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Welcome to the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce

Connect • Engage • Make a Difference

A Message from the Chairman

The leadership team at the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber has continued to support local businesses and nonprofits in our market over the past two months as we all do our best to navigate a challenging new environment. As always, we strive to provide timely and relevant and information and have found new ways to stay connected.

After a couple of weeks off to adjust, Frank Kellert resumed our Friday morning Connect Over Coffee, albeit in a virtual format. We added guest speakers to the format to provide news on current events and discuss ways to meet these completely unforeseen and new challenges.

We are proud to have been able to provide healthy snacks to the frontline healthcare workers at Northside Hospital Duluth.

Meanwhile, the Chamber has continued to expand, adding new members, and we can’t wait to welcome them in person.

We are excited to announce that on Friday, June 5th, we'll be resuming our monthly First Friday breakfasts. However, until it is responsible to meet in person, we'll be holding these events virtually. We hope you’ll join us! In June we are honored to have J. Tom Morgan speak to us.

We will continue to provide updates on assistance programs including the Paycheck Protection Program. The application to apply for forgiveness on those loans was recently released by the SBA and you can find the link below along with other pertinent information.

Thank you for your continued support of the Chamber and please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with your suggestions.

Stay safe until we convene again!

Thanks,
Weare Gratwick
2020 SWGC Chairman

Thank You for your Donations to
Feed Our Healthcare Heroes

Thanks to all who donated to help us feed our hard-working healthcare heroes on the front lines at Northside Hospital Duluth's ER, ICU, and COVID 19 units.  On May 4 (May the Forth be with you day) we delivered the "Power Snack Sacks" to an appreciateve group of healthcare heroes!

Northside Hospital Duluth hospital staff accepts the SWGC Power Snack Sack donations.

 

Support our Local Restaurants 
Open for Business During
COVID-19 Restrictions

A guide to local restaurants providing service during the restrictions imposed by local, state and national governments.

The list includes those restaurants that have contacted the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber to let us know they are

providing delivery or takeout,
Social Distance Seating and Patio seating

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(Click the image for the list.)

COVID-19 UPDATES

Important Business Updates from the IRS & SBA

We've gathered the following links to information about tax filing and loan applications. Check with the agencies for additional information.

IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief - This is the "home page" for all of the most current IRS filing information

IRS latest News Releases - some specific articles posted there include:

  • Tax Filing Day Delayed
  • Paid Leave for workers & tax Credits for small & midsize companies
  • The Internal Revenue Service today reminded taxpayers to remain vigilant with their personal information by securing computers and mobile phones

SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources 

SBA Coronavirus Relief Options

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

Resources for COVID-19 Information

As state and local governments begin loosening the restrictions on businesses we're keeping up with the latest information by gathering links to help direct you to the latest information for local, state, and national information.

Local

County

State

National

ATP FRIDAY COFFEE SPACE optim

Connect Over Coffee

With Social Distancing STYLE

Fridays @ 8:30 am
Atlanta Tech Park
107 Technology Parkway

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Upcoming Events

Where Work and Life is in Balance

About SWGC

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 providing support for Education and the Cultural and Performing Arts in Southwest Gwinnett County.

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