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Willis, Gumbs Team up to Court Small Business Owners at Tennis Center Event

The city of South Fulton is ramping up its efforts to attract new small business owners and cultivate relationships with those already in city limits. Tonight, Councilwomen Helen Z. Willis and Carmalitha Gumbs will host a “Business Showcase” at the South Fulton Tennis Center (5645 Mason Road) starting at 5:00 p.m.

Business owners will have an opportunity to network with elected officials and the city’s administrators, as well as other movers and shakers across a wide range of industries. Christopher Pike, the city’s economic development administrator, will provide insight into how to do business with the city.

“We are making it a priority to create a supportive environment for the more than 1,800 small businesses located in the City of South Fulton,” said Councilwoman Willis. “Our business showcase provides an opportunity to highlight the business talent that we have in our city, and to affirm that they have the ear and the support of elected officials and our city administrators.”

Simultaneously, the city will also be holding its community input meeting on the economic development strategic plan. The city is seeking feedback from both citizens and the business community at a series of events and online.

“As we make plans to strengthen and diversify the economy in our city, it’s critical that we communicate to our business owners that we want them to have a seat at the table,” said Councilwoman Gumbs. “Their feedback will help to ensure that South Fulton is not only a great place to do business, but a great place to live, work and play for residents.”

The City of South Fulton’s Business Showcase is presented in collaboration with the South Fulton Chamber of Commerce. Registration for the event is free via Eventbrite at

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