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Tony Cooper
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TAG Hosts Chili Cook off Competition

Area business and government leaders, technologists and media are encouraged to attend. 


ATLANTA (October 3, 2016) – The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is the state’s leading association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of Georgia’s technology industry. TAG will host its inaugural Chili Cook Off competition October 6th 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Garage – 848 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA, 30308. Participants will have the opportunity to sponsor, network, and compete with C-level executives, all while enjoying the best chili in town. 

The TAG Chili Cook Off is a family friendly festival open to all ages. Sponsorship opportunities and team registrations are still available through Friday, September 30. Individual registration is open until the day of the event. Award and prize categories include judge's choice, people's choice, and best decorated tent.


Featured Participating Executives Include:

  • Chris Lindner (CIO), Manhattan Associates
  • Will Alexander (CIO), RaceTrac
  • Jay Ferro (CIO), EarthLink
  • Bob Toupin (CMO), BlueLinx
  • John Trainer (CIO), Aaron’s

All proceeds will go to the TAG Political Action Committee (PAC). TAG PAC is an Independent organization that exists solely to progress a pro-technology business environment within the state of Georgia no matter what party the candidate belongs to.

For more information about the Chili Cook Off please contact Joseph Santoro at or 404-526-6049.



About The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG)

TAG is the leading technology industry association in the state, serving more than 30,000 members through regional chapters in Metro Atlanta, Athens, Augusta, Columbus, Macon/Middle Georgia, and Savannah. TAG’s mission is to educate, promote, and unite Georgia’s technology community to foster an innovative and connected marketplace that stimulates and enhances a tech-based economy

The association provides networking and educational programs; celebrates Georgia’s technology leaders and companies; and advocates for legislative action that enhances the state’s economic climate for technology.  TAG hosts over 200 events each year and serves as an umbrella organization for 34 professional societies.

For more information visit the TAG website at


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