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Category: The Executive

Investment in Customer Relationships Pays Off For Local Jewelry Store
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Investment in Customer Relationships Pays Off For Local Jewelry Store

Walking through the glass doors of Snellville’s A&J Jewelers jewelry store, the interior feels luxurious. The display cases sparkle under the reflections of the ornate chandelier, offering contents to delight customers and fit any budget. Now online shoppers can have a similar high-end experience.  For the first time in its 34-year history, customers can browse...

The Indomitable Entrepreneurial Spirit of Luis Varela
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The Indomitable Entrepreneurial Spirit of Luis Varela

Luis Varela co-owns not one, not two, but three businesses: MCCI Consulting, an international mining equipment and efficiency consulting company; J&M Parts, another international company that sells mining equipment and parts; and Filt-Air Cleaning, a domestic industrial filter cleaning service. All of these are not only owned but also run by 35-year-old Varela and his...

Building Gwinnett’s legacy of leaders
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Building Gwinnett’s legacy of leaders

Jordan Shumate, managing partner of Shuma Sports, grew up in the Gwinnett Chamber. Her mom, Gwinnett Chamber Chairman Tammy Shumate said that she and her husband Greg dragged Jordan and her brother to everything when they were younger. “It was fun,” Jordan said. “I never complain about dressing up and I actually enjoy networking and meeting new people.”

Fitness program focuses on building strength and community
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Fitness program focuses on building strength and community

As featured in the Spring 2020 issue of The Executive, an online magazine featuring members of Gwinnett Chamber’s Chairman’s Club.    As early as 3:45 a.m., a group of people from around the world log onto their computers, ready for an intense, live hour-long workout session. These “campers” are a part of Camp Gladiator, a...

Mundo Hispano serves as bridge between Gwinnett businesses and Hispanic communities
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Mundo Hispano serves as bridge between Gwinnett businesses and Hispanic communities

Just by walking into the local coffee shop, it’s easy to see that diversity in Gwinnett County is growing. Which is a good thing, especially for businesses. “There’s economic power in that,” said Rene Alegria, a recent newcomer to the Chairman’s Club. “And because Gwinnett is run the way it is, unleashing that power for the growth of real business is not going to be hard.”

Getting to Know Gwinnett, Inside and Out
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Getting to Know Gwinnett, Inside and Out

Kim Hartsock is becoming a recognizable face in Gwinnett County. She serves on the Gwinnett County Planning Commission and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Board, is active in Gwinnett Church, has three kids at Gwinnett County Public Schools and co-owns Socks Love Barbeque, a Gwinnett-based restaurant, with her husband. That doesn’t even take into consideration her “day job” at Warren Averett, a business advisory firm.

Healthcare From the Heart
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Healthcare From the Heart

As featured in the Fall/Winter 2019 issue of The Executive, an online magazine featuring members of Gwinnett Chamber’s Chairman’s Club.    By 2040 nearly 50,000 Gwinnett County residents will be considered poor and unable to afford basic health and dental services according to estimates by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Good Samaritan Health Center of Gwinnett,...

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