At the next few On Topics, we are going to recognize some of the Gwinnett Chamber’s longest standing members. Their continuous support has allowed us to serve our community and accomplish imperative initiatives. These members have been involved with the chamber for 30 to 40 years! At the Aug. 15 State of the Schools Address, we recognized Walton EMC, City of Norcross, City of Lawrenceville, Georgia Power, Atlanta Gas Light, Greater Atlanta Christian School, Jackson EMC and Webb, Tanner & Powell for many years of membership and continuous support.
Recent Membership Anniversaries
Pictured above (L to R): Vince DeSilva, Sr. VP, Member Services with the Gwinnett Chamber honors members of the Brownlee’s Furniture family—Bill Kimmel, Suzan Hallam, Denise LoPilato, Karen Marshall, Alphonso Lemon, JR., Turner Pilat, Taylor Orr, Jordan Orr, Joel Orr, Deb Orr, and Tanner Orr
2017 marks 50 years of membership in the Gwinnett Chamber for this venerable, family-owned and operated retail furniture outlet located at 309 Maltbie Street in Lawrenceville.
Pictured above: Sandy Richardson, Karen Fine Saltiel, Sean George and Anne Soutter
This year marks Norcross Supply Company’s 70th anniversary, and 43rd as a member of Gwinnett Chamber. Despite obstacles, such as a catastrophic fire in 2007, Norcross Supply has blossomed in our community. The company takes pride in supplying its customers with quality lumber, competitive prices and especially exceptional customer service, the main thing to which the team attributes their success. As a trusted name in our community, Norcross Supply Company has the privilege to supply to two generations of customers. Customers are pleased to find familiar faces who already know how to satisfy their needs and preferences.
In addition to providing their customers with the best quality products, Norcross Supply Company strives to express how much they value its employees. One of its newest ventures includes the implementation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. Current owner Anne Eldridge, whose husband Robert was one of the founders of the company in 1946, established the plan with the intent to have employees who have grown the company be owners in the near future, because the staff at Norcross Supply Company is an integral part of its success. President Mike Shook leads by the following motto: “An organization succeeds not because it is long established but because there are people in it who live it, sleep it, dream it and build future plans for it.” With that in mind, Norcross Supply Company seeks to continue the legacy of those who have worked hard to grow the company; increase market share; continue to provide excellent customer service; and train new talent in the industry in order to guarantee the company continues for another 70 years.
Pictured above (L to R): Johnny Phelps, Vince DeSilva, Joy Jones, Ann Parker, and Sean George
Pictured above (L to R): Mayor Pro Tem, Greg Whitlock and City Manager, James Riker accept a certificate of appreciation for 40 years of membership with the Gwinnett Chamber from Vince DeSilva, Sr. Vice President, Membership Services.
DeVry University celebrated 35 years of membership with the Chamber. Pictured with Gwinnett Chamber Sr. Vice President, Member Services, Vince DeSilva is Elizabeth Cook, Dean of the Gwinnett and Alpharetta campus.