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Category: <span>Public Policy & Leadership Development</span>

Congressman Woodall: A Legacy of Service
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Congressman Woodall: A Legacy of Service

Long before Rob Woodall was elected to represent Georgia’s seventh congressional district in 2010, he was already making a difference in the lives of many Georgians. Although it rarely receives the attention it deserves, casework is an underappreciated pillar of a congressional office. However, Congressman Woodall recognized the importance of helping constituents navigate through the...

WATCH: Gwinnett Chamber Candidate Spotlight Series
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WATCH: Gwinnett Chamber Candidate Spotlight Series

The Gwinnett Chamber Candidate Spotlight Series features candidates running for State House and State Senate seats in Gwinnett County. Candidates share their thoughts why they are running and the greatest challenges and opportunities for Georgians. To watch the videos, visit www.gwinnettchamber.org/candidate-spotlight. Learn more about all the candidates by visiting www.gwinnettchamber.org/upcoming-elections/.

Gwinnett Chamber supports passage of transit referendum
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Gwinnett Chamber supports passage of transit referendum

Following the Gwinnett Chamber August board meeting, Gwinnett Chamber President and CEO Nick Masino announced that the chamber’s board approved a resolution to support the upcoming November 3 transit referendum. If the referendum passes, implementation of a 30-year, one-cent county sales tax will be used to fund transit expansion and enhancement projects and services in Gwinnett or that benefit Gwinnett.     The...

Gwinnett Chamber and Korean-American Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta-Georgia sign Memorandum of Understanding
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Gwinnett Chamber and Korean-American Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta-Georgia sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce (GCOC) and Korean-American Chamber of Commerce of Atlanta-Georgia (GAKACC) have agreed to participate in an alliance and made it official at its August board meeting. This Memorandum of Understanding is meant to encourage and further collaboration between the two parties to best serve their members and the diverse community.  “Gwinnett continues to seek opportunities for collaboration among a...

Gwinnett Chamber says Yes to Education SPLOST on November 3 ballot
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Gwinnett Chamber says Yes to Education SPLOST on November 3 ballot

Following the Gwinnett Chamber August board meeting, Gwinnett Chamber President and CEO Nick Masino announced that the chamber’s board approved a resolution to support the county education SPLOST (E-SPLOST), which will be on the ballot November 3, 2020. “Our county’s success can be directly tied to the quality of our schools,” said Nick Masino, president...

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,...

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