Cobb County, Ga. (Aug. 6, 2015) – The Cobb Chamber will host its third Health and Wellness Summit on Aug. 26 at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Presented by WellStar, the 2015 Summit features a line-up of speakers representing the health care, insurance and pharmaceutical industries, providing business owners and HR professionals’ valuable insight into how wellness programs can improve the health of Cobb’s workforce.

Designed as an interactive and informative experience, Summit attendees will be able to interact with speakers during the live discussion using audience response systems. Attendees will hear success stories from companies with effective health and wellness programs, as well as gain best practices for ways to encourage employee participation. Additional speakers will discuss compliance surrounding wellness programs, as well as how to maintain your doctor and patient relationships.

Speakers for this event will include Candice Saunders CEO of WellStar, David Bottoms of The Bottoms Group, David Cole of Freeman, Mathis and Gary, LLC, John Crooks of Glory Haus, Gary Henderson of Atlanta Bonded Warehouse, Dan Kauffman of JE Dunn, Beth Paquin of GE Power and Water, Dr. Thomas Emerson, Dr. James Fisher, Dr. Joe Havlik, Dr. Angelo Sinopoli, and Dr. Jeffrey Tharp.

Topics for these discussions include innovation in health care, wellness in the workplace, wellness in action and changes in the physician/patient relationship. The morning will begin with coffee and networking from 7 to 8 a.m.

This one-day summit is from 7:30 a.m. to noon, includes breakfast and a snack, and ticket prices are $69 for general admission, and $59 for Cobb Chamber, Alpharetta Chamber, Georgia Chamber, Greater North Fulton Chamber, Metro Atlanta Chamber members and members of all business associations in Cobb County.

The Presenting Sponsor is WellStar. The Gold Sponsors are Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and GE. The Silver Sponsors are AEROTEK, Atlanta Center for Medical Research, The Bottoms Group, CBIZ, Freeman Mathis and Gary, Pinnacle Orthopedics, and Resurgens Orthopaedics. The Bronze Sponsors are BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia, Millennium Benefits Consulting, United Healthcare, and Windy Hill Athletic Club. The Media Sponsors are the Cobb Business Journal, GeorgiaTrend magazine and Marietta Daily Journal.

For more information, to sponsor, or to register, visit, or contact Katie Henderson at or 770-859-2344.


About the Cobb Chamber

As one of the most influential business advocacy organizations in Georgia, the Cobb Chamber is dedicated to bringing the community and its leaders together to create jobs and strengthen the economy and quality of life so businesses and the community can achieve more. The Chamber achieves this by creating jobs and driving economic development; strengthening the community and the region; growing member businesses and nurturing leadership; and connecting businesses, government and the community.


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