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  • Meet the 2014 People To Know

    For more than 20 years, this county has been ranked among one of the fastest-growing in the country.

     
  • The Power of the Written Word

    I am a great believer in the power of the written word. As a writer, words are both my tools and my products.

     
  • Being Principal for a Day

    During one week in November, 132 Gwinnett County business and civic leaders will go from being “People to Know” to being “people IN the know” as they participate in the 11th annual Principal for a Day Program.

     
  • Help clear up the FOG

    Pouring a little bacon grease down the drain may not seem like a big problem, but every little bit adds up and can create major blockages in sewer lines.

     
 
 

Meet the 2014 People To Know

PTK_300x250For more than 20 years, this county has been ranked among one of the fastest-growing in the country. That’s quite impressive. Even more impressive are the leaders and trendsetters among us who rise to the top. With more than 800,000 residents and growing, we’re proud to live in a region with such dynamic individuals who help bolster business development, educational opportunities and civic and community organizations....  more

 
 
 

The Power of the Written Word

1114_power_of_the_written_wordI am a great believer in the power of the written word. As a writer, words are both my tools and my products. I take immense satisfaction at being able to deploy exactly the right word to convey a thought or feeling, although if I can’t settle on just one – I’ll throw in 5 or 10 more, just in case. (I’m not known for being concise.) At home, we still get two newspapers and, of course, an embarrassing number of magazines....  more

 
 
 

Being Principal for a Day

1114_Being_Principal_for_a_DayDuring one week in November, 132 Gwinnett County business and civic leaders will go from being “People to Know” to being “people IN the know” as they participate in the 11th annual Principal for a Day Program. A joint venture of the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and Gwinnett County Public Schools, Principal for a Day was launched in 2004 to bring business and school leaders together for an authentic, up-close look at the rewards and challenges of being a modern-day school principal....  more

 
 
 

Help clear up the FOG

1114_Help_clear_up_the_FOGPouring a little bacon grease down the drain may not seem like a big problem, but every little bit adds up and can create major blockages in sewer lines. Fats, oils and grease, known as FOG, cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to residential property in Gwinnett every year. Property owners are responsible for cleaning up sewage overflows on their property....  more

 
 
 

Scott Meadows – Wheeler/Brand

WheelerBrand-ScottMeadowsWheeler/Brand is a full-service real estate company with roots going back more than 40 years. We serve real estate owners and tenants in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. If there is anything we are most proud of, it is that so many of our relationships have lasted decades....  more

 
 
 

Jerri Hewett Miller, CFP® – Wealth Horizon, Inc

WealthHorizon-JerriMillerWealth 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....  more

 
 
 

Margaret Gettle Washburn – Margaret Gettle Washburn P.C.

WashburnLawMargaret 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. She was nominated this year by her peers for the Superior Court and by her peers and the Georgia Judicial Nomination Commission for State Court of Gwinnett County....  more

 
 
 

DePriest Waddy – United Way of Greater Atlanta

UnitedWay-DePriestWaddyUnited Way of Greater Atlanta is committed to making Gwinnett County a better place, effecting sustainable change throughout a 13-county serving area. Not only do we support extraordinary programs, we also help connect the dots, so those in need know where to go for help....  more

 
 
 

Matthew W. Stringfellow – TJS Deemer Dana LLP

TJSDD-MattStringfellowAudit Partner Matt Stringfellow, a 2015 Leadership Gwinnett candidate, works at the Duluth office of TJS Deemer Dana LLP. The Buford resident specializes in audits, reviews “and pretty much anything related to financial statements.”...  more

 
 
 

Janet L. Prather – TJS Deemer Dana LLP

TJSDD-JanetPratherTax and Business Solutions Partner Janet Prather, CPA, works at the Duluth office of TJS Deemer Dana LLP. She has lived in Gwinnett County for more than 20 years. She enjoys “interacting with the client and knowing that you’ve helped them achieve their goals.”...  more