Vienna Business Association (VBA) to Host 2nd Annual GET HEALTHY VIENNA! Expo 2024 on April 6

Vienna Business Association Around Town, Health & Wellness

 The Vienna-Oakton community is abundant in businesses that meet the health, wellness, fitness, and social engagement needs of our local residents. On April 6, the Vienna Business Association (VBA) will showcase a cross-section of these businesses and organizations at the 2nd Annual Get Healthy Vienna! Expo 2024. This year’s theme – Connections to Wellness – is a fitting message, according to event organizers, as connecting to the resources and services that help one achieve a healthy lifestyle along with sustaining connections through social engagement are essential to achieving optimal wellness. 

Get Healthy Vienna! Expo 2024 runs from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at the Vienna Community Center. 

“Get Healthy Vienna! Expo 2024 is designed to help our community members understand the exceptional and accessible resources and activities that are available to individuals and families,” said VBA Health, Wellness & Fitness chair Karen Kerrigan. “The 2024 Expo will connect attendees to an array of services, solutions and opportunities that promote wellness and healthy lifestyles. The process of attaining optimal health and wellness is all about connections, education and taking positive action. I am excited about the wide-array of exhibitors at this year’s expo who are passionate about supporting the health and wellness of our special community.” 

Get Healthy Vienna! Expo 2024 will feature up to 50 exhibitors who will share information about the services and products that their businesses or organizations provide. This year’s Expo will feature a Kids and Families Zone, which will include children’s activities and demonstrations throughout the day. There will be a special appearance by various Superheroes, courtesy of the Vienna Singing Princesses, face-paintings, and health-related activities for kids. Moreover, an adult section will include a robust variety of health and wellness providers, and special presentations throughout the day. 

Several presentations have been confirmed, including a panel of former local youth athletes who competed at the college and professional levels that will discuss the importance of a positive youth sports experience in promoting health, mental health and overall success as an adult. The panel: “The Importance of a Positive Youth Sports Experience: Lessons for Young Athletes and Their Parents” includes various former Vienna-Oakton standout athletes such as: 

Nick Dorka: James Madison H.S. – FOOTBALL: College of William and Mary, Canadian Football League, International Football League 

Katie Kerrigan: James Madison H.S. – LACROSSE, James Madisson University, DI National Champions (2018), Women’s Professional Lacrosse League (WPLL) 

Trey Ramsey: PVI/James Madison H.S. – BASEBALL, Princeton University 

Jack Traxler: James, Madison H.S. – SOCCER: Catholic University 

Various health and wellness professionals will also discuss a variety of important health topics such as the root causes of chronic disease, the importance of movement and stretching, among other topics. 

The Vienna Community Center has ample parking, and there is street parking available. In addition, for those biking to the event, a bike rack is available 

VBA Chairman Greg Kunstbeck noted the importance of the local business group’s efforts to promote health, wellness, fitness and social connections: “The VBA board is excited about this year’s Get Healthy Vienna! Expo. The event continues to grow, evolve and respond to the needs and presence of the many businesses and organizations that provide services in the wellness space, along with the people they serve. VBA members are making a positive difference in the health of our community and positively transforming people’s lives. We encourage everyone to join us on April 6 at the Vienna Community Center!” 

www.gethealthyvienna.org


About The Vienna Business Association

The Vienna Business Association (VBA) is the Greater Vienna Community Chamber of Commerce, which promotes business opportunities and growth through professional development, networking and marketing opportunities. The VBA helps to create a strong local economy by nurturing the bond between businesses and citizens through community events and outreach, and encouraging our Town to SHOP LOCAL, SHOP VIENNA. For more information, please visit www.viennabusiness.org