Showcasing those that dare to start, sustain and succeed, the Gwinnett Chamber held its Small Business Awards on November 20, at the Infinite Energy Forum. Eleven category recipients were recognized for exhibiting best business practices and embodying the entrepreneurial spirit.   

At the Gwinnett Chamber, we believe small business is BIG business. In fact, more than 90% of our members have 50 employees or less,” said Nick Masino, President & CEO, Gwinnett Chamber and Partnership Gwinnett. “Entrepreneurs are the engines of our economy and we are honored to recognize their contributions with the Small Business Awards.” 

The category winners are as follows: 

Community Contributor Recipient – Because One Matters  

Culture Creator Recipient – Rocket IT  

Emerging Entrepreneur Recipient – Ali Jamal – Stablegold Hospitality  

Founder Recipient – Clyde Strickland – Metro Waterproofing    

Launch Recipient – Twin Kookies & Sweets  

Minority-Owned/Woman-Owned Small Business Recipient – Arefin Law Office  

Pivot Pro Recipient – Tucker’s Catering  

Small Business Award: 0-5 Employees – BioReactor Sciences  

Small Business Award: 6-24 Employees – Slow Pour Brewing Company  

Small Business Award: 25+ Employees – Level Seven Facilities Services  

Support System Award – Bexley & DeLoach  

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