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CAR BOOTY, ANYONE?
This year's charity fundraiser event takes it over the top in classic British style with the addition of a "Car Boot Sale". Located in Lillian Webb Park during the 15th Annual British Car Fayre on September 12, between 9:30am and 3pm, a "Car Boot Sale" is the Brits' version of a major yard sale, with folks from all over metro Atlanta slated to sell stuff from the “boot” (what us Yanks call the “trunk”) of their car or truck. Everything from “used stuff” to repurposed furniture, art, antiques and collectibles will be for sale and while no one should expect to get rich, it is an exciting addition to the classic Fayre fun. Considered the largest event of its kind in the region, the Atlanta British Car Fayre typically draws over 10,000 visitors into Downtown Historic Norcross to raise money for metro Atlanta-based charities while celebrating all things British. Click for more details.
The Southwest Gwinnett Chamber presents:
THE LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE WORKSHOP
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This free event is open to all job seekers and is designed to provide job leads, career development workshops, and access to community programs. All business within the Southwest Gwinnett County area with current job openings are invited to join this event as well – this is a community effort to join forces and help today’s job seeker find work.
This event is sponsored by Norcross First United Methodist Church, the Norcross Cooperative Ministry and the Georgia Department of Labor – Gwinnett Career Center Veterans Unit.
Berkeley Lake, Norcross, Peachtree Corners?The Atlanta Business Chronicle is doing a poll of the best place in the Metro Atlanta area to start a business. Let's make sure that the cities of the SWGC: Berkeley Lake, Norcross and Peachtree Corners; are all represented in the final poll numbers! Click the vote button to register your vote.
Chase's Grille & Wingery Opens in Norcross
Chase's owners, Adam (hidden on left) Danny, Audra, and Chase D'Anella were welcomed into the Norcross business community recently by Norcross city officials Mayor Bucky Johnson; Rusty Warner; Chris Collins, Charlie Riehm; Rudolph Smith; and Craig Newton. Also on hand for the grand opening and tasting event were SWGC Chamber Chair Bill Brown and Ray Cobb. The new restaurant is located on Lawrenceville Street between Fire Station #1 and City Hall in the Cotton Gin Building.
JA | IN A DAY – GET INVOLVED
We are very excited to share that Berkeley Lake Elementary School has partnered with Junior Achievement of Georgia to have a JA Day on May 1st for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. JA has asked the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber for VOLUNTEERS for this program.
Make a Difference
In just a few hours you can make the difference of a lifetime. JA provides our volunteers with the materials, lesson plans and great training- all you need to bring is your enthusiasm.
Two Weeks Before: 60 minute training session
JA goes over your materials, provides you with tips and answers any questions you may have. Volunteers are only required to participate in one training session.
One Week Before: 60 minute review at home
Give yourself time to get reacquainted with the materials as well as reach out to your JA contact if you have any last minute questions or need a refresher.
Day of event: 3 hours (8:30am - 11:30 am)
Lead the students through the lessons, share your personal experiences, and have fun!
Popcorn Palooza Opens with Ribbon Cutting
“What a nice addition to the city,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “For popcorn enthusiasts, this will no doubt become a favorite hangout. It’s amazing just how many choices are available.”
The store features over a hundred popcorn flavors by the bag as well as a variety of gift packaging options. For more information visit their website or better yet the store.
Mayor Panel Draws a CrowdThe Southwest Gwinnett Chamber hosted The mayors from the tri-city area in a panel discussion and judging by the response of both the attendees and the mayors, this may become a regular event. The panel featured Mayor Lois Salter from Berkeley Lake, Bucky Johnson from Norcross, and Mayor Mike Mason from Peachtree Corners. The mayors all provided both insight and humor in answering questions about issues that impacted not only their city but the Southwestern Gwinnett area.
Moderated by Mr. J.K. Murphy, Editor of the Gwinnett Daily News, the questions were presubmitted by the community and selected by Mr. Murphy focusing on the state of their city and quality of life issues including transportation, new developments and transportation.
Pictured (l-r) JK Murphy, Gwinnett Daily Post; SWGC Chairman Bill Brown; Mayor Bucky Johnson, Mayor Lois Salter, Mayor Mike Mason. Picture by Bruce Johnson.
The Southwest Gwinnett Chamber (SWGC) is a voluntary partnership of business and professional people working together to build a healthy economy and to improve the quality of live in Berkeley Lake, Norcross and Peachtree Corners, Georgia. The mission of the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is to advance the economic, educational and cultural growth in the Tri-cities area of Berkeley Lake, Norcross and Peachtree Corners. The SWGC and its members are focused on providing Support for Existing Business, promoting Economic Redevelopment , being a catalyst for Workforce Development and support for Education and the Cultural and Performing Arts in Southwest Gwinnett County.