Honoring Gwinnett”s Heroes

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by Jim Maran, President & CEO, Gwinnett Chamber

Every day in Gwinnett there are individuals starting new businesses and others who are working overtime to grow their small businesses. For every hardworking small business owner and entrepreneur, there are those selfless individuals who provide critical safety nets for those in our community who need it most by managing nonprofits. And let us not forget our public safety professionals who protect and serve us on a daily basis. These three groups of individuals – small business owners and entrepreneurs, directors of nonprofits, and public safety professionals – are the unsung heroes of Gwinnett that have more impact on our lives and quality of life than most of us realize.

Each year, the Gwinnett Chamber takes time to honor these heroes that contribute to our well-being in a variety of different ways, but whose sacrifice and hard work are worthy of our recognition and appreciation.

On March 25 at the Atlanta Marriott – Gwinnett Place, the Gwinnett Chamber will host our sixth annual Valor Awards, presented by Mobile Communications of Gwinnett and Motorola. Awards are presented to fire, police and emergency personnel and units from across our great cities and county. These are Gwinnett”s first responders and they are always there when we need them. Presenting sponsor Mobile Communications of Gwinnett”s Cathy Nichols notes that without hesitation, these people go out day after day and put their lives on the line for us, for our homes, for our children and for our businesses. This special program allows us the opportunity to pay tribute to these heroes and their families that support them.

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