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A Salute to Small Businesses

Todd Evans, senior commercial/industrial marketing representative at Gwinnett County Chamber’s Pinnacle Awards ceremony

The Gwinnett Chamber’s Economic Development Division - Partnership Gwinnett, in collaboration with The University of Georgia’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), recently launched its fifth annual Amazing Entrepreneur Contest. Todd Evans, senior commercial/industrial marketing representative, served as a judge for the competition and Jackson EMC was one of the contest sponsors.

The competition recognizes the best business plan summaries from established and pre-venture businesses. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the source of job creation for hard-working people in this community,” stated Evans. “The contest is a win-win. It celebrates Gwinnett’s small business community and offers essential business development resources at the same time.”

Evans said Jackson EMC was a partner of this awards program for the fifth year. “We’re encouraged by the success of the Amazing Entrepreneur Contest and its role in fostering successful businesses which contribute to the growth and economic stability of this community,” Evans concluded.

The contest’s Established Business category is open to Gwinnett companies with a current business license that have been in operation for up to 36 months. The Pre-Venture category is open to businesses not yet in operation. For more information on the Amazing Entrepreneur Contest, visit www.amazingentrepreneurcontest.com. For more information on Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development’s small business and entrepreneurial efforts, please visit www.gwinnettentrepreneur.com.