Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Connecting Gwinnett’s Business Leaders with Georgia’s Legislative Delegation

A historic day was marked on February 25, 2009 when Gwinnett County and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce were recognized as indispensable contributors to past and future economic development successes of the State of Georgia by a Senate resolution. This special day in Gwinnett County history was also declared Gwinnett Day at the state capitol by the same resolution.

The Gwinnett Chamber will once again hold Gwinnett Day at the Capitol Presented by AT&T on February 24. Following a full day of lobbying for issues important to Gwinnett, the Chamber will wrap up with a reception in the historic "Depot" where the Chamber will host the entire Georgia General Assembly while showcasing the best of Gwinnett. The reception will present a wonderful opportunity for Chamber members and guests to speak with local and statewide representatives to discuss any ongoing legislation.

Last year, the Gwinnett Chamber's first annual Gwinnett Day at the Capitol Presented by AT&T was commemorated by a celebration at the historic Georgia Freight Depot to recognize Gwinnett's state elected officials. The 700 guests, many of whom took the Gwinnett Chamber's shuttle bus from the Chamber to the Depot, enjoyed all things Gwinnett while mixing and mingling with the Georgia Legislative Delegation. The Gwinnett Gladiator's Maximus, Georgia Gwinnett College's General, and Gwinnett Braves' Chopper were there to give guests a warm Gwinnett welcome. Giving everyone a taste of Gwinnett, Gwinnett Technical College's Culinary School, Mellow Mushroom – Lawrenceville, Ashiana's Indian Restaurant and Peterbrooke Chocolatier provided hors d'oeuvres.

Gwinnett Day at the Capitol Presenting Sponsor AT&T's Regional Manager Delores Crowell commented that the Day at the Capitol is a Gwinnett business leader's best opportunity to connect with their legislative representative during the session in an informal setting. "Your elected officials want to hear from you. Your opinions and feedback is not only valued, but it is often a critical factor when considering legislation and its impact on businesses."

Likewise, Senator Don Balfour said that "Gwinnett Day at the Capitol is very important in helping to inform all the legislators about the issues that affect Gwinnett County. This event was very successful last year."

Don't miss this great opportunity to meet one-on-one and discuss the 2010 legislative session with Georgia legislative delegation, the Gwinnett Chamber Board of Directors, and fellow business and community leaders.

Register today for Gwinnett Day at the Capitol to reserve your spot on the shuttle bus running from the Chamber building to the Georgia Freight Depot. The shuttle will leave the Gwinnett Chamber at 4:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $45 for Chamber members and $55 for non-Chamber members. RSVP to Natalie Shore at 770-232-8812 or or

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