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Category: The Executive

Spectrum Autism Support Group: Meeting Gwinnett’s “Special” Needs
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Spectrum Autism Support Group: Meeting Gwinnett’s “Special” Needs

A December 2021 article in Forbes magazine highlighted the impact that corporate philanthropy can have on employee retention and satisfaction. Giving time, investing dollars, and supporting meaningful causes are not only ingrained in the Gwinnett business community; they are economic growth agents for a business’s bottom line. Yet, the options and opportunities are vast in...

The Art of Being Fully Invested
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The Art of Being Fully Invested

When asked how to address her, “Dr. Joseph, Madam President (that is my favorite) but no… it is just Jann. Most of the time, I am just Jann,” said the president of Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC), an accomplished scholar with a PhD, active leader at both national and local levels, Gwinnett Chamber board member, and...

King of Kings Firm: Think Like A Millionaire
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King of Kings Firm: Think Like A Millionaire

King of Kings tax and accounting firm wants you to think like a millionaire. “People think it’s about the money. It’s not about the money; it’s a mentality,” said Karen Quintanilla, King of King’s co-founder and Senior Accountant. Everything from how you eat, to what you wear, and how you exercise needs to align with...

Dentistry 4 You: A Well-Balanced Smile
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Dentistry 4 You: A Well-Balanced Smile

Husband and wife dental team Drs. Uday and Shetal Parikh, came to Gwinnett County from New York City more than sixteen years ago hoping for a slower-paced life. Not only did they find a more balanced lifestyle for family, work, and community involvement, but they have also grown their full-service family dental practice, Dentistry 4...

Chasing the Peak of the Roofing Industry
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Chasing the Peak of the Roofing Industry

Young Gwinnett Entrepreneurs Challenge Big Business with Preferred Roofing Supply by Heather Collins, Contributing Writer Newly married and recent graduates of Georgia State University, Paul and Daniela Salamanca started Preferred Roofing Supply, LLC in 2013 when they were both 23 years old. The company carries roofing and siding materials as well as the tools needed...

Local Logistics Expert Builds ‘Helping’ Legacy
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Local Logistics Expert Builds ‘Helping’ Legacy

by Heather Collins, Contributing Writer The now familiar topic of supply chain issues follows Colleen Japuntich, President of NEMA, Inc., to all her networking events. “It’s definitely been driving some interesting conversations, but I enjoy it,” she said. “I love talking about our business.” NEMA is a logistics company specializing in warehousing and domestic and...

Respect. Just a Little Bit Goes a Long Way.
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Respect. Just a Little Bit Goes a Long Way.

Meet Jill Edwards, Senior Vice President and Commercial Lending Division Manager of United Community Bank. Edwards is also this year’s Chair for the Gwinnett Chamber Board of Directors. And she joins only four other women to have ever held this prestigious title making her the fifth female Chair in the Chamber’s 74-year history. We sat...

From the CEO’s Desk
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From the CEO’s Desk

It is always exciting to begin a new year at the Gwinnett Chamber, one filled with growth potential and opportunities for success. And your investment in the Chairman’s Club supports our ability to deliver networking, education, travel, and peer-connection experiences that champion business in our community. In 2021, the Gwinnett Chamber saw a 77% increase...

A New Look for Chairman’s Club
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A New Look for Chairman’s Club

The Gwinnett Chamber Chairman’s Club has a fresh, new look. The organization unveiled its new logo at the October 2021 Gwinnett Chamber Board Meeting where members voted for the one now gracing the website at www.gwinnettchamber.org/chairmansclub. The Chamber Chairman’s Club (CC) has certainly always been known for its qualitative networking opportunities and unique executive-level business connections....

Making a Place for People to Grow
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Making a Place for People to Grow

New Pond & Company CEO Lorraine Green, “Take Care of Your Employees; They’ll Take Care of You” At 56 years old, Pond & Company, an architecture, engineering, and planning company, has only had a handful of leaders. First was founder Al Pond, then Tony Parker, then in July 2021, Lorraine Green was named CEO. In...

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