Author Archives: Ken Rutherford

Annual Dinner

Annual Dinner

This prestigious black-tie dinner meeting is attended by over a thousand Chamber members to celebrate past successes and welcome new leadership.  The event is the Chamber’s largest networking event of…

Business After Hours

Business After Hours

This is Gwinnett’s largest networking event usually held on the third Thursday of every month with an average of over 300 business and community leaders in attendance. It is the…

Button Down Dash

Button Down Dash

Toss your coat and tie and join the Gwinnett Chamber for its inaugural Button Down Dash – the 5k Race/Fun Run for a Healthy Community. Encouraging positive competition among businesses,…

Chairman’s Club Golf Classic

Chairman’s Club Golf Classic

This annual event, a private invitation-only affair, is exclusively for our Chairman’s Club members, their top executives and decision makers, statewide economic development leaders and elected officials. The day is…

Chamber Ambassadors

Chamber Ambassadors

Always smiling, always giving of their time and talents, the Gwinnett Chamber Ambassadors act as an extension of Chamber staff by acclimating new members and serving as mentors to fellow…

Drugs Don’t Work

Drugs Don’t Work

Increase productivity and reduce your company’s workers’ compensation premiums by up to 7.5 percent when you join Drugs Don’t Work. This unique program educates Gwinnett employ- ers about the prevention,…

General Membership Meeting

General Membership Meeting

This is the Gwinnett Chamber’s signature monthly event and features high-profile speakers throughout the year. These meetings are designed to keep members well informed about current business and regional issues….

Global Business Programs

Global Business Programs

Partnership Gwinnett works to identify opportunities for making Gwinnett more attractive to global business, trade and investment, while providing the resources for Gwinnett companies to take advantage of international business…

Gwinnett Chamber Fall Classic

Gwinnett Chamber Fall Classic

The Fall Classic at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf brings Chamber members together for a one-of-a-kind recreational networking event. This event provides tremendous opportunities to mingle with leaders in the Gwinnett…

Gwinnett Day at the Capitol

Gwinnett Day at the Capitol

Held annually, Gwinnett Day at the Capitol is the Chamber’s premier public policy event tar- geting the state’s policy makers and Gwinnett local leadership. Events include an invitation- only luncheon…

Gwinnett Student Leadership Team

Gwinnett Student Leadership Team

Gwinnett Student Leadership Team identifies and develops young leaders within the Gwinnett’s Future Leaders community who have demonstrated leadership skills, an emerging civic sense, and a willingness to serve their schools and…

Gwinnett Technology Forum

Gwinnett Technology Forum

The Gwinnett Technology Forum (GTF) provides technology professionals with a unique opportunity to interact and stay abreast of the technology issues, ideas and industry leaders impacting their business and customers….

Gwinnettworking

Gwinnettworking

Gwinnettworking is a networking group of Gwinnett Chamber members designed to build relationships, support professional development, and develop lead generating affiliations. This is the perfect opportunity to work with like-minded…

Healthcare Excellence Awards

Healthcare Excellence Awards

Partnership Gwinnett works to identify opportunities for making Gwinnett more attractive to global business, trade and investment, while providing the resources for Gwinnett companies to take advantage of international business…

Healthcare Forums

Healthcare Forums

The Partnership Gwinnett Healthcare Forum provides an opportunity for the community’s health care providers, industry professionals, suppliers and partners to network, exchange information and discuss topics of mutual interest as…

Healthcare Summit

Healthcare Summit

The Healthcare Summit will provide members of the business community with the opportunity to discuss developments in healthcare, the outlook for the healthcare industry in Gwinnett County and actions that…

HRMA Employment Law Seminar

HRMA Employment Law Seminar

The Employment Law Seminar is designed to educate businesses on workplace issues.  This seminar can help your company take proactive measures to stay compliant with ever-changing labor and employment laws. …

Key Leadership Reception

Key Leadership Reception

Reception honoring members of the Gwinnett County General Assembly Delegation, mayors and city councils, Gwinnett County and Buford City Boards of Education, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners, and Constitutional Officers….

Legislative Summit

Legislative Summit

This meeting features the Gwinnett State Delegation giving a recap of bills that passed and failed in the previous session. They also discuss current events and needs and the upcoming year’s…

Member Orientation & Lunch

Member Orientation & Lunch

Monthly networking function to provide an opportunity for members to learn about Chamber programs, benefits of membership, involvement opportunities, meet the staff and network with other members. Date: Monthly –…

Movers & Makers Awards

Movers & Makers Awards

Annual Movers & Makers Awards celebrates the outstanding effort put forth by Gwinnett small, medium, and large size manufacturers to be the best in state. Date: March 2014 Projected Attendance:…

New Company Reception

New Company Reception

The New Company Reception is an annual event bringing together companies that have expanded in or moved to Gwinnett County during the past twelve months. It provides an opportunity for…

Partnership Gwinnett Summit

Partnership Gwinnett Summit

The Partnership Gwinnett Summit is an annual event that brings together influential business, community, and elected leaders to review the County’s successes in growing companies, jobs, and wealth. The event…

Principal for a Day

Principal for a Day

Principal for a Day provides CEO-level business leaders a firsthand, authentic look at the operations of today’s schools and the principals who lead them. They will observe, up close and…

Public Policy Advertising

Public Policy Advertising

Get your message out to decision drivers within our community, region, state, and even on a national scale. Contact: (678) 584-2266, abby@gwinnettchamber.org Public Policy Newsletter Sponsor Presenting Sponsor at $750 –…

Public Policy Council

Public Policy Council

An exclusive opportunity to connect with the policy makers and decision drivers within our community, region, and state. Contact: jann@gwinnettchamber.org, 678-672-2555 Public Policy Council Membership –Multiple Council Memberships Available Public…

Redevelopment Forum

Redevelopment Forum

The Redevelopment Forum is the Chamber’s premier event where industry leaders will learn about the region’s vision for redevelopment, prime locations and possible tools available to implement a new wave…

Regional Water Summit

Regional Water Summit

his half-day summit provides the community with the opportunity to learn about Gwinnett and regional water supply issues and policy from multiple federal, state and local subject matter experts. Date:…

State of the County Address

State of the County Address

This annual luncheon co-hosted by the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and the Council for Quality Growth is an overview on the County’s efforts in economic development, revitalization, public safety, and transportation….

State of Transportation Forum

State of Transportation Forum

The Chamber’s half-day State of Transportation Forum gives the community the opportu- nity to learn about local, regional, state, and federal transportation planning and funding options and features updates on…

Strategic Leadership Visit

Strategic Leadership Visit

The Gwinnett Chamber’s Strategic Leadership Visit  allows regional business leaders to meet with their peers in comparable communities across the country – including Fairfax Co., VA; Collins County, TX; Research…

Sustainability Summit

Sustainability Summit

The Annual Sustainability Summit is the Chamber’s premier environmental event at which business leaders, policy makers and industry professionals come together to explore sustainability practices, methods and technologies which may…

The Amazing Entrepreneur

The Amazing Entrepreneur

The Amazing Entrepreneur contest reaches out to new companies and to potential entrepreneurs with a business plan competition. Winners and finalists receive prizes they can use for support during the…

Transportation Partners

Transportation Partners

An elite opportunity to be on the front line of Gwinnett and regional transportation issues that effect the mobility of goods, materials, and people. Transportation planning, fund- ing, and implementation…

Valor Awards

Valor Awards

This special luncheon pays tribute to Gwinnett’s public safety professionals including firefighters, police and emergency personnel. The program presents the following awards: the Medal of Valor; the Lifesaving Award; the Public…

Washington, D.C. Fly-In

Washington, D.C. Fly-In

The Gwinnett Chamber’s D.C. Fly-In allows local business and community leaders the exclusive opportunity to meet one-on-one with U.S. Senators and Congressmen and a host of national policy makers to…

2013 STAR Luncheon Photos

2013 STAR Luncheon Photos

All photos on this page by Sam McDade. To request a full-sized version of any of these photos, note the image number and email Ken Rutherford with your request.

Gwinnett Chamber Introduces Gwinnettworking

Gwinnett Chamber Introduces Gwinnettworking

Gwinnett’s Largest Networking & Lead-Sharing Group Gwinnettworking (formerly Network Gwinnett) is a networking group of Gwinnett Chamber members designed to build relationships, support professional development, and develop lead generating affiliations….

Photos from the 65th Annual Dinner

Photos from the 65th Annual Dinner

The 65th Annual dinner was held on Friday, February 1 at the Tommy Hughes Ballroom at the Gwinnett Center. All images have been reduced in size. To request a full-sized…

Inaugural Button Down Dash Benefits Healthy Causes

Inaugural Button Down Dash Benefits Healthy Causes

The 5k/10k run – benefiting local charities Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation, and Dream House for Medically Fragile Children – was designed to encourage positive competition among…