SOURCE: U.S. Chamber of Commerce

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

September 12, 2016 11:21 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: U.S. Chamber Foundation to Convene Georgia Leaders for "Health Means Business" Forum

Event to Focus on How Local, Regional Businesses Can Promote Healthy Practices

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - September 12, 2016) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF), in conjunction with the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will host the 9th Regional Forum of the "Health Means Business" campaign in Atlanta, Georgia.

The "Health Means Business" campaign seeks to engage local and regional businesses to empower healthier individuals and communities through education, employment, and increased income. The Georgia forum will focus on how business and community leaders can promote better health through economic opportunity.

Prior forum locations include Denver; Oklahoma City; Orlando, Fla.; Fort Worth, Texas; Memphis, Tenn.; Los Angeles; Indianapolis; Cleveland; and Phoenix.

Richard Crespin, CEO, CollaborateUp; Senior Fellow, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President and Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine
State Senator Renee S. Unterman, District 45, Georgia State Senate
Alan Nalle, Managing Director of Strategy, Accenture
Dr. Laura Seeff, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Commissioner Tim Keane, Planning and Community Development, City of Atlanta
David Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, Purpose Built Communities
Jeremy Becker, Vice President, Jones Lang Lasalle
Judith Montgomery, President, Peach Dish
A complete list of speakers and an agenda are available here.

Georgia "Health Means Business" Forum

Thursday, September 15, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT

Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Drive SW
NCPC Building A, Atrium, 1st Floor
Atlanta, GA 30310

RSVP: Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend. Please register via email to or contact Keisha Hines of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce by phone at (404) 223-2269.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

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