAPA/ASE Technician of the Year. Wright was selected from all NAPA Auto Care centers in the Atlanta region, which includes from Macon north to the Carolinas. Congratulations Sammy, what an honor! Wright has 33 years of experience in the automotive repair and maintenance industry, all of which have been spent in the north metro area. He and his wife, Pam, opened Wright Imports in Cumming in 1997 and continue to provide top quality service from ASE Certified Technicians.

Congratulations to Wells Fargo for being featured as the cover story in the Feb. 13 edition of Forbes Magazine. The article discussed the company’s role as the No. 1 mortgage lender and servicer in the U.S., as well as its transition from Wachovia to Wells Fargo. Congratulations Wells Fargo for being featured!

Alliance National Bank welcomed into Forsyth community Alliance National Bank is now open! Its full-service office is at 100 Colony Park Drive in Cumming. Alliance National Bank is excited to be serving Forsyth County; please stop by and welcome them to the community.

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Metcam featured in ‘Factories of the Future’ article in industry journal Metcam Inc. was recently featured in the January 2012 issue of Manufacturing Executive Leadership Journal. In an article titled “Factories of the Future,” Bruce Hagenau, president of Metcam, was interviewed to discuss the impact on technology in the manufacturing industry. Congratulations Metcam on being featured in this prestigious manufacturing journal!

Big Frog nabs top award for highest store sales second year in a row Big Frog Cumming was recently awarded “Frog of the Year 2011” as a result of having the highest store sales for the year. It is their second year in a row wining this prestigious award. Congratulations Big Frog, and thank you for your support of the community!

Small Business Services Center

Date scheduled for this year’s Business Expo


he Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the date for the 2012 Business Expo. Join us August 16 for a full day of business networking at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College. The Chamber hosted the Business Expo at the Forsyth Conference Center last September to great reviews. This was the first time the expo was held at the Forsyth Conference Center. The Expo is the single largest business networking event in the region with more than 75 exhibitors and over 800 attendees. This year the SBSC plans to make it bigger and better. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be part of one of north Georgia’s largest events.

Join us Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Forsyth Conference Center at Lanier Technical College. If you would like more information on this year’s expo or if you would like to be a sponsor for the 2012 event, contact the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce at (770) 887-6461.

Courtesy the Forsyth County News

Mimi McGinley, left, and Trudy Brown chat together during the chamber’s 2011 Business Expo at the Forsyth Conference Center.

Chairman’s Cabinet

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n Friday, Jan. 27, a group of 25 Chairman’s Cabinet Members were escorted on a private, VIP tour of the new international terminal opening in May at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The guided tour included in-depth explanations of the layout, along with behind the scenes information about the design of the terminal. Thank you to all who attended that event, and especially our sponsors: Turner Construction, Wakefield Beasley & Associates, Winter Construction, Cargo Luxury Limo and Delta Global Services. Interested in learning more about how you can have access to exclusive, Chairman’s Cabinet only events? Please call us at (770) 887-6461.

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director, Crickey is an instructor in the Mike Cottrell School of Business, teaching undergraduate courses in international business, operations management and business management. She encourages her undergraduate students to work in the business world for a few years before pursuing advanced degrees. The MBA program is based on a cohort structure, which means that a group of students is accepted into the program each fall and progresses through the program as a group. Students take two classes each semester, and classes are held on the same nights throughout the two years of the program. Congratulations to Kelli Crickey. For more information on the MBA program, visit

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elli Crickey has been appointed as the new director of the Master of Business Administration program at North Georgia College & State University’s Mike Cottrell School of Business. The two-year, part-time program began in 2008, and the first group of students graduated in 2010. This fall, North Georgia’s MBA program will move to the new University Center | GA 400 facility in Cumming from its current location in Cumming City Hall. Crickey said she’s excited about the new location and about helping guide young professionals on their career path. “I have the privilege of playing a role in people’s lives as they take this step. I know what a life-changer this is, and I can appreciate the process involved in making that decision,” Crickey said. “I get to talk to people as they are deciding, ‘Is this the right program? Is the right time in my career and in my life?’ We have a great program and it’s nice to talk to people and decide if it is the right one for them.” Crickey, who came to North Georgia four years ago after spending 14 years with Nordson Corp., had to ask herself those same questions when considering whether to pursue advanced degrees. She currently is pursuing a doctorate in business administration and has an MBA and two bachelor’s degrees in management. In addition to her role as MBA

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Membership Information Welcome New Members • All About Floors, Inc. • ARCADIS U.S., Inc. • Becker Realty, Inc • Cumming's Family Dentist • Cutting Edge Stone, Inc. • Espey Financial Group • Express Oil Change & Service Center • Extreme IFC, LLC • Frazier & Deeter, LLC • Kauffman Tire • Max Solutions, Inc. • MedCross Imaging, P.C. • New South Construction

• Potts Construction Services • Preferred Risk Insurance Services, Inc. • Safety-Kleen • Solar Energy USA • Spencer Pest Services • Striking Designs, Inc. • Trivia Pages Exposed • United Futbol Academy, Inc. • Young Life Forsyth

Member Thank Yous • Dr. Ruben Boling • Judi Jenkins • Kevin McDonough • Steve Bloom • Tim Hopkins • Actorboy Media • American Proteins • Bank of North Georgia • Campbell Family Medicine • Cargo Luxury Limo • Delta Global Services • Forsyth Conference Center

• Georgia Power • J ’s Southern Smoke • JTECH Networks, LLC • Norman’s Landing • Northside Hospital-Forsyth • Publix • Quanto Basta • The Avenue Forsyth • Turner Construction • Wakefield Beasley & Associates • Winter Construction

Save the Date ‘Managing Change’ seminar


ractice administrators join the HCA on Wednesday, March 21, at 9 a.m. at the Forsyth Conference Center for “Managing Change: How to Visualize the Future Positively.” You’ve seen it before ... a change (big or small) is introduced ... an announcement is made by a leader who quickly outlines what the change is and why it is being put into effect. He or she finishes the formal announcement and almost immediately all the talk

turns to the problems, the challenges, the reasons why this is going to be difficult and/or won’t work. This informative session will highlight the aspects of change in the workplace. Topics will include what is driving change, two views of change, why people are resistant to change, and what people can do to thrive in a world of constant change. Presenter: Dr. Jim Kirley, North Georgia College & State University

Small Business Services


f you’re a small business owner or dreaming about owning your own business but have questions and not sure who to ask then contact the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Services Center for help. The Small Business Services Center strives to provide small and emerging businesses with resources necessary to succeed. This is accomplished through educational opportunities via classes, roundtable discussions, business coaching and mentoring, while providing a network for small businesses to support and learn

from one another. Consider the following; Forsyth County continues to be ranked as one of the fastest growing county’s in the nation, 63 percent of Chamber members h av e 1 0 o r f ew e r employees and more than 70 percent of the state’s growth potential comes from the small business community. The SBSC Advisory Council has launched the Small Business Tool Kit. If you would like a copy of the kit or more information about the Small Business Services Center, contact Jason Mock at or at (770) 887-6461.

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Upcoming Events Feb. 23

March 13

April 3

Feb. 28

Business After Hours — 5-7 p.m., Solar Energy USA

April 10

Small Business Awards Luncheon — 11:30 a.m., Forsyth Conference Center

Member Power Networking Lunch — Noon, Stars & Strikes

March 6

Women Who Mean Business — 7:30 a.m., Chamber Events Facility Member Power Networking Lunch — Noon, Castleberry Ale House

Member Power Networking Lunch — Noon, Tam’s Backstage

March 20

Member Power Networking Lunch — Noon, Location TBD

March 27

Member Power Networking Lunch — Noon, The Foster House

• Please visit our Event’s Calendar at to see a full list of events, more information and registration.


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Women Who Mean Business — 7:30 a.m., Chamber Events Facility

Business After Hours — 5-7 p.m., MRI Imaging of Cumming

April 17

Member Power Networking Lunch — Noon, Marlow’s Tavern

April 28

Boulder Dash 5K — Northside Hospital-Forsyth and Lafarge (

Horizons 2012 Officers

Board of Directors

David Seago, Chair

Jerry Bowman

Tim Hopkins

Jairo De Jesus

Lamar Wakefield

Tom Cleveland

Jon McDaniel

Cardinal Logistics Management

Keller Williams Community Partners

Farmland Foods

Wakefield Beasley & Associates

Chair, Forsyth County Board of Education

Forsyth County Public Library

John Kieffer, Past-Chair

Cris Burgum

Lynn Jackson

Scott Khun

Dr. Buster Evans

Wells Fargo

Superintendent, Forsyth County Schools

Georgia Power - retired

Cumming Station LLC

Russ Wheeler, First Chair-Elect Hansgrohe

Linda Cole, Second Chair-Elect, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Ann-Margaret Johnston, Secretary/Treasurer

Johnston & Associates, Inc.

Todd Moran

Mary Helen McGruder

The Avenue-Forsyth

Northside Hospital-Forsyth

Conservation Resource Solutions

Drew Walker

Shawn LaFave

Royce Owens

Bert Durand

Alliance National Bank

North Georgia Promotions

Mimms Enterprises

United Community Bank

Chuck Button

Doug Derrer Mary Transue

Scott Jordan

Bruce Hagenau

Ethan Underwood



Lipscomb, Johnson, Sleister, Dailey, & Smith LLP

Fran Forehand

Mike Caspar

Brian Tam

Stan Vangilder

Tam’s Backstage

Georgia Power Dept. of Economic Development

Kevin Garmon

John Rasper


Bank of North Georgia

Dekalb Office

John Derucki

James McCoy

Tim Perry

Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce

Citizen’s Bank

Rick O’Brien Bruce Longmore Lenny’s Sub Shop

AT&T Russell Landscape

Bryan Properties A.C. Smith Poultry Co.

Chair, Forsyth County Development Authority

John Hall Forsyth County News

Mayor, City of Cumming

Bill Cupp AGL Resources

Terry Smith Tracy Moon

Georgia Power

H. Ford Gravitt

Dr. Joanne Tolleson Blake House Sawnee EMC

Rep. Mark Hamilton

James McCoy

Rep. Mike Dudgeon

Randall Toussaint

Lanier Technical College

President & CEO

Vice President of Economic Development

Sen. Jack Murphy

Alex Girrbach

Sen. Steve Gooch

Lindsey Nelson

Rep. Amos Amerson

Jason Mock

Director of Operations

State Court Judge

Bobby Thomas

Bob Russell Cindy Mills

Hon. Phil Smith

Paul Chambers

Chamber Staff

Forsyth County Manager

Gainesville State College

Jacobs Engineering Group

Deruki Construction

Sawnee Mountain Foundation


Director of Communications & Events

Director of Small Business Services

Anna Brostrom Director of Tourism Development

Jimmy Lane, Jeremiah Dickerson Sales Executives

Maggie Schmitz, Sherri Klug Administrative Assistants

Fisher & Phillips LLP

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Horizons March 2012  

March 2012 edition of Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce's Horizons newsletter

Horizons March 2012  

March 2012 edition of Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce's Horizons newsletter