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SWGC Community Engagement in the Public schools

At the annual June educators' leadership conference for Gwinnett principals and administrators, Summerour Middle School principal Dorothy Parker-Jarrett and her admin team hosted a session on the importance of engaging community in public schools. Southwest Gwinnett Chamber volunteers Tixie Fowler and Terri Hoye, Associate Pastor of Administration, Missions & Children's Pastor at Norcross First United Methodist Church were invited to participate and were asked to tell the roomful of educators why we, adults without a child in the system, would offer our time, energy and resources to local schools. more...

2017 educators' leadership Conference Team

L to R: Summerour Middle School (SMS) Assistant Principal (AP) Toni Weir,
community volunteers and SWGC Board members Tixie Fowler and Terri Hoye,
SWGC Chairman and SMS Principal Dorothy Parker-Jarrett,
SMS AP's Natalie Looney and Ron Bonny.

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March 27, 2017

More than a half million Georgians are unemployed or unable to find full-time employment. Many of these individuals are ready to flourish if given the opportunity. 

Join us for our lunch discussion detailing how other business and nonprofits are helping to employ the jobless, while improving their bottom line. Register prior to March 10, 2017 for early discount. Georgia Center for Opportunity and Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce are hosting Hiring Well, Doing Good. more...

City of Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson to Present
“All-Star” State of the City Address on Feb. 13, 2017

Mayor Bucky Johnson will be rooting for the home team—the City of Norcross—as he presents the State of the City Address on Monday, February 13, 6:30 p.m. at Baldwin Elementary School, 123 Price Place NW, Norcross 30071. Sporting a baseball cap, Mayor Johnson will celebrate Norcross’ “all-stars” who have helped to make the city a winning community. The presentation will also highlight community wins, along with the mayor’s strategies and goals for the future of the city.

In addition, Mayor Johnson will provide updates on city departments and projects as well as recognize the outstanding achievements of several individuals from the past year. Following the approximately one hour address, refreshments will be served as residents mix and mingle with themayor, city officials and staff.

So, come on out and cheer for your home team—the City of Norcross—as Mayor Johnson presents the State of the City Address!


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Norcross High School Career Exploration Night

Sponsor a Booth to Showcase Your Company/Profession at Career Exploration Night —A Great Opportunity to interact with local High School Students and Parents. By volunteering to sponsor a Career Booth and/or participate in one of the career panel discussions, you can provide the insight and career information needed to help guide education and skill development choices. Share your experience about the joys and challenges you've had in your chosen field with this new generation. more...

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Volunteer for a Day
Friday, November 18, 2016

JA Finance Park allows students to experience their personal financial futures first-hand. Upon entering the center, students receive a unique adult profile with a career, income, education level, and family scenario. Based on their adult profile, students will research different financial decisions in order to complete a balanced household budget and will shop for their needs and wants based on the budget they create. more...

Summerour Middle School Debuts New Electronic Sign


Summerour Principal Dorothy Jarrett has help "cutting the ribbon" on the new electronic sign from Mayor Bucky Johnson, SWGC President Dave Jones, Ranae Heaven, Steve Dorough, Bill Brown, Summerour Staff, and students. The Southwest Gwinnett Chamber was instrumental in raising the money and installing the sign for the school.  Summerour families and the community will benefit from the ability to see the announcements of upcoming school and community events as they pass the school Students will have a real world learning experience in designing announcements and programming the sign.

All Kids First
Celebrates Grand Opening
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All Kids First, LLC held a Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on April 17, 2016 for its new ABA Therapy Clinic at 4720 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. Suite 305 in Berkeley Lake. 

“We have been providing home based ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) therapy and early intervention services to children with developmental disabilities in Gwinnett, DeKalb, Fulton, Cobb and Forsyth counties since 2004,” said Nicky Altikulac, MS BCBA, Founder and Executive Director. “With the grand opening of our new clinic, we will be able to provide intensive one-on-one ABA therapy along with social skills training, parent training, parent support groups and special needs yoga among other services for families throughout Gwinnett County.” more...


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.