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Category: On Topic

Rocket IT presents the State of Cybersecurity at On Topic
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Rocket IT presents the State of Cybersecurity at On Topic

On Wednesday, Aug. 18, the Gwinnett Chamber heard from Rocket IT’s VP of Technology, Eric Henderson, on the current state of cybersecurity. The health of our economy greatly depends on the way businesses and government address the rising threat that is ransomware. Ransomware is commonly defined as a virus that installs on a device, locks...

Business community salutes Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks
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Business community salutes Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks

On Thursday, July 29, the Gwinnett Chamber was joined by more than 300 attendees to honor Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks. Surrounded by many of his closest friends throughout his tenure, Mr. Wilbanks’ influence was palpable inside the Gas South Convention Center. Former Governor Roy Barnes touted Mr. Wilbanks’ outstanding leadership that serves as a model...

Local higher education institutions deliver the State of Higher Education in Gwinnett
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Local higher education institutions deliver the State of Higher Education in Gwinnett

On Wednesday, April 21, Gwinnett Chamber members heard from leaders in our local higher education institutions discuss the ways they have adapted during the past year of the pandemic. The panel consisted of Dr. Glen Cannon, President of Gwinnett Technical College, Dr. Jann Joseph, President of Georgia Gwinnett College, and Dr. Laura Crawley, AVP of...

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...

Gwinnett Chamber luncheon features Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan
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Gwinnett Chamber luncheon features Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, the Gwinnett Chamber hosted a luncheon featuring Georgia’s Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan as the guest speaker. In a year marred with a public health crisis in the coronavirus and social unrest in an election year with heightened political divisiveness, Lt. Governor Duncan highlighted the passage of a COVID-19 liability legislation and...

ARC Chairman Kerry Armstrong offers insight into future of Gwinnett and metro Atlanta
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ARC Chairman Kerry Armstrong offers insight into future of Gwinnett and metro Atlanta

Kerry Armstrong, Chairman of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) addressed the Gwinnett Chamber’s January On Topic Luncheon with a State of the Region Address featuring insight into the challenges Gwinnett and the Atlanta region face as we anticipate an additional 2.9 million people in the region by 2050. The challenges focused on such topics as...

Upcoming session and issues highlighted at Legislative Luncheon
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Upcoming session and issues highlighted at Legislative Luncheon

President & CEO of the Georgia Chamber Chris Clark and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Office of Congressional and Public Affairs Moore Hallmark discussed the upcoming session and what they see on the horizon for 2020 at Gwinnett Chamber’s On Topic: Legislative Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 4. This annual event also provided the opportunity...

Transportation Talk featured at November On Topic
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Transportation Talk featured at November On Topic

The Gwinnett Chamber‘s monthly series, On Topic, held on Friday, Nov. 8, featured a candid conversation about transportation with Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry and Georgia Regional Transportation Authority & State Road and Tollway Authority Executive Director Christopher Tomlinson. They gave a positive report on their organizations’ partnerships with Gwinnett County and all...

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