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Georgia Legislative Session Update – Feb. 25

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 date out another year to...

ARC Chairman gives an update on the state of the region

ARC Chairman gives an update on the state of the region

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, Board Chairman of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Kerry Armstrong provided an update on the state of the metro Atlanta region. The common theme throughout his presentation was both the challenges and opportunities that arise from the ongoing pandemic and how the region responds. PANDEMIC & ECONOMY Gwinnett County, along with the rest of the region,...

Meet the person behind the badge on “The Voice of Business” podcast

Meet the person behind the badge on “The Voice of Business” podcast

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 some of the people behind the badge before they were honored at the 2021 Valor Awards. Prior to the awards ceremony hearing about the first responders of Gwinnett County that went beyond the call of duty...

Gwinnett Chamber announces support of the arts – HB 226

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 Theatre and Gwinnett Ballet Theatre....

Gwinnett County public servants honored at 2021 Valor Public Safety Awards

Gwinnett County public servants honored at 2021 Valor Public Safety Awards

Local public servants received top honors for bravery and much-deserved praise at the 2021 Valor Awards on Wednesday, Feb. 17, held at the Infinite Energy Forum. The event, hosted by Gwinnett Chamber and presented by Mobile Communications America and Motorola Solutions, honored the men and women who have performed heroic and extraordinary acts to protect and serve the citizens of...

Georgia Legislative Session Update – Feb 11

Georgia Legislative Session Update – Feb 11

Thursday, February 11 completes Legislative Day 16 for the General Assembly, leaving 24 remaining legislative days. Crossover Day is Legislative Day 28. Below we highlight some of the key legislative developments thus far: Budget This week, the General Assembly passed the amended fiscal budget. The House passed the measure 165-4 then the Senate shortly passed it unanimously. The amended fiscal...

Chairman’s Club members featured on Chamber podcast

Chairman’s Club members featured on Chamber podcast

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 some of our Chairman’s Club members, Hilda Abbott with WePartner Realty, Jonathan Watkins with Cancer Treatment Centers of America, and Dr. Juli Clay with Brenau University. To listen to the podcast, CLICK HERE.  Hilda...

2021 Georgia Legislative Session Begins

2021 Georgia Legislative Session Begins

The 2021 Legislative Session officially commenced on Monday, January 11. During the 40 days in session, passing a balanced budget is the only constitutional mandate for state legislators. Governor Brian Kemp, in his recent State of the State Address, shared his administration’s agenda that emphasizes public education, transportation, rural investment, and healthcare. Governor Kemp also highlighted his administration’s proposal to...

Profile by Sanford opens in Peachtree Corners

Profile by Sanford opens in Peachtree Corners

Profile, located at 6135 Peachtree Pkwy, Suite 201-A, Peachtree Corners, offers the most complete solution for healthy weight loss and healthy lifestyle change. That’s because our program was designed by doctors and researchers based on what science tells us are the keys to simple, effective and sustainable weight loss. This means that as a Profile member you work 1-on-1 with...

Gwinnett Chamber and Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast sign Memorandum of Understanding

Gwinnett Chamber and Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast sign Memorandum of Understanding

The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce (GCOC) and Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast (IACCSE) have agreed to participate in an alliance and made it official at the Gwinnett Chamber’s January board meeting. This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is meant to encourage and further collaboration between the two parties to best serve their members.  “This is our first of many Memorandums of Understanding in 2021, and...

Gwinnett Chamber Announces 2021 Focus, New Board Leadership

Gwinnett Chamber Announces 2021 Focus, New Board Leadership

The Gwinnett Chamber recently introduced its new chairman and board members. Chairman Doug Jenkins, Georgia Power’s Metro North Region Director, welcomed new board members and reviewed 2021 Chamber priorities at the January 21 board meeting, held in-person and virtually.   “The Gwinnett Chamber is fortunate to have Doug Jenkins assuming the role of chairman for 2021,” said Nick Masino, President & CEO of the Gwinnett Chamber. “His wealth of experience and leadership during this unprecedented time will...

2021 Public Policy Agenda now available

2021 Public Policy Agenda now available

The Gwinnett Chamber’s 2021 Public Policy Agenda is now available online. Adopted by the Board of Directors in November, the agenda identifies public policy issues that impact business at the local, state and regional levels. The chamber’s Public Policy Advisory Committee, the primary voice in advocating for members, advises and recommends positions on legislation that either support or detract from...

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