Nash Lauds County’s Achievements, Diversity in State of the County Address
In her seventh annual State of the County Address, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairman Charlotte Nash declared the county’s condition to be “remarkable,” highlighting multiple accomplishments while acknowledging challenges in the future. Nash said Gwinnett’s brand is one of excellence as demonstrated by its good jobs, workforce, schools,... Read more
2017 Teacher of the Year: Jamie Lynn McFarland
An elementary teacher who says teaching students with severe and profound intellectual disabilities was her “calling” has been named the 2017 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year (TOTY). During the annual Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year banquet, Gwinnett County Public Schools CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks announced Jamie Lynn... Read more
Making the Case for Injured Victims
For the last 23 years, Gary Martin Hays has been one of the most recognizable lawyers in Georgia. He started the practice of law in 1989 defending insurance companies. But in 1993, Gary made a change and dedicated his practice to only representing injured victims. His background is of... Read more
2016 People To Know
People Power! We have so much to be thankful for in our community. Great schools, businesses and government entities coming together to make Gwinnett such a great place to be. If you can attribute our success and growth to one thing, you’d have to say it comes down to... Read more
People To Know: Monty G. Watson
Our Story: Our bank, formed in 2009, was created by a group of long time local businessmen and investors who had a desire to build a bank focused on serving the needs of medium to small businesses and residents in Gwinnett and Northeast Atlanta. As a result, we have... Read more
People To Know: Jerri Hewett Miller, CFP® RICP®
Our Story: Wealth Horizon was founded in 1998 as an independent comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory firm. Jerri Hewett Miller, CFP®, President is a visionary in her desire to serve clients in a conflict-free environment. We achieve this by working solely for our clients. Our philosophy is based... Read more
People To Know: Melanie Walton, CFP®
Our Story: Melanie Walton, CFP® is a Financial Advisor since 1994 and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM professional since 1999 with Morgan Stanley. Melanie has made it her life’s work to assist people in reaching their goals, dreams and aspirations. Gwinnett County has been a great place to live, work and... Read more
People To Know: Lliam Holmes, CEO & Jennifer Holmes, President
Our Story: For 21 years, MIS has helped small businesses navigate IT. We’re a technology solutions provider and focus on three things: no Band-Aids, high accountability and developing healthy relationships. We help business owners find the root business problem and provide IT solutions that help support what they’re trying... Read more
People To Know: Margaret Gettle Washburn
Our Story: Margaret Gettle Washburn graduated Emory University School of Law in 1979, and is a former state prosecutor. Margaret has practiced law in Lawrenceville since 1983 and is a Past President of the Gwinnett County Bar Association. Margaret is the Chief Judge for the City of Sugar Hill... Read more
People To Know: Marsha Anderson Bomar, AICP, ENV SP
Our Story: Celebrating our 10th year of operation, the Gwinnett Village CID is the largest Community Improvement District in Georgia. We are a public-private organization made up of more than 550 commercial property owners and account for over $1 Billion in property value. The district is 17 square miles... Read more