Category: Public Policy & Leadership Development

Georgia Legislative Session and Public Policy updates featured on “The Voice of Business”
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Georgia Legislative Session and Public Policy updates featured on “The Voice of Business”

Gwinnett 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 updates on the Georgia Legislative Session and Gwinnett Chamber’s Public Policy initiatives featuring Paul Oh, Manager of Public Policy & Community Affairs, and Dean Collins, Founder & President of...

Gwinnett Chamber applauds passage of Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act
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Gwinnett Chamber applauds passage of Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act

On Tuesday, March 30, President Joe Biden signed H.R. 1799, PPP Extension Act of 2021, into law. Last week, the U.S. Senate passed H.R. 1799 by a 92-7 vote. The U.S. House passed the bill earlier 415-3. The Paycheck Protection Program, a federal loan program helping small businesses stay open during the pandemic, was scheduled...

Georgia Legislative Session Update – March 25
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Georgia Legislative Session Update – March 25

Thursday, March 25 completed Legislative Day 38 of 40 for the General Assembly. The legislature will reconvene for the last two days next week with Legislative Day 40, Sine Die, scheduled for Wednesday. We highlight some of the key legislative developments the chamber is tracking: Economic Development/Business Climate HB 112, Introduced by Rep. Trey Kelley...

Georgia Legislative Session Update – Mar 19
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Georgia Legislative Session Update – Mar 19

Thursday, March 18 completed Legislative Day 35 for the General Assembly, leaving 4 legislative days before Sine Die. The legislature will reconvene for Legislative Days 36-38 next week. We highlight some of the key legislative developments the Gwinnett Chamber is tracking: Economic Development/Business Climate HB 112, Introduced by Rep. Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown), passed the House...

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...

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...

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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