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Category: Public Policy & Leadership Development

Gwinnett Chamber public policy manager featured on Business RadioX
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Gwinnett Chamber public policy manager featured on Business RadioX

Business RadioX’s show, “Gwinnett Business Radio” recently featured Gwinnett Chamber Manager, Public Policy & Community Affairs, Paul Oh, as well as Gwinnett Chamber Public Policy Vice Chair Dean Collins, Founder, Axis Companies. The pair gave an update on the public policy happenings at the Gwinnett Chamber as well as the state of Georgia. To listen, CLICK...

Celebrating the spirit of enterprise
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Celebrating the spirit of enterprise

Before the COVID-19 pandemic caused an untimely recession and global health crisis, the U.S. economy was at the peak of historic economic recovery. From record-low unemployment to exponential job growth and billions of dollars of economic investment, millions of Georgians have benefited from the past decade of economic prosperity. Much of the positive economic impacts...

2020 Legislative Session Recap
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2020 Legislative Session Recap

After lawmakers reconvened from the pandemic-interrupted session, the 2020 Legislative Session concluded on Friday, June 26 as lawmakers maximized the remaining 11 days prioritizing legislation to pass and send to the Governor’s desk. Highlighted below are some key takeaways. $25.9 Billion Fiscal 2021 State Budget Lawmakers had the pressing task of passing an adjusted budget...

HB 426 sent to Governor Kemp’s desk
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HB 426 sent to Governor Kemp’s desk

On Tuesday, June 23, the Georgia General Assembly passed House Bill 426, commonly known as the Hate Crimes Bill, and it now heads to Governor Brian Kemp’s desk for signature. The bill enhances penalties to a person convicted of a crime based on the victim’s race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, mental disability,...

Chambers of Commerce band together to support passage of anti-crime bill
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Chambers of Commerce band together to support passage of anti-crime bill

Gwinnett Chamber President and CEO Nick Masino recently announced the chamber’s board approved the support of passage of HB426, in partnership with the Korean-American Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta-Georgia, the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Chinese Business Association of Atlanta. Georgia is one of only five states without hate crimes laws, and the Gwinnett Chamber believes the 2019 passage of HB426,...

Gwinnett Chamber names Paul Oh Manager, Public Policy and Community Affairs
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Gwinnett Chamber names Paul Oh Manager, Public Policy and Community Affairs

The Gwinnett Chamber is pleased to announce the hiring of Paul Oh as Manager, Public Policy & Community Affairs. In his new role, Oh is charged with strengthening the Chamber’s relationships with local, municipal, state and federal officials, as well as expanding the Chamber’s public policy initiatives and reaching out and being a Chamber presence...

Chairman Nash expresses optimism, highlights challenges ahead in final State of the County Address
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Chairman Nash expresses optimism, highlights challenges ahead in final State of the County Address

The Gwinnett Chamber and Council for Quality Growth hosted a sold-out crowd at the 2020 State of the County Address on Wednesday, Feb. 12. In her address, Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash called on the audience of more than 940 business, civic, and political leaders to be bold and thoughtful to ensure Gwinnett continues to...

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...

Community leaders go behind the scenes for Principal for a Day
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Community leaders go behind the scenes for Principal for a Day

Spend one day working alongside a Gwinnett County Public Schools principal and you’ll never look at the principal’s job (or maybe your own!) in quite the same way. More than 150 community leaders experienced amazing leaders, outstanding teachers, eager students, precious faces…the sights and sounds of quality teaching and learning…and a chance to walk in...

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