7th Annual HealthSmart Expo on OCT 9

The Greater Hall Chamber will host the 7th Annual HealthSmart Breakfast & Expo on Wednesday, October 9 from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Gainesville Civic Center in Gainesville.

As part of the VISION 2030 HealthSmart Community Challenge, the Greater Hall Chamber is conducting its annual survey to seek the “Most Fit Company” in Gainesville-Hall County. Judging criteria for the contest includes wellness, nutrition and fitness opportunities provided for employees. The award is presented in three categories: Small companies (50 or less), Medium companies (51-250), Large companies (251+ employees). 2012 Winners were Aqua-Terra Recycling & Treatment (Small <50 employees); Ace Hardware (Medium); Baldour Electric (Large). The deadline to submit a company survey is Wednesday, September 25. Awards will be presented at the HealthSmart Kickoff Breakfast on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30 a.m. at the Gainesville Civic Center. Company representatives may complete the Most Fit Company Survey by linking here MOST FIT COMPANY SURVEY, dropping by the Greater Hall Chamber office at 230 E.E. Butler Parkway in Gainesville to pick up a survey, or contacting Amanda Lewis at 770-532-6206 x 111. Email: alewis@ghcc.com.

Wednesday, October 9
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Gainesville Civic Center

Members of the Hall County “Think About It” Coalition will speak about the prescription drug abuse epidemic at the HealthSmart Kickoff Breakfast. A program of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) Foundation, this statewide initiative focuses on implementing a state-wide drug monitoring system, encouraging safe drug disposal, and educating the public and professionals about the dangers of and prevention of prescription drug abuse. Statewide, statistics are staggering. Prescription drug abuse is advancing at an alarming rate, and more people in Georgia die from prescription drug overdoses from abusive reasons than in automobile accidents.

To address this medical epidemic (officially designated an epidemic by the CDC in 2011), the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) Foundation has launched a significant statewide initiative to focus on drug monitoring, education and safe drug disposal. The Think About It Campaign in Hall County is spearheaded by P. Tennent Slack, MD, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group Interventional Pain Medicine; Jack Chapman, MD, Gainesville Eye Associates and Past President of MAG; and Dallas Gay, a MAG Foundation volunteer. www.rxdrugabuse.org

• 2013 Most Fit Company Awards
• Catered “HealthSmart” Buffet Breakfast
• Great Networking! Important Health & Medical Updates! Door prizes!

Breakfast Cost: HealthSmart Breakfast is $10 Chamber members; $15 non-members. For HealthSmart Breakfast reservations and sponsorship opportunities, contact Megan Martin at the Greater Hall Chamber, 770-532-6206 x 115. Email: mmartin@ghcc.com.

Wednesday, October 9
7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Gainesville Civic Center

The HealthSmart Wellness Expo with free health screenings, held in conjunction with the kickoff breakfast, is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC. Over 70 exhibitors will be participating. FREE salad lunches to first 100 health screening participants. Health screenings will include Glucose • Cholesterol • Blood Pressure • BMI • Carotid Artery • Asthma Screening • Hearing Screening and many more. Flu shots will be available at a minimal cost!

Breakfast Sponsor: AEON Clinical Laboratories

HealthSmart Expo Sponsors
Platinum: CIGNA, Gainesville Eye Associates, Northeast Georgia Health System, The Longstreet Clinic
Gold: Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic
Silver: Athens Area Health Plan Select, McDonald’s, Northeast Georgia Physicians Group, ProCareRX, Purchasing Alliance Solutions, United Healthcare, Wellcare of Georgia

Media Sponsors:  Fairway Outdoor Advertising, Jacobs Media, The Times

For exhibit information or breakfast reservations, contact: Megan Martin at the Greater Hall Chamber, 770-532-6206 x 115. Email: mmartin@ghcc.com.


Related Information Most Fit Company Survey