Gwinnett Chamber honors deserving individuals, organizations and companies at its annual dinner in Duluth.
Wednesday, February 6
Barbara Howard of Peachtree Corners was honored as Citizen of the Year at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce’s 65th Annual Dinner. The award honors individuals who have had the greatest impact on the overall quality of life for Gwinnett County in recent years. A sold-out crowd of 1,000 business and community leaders attended the Feb. 1 dinner at the Gwinnett Center in Duluth. The dinner was sponsored by Gwinnett Medical Center. “The dinner serves as a celebration of the people of Gwinnett who – by their service, volunteerism and commitment – allow our community to reach new heights and set goals to strive for in the future,” said Raymer Sale, 2012 Gwinnett Chamber chairman and president of E2E Resources Inc, in a press release issued after …
The Community Luncheon brings everyone involved together during the midst of preparations on the Friday before the festival opening.
In the midst of setting up tents and booths, assisting vendors and making other preparations for the Duluth Fall Festival Friday, volunteers stopped near noontime to take a break. They sat down together for a Community Luncheon at the Duluth Festival Center on the Duluth Town Green. The luncheon for volunteers, sponsors, city staff, police, firefighters, public works personnel and other festival workers is an annual tradition the day before the festival opens. Barbara Howard of Suzanna’s Kitchen again provided barbecue with all the fixings, and volunteers brought desserts. The desserts are shared with military participants in the parade and opening ceremonies Saturday. Kathryn Willis, Duluth Fall Festival founder and chairman of the 2012 …