Category: Public Policy & Leadership Development

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...

Gwinnett Chamber and Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce sign Memorandum of Understanding
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Gwinnett Chamber and Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce sign Memorandum of Understanding

Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce have agreed to participate in an alliance and made it official at the October 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. It reads as follows: Gwinnett...

CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks delivers the State of the Schools Address
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CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks delivers the State of the Schools Address

J. Alvin Wilbanks, CEO/Superintendent of Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS), gave the State of the Schools Address at the Gwinnett Chamber’s monthly On Topic luncheon, held on Sept. 11. GCPS operates 141 schools, which will serve 180,324 students in the 2019-2020 school year. GCPS also employs close to 23,000 people district wide, making it the...

Gwinnett Chamber and community leaders assemble for D.C. Fly-In
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Gwinnett Chamber and community leaders assemble for D.C. Fly-In

Presented by Jackson EMC, the Gwinnett Chamber D.C. Fly-In allows businesses and community leaders from Gwinnett the unique opportunity to meet with members of the Gwinnett congressional delegation, as well as other D.C. decision-makers. On this policy-intensive trip, individuals can share views on federal legislation that will impact businesses and our community. On Wednesday, May...

Transit Plan featured in 2019 State of the County Address
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Transit Plan featured in 2019 State of the County Address

The Gwinnett Chamber and Council for Quality Growth hosted a sold-out crowd at the 2019 State of the County Address on Wednesday, Feb. 20. In her address, Gwinnett County Chairman Charlotte Nash told an audience of nearly 950 business and civic leaders that Gwinnett County voters soon will decide the future of transit and the...

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

Gwinnett Chamber President and CEO Dr. Dan Kaufman announced recently that the chamber’s board approved a resolution to support the upcoming March 19 transit referendum. If the referendum passes, a one-cent sales tax would be levied in Gwinnett County until 2057 to pay for the county’s involvement in MARTA. Early voting for the MARTA referendum is...

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Key Leadership Reception & Political Hob Nob honors elected public officials

The 12th annual Key Leadership Reception & Political Hob Nob, presented by AT&T, honored elected public officials in the Gwinnett County area on Thursday, Oct. 11, at The 1818 Club. Elected officials got the chance to spend an evening meeting members of the Gwinnett business community in a relaxed setting where they engaged in one-on-one...

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