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Georgia Legislative Session Update – Mar 12
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Georgia Legislative Session Update – Mar 12

Thursday, March 11 completed Legislative Day 31 for the General Assembly, leaving 9 legislative days. Crossover Day, Legislative Day 28, was Monday, March 8. The legislature will convene for Legislative Days 32-35 next week. We highlight some of the key legislative developments the Gwinnett Chamber is tracking: Economic Development/Business Climate HB 112, Introduced by Rep....

Gwinnett Chamber and Georgia Vietnamese American Chamber sign Memorandum of Understanding
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Gwinnett Chamber and Georgia Vietnamese American Chamber sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce (GCOC) and Georgia Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce (GVACC) have agreed to participate in an alliance and made it official at the Gwinnett Chamber’s March board meeting. This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is meant to encourage and further collaboration between the two parties to best serve their members.  The Georgia Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce...

Boxlight announces virtual classroom experience and connected community
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Boxlight announces virtual classroom experience and connected community

Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology, digital signage, and software solutions, recently announced the launch of the Boxlight Virtual Classroom Experience, new upgraded features to the award-winning MimioConnect® blended learning platform, and a Get Connected, Stay Connected user-group partnership between Boxlight and MimioConnect users, all of which are designed to support...

City of Sugar Hill opens downtown art gallery and history museum
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City of Sugar Hill opens downtown art gallery and history museum

On Thursday, February 25, community members from the Sugar Hill Historic Preservation Society, City Council, Downtown Development Authority, Arts Commission, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, and city staff gathered with Mayor Steve Edwards for an intimate and socially distanced ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Sugar Hill Art Gallery and History Museum. These...

Chairwoman Hendrickson promotes ‘Gwinnett Standard’ at State of the County Address
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Chairwoman Hendrickson promotes ‘Gwinnett Standard’ at State of the County Address

On Wednesday, March 3, Gwinnett County Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson gave an update on the state of Gwinnett at the Gwinnett Chamber’s annual State of the County Address. The greatness of Gwinnett and the success which thrives within transcend any individual, group, or generation. As Chairwoman Hendrickson repeatedly stated, our ability as a community to...

Georgia Legislative Session Update – Feb. 25
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Georgia Legislative Session Update – Feb. 25

Wednesday, February 24 completed Legislative Day 22 for the General Assembly, leaving 18 remaining legislative days. Crossover Day has moved to Legislative Day 27. We highlight some of the key legislative developments thus far: COVID-19 HB 112, Introduced by Rep. Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown), passed the House 99-68. The COVID liability protection bill extends the sunset...

ARC Chairman gives an update on the state of the region
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ARC Chairman gives an update on the state of the region

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Board Chairman of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Kerry Armstrong provided an update on the state of the metro Atlanta region. The common theme throughout his presentation was both the challenges and opportunities that arise from the ongoing pandemic and how the region responds. PANDEMIC & ECONOMY Gwinnett County, along with...

Meet the person behind the badge on “The Voice of Business” podcast
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Meet the person behind the badge on “The Voice of Business” podcast

Business RadioX’s show, “The Voice of Business” features and highlights businesses and business leaders that are members of the Gwinnett Chamber. This month’s show featured some of the people behind the badge before they were honored at the 2021 Valor Awards. Prior to the awards ceremony hearing about the first responders of Gwinnett County that went...

Gwinnett Chamber announces support of the arts – HB 226
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Gwinnett Chamber announces support of the arts – HB 226

In a time when political differences run amok, supporting the arts remains a bi-partisan mission. Earlier this month, State Rep. Gregg Kennard (D-Lawrenceville) introduced House Bill 226 with bi-partisan co-sponsorship. HB 226 would restore tax-exemption status on ticket sales at nonprofit performing arts businesses. Gwinnett is home to many nonprofit performing arts businesses, including Aurora...

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