City of Lawrenceville Accepts the ALS Bucket Challenge from the City of Duluth

Published: August 22, 2014

The City of Lawrenceville was challenged by the City of Duluth to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. We passed the challenge on to the City of Suwanee, the Aurora Theatre, Gwinnett Medical center, and the Georgia Gwinnett College!

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Ten Lawrenceville Businesses Receive Golden Hammer Awards

Published: August 15, 2014

Local Awards Program Recognizes Businesses and Community Leaders

LAWRENCEVILLE (METRO ATLANTA) GA – August 15, 2014

Recently, the City of Lawrenceville hosted their annual Golden Hammer Awards program, honoring local businesses for their contribution to the revitalization efforts and growth throughout the community. Ten businesses were presented with Golden Hammer Awards at the ceremony held at the 550 Trackside event facility just outside of the Lawrenceville Square.

Mark Mullin, President of the Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association Board noted that “we are fortunate to have a City in which our business owners take pride and continually invest in improvements, enhance the way they do business and work together to build a strong presence not only in Lawrenceville but throughout all of Gwinnett County and the metro Atlanta area. The Golden Hammer Awards provide an opportunity for the community to recognize and thank the businesses and their leaders for their dedication and hard work.”

Golden Hammer Award Recipients:

  • Outstanding Commercial Downtown Project Award Winners:
    • The Bench Jeweler
    • Exhibit Ale
    • Iron Accents
    • Nancy’s Candy & Spice
    • Sweet Tooth Ice Cream Café
  • Outstanding Commercial City Limit Project Award Winners:
    • Nash Chevrolet
    • Gwinnett Medical Center – Strickland Family Medicine Center
  • Outstanding New Renovation (Small Business/Organization) Award Winner:
    • All Pro Carts
  • Outstanding New Construction (Large Business/Organization) Award Winner:
    • Georgia Gwinnett College – Allied Health & Sciences Building
  • Build Up Community Winner:
    • Aurora Theatre

“Downtown businesses are the heartbeat of economic development in local communities,” said Lisa Sherman, Director of Economic & Community Development for the City of Lawrenceville. “Their collective growth generates annual economic impact in Georgia equivalent to that of one KIA plant project. To celebrate them with this awards program is the least we can do for what they contribute to our community.”

The Golden Hammer Awards are an annual event hosted by the City of Lawrenceville with an open nomination process. Winners are determined based a variety of criteria as determined by the Lawrenceville Tourism & Trade Association board, which is comprised of business and residential leaders throughout the community. For more information on this event, as well as any other events taking place in Lawrenceville, go to VisitLawrenceville.com.

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Media Contact:   

Marci Gross | 678.407.6651 | marci.gross@lawrencevillega.org

City of Lawrenceville’s Mike Jewell Elected as Gas-Section Officer

Published: August 12, 2014

Lawrenceville’s Regulatory Compliance Coordinator Mike Jewell has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) Gas Section Executive Committee.

The Gas Section of the Georgia Municipal Association coordinates activities and assists municipal natural gas systems in providing efficient, safe and economical service to their consumers.  The group, composed of 85 natural gas systems around the state, also provides training and training materials on topics such as the transportation, storage, production and utilization of natural gas.

“Mr. Jewell has extensive knowledge of natural gas systems and is very committed to ensuring excellence in service and safety,” said GMA Executive Director Lamar Norton. “His leadership on the Executive Committee of the Gas Section is greatly appreciated.”

Based in Atlanta, GMA is a voluntary, non-profit organization that provides legislative advocacy, educational, employee benefit and consulting services to its 521 member cities.

Media Contact:  Amy Henderson, (678) 686-6226 or ahenderson@gmanet.com

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