Plan Your Conference Schedule to Make Time for the County Buyers Mart
Each year, Georgia counties collectively spend millions of dollars on goods and services to run their local governments. From architecture, engineering, construction and project management to information technology, supplies for a wide range of county programs and services and more, fulfilling these needs for counties is big business.
The County Buyers Mart is the perfect opportunity for county officials to interact with companies that provide, or seek to provide, goods and services to local governments. Many of the companies that exhibit at the County Buyers Mart can help county officials find solutions to current needs and share ways that they have worked successfully in other parts of the state. In addition, many of ACCG’s non-profit partners, including state agencies, participate in the County Buyers Mart to have an opportunity to interact directly with Georgia county officials.
For the current list of vendors participating in the County Buyers Mart, click here
Each year, ACCG invites our Preferred Partners to exhibit at the County Buyers Mart in special designated areas. The Preferred Partner booths will be designated by signage and red carpet. Many of the ACCG Preferred Partners provide discount pricing opportunities for Georgia counties as a result of their relationship with ACCG. Visit our Preferred Partners to ensure that your county is familiar with these programs and services and is taking full advantage of opportunities resulting from your membership in ACCG.
Heavy Equipment and LGRMS Driving Simulator
In the past, heavy equipment dealers showcasing construction equipment, fire trucks and other large vehicles were set up outdoors. This year all conference exhibitors will be set up indoors, making it easier to get a close up look at this important equipment and talk to the company representatives.
Test your driving capabilities in the Local Government Risk Management Services (LGRMS) simulator, which also will be indoors this year. LGRMS is the risk control arm of the ACCG Insurance Programs and offers safety training and wellness program services to counties across the state. The driving simulator is just one of the many tools that LGRMS uses to train county government employees.
County Agents’ Farm House
Saturday, April 18 from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
The County Agents’ Farm House is an ACCG Annual Conference favorite! Centrally located in the middle of the County Buyers Mart Floor, the Farm House will feature foods grown or produced throughout Georgia during the reception on Saturday afternoon and breakfast on Sunday. Don’t miss the opportunity to sample some great Georgia food, learn more about the history of Cooperative Extension and thank the county agents working in the Farm House for all that they and their counterparts do in your community.
County Buyers Mart Information for Exhibitors
For more information, contact ACCG External Relations Director Kathleen Bowen at 404.522.5022 or firstname.lastname@example.org